The government on Friday carried out a major administrative reshuffle, making 16 senior level appointments and placing Sunil Arora as information and broadcasting secretary, Shaktikanta Das as economic affairs secretary and Hansmukh Adhia as revenue secretary.
An expert committee will examine various issues related to age relaxation, eligibility, syllabus and pattern of civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers, the government said on Thursday.
Specially-abled Ira Singhal, who topped this year's IAS examination, could be the brand ambassador for the programmes of department of empowerment of persons with disabilities, a minister said on Friday.
A day after the Civil Services examination results were announced and the country got some new raring-to-go IPS (Indian Police Service) officers, a Right to Information (RTI) query has revealed that there is a huge shortfall of police officers across the country.
In order to ensure gender balance in workforce, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has encouraged women candidates to apply for the prestigious civil services examination to select IAS and IPS officers.