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Khan appointed Member of UPSC
IMG Khan, Secretary Posts has been appointed new Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).He was scheduled to retire in July.
( We said this on May 28 )
Gupta is new Joint Secretary Petroleum
L N Gupta has been appointed new Joint Secretary Petroleum .He is 1986 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre. Gupta is presently Resident Commissioner Orissa in Delhi.
New panel of Joint Secretary Petroleum
A new panel for the post of Joint Secretary Petroleum has reached to the Minister Mulri Deora.
Anita Agnihotri to join GoI
Ms Anita Agnihotri is joining the Government of India as Chief of Santacruz Exclusive Export Promotion Zone under the Ministry of Commerce. She is 1980 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.
( We said this on May 22)
Eapan has joined as Joint Secretary Banking

K V Eapan has joined as Joint Secretary Financial Services i.e. Banking, in the Government of India (GOI) on June 5, 2008.He is an IAS officer of the 1984 batch belonging to Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
( We said this on March 27 ).
Department with majority of Women Officers
The Department of Expenditure of Government of India has majority of Women Officers. It is not efficiency alone, but a prudent and conscious choice by our Harvard Educated Finance Minister Thiru Chidambaram.
Secretary Expenditure is Ms. Sushma Nath (1974 MP). Additional Secretary is Ms Rita Pillai (1975 UP); Additional Secretary (Budget) who also works closely with Secretary Expenditure is Ms Loretta Vas (1977 UP); two out of three Joint Secretaries are women, Ms Meena Agrawal (IRAS) and Ms Madhulika Prasad Sukul (IDAS); the third JS Ms V S Senthil (Kerala 1984) may soon move to Washington DC hopefully making way for another women officer !
And the Deputy Secretary and Director level officers: Dakshia Das (IRAS), Jyotsna Verma Ray (1992 Jharkhand) Anuradha Mitra (IDAS), Renu Jain, Bina Bahri, Babni Lal (IES), Reema Prakash, Dr Anuradha Balaram (IES), and Parma Sen (IA&AS).
Even the new Director in Finance Wing of Ministry of Finance is Rosy Sharma who replaced Dr Prafulla Kerketta.
The policy of entrusting safety of expenditure at home to our mothers / sisters / wives is replicated in Government of India also. That the Secretary Ms Sushma Nath, AS Ms Rita Pillai, AS Ms Loretta Vas, and JS Ms Meena Agrawal can speak Tamil is a mere coincidence.
Vijay Bhaskar joins GoI
T M Vijay Bhaskar has joined the Government of India as Joint Secretary Drinking Water Supply. He is 1983 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.
Pande is Joint Secretary Forests and Environment
Hem Kumar Pande has joined the Government of India as Joint Secretary Forests and Environment. He is 1982 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.
Rakesh Singh is back to Punjab cadre
Joint Secretary Banking Rakesh Singh is back to the parent Punjab cadre after completion of central deputation tenure. He is 1978 batch IAS officer.
Is there any significance ?
Indian Oil Corporation Chairman Sarthak Behuria sat next to Petroleum Secretary M S Srinivasan during the Press Conference on Wednesday addressed by Minister Murli Deora on price hike of petrol and diesel. Is he going to succeed Srinivasan who is retiring next month ?.
Appointment of new FS delayed in Mahrashtra
Appointment of new Finance Secretary in Maharashtra has been delayed. Initially, Rahul Asthna was to be posted but since his Central deputation as the Chairman of Bombay Port Trust(BPT) is a certainty, a hunt is on for a suitable & a willing incumbent.
Praveen Garg to head MP Tennis Association
Praveen Garg Managing Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Industries Development Corporation (SIDC) was unanimously elected as President of the "MP Tennis Association". Garg who is an MP cadre IAS officer belongs to the 1988 batch. Other office bearers who too were elected are: Anil Dhupar President (Marketing) of leading Hindi daily titled "Naidunia", B.S.Chhabra-Treasurer & Pramod Dixit Joint Secretary.
IRS officer retired compulsorily ?
One Commissioner of Income-Tax in a Southern State has reportedly been retired compulsorily .
Bakshi to return to Delhi ?
It is rumoured that Brij Bakshi is being called by from Imphal to the Prasar Bharti Headquarters.
Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise transferred
Government of India (GOI) has transferred Commissioners of Customs and Central Excise .Those transferred are A.K.Pandey , CX-Daman to CX-Chennai-IV V.V.Hariharan , CX-I(A) Indore to Jt. CDR, CESTAT, Chennai R.K.Routray , CX(A)-Aurangabad to DGICCE Delhi, R.D.Negi Customs-Shillong to Dte. of Legal Affairs, Delhi , C.M.Mehra CX-Haldia to P.A.C. ,Delhi V.K.Singh Kushwaha , CX (A) Jaipur to CX-I(A) Delhi A.P.Verma NACEN, Mumbai to CX-I Hyderabad V.K.Puri , CX-II(A) Raipur to Cus (A) Kolkata V.K.Goel , CX-Raipur to Service Tax Kolkata , J.Chaturvedi CX-Belgaum to CEI Mumbai, R.K.Pandey DGICCE Delhi to TAR Mumbai , Ajesh Kumar CCF Delhi to NACEN Mumbai, K.Sekar CX-Puducherry to Service Tax Bangalore , Pushp K.Jain Service Tax Chennai to CX-I Ahmedabad , B.Sayed Mohammed Audit Mumbai to Customs (Cochin), Deepak Kumar CX(A)- Lucknow to CX-I(A) Jaipur, Rajiv Kumar Customs(A) Delhi to Customs(P) Lucknow, B.S.Vasudev Service Tax Ahmedabad to CX-II Pune, Devender Singh Customs(P) Patna to CX-Belgaum , Ram Tirth DOPM Delhi to CX Rajkot-I, A.K.Prasad CX-Belapur Mumbai to NACEN Vadodara, M.Ponnusami TAR Chennai to Customs Vizag , P.V.Reddy Customs Airport Mumbai to CX-II Vizag , C.P.Rao CX-III(A) Hyderabad to CX-Salem , J.P.Gregory Jt. CDR CESTAT Chennai to CX Trivandrum , S.Dakshinamoorthy TAR, Chennai to CX-Guntur, Arun Sahu CX-II Hyderabad to CX- Aurangabad , Shivendra.S.Rana Audit Hyderabad to Customs-Tuticorin , D.P.Singh Customs Tuticorin to CX -Daman , Anil Kumar CX-II(A) Mumbai to CX-Raipur, S.Baliga CX-II Delhi to Customs(P) Shillong & M.S. Arora DRI Lucknow to DOPM-Delhi. C.Rajan Air Customs/ACC Chennai to Sea Customs Import Chennai , R.K.Barthwal Sea Customs Import Chennai to Service Tax Chennai, T.S.Somasundaram Settlement Commission Chennai to CX-I(A) Chennai ,V.T.K.Nayanar DG, Audit Chennai to CEI Chennai , Parminder Singh CX-IV Chennai to Airport Chennai , G.R.Verma CX-Adjudication Chennai to Settlement Commission Chennai, S.K.Gaule CX I (A) Chennai to CX-III Chennai, K.K.Goel CX(A)-Gurgaon to CESTAT Delhi, A.N.Sharma CESTAT Delhi to CX(A)-Gurgaon , M.K.Gupta P.A.C. CBEC to Customs Import Airport, Delhi , M.D.Singh Customs Import Airport Delhi to Commissioner(Legal), CBEC, C.Dubey CX-II (A) Delhi to ADG Audit , C.K.Kaloni Dte. of Legal Affairs Delhi to Customs (A) Delhi, Y.S.Sherawat NACEN Faridabad to DGEP Delhi, Vinay Chhabra Coordination CBEC to Chief Controller of Factories Delhi, Sashank S.Sharma CX-I(A) Delhi to ADG, Audit-Delhi, A.P.S.Suri CESTAT Delhi to CX-Adjudication Delhi , Ashok Arya DG Audit-Delhi to CX-II Delhi, Rajiv Tandon Legal CBEC to Coordination CBEC ,Dr. S.L.Meena CX-I Hyderabad to CX-II Hyderabad B.B.Agarwal,, Customs (Port) Kolkata to CX- I(A) Kolkata, K.C.Singh CX- I(A) Kolkata to NACEN Kolkata K.R.N.Chari Service Tax Kolkata to Customs Port Kolkata, D.C.Dwivedi Customs (A) Kolkata to Customs Airport Kolkata , Dr. Gautam Ray Customs Airport Kolkata to Jt. CDR CESTAT Kolkata , Vineet Ohri Jt. CDR CESTAT Kolkata to Audit Kolkata , T.K.Govil CESTAT Mumbai to Customs Airport Mumbai ,Ms. S.Panda Customs Import Mumbai to Audit Mumbai, Yuvraj Gupta DGICCE Mumbai to CX- (A) Mumbai Zone I, W .L .Hangshing Customs (Appeal)- Mumbai to CX- (A) Mumbai Zone I, S.S.Lenka Service Tax Bangalore to CEI Bangalore, S.B.Singh CX-I Ahmedabad to CX-IV(A) Ahmedabad , Raju CX-IV(A) Ahmedabad to Service Tax Ahmedabad , Donald Ingty Customs Cochin to Customs(P) Cochin , R.K.Singh CX-I(A) Jaipur to CX-II -Jaipur, Ms. Sobha L.Chari CX-II Pune to CX-III Pune ,V.S.Krishnan CX-Pune-III to CX- I(A) Pune , K.K.Srivastava CX-I Vadodara to CX-I (A)Vadodara , Mrs. Mala Srivastava CX-I (A)Vadodara to CX-I Vadodara , Shiv Shankar Sharma NACEN Vadodara to TAR Vadodara & Janki Arun Kumar CX Aurangabad to CX(A) Aurangabad .
One more list to issued by CBEC
The Central Board of Excise & Customs is going to release one more list of transfers relating to Commissioners.
CBEC's transfer order were sudden
As the grapevine has it, the Central Board of Excise & Customs had issued transfers relating to Commissioners in such hurry that most of the officers were caught unawares.
Sinha to be HC Judge in Jharkhand
Senior lawyer Ajeet Kumar Sinha is being tipped to be new Judge of the Jharkhand High Court.
No information to Vohra ?
N N Vohra has not received any communication from the Government about his appointment as Governor of J & K. It meansLt Gen (Retd) S K Sinha will continue as Governor of the State even after his term expired on Wednesday.
Why did Deepak Chaurasia proceed on leave ?
Why did Deepak Chaurasia proceed on leave from the Aaj Tak ?.This development has fuelled speculations about his leaving the TV News Channel.
Retirement age for teaching CHS doctors increased to 65 yrs (UPDATED)
The Indian Cabinet on June 5,2008 gave its approval for enhancement of the age of superannuation in respect of Teaching specialist of Central Health Service doctors from 62 years to 65 years. The enhanced age of retirement would be available to those Specialists who are engaged only in teaching activities and are not occupying administrative positions. Such CHS officers who are occupying administrative positions would have the option of seeking appointment to teaching positions in case they wish to continue upto 65 years.The enhancement of retirement age of teaching specialists from present 62 years to 65 years will not have any financial implication.

Mehra to be CMD of Maganese Ore Ltd !
Mehra figures number one in the panel prepared by the PESB for the post of CMD Maganese Ore Ltd..
Singh to succeed Bhargava
Present Executive Director of the NHPC K M Singh is all set to succeed D P Bhargava as CED. Bhargava is moving to Delhi as Director (Projects).
Ms.Suneeta Satapathy joins Starcom, Mumbai
Starcom Mumbai has appointed Ms. Suneeta Satapathy as General Manager.
CAG recommends closure of four PSUs
The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has recommended closure of four public sector undertakings (PSUs) of Tamil Nadu in view of their poor turnover and continuous losses.

Aaj Ki Aawaz
Karuna celebrated his birthday,
'Don't celebrate my birthday' didn't he say?
As a birthday gift he wanted the Setu Project to be completed,
Said as a birthday present with this news he wanted to be greeted!!!
Why didn't they present him with Setu Project model????
So that this model Karuna could coddle!!!
Down South Idli prices in eateries were reduced for his birthday!!!!
Public demand……celebrate his birthday every day ?????
If he's prepared the Public will be more than happy to wish him everyday!!!
Only requirement will be then for the reduction DMK Sarkaar will have to pay!!!!
They say Congress is talking to US for a time extension on the 123 Deal,
Reason…… indisposed the Indian Government karr rhai hai feel!!!
And by the looks of it this Government will be indisposed on the Deal for rest of its time!
Commies have got this Government on the Deal literally 'marking time'!!!!
BJP's offered a helping hand provided India 's right to test remains,
USA will take this as fiddling with the Deal's mains (circuit)!!!!
As Country after Country goes Nuclear,
Our Nuclear future is unclear!!!
RSP's step could be the end of the Commie Alliance,
Karat met Bardhan to discuss RSP's defiance!!
In the past four years its well known that CPI(M) and CPI have had all the fun or mazaa,
Whereas the understanding was Commie Alliance would work on common razaa (agreement)!!!
Just see the gadgets that Karat and Yechury use,
Of these two falling prey to capitalism karte hai rest of the Commies accuse!!!
Karat goes overseas for his holidays!!!!!
And in the best Hotels he stays!!!
CPI(M) and CPI have undergone a perestroika and follow a new Communism,
And this new Communism believes in out and out opportunism!!!!
But rest assured once BJP comes to power Karat will be forced to go frugal,
Because BJP will bajao 'Communists don't matter' bugle !!!!
Why doesn't the Government ration its fuel usage and pay market rate for over usage???
Maybe the wastage by Government by this step ho sakthi hai cage!!!
Anticipating a fuel hike all round price rise is taking place!!!!
A real inflation rate of 15 % karr raha hai Aam Aadmi face!!!
Fuel hike will make the real inflation will go up by 2-3% and Indians will hurt,
At the inflation spurt!!!
And please why is the Government working on the premise of $ 200 by year end???
My feeling is that very soon this oil price spurt will end!!!!
The oil bubble will pop,
And then prices will fall and at $ 83- 90 levels will stop!!!!
They say Sonia was confident of a Karnataka win!!!!
Seems on IBN's survey her hopes she did pin!!!
This should show you how far she's from ground zero!!!
And now Indians should know they've got a Lady Nero!!!
As Indians get burned by inflation Sonia de Nero strums her political harp!!!!
Indians karr rahe hai carp!!!
Manmohan is going to speak to the Nation to justify the hike!!!
And will pledge for the rest of his term he will ride pillion on a BMW mobike!!!
He's habituated to using Sonia's name so hope he starts by giving her the credit for the hike!!!!
Immediately after the speech he'll be ordered to take from PM Office a hike!!!
Sonia to gain brownie points will say she'll cycle wherever she has to go!!!!!
Later on it'll be announced that NSG to PM's and Sonia's proposals has said 'no'!
In the Media they'll show the bike and cycle both were to ride,
But then sadly by security demands they had to abide!!!
Rahul may decide to go about in a palanquin carried by volunteers of Youth Congress!!!!
In drivers uniforms the carriers will dress!!!!
So as you suffer get ready for drama baazi from Sonia de Nero and her gang!!!!
Come elections and Public will make Congress hang!!!
Confucius says…..height of inefficiency of a Government is not being to handle Public's woes!!!
And in handling Public's woes UPA has hit new lows!!!
Flash.... Sarkaar has opted for the more painful option....more painful for us,
Indians karr rahe hai is Sarkaar ko cuss!!!
Deora bajaoed his Murli post the hike and said hike was not steep,
This should give you into the mindset of MOPNG a peep!!!!
Commies have been taken aboard on this hike,
And Commies will do what they do best 'take to the roads with a mike'!!!!
Ultimately the price rise blame buck stops at Sonia's table,
Now pucca Sonia ho gayi hai Sonia de Nero label.
Bharat Kumar

Increase of Retirement age - 'NO'
If the whispers on this portal are to be believed, the file regarding increase in retirement age is pending with PM. May God give our PM the wisdom (for which he is known) to act according to his super ability - and not to get pressurized by his 'supporters' and self-centered bureaucrats. On the one hand Government is making all efforts to cut down wasteful expenditure in Government departments and cutting down posts at lower level and then such proposals attract peoples' popularity on the other. Is there somebody who has the answer as to where the younger generation will go? If the government servants at 60 feel that they still can work then why don't they seek employments somewhere else and vacate the posts for others. There are enough opportunities for capable officers to branch out to MNCs or elsewhere at any time. Then why these officers want to stick to government offices. Their apprehension is understandable - if they go to some MNCs they have to show their efficiency/productions to their employers unlike in government offices where they are accountable to none. Most of our officers misfit in other organizations for obvious reasons. Hon'ble CPC has categorically stated that the age of retirement may be maintained at the present level. In fact, the retirement age may be reduced to 58 so that young blood comes in the government sector to improve the 'tarnished image' of bureaucracy in India. PM should be bold enough to say 'NO' to increase in retirement age.
About retirement age
The 6th Pay Commission has made it clear with justification that increasing the date of retirement to 62 is not a healthy sign. If they wish to increase then the Government should instead of raising the retirement age, it should make it as till death, so that the Government need not to given pensionary benefit to any.
Dr S K Sharma
What is this retirement age ?
What is this Retirement Age. Earlier 58 itself was correct. A blunder was committed by making it 60 as it has reaped "0"percent result; only because employees beyond 50 years and that too in stenography line are not able to stay late or take dictation from very senior officers for which these posts of Sr.PPS/PPS was created. Ultimately the lower staff who have been rubbed for more that 20 years in the same grade is again exposed and exploited without any renumeration. These officers do not realise this and they pretend as if they are not aware of this. At present, the UDCs/Assistants/PAs/Steno'D" are already suffering because of stagnation. With the introduction of Non-Functional Scale; though the SOs and PS were benefitted; we the UDCs/Assistants; PAs and Steno'D" have been left high and dry and exposed only for doing the work and staying late in office. Therefore; in the interest of the employees; at least to prevent further exploitation; this retirement age should not be increased. By doing so; the government will be only paying more salary to these persons for another two years and apart from this they will also get increased pension and other benefits free of cost and that too at the expense of juniors. It would be better if the higher officials use their brains on this issue rather than simply talking in favour of this.
Why favour to raise retirement age ?
Why there is so much favour for increasing age of retirement. If these old employees are so much efficient and knowledgeable, they shall definitely get some other jobs why to put break on employment opportunity of young and efficient . These young persons shall be cheaper also since they shall be inducted at entry level whereas all these persons at age of 60 are drawing huge salary with minimum level of efficiency.

CBDT orders
This is with reference to Raghurane's comments on CBDT orders. Utopia may be the proper word to describe his optimism. Transparency and CBDT are antithetical to each other. Orders may be transparent in arbitrariness and favoritism which will be evident per se . Transfer policy has always been observed in violation only and in bureaucratic system no one dares to divert from the laid down path. Why the present (mis/dis)placement committee will be different, after all they have been waiting for long for this opportunity to come. Will they allow it to go waste just for the sake of sheer optimism shown by Raguranee and his likes. Why orders have not come till now, it is not very difficult to understand. The simple reason is affording adequate opportunity to everybody so that one does not complain later on. CBDT has already circulated officially the manner in which it is to be approached for seeking transfer that is not through meeting in the office. The message was loud and clear ,meeting in office with a mere representation in hand is waste of time for both. Approach in the leisure of home, club, golf course etc. etc... After transfer orders are issued, you will say Sir, "Sahi kah Raha tha"
Snehil Verma
About CSS
SK Kalememe's baseless comaprison with regard to comaprison of career prospects needing equitable proprtion with CSS is loughable.The nature of job assigned to CSSS vis- a- vis CSS is totally different in terms of element, quality& workload & in its essence. CSS has the basic work to carry out like examination of cases on varying matters almost every allocation of business in Government of India at the primary stage to middle rung level with great deal of application of mind, formulation of plan projects on plan to basis, complete knowledge of financial & budgetary matters, implementation of each guidelines, its monitoring and appraisal and all sorts of parliamentary matter work. On the other hand, CSSS has merely to discharge duties of stenography/dictation & taking care the personal matters of his/her boss in order to facilitate smooth discharge of his duties, which don't require great deal of application of mind except bit of promptness and sincerity. It is sad affair that DOPT & concerned Department has not appreciated the contributions rendered by the CSS till now. As the General needs proper nurturing of front level soldiers to safe guard the territory effectively so is CSS needs a proper career prospects more than any other cadre who are posted in the central secretariat. It seems that intention of DOPT that right mix of officers managed through central staffing scheme up to Joint secretary level has not rendered any visible difference in speedy delivery of service & quality output. However, this has caused demoralisation of CSS cadre. Since has the inherent flair of discharge the duties in consonance with proper manual procedure and as per existing parameters, the chances of any deviation and disregard of rules has rare possibility. Given the proper career prospects and time to time quality training CSS can be an icon of responsive administrative establishment in the central secretariat.
A CSS Well wisher
Do not publish such comments
He may please be informed that Reservations were introduced in the 90s and the officer he has referred to was recruited much earlier, in the so-called 'merit-alone' period. His praise for the police dogs is welcome. He may also understand the fact that India has developed more after 1990s (after introduction of reservations in India, than it did before (when the higher castes were ruling the roost). Privatisation was possible only because we had many first-generation bureaucrats, thanks to the reservations. Moreover, Merit in CSE is a myth. A person who secures very high rank to get even IAS/IPS fails in the Prelims next year. Does it mean that he has lost his merit. Similarly, many people get their services in second or third attempt. Does it mean that they were unfit earlier and suddenly have attained Merit? It all depends to a great extent on the facilities available, as well. Those in Delhi get access to many Private Coaching Centers and this is not the case in Patna. So, a person who gets say, 200th rank, studying from Patna is definitely superior in my view to the son of a Civil Servant in Delhi who attends coaching centers and spends thousands of rupees to get 150th rank. So, let us not get carried away by the myth of merit. It would be proper on the part of the website to avoid publishing such comments, where someone writes with no application of mind, just because he has access to internet and your site.
J K Yadav
I agree with Saxena
I fully agree with the views of Saxena with reference to the remarks made by Chauhan. I think that Chauhan has never focused his concentration towards the officers and staff members working in the Govt. Offices beyond office hours and most likely up to at least 8 PM, attending offices on closed days also. About 10-20% officers/staff in the Government work for about 10 Hrs/day.
Gujjar agitation
The agitation by Gujjar community of Rajasthan seeking ST status
has sharply highlighted duplicity of political class. For purposes of getting votes and coming to power they will promise anything and everything. Once in power political class will not hesitate to open firepower to kill and maim those demanding what was promised to them. Making promises without any intention of delivering on them is most cruel joke that can be played on the people of India especially at a time when job opportunities are rapidly shrinking except for secretary rank post retirement jobs. Asking for increase in retirement age when poor young people are getting killed not for getting jobs but simply for getting ST status to marginally improve their chances of finding govt. jobs. No one seems to be bothered about overhauling the education system which churns out highly qualified and skilled job seekers with almost nil entrepreneurial skills. How is it that majority of IITians and MBAs want highly paid jobs preferably with MNCs but very few want to set up their own enterprise which will create atleast few jobs.( Of course inspector raj is so powerful that demands of bribe will drive many young entrepreneurs away into seeking government jobs.
Surprisingly, how come there was hardly any post on Gujjars agitation which has claimed 42 lives or even more during last few days but many posts on pay raise , increase in retirement age etc.. Is it because of notice served on Abhinav Kumar that no one wants to take any risk by sharing his views. Who knows who will get annoyed when and hit out by invoking conduct rules . After all getting a government job was never easy even if one was an IAS or a clerk and or belonged to a privileged class or reserved category.
Sudhir Chopra

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