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Indian Foreign Service

Dilip Cherian | Non-IAS cadre officers making inroads in PMO

Some observers note that increasingly the Modi Sarkar is keen to promote non-IAS services to positions that formerly only the IAS held

01 Dec 2022 12:05 AM

Dilip Cherian | Kerala first state to appoint point man for diaspora, is Punjab next?

The bureaucracy in India moves at a slow pace is a truth that needs no explanation

29 Sep 2021 2:57 AM

Birender Singh Yadav appointed as Indian Ambassador to Iraq

MEA on also announced the appointment of Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi as India's next High Commissioner to Samoa.

26 Oct 2019 3:52 PM

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Swarup, a 1986-batch IFS officer, who is currently serving as the High Commissioner in Canada, will replace senior diplomat Sanjiv Arora.

12 Jul 2019 2:09 PM

In a first, UPSC aspirants can call back forms

In order to avail this facility, the candidate has to provide details of application, it said.

02 Oct 2018 1:42 AM


Dilli Ka Babu: Lateral entry — MEA tried it first

Almost all of India’s ambassadors in major world capitals are from the Indian Foreign Service.

08 Jul 2018 12:54 AM

Top diplomat Pankaj Saran is new deputy NSA

He has held various positions in India and abroad, including the country’s high commissioner to Bangladesh.

30 May 2018 1:46 AM

New dark cloud hangs over India’s babudom

The training academy is controlled directly by the PM’s own DoPT — which explains his gameplan.

26 May 2018 4:43 AM

Save the integrity of the civil service

It is to such abuses that the 65 brave retirees of the All India Services and Central Civil Services should now devote their attention.

02 Jul 2017 1:27 AM

Dilli Ka Babu: Modi’s Mantra — Perform or perish

A service review on a government employee is conducted twice — first after 15 years and again after 25 years of completion of qualifying service.

04 Jun 2017 12:15 AM