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T A Vidyanathan

Congress is confident of winning election but ?
Despite all odds, top Congress leaders are sure that the Party will get 150 Lok Sabha seats to head the next Government. If a survey of the whispersinthecorridors .com from bureaucrats across the country is to be believed the Congress and the BJP will get less than 100 seats.

Advani gives Monsoon shower to the Congress Party !
May 31st proved to be a special day for Gadkari led BJP (post Mumbai executive) albeit in a different manner. For the BJP it was an occasion to mark its might against UPA-II in the name of 'Bharat bund' called in the wake of recent petrol price hike.

Amidst protest rallies across the country L. K. Advani's blog came as a monsoon shower for the Congress party. It seemed a move of the architect of phenomenal 'rath-yatra' (which took BJP from pathways to the parliament in 1989) which overshadowed the bund.

Advocating the need for introspection Advani's blog "BJP: A hub of hope" spoke louder about the lack of hope within the party. Citing to the whole lot of lapses right from the inclusion of UP's tainted minister in the BJP to Karnataka crisis and coalition initiative in Jharkhand Advani put a question- mark on Gadkari's leadership. Advani by raising questions on Gadkari and praising Sushma and Jaitley warned that Modi's and Gadkari's joint endeavour claiming supremacy over the party will worsen the affair.


Justice Lokur appointed Judge SC
Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court Justice M B Lokur has been appointed Judge of the Supreme Court.
(We said this on January 21 and again on May 7)

Banthia appointed new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra
Jayant Kumar Banthia has been appointed new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He is 1977 batch IAS officer. Banthia will succeed R Y Gaikwad who retired on May 31.
(We said this on May 29)

D K Mehrotra takes over as full-fledged Chairman of LIC
D K Mehrotra has taken over as full-fledged Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). He was serving as In-charge Chairman, LIC since May 26, 2011. It may be mentioned that Mehrotra has been associated with state-run Corporation since 1977. He was taking care of foreign operation as Executive Director (ED) before he became Managing Director (MD) in 2005. In his career spanning over three and a half decade, Mehrotra has occupied several pivotal positions in three zones and the corporate office.

Pachuau is new DGP of Karnataka
DGP Mizoram Lalrokhuma Pachuau has been appointed new DGP of Karnataka. 1977 batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre Pachau was on inter-cadre
deputation to Mizoram.
(We said this on May 2)

No to splitting of post of CMD in FCI
As the grapevine has it, the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of the Food Corporation of India (FCI) is not being split now as the related proposal has been turned down.

Siraj Hussain to be Additional Secretary Agriculture
Appointment order of Siraj Hussain being appointed as Additional Secretary Agriculture has reportedly been issued. Presently, he is Chairman of the Food Corporation of India (FCI). He is an Uttar Pradesh cadre officer of 1979 batch.

Why Alok Perti appointed Advisor Coal?
Mystery shrouds the appointment of outgoing Secretary Coal Alok Perti as Advisor Coal in the Government of India for a period of three months. He is retired 1977 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Vigilance clearance for GM sought
Vigilance clearance of 40 Railway officers has been sought for preparing panel of Divisional Railway Managers (GM). They are:N C Sinha, TRFC; Alok Johri, Mech; R S Virdi, Mech; K K Atal, Mech; R Mishra, Mech; Arvind Khare, Mech; Pramod Kumar, Mech; R K Singh, Elec.; V K Gupta, Engg.; V K Jain, Engg.; Madhuresh Kumar, Engg.; G Narayan, Engg.; Sudhir Mittal, Engg.; D Dewangan, Engg.; Satya Prakash, Trfc; R Kashyap, Accts.; A Rakshit, Accts.; Rashmi Kapoor, Accts.; Ranjan Tiwari, Accts.; Devi Pandey, Trfc.; B K Sinha, Stores; Mahesh Chandra, Stores; Naveen Tandon, Elec; Mehtab Singh, Elec.; Amitabh Lal, Trfc.; M Suresh, S&T; Hemant Kumar, Mech.; R Vishnoi, Mech.; A K Agarwal, Mech.; R Vatash, Mech and O P Chaube, Mech.

Deepak Kumar to join as Joint Secretary, Food soon
Deepak Kumar who on central deputation had been appointed Food will be assuming charge shortly. He is an Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS officer of the1990 batch.

PESB Chairman gets three months extension
Chewang Phunsog Chairman Public Enterprises Selction Board (PESB) Government of India has been given three months extension. He is a retired 1972
batch IAS officer of J & K.

A Ranjan is now Special DG BSF in Headquarters
Arbind Ranjan, Special DG,Border Security Force( BSF), Kolkata, has been transferred as SDG, BSF Head Quarters, New Delhi. He is a Kerala cadre IPS officer of 1977 batch.

Nand Kishore is now IG (Pers) in BSF
Nand Kishore, IG (Prov.), Border Security Force (BSF), FHQ, New Delhi, has been transferred as IG (Pers). He is a Rajasthan Cadre IPS officer of 1984 batch.

Sharan joins as Ambassador of India to Ivory Coast
Anil K Sharan has joined as Ambassador of India to Cote d' Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
(We said this on Jan 5, 2012)

1981 batch IPS officer gets DG rank in Karnataka
Om Prakash has been promoted as DGP (fire and emergency services, home guards and civil defence) in Karnataka . He is a 1981 batch IPS officer.

K Rajendera Kumar is Interim DGP J & K
Additional DGP Law and Order and Armed Police, K Rajendera Kumar has taken over as interim DGP of J & K. He is a 1984 batch IPS officer.

MP bureaucrat to teach US teachers
A Madhya Pradesh bureaucrat Manoj Srivastava is going to teach over one dozen United States of America teachers about "Ramcharitmanas". 1987 batch IAS officer Srivastava is presently Principal Secretary to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

CBI short of staff
The CBI has told the Parliamentary Board that there is a big shortage of staff and the Government should take remedial measures. It was reportedly stated that there is a shortage of 626 working officers, 61 law officers and 40 technical officers which totals to a requirement
of 855 of actual requirement for the officers.

Delhi CM and Chidambaram at loggerheads
Mrs. Shiela Dixit, Chief Minister, Delhi has met Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to lodge protest against transfer of several Delhi Government IAS officers without her consent. The officers are :- Mssrs MM Kutty, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Delhi, Manish Gupta, South Delhi MCD Commissioner, Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, Industrial Secretary, Ms. Debashri Mukherjee, CEO, Delhi Jal Board, R K Shrivastava, Secretary, Municipal Corpn of Delhi (MCD), Janak Digal, Secretary, Dharam Pal, Secretary, Ramesh Tewari, Secretary, Ms.Reena Ray, Secretary and Ms. Rinku Dhugga, Member (Admin), Delhi Jal Bd (DJB).

Intelligence wars to be fought with files and English language
That the rot is deep within the system of Government is deep is best epitomised by UPSC which while asking to select intelligence officers for FIU has chosen to select ministerial officers from EPFO, ESIC and ministries and rejected Inspectors of Customs and Income Tax on minor technical grounds. The question is how is UPSC selecting non Group A officers and how did Department Of Revenue draft recruitment rules allowing UPSC to select officers for the super sleuth agency. FIU"s experience may well play out on other Central Intelligence agencies. Intelligence wars in India will now be fought with files and English language.

Asit Pal in the Advisory Board of CVC
Former Executive Director of Corporation Bank, Asit Pal has been nominated in the Advisory Board of the CVC for a period of two years.

Dr P. Prabhakaran is advisor to Kerala Government
Dr P. Prabhakaran who retired on May 31, 2012 has been appointed as advisor to the Kerala Government. He is a Kerala cadre IAS officer of 1978 batch.

IAS changes in Himachal Pradesh
Arun Kumar Sharma will now be Deputy Commissioner, Shimla, vice Maneesh Garg, who goes as Secretary, Finance. Sharma will also hold the additional charge of Director, Tourism and Civil Aviation.Ram Swaroop Gupta will be new Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister. Jeet Ram Katwal will be Deputy Commissioner, Una, vice Kanshi Ram Bharti, who takes over as Deputy Commissioner, Kangra. Amitabh Awasthi will be Deputy Commissioner, Kullu. Priyatu Mandai has been made Special Secretary, Finance, and Examiner, Local Audit Department.

Lt Gen Chachra is Chief of Western Army Command
Lt Gen Sanjeev Chachra is new GoC of the Western Army Command based at Chandimandir, near Chandigarh.
( We said this on May 14 )

Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain is new Military Secretary
Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain, GoC of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps has been posted as the new Military Secretary.
( We said this on April 17 )

New posting of Ms Smita Gopal
Ms. Smita Gopal, Deputy Director, in the office of the Principal Director of Audit, Economic and Service Ministries, New Delhi, on relief from her present duties by Ms. Prachi Pandey, who will hold the additional charge of the post till further orders, is transferred and posted as Deputy Accountant General (Admn.), in the office of the Principal Accountant General (G&SSA), Karnataka, Bangalore Shri R Subu who is proceeding on training at IIM, Bangalore.

Two vacancies of HAG+ in IDAS vacant
As many as two posts meant for IDAS officers to be promoted into Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) plus scale are lying vacant.

S N Mishra IDAS officer to be elevated
S N Mishra who is Pune based PCDA Southern Command is poised to be Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) plus scale. He is an IDAS officer of 1979 batch.

Ms. NB Bharathi promoted in IB
Ms. N B Bharathi Assistant Director, (Intelligence Bureau) Government of India, has been promoted as Deputy Director. She is an Orissa cadre IPS officerof 1998 batch.
(We said this on 15 May 2012 )

150 IRS officers appointed as Asst. Commissioners of IT
As many as 150 officers of Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS) of 2006 and 2007 batches have been appointed as Assistant Commissioners of Income Tax. The officers of 2006 batch include: Awijit Rakshit, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Rajdeep Singh, Hemant Gupta, Amit Kumar Singh, Bedobani Chaudhuri, Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra, Surabhi Sharma, Alok Malviya, Kalpana Singh, Roli Khare, Ajay Modi, Priyanka Singh, Richa Rastogi, Rukmani Attri, Prasoon Mittal, Abhishek Kumar, Bhanwar Singh Ratnoo, Rajeev Kumar, Khairnar Amok Bharat, Md. Shadab Ahmed, Manu Chaurasia, Madanappa Garl Earappa, Ram Kumar Yadav, Kumar Pranav and Subhash K R. Similarly, the officers of 2007 batch are: Namita Khurana, Mini Chandran U, D Agrawal, Shweta Mishra, Abhishek Prabhat, Praveen Verma, Apoorva Bhardwaj, V Vidhyadhar, Saurabh Singh, Arju Garodia, Sita Shrivastava, N Hemalatha, Amit Katoch, Manish Kumar Jha, Sumit Kumar Verma, Divya K J, Alok Singh, Raman Garg, Geetinder Mann, S Sunder Rajan, Shaurya Shashwal Shukla, veni Raj, Mahendra Bishnoi, Prashant Kumar Mishra, Rajat Mittal, Anup Singh, Shudhanshu Shekhar, Deepti Chandola, Vaibhay Jain, Mahesh Gopinath Jawade, Anchal Khandelwal, Runi Pal, Pankaj Srivastava, Koushlendra Tewari, Vikrant Pal Singh, Amaninder Singh Dhindsa, Bipin C N, Amit Kumar Jain, Mundhe Vishwas Sopan Rao, M Anitha, Prashant Ranjan, Saurabh Kumar Rai, Mukesh Jain, Amresh Kumar Tiwari, M S Nethrapal, Manav Bansal, Anupama Singla, Shahnawaj Ul Rahman, Ram Tiwari, Amit Dua, Despande Saurabh Girish, R S Arvindakshan, Ram Prakash Maurya, Monika Rana, Vikas Singh, Laganpreet Sandhu, Farhat Khan, Sandeep Kumar Mishra, Aditya Shukla, Ashish Tripathi, virendra Singh, Rajesh Mahajan, Shinde Sudhakar Namdeo, Suman Kumar Renuga Devi P, H Kabila, Kirti Sankratyayan, Ram Prakash Rastogi, Yashvendra Singh, C Yamuna, Raghu nath, Shabana Praveen, Meenakashi Dohare, Jenardhanan V, V Justin, Rajni Rani Roy, Samrat Rahi, Tarundeep, pavuna Sundari E, Anoop Singh Malmun Nisha, Ansari, B Ramanjaneyulu, Vijyendra Kumar, Bobde Amit Ashokrao, Shivanand H Kalakeri, Das Rignesh Kalpesh, Murali Mohan M, Sanjal Kumar Yadav, B Naveen Kumar, Amit Raj, P Muthushankar, Rajesh Kumar Yadav, Kiran D, Narendra Kumar Naik, Abhishek Meshram, Huldrom Robindro Singh, Mrinal Kumar Das, Inder Solanki, Pallavi, Dhoke Ajay Gopalrao, Parmar Alpeshkumar Trikamalal, Poonam Rai, Uma Shankar Prasad, Mohit Mrinal, Waghmare Vipul Digambar, Shashi Kajle, Chanchal Meena, Kranti, Rintey Renthlei, Prem Prakash Meena, Bimal Kumar Meena, M C Omi Ningesheri, Satyapal Singh Meena, Roshanta Kumar Meena, Siddharth Bhim Singh Meena, Kumar Avikal Manu, Sumit Kaur and Pooja Swaroop.

87 positions of IAS officers vacant in WB cadre

As many as 87 positions of IAS officers have been lying vacant in West Bengal cadre. There are 227 officers in the position against strength of 314 IAS officers in the State.

PESB invites applications for Director (Tech.), CMPDIL
Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is seeking applications for the post of Director (Technical), Central Mine Planning & Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL). Those willing to apply can send their applications to the Board before August 3, 2012.

Air Marshal Arup Raha hands over Command of CAC
Air Marshal Arup Raha Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Vayusena Medal, who was commanding Central Air Command, Indian Air Force handed over the command of Central Air Command (CAC), at a ceremony took place at HQ, Central Air Command, Allahabad on May 31.

Air Marshal Arup Raha likely to take over WAC, New Delhi on June 1
Air Marshal Arup Raha Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Vayusena Medal, is expected to take over Command of Western Air Command (WAC), New Delhi, on June 1.

IRS officer nominated as Member, Placement Committee
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, S C Jain, Member (Revenue), CBDT, has been nominated as a Member of the Placement Committee.

Sudarsan Sethi is also DG, Harishchandra Mathur Sansthan in Rajasthan
Sudarsan Sethi, Principal Secretary, Personnel, has been assigned additional charge of Director General, Harishchandra Mathur Rajasthan State Rajya Lok Prashasan Sansthan, Jaipur in Rajasthan. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of this State cadre.

R C Agarwal is also GM, SCR
R C Agarwal, GM, NWR, has been assigned additional charge of GM, SCR.

Arya is also GM of NR and RCF
S V Arya, GM, WCR, has been given additional charges of GM/NR and GM/RCF.

Transfers and postings in Railways
A number of senior officers have been shifted in Railways. Accordingly, Ms. Chhavi Jha SAG/IRTS, on return from deputation, has been shifted to ECR and posted in the cadre while Manish Agarwal SG/IRSME, WCR is being transferred to DMW/PTA and posted in the cadre and Shivendra Mohan SG/IRSME was posted to DLW, NCR. Similarly, P S Bagadwal Rajbhasha Adhikari, WCR, has been shifted to NCR; SP Singh SG/IRSME, DLW to ECOR; Rajnish Arora SAG/IRSME, ECOR to CLW; Nihar Rajan Das SG/IRSEE, RB as Dir.EE(Dev) on promotion to Sr.Admn Gr. As ED, Elect Engg(Dev)/RB; Raghunandan Prasad SAG/IRSS, on return from deputation, to CR; SS Kalra SAG/IRSE, NFR to RSC; DS Chauhan SAG/IRSE WR to NFR; Surinder Kumar SAG/IRSE NR to NFR as CTE; N Buhpal Raj SAG/IRTS, SECR to SCR; Sanjeev Kishore SAG/IRSME, RB as EDME(Dev) to NER and posted in the cadre; Jagdish Prasad SAG/IRSS, SCR to ICF and posted in the cadre; J S Garg SAG/IRSS ICF to SR and posted in the cadre; K P Vishwanathan SAG/IRSS NFR to CR and posted in the cadre; Abhijit Roy SG/IRSE Metro to SER; RD Tripathi SAG/IRTS WR to CR and posted in the cadre; P K Ranade SAG/IRTS CR to WR and posted in the cadre; Mudit Anand JAG/IRSSE CORE to RDSO/LKO in the same capacity; Rajeev Kumar Arora SG/IRPS, on return from deputation, to CR; Mrs.
Pushpa Joena Ekka, SER to CLW.

Ms. Neelam deputed as GM (IT), DFCCIL (UPDATED)
Ms. Neelam Sanghi, IRAS, FA & CAO/FOIS, Northern Railway, has been selected and approved for deputation to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited as General Manager (IT) at New Delhi.

Karnal Singh is DGP, Mizoram (UPDATED)
Karnal Singh has been appointed as Director General of Police (DGP), Mizoram. He is a 1984 batch IPS officer of AGMU cadre.

K Ganeshan is new RNI (UPDATED)
K Ganeshan is new Registrar Newspapers of India (RNI). 1982 batch IIS officer Ganeshan has succeeded T Jairaj who retired last month.

ACC approves of appointment of Khurana as Director (Proj), MRVCL (UPDATED)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of R S Khurana, GGM, DFCIL, for the post of Director (Projects), Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVCL). The final approval is awaited from Railway Ministry.

Snehlata Kumar gets three months extension (UPDATED)
Ms Snehlata Kumar who is consultant in the Planning Commission has been given three months extension in her deputation tenure. She is 1979 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

N N Prasad gets extension (UPDATED)
Deputation tenure of Naresh Nandan Prasad has been extended upto 6th May 2013 . 1981 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre Prasad is presently posted in Geneva.

35 senior IAS officers shifted in Karnataka (UPDATED)
Services of 35 senior IAS officers have been affected with transfers and new postings in Karnataka. Accordingly, Subir Hari Singh has been transferred and posted as Additional Chief Secretary to Government while Kaushik Mukherjee is posted as Additional Chief Secretary to Government -cum- Development Commissioner and Dr C S Kedar, on return from Government of India, is made as Chairman, Bangalore Development Authority. Similarly, Anita Kaul is posted as Principal Secretary, Planning, Programme Monitoring & Statistics Department; V Umesh as Principal Secretary, Home Department; M N Vidyashankar as Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department; KJothiramalingam as Principal Secretary, Co-operation Department; R Sridharan as Principal Secretary, Forest, Ecology and Environment Department; Pradeep Singh Kharola as Commissioner, Bangalore Development Authority; Yogendra Tripathi as Commissioner for Commercial Taxes; Parmesh Pandey as Principal Secretary, DPAR E-Governance, Bangalore; Bharat Lal Meena as Principal Secretary, Agriculture Department, Bangalore; Amita Prasad as Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department; Sanjiv Kumar as Principal Secretary, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Department; Rajeev Chawla as Metropolitan Commissioner, Bangalore Metropolitan Regional Development Authority, Bangalore; Anil Kumar Jha as Secretary, Commerce & Industries Department (Mines, SSI & Textiles); Anil Kumar Jha is given additional charge of Managing Director, Mysore, Minerals Limited, Bangalore; P N Sreenivasachary as Secretary, Urban Development Department (Municipalities & UDAs); K S Prabhakara as Commissioner for Public Instructions, Bangalore; Tushar Giri Nath as State Project Director, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan, Bangalore; Arvind Shrivastava as Secretary, Finance Department (Expenditure); K Vishwanatha Reddy as Managing Director, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Development Corporation, Bangalore; M E Shivalingamurthy as Additional Secretary, DPAR (Janaspandana), Bangalore; N Prabhakar as Managing Director, Mysore Sugar Company Limited, Bangalore; B G Nandakumar as Commissioner, Religious and Charitable Endowment and E/o Additional Secretary, Revenue Department, Bangalore; Mrs. P Hemalatha as Director, Women & Child Development Department,Bangalore; B N Krishnaiah as Managing Director, Mysore Sales International Limited, Bangalore; Dr M N Ajay Nagabhushan as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Mysore; Mrs. C Shikha as Joint Director (Training), Administrative Training Institute, Mysore; Dr K V Thrilok Chandra as Director, Horticulture Department, Bangalore; M V Veerabhadraiah as Chief Executive Officer, Bangalore Urban District, Bangalore; N Prakash as Director (Personnel), Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Limited, Bangalore; R R Jannu as Additional Director, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Department, Bangalore; V Shankar as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayat, Belgaum; F R Jamadar as Managing Director, Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation, Bangalore and Mrs. G Sathyavathi has been transferred and posted as Director, Tourism Department, Bangalore.

Arvind Kumar appointed as PCCF in Sikkim (UPDATE)
Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner, Government of Sikkim, New Delhi, has been promoted and appointed as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF)-Cum-Principal Secretary to the Government with effect from June 1, in addition to his responsibilities as Principal Resident Commissioner at Delhi. He is a 1985 batch IFS officer of Sikkim cadre.

Revenue Deptt constitutes 3 benches of Settlement Commission (UPDATED)
Three new benches of Settlement Commission have been constituted by the Revenue Department including two in Delhi and one in Mumbai.

Sharavn Kumar appointed CEO Children's Film Society (UPDATED)
Shravan Kumar has been appointed new CEO of the Childeren's Film Society in Mumbai. He is 1992 batch IRS (IT) officer.
(We said this on April 25 )

IRS officer P P Aspatwar promoted to JCIT (UPDATED)

Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer P P Aspatwar has been promoted to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT) in Karnataka region.

IRS officer K C Badhok is OSD, CCIT (CCA), Delhi region (UPDATED)
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer K C Badhok has been posted as OSD in the officer of CCIT (CCA), Delhi region.

IRS officer A K Sharma is ED, FDDI, Chhindwara (UPDATED)
Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer Amit Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Executive Director, FDDI, Chhindwara under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi on deputation basis.

Tenure of CVO NPCIL extended (UPDATED)
Deputation tenure of Sushil Chandra, Chief Vigilance Officer in the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited(NPCIL), Mumbai has been extended for a period of two years beyond 12.3.2012 to 11.3.2014.He is 1983 batch IRSME officer.


Dr. C Rangarajan to head Committee to look into hydrocarbon exploration
Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman, PM's Economic Advisory Council, will head the Committee constituted by Prime Minister to review the design of future Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) in Hydrocarbon exploration.

Mukerji withdrawn as ARCIL Nominee Director on SPIC Board
Thirumathi Neeta Mukerji has been withdrawn as Nominee Director of Southern Petrochemicals Industries Corporation Ltd (SPIC) by Asset Reconstruction company (India) Limited (ARCIL)

Kumar re-appointed CEO & MD, IFCI
IFCI Limited has re-appointed Atul Kumar Rai as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for a further period of five years w.e.f. June 1, 2012

Ravishankar appointed Addl. Director, Orient Press Ltd
Orient Press Limited has appointed G Ravishankar as an Additional Director of the Company w.e.f. April 2, 2012

Sarkari resigns as Director, Godrej Industries Ltd
F P Sarkari has resigned as Director of Godrej Industries Ltd w.e.f. June 30, 2012

Venkataraghavan resigns as Director, Numeric Power Systems Ltd
R Venkataraghavan, Director of Numeric Power Systems Ltd has resigned from the company w.e.f. May 30, 2012.

Two more directors resign as directors of Numeric Power Systems Ltd
A Balan and K V Nachiappan have resigned as directors of Numeric Power Systems Ltd w.e.f. May 30, 2012

Sharma appointed Company Secy. Everest Kanto Cylinder Ltd
Everest Kanto Cylinder Limited has appointed Ms. Kanika Sharma as a Company Secretary of the company w.e.f. May 21, 2012.

Iyer appointed Addl. Director, BS Transcomm Ltd
BS Transcomm Limited has appointed Prof. A. Gopalakrishnan Iyer as Additional Director of the company.

Shirambekar resigns as Company Secy. Mercator Ltd
Ms. Suchita Shirambekar has resigned as Company Secretary of Mercator Ltd w.e.f. May 29, 2012

Sharma appointed Independent Director, Jindal Saw Ltd
Jindal Saw Limited has appointed Girish Sharma as an Independent Director of the company.

Ramakrishnan appointed Addl. Director, Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd
Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Limited has appointed Ritesh Ramakrishnan as an Additional Director of the company w.e.f. May 30, 2012

S Chandrasekharan is GM SBT
S. Chandrasekharan has taken over as General Manager (Treasury) at State Bank of Travancore (SBT) in Kerala.


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Adding to chaos
The personnel branch of any organization should be headed by a regular cadre officer failing which the situation would be worse as is in the case of NHAI where neither the cadre officers are being given any weightage nor the officials of the relevant cadre are looking after the affair thereby adding to the chaos.
H K Dua

Setback to cadre of IRSE officers
This is indeed giving setback to the cadre of IRSE officers as honest and upright officers are denied seniority and open line and others too suffer. I hope now good sense ill prevail on Mukul Roy to get justice to Rajeev Bhargava who has waited long and in spite of the fact that very fabric of civil services has collapsed by ignoring the 1st Principles i.e. Recruitment rule for GM (OL) stipulates benchmark of two clearances out of 5 years and as I understand Rajeev Bhargava has double the standards i.e. 4 out of 5 . This is case of injustice and where there is lack of concern for sanctity of decisions by Chairman of ACC i.e. Prime Minister and respect for directives of judiciary.


Price of CNG smells conspiracy
The hike in Price of CNG smells conspiracy of the vested interest that the petrol pumps (owned by Big wigs of Power center of Delhi) should keep on selling petrol and diesel. If CNG is cheaper it will directly affect them. This conspiracy should end.

Sanjay Rana

Unwanted advice
Ajit Singh, the 73-year old senior cabinet minister and veteran political leader running his own political party for decades, certainly knows what to do with the pilots' illegal strike, as also the Civil Aviation Secretary who has over three decades of government experience. They do not require the amateurish advice of a pilot or babu. A pilot may know how to run an airplane but not how to run a government or ministry or a PSU Airline, or how to deal with such a recalcitrant strike which is fatal to their own company.

K P Singh

Abolish vacant posts
These vacant posts should be abolished. Reduction in the number staff is taking place everywhere and so why not the posts of IAS officers?

J Sarkar

Citation: Mr. Sushil Solanki v. Directorate General of Vigilance Customs & Central Excise in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000136

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma
(, 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)

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