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POLITICS

Victory for development feel sources close Modi
Sources close to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi reacting over the victory said ''it is a victory for development.''


Is Sonia emerging as a competitor to Mayawati ?
With the passage of quota bill in the Lok Sabha Sonia Gandhi is now emerging as the new messiah for the Dalits. Will this improve Congress' position in 2014 ?

Does Kerry's elevation worry India ?
If John Kerry is nominated as the Secretary of State in the second Obama Administration it could be a cause of concern for India. Kerry is pro - Pakistan and is sympathetic to its concerns and has strong relationships with civilian and military officials of the country.

Will Uttarakhand politics be repeated in Himachal Pradesh ? (UPDATED)
Will Uttarakhand politics be repeated in Himachal Pradesh ?.It means Virbhadra Singh may be asked to leave state politics and join the Union Cabinet again.


BUREAUCRACY


Who will be Secretary, Non-Renewable energy ?

Who will be new Secretary Non-Renewable Energy in the Government of India ? Picture is not clear. Present Secretary Gireesh B Pradhan is superannuating on December 31.

Sarvesh Kaushal empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI
Sarvesh Kaushal has been empanelled to the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. Kaushal is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.

Alok Sheel empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI
Alok Sheel has been empanelled to the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.


Ms Leena Nair empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI

Ms Leena Nair has been empanelled to the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. Ms Nair is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

M Sathiyavathy empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI
M Sathiyavathy has been empanelled to the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. Sathiyavathy is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.

B Vijayan empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI
B Vijayan has been empanelled to the rank of Additional Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. Vijayan is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.


R S Vishwakarma empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

R S Vishwakarma has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.


Madhu Sudan Padhi empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

Madhu Sudan Padhi has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.

A Venu Prasad empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
A Venu Prasad has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.

S Kumaraswamy empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
S Kumaraswamy has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.

A K Gupra takes voluntary retirement
A K Gupra, HAG IRSE, Adviser Bridges Railway Board, has taken over as voluntary retirement with effect from December 17, 2012. He is likely to join Metro Railway.


IRS-IT officer Mrs Anita Menon quits service

Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, Mrs Anita Menon, Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS)-II, New Delhi, has quit the service with effect from January 1, 2013.

Rakesh Tumane selected as Director (Fin), IREL
Rakesh Tumane, GM, MTNL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on December 19, 2012. As many as 13 persons were interviewed for the same.

IRS-IT officer Hira Singh Negi resigns from service
Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, Hira Singh Negi, Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax, New Delhi, has quit the service with effect from January 2, 2013.

Ajay Chadha is new DG ITBP
Ajay Chadha has taken over the charge of Director General of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) on Wednesday.He is an IPS officer of 1977 batch who belongs to the AGMU cadre.

File relating to N.C. Sinha in the PMO
The file relating to N.C. Sinha has reached the PMO.It will be put up before Principal Secretary (PS) to the Prime Minister for taking a view about his seniority.

Ms Subramanian promoted as Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, Kolkata
Indian Revenue service-Customs and Central Excise officer, Ms Kameswari Subramanian has been posted as Chief Commissioner, Central Excise, Kolkata after promotion to this grade.

Four CBEC Additional Commissioners transferred
Four officers of Indian Revenue service-Customs and Central Excise working at Additional Commissioner level have been transferred. Accordingly, Suresh Kumar has been shifted to Bangalore Central Excise while C P S Bakshi is being transferred to DGICCE Delhi as OSD (Admin), CBEC and Mahfuzur Rahman was posted to NACEN, Vadodara. Besides, Srihari Rao has been shifted to Chennai.

Six CBEC Asst/Deputy Commissioners shifted
As many as six officers of Indian Revenue service-Customs and Central Excise working at Assistant/Deputy Commissioner level have been transferred. Accordingly, A Shakti has been shifted to Chennai Customs (Preventive) while Gauri Shankar Sinha is being transferred to Delhi Customs and Neha Garg was retained at Meerut, Central Excise. Similarly, Himendu Roy has been shifted to NACEN, Faridabad; Mohd Iqbal to Chennai CX and Virendra Kumar was shifted to DG, HRD, Delhi.

IPS cadre will soon be awarded to 12 State Police officers in Chhattisgarh
As the grapevine has it that as many as twelve police officers of Chhattisgarh State Police Service are poised to be awarded with IPS cadre. Reportedly, DPC has already been completed.


Rajput is now Dy Secretary Steel

Pushpendra Rajput has been moved from the Rural Development to Steel as Deputy Secretary. He is 1999 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Chawdhary is now Director in MHA
Daljit Singh Chawdhary has been moved as Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs in the Government of India. He is 1990 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

Bibhu Dutta Mishra appointed as Director, Defence
Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, Bibhu Dutta Mishra has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Defence, New Delhi on deputation basis for a period of five years.

Madan Mohan empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Madan Mohan has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is an Indian Civil Accounts Service officer of 1986 batch.

D Tirumala Rao empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
D Tirumala Rao of Indian Police Service (IPS) belonging to 1989 batch and Andhra Pradesh cadre has been empanelled as Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India.

PESB seeks applications for Director (Mkt), ITI Ltd
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Director (Marketing), ITI Limited falling vacant next year on December 1, 2013. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before January 29, 2013.

3 IRSE officers go on deputation as GM RITES
R K Bariar, Chief Engineer, Northern Railway, Brahmeshwar Chaudhary, Chief Bridge Engineer, North Central Railway and Anil Kumar Singh, Chief Engineer South East Central Railway SAG IRSE officers, have been transferred and posted as General Manager RITES on deputation.

Transfers and postings in Railways
Vinay Kumar Singh, SAG IRSE, Northern Railway, has been transferred as General Manager, Projects RVNL, Delhi while Pancham, SAG IRSE, North Eastern Railway is posted to South Central Railway, Secunderabad and V K Sirvastava, SAG IRSE, East Central Railway is being transferred to South Eastern Railway, Kolkata.

IAS postings in AP
Sunil Sharma has been appointed Commissioner, Civil Supplies department. Harpreet Singh has been posted as Special Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Hyderabad.

Sinha is now Zonal Director NCB in Chennai
Prem Anand Sinha has been posted as Zonal Director Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Chennai zone.He is 2001 batch IPS officer of TamilNadu cadre.


HSBC's India Head takes charge as the president FICCI(UPDATED)
Naina Lal Kidwai HSBC's India head and director on its Asia pacific board has taken over charge as a president in FICCI.

Who will be up in Himachal Pradesh? (UPDATED)
Who will be up in Himachal Pradesh? As the grapevine has it following bureaucrats will see their stocks going up -V.C.Farka(1983 batch) Ashok Thakur (1977 batch,presently posted as Secretary, Higher Education to the Government of India) ,S.K.B.S.S.Negi (1985 batch) and Ali Raza Rizvi (1988 batch)

I.D.Bhandari unlikely be changed in Himachal Pradesh (UPDATED)
I.D.Bhandari, a 1982 batch IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, who is Director General of Police (DGP) of the state will not be shifted.

IRSE officers transferred (UPDATED)
As many as four IRSE officers have been transferred. While Pradeep Kumar, JAG - IRSE, has been transferred from South Western Railway to East Central Railway, Ravi Kumar, SG - IRSE, has been transferred from South Western Railway to Southern Railway, Piyush Pandey, JS - IRSE from South Central Railway to Western Railway and Dinesh Kumar Singh, SS - IRSE has been transferred from Southern Railway to Northern Railway.

BHEL's Director (Finance) conferred wioth IPE 'Finance Leadership Award' (UPDATED)
BHEL's Director (Finance) P K Bajpai has been conferred with the IPE 'Finance Leadership Award' for valuable contribution made by his practices towards corporate governance. The awards are presented by Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) & endorsed by World CSR Congress, World CSR Day, CMO Asia & Asian Confederation of Business. The IPE Corporate Excellence Award recognizes and honours companies as well as Individuals who, through their corporate practices, have helped to raise India's corporate disclosure standards and corporate governance. The Awards seek to identify and celebrate those companies that have had a positive impact on our environment and society as well as their business.

K K Khandelwal empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI (UPDATED)
K K Khandelwal has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.

Vishvapavan Pati empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI (UPDATED)
Vishvapavan Pati has been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1986 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

Satyanarayan Mohanty appointed DG, Supplies and Disposals in GoI (UPDATED)
Satyanarayan Mohanty, presently Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been appointed as Director General, Directorate General of Supplies and Disposals, Department of Commerce, in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. He is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.


V K Subburaj posted as AS&FA, Fertilizer in GoI (UPDATED)
V K Subburaj, presently in the cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. He is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.


Ms Neetika Bansal deputed Joint Commissioner, Competent Authority (UPDATED)
Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, Ms Neetika Bansal has been deputed as Joint Commissioner in the office of Competent Authority & Administrative, Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators under the Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue.

Successful establishment of first Cytogenetic Laboratory at FRI (UPDATED)
Director General, Indian council and Forestry Research and Education, Dr V K Bahuguna in the presence of Director, Forest Research Institute, Dr P P Bhojved inaugurated the "Cytogenetic Laboratory" On December 20, 2012, in the Division of Genetics and Tree Propagation, Dehradun. Inauguration launched ambitious prospects in the forestry sector mainly finding chromosomal variation in different tree species which could accelerate the breeding and genetic improvement programmes in forestry sector. This technique reflects its importance in hybridization of identified genotypes, in inter-specific hybridization of elite trees and with the help of this technique it would be possible to understand the phylogenetics of hybrids of different forest tree species and generates possibilities in developing new varieties among them. On this occasion, Dr Ashok Kumar, Head of the Division of Genetics and Tree propagation, Forest Research Institute, reflects the importance of the cytogenetic studies in forest tree improvement programmes and assured that Dr Ramakant and Dr M S Bhandari will provide their experience to facilitate this technique. On the day of inauguration, Dr Bahuguna promises for providing all help and support for the betterment of the laboratory and hope that outcomes of this laboratory will bring glory for the institute at international level. This is the first attempt of establishing "Cytogenetic laboratory" in forestry sector by Division of Genetics and Tree Propagation, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun. It is hoping that research in this laboratory provides new prospectus with positive hopes in future breeding programmes. In the inauguration ceremony, a team of senior scientists Dr H S Ginwal, Dr Santan Barthwal, Ms Parveen, Deepak Mishra, Registrar FRI, R K Aima, Dean FRI University Dr A K Tripathi, Registrar FRI University, Head of the divisions, Research Scholars and Staff of Genetics and Tree Propagation were also the part of the ceremony.

D K Hota selected as Director (HR), BEML (UPDATED)

D K Hota, GM, HPCL, has been selected for the post of Director (HR), Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on December 20, 2012. As many as 14 persons were interviewed for the same.

 


CORPORATE


Will power prices shoot up ?

With the power ministry's idea of steep reduction in reserve price for coal blocks coming up for auction there is a fear of power tariffs shooting up say experts.

Banga resigns as director of Jetking Infotrain
Surjit Banga has resigned as director of Jetking Infotrain


Temple resigns as director of Allsoft Corporation

William Temple resigns as director of Allsoft Corporation.

Bhandari resigns as Director, Eveready Industries Ltd
V Bhandari has resigned as Director of Eveready Industries Ltd the Company w.e.f. December 19, 2012

Gandhi resigns as Company Secy. Paramount Cosmetics India Ltd
Ms. Sarika Gandhi has resigned as Company Secretary of Paramount Cosmetics India Ltd w.e.f. November 29, 2012.

Negandhi re-designated MD, Arnav Corporation Ltd
Arnav Corporation Ltd has re-designated Dhiren Negandhi as Managing Director of the company.

Rao re-designated Vice Chairman & MD, Infronics Systems Ltd
K. S. Rao, Managing Director of Infronics Systems Ltd has been re-designated as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

Singh resigns as Company Secy. K M Sugar Mills Ltd
Akhilesh Kumar Singh has resigned as Company Secretary of K M Sugar Mills Ltd w.e.f. December 5, 2012

Rao appointed MD, Manpower Group India
A G Rao has been appointed as Managing Director of Manpower Group India.

Swayambhu appointed Sales Head (India & SAARC), ZyXEL Communicatons
ZyXEL Communications has appointed Madhukar Swayambhu as the Sales Head (India & SAARC) region

Sharma appointed Advisor (New Media & Content Strategy), Prasar Bharati
Pranjal Sharma has been appointed as Advisor (New Media and Content Strategy) for Prasar Bharati for all channels of All India Radio (AIR) and DD Network

SAIL production up 8% in November
Steel production from plants of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) marked a growth of 8% during November, 2012 as compared to corresponding period last year (CPLY) with saleable steel production at 9.72 lakh tonnes. SAIL CMD, C S Verma informed that during the period of April-November 2012,SAIL plants produced 8.2 million tonnes of saleable steel, a growth of 2.3% over the previous year. Major techno-economic parameters during April-November 2012 period fared better, with 2% improvement in coke rate & energy consumption and 3% improvement in BF productivity as compared to CPLY.



FORUM

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Grave injustice

Grave injustice by the departments on ego trip by withholding clearances for the officers for empanelment. Reason very simple, the officers did not massage the ego and pointed the wrong doings of the departments. Well, GoI to take call do they need good officers or psychophants.

Jaggu

Have reservations in whatever you have !

Let us have reservations in promotions. Let us also have reservations in births, deaths, marriages, divorces, accidents, illnesses, whatever you have. But let us have similar reservations in Siachen and on the border as well.

Vijay Kumar

Rehman Malik's 'buffoonery' during his recent India visit

As a matter of fact by conducting himself in the manner he did, Dr (honorary Ph.D from Karachi University) Abdul Rehman Malik was simply trying to keep his country's military (ISI) establishment in good humour. And the poor chap has compelling reasons for doing so.

Malik who started his career as a clerk in the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) which is loosely the Pakistani equivalent of Indian CBI was made the agency's Addl DG by Late Benazir Bhutto during her second term as Pakistan's PM. The task given to him by Ms Bhutto was to come down heavily on the religious fundamentalists who were as usual being patronised by the ISI as 'strategic assets'. As a retaliatory measure the ISI is reported to have collected evidence suggesting Malik's (perhaps professional) links with the Israeli secret service Mossad which is considered sacrilegious by the Islamic world irrespective of the context or the purpose for which such links are forged. The ISI claims to be still in possession of the evidence making Rehman Malik vulnerable to blackmail of the most extreme kind thereby compelling him to say things that would please the agency irrespective of the embarrassment it may cause to himself.

NN Ojha

When these ambitious projects will see the light of the day ?

It seems that post of SDG (Medical) was created to give boost to the establishment of institute of medical sciences and allied institutions. The post was created out of necessity and should have been filled immediately by seeking one time relaxations in eligibility criteria, but due to reason best known to establishment. God only knows that when these ambitious projects will see the light of the day without its captain. it is still lying vacant. Non fulfillment of post of SDG (Medical) tends to raise eye brows on intentions. It also sends the message across that matter may be delayed for certain vested interest of people in the power corridor.

R Verma

Who cares to read this?

The practice of providing official cars for travel from home to office and back to officers of Joint Secretary level was started during the Prime Ministership of Late Rajiv Gandhi; but it was pooled transport system under which two-three officers of Joint Secretary level travelled in one car. Over the years it is being misused grossly by officers even below the level of Joint Secrtary and it is indirect corruption. This should stop immediately. Only Secretary level officers should be provided this facility. For others Government transport should be provided when they travel outside their offices for official meetings. Even for going to airport the officers should not be provided official cars. Taxis should be hired.

Bishan Sharma

Alleged misuse of Hired car

1. I work in Ministry of finance field formation. I remember how staff car drivers used to behave(perpetually drunk, playing cards(JUWA) all the time. Misbehaving with officers and extorting the officers subordinates.

2. Compare this to private hired car drivers they are courteous and hard working. You can choose which are better?

3.Govt owned cars used to become rickety and creaky within couple of years of use. Compare this to well maintained private cars, no price for guessing which one is better.


4. Maintenance of government owned cars was a scam. With government employed driver and mechanic and DDO taking a cut in 5 times inflated bill. In fact the cost of hiring a private car is lower than the repair cost of Sarkari Gadi.

Persons recommending discontinuance of hired cars must be sent to mental asylum.

Ramesh

Facility of official transport

When a hue and cry is being raised about economy in expenditure, it is common knowledge that staff cars are being rampantly misused by entitled and non entitled officers and staff alike, in Government man but are staff cars the birth-right of government functionaries? Along with the facility of cars provided by the Office, often a separate car for mem-sahibs and babalogs also, officers and staff gleefully avail of substantial transport allowance too. When do we propose to implement a transparent system for this facility? Make it available in the public domain of each Ministry? Why different yardsticks for common man and powers that be?

S Singh

BoB is lucky

I have heard that Mundra is a man of integrity, character and principles. BoB, in fact , needs someone like him at the helm of affairs with human values and sound banking knowledge. Very good choice. Congratulations to the management team and all staff members of BoB.

Babu

Why shy of naming Ex. CBI Director ?

Why S K Singh fights shy of naming the Ex. CBI Director who has not contradicted a word what B R Lall has written.

S N Sinha

Award exemplary punishment to rapists

The rape of a young girl in the national capital has shocked the country. The Lt. Governor and the Police Commissioner should immediately be removed for failing to provide safety to women in Delhi. The photo of the rapists be published and they should be awarded exemplary punishment in weeks.

Sushma

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