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BUREAUCRACY

36 IAS officers of 1978 batch empanelled
Altogether 36 IAS officers belonging to 1978 batch have been empanelled to the rank of Secretary in the Government of India. They are reportedly :- Mssrs Vivek Rae (UT), Sanjay Kothari (Haryana), R Bhattacharya (AP), S K Srivastava (AM), Anil Goswami and Pankaj Jain (J&K), B B Srivastava (Bihar), R S Sharma and U K Sangma (Jharkhand), K N Srivastava, , Lakshmi Venkatachalam and A P Joshi (Karnataka), S R Rao and P Panneervel (Gujarat), R Parasuram (MP), Rahul Asthana (Maharashtra), A K Mngotra ,V Chibbar (MT), G S Pati (Orissa), Rakesh Singh and Sudhir Mittal (Punjab), Arvind Mayaram ,Rajiv Mehrishi and Ashish Bahuguna (Rajasthan), M F Farooqui( TN), Jawed Usmani,Saurabh Chandra,Prem Narain,Pankaj Agrawal,Anoop Mishra, ,Sudhir Kumar ,Stuti Narain Kacker,Desh Deepak Verma ,G B Pattnaik and Dr V Rajgopalan and K N Desiraju (Uttarakhand ) .

Seven IAS officers of 1978 batch get Secretary equivalent
Seven 1978 batch IAS officers have been empanelled to Secretary equivalent rank in the Government of India. They are Mssrs:- P Prabhakaran and K Jayakumar (Kerala), R C Mishra (MT), M M Srivastava (Gujarat), V N Gaur (Nagaland), S K Majumdar (Bihar) and R Chandra Mohan (UT).

Madhav Lal empanelled in GoI
Madhav Lal has been empanelled to the rank of Secretary in the Government of India. He is 1977 batch IAS officer of J & K cadre.

Venkatachalam gets Secretary equivalent rank
V Venkatachalam has been empanelled to the rank equivalent to Secretary in the Government of India. He is 1977 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.


Mohan to be new CMD of NLC
B S Mohan is being tipped to be new CMD of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (NLC). The PESB has put his name at number one in the panel. Mohan is presently Director in the NLC.

Empanelment of 1981 batch IPS soon
Empanelment of 1981 batch IPS officers to the rank of ADG in the Government of India is expected to take place in a couple of months.

SEBI related PIL may cost FM dearly
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court challenging the procedure of appointment of U.K. Sinha as Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) may see heat turning on Indian Finance Minister Pranab, Mukherjee, feel law experts.

Sujata Singh to be envoy to Germany
Indian High Commissioner to Australia Sujata Singh is being moved as next Ambassador to Germany. She will succeed Sudhir Vyas who is back to the MEA as Secretary.

IRAS officer quits to join as MD, IRFC
Senior IRAS officer Rajiv Datt has quit the service to join as the Managing Director of the IRFC.

Gupta is Director in PMO
Dheeraj Gupta has been appointed as Director in the Prime Minister's Office. He is 1993 batch IAS officer of J & K cadre.

One way road from West Bengal
In the wake of ongoing shortage of nearly 100 IAS officers the West Bengal Government being led by Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee who also heads ruling Trina Mool Congress (TMC) is allowing IAS officers to join the West Bengal Government, while none is being allowed to go on deputation.

Santosh Gauriar on elevation is Member, Postal Board
Santosh Gauriar (IPoS 1978 batch), who so far was CPMG, Madhya Pradesh, on elevation has become member of the Postal Board. He will look after Operations. Gauriar who has been awarded Silver Medal (2nd rank) in the Advance Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA Course) from Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi, has visited several foreign countries including USA, UK, France, Germany and Singapore and has as Chief PMG, Madhya Pradesh circle, implemented the Directorate's orders on Mail Network Optimization Project (MNOP) besides monitoring and improving performance of all the Project Arrow Post Offices.
(We said this on Sept 26, 2011)

Ashutosh Tripathi to be CPMG, Madhya Pradesh
Ashutosh Tripathi (IPoS 1981 batch) is poised to be new CPMG Madhya Pradesh Circle. At present he is working in the Vigilance wing at Postal Board's Head quarter.

Shivendu K Shrivastava to join as FSI in Kolkata
As the grapevine has it, Shivendu K Shrivastava on central deputation is set to join the Kolkata located office of Forest Survey of India (FSI). He is an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre belonging to 1981 batch. It's a CCF level post.


Bhopal to have Green Tribunal Circuit Bench
There is a proposal to set up Green Tribunal Circuit Bench in Bhopal. Operations will start soon.

1600 ITS officers stand repatriated to DoT
As many as 1600 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) who were serving in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telecom Ltd (MTNL) stood repatriated to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) since November 8, 2011. However, their relieving is to be done separately by the BSNL & MTNL. They all will have to join in Delhi. All of them were selected by the UPSC.

400 ITS officers repatriated by BSNL

As many as 400 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) who were serving in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) were relieved to join the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) since November 9, 2011. All of them were selected by the UPSC.

MTNL to follow the suit of BSNL
Just as in the Bharat Sanchar NigamLtd (BSNL) relieved 400 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) who are serving in BSNL were relieved, the Mahanagar Telecom Ltd (MTNL) will also repatriated ITS officers to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). All of them were selected by the UPSC.

Working of BSNL & MTNL to be hit adversely

Once all 1600 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG), who were serving in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telecom Ltd (MTNL), stood repatriated to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) since November 8, 2011, then working of both telecom PSU's will be very badly hit. All of them were selected by the UPSC.


12 ITS officers opt for absorption
Believe it or not, but it is true. Only 12 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers
belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) who are serving in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telecom Ltd (MTNL), have opted for absorption. All of them were selected by the UPSC.


ITS officers stand united says ITSA
All 1600 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers belonging to ranks of Junior Administrative Grade(JAG), Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) and Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) who are serving in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telecom Ltd (MTNL) who stood repatriated to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) since November 8, 2011 have resolved to die or survive together. According to a source of the ITS association (ITSA)all officers of ITS will report in Delhi. "We have already started getting our tickets booked to Delhi," he said.


Ms. Aruna Sharma is new chief MP, IAS officers' association

While Ms. Aruna Sharma has been elected new President of Madhya Pradesh IAS Association, Ashok Barnwal has been elected as its Vice-President, Nikunj Srivastava - Secretary, Santosh Mishra - Joint Secretary and Ms. Veena Ghanekar as Treasurer. Executive committee members of the newly elected body are: Mohammed Suleman, Vivek Agarwal, V S Niranjan, Sanjay Shukla, M M Upadhyaya, Dipali Rastogi, Muktesh Varshney, Ajay Gupta, H L Trivedi, Rajesh Chaturvedi, Ms.Kalpana Shrivastava, Hariranjan Rao and P Narhari.

Dr. M. Sarangi gets additional charge (UPDATED)
Dr. M. Sarangi, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, in the Government of India(GoI) will hold the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Water Resources Department (WRD) as incumbent Secretary Dhruv Vijay Singh (IAS officer of 1976 batch Manipur Tripura cadre) is on 3 weeks leave. Dr.Sarangi is an IAS officer of 1977 batch who belongs to the Tamil Nadu cadre.

Grand Sarpanch meet at Gandhinagar on Nov 16 (UPDATED)
Government of Gujarat will host a grand convention of village Sarpanchs on November 16 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Chief Minister Narendra Modi will distribute cash prizes worth nearly Rs 112 crore and certificates to over 6,000 panchayats from among the state's 13,500 panchayats. As many as 5,000 district panchayat members will participate in Sarpanchs meet. Over 20,000 people will attend the meet. The CM will distribute cash prizes and certificate for the best village to around 6,000 Panchayats.


Maharashtra to start a land census (UPDATED)

Maharashtra Government is soon going to carry out a land census which will cost the state Rs 1500 crores. The exercise is being carried out after 250 years. It was only in the British Raj that the last census was carried out in the year 1880. All the land transactions at present are being carried Based on the calculations done during the British days, out say sources close to development.

Striking Sugar farmers to block highways in Maharashtra (UPDATED)
Sugar farmers are striking to get better rate for their produce they have demanded Rs 2350 per quintal as the price sugarcane. Striking farmers are going to road block the Goa and Bangalore highway.

ITSA seeks intervention by Secretary, DoT (UPDATED)
In the wake of repatriation of 1600 Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers who were selected by UPSC, the ITS association (ITSA) has sought intervention by the Secretary, Department of Telecom (DoT).The ITSA has urged the Secretary DoT that officers may be allowed to report to the respective territorial TERM Cell or CCA unit instead of TEC, Delhi. This will avoid logistical nightmare for the concerned unit i.e TEC, which will be required to take care of hundreds of very senior level (HAG/SAG/JAG) officers involved in this exercise. This will also save avoidable expenditure of the Government around Rs. 20 Crore in giving TA Advance cum Transfer grant to the officers, once from their place of posting to New Delhi and then again from New Delhi to their subsequent place of posting pointed out ITSA.

Sidhi Collector, S N Sharma shifted to Mantralaya in MP (UPDATED)
Sidhi Collector, Surendra Narayan Sharma has been shifted to Mantralaya as Additional Secretary. Sharma is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

Sidhi CEO, Jagdish Chandra Jatia gets addl charge of Collector (UPDATED)
Madhya Pradesh State Administrative Service officer and Sidhi Zila Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jagdish Chandra Jatia has been given additional charge of Sidhi collector.

Meena gets addl charge of PS, Cooperative in Rajasthan (UPDATED)
Ramkhilari Meena, IAS, Principal Secretary, Revenue, Disinvestment and Sainik Kalyan, has been assigned additional charge of Principal Secretary, Cooperative in Rajasthan. Meena will be looking after this department till the return of Tapesh Panwar, IAS, from foreign tour. Meena is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Rajastha cadre.

(DEBATE)
EMPANELMENT IN GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Whether administrative procedure for empanelment of Additional Secretary and Secretary in the Government of India is fair and legally sound?
Mail your views to suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com or mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com


CORPORATE

Prof Balachandran to be Chairman of Coir Board
Prof G Balachandran is being appointed new Chairman of the Coir Board. Minister is believed to have cleared his name.


Gupta appointed Exec. Creative Director, Grey
Grey has appointed Uddalak Gupta as Executive Creative Director (Copy) and Joint Creative Head at Delhi.

Sheth appointed Addl. Director, Sterling Holiday Resorts India Ltd

Sterling Holiday Resorts India Ltd has appointed Utpal Sheth as an Additional Director of the company with effect from November 7, 2011.

Vijay Mohan appointed Chairman, Pricol Ltd
Vijay Mohan has been appointed as Chairman of Pricol Ltd w.e.f. November 7, 2011.

Ms Vanitha Mohan appointed Vice Chairperson, Pricol Ltd
Ms Vanitha Mohan has been appointed as Vice Chairperson of Pricol Ltd w.e.f. November 7, 2011.

Vikram Mohan appointed MD, Pricol Ltd
Vikram Mohan has been appointed as Managing Director of Pricol Ltd w.e.f. November 7, 2011 .

Jejurikar quits Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd as CEO ( Automotive Division)?

Rajesh Jejurikar has resigned from Mahindra & Mahindra as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Automotive Division.

Lalla appointed Leader (Digital), South Asia, Mindshare
Mindshare---- the flagship media agency of GroupM, has appointed Ashok Lalla as Leader, (Digital), South Asia.

Sampath appointed CEO, ACK-Media

ACK-Media has appointed Vijay Sampath as Chief Executive Officer.

Nayar elevated as CEO , M&C Saatchi India

Anjali Nayar, Branch Head, Delhi and Client Servicing Director at M&C Saatchi, has been elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), M&C Saatchi India.

Bhargava proposes to resign as Director, Mudra Lifestyle Ltd
S C Bhargava, Independent Director, Mudra Lifestyle Ltd has submitted his intention to resign as Director of the company with immediate effect.

Jain appointed Addl. Director, Dalmia Bharat Enterprises Ltd
Dalmia Bharat Enterprises Limited has appointed V. S. Jain as an Additional Director on the Board of Directors of the company with effect from November 7, 2011.

Peck ceases to be Director, Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries Ltd
Donald M. Peck has ceased to be a Director of Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries Ltd w.e.f. November 7, 2011 pursuant to his resignation.

Bhaskar appointed Non Exec. Director, Digjam Ltd

Digjam Limited has appointed C. Bhaskar as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the company.




FORUM


DEBATE (1)

More transparency required

PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and DoPT need to bring more transparency in their working.


Ahmad Fareed

Writer's Building" has ruled, as expected


It seems that "Writer's Building" has ruled, as expected ! Still, two posts remain vacant, DLW and SWR. Another two will add on 30th with retirements of FC, Pompa Babbar & GM, CLW, Amarnath.

Arun Bhagra

It is unfortunate

It is rather unfortunate that in a large number of Government Departments, retired bureaucrats are being reemployed as consultants. In the present state of economy, were there is large scale unemployment, it would be better to give the opportunity to younger people so that they may infuse new ideas. This will also help in giving employment to the really needy age group.

Kusum Chaudhary

"Consultants' scam in ministries"

Sir, I wish to compliment you on exposing the corruption in appointing officers as Consultants after their retirement. The greatest beneficiaries of this scam are the CSS Officers.

R S Gupta

Can the Government of India openly lie even on facts ?


Believe it or not, the answer is a resounding yes. The Central Board of Direct Taxes a month and half back in it's official web site displayed a vacancy position for CIT . The vacancy position showed nil for Delhi region. A fortnight back, it passed another order for CIT ,bringing one CIT from Patiala and one from Assam. Both were brought against existing substantive vacancies. Why should the CBDT lie to it's own officers for a matter as trivial as transfer posting? Tomorrow it may been lie to the Parliament on more substantive issues of demand , recovery, collection. Think about it.

Bazooka


It's surprising !


How come, out of 36 empanelled 1978 officers almost one third are from UP. States like Kerala has no representation. There must be an explanation for such unbalanced empanelment.

N K Rana

1990 batch IRS and in situ promotions


Don't you think that it's high time, we disbanded these unfortunate cadres of IRS (IT) and Customs ..lest they should die of shame. I think after few years their kids who join the IAS or IAAS will be promoted earlier than IRS father. Shame on the IRS management.

Sunil Kumar

At present there is a maximum limit of 300 days of E.L. one can have in their leave account. 15 days can be kept as excess leave and has to be compulsorily availed every 6 months else it will lapse. Many a times it lapses. The excess limit should be increased to 30 days in a year and encashment may be allowed to 20 days in a year. This will be of great help to all.

V Rghavan


Retirement age

Now he needs to retire from WIC


A K Saxena retired from Government service long back. Re-employment did not come through due to change in government. Now he needs to retire from WIC as well. He has a view on every subject on earth. He has written so many times in Forum. Does he want to be in the Guinness Book?

F X Bose


It's surprising


I am surprised at Adarsha Gupta's comments on Kiran Bedi. If you preach, you have to be above board yourself. She demands business class ticket but buys economy class using her gallantary award benefits which means the actual cost of ticket will be nearly 25% of economy class. Her business class ticket will be very close to the normal economy class rates using her award concessions. Therefore, honestly speaking she could have travelled in business class just by paying economy rates using her awardee status. Then why she charged more - simple, the intention is to make money. Now she takes a defence that more money was charged to support her NGO. I dont agree with this logic. She could charge a fee for her lectures and donate the same to her NGO. Justifying a wrong on such a logic and on the quantum of money involved is not tenable. What is more surprising is the justification of Mr Gupta. My dear we need to choose our leaders carefully otherwise they will dump us some where. I wish he was aware of the case of VS Pandey who prompted his colleagues to vote for the most corrupt among themselves and now sits with UP CM who is known to have multiplied her wealth many times in a short time and is known to every one. I think tolerance of criticism should a virtue among Anna supporters also because following them if anti-Anna people start targetting them?

Prakash

Latest position in commonwealth games probe?


What is latest position in commonwealth games probe? Apart from Kalmadi, it appears, that no one else is responsible. Anna's Andolan was direct result of CWG scam. We can say that in a way it is off shoot of CWG scam but in positive way. People are very frustrated that corruption has become so blatant and fearless that it does not care about prestige of country. I request you that your site must focus on corruption issues and highlight it. Please give stories on any case of corrupt being caught. Your giving one case on RTI is a good thing. I like it and read it in first time itself. I feel depressed when there is so much corruption and I have become victim of it but I am helpless. I can't even use abusive language and shout to be stress free because I have no alternative. I will have to go back to that same corrupt officer. What can common man do? If I read stories of how corrupt are caught at least one story every week, it will give me hope. I request editor in chief to please accede to my request. A monitoring of CWG scam will be good idea. We need one Subramanuium Swamy, who is pursuing Telecom Scam, for Commomnwealth games scam also or else every one will escape scot-free.

Mahipal Singh



RTI

Penalty for delay without any reasonable cause

The applicant sought information about unauthorised construction in Paschim Vihar and related information. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to supply the photocopies of building plans to the Appellant within 15 days which was not complied with. The name of the individual responsible for not obeying the orders of the FAA was pointed out to the CIC. Observing that the deemed PIO is guilty of not furnishing information within the time specified and has further not obeyed the orders of his superior officer without any reasons, the CIC imposed the maximum penalty of Rs. 25000/- on the deemed PIO and directed that the amount be deducted at the rate of Rs. 5000/- every month from his salary.

Comments
The level of the FAA offers a safety valve to the PIO to correct any lapse. Not obeying the orders of the FAA compounds the mistake and should never be attempted by the PIO.

[Mr. Deepak Yadav v. Municipal Corporation of Delhi in Decision No. CIC/SG/A/2011/002249/15070Penalty].

- Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma
(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the book: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)

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