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Report of The Committee to Review In- service Training of The IAS officers

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Introduction

The Committee to Review in-service training of the IAS officers was set up in September 2001 and it submitted its Report in August 2003. The Committee consisted of seven members, all civil servants, all except one belonging to the IAS, some retired, others serving. The Committee’s chairman was B. N. Yugandhar, a former member of the IAS, and who was at one time the Director of the LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussorie. Incidentally, the committees set up since the nineties of the last century are all getting manned by civil servants with little representation from the outside public life of India . They mostly functioned like internal reflection groups.

Summary

The Committee’s terms of reference were to examine the efficiency of the existing in-service training programmes for members of the IAS and make recommendations taking into account the problems faced in the present manner of implementation and also the recommendations of previous committees set up for the purpose. The mandate given to the Yugandher Committee was thus severely limited: the Report claims purely local temporary interest.

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February 27th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

upsc civil service exam 2012 forms are out

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upsc civils or upsc pt forms are out. Last date to apply is 5 march 2012.

The only way to apply is online. So don’t think of visiting the upsc forms and upsc will not be accepting offline forms at its windows like earlier.

Be careful while filling the online upsc forms. It has so happened in the past that upsc has rejected online forms for minor issues like inadequate photo size etc.

So have someone who knows things online if you are not comfortable with online applications and internet life.

All the best to all upsc aspirants.

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February 6th, 2012 at 8:27 am

Surender Nath’s Committee Report

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Introduction

The twenty-first century is marked by new paradigms of market capitalism, liberalisation and globalisation demanding a new role for the country’s Civil Service created for traditional functions and steeped into Permit-Quota-Raj pattern system of governance. The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) constituted a Group, in December 2002, under the Chairmanship of Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Surinder Nath, former Chairman of the UPSC, to review and make recommendations with regard to the present systems of performance appraisal, promotions and lateral movement in respect of the All India Services and other Group A Services.

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February 5th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

Committee on Civil Service Reforms

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Introduction

The Fifth Central Pay Commission, 1997 had considerably raised the emolument structure in the Civil Service wanting it at the same time to become more productive, accountable and ethical. The latter objective was not achieved. On the contrary, the popular image of the nation’s Civil Service was becoming poorer. The Government of India wanted to improve the health of the Civil Service by its several interventions in the last decade or so. In 2001, it set up the K.P. Geethakrishnan Expenditure Reforms Commission, which made detailed recommendations to reduce public expenditure. In August 2000, the Civil Service Examination Review Committee was set up to suggest improvement in the examination system of the higher civil servants even though this scrutiny was initiated, independently of the executive by the Union Public Service Commission as part of its regular exercise. In 2003 the Surender Nath Committee was launched to suggest reforms in the system of performance appraisal, promotion, empanelment and placement of the higher civil servants in India . Around the some time, the B.N. Yugandhar Committee was set up to suggest appropriate in-service training to the members of the All-India services at different stages of their service careers. It is this background against which Committee of Civil Service Reforms appointed in February 2004 and mandated to submit its report within a period of six months. Matters like examination system for higher Civil Service, in-service training and performance appraised have been already examined by the above mentioned committees. The Civil Service Reforms Committee was more open ended and subsumed the earlier reports. The Committee consisted of 15 members including its chairman and the member secretary. It was a Committee exclusively of civil servants, either serving or retired. Its chairman was P.C. Hota, a retired member of the Indian Administrative Service.

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February 5th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Government of India, Secretariat Procedure Committee

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Introduction

A move towards federation was first initiated though not formally, under the Government of India Act, 1919. This for the first time in India’s administrative history conferred definite responsibility in certain subjects on the provinces, the subjects being education, public health, local self Government, roads and buildings, agriculture, animal husbandry, cooperative societies etc. Hitherto, the Central Government was really the Government of the Governments in India. The Government of India Act, 1919 visualised a vertical division of responsibility between the central Government and the provinces. To prepare itself effectively for the new pattern of relationship with the provinces, the Government of India appointed on 12 September 1919, the Government of India Secretariat Procedure Committee under the presidentship of H.L Lewellyn Smith. Its other members were W.M Hailey, R.L.B Gall and R.L Watson, A.C Mcwatters being its Secretary. The Committee submitted its report on 20 December 1919 in less than three months.

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February 2nd, 2012 at 7:48 am

The Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms

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Introduction

War is a great catalyst in the society; its tremors are not restricted to the battlefields only. Its impact is profound and far-reaching. The First Great War (1914-18) in the winning of which India, though still a British Colony, played a significant role that intensified India’s national movement for independence to which Great Britain responded by enunciating the goal of responsible Government. The Secretary of State for India made the following announcement in the House of Commons on 20 August 1917: “the policy of this Majesty’s Government with which the Government of India are in complete accord, is that of the increasing association of Indian in every branch of the administration with a view to the progressive realization of responsible Government in India as an integral part of the British Empire”. This was a historic announcement by the colonial power marking ‘the end of one epoch and the beginning of the new one’ to quote the Report on Indian Constitutional Reforms, 1918. This proclamation was echoed in the Government of India Act, 1919, which marked a move towards the establishment of responsible Government in India by stages. A beginning was made at the provincial level and here too in half of administration – that half which was dealing with, what Montague Chelmsford Report called, ‘nation-building activities’ (read, development). In other words, ‘responsible Government was to be introduced (with suitable checks) in the provinces in that sector of administration dealing with development subjects like education, cooperatives, agriculture, animal husbandry, local self Government, public health etc.’ Indians would be entering the provincial level of administration in the developmental sector, the other half dealing with ‘reserved’ subject like law and order remaining solely with the Governor. Indian leadership would best know the felt needs of the people and thus the programmes and the schemes of development are bound to be more meaningful and realistic. As the leadership traditionally lacks administrative experiences, they were being basically political agitators who were liable to make mistakes. But the effects of such mistake would be localized and moreover they would learn from their mistakes and would be ready for larger responsibilities.

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January 28th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

The Royal Commission on the Public Service in India

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Introduction

A comprehensive examination of India’s Civil Service system was undertaken in 1912 when the British Government in London appointed what was called the Royal Commission on the Public Services in India Competitive examination for public recruitment. This was introduced in India in 1854 giving birth to a new Civil Service in the country. The patronage-based Civil Service was replaced by merit-based recruitment. There was thus no fresh addition to Haileyburians (as they were called) and thus both the streams co-existed: – The Haileyburians and the ‘Competition Wallas’ until the last Haileyburian retired from the service. The Royal Commission on the Public Services in India was set up in 1912 to examine the methods of recruitment to the Indian Civil Service and other Civil Service, imperial and provincial and conditions of service, salary, leave and pension. The Royal Commission was also to look into the employment of Indians in the Civil Service. The Royal Commission comprised of 12 members including the Chairman John Poynder, Baron Islington. Nine members including its Chairman were British while the remaining three were Indian. The Indian members were Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Mahadev Chaubal and Abdur Rahim. The Report is in twenty volumes. Volume one contains main report, volume two to volume nine contain the evidence relating to the Indian and provincial Civil Service taken in India in each of the nine provides in which made up British India and great Britain volumes XII to XX contain the evidence taken in regard to other service and department. The evidence in volume II to XI record processes accepted for the remaining volumes.

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The Government’s of India Clerks’ Salaries Committee

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Introduction

Discontentment on the part of personnel in an organization is gravely injurious to its image and productivity. To this end conscious efforts are made to monitor and redress the employee grievances. The Government of India has shown its concern for this problem by the appointment of Pay Commission from time to time.

Summary

The Government of India appointed, in July 1908, a Committee, to investigate the complaints of the clerical personnel working in the secretariat to find out if the prevalent scales of pay were found insufficient to attract and retain man possessing the requisite qualifications and to suggest suitable measures for remedying the position. This Committee, known as the Government of India Clerks’ Salaries Committee, had as its members J.S. Meston, G.B.H. Fell, H. Hudson, H.N. Heseltine, Sarat Chandra Banerjee, Maula Bakhsh and C.W. Caston, the first named being its Chairman. The Committee submitted its report in December of the same year.

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Important articles in newspapers from November 2011: UPSC General studies

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Students are indexing a list of newspaper articles important for the upsc general studies examination and essay on a site. You can follow this link if interested.

Important Articles n news-items,from Nov 2011

*Kanti Bajpai’s article In Times of India dated 12/11/2011 on Economic aspects of tourism and problems faced by Indian tourismhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/opinion/edit-page/Where-are-all-the-visitors/articleshow/10695202.cms
other tourism related links-
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism_in_India
*types–http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourism#Recent_developments
Add to them spiritual tourism etc.
*http://www.ilfsindia.com/downloads/bus_concept/Tourism.pdf
*theme parks news
http://business-standard.com/india/news/ministry-plans-30-40-tourism-theme-parks-says-sahay/455041/

A very useful online thread for upsc knowledge and timepass

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There is a thread on a social networking site which is named the ‘bakwaas thread’ but it has a lot of info about the upsc exam apart from jokes and humour and timepass. You can check it if interested.

ratri ke is antim pahar mein aapka swagat hai …
sach hai bhai bilkul sach hai अंदाज तो UPSC ने चुरा लिए हैं ..ख्वाब तो जिंदगी ने छुपा लिए हैं तमन्नाएँ मुस्ताफिल हो गयी उनकी ..चेहरे जिन्होंने सजा लिए हैं

 

तुम्हें दारु लेने जाना ही पड़ेगा ..उनको तुम्हारे सपनो में आना ही पड़ेगा ..साली नमकीन पड़े पड़े सड़ गयी अलमारी में ..आज लगता है नामुराद को खाना ही पड़ेगा
wah wah irsad irsad !!! 🙂
btw Delhi me iti thand h, kaha jaoge…….aaj yado ko nasha bnake daru bhula do

 

नशे में रहना माना कि शराफत नहीं ..पर न रहूँ ऐसी मेरी आदत नहीं ..तेरी आँखों से पीना छोड़ दूं इस घडी ..गर कोई कह दे कि तू क़यामत नहीं ..कि तू क़यामत नहीं 
jo bhi bolo altaaf raja best hai ..
pehle to kabhi kabhi gam tha ab to har pal hi teri yaad satati hai ab to har pal hi teri yaad rulati hai

सही आदमी बन के भी हासिल क्या होगा ..मर चूका है वो अब कातिल क्या होगा ?

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January 27th, 2012 at 9:21 pm