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Gehlots from Jaipur


Now Congress is known in the name of Rahul Gandhi !

Now Congress is known in the name of Rahul Gandhi. Earlier the Party was known in the name of Sonia Gandhi.


Kaun Banega RBI Governor ? (1) Raghuram Rajan

Who will be new RBI Governor in September ? There is general belief in the North Block that Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan will move into the RBI Governor's office on the 18th floor on Mumbai's Mint Road. He is an Economist.

Six Secretary level vacancies to be filled up this week
Six Secretary level vacancies are being filled up in the Government of India this week.Ministries are- Power, Defence Production, Personnel, I & B, Border Management and Parliamentary Affairs.

Rajan Gupta to be DG, BPR&D!
Rajan Gupta is being tipped to be new DG BPR&D. He is 1978 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.

No decision about I & B Secretary
So far no decision has been taken for the Secretary Information and Broadcasting. Names of a couple of 1979 batch IAS officers are in circulation.

S Vijay Kumar to be Member, CAT ?
Secretary Rural Development in the Government of India S Vijay Kumar is likely to be appointed Member of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). He is 1976 batch IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Gupta appointed Ambassador to Republic of San Marino
Basant Kumar Gupta (IFS: 1979), presently Ambassador of India to Republic of Italy has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of San Marino, with residence in Rome.

Who will be new MD of State Bank of India ?
Diwakar Gupta the present Managing Director of State Bank is going to retire this year. Two names have emerged as the front-runners for the post
Arundhati Bhattacharya who is MD & CEO of SBI CAPITAL MARKETS LIMITED and Pradeep Kumar, Deputy MD of SBI have been short-listed for the interviews.

Prasenjit Mukherjee is now Deputy CAG
Prasenjit Mukherjee (IA&AS-1980), Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Northern Region) has been promoted as Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Apex Scale: Pay Rs. 80,000/- fixed). He is 1980 batch IA&AS officer.

Somesh Goyal's coffee table book release by Salman Khurshid today
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will release Somesh Goyal's coffee table book on tigers titled 'STRIPES IN THE WILD' at Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre at 6pm today. Somesh, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre, is an acclaimed wildlife photographer and adventurous nature-lover.

A P Panda to join as Director (Fin), SECL on Aug 1
A P Panda, AGM, RINL, will be joining as Director (Finance), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) on August 1, 2013 as present incumbent A R Komawar is retiring in July, 2013.
(We said this on Jan 30, 2013)

Jagat Singh poised to be elevated as IG,BSF
As the grapevine has it Dr Jagat Singh is poised to be elevated as Inspector General, BSF. Currently he is posted in Chandigarh as DIG (Admin) BSF.

Krishan Kumar Jalan is new CPF Commissioner
Krishan Kumar Jalan has taken over as Central Provident Fund Commissioner in the Employees Provident Fund Organisation under the Ministry of Labour and Employment, in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.
(We said this on June 5, 2013)

Lt Gen Gurmeet Singh to move Srinagar
Major Gen Gurmeet Singh on promotion as Lt General has been moved from Delhi to Srinagar.

Dileep Shivpuri only candidate for President of IRS Association
Dileep Shivpuri, DGIT (System), New Delhi, is the only candidate for the post of President of Indian Revenue Service Association (All India body) in the election of executive body being held on June 27, 2013.

Two candidates for Vice-President post of IRS Association
Two candidates namely Krishna Saini, CIT-I, Ahmedabad and Ratnesh Nandan Sahay are fighting for the one post of Vice-President of Indian Revenue Service Association (All India body) in the election of executive body being held on June 27, 2013.

Rajani Kant Gupta only candidate for General Secretary of IRS Association
Rajani Kant Gupta, DIT (Expenditure Budget), New Delhi, is the only candidate for the one post of General Secretary of Indian Revenue Service Association (All India body) in the election of executive body being held on June 27, 2013.

R K Arora joins UPSC
R K Arora has joined the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) as Additional Secretary. He is IDAS officer.

Dr Anita Bhatnagar Jain joins NDMA
Dr.(Ms.) Anita Bhatnagar Jain, IAS (UP:85) has joined on June 21 National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) as Joint Secretary and Advisor.

Nilesh Kalbhor posted as Asstt Director (News), DD News, N- Delhi
Nilesh Kumar Kalbhor has been posted as Assistant Director (News), DD News, New Delhi after the termination of probation period. He is a 2007 batch officer of Indian Information Service (IIS).

Rajendra Pandey posted as DIG(Ops), HQ, KMR
Rajendra Pandey has been posted as DIG(Ops), HQ, KMR. He is a BSF cadre officer.

11 posts of SP vacant in NPA
As many as 11 posts of Superintendent of Police are lying vacant in NPA.

R H Auradker likely to join central deputation
R H Auradker is likely to join central deputation at the level of Inspector General. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre.

V Ravi Ramakrishna granted non-functional upgradation
V Ravi Ramakrishna, Director, DAVP, New Delhi, has been granted Non Functional Upgradation (NFU). He is an Indian Information Service (IIS) officer.

Navneet Rajan Wasan promoted to DGP rank in AP
Navneet Rajan Wasan, presently on central deputation, has been promoted to the grade of Director General of Police. He is a 1980 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

A Sivanarayana promoted as DGP, Vigilance & Enforcement in AP
A Sivanarayana has been posted as Director General of Police, Vigilance & Enforcement, after promotion to DGP grade. He is a 1980 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

IPS gets promotion in NIA
Lhari Dorjee Lhatoo (MT 1999 RR), currently on central deputation to NIA, has been granted proforma-promotion to the rank of DIG .

Dev is new Excise Commissioner Orissa
S N Dev has been appointed new Excise Commissioner in Odisha. He is 1999 batch IAS officer.

Alka Dewan is Secretary Finance, Delhi Govt.
Alka Dewan has been appointed as Secretary, Finance, Government of Delhi. She is 1998 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Foundation Stone Laying of ESI Dispensary, Kollam (Kerala) (UPDATED)
ESIC is continuously expanding its infrastructure and the network of health service delivery to reach out to maximum number of beneficiaries. With a focus on Kerala, ESIC is constructing a 2 Doctor ESI Dispensary, Kulasekharapuram and ESIC Branch Office Karunagappally at Kulasekharapuram at Kollam to cater the medical care and cash benefit needs of Insured Persons and their family members who live in the vicinity.Kodikunnil Suresh, Minister of State for Labour & Employment, Govt. of India laid the foundation stone of ESI Dispensary, Kulasekharapuram & ESIC Branch Office, Karunagappally at Kulasekharapuram Kollam(Kerala) K.C. Venugopal, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest of the function, S.K.G. Rahate, Financial Commissioner, ESIC were present in a function

CISF now has 4th Reserve Battalion at Sivagangai in TN (UPDATED)
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday praised the role being played by CISF in maintaining the internal security of the country and hoped that it would attain a new height in the days to come. The Minister inaugurated the newly constructed Campus of CISF 4th Reserve Battalion at Karaikuti, Sivagangai (Tamil Nadu) when he also assured the force for all the support from the Government of India. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who presided over the function also appreciated the functioning of CISF and said that with the establishment of CISF Reserve Battalion at Sivagangai, the need of internal security requirements would be taken care of for Tamil Nadu and other neighbouring States. Rajiv, DG/CISF expressed his heartfelt gratitude to both the Ministers and elaborated that this CISF battalion came into existence only due to the support of Chidambaram. Earlier, when the CISF Reserve Battalion stationed at Arakkonam was converted into a NDRF Battalion, a need was felt to establish a Reserve Battalion of CISF in the southern part of India. Inspector General, CISF South Sector, Chennai Jayanth Murali, proposed a vote of thanks.


Menon is new GM Syndicate Bank
K. Balakrishna Menon has taken over as General Manager of Syndicate Bank, Hyderabad City Region.

Shishir Bajaj re-appointed CMD, Bajaj Hindustan Ltd
Bajaj Hindustan Ltd has re-appointed Shishir Bajaj as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company for a further period of 5 years w.e.f. July 1, 2013

Two directors cease to be on Board of Patidar Buildon Ltd
Ramjibhai Bhimjibhai Patel and Pravinkumar Ramjibhai Patel have resigned as Non Independent Directors of Patidar Buildcon Ltd

Sehgal appointed GM, Hyatt Bangalore
Madhav Sehgal has been appointed as General Manager of Hyatt Bangalore, MG Road

Hajara appointed Addl. Director, Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd
Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd has appointed Sabyasachi Hajara as an Additional Director of the company w.e.f June 21, 2013

Anand resigns as President, PepsiCo India?
Manu Anand has resigned as President, PepsiCo India

Chhibba appointed GM, ITC Mughal, Agra
Ashutosh Chhibba has been appointed as General Manager of ITC Mughal, Agra


(The views expressed in this column are of the contributors. We do not owe any responsibility, whatsoever, of the views of our surfers as they are their personal opinion. However, we would also request our contributors not to be personal, directly or indirectly, in presenting their views. Instead of countering the views which ‘X’ has already expressed, our contributors are advised to present their own views. Also be brief, say about 200 words at the most since any views longer than that if eliminated at our end would carry the risk of the contrbutor’s item losing its original essence)

Debate on WIC was important and informative too

Debate on reservation was important and very informative and if readers observe decency in comments, it can continue. It covered 'related-to-reservation' views of readers ranging from Vedas to Smiritis, Muslim invasion to British invasion, Simon Commission to Round Table Conference, Poona Pact to Mandal Commission till 2013. The Editor in Chief and team deserves appreciation. One can say at least there is some one in media who dares to publish pro- reservation views and also anti. Otherwise, traditionally Indian media is seen as anti-Dalit and anti-reservation. I must say Whispersinthecorridors is different.

Singh R K

Views of Whisperss on retirement age totally correct

The views of Whisperss on the subject of retirement age is totally correct. Even the government should think of shedding the non-performing employees by imposing compulsory retirement. Work study should be done and many posts should be reallocated.

R P Ranganathan

Don't be sarcastic

KB don't try to sarcastic by suggesting that the retirment age should be brought to 35-40 years for attracting young talents. Are you a candidate desiring to live on the tax payers money for some more years?. In fact feudalistic and corrupt people have such desires. Don't try to play against the natural forces. If a man has come on this earth, then one day he has to go.

Anurag Srivastava

Don't try to reverse process of nature !

It is only those persons who are on the verge of retirement, enjoying perks & perquisites and are 1/4th from the graveyard are propagating the cause of the increase of retirement age for people who thrive on tax payers money. Majority of the Delhi Administration School Teachers are into the business of property dealing in somebody else's name. If some strict scrutiny is done, then you will find that most of them have sub-let their teaching job to some person or the other.
One girl was a Lecturer in one of the Government colleges in U.P. She got married and was required to move to Mumbai where her husband was doing job. She went to the college and gave her retirement papers to the Principal. The latter said 'why are you taking retirement'. Let your salary continue to come, we will share it 50% each for all times to come. There may be innumerable number of aforesaid cases. Once again I plead that think of the coming generation to come. Your innings is over and you should leave the crease. Even if you still want to do something for the society, please do it free of cost in the form of consultancy etc.

Satya Prakash

Raising retirement age would bring in serious consequences

It is ironical in country where the population is unlimited and seems would remain so for another few decades, raising the retirement age would bring in serious consequences for the gen Young. Those who feel that they still have few more years in them of true public service should dedicate them at no cost to GoI instead of eating into the aspiring youth. My personal view permits me to vouch that this be reduced for two more years so that extremely huge expenditure incurred on the medical n health in old age could further be saved and people will have more face and time for volunteer services,

Dinesh P Singh

Mismanagement of Police leadership

If constable is getting a day off for the first time in his 29 years of police service , it is attributable to complete failure and gross negligence and mismanagement of Police leadership. First thing that is taught in respective Academies is man management based on the principle of leading by example, All the academies that prepare leaders with regimental pattern of training of an infantry combatant also teach you the principles of proper, rest and relief for your human element of your formation. The Police organizations are victims of gross negligence and mismanagement of ceremonial IPS cadre because people recruited are substandard material, devoid of leadership qualities, UPSC has no testing system to check their aptitude necessary for policing and leadership positions. It is our hardly working police, where every one is trained to pretend as professional and blame every failure on political leadership. fact is we have Babus pretending as Police officers. Policing is a purely street job for which if you gain all the experience while sitting in the four walls of office, you will end up as a Babu, who will know how to write misleading reports but wouldn't know how to practically manage rest and relief to your manpower and how to take decisions based on sound policing experience but resort to political decisions in accordance to the proximity to political leadership.


Partiality in CBDT

Transfers orders passed by CBDT on 21.06.2013 clearly smack of partiality and possibly there are some other reasons in these transfers other than those mentioned in the transfer orders . There is no reason why officers transferred to Directorates should be brought back to field and vice versa. Why there should be retransfers at the same station .


CSS Cadre Restructuring

The suggestion by one of the friends to have 10 - 15 posts of Additional Secretaries for CSS on the pattern of Pakistan is amusing. Please be aware of what's happening in their bureaucracy. Also, he wants CSS promotees to equate the IAS at AS/Secretary level? Please think beyond personal elevations.


NSSO enhances feel good factor

According to the NSSO's 68th Round of survey, poorest of the poor in India survive on barely Rs.17 per day in villages and Rs.23 a day in cities. Two years ago, the Planning Commission drew flak for setting the poverty line at Rs.26 per capita per day in rural areas and Rs.32 per capita per day in urban areas. Seems to be true. Members of Parliament survive on a THALI in Parliament House costing Rs 10.The UPA-II ensures food security for MPs Who cares for declining GDP and galloping inflation and record-breaking corruption ?Every thing is hunky dory.

A K Saxena (A retired civil servant)

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