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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 Polls?

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.




BUREAUCRACY



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 cadre.

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.), BDL
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 President's House
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 the PMO
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 cadre.


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, Mussorrie
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 1998 batch.

Chhattisgarh Government asks services of IPS officer
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 to Luanda.

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 four weeks.

T N Hariharan is Collector, Virudhunagar in TN
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 (UPDATED)
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 Technology Department.

Transfers and postings of IAS officers in TN (UPDATED)
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 (UPDATED)
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.


CORPORATE


R Gopalan inducted as Member of High Level Committee
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 Bank Ltd.

Alok Kirloskar appointed Addl. Director Kirloskar Brothers Ltd
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 Ltd
IKAB Securities and Investment Ltd has appointed Anil Kumar Bagri as Managing Director of the company.

Doshi resigns as MD,LKAB Securities and Management Ltd
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, 2012

Singh resigns as Company Secy. Kernex Microsystems India Ltd
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 India Ltd.


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 of Maharashtra
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 Ltd
Srikant Mohan has resigned as Company Secretary of Suashish Diamonds Ltd w.e.f. May 31, 2012

Agrawal resigns as CFO, Gokul Refoils and Solvent Ltd
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 Cost Management
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: Wasnik
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
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.




FORUM

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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.

KR

"Reticent PM"

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.

Ravinder Kumar

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

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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'.

ZS Nirwal

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

Condolence

My condolences for the family of late R Gopalkrishan. He was an ideal officer and a good friend. May his soul rest in peace.

Sewa Ram

Very sad news

I still remember working with him for workshop with AIR executives on Jan Shiksha Adhiniyam. Dynamic, knowledgeable and great human being.

Anil


RIT

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.

Comments

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
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