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Which industrial group will benefit the most
from P Chidambaram's post as FM?
There are two- three prominent industrial groups as well as some big
boys in the stock market who will benefit the most from P Chidambaram's
reappointment as Finance Minister.He has assumed charge of his new office
Saleem Ahmed is DG, NYKS
Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs has appointed, Saleem Ahmed as
new Director General (DG) of Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sangathan(NYKS).
(We had said it on June 27)
Will uncertainties continue to plague IT industry
Uncertainties in key consumer segment like banking, financial services
and insurance and a volatility of the Re will keep the Indian IT industry
on a roller coaster ride. This can be read from the fact that TCS has
posted handsome results but IT bell weather Infosys giving a sign of
No consensus on CEA ?
Consensus has not arrived at for the appointment
of Chief Economic Advisor. No name has so far been finalized.
E K Bharat Bhushan moves to Steel Ministry
E K Bharat Bhushan is moving to the Ministry of Steel as Additional
Secretary. He is 1979 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.
Machendranathan to be AS and FA
S Machendranathan who is presently Additional Secretary Steel is moving
to the Ministry of Civil Aviation as DGCA. He is a 1979 batch
IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
Arun Mishra to be new DGCA
Arun Mishra is being appointed new Director General of Civil Aviation
(DGCA).He is 1986 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.
(We had said it on June 20)
1991 batch IAS officer quits service
A 1991 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, L V Nilesh has quit Indian
Administrative Service (IAS) and his resignation has been accepted by
Government of India.
CBDT recommendations now with Government
Recommendations of the CBDT for CIT and CCIT transfers and promotions
are being sent to the Government for approval.
CBEC's personnel wing initiative bears fruits
Personnel wing of the Central Board of Excise of Customs (CBEC) under
the leadership of Member Personnel Ms. Praveen Mahajan has blazed a
new trail. As many 150 Superintendents are very soon going to be elevated
as Assistant Commissioners.This was pending for over last two years.
Was Bhushan's top backers snapped by Aviation
E.K Bharat Bhushan's backers were the top of the bureaucratic pyramid
with the clout reaching upto the Prime Minister's Office. But what really
prompted Ajit Singh to take action was the fact that the striking Air
India pilots license was not cancelled by DGCA. Singh had made it a
prestige issue to sack the striking pilots but Bharat Bhushan did not
take action against them which cost him his job say the whispers in
R S T Sai extension rejected
Proposal pertaining to extension R S T Sai as the Chairman & Managing
Director(CMD) of Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.(THDC) has
A B L Srivastava's proposal rejected
Proposal pertaining to appointment of ABL Srivastava as Chairman &Managing
Director (CMD) of NHPC has been turned down. Presently, he is the Director
(Finance) in NHPC.
Name of Neeraj Kumar to be included in panel
of CBI Chief
Name of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar is being included inthe
panel of new CBI Director. He is a 1976 batch IPS officer of UT cadre.
Karnal Singh to join ED in Chandigarh
Karnal Singh, DG Mizoram is all set to join Enforcement Directorate
as Special Director on a newly created post in Chandigarh. He is a 1984
batch IPS officer of UT cadre.
Verma to succeed Karnail Singh in Mizoram
Alok Kumar Verma, Special Commissioner, Delhi Police, Vigilance, is
likely to succeed Karnal Singh as DGP of Mizoram. He is a 1979 batch
IPS officer of UT cadre.
Roopa to join CBI as SP ?
Ms. Roopa M, SP, Tuensang Nagaland Police Headquarter is likely
to be inducted as SP in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). She
is an IPS officer of 2006 batch of Nagaland cadre.
Rastogi to be promoted in CBI
Santosh Rastogi, SP, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely
to be promoted as DIG, CBI. He is an IPS officer of 1998 batch of Maharashtra
IPS officer to get inter cadre deputation
Yashasvi Yadav, SP, CID, Nagpur Maharashtra Police is likely to get
inter cadre deputation from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh. She is an
IPS officer of 2000 batch of MH cadre.
SAG officers transferred in Railways
As many as three SAG level have been shifted in Railway Ministry. They
are: Nand Kishore, SAG CRly, Executive director works RDSO, Lucknow,
B Barapatre, SAG CRly posted as CBE in Central railway itself, and S.M.
Maheshwari,ED works RDSO Is posted as SAG CRly.
Rao gets proforma promotion
S Vasudeva Rao, CVO, DCI, Visakhapatnam, has been granted Proforma
Promotion as IG by GNCTD, Delhi. He is an IPS officer of 1986 batch
of AGMU cadre.
PS, MoS to return to parent cadre ?
Dr. V. Santosh Kumar, PS to Union MOS textile, Ms. Panabaka Laxmi is
likely to return to the parent cadre.He is an IRS(C&CE) officer
of 1992 batch.
Services of Pant regularized for another 18
Services of U S Pant treasury advisor, Ministry of Finance and Long
Term International Monetary Fund(IMF)Assignment in Government of Nepal
have been regularized for another 18 months by the Government
of India. He is an ICAF officer of 1982 batch.
R P Sharma gets foreign assignment
R P Sharma, IG (Pers.)National Security Guard (NSG) Headquarters Manesar,
Gurgaon is going on a foreign assignment as Anti Corruption Crime Prevention
Expert with UN office on Drug and crime (UNODC) New Delhi for one more
year. He is an IPS officer of 1986 batch of Orissa cadre.
(We said this on 8 May 2012).
S K Chaudhary to be the Member PPP for NHAI?
With appointment process going on for member PPP, NHAI, S K Chaudharys
name has started doing rounds.
15 DRMs postings to take place by July 20,
As the grapevine has it, postings of 15 new Divisional Railway Managers
(DRMs) will take place by July 20, 2012.
Deputation tenure of
Central deputation tenure of Joint Secretary in PMO L K Atheeq has been
extended till August 2014. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Karnataka
A K Srivastava to be ADG MoEF
As the grapevine has it, A K Srivastava is poised to be ADG,Forests
in the Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF).He is an IFS officer
of the 1980 batch of Jammu & Kashmir cadre. At present, he is posted
as IG in MoEF.
V Nandakumar deputed as Addl. PS to MoS, Social
IRS officer, V Nandakumar, Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai,
has been deputed as Additional Private Secretary to Minister of State
(MoS) for Social Justice & Empowerment.
Gopal Gupta gets six months extension
Gopal Gupta, Inspector General (IG)-cum-Chief Security Commissioner
(CSC), RPSF Railway Board has been given six months extension
upto January 7, 2013.He is an IPS officer of 1983 batch of UP cadre.
1988 batch of IAS officers in CG soon to be
As the grapevine has it all the three 1988 batch IAS officers of Chhattisgarh
cadre are soon to be elevated from Secretary level to the level of Principal
Secretary(PS). They are Babulal Agrawal, K.D.P. Rao and Jawahar Srivastava.
Rajneesh Goyal front runner for PS to Karnataka
As the grapevine has it, the name of Rajneesh Goyal is in circulation
for the post of Principal Secretary (PS) to new Karnataka Chief Minister
Jagdeesh Shettar. He is an IAS officer of 1986 batch who belongs to
the Karnataka cadre. Presently, he is Managing Director (MD) of the
Karnataka State Industries Development Corporation(KSIDC).
Paradip Port Trust to get new Chairman soon?
Appointment of new Chairman of Paradip Port Trust is soon going to take
Sinha gets three months extension
A K Sinha Director (Finance ) Coal India Ltd (CIL has been given three
months extension in his tenure.
Two officers of Railways on deputation
P K Sinha, SAG/IRAS/COFMOW, has been selected and approved for deputation
to IRCTC as GGM (Finance), IRCTC/Delhi while Kanwaljit Singh Asla, IRAS/SG,
was approved for secondment to IRCON International Ltd. as Joint GM
(Finance) for Malaysia.
Deepak Sanan soon to be ACS, Himachal Pradesh
Deepak Sanan, who is Financial Commissioner-cum-Principal Secy(Revenue,
R&R), Principal Secretary. (MPP & Power, NCES) in Himachal Pradesh
Government, has been elevated as Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) in
Himachal Pradesh. He is an IAS officer of 1982 batch of Himachal Pradesh
IIS officer Abhishek Dayal to go to Colombo
Abhishek Dayal, an Indian Information Service (IIS) officer of 1996
batch, will be joining as Colombo based Special Correspondent of the
Will I S N Prasad return as PS to Karnataka
As the grapevine has it, the name of I S N Prasad is also in circulation
for the post of Principal Secretary (PS) to new Karnataka Chief Minister
Jagdeesh Shettar. He is Karnataka cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch. Presently,
he is Principal Secretary (PS) Information
Technology (IT) and Bio Technology (BT) to the Karnataka Government.
Ranganath to continue as CS, Karnataka
S V Ranganath, present Chief Secretary to the Karnataka Government will
continue. He is Kanataka cadre IAS officer of 1975 batch.
Gurjar to move to Muscat
Amaram Gurjar Third Secretary in Indian Embassy Cairo has been moved
K P Anand promoted to AG, CAG, Itanagar
K P Anand, Senior Deputy Accountant General in the office of Accountant
General, Arunanchal Pradesh, Itanagar, has been promoted to the grade
of Accountant General (SAG) and will take over as Principal Director
of Audit, Northeast Frontier Railway, Maligaon, Guwahati under the Comptroller
& Auditor General of India.
11 posts of Judges vacant in Karnataka HC
As many as 11 posts of judges have been lying vacant in Karnataka High
Court against approved strength of 50 . It includes one post of Permanent
Judge against 34 approved strength and 10 of Additional Judges against
16 approved strength.
Beerbal Prasad, Director, TEC selected for
Beerbal Prasad, Director, Telecom Engineering Center, has been selected
for 38th Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA)
to be conducted from July 2, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
PESB seeks applications for Director (Refi.),
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking applications for
the post of Director (Refineries), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
falling vacant next year on July 1, 2013. Those willing to apply can
send their applications to PESB before September 6, 2012.
Abhishek Dev to move to Arunachal Pradesh
Joint Secretary Home in the Chandigarh Administration Abhishek Dev has
been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh. He is 2007 batch IAS officer
of UT cadre.
Dr. N N Pathak is VC, JNKVV in MP
Dr. N N Pathak has been appointed as Vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru
Krishi Vishwavidhyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
A V Shukla is Aid-de-camp to Rajasthan Governor
Anand Vardhan Shukla has been posted as Aid-de-camp to Governor, Rajasthan.
He is a 2000 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.
Thiagarajan conferred with 'Achievers and
Leaders Award (Finance) (UPDATED)
S Thiagarajan, Director (Finance) of NMDC Ltd. has been conferred with
Achievers and Leaders Award (Finance) in recognition of his achievements
and exemplary leadership skills. The award is instituted by Institute
of Public Enterprises (IPE) and Banking Financial Services and Insurance
(BFSI). These awards are endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Business
supported by Stars of the Industry group in association with Thought
Choure to be new JS Disinvestment (UPDATED)
Ms. Sangita Choure (IA&AS-1987), Director General (Defence and Communication
) is all set to join the Government of India as Joint Secretary Department
Praveen Singh is back to UP as ADG (UPDATED)
Praveen Singh on completion of his deputation tenure as Chief Vigilance
Officer(CVO) in the NHPC has returned to his parent cadre.He is an IPS
officer of 1982 batch who belongs to the Uttar Pradesh cadre.
4 in fray for post of SEBI's ED (UPDATED)
As many as four contenders are there in fray for a post of Executive
Director(ED) in the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) interviews
for which were held today. They are:Nagendra Parikh,Amarjeet Singh,P.K.
Bindlish and S.V.Muralidhar.
11 officers of Jharkhand State Service awarded
IAS cadre (UPDATED)
As many as 11 officers of Jharkhand State Civil Service have been awarded
IAS cadre against the vacancies of 2008 and 2009. The officers include:
Jagmohan Prasad, Sudhanshu Bhushan Ram, Veena Shrivastava, Hansraj Singh,
Samson Soi, Fidelish Toppo, Kamla Kumari and John Paskal Lakra against
the vacancies of 2008 while Paramjit Kaur, Shailendra Bhushan and Baleshwar
Singh against the vacancies of 2009.
Md. Shayin deputed as Deputy Commissioner,
Inter-cadre deputation of Mohammed Shayin from Haryana cadre to AGMUT
cadre (Chandigarh Admin) has been approved for the appointment of Deputy
Commissioner, UT, Chandigarh, for a period three years. He is a 2002
batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.
S. V. Murlidhar Rao, CGM to be SEBI's ED (UPDATED)
S. V. Murlidhar Rao who is CGM Market Regulation Department in in the
Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) has been selected the post
of Executive Director(ED) in SEBI.Interviews were held today.
Who will be new Principal Secretary to Karnataka
CM ? (UPDATED)
Now there are three contenders for the post of Principal Secretary to
the new Karnataka Chief Minister Jagdish Shettar. They are Mssrs 1981
batch IAS officer Umesh V,1985 batch IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola
and 1986 batch IAS officer Rajneesh Goel.
Darpan Jain is new JS to Karnataka Chief Minister
Darpan Jain will be new Joint Secretary to the Karnataka Chief Minister
Jagdish Shettar. He is 2001 batch IAS officer.
116 Superintendants of Central Excise granted
ad-hoc promotions (UPDATED)
As many as 116 Superintendants of Central Excise have been granted ad-hoc
promotions to the grade of Assistant Commissioners (C & CE) on in-situ
Those who have been promoted are G B Panda, S George Fernandez, G M
Sanaulla, S Umesh, M S Hiramath, S Shivaprakashswamy, B Shyamprasad,
A|Suresh, S|M Saleem, N Balarama Krishna, M S Sivaraman, Gs Renuka Pathy,
C S J R Somayajulu, B Undeshwar Rao, D B Ratnaparkhi, K V M Nair, S
A Shaikh, K S Pandit, Lakshman K Ramaswamy, U R Naik, R G Gawas, V K
Ashtikar, Palanimuthu S , Paneerselvam V, Sujit Kumar Biswas, Salavaraj
P, Vishnu Bhagwan, N K Gupta, Satpal Talwaria, Vinit Kumar Sinha, J
V Subramaniam, T V Rajamohan, S G Viswanathan-Ii, M Md Basha, R Shanmujasundaram,
V Varadan, V Srinivasaphani , S C Mohanty, S K C Takbha Ware, Sundra
Rao Gude, Dharam Raj, Ram Janam Ram, M Arun Gopal, S Ravichander, S.
Govind Rajan, P.V. Mohanan, V. Chandramouli, Khaja Mustaq Hussain, Rattankumarsingh,
Nirmal Swaroop, A.K. Shrivastava, Vinod Kumar Kundra, An. Ingole, H.S.
Tiwari, Hendry S.J. Chandrasekaran, Faroq Ahmed, H.B. Pandya, Vimal
Kumar, Jaswsant Kumar Higgins, Naveen Gupta, Om Prakash Singh, H C,
Jagannath Reddy, K.K Ganguly, Chinmoy Banerjee, D. Aroopdas, Himendu
Roy, R.K. Ambuwani, Rahmat J. Haqqani, A.K. Dutta, I. A. Halim, T Kar,
A. K. Choudhury, A. K. Choudhury, K1sholoy Das, V. G. Desai, K Krjshnamoorthy,
S. P. Kulkarni, Dinesh Kumar Misra, Vlnod Kumar Nanda, Lal Chand, R.
L. At1gre, Ishwar Singh, Lakshminarayana, Mrs. Patinder Malhotra, Rajeev
Narain Singhal, A S. Atalia, B. Nagendra Rao, B.K.. Mukherjee, M. G.
K.Ureshi, Dhirendra Kumar, M. Hartlong, H. S. Naskar, R. A. Jalaj, R
S Meena, P N Sarvaiya, C S Chavan, S. P. G. Rashid, V.V. Umranikar,
K N Joshi, A.K. Patel, N.P. Shah, , Prem Nath Verma, Anil Kumar, T.V.
Narasimha K R, Rakesh Narain, Bada L Kumar, Ram Kishore Shukla, Ajay
Kumar Singh, Ishwar Chander (Mehta), M.N. Parvathamma, B.N. Ramesh,
Md Joynul Abedin, A Bhattacharjee, A Chatterjee, B.K.Banerjee, R.G Advani
and M C Sampat.
Is the fashionable mall culture wearing out
The footfalls in the malls have started slipping and there is an estimated
8-10 percent dip in the people coming in malls. Retail analysts say
that because of a slowing economy, shoppers are hesitant to step into
malls and shopping centres. While most malls are experiencing thin crowds,
it is the premium and destination malls that are the worst hit.
Upadhyaya to hold addl. charge as Director
P P Upadhyaya, Managing Director, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals
Ltd (MRPL) has been entrusted with additional charge of Director (Technical)
of the company by Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas w.e.f.
July 1, 2012
Siganporia resigns as Director, Tata Coffee
P. T. Siganporia Director of Tata Coffee Ltd has resigned from the company
w.e.f. July 11, 2012
Muralidharan chosen as Entrepreneur of the
Year Award 2012-Small Scale.
T. Muralidharan, Founder and Chairman, TMI Group has been awarded the
Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2012-Small Scale.
Gupta appointed Company Secy. Pearl Polymers
Ms. Chandni Gupta has been appointed as a Company Secretary of Pearl
Polymers Ltd w.e.f. from July 11, 2012 who is now designated as Manager
(Secretarial & Accounts) of the company.
Subbu Subramanian appointed Addl. Director,
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd
Nucleus Software Exports Ltd has appointed Subbu Subramaniam. N as an
Additional Director of the Board of Directors of the company w.e.f.
July 11, 2012.
Chaturvedi appointed Addl. Director, J J Exporters
A B Chaturvedi has been appointed as an Additional Director of J J Exporters
Ltd w.e.f. July 2, 2012.
Thakur resigns as Whole-time Director &
CFO, J J Exporters Ltd
Arvind Kumar Thakur has resigned as Whole-time Director and Chief Financial
Officer J J Exporters Ltd w.e.f. June 01, 2012.
Jhunjhunwala resigns as Director, J J Exporters
Ms Laxmi Jhunjhunwala has resigned as Director of J J Exporters Ltd
w.e.f. June 26, 2012
Singh resigns as Director, CMC Ltd
Surendra Singh has resigned as Director of CMC Ltd w.e.f. July 11, 2012.
Bijur appointed MD, Verizon Data Services
Verizon Data Services has appointed Santosh Bijur as its Managing Director.
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Give them Ex- officio rank of Secretary
All members of Maharatna PSU Boards should be given Ex- officio rank
of Secretary to GoI, just like the members of Railway Board.
MRP has no meaning !
The MRP has lost its meaning as Water bottle at different place has
different rate. In my view if water is served in Glass then vendor can
charge any amount but sealed bottle has fixed price which can not exceed
MRP. Is any on listening in the government ? This applies to all products
which are sealed one
Railways is not a PSU/corporation
Railways is not a PSU/corporation but a department of the government.
Members of the Railway Board aren't "honorary Secretaries"
but ex-officio Secretaries to the Government of India (like CBEC/CBDT
Members are ex-officio Special Secretaries to the GoI). This is so because
Railway Board is itself the Ministry of Railways, and the members exercise
full administrative powers of secretary-ranking officers over it. In
fact, applying Amit's logic of keeping turnover, assets, risk, projects,
profit in mind Members/Chairperson of the Postal Service Board should
not even hold the rank of Joint Secretary to the GoI.
Disclosure of reasons for not empanelling an officer under RTI
The appellant sought the reasons for being left out in the empanelment
list of IPS Officers by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for the year
1994-95 while all his APRs were outstanding. The PIO informed that as
per DoPT's O.M. No. 1/7/2009-IR dated 1.6.2009, the information sought
in the RTI application cannot be classified as 'information' and the
same cannot be provided. The appellant argued before the Central Information
Commission (CIC) that whereas his juniors have been empanelled and,
therefore, he should be provided the reasons for being left out from
empanelment list when all his APRs are 'Outstanding'. The CIC noted
the admission of the respondent that the decision for promotion of IPS
Officers is taken in the meeting of the CPEB. Observing that the meetings
of the CPEB are a matter of official record, the CIC ruled that what
has been sought by the appellant is covered under the definition of
'information' as per section 2(f) of the RTI Act. The Commission directed
the PIO to provide the reasons, as per record, whereby decision was
taken to leave out the appellant in the empanelment list of IPS Officers
for the year 1994-95.
This decision of the CIC is likely to bring in transparency in the
process of empanelment..
Citation: Mr. Kamal Saini v. Ministry of Home
Affairs in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000236
Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma
(email@example.com), RTI Consultant
to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW
AND PRACTICE and PIO's Guide to RTI by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)