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There is no talk of Mid Term poll now
Now the wild talk about the Mid Term Lok Sabha polls this year has come
to a halt in the political circle.
21 IPS officers of 1982 batch empanelled as
ADGP in GoI
As many as 21 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) belonging to 1982
batch and various cadres have been empanelled for the posts of Additional
Director General of Police or equivalent in Government of India. The
officers include: Krishna Kumar Sharma of Rajasthan cadre while Anurag
Sharma of Andhra Pradesh cadre and Surendera Kumar Bhagat of Uttarakhand
cadre. Similarly, Bipin Gopalkrishna of Karnataka; Kishore Jha of Manipur-Tripura;
D D Padsalgikar of Maharashtra; G M Prabhu Rajasekhar Reddy of West
Bengal; Ram Niwas of Chhattisgarh; B K Behera of Orissa; Dilip Kumr
Bora of Assam-Meghalaya; Ratnakar Baral of Manipur-Tripura; Ashok Kumar
of Tamil Nadu; Paras Nath Rai; P V K Reddy of Manipur-Tripura; Mahesh
Kumar Singla of Kerala; K L Prasad of Maharashtra; Parminder Rai of
Haryana; Anil Kumar, Raj Kanojia of West Bengal and B Kamal Kumar of
Himachal Pradesh cadre have been empanelled for the post.
Why did Watal not join as Secretary?
In bureaucratic circles, it was talk of discussion as to why Ratan Watal
did not join as Secretary, New and Renewable Energy on January 1. Enquiries,
however, revealed that he is on leave and would join the new assignment
Praveen Srivastava poised to be DG, ASI
As the grapevine has it, Praveen Srivastava is poised to be new Director
General (DG) of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). Presently,
he is Member - Secretary in the National Monument Authority (NMA) of
India. This was a newly created post. Srivastava , former ADG of ASI
, is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura(M-T) cadre.
Dr Gulshan Rai tipped be OSD in PMO on e-Security
As the grapevine has it, Dr Gulshan Rai is poised to be OSD in PMO on
e-Security. Presently, Dr Gulshan Rai is Director General (DG), CERT,
in Government of India (GoI).
Selection committee for PS banks appointments
Selection committee to hold interviews for new CMDs and EDs in Public
Sector (PS) banks has been mooted.
Urjit Patel to succeed Subir Gokaran
Name of renowned Economist Urjit Patel has been cleared for appointment
as the new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He would
succeed Subir Gokaran.
(We said this on January 2, 2012)
Y V Reddy to head 14th Finance Commission
This is now official. Former RBI Governor Y V Reddy will be the Chairman
of 14th Finance Commission. The Commission has been asked to submit
its report by October 31, 2014.
(We said this on August 8, 2012 )
Ms Sushma Nath is Member of 14th Finance Commission
Former Secretary, Finance in GoI, Ms Sushma Nath has been appointed
Member of the 14th Finance Commission. She is a retired 1974 batch IAS
officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
Govind Rao is Member of 14th Finance Commission
M Govind Rao, Director , NIPFP, has been appointed Member of the 14th
Mundle is Member of 14th Finance Commission
Former Acting Chairman of National Statistical Commission, Sudipto Mundle
has been appointed Member of the 14th Finance Commission.
Abhijit Sen is Member of 14th Finance Commission
Member, Planning Commission, Abhijit Sen has been appointed Member of
the 14th Finance Commission.
C H Kharsingh posted as AG, Audit, Guwahati
C H Kharsiingh, Principal Director of Commercial Audit & Ex-Officio
Member Audit Board, Bangalore, has been transferred and posted as Accountant
General (Audit), Assam, Guwahati.
Four vacancies of Special Commissioners in
There are going to be four vacancies of the Special Commissioner in
Delhi police this month.
Bhanumati to be Director (Investigations),
M P Bhanumati on completion of deputation tenure is back to the parent
IRS (IT). A 1987 batch officer Bhanumati who was in the DEA is being
tipped to be Director (Investigations) in Delhi.
Lt Gen Ashok Singh to head Southern Command
Lt Gen Ashok Singh is going to head Southern Command on February 1.
He is presently heading the NDA.
M L Gupta nominated Director, Dena Bank
The Government of India has nominated M L Gupta, Senior Manager, Dena
Bank, MP Nagar, Bhopal as Officer Director on the Board of the Dena
Bank. He is a General Secretary of All India Dena Bank Officers Federation.
Sinha to succeed Joti as CS, Gujarat?
Grapevine has it that, after the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Varesh Sinha
is going to succeed present Chief Secretary A K Joti. He is a 1977 batch
IAS officer. Joti is retiring on January 31.
Jayalalitha picks up lady Chief Secretaries!
Ms Sheela Balakrishnan has become the third woman Chief Secretary in
Tamil Nadu. The first was Mrs Laxmi Pranesh while Ms Malathy was second
and is no more. However, Ms S. Malathi, (IAS, TN, 1977) was made CS
in 2010 when the DMK was in power. She was transferred out in May 2011
after the AIADMK came to power. Ms Jayalalitha gets credit for picking
lady Chief Secretaries.
Kumar couple to get CS rank in J & K
Two 1979 batch IAS officers Dr Arun Kumar and Ms Sonali Kumar are being
promoted to the rank of ACS in J & K this month.
IAS officer to return to Orissa
Sanjay Kumar Singh who is on inter-state cadre deputation to Bihar is
returning to the parent Orissa cadre. He is a 1997 batch IAS officer.
Information Commission in Madhya Pradesh headless
After the superannuation of a 1974 batch retired IAS officer Iqbal Ahmad,
Madhya Pradesh Information Commission is headless.
Six ISS officers transferred
Six ISS officers have been transferred on promotion as ADGs in MOSPI.
232 IRS-IT officers to officiate as DCIT
As many as 232 officers of Indian Revenue Service-Income Tax (IRS-IT)
have been appointed to officiate as Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax
(Senior Time Scale). The officers include: Mohammed Mustafa, R Sampath
Kumar, K Ramamuthy, R K Baral, Sanjay Mallikc, D K Pradhan, Charistopher
Jerome Singh, Abhijit Ghosh, Mukesh Jain, Miland V Rajguru, Gopalkishan
D Sharma, A C Rout, D G Pansari, Shiva Srinivas, A Seethrama Rao, S
Kumar Singh N, K R Narayana, T G Shiva Kumar, C Eranna, S N Kabra, R
P Selvam, B C Medhi, A K Boro, N Gurmel Singh, R Y Balwade, T C Meena,
P N Prasad, C Murugesan, K L Solanki, Om Prakash, Muchael Kullu, D K
Meena, Bhairon Lal Meena, B L Meena, D A Chourasia, Varghese Joseph,
Rajesh D Menon, Iyer Ananatharaman N V, M A M Krishnan, T K Inamdar,
Rajeev Kumar Singh, Anil A Gupta, Manjit Kumar, Smitha V Nair, bhudeshwar
Doley, Saratha G, L M MJindal, T M Chackala, P S Walia, P S Walia Dr
Kaumudi Patil, D Kumutha, A Jyoti Ranjan Singh, Sugandha Sharma, Jaya
Ganesh K, P G chaudhury, B M Varkey, Nilanjan Dey, Deepika Arora, Neelam
Agrawal, Smita Singh, S B Singh, Rajesh Mahajan, A Singh Yadav, Pushpender
Kumar, Smarak Swain, C Siva Kumar, Sanjeev Sharma, A D Kulkarni, P S
Bhalla, Sourabh Dubey, Omana Kuttan, S Mudit Mithilesh, P S Gautam,
A P Mani, A S Hiwase, G N Singh, N D Gupta, Princy Singla, B R Mishra,
Rupesh Agrawal, M Anand Kumar, B S Rajpurhoit, Leena Lal, S N Pandey,
M N Kumar Shete, Harkamal Sohi, V K Chaturvedi, Deepika Mohan, Inderalal
Maheshwari, Sudha Gupta, Manoj Chauhan, Sumesh Swani, Neha, D S Rawat,
D K Jain, Ranjan Srivastava, V S Negi, Shailendra Kumar, J C Kulhari,
Rajan Kumar Singh, J K Chandnani, Anubhha Tah, P K Singh, Tamil Selvam
S, S C Mohanty, Srinivasa Rao Vana, Kanv Bali, Vikram S Sharma, M S
Parmar, Gaurav Sharma, Manish Gupta, N K Bansal, Rajendra Singh, R N
Dixit, P J Lawand, Nishi Padma, Shiv Kumar Rai, S P Padmakar, R Namedeo,
Ashish Kumar, Yagyesh, A K Mahala, Shivani Bansal, A P Singh Daia, M
Logapathi, Rohini D, B P Srivastava, B K Singh, Aastha Lakshmi, A K
Rawat, Janardhan S, Ravi Prakash, Priyanka Singla, A M Mittal, K Harigovind,
Abdul Hakeem M, P U Charakant, D Chakgraborty, D V Subbarao, S A Bhasist
Narayan, T V Goipkrishna, Pramod Kumar, Padma Ram, K Shiva Bhagya Rao,
Abhishek Narang, V M Mahidhar, D K Chaudhary, U Umesh Kasar, Priyadarshit
Mishra, Purnesh Gururani, Ravindra, Himanshu Sharma, L M Majhi, A K
Ojha, Pavitran Kumar J, Altaf Hussain, T Ramalingam, S S Ramling, U
K Panchamram, Partha P Barman, Gajendra Singh, Partha B Basak, Marrapu
Naveen, N K Varta Singh, Ajay Kumar, Ram Kishan Meena, A Rama Karhikeyan
S, A S Sant, Apul Jayaswal, A Chinnathambi, J X Peter, Jai Nath Verma,
R Mukundanan, Rohit Raj, A Anand Kumar, Lalita Kumar, M M Waman Rao,
R Kaitha, Ram Krishna Kedia, Jayanthi Angayarkanni G D, Raja Ghosh,
Atesham Ansari, Manoj Kumar Singh, R Anita, Avijit Mishra, Ajay Jadeja,
Liyagat Ali Aafaqui, K Lakshmi, Waseem U R Rehman, Nayanjyoti Nath,
Rohit Anand, V N Trivedi, Anil Kumar, A D Wadhawan, W S Machchhindra,
S K Jain, A K Deharia, Ashok Gautam, Y R Rawal, Anand Swaroop, Manoj
Kumar, H B Mallayya, W D Soinda, M N Raju, B Nahak, Varuvoornu Sreedhar,
Rajiv Kishan, Gubotra, Nelapatla Ashok babu, R Krishanmurthy, J S Nagar,
S Anbuselvam, R V A Prasaad, R K Madanlal, B K Vishnu Priya, N J Vyas,
B S Anant, K S Rani, S S Priya M, D Prasad Rao, R Satish Chandra Ramsevak,
A K Dubey, Ankur Alya, Sanjay Gosain, Sandeep Lakra, Baij Nath Singh,
L Pachuau, Panna Roy, Sridhar Dora, S Nandan Kaul, D K Srivastava, Surendra
Meena, Seema Meena, Anita Meena, C Manickam, Pratibha Meena, Rabindra
Nath Ray, K Hauthang, A K Mandal, Lal Ramsanga Saila, P S Thuingaleng,
Kapil Mandal, Anubhav Singh, Bhopal Singh, Guman Singh Negi and N S
3 IFoS officers promoted to APCCF in Rajasthan
Three officers of Indian Forest Service (IFoS) of 1985 batch have been
promoted to the grade of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests
(APCCF) in Rajasthan. The officers include: Suresh Chand, G V Reddy
and K C Sakarwal.
2 IPS officers of Maharashtra cadre empanelled
as Joint Secretary in GoI
Two officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) of 1989 batch and Maharashtra
cadre have been empanelled as Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government
of India. The officers are Sanjay Kumar and Vivek V Phansalkar.
63 scientists quit services in 2010
As many as 63 scientists of group B, C, D, E and F have quit the services
Major IAS reshuffle in Himachal Pradesh
In a major IAS reshuffle altogether 38 officers have been affected in
IFS officer is Director, Administration in
Indian Foreign Service officer Arindam Bhattacharya has been appointed
Director , Administration in Lucknow University.
Bhatnagar is back to UP
Pradip Bhatnagar is back to the parent UP cadre from central deputation.
On return a 1982 batch IAS officer Bhatnagar has been posted as Divisional
Major reshuffle of senior officers in Railways
As many as 17 senior officers have been transferred and posted at different
places in Railways. Accordingly, G P R Srivastava, SAG/IRTS NR as Chief
safaty officer, has been shifted to WCR and posted as COM while Ashok
Kumar SAG/IRTS, deputation with RVNL on return, was posted as CAO/NR
and Deepak Chhabra, SAG/IRTS, ECR, is being appointed as CCM/ECR. Similarly,
CP Sharma, SAG/IRTS, WR has been appointed CCM/WR; Rajendra Dutt Trpathi
SAG/IRTS CR as COM/CR; Ambrish Kumar Gupta SAG/IRTS ER, as COM/ER; Ravinder
Kumar Tandon, SAG/IRTS, WR, as COM/WR; Sharad K Srivastava SAG/IRSSE,
on return from deputation, shifted to ECR in the same capacity; Mrs
Seema Kumar, SAG/IRTS, on return from deputation, to NR as CPM under
CAO/FOIS; Dr C Panda , SAG/IRMS, ECOR, as as CMD/ECOR; Dr S K Gupta,
SAG/IRMS, RCF, as CMD/SCR; Dr S Gadi, SAG/IRMS, NR as CMD/NER; Dr M
P Jain, SAG/IRMS, NER, as CMD/CR ; Dr S K Nema, SAG/IRMS, SECR as CMD/SECR;
Dr B B garwal, SAG/IRMS, NCR, as CMD/NCR; Dr S Ramprakash SAG/IRMS,
SR, as CMD, SR; Mahesh Kumar, GM, WR, has been assigned an additional
charge of DG/RSC for a period of three months.
Vibrant Gujarat' to showcase state as a global
With Japan and Canada as partner countries and endorsements from UK,
US and Australian business councils, the sixth edition of Vibrant Gujarat
Summit (VGS) 2013, a biennial event of the Gujarat government, will
be held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar from January 11 to 13, 2013.
"USIBC's ( US-India Business Council) executive mission, comprising
senior US business executives representing a broad range of sectors,
seeks to promote Gujarat as India's global business hub," says
the council's portal adding that under Modi's leadership, Gujarat has
emerged as one of the most attractive investment destinations for American
businesses. The event, which showcases Gujarat as a global business
hub and investment destination, will have participation from some African
countries, Australia, Bahrain, Thailand, Russia, the Netherlands and
Belgium, among others.
Would Badal's be weathering the investment
Enthused with the World Banks study reports; declaring Punjab as most
favoured investment destination across the country and as future growth
engine for the country, Punjab govt. is hosting a two days 'NRI Summit
2013' on January 04-05 at Chandigarh and Jalandhar respectively. In
sync with the investment target of one lac crore the summit seems to
aim at identifying and highlighting the concerns of Punjabi Diaspora
and draw an effective roadmap for their solutions.
Perhaps for the first time the NRI Media are being roped in, as partner
in progress; albeit in a catalytic role. Approximately 45 journalists
representing NRI Media would share their aspiration and vision to project
the progressive image of Punjab across the globe.
On January 04 Badals, the CM & Dy. CM, would divulge into the dialogues
with more than 50 representatives comprising sitting and former MPs,
MLAs, Mayors and Councillors from various countries to get their suggestive
for the welfare of NRIs. It would portray the picture of promising Punjab
and in reciprocation it would solicit the cooperation of Punjabi Diaspora
for a futuristic Punjab in line with the 'patterns of progresses' of
Though; the meet would conclude, supposedly, with the announcement
of a policy frame-work facilitating the Punjabi Diaspora; but it also
triggers inquisitiveness whether Badal's are brightening their electoral
prospects in 2014.
Three IAS officers in Himachal Pradesh transferred
They are Dr. Ajai Bhandari, IAS (HP:1990), who has been posted as Secretary
(Sainik Welfare Department) and also been given the additional charge
of the post of Managing Director, H.P. State Industrial .Development,
Corporation Ltd., Shimla, Budhi Ram Verma, IAS (HP:1996), as Divisional
Commissioner, Kangra Division at Dharamshala, Distt. Kangra and also
been given the additional charge of the post of Divisional Commissioner,
Mandi Division, Distt. Mandi, HP and Dr P C Kapoor, IAS (HP:82), Additional
Chief Secretary (Industries and Labour Employment) to the Government
of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla who has been given the additional charge
of the post of Additional Chief Secretary (Horticulture) to the Government
of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla.
Mandal takes charge as CMD, SCI
After the superannuation of S Hajra, B K Mandal has taken over charge
as acting CMD of the Shipping Corporation of India on January 1.
(We said this on December 27, 2012)
Capt. R S Dhillon suspended
Capt. R S Dhillon, General Manager (Operations), In- charge Training,
has been suspended on grounds of fudging Simulator training records
by Air India.
Gokarn ceases to be Director, SBI
Dr Subir V Gokarn, has ceased to be a Director on State Bank of India's
Raman quits City Union Bank
K S Raman has resigned as Director on the Board of Directors of City
Paul appointed Company Secy., Newtime Infrastructure
Kamal Kishor Paul has been appointed as Company Secretary of Newtime
Pradhan appointed CFO, Zee Learn Ltd
Umesh Pradhan has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
of Zee Learn Ltd.
Pearce appointed Director, Religare Enterprises Ltd
Start D Pearce, Director of Religare Enterprises Ltd has resigned from
the Board of Directors of the company.
Ratan Tata steps down as Non Exec. Director,
Tata Power Company Ltd
Ratan N Tata, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Tata Power Company
Ltd has stepped down from the Board of Directors of the company.
Asano appointed Deputy MD, Yamaha Motor, India
Masaki Asano has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director of Yamaha
Motor in India
Marwah appointed Director , Bengaluru Marriott
Sanjay Marwah has been appointed as Director (Finance) at Bengaluru
Marriott Hotel, Whitefield.
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'Apply Prevention of Corruption Act to Practicing CAs.
Practicing Chartered Accountants are an important institution of society.
They certify the accounts of any entity as correct. All banks, financial
institutions, insurance companies, govt., courts etc. rely on their
certification. Therefore they are just like an inspecting authority
of Govt. They are not simply private employees. They are independent
authorities. Moreover, they are more vulnerable to corruption in certifying
the accounts as correct because they work for their clients who appoint
them and pay them their fees and therefore they are required to take
care of interest of their clients. The Government should therefore seriously
think of bringing them under prevention of corruption Act so as to avoid
scams like in the case of Satyam computers.
Commissioner of Income Tax
IPS bosses play truant
Not only in the case of non functional up-gradation, in all other matters
the IPS bosses play truant and subvert the rightful dues of the CPO
officers. In matters of promotion also the DPCs are being deliberately
delayed. Even though several ACs were eligible and due for promotion,
they did not hold the DPC in BSF for over one year thus deliberately
delaying their consideration for promotion to the next rank
Shun reservation in all forms
If the reserved classes are so great, why don't we see in any one in
them, the caliber of Robindra Nath Tagore,C V Raman, Hargobind Khurana
, S Chandrashekhar , V S Naipaul , in last 50 years. Why none of them
won us a Nobel in any field?
Legal and constitutional injustice to non-SC/ST
About reservations I would like to say that the question is not that
SCs/STs are non-meritorious, the point is that if two-three generations
of a family have benefitted from reservation and have economically reached
a level where they can very well afford to provide good education to
their children at par or even above the level that non SC/ST are providing
or are not able to provide, they should make way for others in their
own community who are economically weaker. Only this will improve the
condition of SC/ST as a whole. As regards reference to Constitutional
provision, it was for ten years. Everybody knows that it is being continued
after 60 years for political reasons. This is legal and constitutional
discrimination and injustice to non-SC/ST. Why this aspect is being
ignored? Are they not citizens of this country? What sin they have committed?
Please think about them also.
Congratulations to Spolia
I congratulate DM Spolia my batchmate