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POLITICS

Rahul "Baba " is now Rahul "Babaji "
It is heard in political circles that after the victory of Congress in Karnataka Rahul "Baba" has now emerged as Rahul "Babaji".

PM wanted to drop Beni Prasad Verma ?
Along with Pawan Bansal and Ashvini Kumar, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wanted to drop Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma. He was, however, not allowed by the Party High Command.

Karnataka CM yet to apply his mind on administration
New Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah has so far not applied his mind towards the IAS and IPS administration.


BUREAUCRACY

Has appointment of Ms Khullar as CAG run into rough weather?
Has the appointment of Ms Sindhu Shree Khullar as next CAG run into rough weather? Picture will be cleared this week only. Despite efforts by some forces that her appointment will make another "Thomas" case ,chances of 1975 batch IAS officer of UT cadre are still bright.

Name of Ms Sudha Sharma cleared
The CoS has cleared the name of Ms Sudha Sharma for the post of Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). She is presently Member of the Board.

Anil Sinha is new Special Director in CBI
Anil Sinha has taken over as new Special Director in the CBI. One of the finest Police officers in the country, Sinha is Harvard Alumni. He is a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre. Prior to joining the CBI he was Additional Secretary in CVC.

Meaning of Sudhir Bhargava's appointment?
What is the meaning of Sudhir Bhargava's appointment as Secretary, Social Justice in the Government of India? Infact, being Additional Secretary and Special Secretary, Petroleum he was the logical candidate for the post of Secretary, Petroleum. Movement of 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre is an indication that Vivek Rae is going to continue as Secretary, Petroleum.

Sudhir Krishna unlikely to return to Karnataka as Chief Secretary
Secretary, Urban Development in the Government of India, Sudhir Krishna is unlikely to return to the parent Karnataka cadre as Chief Secretary. He is a 1977 batch IAS officer.

Justice Kaul to be CJ Punjab and Haryana HC?
Latest information says that senior-most Judge of the Delhi High Court, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul is now moving to Punjab and Haryana High Court as Chief Justice. Formal orders are expected in a couple of weeks.

1978 batch IAS to be Chief Secretary of Karnataka
In all probability one 1978 batch IAS officer will be appointed Chief Secretary of Karnataka. Though one 1979 batch IAS officer is also a contender.

Dr Mukulita Vijayawargiya is Joint Secretary in Law & Justice
Dr Mukulita Vijayawargiya has been appointed as Joint Secretary and Legislative Counsel in the Legislative Department of the Ministry of Law And Justice.

Pachau to continue as DGP of Karnataka
L Pachau is going to continue as DGP of Karnataka in the new regime. He is a 1977 batch IPS officer.

Who will be Principal Secretary to Karnataka CM ?
Who will be Principal Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah ? Names of 1987 batch IAS officer Ajay Seth and 1993 batch IAS officer K R Srinivasan are in circulation.

Steel Ministry considering Bhattacharya's name for MD, FSNL
The Ministry of Steel is learnt to have opened the envelop of second recommended person, Rajiv Bhattacharya, GM, FSNL for the post of Managing Director, Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited (FSNL) after striking off the name of K K Jain, GM, SAIL selected at PESB meeting on December 4, 2012, citing some technical reasons. Four others persons of FSNL: A K Sori, CGM, P D Swarnkar, GM, B B Prasad, GM R K Singhal DGM were also interviewed for the same.

NALCO records highest ever production
National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) has recorded the highest ever production of bauxite and alumina in 2012-13, which is also reflected in its highest export earnings. Ansuman Das the CMD of NALCO.

Will Tripathy retire in May or would he be given an extension?
Radhakant Tripathy is scheduled to retire on May 31. A promotion from PS to ACS given to Tripathy right before one month of his scheduled retirement has sparked off speculations whether Narendra Modi is going to give him extension too? He is a 1977 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

BPCL CMD, R K Singh to retire in September
R K Singh, Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), is superannuating in September, 2013. S Varadarajan, Director (Finance), is expected to succeed him in October, 2013.

SECL, Finance Director, Komawar to retire in July
A R Komawar, Director (Finance), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), is superannuating in July, 2013. A P Panda, AGM, RINL, is expected to succeed him in September, 2013.


Orders of V K Rattan as Director (Engg), NPCC issued

The orders of V K Rattan, GM, NHPC, for the appointment as Director (Engineering), National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC) have been issued by Government of India.

Will Sudha Krishnan be Member, Cadre Restructuring Committee for CSS?
As the grapevine has it, Sudha Krishnan may be mandated to contribute as Member, Cadre Restructuring Committee for CSS. She is Joint Secretary (Personnel), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

Arun Jain to move to Delhi ?
DG (Investigations) in Ahmedabad is reportedly going to move to Delhi. He is 1978 batch IRS (IT) officer.

CCIT and CIT list in two days ?
Latest information says that the list of CCITs and CITs is expected to be out within next 48 hours.

S K Jha posted as PD, Custom, Lucknow
S K Jha, Principal Director of Audit, Central, Lucknow, has been transferred and posted as Principal Director (Customs) in CAG office.

11 IPS Probationers allocated Maharashtra cadre
As many as 11 probationers of Indian Police Service (IPS) of 2011 batch have been allocated Maharashtra cadre. They are Suhail Sharma, G Shashank Sai, Gaurav Singh, MCV Maheshwar Reddy, Satpute Tejaswi Balasaheb, Krishna Kant Upadhyay, Yogesh Kumar, Pravin Mundhe, Rakesh Ola, Raja R and Dikshikumar Ashok Gedam.

Mehta empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Prem Chand Mehta has been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is an Indian Telecommunication Service officer of 1982 batch.

DoPT invites applications for FA & CAO, Tea Board, Kolkata
Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for the post of Financial Adviser (FA) and Chief Accounts Officer (CAO), Tea Board, Kolkata. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the DoPT at the earliest.


PESB invites applications for MD , BBJ

Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Managing Director (MD), Braithwaite Burn & Jessop Construction Co. Ltd (BBJ) lying vacant since March 1, 2013. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before May 22, 2013.


D D Singh is whole time Member (Distribution), IRDA (UPDATED)
D D Singh has been appointed as whole-time Member (Distribution) in Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) for a period of five years.

Bombay HC gets three Addl Judges (UPDATED)
Justice Pradeep Narhari Deshmukh, Justice Ashok Iqbal Singh Cheema and Justice Sunil Balkrishna Shukre have been appointed as Additional Judges of the High Court of Bombay.

AP IFS officer gets JAG (UPDATED)
Indian Forest Service officer belonging to 2002 batch, B Srinivas has been accorded Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) in Andhra Pradesh.

Two IFS officers shifted in AP (UPDATED)
Jalaluddin Akbar (1999) has been deputed as Executive Director, A P Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Limited while M Ravi Kumar (1999) will now be Divisional Forest Officer, Kagaznagar in Andhra Pradesh.

Central Bank of India records net profit of 1015 cr (UPDATED)
M V Tanksale, Chairman & Managing Director, Central Bank of India, has announced the financial results for the year ended March 2013 at Mumbai. On this occasion, Malay Mukherjee and R K Goyal, Executive Directors of the Bank were also present. Addressing a press conference, Tanksale informed that the Bank recorded a net profit of Rs 1015 crore while net NPA was Rs 4988 crore with having total business of Rs 402272 crore. The Bank registered total deposits of Rs 226038 crore with aggregate core deposits of Rs 170953 and advances of Rs 176234 crore. He further said that the total Income has registered a growth of 14.52%, from Rs. 20,545 crore to Rs. 23,528 crore on y-o-y basis. Total Interest Income registered a growth of 14.16% from Rs.19150 crore to Rs. 21861 crore on y-o-y basis. Net Interest Income of the Bank registered a growth of 11.01% from Rs.5169 crore to Rs.5738 crore on y-o-y basis. Non Interest Income of the Bank has increased by 19.50% from Rs.1395 crore to Rs.1667 crore. Operating Profit of the Bank stood at Rs.3173 crore as on March 2013 as compared to Rs. 2815 crore as on March 2012. Bank recorded Net Profit of Rs.1015 crore as on March 31, 2013, as compared to Rs.533 crore as on March 31, 2012, registering y-o-y impressive growth of 90.43%. Average Business per Employee increased to Rs.973 lacs in March 2013 from Rs.862 lacs in March 2012 on Y-o-Y Basis. Gross NPA to Gross Advances has decreased to 4.80% as on 31st March 2013 from 4.83% of previous year as on 31st March 2012. Net NPA to Net Advances decreased by 0.02% to 2.90 % as on 31st March 2013 from 3.10 % of previous year. Recovery in written off a/c at Rs.282 crores showing robust growth of 89.26%, he added.

Orders of Ajit Kumar Seth for one year extension issued (UPDATED)
The orders for one year extension in tenure of Ajit Kumar Seth as Cabinet Secretary in Government of India with effect from June 13, 2013 have been issued. He is a 1974 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh.
(We said this on April 15, 2013)

Anil Goswami is also Secretary, Justice in GoI (UPDATED)
Anil Goswami, OSD, Ministry of Home Affairs, has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Justice in Government of India for five days only. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre.

 


CORPORATE


Profit of PNB declines

There has been a decline of 20.5 per cent in Punjab National Bank's net profit for the last quarter ended March 31, 2013 at Rs 1,131 crore. K R Kamath is the CMD of the Bank.

Sidhu appointed Part-time Official Director, BHEL
Ms Kusumjit Sidhu has been appointed as Part-time Official Director on the Board of Directors of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL).

Jain appointed Independent Director, Essar Oil Ltd
Essar Oil Limited has appointed Virendra Singh Jain as Independent Director of the company.

Gupta re-appointed MD, Indraparstha Medical Corporation Ltd
Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited has re-appointed Jaideep Gupta as Managing Director (MD) of the company.

Suresh appointed Whole-time Director, W S Industries (India) Ltd
W S Industries (India) Limited has appointed S. Suresh as a Whole time Director of the company.

Alapatt ceases to be Non Exec. Director, South Indian Bank Ltd
Jose Alapatt , Non Executive Independent Director has ceased to be on the Board of Directors of the South Indian Bank Ltd .

Atre resigns as Company Secretary, Cummins India Ltd
Amit Atre has resigned as Company Secretary of Cummins India Ltd.

Guda appointed Company Secretary, Cummins India Ltd
Trivikram Guda has been appointed as the Company Secretary of Cummins India Ltd.

Talaulicar re-appointed MD, Cummins India Ltd
Cummins India Limited has re-appointed Anant J Talaulicar as Managing Director (MD) of the company.

Levett resigns as Director, Cummins India Ltd
Mark Levett has resigned as Director of Cummins India Ltd.

Inani appointed CFO, Astec LifeSciences Ltd
Astec LifeSciences Limited has appointed Ravindra Inani as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.

Biagosch appointed Addl. Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd
Ashok Leyland Limited has appointed Dr Andreas Biagosch as an Additional Director of the company.


FORUM

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Why should head of the Indian government bow ?

India should not attend the forthcoming Commonwealth summit at Colombo, Sri Lanka, because it is beneath India's dignity to pay homage to Britain as its erstwhile ruler, as that is what such summits really are about. The Indian PM will have to bow before Prince Charles as he will represent the head of the Common Wealth. This, at a time when India has a healthy 6% annual growth rate whereas Britain has less than zero growth rate. Britain's debt is greater than that of Greece or Portuguese. So why should the head of the Indian government bow before the head of a former and still arrogant but completely bankrupt colonial power? The second reason why India should not attend is because of the ill treatment of the Tamil minority population by the majority Sinhala government of Sri Lanka. There have been frequent massacres of Tamils in the last 33 years of the Lankan civil war. The last massacre was the most brutal and savage and it was a cold blooded carnage of nearly 50,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army. Given India's poor track record of interfering in Sri Lanka's internal affairs, I think the Indian government should administer snubs to both Sri Lanka and Britain by not attending this summit.

D Choudhury

GoI least bothered about welfare of its employees

The GoI is restructuring the CSS and CSSS is a good news for the common categories. But it is very much painful to note that the GoI is not at all considering about the welfare of its employees working outside the Central Secretariat. They are being given step-motherly treatment whereas they are also govern by the rules and regulations framed by the DoPT. Is there anyone in the DoPT to address these issues?

V S Rana


Career Enhancement Opportunities

DoPT, the nodal Ministry to look after the Career progression of CAPFs Officers is failing miserably. Officers, those have completed 20 years of service in Officer Cadre still have not been granted PB-4 Scale in BSF. Officers are performing challenging jobs - but in the eyes of GoI, they need to do something more to 'fulfill functional requirement'. The irony of disparity: - Army & IPS Officers discharging similar functional requirement as of BSF/CRPF Officers, are getting/bestowed with all financial benefits - like PB-4, NFU etc, but, BSF/CRPF officers are denied on the pretext of two funny words 'Organized Cadre'. Who will decide the 'Organized Cadre' - The Government or The Courts? The High Court has already in one of the landmark judgment- categorically mentioned - there shall be no denial of financial benefits merely on the grounds of 'Organized Cadre'. I pray to DoPT, to grant NFU to BSF/CRPF cadre officers without going into the jugglery of words.

Awasthi.

BSF undergoing dilution at the hands of IPS

Once considered the largest Para-military force in the world, the reputed BSF is now undergoing dilution at the hands of IPS. All the top & important places are filled up by these officers, they are never posted to the sensitive & disturbed areas. This attitude of top boss is very disheartening for the other officers. There is no patting for the hard-working & sincere officers. Similarly, even the 'Gallantry Medals' are also manipulated. Deserving officers rarely get this medal. Only the 'bhakti' & 'chaplusi' make this gallantry award possible. Only you & such forums can help us to fight this battle of injustice.

DB

CAPFs : Divided Leadership

The Central Armed Police Force of GoI, is invariably led by IPS officers, those, are not having experience or knack to lead the Force. They come to the organization with Police bent of mind, and they remain mainly focused to secure their career, Though, they are suppose to project the real issues of the Force, but, their indifferent attitude has almost brought the forces on the brink of collapse. The smothering discontent within the Rank and files, sooner or later will result into a major challenge for the GoI. None of the genuine grievances of the force personnel are projected in correct spirit before the Govt. of India. DOPT, always, try to deny the legitimate rights of the CAPFs personnel. Perhaps, DOPT, despite knowing the facts, turning a blind eye, only to respond once it is too late. Awake, Awake the GoI and consider the grievances of CAPFs personnel and honour their legitimate rights. Don't wait for the Court to pronounce the judgment.

Puroshtam Das (Retired BSF Officer)

BSF's future ?

The condition of Central Government Department-BSF which was once considered the Pare-military Force is now considered CPO-Thanks to the IPS akkas. Poor fellows could not do anything for the police force are determined to destroy the paramilitary forces. As there is a well known saying -"hum to dubenge par tumko puri tarah dubo denge". Now the postings & transfers are done by these IPS in the BSF without consulting the BSF officials. This time Subash Joshi-DG BSF did the most daring act -he posted around 11 'Garhwali' officers to Delhi out of 16-17.He rejected the postings of the officers who really deserved. One senior officer who has completed his 6 years tenure was not posted out of Delhi because he has links in MHA & is required for 'functional reasons'. Where is justice & humanity. Kindly help me to raise this issue.

IDA

Ultimate honour to Pran has already been bestowed by people

The Dada Saheb Phalke award to Pran may bring a big deal to Government, but the ultimate honour has already been bestowed by the people: There is no child born after 1950 who carries the name "Pran". The ultimate villian. The line from Sholay regarding mothers using name of Gabbar Singh to put their children to sleep was actually used by mothers in 1950s and 1960s by invoking the name Pran.

A Agnihotri

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