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NIFM to be renamed after Arun Jaitley

The Indian government has recently announced that it has decided to rename the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad, as ‘Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management’ (AJNIFM). NIFM, Faridabad was established in 1993 under the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.  The Union Finance Minister serves as the President of NIFM. It trains ..

First full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) of Indian Navy opened in Kolkata

The first full-fledged Services Selection Board (SSB) of Indian Navy has been inaugurated by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at Diamond Harbour near Kolkata. The SSB (Kolkata) will boost the induction of officers, both men and women, into the Indian Navy. Its location will reduce the travel time and effort for candidates from northern and ..

Bharat Bhushan Vyas takes Oath of Office and Secrecy as Member of Union Public Service Commission

As per Article-316 of the Constitution, the Chairman and other members of UPSC shall be appointed by the President. In case the office of the Chairman becomes vacant his duties shall be performed by one of the other members of the Commission as the President may appoint for the purpose. A member of a UPSC ..

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints Arvind Saxena as new Chairman of UPSC

As per Article 316 of the Constitution, President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Arvind Saxena as new Chairman of Union Public Service Commission, UPSC. The term of his appointment will be till 7th of August, 2020 when he attains 65 years. In 2015, he joined UPSC as a member. Prior to joining UPSC as Member, ..

Pravin Srivastava appointed as Chief Statistician of India (CSI)

Pravin Srivastava, the 1983-batch Indian Statistical Service officer, has been appointed as new Chief Statistician of India (CSI). This appointment comes into effect from the date of his assuming charge of the post till the date of his superannuation (August 31, 2020) or until further orders, whichever is earlier. He has worked in the ministries ..

Lateral Entry into the Civil Services

Recently, the government has proposed lateral entry into the civil services. While there are several concerns, the idea is neither totally new nor an anathema that should be rejected. What is the present status of the proposed lateral entry program? The Union government released a notification seeking applications to fill in ten government posts at ..

Arvind Saxena appointed as acting Chairman of UPSCC

Arvind Saxena, a 1978-batch Indian Postal Service officer, has been appointed as the acting Chairman of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He will succeed Vinay Mittal, who completes his term on June 19. Saxena will perform the duties of the post of UPSC Chairman with effect from June 20 till further orders or till ..

M Sathiyavathy appointed as new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

M Sathiyavathy, an IAS officer of the 1982 batch of Union Territories cadre, has been appointed as the new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Currntly, she is secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and has been given additional charge of the post of secretary, Ministry of Labour and ..