Thanks for new look of website Looking Like Corporates
Sanjay K Verma
Aaj Ki Aawaz
New Year Resolutions....what the resolutions should be and some
Sonia: Congress is loosing its traditional vote bank so Project Woo
has to be started. Rahul's Dalit home stays and tribal wooing has all
come a cropper...... maybe I should get Priynaka into politics because
Congress is going nowhere in Bihar and UP and now AP is out of Congress's
grip. And I have to get Rahul married..... hunger strikes seem to work....
should I go on a hunger strike?
Rahul: I'm disillusioned with Indians after the Bihar results! Maybe
I should take a sabbatical and go to London.... by the looks of it I'll
have to wait till the end on this decade to become PM..... so why not
enjoy myself till 2016... I'll return in 2016 and then re-start my political
Mohna: This is my final term.... Congress will loose the next General
election.... and in 2019 even if I'm living Rahul will be Congress's
choice for PM!! So why not I save some face and say no to Madam on issues
of corruption... why should I pay the price for Raja, Pawar, Praful,
Kamlnath, Kalmadi's corruption? She cannot stop my post retirement perks....
Pranab Da...... I'll prove how honest I am and I'll get the Finance
Ministry to dig up info on all Congressmen and I'll send them notices!
From firefighter I'll be fire creator..... feared!!
PC: My USP is my 'out of the box' actions! I'm sitting on a 'treasure'
of phone taps..... why don't I finish off a few political careers in
the line before me by releasing the tap tapes????
Antony: Despite my being honest I know that huge commissions are
made and many in the Ministry are on the take and a pretty packet the
Party does make!!! Why not make all the Tenders Public..... after all
specs are known Worldwide and there is nothing to hide...... and I do
not think it's of importance to our enemies as to what we paid for a
purchase!! E compilation and finalization of BEC, E Tendering, E processing
and E Ordering in Defence Purchases... film the tests and put the test
results in Public Domain ...Defence Industry is a 'open house' so our
enemies are aware of our purchases....... but what will Madam say???
Moily: The Judiciary stinks..... reform is badly needed! I'll get
Lawyers who are pro reform on my side and start a campaign! For starters
I'll demand a probe into allegations against the ex Chief Justice!!!
I know Madam ji would not like to anger the Judiciary and Manmohan Ji
is under her control... but then I think what is in it for me??? After
all I have a Law Firm and someday I'll have to practice Law again....
should I take pangaa withe the crocs in the pond????
Pawar: I think I've been cursed by Indians wilting under the pressure
of inflation! I'll divert some of my money into stabilizing food prices!
And I'll ensure that it is not a secret that I'm bringing the prices
down ......though the money will not be traced to me .... maybe my PM
dream will come true????
Kamalnath: In my 15% I'll ensure that I divert 10% to tribal welfare!
I'll inform the Party about my charity and excuse myself from parting
with 5% for the Party fund! Or why not I give 5% for tribal welfare
and keep 10% for myself???? But then why worry.... I'll follow my pal
Rajiv's calculation that only 6% reaches ground zero!!! So I will have
to part with only 6% of 10% or 5% , whichever way I apportion!!
Praful: Air India is kuch saal ka mehmaan! I think AI should be
put up for sale! My only worry is Niira may land up with buying AI!!!
I hate her.... she's let everyone know that Goyal and Mallya control
me! On second thoughts why don't I bring Niira 'in' ..... Goyal, Mallya
and Niira and with me as Aviation Minster we'll rule the skies!!!
Ghadkari: My image is of a Humpty Dumpty....... I think if I reduce
weight people will start taking me seriously! I'll join a weight loss
programme! Advani is already flexing his tongue to get back into the
centre-stage!! And I'm going to release a 'White Paper' on the expenses
for my son's marriage!
Advani: I think I'll embark on a Bharat Darshan.... and I'll take
Uma, Sadhvi Ritambra and a Bhajan troupe with me! I will woo the Hindu
vote!!! I will not keep Ghadkari in the loop! If Yatra is a success
he will not be able to take credit and if it is a flop I'll just retire!!!
Last shot at my PM dream!!
Prabhu Chawla, Barkah and Vir Singhvi: We'll start our own Media
Company! But then our credibility is in the pits.... we are facing 'twitter
thrashing'! Vir: I'll concentrate on 'good living' ....in the end this
is what I would have used the money I made with my fixed journalism
for..... living it up. Barkah: Pronoy cannot kick me out......he and
I know why???? So why not live it up till it lasts....... if I'm forced
to leave NDTV I'll shift to Filmy Journalism... my past will be a plus
in this kind of journalism. Prabhu: I'll join any Media House that takes
me. As I've lost face I'll shift into Print Media....Seedhi Baat will
not appear in print!!
Aam Aadmi: Election after election we vote the same goons to power!
We know that many Media Houses are controlled by Netas but still these
Media Houses have high TRPs and readership figures! Sabh kuch seekha
humm ne na seekhi hoshiyaari sach hai Duniya waalon ke humm hai anaadi!!
Wish you all a very healthy and happy 2011
Ahmad is new Secretary Border Management
Anwar Ehsan Ahmad is new Secretary Border Management in the Ministry
of Home Affairs.He is 1976 batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre.
R C Mishra is also DDA Vice Chairman
Additional Secretary Urban Development R C Mishra has been given additional
charge of the Vice Chairman of the DDA.He is 1978 batch IAS officer
of Manipur-Tripura cadre.
Sudhir Chandra is new CBDT Chairman
Sudhir Chandra has taken over as new CBDT Chairman on Friday.He is 1973
batch IRS officer. He has succeeded S S N Moorthy who retired yesterday.
Retirement age of High Court Judges to be
The all-party parliamentary panel looking into the matter ofo increasing
the retirement age of Judges is learnt to have concluded that since
'maturity makes a man perfect', the retirement age of high court judges
be revised from 62 to 65. It has submitted its report to the government
and the bill is expected to be cleared by Parliament in the budget session.
Gujral gets additional charge of NHAI
Brijeshwar Singh did not get further extension and Secretary Road Transport
R S Gujral was given additional charge of the Chairman NHAI. Gujral
is 1976 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.
Police Commissionerate system introduced in
Police Commissionerate system has been introduced in Rajasthan from
today.1988 batch IPS officer B L Soni will be first Police Commissioner
in Jaipur. 1989 batch IPS officer B K Dak has been made Police Commissioner
Indu Sharma is Director RD
Indu Sharma has joined the Rural Development Ministry as a Director.
She is 1990 batch IFS officer of UP cadre.
Srivastava is now CVO RITES
P K Srivastava, presently working as Joint Secretary (Mission) in the
Ministry of Urban Development, has been appointed as Chief Vigilance
Officer in the Rail India Technical Economic Services (RITES). He is
1988 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Saikia is new Director Child and Women Welfare
L Saikia has joined as Director Child and Women Welfare. He is 1994
batch IRTS officer.
Dr B Ashok to be VC of Kerala Agri Varsity
Dr B Ashok, (IAS, 1998) PS to Indian Minister of State for Agriculture
Prof K V Thomas is joining State cadre (Kerala) as the new Vice-Chancellor
of the newly created Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University.
He is a Veterinarian who joined the IAS while doing his Masters in Biotechnology
in IVRI Braeilly. He has a Masters in international Politics from Turin
and was previously Deputy director in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy
of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie.
Ms. Anuradha Mishra to join NDC course on
January 10, 2010
Ms. Anuradha Mishra is going to join NDC course commencing on January
10, 2010. She is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) -Income Tax, officer
of the 1985 batch.
Biswas is now Advisor NMTTRI in Maharashtra
Former CBI Additional Director Dr UN Biswas has been appointed as advisor
of the National Mass Transit Training and Research Institute (NaMTTRI)
in Maharashtra.He is retired 1968 batch IPS officer.
Capt Surej takes over charge as DG
Capt. A.M. Surej has taken over the charge of the post of Director General
of Lighthouses & Lightships, Ministry of Shipping, Sector 24, Noida
IES officer Kumar empanelled as JS
1986 batch India Economic Service officer Rajan Kumar has been empanelled
in Government of India as JS or equivalent under CSS.
Air Marshal Kumaria to succeed Air Marshal
Air Marshal DC Kumaria will take over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief,
Western Air Command (WAC) on January 1. Kumaria will take over the 'sword
arm' Command of the IAF replacing Air Marshal N A K Browne.
Air Marshal N A K Browne is new Vice Chief
of Air Staff
Air Marshal N A K Browne will take over as Vice Chief of Indian Air
Force on January 1.
(We said this
in Oct 22 & Nov 12, 2010)
Major IFS reshuiffle in Tripura
There is a major IFS reshuffle in Tripura.Additional PCCF Dr A K Gupta
has been given the charges of 'Eco Tourism'.Incumbent Additional PCCF
G S Raju of Planning and Development will now look after the charge
of 'Project Formulation Monitoring and Evolution' wing of the Forest
.Sanatan Talukdhar will now be Chief Wild Life Warden.
IA&AS officer Ms. Prakash promoted
Ms. Roopal Prakash, Deputy Director (Ad-hoc) in the office of Director
General of Audit, Post and Telecommunications, Delhi, has been promoted
to the Senior Time Scale and posted as Deputy Director (Report) in the
144 Dy / Asstt Commissioners of Customs and
As many as 144 Deputy / Assistant Commissioners of Customs and Central
Excise have been transferred. They are Ajoy Banik from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
Customs, Harish Chandra from Mumbai to Ahmedabad Customs, M. S. Das
from Mumbai to Ahmedabad Customs, N.C. Bhadressa from Rajkot (Ahmedabad
CX) to Ahmedabad Customs, Parmar Jeevanlal Chhaganlal from Ahmedabad
to Ahmedabad Customs, Pattapu Satish from Mumbai to Ahmedabad Customs,
Rajesh Tripathi from Chennai to Ahmedabad Customs, M.H. Gehani from
Rajkot (Ahmedabad CX) to Ahmedabad CX, Maharaj Singh from Mumbai to
Ahmedabad CX, O.P.N. Singh from Mumbai to Ahmedabad CX, R.K. Karnik
from Mumbai to Ahmedabad CX, Ram Singh Shekhawat from Mumbai to Ahmedabad
CX, S.B. Deshmukh from Mumbai to Ahmedabad CX, Subhash Yadav from Mumbai
to Ahmedabad CX, Vaibhav Bajaj from Mumbai to Ahmedabad CX, Vipin Chopra
from Mumbai to Ahmedabad CX, B. Shyam Sunder Rao from Vizag to Bangalore
Customs, D. Phani Kumar from Chennai to Bangalore Customs, J.P. Prakash
from Mumbai to Bangalore Customs, Krishna Kumar Prasad from Chennai
to Bangalore Customs, N.S. Parthasarathi from Chennai to Bangalore Customs,
P. Ananthakrishnan from Calicut (DG RI) to Bangalore Customs, P. Gopa
Kumar from Chennai to Bangalore CX, S. Rangarao from Chennai to Bangalore
CX, S.Devarajan from Chennai to Bangalore CX, Sudipta Ghosh from Chennai
to Bangalore CX, J. Harish from Chennai to Bangalore CX, R. B. Deshpande
from Nagpur to Bhopal CX, S.N. Mahore from Nagpur to Bhopal CX, L.D.
Panda from Bhubaneshwar to Bhubaneshwar CX, R.K. Choudhury from Bhubaneswar
to Bhubaneswar CX, Vijay Kumar Nayak from Chennai to Bhubaneswar CX,
Gurdev Singh from Mumbai to Chandigarh CX, A. Asokan from Chennai (DG
NACEN) to Chennai Customs, G. Srinivasan from Chennai (DG Vigilance)
to Chennai Customs, G. Srinivasan from Pondicherry (Chennai CX) to Chennai
Customs, M.L. Satya Prasad from Hyderabad to Chennai Customs, P. Rosi
Reddy from Hyderabad to Chennai Customs, R. Ravikumar from Chennai (DG
CEI) to Chennai Customs, G. Lakshmikantham from Hyderabad to Chennai
Customs (P), B. Jaylaxmi from Chennai to Chennai CX, G.J. Prasad from
Chennai to Chennai CX, G.L. Narsaiah from Hyderabad to Chennai CX, Ishwar
Reddy from Chennai to Chennai CX, N. Sankaranaryanan from Chennai to
Chennai CX, Satyan Parmeshwaran from Chennai to Chennai CX, Saroj Kumar
Shadangi from Chennai to Chennai CX (Pondicherry), C.K. Suresh Babu
from Cochin to Cochin Zone, G. Sasikumar from Cochin to Cochin Zone,
Jacob Cherian from Mumbai to Cochin Zone, P.P. Sivadasan from Cochin
to Cochin Zone, R. Ramachandran Nair from Cochin to Cochin Zone, R.S.
Rose Chandran from Cochin to Cochin Zone, S. Indu from Cochin to Cochin
Zone, V.P. Omkumar from Cochin to Cochin Zone, K. Hanumantha Rao from
Chennai to Coimbatore Zone, P. Ram Mohan from Chennai to Coimbatore
Zone, S. Veermuthu from Chennai to Coimbatore Zone, Gyan Prakash Singh
from Delhi to Delhi Customs, Navraj Goyal from CBEC to Delhi Customs,
Shaukat Ali from Kolkata to Delhi Customs, V.K. Kapoor from Delhi to
Delhi Customs, Subodh Singh from Delhi (Customs) to Delhi Customs (OSD
Customs), Raj Kumar Digvijay from Delhi (Customs) to Delhi Customs (OSD
TRU), Pran Kishore Tikkoo from Chandigarh (Jammu) to Delhi Customs (P),
Dr. Sudesh K. Sheoran from Mumbai to Delhi CX, Jaswant Singh Yadav from
Delhi to Delhi CX, Rajesh Kumar Goel from Bhopal to Delhi CX, Rajesh
Kumar Jain from Kolkata to Delhi CX, Sanjay Sharma from Delhi (Kolkata
CH) to Delhi CX, Suraj Kumar Gupta from Kolkata to Delhi CX ( OSD, Legal
Cell), Prashant Kumar Jha from Mumbai to Delhi CX (OSD TRU), B.P. Sharma
from Mumbai to Delhi CX (OSD, RA Wing), T. Prabhakar from Chennai to
DG NACEN Chennai, Ramanand Tyagi from Kolkata to DG NACEN Faridabad,
Ravindra Singh Bhati from Mumbai to DG Systems (RMD) Mumbai, R. Rajsekhar
from Chennai to DG Vigilance Chennai, Ashwani Kumar Kapoor from Chandigarh
to DG Vigilance Delhi, Samrita Kaur Gill from Mumbai to DG Vigilance
Delhi, Vikas Joshi from Mumbai to DGCEI Ahmedabad, Leo John Ilango from
Chennai to DGCEI Chennai, Harish Chander Mathur from Delhi to DGCEI
Delhi, Manish Kumar from Kolkata to DGCEI Jamshedpur, J. Satish Chandar
from Nhava Sheva to DGCEI Mumbai, Chander Pal Singh from Mumbai to DGCEI
Pune, Niraj Dubey from Mumbai to DGCEI Raipur, Mohammad Altaf from Mumbai
to DGCEI Vadodara, Rohit Anand from Delhi (Kolkata CH) to DGRI Delhi,
Rajesh Kumar from Delhi (Kolkata CH) to DPPR Delhi, Kamal Kumar Dutta
from Ranchi (Jamshedpur) to Kolkata Customs, R.N. Ghosh from Bhubaneswar
to Kolkata Customs, Arup Thakurata from Kolkata to Kolkata CX, Debjit
Banerjee from Chennai to Kolkata CX, Dipen Biswas from Kolkata to Kolkata
CX, M.C. Marandi from Kolkata to Kolkata CX, Pradip K. Bhowmik from
Kolkata to Kolkata CX, Sanjay Prasad from Kolkata to Kolkata CX, Subhrajit
Banerjee from Kolkata to Kolkata CX, Anil Prasad from Mumbai to Lucknow
CX, N.C. Mishra from Mumbai to Lucknow CX, Dharam Pal Sharma from Delhi
to Meerut CX, Man Singh from Noida to Meerut CX, S. J. Yona from Mumbai
(DG Systems RMD) to Mumbai Customs-I, S.H. Kuvawala from Mumbai to Mumbai
Customs-I, Thomas Pavrey from Mumbai to Mumbai Customs-I, A.V. Rajguru
from Mumbai to Mumbai Customs-II, H.R. Shaikh from Mumbai to Mumbai
Customs-II, M. Madhusudan Reddy from Chennai to Mumbai Customs-III,
N.K. Mishra from Bhubaneshwar to Mumbai Customs-III, R.Y. Deshmukh from
Mumbai (Pune-I) to Mumbai Customs-III, V.K. Torgalmath from Mumbai (Raigarh)
to Mumbai Customs-III, E. Ramesh from Chennai to Mumbai CX-I, K.K. Srivastava
from Mumbai (Customs-II) to Mumbai CX-I, V.S. Gaikwad from Mumbai to
Mumbai CX-I, B.S. Mangat from Mumbai (Customs-II) to Mumbai CX-II, D.S.
Rana from Mumbai (Customs-II) to Mumbai CX-II, H.K. Tantia from Mumbai
to Mumbai CX-II, Rajiv Magoo from Mumbai to Mumbai CX-II, Mrs. S.S.
Pali from Mumbai to Mumbai CX-II, Aravindra from Bangalore to Mysore
Zone, M. Vijay Bhaskar Reddy from Chennai to Mysore Zone, Vishnu Kolwalkar
from Goa to Mysore Zone, Prashant Kumar Sinha from Mumbai to Patna Customs
(P), Sudhir Sharma from Kolkata to Patna Customs (P), Vivek Kumar Sinha
from Kolkata to Patna Customs (P), Sitangshu Karmakar from Kolkata to
Patna Customs (P), Mrs.Loretta J.N.S. from Goa to Pune Zone, Mrs.L.E.
Fernandes from Goa to Pune Zone (Goa), Devendra Prasad Gupta from Patna
to Ranchi CX, Fazulur Rahman from Patna to Ranchi CX, Manoj Kumar from
Mumbai to Ranchi CX, S.K. Guha from Thakurtha Ranchi (Jamshedpur) to
Ranchi CX, H. Soikhanthang from Mumbai to Shillong Zone, Nilanjan Pal
from Kolkata to Shillong Zone, Anuj Bhatnagar from Mumbai to Vadodara
Zone, D.N. Shukla from Mumbai to Vadodara Zone, Doley Nigam from Mumbai
to Vadodara Zone, Jitendarsingh N. Gohil from Mumbai to Vadodara Zone,
Nair Suresh S. Kutty from Mumbai to Vadodara Zone, Promod Singh from
Ahmedabad to Vadodara Zone, Rajesh Kothari from Mumbai to Vadodara Zone,
V.G. Patil from Bhopal to Vadodara Zone, G. Siva Rama Varma from Hyderabad
to Vizag Zone and M. Devarajan from Tirupathi to Vizag Zone.
Three IAS officers in Uttarakhand to be elevated
As many as three IAS officers belonging to the 1986 batch of Uttarakhand
cadre will be elevated as principal secretaries (PSs) from January 1,2011.
They are: Utpal Kumar Singh, Ranvir Singh and S. Ramasway.
Rao is new Cyberabad Police Commissioner
Ch.D. Tirumala Rao, has assumed charge as the new Cyberabad Police Commissioner.He
is 1989 batch IPS officer.
Eight IGs promoted in TamilNadu
Eight inspectors-general of police in TamilNadu have been promoted to
the rank of ADG. They are Mssrs MS Jaffar Sait,Sanjeev Kumar, Anoop
Jaiswal, Srilakshmi Prasad, Ashutosh Shukla, Mithilesh Kumar Jha ,Tamil
Selvan,Ashish Bhengra and K Thukkaiandi .
Two IAS officers in Himachal Pradesh to be
elevated as Secretaries
As many as two IAS officers belonging to the 1995 batch of Himachal
Pradesh cadre will be elevated as secretaries from January 1,2011. They
are: U.N,. Choubey and R.C. Pathak.
Ms. Raj Sandeep promoted as DCF
Ms.Raj Sandeep has been promoted Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF)
,Kota by the Rajasthan Government. She is an Indian Forest Service (IFS)
officer of the 2007 batch who belongs to the Rajasthan cadre.
Three DIGs in Rajasthan transferred
As many as three DIG rank officials have been transferred in Rajasthan.
While Sunil Datt has been made DIG Police Armed Batallion -1, Jaipur,
Amrit Kalash has been posted as DIG SOG, Jaipur and Hariram Meena is
new DIG, Police Training, Jaipur.
Five Police Superintendants transferred in
Altogether five SP rank officials have been transferred in Rajasthan.
The new postings are : Kailash Chandra Bishnoi is Deputy Director -
RPA, Jaipur, Mrs. Mamta Bishnoi - SP SOG, Jaipur, Dr. Aman Deep Singh
Kapoor - SP (Intelligence), Jaipur, Dr. Ravi - SP - Crime Branch (HR
& WS), Police Headquarters, Jaipur and Barhat Rahul Manhardan -
SP ATS, Jaipur.
Principal Secretaries in Rajasthan get new
Om Prakash Meena - Principal Secretary to Government, Animal Husbandary,
Fishries and Dairy Development Department, Md, R.C.D.F., Rajasthan,
Jaipur, agdish Chandra Mohanty - Principal Secretary to Government,
Food, Civil Supply and Consumer Affairs Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur,
Yaduvendra Mathur - Principal Secretary to Government, Finance Department,
Rajasthan, Jaipur, Sanjay Dixit - Secretary to Government, Command Area
Development, Rajsathan, Jaipur and Siyaram Meeema - Principal Secretary
to Government, Tribal Area Development Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur.
Major IAS reshuffle in Rajasthan
There has been a najor IAS reshuffle in Rajasthan. Dr. Purshottam Agarwal
Commissioner (Investment & N.R.I.s), Bureau Of Investment Promotion
& PR. Secy. to Govt., Programme Implimentation, Raj., Jaipur, Mrs.
Seema Bahuguna - Member, Rajasthan Civil Services Appellate Tribunal,
Jaipur, Deepak Upreti - Commissioner, Transport Department and Ex-Officio
Secretary To Government, Transport Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Veenu
Guprta - Secretary to Government, Higher Education, Rajasthan, Jaipur,
Jagdish Prasad Chandelia, Commissioner, Information and Public Relations,
Rajasthan, Jaipur, Praveen Gupta - secretary to Government and Commissioner
Panchayati Raj, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Bhaskar Atmaram Sawant - Commissioner,
Secondary Education and Ex-Officio State Project Director, Rashtriya
Madhayamik Shiksha Abhiyan, Bikaner, Kunji Lal Meena - Commissioner
Labour Department, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Karan Singh Rathore - Member,
Revenue Board, Ajmer, Rajesh Kumar Yadav - Special Secretary to CM,
Rajasthan, Jaipur, SS Bissa - Collector and District Magistrate, Nagore,
T Ravikant - Special Secretary to CM, Rajasthan, Jaipur, Omkar Singh
- Collector and District Magistrate, Bhilwara, Mrs. Manju Rajpal - Collector
and District Magistrate, Ajmer, Ravi Jain - Collector and District Magistrate,
Chittorgarh, Dr. Samita Sharma - Deputy Secretary to Government and
Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission and Dr. Arushi Ajay
Malik - Collector and District Magistrate, Taank.
Six IAS officers in West Bengal elevated as
As many as Eight IAS officers belonging to the 1986 batch of West Bengal
cadre have been elevated as principal secretaries (PSs) from January
1,2011. They are:Arun kumar Bal Joint Secretary Defence in GOI, Rajiva
Sinha on deputation to the UNICEF, R.S. Shukla Joint
Secretary Health in GOI(all three on deputation), Dr.Rakesh Kumar Vats,Saurabh
Kumar Das and P. Ramesh Kumar(on deputation to the Chhattisgarh government).
Entire batch of 1995 of IAS officers gets
Supertime scale in WB
All IAS officers of the 1995 batch belonging to the West Bengal cadre
have been elevated to the Super time scale.
2 IAS officers get Sr.time scale in West Bengal
As many as two IAS officers belonging to the 2007 batch of West Bengal
cadre have been elevated to the Senior time scale fom January 1,2011.
They are: Rajat Saini and Anurag Shrivastava.
Audit report and CCTV recordings of Bank
The audit reports of a branch of a bank and the action on those audit
reports were refused claiming exemption under Section 8(1)(d). The CIC
upheld the refusal holding that the Audit Reports of a Branch of a bank
contained all information about that Branch, such as its internal functioning,
its customers / accountholders, its commercial activities, turnover,
etc., which is commercially sensitive. The CIC further ruled that information
relating to the recordings of surveillance cameras and videos installed
in Bank Branches are held confidentially by the public authority under
Section 11(1) of the RTI Act disclosure of which can be detrimental
to the interests of the Bank and its security and expose it to serious
risks. This disclosure can be authorized only if there is public interest.
It has been pointed out through this column that videography is a part
of 'Information' under the RTI Act. Nationalized banks are covered by
the definition of "State" in Article 12 of the Constitution
of India and the security of a Bank Branch would attract Section 8(1)(a)
of the RTI Act. When any public authority holds an information confidentially,
disclosure should be authorized only after consultation with that public
- Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (email@example.com),
RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the book: RIGHT TO INFORMATION
- LAW AND PRACTICE by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)
Tripathi is new Director KRCL
Rajesh Tripathi has been appointed as Director (Way & Works), Konkan
Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL).He is 1984 batch IRSE officer.
New Project Director of ADAG Group
Karanam Prakasa Rao has been appointed by Reliance Power as the Chief
Project Director of Krishnapatnam Ultra Mega Power Project.Mssrs Palanichami
Ramaiah, Srinivasan Ganeshan, G.S.V.V.Prasad, and B.Udaya Shankar will
be project directors for KUMPP.
Sonthalia is new President of MCC
Sudesh Sonthalia, Director, Enfield Infrastructure Ltd is new President
of Merchants' Chamber of Commerce for 2010-11.
Dudeja appointed VP Mudra North & East
Mudra North & East has appointed Gaurav Dudeja as Vice President.
re-joins from McCann Erickson, where he had worked as Business Director
Nescafe and Perfetti).
Mudra appoints three new creative directors
Mudra has appointed three new Associate Creative Directors - Joy Sen
Gupta, Varun Goswami, and Latheesh Lakshman. They will be based out
the Delhi office.
Chakravorty gets additional responsibilities
at Navia and Vector
Kaushik Chakravorty, Group Chief Operating Officer (COO), Navia and
Vector, will take overall charge of the outdoor business in addition
to his role as Executive Director - Enhance, Starcom MediaVest Group
Shah quitting Navia and Vector?
Sanjay Shah, CEO, Navia and Vector is quitting the organisation.
Mehrotra appointed ED, Religare Enterprises
Religare Enterprises has appointed Ravi Mehrotra as Executive Director
and member on its board.
Verma resigns as Company Secy. NIIT Technologies
Surender Varma has resigned from the position of Company Secretary of
Technologies with effect from close of business hours on December 31,
Das reappointed MD, Petron Engg. Construction
The Board of Petron Engineering Construction Limited has approved the
re-appointment of T.S.Das as Managing Director for a further period
years w.e.f. January 11, 2011.
Who are more corrupt ? Politicians, bureaucrats or journalists. Mail your
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It can't be said who is more corrupt. In my opinion they are complementary
to each other.
Pradip Kumar Dubey
All the best to WIC
On the closing day of 2010 (A very bad year indeed!)I wish WIC further
succees, its chief editor Suresh Mehrotra a very bright and prosperous
new year both on the personal and professional front, my fellow browsers
a very happy New Year. My resolutions for the New Year are;
1.I am not going to shed tears over the rising onion prices.I shall
stop eating them.
2.I am not going to raise my BP over endless scams and corruption.I
shall accept them as a way of life in my country.
3.I am not going to fret about the total misgovernance and spoil my
old age.I shall believe we are incapable and selfish brood.
4.I will stop hoping for good and honest leaders for we can not find
any.So better accept the ones we have.
5.I am going to remove the word'Truth'from my dictionary because Lies
are what prevail everywhere.
Well, I have already broken these resolutions before I could finish
this piece. How can one change at my age?
Taint in judiciary would ruin the nation
I fully endorse the contents of the letter written by Justice(Retd)
Kumar and others. While much discussions have taken place in this forum
as to WHO ARE NOT CORRUPT - POLITICIANS, BUREAUCRATS OR JOURNALISTS?,
one fail to note is the role of judiciary .In my opinion, judiciary
is the fulcrum of our democracy and a slight taint is going to ruin
the nation, much more than what politicians and bureaucrats can do.
While there are examinations, interviews and other tests for civil services
and defence officers, selection of judges to higher judiciary still
is, in reality, in the hands of politicians. The story of a junior suborbinate
judge who resigned from the service to practice as a lawyer and with
in one year of practice became a high court judge is well known to Keralites.
Other more competent lawyers who belong to the SC caste had no chance
since they had no political patronage. He went on to become a CJI. Another
political appointee who developed the uncanny ability to get away without
pronouncing the judgements in half the cases he heard was able to reach
SC. One can understand why the earlier CJI was fighting tooth and nail
to prevent the assets of SC judges coming in the purview of public domain.
Post retirement benefits like Chairmanships of various commissions etc
are a carrot used by politicians to get some of them with vacillating
integrity on their side. In the selection of higher judiciary public
now a days do not trust the SC collegium even. There should be a selection
board consisting among others of eminent lawyers, bureaucrats, psychologists
and atleast three CJs from High Courts to select Judges. As far as corruption
and nepotism charges are concerned, constitution must be amended to
form a Commission in the same lines to go into the allegations and take
necessary action. It is with disgust that an eminent jurist, like Krishna
Iyer had to advocate for the necessity of such a commission.
Public Administration has suffered !
Public administration has suffered brutalities of extraordinary kind
in the past 20 years. When civil, police, defence and judicial administration
is coming under attack from civil society and also members of these
wings of the public administration, there seems too much rotten in the
affairs of the state of India (Horatio: my countrymen). In these 20
years, judiciary has suffered no less than other wings. The damage has
been done by politicians controlling the source of recruitment. Only
an RTI application will reveal the facts about judicial appointments
in the past 20 years: whether merit or maneuvering succeeded in wangling
such appointments, whether warrants signed by the President were not
delivered to the meritorious and cancelled for considerations other
than purely official, whether small favours like foreign tours with
wives at government expenses were the price paid for rigged judgements,
whether corrupt judges flourished because of political patronage at
the cost of administration of justice, whether if this Nation is to
be saved !!!
M L Gupta
Gift to IT department
A greatest gift to the Income tax department. May God give at least
one years tenure to the beloved Chairman.