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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.
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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 affair
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 Singh.
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 cadre.
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 as DGs
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 Khanna’s 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 Government’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). He is an IAS officer of the 1992 batch, who belongs to the Tamil Nadu cadre.
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 1981 batch.
Dr. B.P. Nilratna gets additional charge in MoEF
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 Headquarters.
Sam Pitroda’s 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, Tourism
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 soon
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 in Rajasthan
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 University (SKMU).
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 Welfare.
Tamil Nadu’s 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 in GOI

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 in UK.
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 Director
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 buildings.
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 of Directors.
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 it’s 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 to pay!!
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 BMHRC’s 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 (famine)!!
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 hole!!
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 own!!
Then towards Congress JD (U) could change its tenor and tone?????
Confucius says…. in Indian politics everything is circumstantial!!
For every Indian Neta self interest and survival are most essential!

Bharat Kumar

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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.
V.P. Sharma
I don’t 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.
Dr. Srikumar
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 CPC.
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.
S.S. Rana
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.
Bishan Sharma
About Judiciary

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.  Several
Judges are playing with the sentiments of poor public.

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