Your site has done a great service to the bureaucracy by regularly
updating us on the tit bits of the RTI Act. Thanks a lot and keep going.
Will Anil Kumar be Secretary Coal ?
Grapevine has it that Anil Kumar is being appointed Secretary Coal.
He is 1976 batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre.
Roy Choudhury to be CMD HPCL !
S Roy Choudhury is being tipped to be new CMD of the Hindustan Petroleum
Corporation Ltd (HPCL). PESB has reportedly put his name at number one
in the panel. Roy Choudhry is presently Director (Marketing) in the
Four dozen 1990 batch IAS to be empanelled
About four dozen 1990 batch IAS officers are expected to be empanelled
to the rank of Joint Secretary in the Government of India. Altogether
85 IAS officers of this batch are in the consideration zone.
IAS officers from 1976 batch to be picked &
In corridors of power it is now believed that seniority was immaterial
as far as appointment of IAS officers from 1976 batch was concerned.
As it is certain bureaucrats of the said batch have been appointed Secretaries
in Government of India (GOI).
Major decisions expected in the year 201
Since majority of Government officers are in a holiday mood, major decisions
are now expected to be taken in the week commencing on January 4, 2010.
Dinesh Kumar Goyal tipped to be Joint Secretary
As the grapevine has it, Dinesh Kumar Goyal on central deputation is
tipped to be a Joint Secretary in Rural Development (RD) Ministry .
He is Principal secretary (PS) PWD with the Rajasthan government. He
is an IAS officer of the 1981 batch who belongs to the Rajasthan cadre.
Eve power at helm of affairs in Indian politics
It is for the first time in independent India that women power is calling
shots. The scroll is topped by Ms. Sonia Gandhi virtually head
of the ruling party, Ms.Sushma Swaraj Leader of opposition, Ms.Meira
Kumar Speaker of the Lok Sabha. All women are operating at top
key position of the country.
.Jitendra Bhargava sets a record of sorts in
Jitendra Bhargava Executive Director (ED) Corporate Communications of
Air India (AI) who is going to retire on January 31, 2010 has set a
record of sorts. He has the rarest distinction of having served under
several CMDs/MDs. In the array of list are: Rajan Jetley, S.P.Gupte,
Y.C.deveshwar, Capt D.S.Mathur, Brajesh Kumar, M.P. Mascarenhas, J.N.Gogoi,
Sunil Arora, V.Thulasidas (full term), Raghu Menon, E.K. Bharat Bhushan
& Arvind Jadhav (present CMD).
Process begins for 26 per cent stake of Oman
oil in BORL
Process for 26 per cent stake of Oman Oil Company Ltd., of Sultanate
of Oman in Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd (BORL) has begun. U.N.Joshi Managing
Director (MD) had signed a pact in this regard a few weeks ago. Now
clearance from Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) is reportedly
being sought. So far Oman Oil Company Ltd has invested Rs. 75 crore
in the BORL, which is coming up in Agasaud near Bina (Madhya Pradesh).
Once FIPB clears the related proposal then Oman Oil Company Ltd will
invest another sum of over Rs.1200 crore in BORL.
Promotions in the CISF on the anvil
As the grapevine has it, there are going to be large-scale promotions
in CISF. Though, promotions have been delayed, it is estimated that
25 Deputy Commandants will become Commandants, 12 Commandants will be
elevated as Senior Commandants & Eight Senior Commandants will be
elevated as DIGs.
16 officers to be Chief Commissioners in CBEC
As the grapevine has it, 16 officers belonging to the 1977 batch of
the Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) are soon going to be
promoted as Chief Commissioners.
Ajay Singhal DIG not to join the Lok Sabha
The name of Ajay Singhal, DIG (Vigilance), Haryana Government was sent
by State Government for the post of Director (Security), Lok Sabha but
he did not give his consent to Central Government for the said post.
He is an IPS officer of the1982 batch who belongs to the Haryana cadre.
N. Anand to join MoEFs Bangalore Regional
As the grapevine has it, N. Anand is poised to join Bangalore located
regional office of the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF).
He is Assam-Meghalaya (A-M) cadre Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer
of 2000 batch.
ISS officer gets new posting on promotion
ISS officer Surendra K Das, Director, CWC, Ministry of Water Resources,
New Delhi, has been posted as DDG, CWC, Ministry of Water Resources,
Collector in Orissa takes Voluntary Retirement
Collector Borgarh in Orissa Suresh Prasad Padhi has taken Voluntary
Ms Lizamma Augustine is new Member (Judicial)
Ms Lizamma Augustine is being appointed new Member
(Judicial) of the Company Law Board.
Two vacancies in Lok Sabha secretariat
There are two vacancies in Lok Sabha Secretariats security wing.
One is of Joint Director (Security) and the other one is of Director
S.K. Singhal poised to join in the Centre
S.K. Singhal, Director, (NM) Naxal Management in Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA), who was empanelled in Central Government has requested for the
post of IG in any Para-Military forces. He is Bihar cadre IPS officer
of the1988 batch.
Arvind Deep promoted in IB
Arvind Deep, Deputy Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Ministry of Home
Affairs Government of India has been promoted as Joint Director (IB).
He is an IPS officer of the 1988 batch who belongs to the AGMU cadre.
3 months Extension for Vipin Kumar Security
Vipin Kumar, Security Advisor to Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has got
extension for three months from November 30,2009 to February 28, 2010.He
is an IPS officer of the1975 batch who belongs to the Haryana cadre.
R.P.Singh gets in situ promotion to Secretarys
Rajender Pal Singh who is on compulsory wait since June 26, 2009 has
also got in-situ promotion. He is an IAS officer of 1976 batch who belongs
to the Andhra Pradesh cadre. He was earlier Chairman cum Managing Director
(CMD) of the Punjab & Sindh Bank
Prasad to go to London
Joint Secretary (EW) in the Ministry of External Affairs is going to
London as Deputy High Commissioner.
Mukerji to move MEA Hqs
Deputy High Commissioner in London Ashoke Mukerji is moving to Ministry
of External Affairs Head Quarters in January.
1977 batch IAS to get ACS rank in Gujarat
1977 batch IAS officers are being promoted to the rank of ACS in Gujarat
early next year. On January 1 there will be four ACS rank vacancies
in the state.
Brij Kumar Aggrawal is PRC, Himachal in Delhi
Brij Kumar Aggrawal has now shifted from Shimla to Delhi as Principal
Resident Commissioner (PRC) to the Himachal Pradesh government. So far
he was Principal Secretary (PS) to Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, Chief Minister
of Himachal Pradesh. He is Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS officer of 1985
Arun Sharma is Special Secretary to Himachal
Arun Sharma who was recently inducted into the IAS cadre of Himachal
Pradesh has joined as Special Secretary to Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal,
Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh. Hitherto he was private secretary
(PS) to Prof. Dhumal.
Ajay Tyagi gets additional charge of IT in
Ajay Tyagi Principal Secretary (PS) Finance to Himachal Pradesh government
has got additional charge of PS Information Technology (IT). So far
this charge was with Brij Kumar Aggrawal who has now shifted from Shimla
to Delhi as Principal Resident Commissioner (PRC) to the Himachal Pradesh
government. Ajay Tyagi is an IAS officer of the 1984 batch who belongs
to the Himachal Pradesh cadre while Brij Kumar Aggrawal is an IAS officer
of the 1985 batch who belongs to the Himachal Pradesh cadre.
Bureaucratic reshuffle in Orissa on the anvil
Bureaucratic changes are expected to take place in Orissa this week.
Shukla replaces Pillai in Railway Board
Naveen Kumar Shukla SAG/IRTS has replaced Girish Pillai in the Railway
Board as ED (PP).Pillai has moved to Mumbai as DRM.
IAS changes in Uttar Pradesh
Seven IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh have been reshuffled.Kumar Arvind
Sigh Deo will now be Secretary in the Medical Education Department.
Durga Shankar Mishra has been made secretary in the Food Department.
Rajesh Kumar Singh has been given the additional charge of secretary,
Agriculture Marketing Department. Rajan Shukla will be secretary (Finance
Department). Sanjeev Kumar has been made new commissioner of Gram Vikash.
Anita Chaterji has been posted as secretary in Human Rights Commission,
IPS postings in Andhra Pradesh
Dr. Kantha Rao has been posted as Special Officer, Tourism in the Tourism
Department. V. C. Sajjanar has been posted as Medak SP.Jithender is
made DIG Warangal range in the existing vacancy.
New Ferozepur Divisional Commissioner
Raminder Singh has been appointed new Divisional Commissiner Ferozepur
and Faridkot in Punjab.
Chairman CBEC releases a Book on RTI
Chairman CBEC V. Shridhar released the second edition of the book on
RTI titled "RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE" at a
gliterring ceremony held at the India International Centre recently.
The function was attended by the renowned RTI activist and Ramon Magsaysay
award winner Arvind Kejriwal and the Director - RTI DoPT K. G. Verma.
Speaking on the occasion V. Shridhar congratulated the author, Dr. R.K.
Verma, Joint Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise at Indore and
highlighted the steps taken by the CBEC for transparency. He honoured
Kejriwal for the efforts made by him in the field of RTI. The book published
by Taxmann, is single point source of information for all the questions
related to RTI and includes commentary on the Act; gist of over 1200
case laws of CIC, High Court and Supreme Court; and statutory material.
Mrs Anuradha Verma co-author of the book has been contributing a weekly
article named DATE WITH RTI in the site titled
Bains get additional charge of MPTDC
Principal Secretary to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shiv Raj Singh,Iqbal
Singh Bains has been given additional charge of the MD Madhya Pradesh
Tourism Development Corporation. He is 1985 batch IAS officer.The post
has fallen vacant following the appointment of Ashwani Lohani as DRM
Former Mizoram DGP arrested
Former DGP of Mizoram M Tumsanga,was arrested by Anti-Corruption Bureau
Bihar Chief Secretary bereaved
Wife of Bihar Chief Secretary Anup Mukherjee ,Ms Sunanda Mukherjee has
passed away in Patna. She was 57
16 promoted as Chief Commissioners by CBEC
As the grapevine has it a total of 16 Commissioners have been elevated
as Chief Commissioners by Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC).
They are: A.P.Verma Hyderabad, Ms. Sandhya Baliga Mysore, M.S.Badhan
Calcutta Central Excise, Ms. Indrani Dutta Mazumdar Central Excise Calcutta,
R.S.Sidhu Chief Commissioner (CC)-II Bombay, Ms. Shobha Chari Bombay
Customs, Ram Prakash Bhopal, Ms.Lipika Mazumdar Ahmedabad, Vineet Kumar
Bombay Customs, M.K. Gupta Calcutta Customs,
Gautam Ray Chandigarh, Fantry Jaswal DG Systems, Donald Ingty Shillong,
Chandrahas Mathur, Ms.J.M.Shanti Sundaram & R.K.Jain. Consequentially
those who were transferred are: Narang DG Input-II to Delhi-I Central
Excise, H.Sharan Calcutta to DG Input-II to Delhi-I, Prakash Nigam Bombay
Customs & Ms. Shreela Ghosh CC Preventive Customs Delhi.
Manchanda is Ambassador Macedonia
Divyabh Manchanda presently Ambassador of India to Bulgaria, has been
concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Government
of the Republic of Macedonia with residence in Sofia (Bulgaria).
Prasar Bharti Board Member resigns
Prasar Bharti Board Member Mamta Shankar is believed to have resigned.
IFS officers promoted in Manipur
Seven IFS officer of Manipur Tripura have been given super-time
scale. They are Mssrs Kereilhouvi Angami, I N Kipgen, Dr. Khaizalian,,
L Baite, S K Premkumar Singh, K Jagadishwor Singh and DD Haokip.
Nathanael is new IG CRPF NE Zone
MP Nathanael has taken over as Inspector General of Police (IGP)North
East Zone of the CRPF. Earlier he was posted in CRPF Headquarters.
Srivastava is new Joint Secretary Justice
S C Srivastava is going to be new Joint Secretary Justice in the Government
of India. He is CSS officer.
Is Jharkhand heading for a hung house?
Will there be a hung house in Jharkhand assembly after ongoing assembly
polls? If one goes by poll prediction by bureaucrats of Jharkhand then
answer to this question is yes.
(We said this on November 26, 2009)
R Gopalan to be Secretary Banking
Post of Secretary Financial Servises in the Government of India
has been revived.1976 batch IAS officer of TamilNadu cadre is being
appointed Secretary Banking. Gopalan is presently Special Secretary
Peter Kukielski in ArcelorMittal Management
ArcelorMittal has appointed Peter Kukielski in the Group Management
Board of the company, effective from January 1, 2010.
Kohli is CMO Wipro
Rajan Kohli has been appointed as Chief Marketing Officer, IT business
of the Wipro Technologies.
Aaj Ki Aawaz
In the Ruchika case which involves an ex DGP justice like Ruchika has
And hopefully the Court literally letting off the ex DGP will be contested!!!
Imagine just a 6 months sentence despite molestation and harassment
Really via this judgment justice has been demolished!!!
And Ruchika committed suicide because of what she faced!!!!
Justice truly has been defaced!!!
Its another case of the high and mighty being let off!!!
At the Judgment Media and Public karr rahe hai scoff!!!
Congress is spoiling MNS and its Boss rotten!!!!
Too brazen Raj has gotten!!!
Now his MNS workers have targeted Pilgrims Sidhi Vinayak ke outside!!!
I dont think in Ganesh Jis Darbaar there is consideration
of outside and inside!!!
Whether you come from Maharashtra or outside!!!!
All are welcome Sidhi Vinayak ke inside!!!
The way Raj is going hell get slapped by someone not because of
the 1 Crore inaam!
For his bullying ways hell pay the daam (price)!!!
Post Climate Change meet US says it will hold India accountable!!!!
Whereas fact is as the agreement is not binding all are unaccountable!!!!
Seems US interprets the no Deal as a Deal but how does it
feel it can police!!!
Where is it written that we are the suspects and US is the Police?????
Consulting does not mean enforcement!!!
Seems by the White House the meaning for local consumption is being
But India needs to implement measures to at least tackle climate change
Now is the time to take the call!!!
Turning to solar energy, water harvesting and greening should be done
on a war footing!!!
Because climate change outfall will give us a severe booting!!!
We have to start treating water as if it is Blue Gold!!!!
Not like the water of old!!!
Rahul needs to take up a Cabinet berth!!!!
As an Administrator he needs to prove his worth!!!
This enjoying power without any responsibility is wrong and needs
to be corrected'!!!
By becoming a Mantri does not mean from Public he'll be disconnected!!!
Okay he wants to show hes in no hurry to get an Ministerial
Despite being made a Mantri he can still continue to be Publics
He did a right thing by not being present to accept the IBN award
Neta of the Year!!!!
Though his recorded thank you we did get to hear!!!
Ghadkari now has the unenviable job of getting 'BJP Leaders to obey'!!!!
Ghadkari is a foodie they say!!!
So he can organize breakfasts, lunches and dinners!!!!
And get through to the 'disobedient sinners'!!!
With Munde being made Sushma's Deputy the message is clear,
End to infighting in BJP is 'nowhere near'!!!!
Modi has got support from Laloo 'on voting being made mandatory'!!!!!
And if Laloo could he'd make voting for RJD obligatory!!!
Laloo demands change in a jiffy so as to suit him and his Party!!!!
In making and denying demands Laloo's really very arty!!!
Montek says inflation will fall by Jan 2010 .....one more fib from
Isn't it time that a put his job at stake!!
If inflation does not stop hurting by Jan 2010 he'll resign!!!
At present inflation ebbing ka there is no sign!!!
Fruits that were sold by the dozen are now priced by weight!!!!
And very soon the good ole banana will be sold by weight just you wait!!
Imagine potatoes that are bought at 2/ Kg from the Farmer are priced
at Rs. 13/Kg in retail!!!
That's why I say Sarkaar's aim to benefit Farmers ho gayi hai fail!!
Confucius says... what is needed is plug the leaks from farm to Mandi
Curb profits being made my middlemen and retailers and on hoarding Sarkaar
should ruthlessly stop!!
(The views expressed in this column are of
the contributors. We do not owe any responsibility, whatsoever, of the
views of our surfers as they are their personal opinion)
IS THE DEMAND OF SMALLER STATES JUSTIFIED ?
I belong to Railways. Division of states will not be beneficial
to the states and its people. But as far as class I officers are concerned
it would be very beneficial. The best example is Railway. The division
of Zones (16 out of 9) has created so many higher posts. All the senior
post of a zone have become multiplied by 16 instead of nine. The efficiency
has no difference. The staffs have suffered. No increase in staff strength,
rather decreased. If management is possible with less staff then why
not less officers. Outsourcing - new mantra - is very dangerous. Efficiency,
reliability etc have gone down like anything. It is very important to
see which should be outsourced and what not. If outsourced - how it
will be supervised. Cutting cost is important. But it is also important
to see the practicality. We are heading towards a dangerous situation.
Please remember outsourcing of Managers is also possible. Create sense
of responsibility. Due to lack of that we are outsourcing. But outsourcing
is creating further problem in the same direction.
PESB needs to be more transparent than vainglorious!!!
It is astonishing to see the PESB still clinging to its twentieth
century mindset of secrecy by delaying its recommendations to administrative
ministries, not by hours, but by days! This artificial delay by the
PESB Secretariat is irrational leading to avoidable suspicion in the
minds of public sector aspirants fearing/alleging last minute tinkering
with the Boards recommendations on orders of higher Authorities.
What is the harm in being transparent? Not to be misunderstood, while
I was Secretary PESB towards the end of last century under the successive
Chairmanship of N Vittal (who later rose to become CVC) and T K A Nair
presently Principle Secretary to PM, the practice of displaying
PESBs recommendations on its notice board within half an hour
of interviews was experimented. This was hugely successful. But, the
same was given up soon on requests of administrative ministries who
perceived it as a threat to their importance! However, the practice
of forwarding PESBs recommendations to ministries within an hour
of interviews continued. Against this background, the present practice
of PESB Secretariat delaying Boards recommendations
for days together for no valid reason sounds monopolistic. This is an
anachronism in the present age of transparency where information is
meant to be shared rather than sold to a select few! Let
the Board review the functioning of its Secretariat. This is with malice
A K SAXENA (A retired civil servant)
"Food security for MPs"
I compliment A K Saxena for his column.This was in syncronisation
with the Aaj ki Aawaz of 21st and 22nd December,09.It is indeed shameful
for MPs to enjoy such lavish 5-star lunches and dinners@Rs12.50 per
thaali. Impossible and unbelievable! They also get several freebies
in the form of telephones, transport, Air journeys, electricity, rent-free
government houses etc. Thanks for this bold exposure.
Exposing our opportunistic MPs
I thank A K Saxena and your bold website for exposing our opportunistic
MPs for enjoying 5-star meals in Parliament House for a meagre amount.
They are a liability for the country. If democracy allows this wasteful
expenditure, then dictatorship is better. I feel sad as an Indian.
Islam Khan, London, UK