What people say about us!
Your whispers are mostly true while the RTI is fully true. How do you
continue to get such stories is truly inspirational. Please keep up
the good work.
Cabinet reshuffle on August 3 ?
As the grapevine has it, there is going to be a reshuffle in the Centre
on August 3, 2012.
Kamal Nath may get portfolio of Power
As the grapevine has it, Union Minister for Urban Development Kamal
Nath, who is the senior most leader in the Cabinet now, may have the
portfolio of Power.
S M Krishna may get a new responsibility
As the grapevine has it, Union Minister for Ministry of External Affairs
(MEA) S M Krishna may get a new responsibility. It could even be in
the Congress set up.
Who would be Leader of Lok Sabha most sought after affair after Prez
Between the Presidential polls and Monsoon session Leader of Lok Sabha
is going to be the most sought after affair in the corridors of power
and politics. Among several names like Kamal Nath, Kishore Chandra Dev,
A.K. Antony, Sushil Kumar Shinde doing rounds; insiders seem to be quite
sure on Shinde's name as most likely.
Akhilesh Singh lacks a good media manager
It seems that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Akhilesh Singh Yadav,
unlike his predecessor Ms. Mayawati, is not able to find a media manager.
It is highly creditable for Vijay Shankar Pandey (an IAS officer of
1979 batch) who had been able to manage the media during the five year
tenure of former Chief Minister of Ms. Mayawati. It is so because Ms.
Mayawati was not easily accessible. Though, Pandey was also made victim
of Mayawati in the last.
With Ms.Mamata on board
is Congress problems over ?
The real problem of Congress is to come out from reforms which still
could be a prickly issue when time arises. West Bengal Chief Minister
& Trina Mool Congress (TMC) supremo Ms.Mamata Banerjee could still
create a roadblock for the Congress in future from diesel prices to
FDI in retail.
10 more IAS officers of 1990 batch to be Joint Secretaries in GoI
As the grapevine has it, 10 more IAS officers
of 1990 batch will be empanelled as Joint Secretaries in the Government
of India (GoI). Earlier, 54 IAS officers of this batch had been empanelled.
Satyajit Ranjan to be Joint Secretary, NDMA
Satyajit Ranjan, who on central deputation is Joint Secretary in the
Defence Ministry, will be a Joint Secretary in the National Disaster
Management Authority (NDMA). He is an IAS officer of 1987 batch of Kerala
Abhay Kumar Tripathi to be Joint Secretary,NDC
Abhay Kumar Tripath is all set to become Joint Secretary, NDC, the slot
that fell vacant after the exit of Vishwas Mehta. He is an Andhra Pradesh
cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch.
No further extension to R K Ghose
As the grapevine has it, Ranjan Kumar Ghose who on central deputation
is Joint Secretary in the Defence Ministry will be completing his extended
deputation soon. He has been denied further extension. He is an IA&AS
officers of 1982 batch.
Vivek Kumar to get extension !
Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Power, Vivek Kumar is all set to
get three months extension in his deputation tenure. He is a 1990 batch
IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.
Khati is new Joint Secretary Earth Sciences
Anand Singh Khati has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Earth Science,
Government of India. He is an IRPS officer of 1984 batch.
(We said this on July 11, 2012)
Ajay Anand to be JS Security Lok Sabha
Ajay Anand, Director,(Security) Lok Sabha,Parliament House, New Delhi,
is likely to be promoted as Joint Secretary, Security, Lok Sabha, Parliament
House, New Delhi. He is an IPS officer of 1992 batch of UP cadre.
G Raghavendra Rao selected as Director (Tech.),
G Raghavendra Rao, GM, BEL, has been selected for the post of Director
(Technical), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) at a Public Enterprises Selection
Board (PESB) meeting held on July 18, 2012. As many as 17 persons were
interviewed for the same.
Dr. (Ms.) Archana Meena tipped to reach the
As the grapevine has it, Dr.( Ms.) Archana Meena is tipped to join in
the President's Secretariat,once Pranab Mukherjee was formally elected
as the President of India. Presently, she is District Magistrate(DM)
of Malda in West Bengal. She is an IAS officer of the 2002 batch of
West Bengal cadre.
GMs panel with 22 names in Railway reaches
Panel for new General Managers(GMs) with 22 names in Railway Ministry
has reached the PMO.
DRMs list has a stamp of Vinay Mittal
Recent postings of 18 Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) has a stamp
of Chairman, Railway Board (CRB) Vinay Mittal. Grapevine has it ,that
the entire list of 18 DRMs, except DRM Howrah (Kolkata), has candidates
who are of the liking of the CRB.
Dhand gets ACS rank in Chhattisgarh
Vivek Kumar Dhand has been given ACS rank in Chhattisgarh. He is a 1981
batch IAS officer.
(We said this on June 16, 2012)
Deputation tenure of Ravi Mittal extended
The central deputation tenure of Ravi Mittal, Advisor Planning Commission
has been extended for three months. He is an IAS officer of 1986 batch
of Bihar cadre.
Anand Prakash is new SSP Guwahati
Anand Prakash has been appointed as SSP, Guwahati in place of Apoorva
Jeevan Barwa IPS. He is an IPS officer of 2004 batch of Assam Meghalaya
DPC to promote 1994 batch IFS only after promotion
of 1993 batch IAS
It is widely believed in the MEA that now DPC to promote 1994 batch
IFS officers to the rank of Joint Secretary will take place only after
the promotion of 1993 batch IAS officers.
Ravi Kanta moves from CBI to IB
Ravi Kanta, DIG, CBI, has been inducted in Intelligence Bureau (IB)
on a lateral shift basis as Deputy Director, IB. He is an IPS officer
of 1998 batch of Odisha cadre.
(We said this on May 31, 2012)
Katiyar empanelled in GoI
Ratan Sanjay Katiyar, SP, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has
been empanelled in Government of India for a DIG rank. He is an IPS
officer of 1998 batch of Bihar cadre.
Next batch of IAS awarded officers at LBSNAA,
Batch comprising 32-37 officers of state administrative services who
have been awarded as IAS are to join the academy on 22nd July. The 50
days training session starts on 23rd July at LBSNAA, Mussorrie.
Reshuffle of bureaucracy in Himachal Pradesh likely soon?
A Reshuffle of IAS officers is likely to take place by the end of July.
Arya gets JAG
Haryana Government has granted Rakesh Kumar Arya, SP, Karnal, Haryana
Police, Junior Administrative Grade (JAG). He is an IPS officer of 2003
batch of the Haryana cadre.
Manzli Saini to be SP, CBI ?
Ms. Manzli Saini, SP, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh Police, is likely to
be inducted as SP in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). She is an
IPS officer of 2005 batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
Kulkarni to be promoted in CBI !
Ms. Vidya D.Kulkarni, SP, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely
to be promoted as DIG, CBI. She is an Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer of
Chhattisgarh Government asks services of IPS
Chhattisgarh government has requested MHA to repatriate Binay Kumar
Singh, Joint Director, IB, Government of India, to his parent cadre
which has denied on the ground that Singh is a Hard-Core officer in
IB, GoI. He is an IPS officer of 1987 batch of Chhattisgarh cadre.
Balachandran goes to Luanda
First Secretary in Indian Embassy, Oslo P Balachandran, has been moved
PESB seeks applications for Director (Tech
& Ope.), HLL Lifecaere Ltd
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking applications for
the post of Director (Tech & Oper.), HLL Lifecare Limited has been
falling vacant since April 26, 2012. Those willing to apply can send
their applications to PESB before August 24, 2012.
PESB seeks applications for CMD, ECIL
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking applications for
the post of CMD, Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL), falling
vacant on September 1, 2012. Those willing to apply can send their applications
to the PESB before August 13, 2012.
Pravindra Yadav promoted to AG, CAG
Pravindra Yadav, on return from deputation, has been promoted to the
grade of Accountant General (SAG) and will take over as Principal Director
(Union Finances & Accounts) under the Comptroller & Auditor
General of India. He is an IA&AS officer of1996.
Eight posts of Judges vacant in Orissa HC
As many as eight posts of judges have been lying vacant in Orissa High
Court against approved strength of 22. These include four posts of Permanent
Judges against 17 approved strength and four of Additional Judges against
five approved strength.
Captt. B P Singh, Director Naval Training
selected for 38th APPPA
Capt. B P Singh, Director Naval Training, has been selected for 38th
Advanced Professional Programme in Public Administration (APPPA) to
be conducted from July 2, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
Thakur is back to Orissa
Sudarshan Pal Thakur is back to the parent Orissa cadre from central
deputation. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer.
Six officers shifted in Railways
As many as six officers have been transferred and posted in Railways.
Accordingly, Sunil Kumar Agarwal, HAG/IRTS, presently working as COM,
South Central Railway, has been transferred to Northern Railway while
Ras Behari Das, HAG/IRTS, presently working as COM, East Coast
Railway, is being shifted to Northern Railway and Guru Das Brahma, SAG/IRTS,
East Coast Railway was moved to East Coast Railway. Similarly, G M Tripathi,
SAG/IRTS, East Coast Railway, has been posted as CCM(CHOD) on East Coast
Railway; Ran Vijay Singh, SAG/IRTS from North Eastern Railway to North
Eastern Railway and Arvind Kumar, SAG/IRTS, has been shifted Northeast
Frontier Railway to North Eastern Railway.
J A Vaidyanathan is Director, DoPT
J A Vaidyanathan of CSS has been appointed as Director in Department
of Personnel and Training (DoPT).
Post of Joint Secretary, NDMA vacant
Post of Joint Secretary (Admn.) in the National Disaster Management
Authority (NDMA) Joint Secretary level is vacant under the Ministry
of Home Affairs, on deputation basis for a period of five years. Those
willing to apply can send their applications to the Department within
T N Hariharan is Collector, Virudhunagar in
T N Hariharan, Joint Secretary, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj
Departemnt, has been transferred and posted as Collector, Virudhunagar
in Tamil Nadu. He is a 2003 batch IAS officer of this State cadre.
Major reshuffle of IPS officers in MP
As many as 20 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) have been transferred
and posted at different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Sanjay
Kumar has been made SP, Bhopal while Arvind Saxena will now be SP, Bhopal
North and Anshuman Singh is SP, Bhopal South. Similarly, Santosh Singh
has been posted to PHQ as AIG in Bhopal; R K Arusia as SP, Dindori;
Manoj Sharma as SP, Khandwa; Harinarayan Chari as SP, Jabalpur; Purushottam
Sharma as SP, Chhindwara; Akhilesh Jha as SP, Alirajpur; Ashish as SP,
Indore; Chetra N as Commandant 32 Battalion, Ujjain; Amit Singh as Additional
SP, Shivpuri; Navneet Bhasin as Additional SP, Morena; Rudolf Alarej
as Additional SP, Balaghat; Tarun Nayak as Additional SP, Bhind; Sanjay
Tiwari as SP, Shajapur; O P Tripathi as SP, Indore East; Vinit Kapur
as Aid-de-Camp to Governor; Rakesh Singh as Deputy Commandant, 15th
Battalion, Indore and Yograj Singh has been appointed as SP, CPMT, Bhopal.
New postings of four IAS officers in Haryana
Four officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been given
new assignments in Haryana. Accordingly, Ashok Khemka has been posted
as Director General, Consolidation of Holdings as well as Director General,
Land Records, Special Collector and Special Land Acquisition Officer
(LAO) while AK Singh will also be Managing Director, Agro Industries
Corporation and Pradeep Kasni was posted as Chief Executive, Khadi and
Village Industries Board. Besides, Nitin Kumar Yadav has been posted
as Director Supplies and Disposals with additional charge of Managing
Director, HARTRON, Joint Secretary and Director, Electronics and Information
Transfers and postings of IAS officers in
As many as six officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have
been transferred and posted at different places in Tamil Nadu. Accordingly,
Ajay Yadav has been posted as Sub-collector, Namakkal district while
R Lalitha will now be Sub-collector, Cuddalore and Praveen P Nair is
Sub-collector, Hosur, Krishnagiri district. Similarly, Ranjana has been
posted as Sub-collector, Pollachi, Coimbatore; Shankar Lal Kumawat as
Sub-collector, Nagrecoil, Kanniyakumari and Dr. Subodh Kumar has been
posted as Sub-collector, Tirukoilur, Villupuram district.
P K Das gets charge of Vigilance in DoPT
P K Das, who was appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Personnel
& Training (DoPT), has been assigned the charge of Vigilance. He
is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
Transfers and postings in Railways (UPDATED)
Vijayee Ram, SAG/IRTS, who is working as CTPM in West Central Railway,
has been transferred to North Central Railway and posted in the cadre
while Shashi Bhushan Gandhi, SAG/IRTS, is being shifted from South East
Central Railway to Western Railway and posted in the cadre and O P Kesari
SAG/IRSEE was moved from CLW to CR in the same capacity and posted as
CELE.Similarly, S N Singh SAG/IRSEE has been transferred from CR as
CELE to WR in the same capacity; Margoob Hussain SAG/IRSEE SCR to SER;
Ghanshyam Singh SAG/IRSEE, WCR to ER in the same capacity; Sandeep Gemawat
SG/IRSE SER to NWR; R S Rajput SG/IRSE ER to WCR; Rajesh Agarwal JAG/IRSE
WCR to ER; Vijay Singh from SR to NCR; S Ramprakash SAG/IRMS ICF to
SR; M P Jain SAG/IRMS WR to NER; SK Gupta SAG/IRMS WR to RCF; T P Srivastyava
SAG/IRMS ECOR to WCR; CR Panda SAG/IRMS ECOR to ECOR and transfer orders
of O N Verma SAG/IRSE from NER to SR, have been cancelled.
Balbir Singh Malik is also CEO, SLNA, IWMP
in Haryana (UPDATED)
Balbir Singh Malik has been assigned additional charge of CEO, State
Level Nodal Agency (SLNA), Integrated Water Management Programme (IWMP)
in addition to his present duties in Haryana. He is a 1993 batch IAS
officer of Haryana cadre.
R N Kalita selected as Director (Catering
Services), IRCTC (UPDATED)
R N Kalita, ED, RVNL, has been selected for the post of Director (Catering
Services), Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited
(IRCTC) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held
on July 19, 2012. As many as nine persons were interviewed for the same.
Cadre of IAS officer transferred from Jharkhand
to Maharashtra (UPDATED)
The cadre of Astik Kumar Pandey has been transferred from Jharkhand
to Maharashtra on the ground of marriage to Ms. Patil Mokshada Anil,
an IPS officer of 2011 batch of Maharashtra cadre. Pandey is a 2011
batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.
Seven IFS officers shifted in MP (UPDATED)
As many as seven officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) have been transferred
and posted at different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Chandrakant
Patil has been posted as Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife), PCCF,
Bhopal while L K Chaudhary will now be Regional Director, Bandhavgarh
Tiger Reserve, Umaria and V Satyam was appointed as Chief Conservator
of Forests, Shahdol. Similarly, Anil Kumar Shrivastava has been posted
as Chief Conservator of Forests, Seoni; Nirankar Singh as Chief Conservator
of Forests (Research), Ratlam; Kamlesh Chaturvedi as Chief Conservator
of Forests and Mohan Lal Meena has been posted as Conservator of Forests
(Working plan), Ujjain.
R Gopalan inducted as Member of High Level
R Gopalan, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, has been inducted
as Member of High Level Committee on Financing Infrastructure.
Is Silver the next thing to look for ?
It is heard that the correction in price of silver is over and that
the price of the white metal is going to gallop from here on.
Bhat re-appointed MD, Karnataka Bank Ltd
P Jayarama Bhat has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Karnataka
Alok Kirloskar appointed Addl. Director Kirloskar
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd has appointed Alok Sanjay Kirloskar as an Additional
Director of the company w.e.f. July 18, 2012
Bagri appointed MD, LKAB Securities and Investment
IKAB Securities and Investment Ltd has appointed Anil Kumar Bagri as
Managing Director of the company.
Doshi resigns as MD,LKAB Securities and Management
Nikhil H Doshi has resigned as Managing Director of Ikab Securities
and Investment Ltd w.e.f. July 16, 2012
Two Additional Directors appointed on Board
of Satyam Computer Services Ltd
T N Manoharan and Ravindra Kulkarni have been appointed as additional
directors on the Board of Satyam Computer Services Ltd w.e.f. July 18,
Singh resigns as Company Secy. Kernex Microsystems
Jasminder Singh has resigned as Company Secretary of Kernex Microsystems
India Ltd w.e.f. July 6, 2012
Mehta resigns as Independent Director, Syncom
Formulations India Ltd
Sanjay Mehta has resigned as Independent Director of Syncom Formulations
Jindal appointed Independent Director, Syncom
Formulations India Ltd
Praveen Jindal has been appointed as an Independent Director of Syncom
Formulations India Ltd.
Puri resigns as Independent
Director, Jetking Indfotrain Ltd
Rohit Puri has resigned as an Independent Director of Jetking Infotrain
Ltd w.e.f. July 18, 2012
Pandit resigns as Shareholder Director, Bank
Anand Kamalnayan Pandit has resigned as Shareholder Director of the
Bank of Maharashtra w.e.f. July 18, 2012
Mohan resigns as Company Secy. Suashish Diamonds
Srikant Mohan has resigned as Company Secretary of Suashish Diamonds
Ltd w.e.f. May 31, 2012
Agrawal resigns as CFO, Gokul Refoils and
Prakashchandra Agrawal has resigned as Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
of Gokul Refoils and Solvent Ltd w.e.f. June 30, 2012.
ONGC gets National Awards for Excellence in
ONGC received a major boost at the 9th National Awards for Excellence
in Cost Management held at New Delhi on July 17, 2012 when two of the
company's units (Karaikal and Western Offshore) bagged two prestigious
prizes in the category of 'Public Manufacturing: Unit (Large)'. CMD
Sudhir Vasudeva received the Awards from Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Minister
for Corporate Affairs. Reacting to the recognition for the organization
that has been bestowed by the distinguished jury, CMD said, "Ethical
responsibility and a transparent management ethos lie at the core of
ONGC's philosophy of doing business. These awards are respectable testimony
of the continuous work and dedication that ONGC has rendered in the
service of the nation for more than half a century."
Govt. strategy to abolish manual scavenging:
The government is soon going to finalize a strategy to put an end to
the practice of manual scavenging, Union Minister for Social Justice
and Empowerment, Mukul B Wasnik said at an ASSOCHAM event held here
in New Delhi on July 18, 2012."Even after the concerted efforts
of the government to abrogate the problem of manual scavenging, it still
remains to be addressed considering acute shortage of public conveniences
across India," said Wasnik while addressing a national conference
on 'Social Inclusion and Affirmative Action: Reservation of SCs/STs
in Private Sector organized by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and
Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). "As per the 2011 Census, there are
about 26 lakh insanitary toilets including the 13 lakh toilets where
human excreta is discharged in open drains and of the remaining some
are serviced by the human beings and even animals and with such a huge
number of insanitary toilets there is bound to be manual scavenging,"
said the minister. Earlier, quoting the Census 2011 Wasnik said "About
49.8 per cent of households in India are in open defecation, thus it
is a huge problem and we are committed to address the same effectively."
"Social inclusion in pursuit of providing equal opportunities to
each and every individual is an agenda of supreme importance and the
government has sought the support of industries and corporate bodies
to carry forward this agenda with more determination and great vigour
as the co-operation from the industries would revolutionise the entire
system," said Wasnik while releasing an ASSOCHAM report titled
'Initiatives for Affirmative Action on Inclusion of SCs and STs'.
Sudhir Vasudeva takes over as President, AIPSSPB
Sudhir Vasudeva, CMD ONGC & Chairman, ONGC Group of Companies has
taken over charge as President, All India Public Sector Sports Promotion
Board (AIPSSPB). AIPSSPB is an apex body of the Public Sector Undertakings
formed for promoting the cause of sports in the country.
BHEL awarded for Excellence in Cost Management
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), one of the profit making Navaratnas,
Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) engaged in engineering and manufacturing,
has been conferred the maximum number of four 'ICAI National Awards
for Excellence in Cost Management 2010-11', among public and private
sector companies. The awards were presented by Dr. Veerapa Moily, Union
Minister for Corporate Affairs to B Prasada Rao, CMD, at a function
in New Delhi. BHEL has been awarded the recognition for the seventh
successive year, having earlier won the awards uninterruptedly for the
years 2005 to 2010. An independent jury headed by the former Chief Justice
of India, V N Khare unanimously selected BHEL's Units - Haridwar, EPD-Bangalore,
Jhansi and Power Sector-Southern Region in various categories, for the
Awards for 2011.
GoI optimistic about fate, philosophy of SEZs:
Anup Wadhawan, Joint Secretary, Commerce Department in Government of
India, put forward his views critically on the achievements of SEZs
terming it as the 'islands of excellence in investment, export &
employment'. Addressing to representatives of stake-holders in the '8th
International SEZ Convention' in the aegis of ASSOCHAM organized in
New Delhi on July 18, 2012, he put forward the idea of 'Competitive
Economic Zone' for wider discussion in the context of SEZs' future prospects.
ASSOCHAM India discusses the role of SEZs in the recovery of Global
Economy. The search of ideas and perspectives highlighting the role
of Special Economic Zones as an agent of Global Economic Recovery was
the key concern in the 8th International SEZ Convention organised by
ASSOCHAM India. Raj Kumar Dhoot, President- ASSOCHAM; D S Rawat Secy.
Gen., ASSOCHAM; Anita Arjundas, Chairperson, SEZ Council ASSOCHAM; A
Wadhawan, Joint Secretary, Commerce, GoI and Dr. L B Singhal, ADG (DGFT)
were the key speakers.
Bhattacharya joins Baroda Pioneer AMC
Jaideep Bhattacharya has joined as MD of Baroda Pioneer AMC.
Agrawal quits Gokul Refoils and Solvents
Prakash Agarwal has resigned as CFO of Gokul Refoils and Solvents.
Simpson quits Gujarat Gas Company
Walter Simpson has resigned as Director of Gujarat Gas Company
Modi resigns from S Mobility
Divya Modi has resigned as director of S Mobility.
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Delay in promotions in IRSSE & IREE cadres in Indian Railways
As you had been showing good continuity in running the web magazine
"W-i-t-C", I thought it to bring to your knowledge that there
is great delay in promotions to the cadres of IRSSE & IREE in Indian
Railways compared to other caders of Railways and of Indian Government.
For these cadre, only 1987-88 batch has been promoted to SAG, ie, a
time of approx 24 years is being taken for a normal SAG promotion, while
for other GoI services and even in other cadres of Railways, it is maximum
20 years, while recommended is only 17 years.
Why is the PM not reacting to Obama's remarks on FDI? PMO's twitter
diplomacy seems rather funny .How are Indian ministers authorized to
respond on behalf of Manmohan Singh who, as a true friend of Obama,
has chosen to keep his lips sealed?
A K Saxena ( A retired civil servant)
CGHS in complete mess
I do not know why government is still continuing with CGHS and its
dispensaries in Delhi , and hope the status is same in the states also,
if not worse ? It is only BIG medicine STORE house only, which creates
only hurdles even to serious patients, including heart patients. Most
of the CMO of big dispensaries has its own set of rules and objections.
Firstly, in more than 80 to 90 percent time, he is only sitting on the
computer system, just on line indending medicine prescribed by the specialist
of the empanelled hospital, in some cases he changes the medicines on
his own whim and half knowledge? And patient is in dark, which medicine
is substitute of which medicine or spending time for referring to the
empanelled hospital, with which he has probably links or cut? Does any
doctor sees any patient /medical examine, may be once in a while in
a week ? No doctor is clear of the rules, if you ask for the written
document , you have to approach office of DGHS. It is high time we should
outsource the services.
Snail Mail moving the Cadre Slowly
I agree with the view that dishonest and incompetent officers should
be weeded out of the system. The officers responsible for the delay
in promotions of batches are either incompetent, who probably don't
know how to manage the cadre and service or are plain disinterested
in the cause of others. These people need to sent for training on cadre
management and promotions and should be taught to process things at
a faster pace. Post people who are knowledgeable and not people who
look the other way for reasons not to work.
R P Verma
Congratulations on the appointment of VC of DDA
Congratulations to Sanjay Srivastava on the appointment of VC of DDA.
DDA will certainly do progress under his administration.
Jaswinder Singh Syal
The Guwahati Girl
Ye Desh hai veer jawano ka
Es Desh ka yaro kaya kahna
Ye desh hai duniya ka gahna
You can lead a dignified life provided you have money, muscle and political
power. Not only in the remote corners of the country, state capitals
but even in Delhi such painful incidents are happening in broad day
light. Women, children and distinguished senior citizens are at the
mercy of the goondas. Witnesses to the crime are not forthcoming. Even
if someone dares come forward, the police is not on their side. The
witnesses are threatened and bought. What to talk < of Aam Aadmi, even
the educated and distinguished citizens who have served the country
in war zones are unable to register an FIR in a Police Station. In-
Chare of Police Stations plainly say that , unkee bhi majbooriyan hain,
It is high time that even small matters are not left only at the SHO
level but the DCP concerned once in a while look into the Diary of the
Police Station. A monthly meeting with the vulnerable citizens would
be useful. According to a senior bureaucrat, ' He was not so insecure
serving in Afghanistan than in his own country in the Capital'.
It is one-sided coverage
It is disappointing that you have also joined the bandwagon of the
biased Delhi press who only sing the praises of Bharat Bhushan without
ever giving the other side of the picture. You should not become his
PRO and give him unjustified publicity.
M S Raman
My condolences for the family of late R Gopalkrishan. He was an ideal
officer and a good friend. May his soul rest in peace.
Very sad news
I still remember working with him for workshop with AIR executives
on Jan Shiksha Adhiniyam. Dynamic, knowledgeable and great human being.
Disclosure of address and immigration details of a passport holder
Referring to a passport holder, the appellant alleged that the said
citizen was accused in four criminal cases pending in various JMFC courts
at Indore and Mumbai. He sought information regarding this passport
holder like, his present address with name of country and the copy of
his immigration form. The Public Information Officer (PIO) denied the
information under section 8(1)(j) stating that the disclosure of the
passport details /documents has no relation with the applicant and that
it would cause unwarranted invasion on his privacy. During the hearing
the appellant contended that despite his informing the Passport Office
about pending criminal cases, a passport was issued to him. The Central
Information Commission (CIC) directed the Passport Officer, Mumbai to
inquire into the matter and inform the appellant whether cognizance
was taken of the fact that three complaints of criminal charges were
pending against the said person and subsequently send the findings to
the appellant. The Commission also directed the appellant to send a
copy of the complaints to the Passport Officer Mumbai.
RTI has been used as a tool not only to obtain information, but
also initiate certain action.
Citation:Mr. Suraj Sharma v. Ministryof External
Affairs, in DecisionNo. CIC/SG/A/2012/000409/18802
Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma
(firstname.lastname@example.org), 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)