Civil Servants as Joint Secretaries
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A Union government circular set new conditions for empanelling civil servants for appointment as joint secretaries in central ministries.
What Gov say?
Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) stipulated that the qualifying service period for empanelment of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers as joint secretaries at the Centre would be 16 years. Even earlier, an IAS officer would usually
Administrative Reforms in India
Administrative reforms are a continuous process and the Government follow the maxim “Minimum Government - Maximum Governance”. Government from time to time brings administrative reforms, to encourage greater efficiency, transparent and corruption-free governance, accountability and reduce scope for discretion.
Some of the major steps are as follows:
Launch of “Mission Karmayogi”- National Programme for Civil Service
Dubbed the biggest bureaucratic reform initiative, the Union Cabinet 2020 approved ‘Mission Karmayogi’, a new capacity-building scheme for civil servants aimed at upgrading the post-recruitment training mechanism of the officers and employees at all levels.
Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare Indian civil servants for the future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling,
Civil Services Reforms in India
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One of India's most renowned police officers recently argued that the government should implement the "Nitipath" program, which would be similar to Agnipath and the short service commission for military personnel.
The framework of the Scheme
After 10, 25, and 30 years of service, officers may be filtered out.
By doing this, the top-heavy structure would be fixed, and a culture of excellence and