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Field Marshal in IPS- M K Narayanan

Who is the Field Marshal in the IPS? At a get-together name of West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan was unanimously referred. He is a retired 1955 batch IPS officer. Field Marshal means who doesn't retire.

IIFT to hold golden jubilee celebrations on May 2
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a deemed university, is holding golden jubilee celebrations after completing 50 years of foundation on May 2, 2013. President, Pranab Mukherjee will be Chief Guest while Union Minister for Commerce, Industry & Textile, Anand Sharma and Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Dr D Purandeswari are Guests of Honour. IIFT Chairman and Commerce Secretary, S R Rao and IIFT Director Dr Surajit Mitra are the organisers.


19 IAS officers retiring in April
As many as 19 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) belonging to various cadres and batches are retiring in April 2013. They are V Venkateshwara Bhat; K R Kishore of Andhra Pradesh; Manohar Pandey of Chhattisgarh; Inderjeet Prasad Gautam of Gujarat cadre; Prem Kumar, Padam Singh Chauhan and B M Nanta of Himachal Pradesh; C S Kedar, Shivaraam, Md A Sadiq of Karnataka cadre; K Jose Cyriac of Kerala cadre; Ramesh Chandra Sagar of Maharashtra cadre; D S Poonia of Manipur-Tripura cadre; T Ramachandru of Orissa cadre; S K Sharma of Punjab cadre; Rakesh Kacker, Dipal Jain of Tamil Nadu cadre; Vinita Kumar of Uttarakhand and Jaya Ghosh of West Bengal cadre.

Orders of Anil Goswami as Home Secretary being issued tonight (UPDATED)
With the Prime Minister clearing the appointment file, the orders of 1978 batch IAS officer of Jammu & Kashmir cadre, Anil Goswami as next Home Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs are being issued on Friday night.

Who will be Secretary, Social Justice?

Who will succeed Anil Goswami as Secretary, Social Justice? Search has already started for the post.

U S Bawa to be MD, NEHHDC
Brig. U S Bawa, Ministry of Defence, has been recommended for the post of Managing Director, North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Corporation Limited (NEHHDC) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on April 25, 2013.

Sarkar to be new LIC Chairman?

Sushobhan Sarkar is likely to be appointed new Chairman of the LIC. He reportedly figures at number one in the panel for the post.

Four short-listed for MD, LIC ?
S B Mainak, S K Roy, Usha Sangwan and V K Sharma are believed to have been short-listed for the post of MD, LIC.

Ranjit Rae would move to Kathmandu

As the grapevine has it, Ranjit Rae is all set to move to Kathmandu. The 1980 batch IFS officer, younger brother of Petroleum Secretary Vivek Rae, is tipped to replace Jayant Prasad in Kathmandu as Indian Ambassador to Nepal.

Resignation of Vijay Singh accepted
Government of India has accepted the resignation of Vijay Singh from the post of Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). He is a 1970 batch former IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh.
(We said this on Apr 17, 2013)

Will Dr Chawla move to IMF ?
Dr Arunish Chawla is likely to move to the IMF in Washington. He is a1992 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

Avnish Awasthy joins GoI

Avnish Awasthy has joined the Government of India as Joint Secretary Department of Disability. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.
(We said this on March 29, 2013)

Orders of V H Kalbande as MD, NERAMAC soon

The orders of V H Kalbande, CGM, MSSC, Ltd, for the appointment as Managing Director, North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) are expected to be issued in first week of May, 2013.
(We said this on Feb 8, 2013)

A K Singh would mark his new stint as DIG, Operations at Force HQ
Anant Kumar Singh is all set to serve as DIG, Int./Operations at CISF HQ. He is a 1994 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

P K Mohanty to be new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh
P K Mohanty is taking over as new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh on May 1. He is a 1979 batch IAS officer.

Gupta to be Secretary, OIDB
Joint Secretary, Petroleum, L N Gupta is moving as Secretary, Oil Industries Development Board (OIDB). He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.

O P Chaudhary gets PM award for excellent works

O P Chaudhary has been conferred with conferred the `Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration' for the year 2011-12 for taking initiative in opening schools and other outstanding works in Naxal infested Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh. He is a 2005 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

April 30 would be last working day for Gautam in Gujarat Govt
Indrajeet Prasad Gautam is scheduled to retire on April 30. Gautam, Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Urban Housing Department, is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. He has etched a benchmark for Gujarat bureaucracy by way of his substantial contribution in
planning projects like riverfront, BRTS and EWS housing.

Big ticket bureaucratic reshuffle on anvil in Jharkhand post President's visit?
As the grapevine has it a big ticket bureaucratic reshuffle is on the anvil after the President of India completes his Jharkhand visit on April 30. Reportedly, the reshuffle would set the pace of governance and would give a glimpse of administration on the onset of Assembly elections in the state.

Will Rajiv Rai be Secretary, PESB?
Rajiv Rai is likely to join as Secretary Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). He is a CSS officer.

Anurag Kapil deputed as Deputy Secretary, Coal

Anurag Kapil, SG/IRAS, North Western Railway, has been deputed as Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a period of four years.

Mrs Aruna Bahuguna relieved to join as Spl DG, CRPF
The Government of Andhra Pradesh has relieved Mrs Aruna Bahuguna of cadre responsibility and paved the way for joining central deputation as Special Director General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). She is a 1979 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
(We said this on March 5 & Apr 9, 2013)

Sanjay Pungalia posted as Director, Forward Markets Commission, Mumbai
Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer Sanjay Punglia, presently Joint Commissioner of Income Tax, has been appointed as Director, Forward Markets Commission, Government of India, Mumbai.

P S S Reddy posted as OSD in CCIT (CCA) office, Delhi
Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT) officer, P S S Reddy, Commissioner of Income Tax, has been posted as OSD in the office of CCIT (CCA), Delhi region.

Justice A K Pathak is Addl. Judge, Delhi HC
Justice Anil Kumar Pathak has been appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court for a period of two years with effect from May 14, 2013.

Lt Gen Chachra to head Northern Command
Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra is all set to succeed Lt Gen K T Parnik as head of the Northern Command. Lt Gen K T Parnaik, is retiring on June 30.

Lt Gen Philip Campose to head Western Command
Head of the Perspective Planning (PP) Directorate at the Army Headquarters, Lt Gen Philip Campose will be new head of the Western Command.

Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok to be elevated

DG, IT, Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok is being elevated as the chief of Army's Shimla-based Training Command.

Lt Gen Anil Chait to move Delhi ?
Central Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chait is likely be shifted to head the tri-services Integrated Defence Services Headquarters in Delhi .

Lt Gen Rajan Bakshi to be Central Army Commander ?
Leh based 14 Corps head Lt Gen Rajan Bakshi is being tipped to be Army Commander Central Command.

14 IFS officers transferred in Rajasthan

As many as 14 officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) have been transferred and posted at different places in Rajasthan. Accordingly, S N Singh has been appointed as APCCF, Headquarters, Jaipur while Virendra Singh will now be APCCF, Administration, Headquarters, Jaipur and M K Kuril is APCCF, Production, Jaipur. Similarly, Dr Suresh Chandra has been made APCCF, CAMPA, Jaipur; G V Reddy as APCCF, Project Formulation and Coordination, Jaipur; K C Sakarwal as APCCF, NTFP, Jaipur; Rajiv Kumar Goyal as CCF, Bharatpur; K K Garg as CCF, Udaypur; R S Shekhawat as Conservator of Forests in the office of CCF, Ajmer; Rajesh Kumar Gupta as Conservator of Forests, M & E in the office of CCF, Jaipur; T C Verma as Conservator of Forest, Concurrent Evaluation, Jaipur; V S Bohra as CF, Wildlife, Jaipur; Ajay Kumar Gupta as Joint Project Director, RFBP, Jaipur and Mrs Akanksha Chaudhary has been made Deputy Conservator of Forest, Wildlife, Zoo, Jaipur.

S K Mohanty is Director, Forward Markets Commission, Mumbai
S K Mohanty, Commissioner of Income Tax (A), Jamnagar, has been deputed as Director, Forward Markets Commission, Government of India, Mumbai, on deputation basis for a period of three years.

Dadoo assigned addl. charge of CMD, MMTC
J K Dadoo, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce has been assigned an additional charge of CMD, MMTC for a period of 15 days. He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

PESB seeks applications for Director (Finance) in CSL

Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Director (Finance) in Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before June 27, 2013.

Barua to join as Director (Fin), NRL on May 1 (UPDATED)

S K Barua, GM, NRL, is joining as Director, Finance, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) on May 1, 2013.
(We said this on Oct 9, 2013)

M S Ravindranath takes over as Director (Mines), NLC (UPDATED)
M S Ravindranath, CGM, NLC, has assumed the charge as Director (Mines),Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC). (We said this on Nov 20, 2012)

SAIL receives SCOPE Award for Best HR Practices from the President (UPDATED)
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) the country's leading steel-making company and a 'Maharatna' Public Sector Enterprise has won the prestigious SCOPE Award for Best Practices in Human Resource Management for the year 2011-12. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the award to Chairman, SAIL C.S.Verma, in the presence of Union Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Praful Patel. Dedicating the award to SAIL employees, Mr Verma said, "It is the unflinching spirit, commitment and dedication of every employee of SAIL which has enabled us to take pioneering initiatives in the field of HR". He also acknowledged the significant role of employees' associations and unions, in creating a peaceful and harmonious work environment.

The award was presented at the Public Sector Day function organized by SCOPE at Vigyan Bhawan. The key resource of SAIL is its human capital consisting of a highly committed and competent team of 1,01,878 employees. The award is testimony to the high premium placed by SAIL on nurturing and developing its human resources.

Poddar is new CVO of CONCOR (UPDATED)
A K Poddar has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer in the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), New Delhi . He is 1987 batch IPoS officer.

62 IRSME officers get JAG (UPDATED)
As many as 62 officers of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) have been promoted to the rank of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG). The officers are: Mrinal Dey of NFR; Manish Gangarekar of WR; Ashwani Kumar Dikshit of NER; Manish Rajvanshi of NWR; Mohammad Saquib of SWR; Shyam Babu Patel of SECR; Ajit Kumar Singh of SER; Nitin Mehrotra of ER; Vineet Singhal of ECOR; Dilip Kumar of ECR; Gaurav Kumar Singh of SR; Mohd Saif of NFR; Umesh Kumar of SWR; P K Basu of WR; D Das Karmakar of SECR; Y N Singh of WR; S S Bhattacharya of NWR;P Sudevan of SR; M C Rajput of WR; S K Sethiya of WCR; M Chandrakumar of SR; A Manickavasagam of ICF; Iqbal Singh of DMW; B Venkat Rao, G V Durga Prasad and V V Sarveswarudu of SCR; G Chandrasekaran, C C Joy of SR; Ram Avtar of DLW; U K Singh of ER; A P Sangole of WR; Ashok Kumar Abrol of NWR; D Sivagnanamurthy of ICF;
Harish Chander Jangid of WR; M L Ghosh of CR; R P Sharma of RCF; P A Salahudeen and D Jayaraman of SR; Dipankar Shai, R P Sharma of CR; T K Sain of RDSO, Bibhas Nag, T K Maity Ramen Mallick of ER; S S Parashar of NCR; Anis Sheikh Mohd of WCR; Kamal Mohan of NR; Alanatha Hazra, Debabrata Ghosh, Ajoy Rudra of ER; V Kalyana Sundaram of ICF; Gian Singh Negi of RCF; I C Mandi of SECR; Utkarsh of SWR, Brijesh Kumar Pandey of NER; Parivesh Sahu of CR; Yogesh Kumar Dewangan of SECR; Gaurav Sharma of NWR; Vinamra Mishra of ECR and Amit Sinha and Rajesh Kumar of ECR.

BoI donates mobile medical van in Kenya (UPDATED)
Bank of India (BoI), Executive Director, M S Raghavan has donated a cheque of Ksh 4,640 Mn to Lions Sigthtfirst Eye Hospital for purchase of Mobile Medical Van. On this occasion, Njuguna Ndung'u, governor, Central Bank of Kenya, Samson Ndegwa, Chairman of the Hospital, Manu Chandaria, Chairman of LAC and R K Verma Chief Executive, Kenya Centre were also present.

Bakshi takes VRS (UPDATED)
After a 30 year distinguished and decorated service career, the Indian Broadcast Service Officer B.M.Bakshi, who rose to the rank of Additional Director General, Doordarshan, took VRS on Friday. At present, he was working as Director, Delhi Doordarshan Kendra, New Delhi. During his brilliant career, he worked on a number of sensitive assignments in the Doordarshan and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Bakshi has masterminded the art of VIP and
Live-telecast coverage. A number of Universities offered him to be an honorary Professor.


President to address Public Sector Day function at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee is all set to address the Chief Executives of Public Sector Enterprises and honour the 4th Public Sector Day Celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. Mukherjee will also present SCOPE Meritorious Awards to the PSUs in Specialized Fields. The function would mark the culmination of week-long Public Sector day Celebrations across the country observed collectively by SCOPE, Department of Public Sector Enterprises, Govt. of India and the Public Sector Fraternity. The function is all set to unveil a spectrum of promises, developments for the Public Sector. Praful Patel, Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; Dr Nitish Sengupta, Chairman of Board for Reconstructions of Public Sector Enterprises; O P Rawat, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises; C S Verma, Chairman, SCOPE & SAIL and Dr U D Choubey, Director General, SCOPE will also address the award function.

Palia steps down as Non Exec. Director of Tata Steel Ltd

S M Palia, Non Executive Director of Tata Steel Ltd has stepped down from the Board of Directors of the company on attaining the age of 75 years

Singh resigns as Shareholder Director of Dena Bank
Dr Pritam Singh, Shareholder Director of Dena Bank has resigned from the Board of Directors of the Bank.

Sharma ceases to be Director of Union Bank of India
B M Sharma has ceased to be Director on the Board of Directors of Union Bank of India on completion of his tenure

Choksey re-appointed MD of Apcotex Industries Ltd

Apcotex Industries Limited has re-appointed Abhiraj Choksey as Managing Director of the company w.e.f. May 1, 2013.

Bhutoria resigns as COO of Khaitan Electricals Ltd
Surendra Bhutoria has resigned as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Khaitan Electricals Ltd.

Chandok appointed Company Secretary of Tulip Telecom Ltd
Tulip Telecom Limited has appointed Sumit Chandhok as the Company Secretary of the company.

Shyamsukha appointed Whole-time Director of GeeCee Ventures Ltd
GeeCee Ventures Limited has appointed Gaurav Shyamsukha who is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company as its Whole-Time Director for a period of three years w.e.f. May1, 2013

Pai resigns as CFO of PI Industries Ltd
Sanjay R Pai, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of PI Industries Ltd has resigned from the company.

Ananthasivan resigns as Director of Cheslind Textiles Ltd
Murali Ananthasivan has resigned as Director of Cheslind Textiles Ltd.

Srivastava appointed Non Exec. Director of M&B Switchgears Ltd
Rajiva Kumar Srivastava has been appointed as Non-Executive and Independent Director of M&B Switchgears Ltd.


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Why contradictions in Rule framing Body (DoPT)?

The Office of EO, DoPT vide Circular No. 7/3/2013-EO(SM-I) dated April 22, 2013 has invited applications for filling up the post of Joint Secretary in an attached office of the Planning Commission on deputation basis under non-Central Staffing Scheme for a period of Five years. However, in eligibility conditions, the Ministries/Departments have been asked to recommend the names of only those officers who are empanelled as Joint Secretary under Central Staffing Scheme? Why this contradiction? How the EO office has committed such error? As per Non-CSS deputation terms and conditions as contained in DoPT OM dated 17.6.2010, the initial tenure is only three years. Extension for 4th and 5th year is granted after approval of the Secretary and Minister concerned. The terms and conditions for CSS and Non-CSS deputations are altogether different.

Y Mishra

CGHS beneficiaries

CGHS beneficiaries are suffering due to rough treatment at Government hospitals. Specifically pensioners are worst sufferers. Neither they are able to get appointments nor they can wait in long queues due to old and poor health. Govt. has closed eyes and ears to listen their grievances. Ministry has not taken any action to start empanelling private hospitals which have been removed recently. It is humble submission to Minister of Health & WF to look into the matter personally and see all the hospitals in Delhi made available to CGHS beneficiaries for treatment.

N Prakash


Tons of appreciation to R K Singh for his efforts regarding bringing out facts of Baba Saheb to this so called intellectual class who don't know anything except their own interests.



Thanks for the valuable information about Babasaheb.

M A Rao

Modi the Great

One thing that goes credit to Narendra Modi, that he has created a competitive atmosphere among the CMs that who has made most development of his State. That's the Modi the Great.


Nitish Kumar fooling country

Nitish Kumar is fooling the country. Narendra Modi is a great leader and administrator. He is the best person to lead the country.


Statement could have been better

The Home Minister's April 22nd Statement could have been drafted better

M L Gupta

Dr Suresh Mehrotra has his lips sealed, if you have any whispers then send it to us (ANN) All rights reserved.