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Vivek Sahai to be Chairman of Railway Board ?
As the grapevine has it, Vivek Sahai is one of the main contenders as far new Chairman Railway Board (CRB) was concerned. Present incumbent S.S.Khurana is due to retire in May 2010. Sahai’s chances are quite bright.
Rao to be Chairman of JNPT !
P Rama Mohan Rao is being tipped to be new Chairman of the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).He is 1985 batch IAS officer of TamilNadu cadre. Search Committee is believed to have cleared the name of Rao for the post.
Atulya Mishra to be Chairman of Chennai Port Trust
In all probability, Atulya Mishra will be new Chairman of the Chennai Port Trust.He is 1988 batch IAS officer of TamilNadu cadre. Search Committee is believed to have cleared the name of Mishra for the post.
Dr. KP Krishnan tipped to be Secretary, panel for financial stability
As the grapevine has it, Dr K P Krishnan - Joint Secretary, Capital Market (CM) CVO in the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), is poised to be Member Secretary of the panel for financial stability, which is soon to be set up. He is an IAS officer of the 1983 batch who belongs to the Karnataka cadre.
200 entries for PM’s award
As many as 200 entries have been received for this year’s Prime Minister’s award that will be presented on April 21, 2010.
CSB to meet today Meeting of the CSB is taking place in Delhi on Monday.
Nagesh Pydah to be CMD, Oriental Bank of Commerce
As the grapevine has it, Nagesh Pydah, ED, Punjab National Bank, is going to be new Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of the Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC).
R P Agrawal is Chairman of IIT Delhi
Former Secretary of Higher Education in the Government of India RP Agarwal has been suddenly made chairman, Board of Governors of IIT Delhi, replacing Dr. Ramamurthy. He is retired 1972 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
FCI to have a Chairman ?
Secretary level officer is likely to be appointed as Chairman of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) soon. MD has already been appointed.
Gokul Ram to join Karnataka Government
Former Secretary Surface Transport in the Government of India Gokul Ram is returning to the parent Karnataka cadre this week. He is 1974 batch IAS officer.He is now hale and hearty.
Empanelment file of 1990 batch IAS is with HM
Empanelment file of 1990 batch IAS officers to the rank of Joint Secretary in the Government of India is expected to be cleared by the Home Minister in a day or two.
NK Das to be new CS of Assam
Naba Kumar Das, IAS(AM:76), who is presently Special Secretary, Department Agriculture & Cooperation in the  (Ministry of Agriculture) will take over as new Chief Secretary of Assam on April 1, 2010.
B Anand to be Member Cargo in Inland Waterways Authority
As the grapevine has it, B Anand is tipped to be Member Cargo in Inland Waterways Authority. He is an IAS officer of the 1987 batch who belongs to the Tamil Nadu cadre.
Subba Rao to be Surveyar General of India
S.SubbaRao is being tipped to be new Surveyar General of India. Clearance of the name of Rao is still awaited.
Budhalakoti to be GM Northern Railway
S K Budhalakoti presently working Additional Member in the Railway Board is being appointed new General Manager of the Northern Railway. Orders are expected to be issued on Monday.
( We said this on January 19 )
Mittal to head RDSO
Former Secretary Railway Board K B L Mittal is moving to Lucknow as head of the RDSO. Former orders are being issued on Monday.
( We said this on November 19,2009 )
Latest take on IOC, CMD
As the grapevine has it, an IAS officer could be appointed as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). The post fell vacant after the exit of Sarthak Behuria on from IOC’s top slot on February 28, 2010.
Mukesh Bharati tipped to be CCIT Jaipur
As the grapevine has it, Mukesh Bharati, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Jodhpur, is tipped to be CCIT Jaipur.
Udipta Ray to be relieved from Goa for Pondicherry
Udipta Ray, Secretary, Goa who is under transfer from Goa to Pondicherry will be relieved by end of March 2010. He is an IAS officer of 1994 batch who belongs to the AGMU cadre.
Meena to join GoI
P D Meena has been relieved by the Madhya Pradesh Government to join the Government of India as Joint Secretary in the Department of Tribal Affairs. He is 1980 batch IAS officer.He is likely to join on Monday.
Deena Nath Kapoor to retire on March 31, 2010
Deena Nath Kapoor, PS to CBI Director, will be retiring on March 31, 2010 after completing his 28 years in CBI. He is very efficient, dedicated and hard-working officer. A God fearing Kapoor is attached with Iskon temple. Kapoor is a CBI cadre officer.
7 IPS officers to be elevated as IGs
As the grapevine has it, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in Government of India has recommended name of seven officers of DIG rank for promotion as IGs. They are: M.S. Mallhi, Sanjay Singh, Rama Swami, A.M. Bhatnagar, R.K. Panuat, K. Srinivasan
& S.S. Jodha
Ms. Tinku Biswal goes on One months leave
Director Agriculture with the Kerala Government Ms. Tinku Biswal has gone on one month long leave. She is an IAS officer of 1997 batch who belongs to the Kerala cadre.
Ms. Nuzhat Hassan’s tenure extended
Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the deputation period of Ms. Nuzhat Hassan from 19.2.2010 to 20.2.2012. Ms. Hassan has already completed her 5 years central deputation period as Director, National Book Trust (NBT) in the Ministry of HRD. She is an IPS officer of the1991 batch who belongs to the AGMU Cadre. She is the wife of Taj Hassan IPS, OSD to Salman Khursheed Indian Minister of State for Minorities Affairs.
Sehgal to get extension ?
Rajan Sehgal who is Director in the Ministry of Forests and Environment is expected to get extension in his deputation tenure. He is 1992 batch IFS officer of Kerala cadre.
RPF official Sharma promoted as IG
RK Sharma, DIG (ADDL/CSC/CR, Mumbai), has been promoted as IG cum CSC/Core, Allahabad. He is a RPF Police Cadre officer in Ministry of
Railway. Government of India.
BNS Negi’s central deputation on the anvil
The Government of India (GOI) in the offer list has retained the name of BNS Negi .He is an IPS officer of the 1988 batch who belongs to the Himachal Pradesh cadre.
AAI to get new Member Operations
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) of which Chairman cum Managing Director (CMD) is VP Agrawal is going to get new Member Operations.
IA & AS officer Jaya Bhagat transferred
Services of Ms. Jaya Bhagat (IA&AS-95), Director in the office of Director General of Audit, Central Expenditure, New Delhi, are placed at the disposal of the Government of India for appointment as Director in the Department of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi, on deputation basis for a period of five years.
Khan to go to Astana as Counsellor
Azar A H Khan, Director (Gulf) in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been moved to Astana as Counsellor.
Indian Revenue Service Association meeting postponed
Indian Revenue Service Association’s (IRS - All India Body) meeting of the Central Executive Committee and President & General Secretary of all state units of IRS Association earlier scheduled to be held on April 3, 2010 has been deferred. It will now be held on April 9, 2010 at 11.00 a.m. in the Conference Hall, 5th Floor, Mayur Bhawan, New Delhi, under the chairmanship of Sunil Chopra, President, IRS Association
IAS reshuffle in TamilNadu
There is IAS reshuffle in TamilNadu. SS Jawahar has been appointed Secretary of the the newly-created Department for the Welfare of Differently Abled Persons.The services of K Gopal, Additional Commissioner of Revenue Administration, are placed at the disposal of the TNMSC for appointment as its Managing Director in place of Sandeep Saxena. Jayashree Muralidharan will now be ED of the State Industries Promotion Corporation. V Palanikumar has been made Joint Commissioner of Revenue Administration. T.P. Rajesh will be new Collector of Tiruvallur. P. Ekambaram has been posted as Commissioner for Disciplinary Proceedings, Coimbatore.R. Anandkumar has been transferred as Joint Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Coimbatore.
Maj Gen Gupta is new Chairman of INTACH
Major General (retd) LK Gupta is new Chairman of the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH).He has replaced SK Misra.
Vijay Jolly to be BJP President,Delhi
Vijay Jolly, ex-MLA of Delhi is going to be new next President of Delhi State, BJP .Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Vidhan Sabha V K Malhotra has to say “yes” .
Three ASPs promoted in TamilNadu
Three ASPs have been promoted to the rank of SP in TamilNadu. S. Murugasamy will now be SP, Economic Offences Wing-II, Chennai. B.Subramaniam, will be SP, Video Piracy Cell, Chennai and K Mohan Duraisamy DC Crime and Traffic, Tirunelveli city.
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1990 batch IAS empanelment file with HM
Empanelment file of 1990 batch IAS officers to the rank of Joint Secretary in the Government of India is still lying with the Home Minister P Chidambaram.
Kaushik posted in NCR
Satyendra Kumar Kaushik, SAG/IRAS is back from  deputation.On his return he has been posted to North Central Railway in the cadre.
Transfers and postings in Railways
PS Nerwal of SAG/IRTS has been transferred from CPTM/ER to NFR and posted as CCM, NK Jain of SAG/IRPS has been on return from deputation transferred to NR in the cadre, MM Maity of SAG/IRSEE has been transferred from Metro Rly. to ER and posted in the cadre, Satyendra Kumar Kaushik of SAG/IRAS has been on return from deputation transferred to NCR in the cadre and Mrs. Chanderlekha Mukherjee of SAG/IRTS has been transferred from RB, as EDPM, to NR in the same capacity and posted in the cadre.

Penalty for denial of information
The Complainant sought ‘certified copy of the selection process and
educational qualification of candidates of spoken English who were
selected on contract basis’ and related information. The PIO claimed
that he does not understand the term ‘spoken English’. The Commission
noted that the Primary Teacher, who represented the PIO during the
hearing, understands the term spoken English and is able to understand
what information the Complainant is seeking. The PIO submitted that in
the RTI application, the term ‘Spoken English’ has been mentioned
instead of ‘spoken English teacher’, hence he had requested the
Appellant to re-send the RTI application and to use the appropriate
terms. Under the provisions of Section 20 (1), the Commission imposed
a penalty on the PIO (Principal) of Rs. 25000/ to be recovered at the
rate of Rs. 5000/ per month from his salary.

The PIO should avoid denial of information on flimsy technical grounds
which can later lead to imposition of penalty.  If higher authorities
are persuading the PIO not to reply to RTI queries, the responsibility
for any action or inaction lies with the PIO.

[Mr. Santosh Kumar Pandey v. Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Buxar in
Decision No. CIC/SG/C/2009/001551/6862]

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Air India to have COO soon
Air India is likely to appoint COO in a couple of weeks. VP of flight operations in Jet Airways Gustav Baldauf, senior director of marketing in Air Canada George Reeleder and chief officer (commercial) Malta Airways Brock Friesen have been interviewed for the post..
Decks cleared for CMDs appointments in public sector banks
Decks cleared for appointment of new Chairman & Managing Directors (CMDs)in public sector banks have cleared as the Supreme Court has dismissed the PIL. Vigilance clearance of those senior Executive Director (ED) level bankers whose selection for elevation as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) in different public sector banks was done has already been sought.
Oriental Bank to appoint Business Correspondents
Oriental Bank of Commerce is going to appoint about 3,000 business correspondents in the country.

Aaj Ki Aawaz
The Punjab AG has shot down the ‘vendetta cases being withdrawn’ idea after all!!
'Interfering in Judiciary’s domain is not such a good idea’ is his call!!
Junior Badal is prone to such ideas but this one bordered on madness!!
Now in Junior’s Camp after AG’s advice there is sadness!!
Junior is worried about the scenario post the next State Election!!
Because he knows in the next election Akali – BJP face rejection!!
He has nightmares of Amrinder in a Punjab Cop’s uniform chasing him!
And he gets up with a jolt and runs into his personal gym!!
There he thinks of ideas and runs on the treadmill!!!
And usually ends up taking a pain killer pill!!
Though there are rumors that he and Amrinder have ‘settled matters’!!!
They only do noora kushti saying they will rip each other to tatters!!
Balsahib is one ‘thaali ka baingan’…. keeps changing his stance!!
He should appoint ‘a reminder’ so that on his past statements he can glance!
Before making a new one 'the reminder' should remind him of the one’s he’s made!
Because the same Bachchan he praised yesterday a month back he had flayed!!
Speaking of Bachchan his wifey Jaya held a ‘Meet the Press’!!
And I’m sure all understood her statement ‘falling in love does gives stress’!!
As per her logic to avoid stress girls should not marry!!!
Questions on why she felt so she did parry!!
She also did not answer questions on why Bachchans and Gandhis fell apart!
And indicated the friendship cannot restart!!!

She said she was the real bread winner in the family and she made the bread!!
She meant the bread which her family she fed!!
The general opinion was ‘please tell her to stay at home and supply bread’!!
Because her getting a re-nomination for RS we all dread!!
Modi’s appeared in front of the SIT and he answered SIT’s sixty plus questionnaire!
And by the looks of it pretty good he did fare!!
In Delhi Sajjan appeared before the Court and questioned its jurisdiction!!
Case will meander for years is my prediction!!
And Mohna says in a Democracy Justice is a must!!!
Mohna Ji you know how Congress has made people loose in Justice their trust?
Very soon in India all education seats and jobs will be reserved!!
That is because towards serving political ambitions reservation has swerved!
Merit will not be a criteria any more!!!
Education seats and jobs will be given on reservation’s jorr!!

Those who cannot wrangle reservation seats or jobs will go overseas!!
Merit as a yardstick will cease!
Even those who have benefited from reservation and have merit will emigrate!!
And talent will literally ‘walk out of the gate’!!
Confucius says…… a Society that does not value and award merit ultimately becomes a laggard!!
One has to give merit its importance and due regard!!
Flash…. Bachchan Jr., posters were removed from the Earth Hour Event !!
After this total ballistic Papa Bachchan went!!
He says this was done at the behest of Congress and BJP’s gone a step ahead!
‘This is the start of another Emergency’ Jawdekar said!
Jawdekar did not say anything on Shiv Sena’s emergency in Mumbai City!
For non Maharashtrians Sena has no pity!!
BJP’s duality sure does sicken!!
And seems after Ghadkari's taken over BJP's got filmy and totally start stricken!!

Bharat Kumar

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Commonwealth games 2010!
We are still colonial in our outlook is all that's proven once again when we hear about the blame game in the face of the Commonwealth games! Present is witness to it and future shall prove to be the same if the Engineering fraternity as a whole does not respond to this identity crisis in our country. If we cannot be awarded for all the good work shouldered, we are not to be punished for the failures.

Kudos for raising the voice of Engg. Professionals

Kudos for raising the voice of the Engineering Professionals of the country. What we miss to see is the ATR on mismanagement of many Govt. establishments/ Institutions which are in the red or closed now AND which were at one time headed by the Blue Eyed Boys of the Elite Services. I can remember the fate of Super Bazar & DTC of Delhi. The readers will be able to identify many more such cases across the country. Our country is perhaps yet to acknowledge the contribution of the Engineers, which affect the daily life of a common man at every step. Wish the voice is heard in the right quarters!

Commonwealth games2010...bureaucracy plays it again!
It is a fact that on and off Engineers have been coroneted with the crowns for failures as the success is destined for the bureaucrats as the fundamental law of justice!
It does not surprise any of us any further that the credit and acclamation for any infrastructure breakthroughs like the ones in Bihar also goes to the bureaucrats
though the engineers are striving day and night for the same. We have just remained responsible for targets or failures ...the success can never be owned by us!

Why Government considers them superior ?
Why does the Government consider the IAAS, IPoS, IRTS, IRS (Customs) and IRS(Income tax) unworthy of getting what the IPS and the Indian Forest Service (not recruited through the Civil Service Exam but recruited through an exam which is limited to only science graduates and hence limited competition)are getting? Many an officer in the IRS did not opt for the IPS. Anyway, why should there be blatant discrimination with the "Central" Services when they are recruited through the same exam especially since 1979 since when the exam and the number of papers is the same and more so since 1994 when half the officers in the IAS have ranks lower than half the officers in the IPS and the IRS? What is sacrosanct about the "All India" Services (except that the IAS tries to create an artificial boundary between itself and the rest- which it cannot create any more so it has created an AIS instead of IAS!). The "Central" Services should get what the IAS is getting. Period. Moreover since this Brahmanism can not end otherwise, there should be a quota in Central Staffing (which are open posts for all, but are almost exclusively manned by the IAS in practice in violation of all Rules) for the IPS and Central Services for posts of Joint Secretary and above. Without that, justice will never be done to the Other Backward Services(OBS- non IAS services).
Vijay Kumar

Appoint CAs to increase revenue
Chartered Accountants (CA) should have a job opportunity in revenue services in government department. Many experienced CAs aged between 30 to 35 years have great practical experience as well as professional knowledge which can serve better for the government to increase revenue. CA having 6 to 10 years of expertise in private sector or in practice have more knowledge than a IRS appointed in Revenue department.
Sanjeev Sharma
Chartered Accountant

Arjun Malik has a great sense of humour or shall we say sarcasm when he praises Bhide.
Satish Kumar

Bhide’s contribution is unparallel
Bhide's contribution to lowering the morale of IRS, denying the revenue officers proper scale in pay commission implementation is unparallel. The way he used to talk to officers in the meetings only showed his arrogance.

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