Whispers really give valuable information and keeps us updated.
I would further suggest to widen its scope and also to cover other areas
of Government working like GoM updates etc.
Vijay Kumar to be Secretary Mining?
S. Vijay Kumar is likely to succeed Ms. Santha Sheela Nair as Secretary,
Mining on August 1. The 1976 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS officer,
Vijay Kumar, is presently Special Secretary, Mining. Ms Nair is retiring
on July 31.
Now, empanelment of 1991 batch IAS at JS level
as per new guidelines
Now, the empanelment of 1991 batch IAS at Joint Secretary level will
take place as per the new guidelines framed by the Government of India.
President Obama seeks details about Anderson
US President Barack Obama has sought details from the US Intelligence
agencies about the Union Carbide Gas Tragedy and the Anderson affair.
Did Manmohan Singh preside over GoM in 1992?
It is now known that GoM on Bhopal Gas Tragedy had been constituted
in 1992 which was presided over by the then Union Finance Minister Manmohan
Uma Shankar is PS to HRD Minister; Kapil Sibal
V. Uma Shankar is new private secretary (PS) to Indian Human Resource
Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal. He is an IAS officer of the
1993 batch & is from the Haryana cadre.
(We said this on May 16, 2010)
A.J. Kurian relieved from HRD Ministry
A.J. Kurian, who so far was private secretary (PS) to Union Human Resource
Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal has been relieved as his seven-year
central deputation tenure concluded on June 18, 2010. He is an Indian
Forest Service (IFS) officer of the 1987 batch who belongs to the AGMU
K.B. Singh IG, ITBP gets one-year extension
K.B. Singh IG, ITBP whose central deputation tenure is supposed to end
in near future was given one-year extension. He is an IPS officer of
the 1985 batch who belongs to Orissa cadre.
IPS officers of 1976 batch soon be elevated
Those IPS officers of 1976 batch who are empanelled in Government of
India (GOI) for DGs rank are soon going to be elevated as had been done
in case of those officers who are serving in Intelligence Bureau (IB).
They are: M.S. Bali ADG CISF in charge of Airports, Ms. Manjari
Jaruhar ADG CISF & P.C. Sabharwal ADG BP & RD.
Dr. Shahid Hussain appointed, CEO Haj Committee-Mumbai
Dr. Shahid Hussain appointed Additional DIT (II) Hyderabad on central
deputation to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has been appointed
as Chief executive Officer (CEO) of the Haj Committee-Mumbai, for a
period of three years. He is an Indian Revenue
Service (IRS) officer of the 1992 batch.
Ms.Sapna Khannas resignation accepted
Resignation by Ms.Sapna Khanna Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT)
has been accepted with retrospective effect from December 18, 2008.
She is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer of the 1996 batch.
Pradeep Yadav poised to be Director, Home
Pradeep Yadav, who so far was private secretary (PS) to M.K.Azhagiri
Union Minister for Chemicals; Fertilizers & Pharmaceuticals is poised
to be a Director in Central Governments Ministry of Home Affairs
(MHA). He is an IAS officer of the 1992 batch, who belongs to the Tamil
R. Selvam is PS to M.K.Azhagiri
R. Selvam is the new was private secretary (PS) to M.K.Azhagiri Union
Minister for Chemicals, Fertilizers & Pharmaceuticals. Hitherto
he was OSD in the Ministry. He is an IAS officer of the 2001 batch who
belongs to Himachal Pradesh cadre.
A.K. Goyal relieved from MoEF
A.K.Goyal, who was serving Government of India (GOI) as Joint Secretary
in the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF), has been relieved
following completion of his deputation on June 18, 2010. He is an Indian
Forest Service (IFS) officer of the Kerala cadre who belongs to the
Dr. B.P. Nilratna gets additional charge in
Dr. B.P. Nilratna Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment &
Forest (MoEF) has got additional charge of Biodiversity and Bio-safety
Methods in the Ministry. He is an IAS officer of the 1983 batch who
belongs to Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Hem Pande gets additional charge in MoEF
Hem Kumar Pande Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment &
Forest (MoEF) has got additional charge of Forest Survey of India (FSI)
& Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) in the said Ministry. He is an
IAS officer of the 1982 batch who belongs to West Bengal cadre.
Esha Srivastava moves to MEA Hqs
Second Secretary in Paris Ms Esha Srivastava has been moved to the MEA
Sam Pitrodas advice being followed
As the grapevine has it advice of Dr. Sam Pitroda Chairman of India's
National Knowledge Commission (NKC) is being followed in picking up
new Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam
Ltd (BSNL). It may be stated that existing CMD of BSL Kuldeep Goyal
is due to retire on July 25, 2010.
Jaipuriyar goes to Kolkata
Saurav Kumar Jaipuriyar on his repatriation from Delhi University is
back to the parent cadre. The IA&AS officer of the 1992 batch, Saurav
has been posted as Pr. Director of Commercial Audit & Ex-officio
Member Audit Board-II, Kolkata, against an existing vacancy.
Gupta is number two in panel of GAIL
The PESB has reportedly put the name of P.K. Gupta number two in the
panel prepared for the post of Director (Business Development) in the
GAIL. Though he is number two but---?
IA&AS officer to join Shipping Ministry
as Dy Secretary
Dinesh Raybhanji Patil, Senior Deputy Accountant General (Works) in
the office of Principal Accountant General (Civil Audit), Tamil Nadu
and Puducherry, Chennai is joining the Shipping Ministry as Deputy Secretary.
He is 1996 batch IA&AS officer.
Anand Kumar RC, Kerala appointed Jt. Secretary,
Anand Kumar, Resident Commissioner (RC) to the Kerala Government in
Delhi has been appointed as Joint Secretary Tourism in Government of
India (GOI). He is an IAS officer of the Kerala cadre who belongs to
the 1984 batch. He is expected to join in a week's time.
(We said this on Oct 25, 2009)
Appointments in banks delayed
Appointments of CMDs and EDs in public sector banks have been delayed
as Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Secretary Financial Service
R. Gopalan are abroad.
Shyam Lal Goyal to join as JS, Fertilisers
Shyam Lal Goyal who has been appointed as Joint Secretary Fertilisers
in the Government of India will be joining in a day or two. He is an
IAS officer of the 1985 batch who belongs to the Maharashtra cadre.
Presently, he is New Delhi based Principal Resident Commissioner of
the Maharashtra government.
(We said this on June 17, 2010)
Ms Mukherjee to return next month
Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee Permanent Representative of India, UNESCO, Paris,
is returning next month. The 1976 batch IFS officer Ms. Mukherjee has
been granted extension upto June 30.
Oberoi to succeed Ms Mukherjee
V.S. Oberoi will succeed Ms. Bhaswati Mukherjee, Permanent Representative,UNESCO,
Paris. He is a 1979 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
(We said this on Dec 6, 2009)
L. P. Kothari elevated to Chief Secretary scale
L.P. Kothari Chairman Rajasthan Housing Board has been promoted to the
Chief Secretary's (CS's) scale. L.P. Kothari is an IAS officer of the
1977 batch who belongs to Rajasthan cadre.
C.K. Mathew elevated as ACS Finance & Policy
Making in Rajasthan
C.K. Mathew who so far was Principal Secretary (PS) Finance & Policy
Making in Rajasthan has been elevated as Additional Secretary (ACS)
Finance & Policy Making by the state government. C.K. Mathew is
an IAS officer of the 1977 batch who belongs to Rajasthan cadre.
Goel is Director, REC
Puneet Kumar Goel has joined as Director in the REC. He is a 1991 batch
IAS officer who belongs to the UT cadre.
Deputation tenure of Ms Tripathi extended
Inter cadre deputation tenure of Ms Nidhi Mani Tripathi from Manipur-Tripura
to Uttarakhand has been extended for a period of four years. She is
a 2001 batch IAS officer.
Two new Vice Chancellors in Jharkhand
Malay Kumar Banerjee will be next vice-chancellor of Vinoba Bhave University
(VBU) while M. Basheer Ahmed Khan will be VC of Sido-Kanhu Murmu
IAS changes in Andhra Pradesh
On return from central deputation Minni Mathew has been posted as Special
Chief Secretary GAD. Shripad Bhale has been moved as Special Chief Secretary
Animal Husbandry. J Raymond Peter will now be Principal Secretary, Social
Tamil Nadus Government busy with Global
Tamil meet in Coimbatore
Top brass of the Tamil Nadu Government including Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi
are busy with the World Classical Tamil Conference slated
to be opened by Indian President Ms. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil in Coimbatore
on June 23, 2010. It will go on till June 27, 2010. In
this five lakh Tamilians drawn from all over the world are participating.
Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana gets a new posting
in Tamil Nadu
Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana on his return form training abroad has been
postede as Project Director, Tsunami Project Implementation Unit, Rural
Development and Panchayat Raj Department . From the date of assumption
of charge by Hitesh Kumar S. Makwana , Dheeraj Kumar will stand relieved
of the above charge which he was holding as additional charge. Hitesh
Kumar S. Makwana is an IAS officer of the 1995 batch who belongs to
Tamil Nadu cadre, while Dheeraj Kumar is an IAS officer of the 2005
batch from the Tamil Nadu cadre.
Anup Kumar Thakur is Addl Secretary Agriculture
Anup Kumar Thakur who on central deputation was appointed as Additional
Secretary Agriculture had joined Government of India (GOI) on June 21,
2010. He is an IAS officer of the 1979 batch who belongs to the Assam-
Meghalaya (A-M) cadre. He is Principal Secretary (PS) to Meghalaya Chief
Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma.
(We said this on June 7, 2010)
Meghalaya CM goes to UK
A high level delegation led by Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma
has gone to United Kingdom on a ten days tour. They will be wooing entrepreneurs
Alam is back to Nagaland
J. Alam is back to the parent Nagaland cadre after completion
of central deputation tenure. On return 1991 batch IAS officer Alam
has been appointed commissioner & secretary government of
Nagaland, department of law and justice.
Anurag gets extension in CBI
DIG in CBI Anurag has been granted extension in tenure till June
23,2012.He is 1994 batch IPS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre.
Justice Lokur is new CJ of Gauhati High Court
Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur, Judge of the Delhi High Court has been
appointed Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court.
Maran to be SpiceJet Chief
Kalanithi Maran is likely to head the SpiceJet chief. After taking over
he is going to revamp the board.
All hotels packed in Coimbatore
All hotels in Coimbatore are packed as the city is going to host four
day long World Classical Tamil Conference slated to be opened
by Indian President Ms. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil in Coimbatore on June
23, 2010. Even getting a conveyance is not a joke during this period.
Ace India director resigns
B S Goyal, Director, Ace India has resigned from the directorship
of the company with effect from 14 June 2010.
Jayant Mercantile Co appoints Additional Independent
Jayant Mercantile Company has appointed Vinod Kumar Menat as an
Additional Independent Director of the company.
L&T bags new orders worth Rs 1440 cr
Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has bagged new orders worth Rs
1440 crore In buildings & factories segment . It announced
that the company's Buildings & Factories Operating Company, a part
of its construction division, has secured orders aggregating to Rs 1440
crore for the construction of residential towers, township and factory
Northgate Technologies CMD puts in his papers,
will contiue as Board member
Venkat S Meenavalli, Chairman and Managing Director of Northgate Technologies
Ltd has tendered his resignation from the office of
Managing Director and but will continue as a member on the Board
New Company Secy of Corporation Bank
Corporation Bank has appointed N. Jayasankaran as Company Secretary who
has taken charge on June 17, 2010.
Aaj ki Aawaz
GOM asks Government to get Anderson back!!!
And Congress is now leading the attack!!!
After giving him a free passage vow!
Congress wants to get him back now!!
US has already said this is a closed case!!!
So by the looks of it its going to be a useless chase!!
US is not like us!!
On its citizens it does fuss!!
Had such an accident taken place in USA!!
If a foreign Company was involved through its nose it would have had
Here it is like a sale!!!
In fact here if UCC wanted the affected would have been sent to jail!
A CJI reduced the charge and in what is alleged to be a barter!!!
He was made President for life in UCC funded BMHRCs charter!!
Without a doubt our Netas and especially Congressis Netas sold out Bhopal!!
Itna girr gaya hai Bharat ke Neta or in politics goodness ka total kaal
They gobble up relief meant to alievate suffering!!!
For too long these Netas we Indians have been suffering!!
On Bhopal Sonia seems to have put her finger on her lips!!
Not wanting to answer ticklish questions outings she skips!!
Her think tank has tried every trick in book!!
To get Rajiv and Congress off the hook!!
In Bihar contrary to expectation Nitish is pushing for a divorce!!!
Wants to chart his own course!!
Or have JD (U) and BJP decided to part ways for the Bihar poll????
Nitish has argued via this mode in the Muslim votes will roll!!
And if Muslim votes roll out Laloo ki pucci hai haar!!
Post the election Nitish and BJP will join hands to form Sarkaar!!!
Only problem is if Nitish and BJP announce a divorce!!!
Then a show of strength Congress and Laloo will force!!
And Nitish would like to be in power up to the poll!!!
He seems to have something up his sleeve to stitch up the anti incumbency
Or has Nitish realized BJP is finito!!
And that is why alone he would like to go!!
In that case if JD (U) does not get the numbers to form Sarkaar on its
Then towards Congress JD (U) could change its tenor and tone?????
. in Indian politics everything is circumstantial!!
For every Indian Neta self interest and survival are most essential!
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Regarding CRs of 14 years
Now 14 years the civil servants choose to become inactive during the
consideration zone. Because it is said, "More work more problem,
Less work less problem, No work no problem" in Governance. Already,
new APAR forms causing many hardships particularly for officers of SC/ST
and OBCs. The perceived difference in carrier opportunities of central
services vis-a-vis IAS is all-time low. One wonders how these brainwaves
hit the decision makers for civil services!
DoPT directive about deputation terms
The recent instructions of the DoPT about the deputation terms have
adversely affected the future prospectus of the officers who have been
working on ad-hoc basis for more than 12 years. It may be mentioned,
in this connection, that while these rules came into effect in the first
instance, the provision of ad-hoc appointments were for short-term measures
and not for years together. Now, the ad-hoc appointments are made
for long term. There is a dire need to revisit these old rules
as it appears that the new instructions of DP&T are clubbing all
the instructions issued from time to time in one order without going
into the rationale of the old rules in the present context. It
is earnestly urge that if we strictly go by the recent instructions
of DP&T, the officials, who have put in more than 13 years and appointed
on the higher post on ad-hoc basis and have rendered more than 12 years,
are not allowed to apply for the higher post. In other words,
the officials on ad-hoc basis are allowed to work for years together
without taking care of future prospects of the officers despite the
fact that the officers fulfills the eligibility criteria and can serve
better in public interests. I hope that the DP&T will take
a sympathetic view and relax the current guidelines. The DP&T
may, as a one time measure, regularise all the officers working on ad-hoc
basis from the date of their initial appointments.
I dont regret my decision
I have read with interest views on wards of CS following footsteps.
My father was a CS and has seen the family suffer due to frequent transfers/postings
and low salary structure, making it difficult for an honest officer
to meet the family needs and requirements.
It was a conscious decision on his part to keep me out of CS. I am a
doctorate from IIT and have built a strong enterprise providing employment
to over 1000 persons. Professionally also, I have derived immense satisfaction
and don't regret my decision one bit.
CSS and Army
Apropos to Nandan K's comments of June 21, while I am fully cognizant
of, and sympathetic to the problems of CSS personnel, I must correct
his entirely erroneous assertions regarding the civilian equivalence
of army Lt. Cols.
Lt. Cols and their equivalent in the Navy an Air Force are, and were,
officers of Director level, who are in command of major establishments,
such as capital ships, ammunition depots, air squadrons, supply and
transport battalions, hospitals, and training establishments. Government
property worth thousands of crores is under their care, and typically
several hundred men report to them.
In recognition of their important role in the services, in the V CPC,
Lt. Cols were placed in S-25, viz. the pay scale of Rs 15,100 - 400
- 18,300. If they have now been placed in PB4, GP8000, they are in fact
being placed lower than persons even who used to be in S-24 in the 5th
So, who is facing injustice here? Certainly, the Army officers who used
to be in S-25, but now have been reduced in pay for reasons unknown,
are being subjected to gross injustice. At any rate, any Class I gazetted
and commissioned officer of the armed forces or civil services cannot
be compared to personnel of Group B services, so the entire argument
is moot. Armed forces officers are waiting with interest for the recommendations
of the committee of secretaries on the anomalies pointed out, including
that of the pay accorded to Lt. Cols and equivalent.
Ahluwalia- American soul
Montek Singh Ahluwalia has Indian body but American soul.
This is the reality
Loud noise which is being made by all everywhere after 26 years of Mr.
Anderson leaving the country after the Bhopal Gas tragedy is not dying
down. Why nobody was bothered about this for more than a quarter of
a century? What Indian system would have done to him had he not gone
away? Nothing, I think. Brutal murderers and rapists of children roam
free in this country as they are granted bail or are acquitted by the
courts for lack of evidence. Then there are number of tiers in the judiciary.
Even in cases where the sentences have been upheld by the Supreme Court,
the same have not been implemented. President should not be above
the judiciary. Surely, I am not referring to Afzal. There are many who
were given death sentence before him. In my view he should not be treated
differenly and out of turn because he is a Muslim. There are honest
and efficient officers. But as a whole every organ of the system is
criminally lax, indifferent, inefficient and corrupt. First, reform
the systems to make them simpler and faster, particularly the judiciary.
If judiciary becomes fast, half of the problems will be solved. Today
nobody is afraid of law.
The Supreme Court has cautioned the High Courts against using intemperate
language and passing castigating strictures on judges of the lower judiciary.
For, doing so would diminish the image of judiciary in the eyes of the
public. Image of the judiciary can be maintained only by providing
justice and not by burying justice which is being done now-a-days by
the novice judges of trial court, using their Discretionary Power on
the basis of suspicion/surmises/conjecture etc. and discarding the evidence
on record whimsically. Supreme Court is equally responsible for
the present situation. On appeal judges are not interested in
setting aside the judgements of novice trial judges. Regarding
second appeal despite provision in CPC, Supreme Court has issued instructions
by way of various judgements not to entertain the cases where concurrent
findings of facts are there. Whether the Supreme Court has time
to entertain the SLP or the poor public has money to spend on litigation?
It is well known that there is dearth of competent lawyers and judges.
Instruction of Supreme Court by way of various judgements not to entertain
the second appeal amounts to burial of justice. It seems that
the attitude of Supreme Court is to reduce the number of cases by burying
the justice. The Public should learn the lesson from compromise
between Ambani Brothers and should avoid approaching courts for justice,
which is not being imparted now-a-days until there is media pressure
etc. Supreme Court should immediately withdraw its standing instructions
not to entertain second appeal in case of concurrent findings of facts,
keeping in view the present scenario and decisions of novice lower court
Judges are playing with the sentiments of poor public.