Daily Archive: July 27, 2017

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exmination, 2017

On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2017 held on   18/06/2017, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017.

The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form, DAF (CSM), for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017, which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.in. All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) online and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 to be held from Saturday, the 28th October, 2017. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from 17th August, 2017 to 31st August, 2017 till 6.00 P.M. Important instructions for filling up of the DAF (CSM) and for submitting the completely filled application form ONLINE, to the Commission, would also be available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE DAF.  The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2017 published in the Gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Department of Personnel and Training Notification dated 22.02.2017.

It may be noted that mere submission of application form DAF (CSM), either online or the printed copy thereof,  does not, ipso facto, confer upon the candidates any right for admission to the Main Examination. The e-Admit card along with the time table of the Main Examination will be uploaded on the Commission’s Website to the eligible candidates around 2 weeks before the commencement of the examination.   Changes, if any, in the postal address or email address or mobile number after submission of the DAF (CSM) may be communicated to the Commission at once. Candidates are also informed that marks, cut off marks and answer keys of screening test held through CS (P) Examination, 2017 will be uploaded on the Commission website i.e., www.upsc.gov.in only after the entire process of CS (M) Examination, 2017 is over i.e. after the declaration of final result of Civil Services Examination, 2017.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi.  Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission Website www.upsc.gov.in





Sanctioned posts of IAS / IPS officers

The current sanctioned strength of IAS and IPS as on 01.01.2017 is detailed below:


 Sl No.



Total Authorized Strength
1 Andhra Pradesh 211 144
2 AGMUT 337 295
3 Assam-Meghalaya 263 138
4 Bihar 342 231
5 Chhattisgarh 193 103
6 Gujarat 297 195
7 Haryana 205 137
8 Himachal Pradesh 147 94
9 Jammu & Kashmir 137 147
10 Jharkhand 215 149
11 Karnataka 314 215
12 Kerala 231 172
13 Madhya Pradesh 439 305
14 Maharashtra 361 302
15 Manipur 115 89
16 Nagaland 94 70
17 Odisha 237 188
18 Punjab 221 172
19 Rajasthan 313 215
20 Sikkim 48 32
21 Tamil Nadu 376 263
22 Telangana 208 139
23 Tripura 96 65
24 Uttarakhand 120 69
25 Uttar Pradesh 621 517
26 West Bengal 359 347
  TOTAL 6500 4843


As per rule 4(2) of IPS Cadre Rules, 1954, the Central Government, ordinarily at the interval of every five years, reviews the strength and composition of each such cadre in consultation with the State Government(s) concerned and revises the authorized strength of the IPS for each cadre. Accordingly, the Central Government in consultation with the State Government fixes the Senior Duty Posts for a given State/Cadre.  Since 2014, Cadre Review of 14 Cadres has already been notified by the Central Government.


This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Om Prakash Mathur  in the Rajya Sabha today.



Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu felicitates Indian Railways Women Cricketers of Indian Women Cricket Team

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu felicitated Indian Railways Women Cricketers of Indian Women’s National Cricket Team (Women in Blue) in Rail Bhavan today, i.e. on 27 July,2017. Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain was also present on this occasion. Chairman, Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital & Member Staff, Railway Board Shri Aditya Kumar Mittal other senior board members & Executive Director Sports & Secretary Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) Ms Rekha Yadav & all the ten Railway Women Cricketers of Indian Women Cricket team were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that this is a historic moment that, for the first time, Indian Women Cricket Team gave such a marvelous performance and stood second in the World Cricket Championship for Women. He said that this a great example of women empowerment in India which shows that on giving reasonable opportunities women can do wonders even at the international level. He said that it is a proud moment for every citizen of the country. He said that out of total 15 players of Indian Women Cricket Team, 10 Women Cricketers are from Indian Railways which gives a feeling of deep pleasure to Indian Railways too. He further said that Indian Railways is proud of them and will ensure the future growth of these excellent women players.

It is a moment of great pride for Indian Railways that of the squad of 15 players of Indian Women Cricket Team, 10 Women Cricketers were from Indian Railways. The team was captained by Railway Employee Ms. Mithali Raj. Other Railway Women Cricket players include Vice Captain Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur , Ekta Bisht, Poonam Raut, Veda Krishnamurthy, Poonam Yadav, Sushma Verma (wicketkeeper), Mona Mesharam, Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Nuzhat Parween. Ms. Harmanpreet Kaur was outstanding batsman during the championship and scored 171 runs in just 115 balls. Indian Railways Sports has been excelling in its mission of promoting Sports at National and international level and has become a precedent in sport’s arena for supporting Indian players apart from its primary Social obligation of rail transport on Pan-India level. Participation in the Indian Cricket Team is another feather in Railway’s cap after sending a squad of 34 sportspersons in Olympics and bagging an Olympic medal by Railway woman employee Ms. Sakshi Malik in wrestling.

At this felicitation ceremony, Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways has also announced promotion of Ms. Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur as Gazetted Officers in Indian Railways and out of turn promotions to all Railway Women Cricket players who participated in ICC World Cup. A cash award of Rs.1.3 Crore for these 10 girls has also been announced by Hon’ble Minister of Railways. The Minister also announced all possible assistance from the side of Railway administration to these women players for their future performances.

Man held for smuggling gold worth Rs 57 lakh at #Delhi airport

New Delhi, Jul 27 (PTI) A 37-year-old man has been arrested by the customs for allegedly trying to smuggle into the country gold valuing about Rs 57 lakh at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here.

The accused, a native of Rajasthan, was intercepted yesterday after his arrival from Riyadh via Bahrain.

“A detailed personal search of the passenger resulted in the recovery of eight gold bars weighing two kilogram. The said eight gold bars were found concealed in the electric wire roll,” the customs said in a press release today.

The value of the gold is assessed to be Rs 57 lakh, it said.

Teacher alleges harassment by principal in intermediate

Noida, Jul 27 (PTI) A female teacher of an intermediate college has lodged an FIR against the principal, levelling allegations of physical and mental torture, police said today.

“Ruchika Bansal, teacher at the college at sector 44 in Noida has lodged an FIR against the school principal and others alleging mental and physical torture,” ASP Abhinandan said.

She has also alleged that the accused is doing this in collusion with her husband Vikas Bansal.

Rs 200 Currency Note Will be Available Before August 15: Sources

Mumbai, July 27: The new Rs 200 currency note will be available in the market much before the reported launch date of August 15. According to sources the Reserve Bank of India is in the final stages of introducing the new currency note in the market and it may be available before August 15. The new Rs 200 currency note will have enhanced security features.

It was reported that the apex bank had stopped printing the Rs 2,000 currency notes and was instead printing Rs 200 currency note. Earlier, it was reported that the note would be introduced before the end of 2017.

The introduction of Rs 200 currency note will help address the demand for smaller currency notes in the country. There was shortage of smaller denomination currency notes in the country and shopkeepers in many smaller towns were still not accepting Rs 2,000 currency notes.

Congress, TMC Ask Why Govt Hiding Number of Demonetised Notes Deposited in Banks

New Delhi, Jul 27: Opposition Congress and Trinamool Congress today sought to know from the government why it was “hiding” the number of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes that have been deposited in banks post-demonetisation. Participating in a debate in the Lok Sabha on Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016, K V Thomas (Cong) said eight months have passed since demonetisation but the Reserve Bank is saying it is counting the number of notes which have been deposited between November 10-December 30.

Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Ray too raised the issue saying: “We have been wanting to find out… Till today the RBI Governor has not been able to say how much money was deposited post-demonetisation”. Thomas said the government, while making the announcement of demonetisation, had said that it will help in tackling black money, terrorism and fake currencies.

“Eight months have passed… How much money has come back? Why is the government hiding it? The Parliamentary Committee has called the RBI Governor many times and he says ‘we are still counting’… It shows economically where we stand,” said Thomas, a former minister.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on November 8, 2016, announced demonetisation of old 500 and 1000 rupee notes and had asked the holder of such notes to deposit in banks in the 50-day window till December 30. It is estimated that old currencies worth over Rs 15 lakh crore was removed from circulation through the demonetisation.

Lipstick Under My Burkha stays strong at Box Office

Lipstick Burkha stays strong Box Office bollywood news. ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is on the way of earning profitable amount soon. On Wednesday, it received Rs. 1.27 crore. There was a huge crowd on Tuesday as well. The film earned more than Monday and it got Rs. 1.36 crore. Its total earnings have gone up to Rs. 9.71 crore.

It has only been released on 400 screens across the country. In this regard, the earnings of the first six days have been good.

On Friday, the film had earned Rs 1.22 crores and on Saturday it received 2.17 crores. Sunday was spectacular and Rs 2.41 crore falls in the lane. Monday was amazing and the day’s earning was more than Friday, which was around Rs. 1.28 crores.

Ekta Kapoor also got involved in this film. They have so much experience getting rid of controversial films such as ‘Love Sex Cheating’, ‘The Dirty Picture’ and ‘Udta Punjab’ from the sensor, they also pulled it out. Thanks to them, they have also been released.