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Controversial CSAT paper now a qualifier

The controversial CSAT paper will now be a qualifying paper in the Civil Services Examinations, said a press release by min

Exclusive: How an officer`s petition raises question on UPSC`s fairness

Amid a series of admission and recruitment scams in many states in recent years, the union public service commission (UPSC), the central agency in charge of conducting the civil services and allied

Why he opted for IRS instead of IAS

Dr Sri Vatsa Sehra cracked the civil services examinations, considered one of the world’s toughest, and did the unthinkable by deciding against joining the much sought after Indian Admini

Uncivil servants

An IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre holding the post of assistant superintendent of police was caught cheating, using high-tech gadgets, while appearing in the IAS examination in October, as was wid

Higher services are for those who genuinely feel for people, writes TSR Subramanian

My greetings and good wishes to the aspirants for the UPSC civil services examination. Every year a large number of young women and men apply for the thousand-plus civil service slots, after seriou

The steel frame in peril

As a nervous, young IAS aspirant in 1977, I remember being thrilled to see my name in the newspapers when the list of successful candidates was published. Indeed, I was hoping to be allotted my hom

The ivory tower and the winds outside

The recent DoPT advertisement inviting applications for 10 posts of joint secretaries has generated a disproportionate amount of controversy. The government has justified the lateral induction of

Police reform: Fixed term for top posts a cure worse than the disease

In the discourse of governance in India, no term is as much abused as ‘police reform’. The question is: reform from whose perspective? Should it be focused only on elite Indian Police S

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