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Victory for development feel sources close
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
S Kumaraswamy empanelled as Joint Secretary
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
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),
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
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
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,
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
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
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),
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,
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
HSBC's India Head takes charge as the president
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
I.D.Bhandari unlikely be changed in Himachal
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.