IFS

  • 'If I were the FM, my first priority would be implementation of GST' July 10, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister, my first priority would be the implementation of GST. If GST will come in the picture then definitely it will boost the employment in our country, it will boost the industry as well as the manufacturing unit in our country and it will definitely...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • 'If I am FM: I will allocate more funds for education' July 7, 2014

    If I were FM, I would focus on more allocation of funds for the primary and secondary education. I would also make sure that it is effectively implemented across the country. ...
  • 'If I am FM: I will change the attitude of I-T officers' July 6, 2014

    If I were FM, I will take steps to change the attitude of assesses. The I-T officers should change their attitude and gain people's trust and confidence.A human touch will ensure better compliance. ...
  • 'If I were FM, I would reduce the tax burden on the salaried people' July 5, 2014

    "If I was Finance Minister Arun Jaitley then I would increase the limit of deductions provided under section 80 of the IT act of 1941 to 4 lakhs. This in turn would result into reduction in tax burden on the income earning people." ...
  • 'If I were the FM, I would invest more in education system' July 2, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister then I would try to invest more in the Indian education system specially in the rural areas. ...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • 'If I were FM, would focus more on North East and job opportunities' June 27, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister than I would want better focus for north east and employment opportunity for women." ...
  • 'If I were FM, would like to change the tax system' June 27, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister of India, the change I would bring about is in the tax system. A person in service has to pay already 33 per cent tax and apart from it he is already paying service tax, service charge VAT etc, so almost 15 per cent...
  • 'If I were FM', I would work on inequality distribution in the country June 26, 2014

    'If I were the FM' of this country, I would go for reforms based on socialistic model of economy. "I would try to close down the gap between very rich and the very poor people of the country," said Srinagar resident. ...
  • 'If I were FM, would spend money on female education' June 26, 2014

    "If I were the Finance Minister, I would spend a certain amount of money on female education. I would like to set up certain schools so that women can also get education and by that it will also be very helpful for the development of the country." ...
  • Watch: Kerala's capital city speak on upcoming annual Budget June 23, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', people in Kerala's capital city tell what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would present the maideb Budget of the Narendra Modi government. ...
  • 'If I were FM, I would invest in agriculture' June 22, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', people tell what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would present the maideb Budget of the Narendra Modi government. A resident of Srinagar said, "If I were the FM of India, Mr Arun Jaitley, I...
  • 'If I were FM, I would focus on FDI' June 22, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', people tell what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would table the Narendra Modi government maiden Budget. A resident of Kolkata said, "I would focus on Foreign Direct investment to grow faster." ...
  • 'If I were FM, I'd give incentive to those who invest in infrastructure' June 20, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', people reveal what they would do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. A resident of Ahmedabad said, "The country needs lot of money for infrastructure development. So I will give special incentive to the people who invest in infrastructure...
  • 'If I were FM, I would give priority to defence' June 19, 2014

    In a special series of CNN-IBN 'If I were FM', citizens tell what would they do if they were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who would present the maiden Budget of the Narendra Modi government. A Jaipur resident said, " I would have given maximum priority to defence and controlling...
  • In major reshuffle, 26 bureaucrats transferred in Chhattisgarh June 18, 2014

    In a major reshuffle in the civil administration, as many as 26 bureaucrats including 17 IAS, six IFS and three SAS (State Administrative Service) officers were shifted in the state. "The order in this regard was released late last night from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan), Naya Raipur," an official statement said here. As...
  • Madonna attends preview of Tupac B'way musical June 17, 2014

    New York: One of Tupac Shakur's old friends celebrated his birthday by seeing a new play inspired by his music. Madonna attended a preview of "Holler If Ya Hear Me" in New York City on Monday, which would have been the rapper's 43rd birthday. Shakur died in 1996 at age 25. The...
  • 'If I were FM, I would introduce women and child Budget' June 17, 2014

    As part of CNN-IBN special series 'If I am FM', people express what they would do if they were the Finance Minister. A resident of Thiruvananthapuram said that he would like to make a complete overhaul in the present system in the areas of women and child. "I would introduce...
  • Rajasthan's Gaurav Agrawal tops UPSC Civil Services Exam 2013, 1122 candidates clear it June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Gaurav Agrawal has secured the first rank in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2013. The results were declared on Thursday with Delhi-based Munish Sharma coming second and Rachit Raj third. This is the first time in four years that a male candidate has topped the...
  • Watch: Daniel Radcliffe gets friend-zoned in the upcoming rom-com 'What If' June 2, 2014

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be seen in a romantic comedy for the first time, in the quirky Michael Dowse film 'What If'. Radcliffe plays the medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, portrayed by Zoe Kazan, a quirky animator, and they...
  • UPSC Civil Services Examination notice on May 31 May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The notice for the 2014 Civil Services Examination will be issued by May end by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). "Aspirants for Civil Services Examination, 2014 may please note that the examination notice for Civil Services Examination will be issued on May 31, 2014," the UPSC said. The prestigious Civil...
  • Delhi HC refuses to stay functioning of Seventh Pay Commission May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the functioning of the Seventh Pay Commission while hearing a plea that challenged a notification on inclusion of a former IAS officer as a member of the panel. Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra also issued notice to the central government on...
  • Jaimini Bhagwati, India's former High Commissioner to UK to join Congress February 18, 2014

    India's former High Commissioner to United Kingdom Jaimini Bhagwati will soon join the Congress and seek nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Assam. Bhagwati, who retired last year, is planning to contest the Lok Sabha elections from his native Tezpur constituency in Assam, sources close to him said. The...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident exposes Indian hypocrisy January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India has finally managed to force the American government to send Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani Khobragade home. After a month long legal and diplomatic battle, Devyani is on her way back to India. For the first time, since Independence the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) was so outraged...
  • IOTY: Late Justice JS Verma honoured with lifetime achievement award December 20, 2013

    The lifetime achievement award has gone to late Justice JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India. Justice Verma, a distinguished judge, died earlier in 2013. As the chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he left his mark on, amongst other achievements, the laws governing rape with the recommendations for...
  • US actions against Devyani unwarranted, excessive: IFS Association December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Foreign Service Association on Wednesday backed Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade and voiced its strongest condemnation and outrage at the arrest and shameful treatment meted out by the US authorities to her. The association was firmly of the view that the conduct of the US authorities violated...
  • US hopes Indian diplomat's arrest won't affect bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    Washington: The US has hoped that the major diplomatic row over the arrest of the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with India. In a major diplomatic embarrassment to India, 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer, was taken into custody on Thursday as she...
  • Penguin offers Ravi Subramanian Rs 1.25 crore for two-book deal July 19, 2013

    Ravi subramanian's move from Rupa Publications to Penguin India may not be about the money but you cannot be blamed for thinking it is. The publishing giant has offered the author Rs 1.25 crore for a two-book deal making it the highest advance given by them to any Indian writer....
  • Sujata Singh to be the new Foreign Secretary June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Sujata Singh, a 1976 batch Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, will be the new Foreign Secretary. Sujata is currently India's ambassador to Germany. Ranjan Mathai, a 1974 batch IFS officer, is set to retire on July 31, 2014 as India's top foreign diplomat. ...