What people say about us!
Daily without fail I see your website. Very useful, informative and
educative for everyone in general and for Cg officers in particular.
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.
Has appointment of Ms Khullar as CAG run into
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
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
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
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
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
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
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),
D D Singh has been appointed as whole-time Member (Distribution) in
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) for a period of
Bombay HC gets three Addl Judges
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
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%,
Orders of Ajit Kumar Seth for one year extension
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
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
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,
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
Essar Oil Limited has appointed Virendra Singh Jain as Independent Director
of the company.
Gupta re-appointed MD, Indraparstha Medical
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
Amit Atre has resigned as Company Secretary of Cummins India Ltd.
Guda appointed Company Secretary, Cummins
Trivikram Guda has been appointed as the Company Secretary of Cummins
Talaulicar re-appointed MD, Cummins India
Cummins India Limited has re-appointed Anant J Talaulicar as Managing
Director (MD) of the company.
Levett resigns as Director, Cummins India
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
Ashok Leyland Limited has appointed Dr Andreas Biagosch as an Additional
Director of the company.
(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 contrbutors item losing its original essence)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.