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The great Chinese Empire of the Manchus,which by the end of the eighteenth century covered and dominated nearly half Asia, was now humbled and disgraced.







Cabinet reshuffle cum expansion on May 29 ?

Cabinet expansion cum reshuffle of Modi Government is expected to take place on May 29.




WB to provide assistance to Madarsas

For the first time World Bank has agreed to provide financial assistance for Indian Madarsas. A $ 20 Million will be given to the Ministry of Minority Affairs for the skill development programme being run by the Ministry.


Assamese to be CMD OIL India Ltd ?

After the installation of the BJP Government in Assam now the chances have brightened of the appointment of an Assamese as CMD of the Oil India Ltd..







Empanelment of 1983 batch IAS delayed by one month

Latest information says that empanelment of 1983 batch IAS officers to the rank of Secretary in the Government of India has been delayed by one month. Now it is expected to take place in the last week of June.





Remaining 1998 batch IAS officers likely to be JS in June

Remaining 33 IAS officers of 1998 batch are now likely to be empanelled as JS in the central govt by the end of June. 22 IAS of the said batch have already become JS in March.







Appointment of two CBDT Members soon

Appointment of 1979 batch IRS officer Nishi Singh and 1980 batch IRS officer Gopal Mukherjee is expected to take place as Member of the CBDT in a week or two.







Seven selected for DMD SBI !

Interview for about half a dozen posts of DMD State Bank of India toki place on May 25.Out of 14 ,seven officials are reported to have been selected for Deputy Managing Director (DMD) in State Bank of India (SBI).The officers are Mssrs Venkat Nageswar, Mrs Anurada Rao, Pallav Mohapatra, , Badal Chandra Das, Neeraj Vyas, Prashant Kumar, Mrs Padmaja Chunduru.






19 IPS officers retiring in May

As many as 19 IPS officers belonging to various cadres and batches are retiring in May, 2016. They are: R Krishna Raju and K Venugopala Rao of Andhra Pradesh cadre; Kunwar Singh of Bihar; Mohinder Lal and Sat Prakash of Haryana; Nirmal Kumar Mishra of Jharkhand; Muthuaya M of Karnataka; S Sasikumar, K L Harikumar, D Madhu of Kerala; Dilip Kumar Singh of Madhya Pradesh cadre; S S Solunkhe and S G Dhabhade of Maharashtra; Akumba Yimchunger of Nagaland; R Sekar, J Rajendran and A G Mouriya of Tamil Nadu; Pradip Paul of Tripura and G M Prabhu Rajasekhar Reddy of West Bengal cadre.






Will Latha Krishna Rau join GoI as Secretary ?

Will 1982 batch empanelled 1982 batch IAS officer of the Karnataka cadre G Latha Krishna Rau move to GoI as Secretary ?. So far picture in not clear.






Dadoo to return parent cadre or remain on central deputation?

Jitendra Kumar Dadoo, who is presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, will return to his parent cadre or enjoy the post of Secretary in Government of India if he is empanelled to this rank? He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






GoI not giving permission to serve outside to retired bureaucrats !

If a bureaucrat retires and wants to take a job soon after retirement has to seek permission from the Government. If insiders are to be believed the GoI is not granting permission for one year after his retirement to take a job in the private sector.






Mrs Anandi Ramalingam selected as Director (Mktg), BEL

Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, GM, BEL, has been selected for the post of Director (Marketing), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on May 26, 2016. As many as 14 persons were interviewed for the same.






B R Babu goes on inter cadre deputation to Karnataka

An inter cadre deputation of B R Babu from AGMUT to Karnataka has been approved till his superannuation. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






Sanjay Dayal to join Bihar Govt on deputation

Sanjay Dayal presently in East Central Railway is joining the Government of Bihar on deputation for a period of three years. He is an IRSS officer.






Rabindra Nath Roy to join Bihar Govt on deputation

Rabindra Nath Roy presently in East Central Railway is joininig the Government of India for a period of three years. He is an IRSE officer.





Gujarat Govt relieves officers same day of GoI orders

It is observed that the Government of Gujarat relieves its officers the same day as soon as the Government receives the orders from the Government of India for joining central deputation.






Punjab Govt asked to relieve Mrs Dhanpreet Kaur to join as PS to Sampla

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the Government of Punjab to relieve Mrs Dhanpreet Kaur of cadre responsibility to join as Private Secretary to Vijay Sampla Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment. She is a 2006 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.






Kuldeep Kumar yet to get extension as CVO, STC; goes on leave

The Government of India is yet to get extension to the tenure of Kuldeep Kumar as Chief Vigilance Officer of State Trading Corporation (STC) as his tenure expired on May 13, 2016. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Kumar has proceeded on leave. He is a 1985 batch IPS officer of MT cadre.






Two posts of DDG in NCB vacant

Two posts of Deputy Director General in the Narcotics Control Bureau under the Ministry of Home Affairs are lying vacant.






Post of Parliament Assistant in Department of Justice lying vacant

The post of Parliament Assistant in the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice is lying vacant.





Subramanian to join as Director, HLL Lifecare Ltd on June 1

E A Subramanian, MD, BCPL, will be taking over the charge as Director (Technical & Operations), HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) on June 1, 2016.
(We said this on Nov 18, 2015)






P K Sinha yet to get orders for Director (Tech), SECL

P K Sinha, GM, NCL/CIL, who was selected for the post of Director (Technical), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), is awaited for his appointment orders as vacancy is arising on June 1, 2016.





Rajendra Kumar relieved to join as Deputy Secretary, DoPT

The Government of Gujarat has relieved Dr Rajendra Kumar of cadre responsibility to join as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Personnel & Training in the Government of India. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.






Ms Seema Tiwari appointed CPIO, RTI in ASI office, Bhopal

Ms Seema Tiwari has been appointed as CPIO in respect of RTI matters pertaining to Regional Director (Central Region), ASI, Bhopal.






Six IRTS officers transferred

As many as six IRTS officers have been transferred and posted to different places. Accordingly, Anil Kumar has been transferred from NFR to North Western Railway and posted in the cadre while Anurag Pateria was moved from ECOR to West Central Railway and Om Prakash is being shifted from Railway Board to Northern Railway. Besides, Sanjay Bajpai has been appointed as ED Traffic (Co-ordination), Railway Board; G V L Satyakumar from SR to Executive Director, Perspective Planning, Railway Board and Manoj Kumar Srivastava was posted as EDTT/F Railway Board.




Ms Madhumita Mondal appointed as Senior Deputy AG in PAG office, Mumbai

Ms Madhumita Mondal (IA&AS-2000), on return from leave, has been posted as Senior Deputy Accountant General (Admn.) in the office of Principal Accountant General (Audit)-I, Maharashtra, Mumbai.




Vacancy of Joint Secretary, Commerce arising in June

A vacancy of Joint Secretary, in the department of Commerce is arising in June.





Vacancy of ADGFT, Mumbai, Commerce arising in June

A vacancy of ADGFT (Mumbai), in the Department of Commerce is arising in June.






Shiv Lal Joshi empanelled as DIG in GoI

Shiv Lal Joshi has been empanelled for holding Deputy Inspector General (DIG) level posts in Government of India. He is a 2000 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.





Prakash Chandra transferred to RDSO, Lucknow

Prakash Chandra presently Modern Coach Factory, Rae Barely has been transferred to RDSO, Lucknow. He is an IRPS officer.






Sanjay Kumar Singh deputed to CRIS as Deputy Manager, Delhi

Sanjay Kumar Singh has been deputed to Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) as Deputy Manager at New Delhi.






Prakash Chandra transferred to RDSO, Lucknow

Prakash Chandra presently Modern Coach Factory, Rae Barely has been transferred to RDSO, Lucknow. He is an IRPS officer.





Sanjay Kumar Singh deputed to CRIS as Deputy Manager, Delhi

Sanjay Kumar Singh has been deputed to Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) as Deputy Manager at New Delhi.




Urs transferred to Vizag

Aadarsh K. Urs has been transferred to Navy as AAo. He is a 2011 batch IDAS officer. He was posted in the PCDA office at Bangaluru.




First IPS posting in Kerala

B. Sandhya has been appointed Additional Director General of Police, South Zone.Sandhya is 1988 batch IPS officer.





NLC registers a revenue growth of 5.84% in the FY 2015-16

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) kept its performance parameters up in the financial year 2015-16, despite set back to its operations due to incessant rain and floods for over a month in November/ December 2015. According to S K Acharya, CMD, NLC, the total revenue of the Company for the year 2015-16 rose to Rs. 7,194.20 Crs against Rs. 6,796.97 Crs of Previous financial year registering a positive growth of 5.84%. Similarly, the Profit for the year 2015-16 before Interest, Depreciation and Tax also rose to Rs 2741.85 Crs as against Rs. 2627.88 Crs for the year 2014-15, registering 4.33% positive growth. However, the Net Profit was impacted by non-stabilisation of Operation of newly commissioned Units of TPS- II Expansion resulting in an under recovery of capacity charges (operating loss) to the tune of Rs. 244.08 Crs and due to Rain and flood in Nov. /Dec. 2015, the Company suffered a Power Generation loss of 763.72 Million Units resulting in a consequential loss of estimated revenue of around Rs.409.73Crs. These factors attributed to reduction in Net Profit after Tax to Rs. 1204.15 Crs (after adjusting exceptional item of expenditure of Rs.28.38 Crs) as against Rs. 1579.68 Crs (including exceptional item of revenue of Rs.345.57 Crs) in 2014-15. The Company, this year, has proposed to give a Dividend of 30% of its Equity as against 28% Dividend paid in last financial year. This would result in an additional financial commitment of Rs. 39.08 Crs and the Dividend Payout (including Dividend Distribution Tax) this year would work out to 50.31% of Profit after tax (PAT) as compared to 35.87% for FY 2014-15.






Major reshuffle of IPS officers in Chhattisgarh (UPDATED)

As many as 20 IPS officers presently in field postings have been transferred and posted to different places in Chhattisgarh. Accordingly, P Sundarraj has been appointed as SP, SIB, Raipur while Abhishek Pathak was made Assistant IG, Administration, PHQ, Raipur and Ajay Yadav is SP, Janjgir-Champa. Similarly, J S Vatti has been appointed as Commandant, 5th Bt Jagadalpur; R P Sai as SP, Surajpur; Amresh Mishra as SP, Durg; H R Manhar as Commandant 2nd Bt, Bilaspur; Mayank Shrivastava as SP, Bilaspur; B S Dhruv as Commandant 3rd Bt, Raipur; T Ekka as SP, Bemetara; Jitendra Meena as Assistant IG, Traffic, PHQ, Raipur; Prashant Agrawal as SP, Rajnandgaon; Dr Shravan as SP, Korba; Prakhar Pandey as SP to CM Security; I K Elesela as SP, Sukma; S K Singh as SP, Kondagaon; Ashutosh Singh as SP, STF, Baghera Durg; Jitendra Shukla as ACP, Sukma; Mohit Garg as ACP, Bijapur and Dr Abhishek Pallav was posted as ACP, Dantewada.






Phanigrahi is also Secretary, Agriculture in AP (UPDATED)

Lingaraj Phanigrahi has been given full additional charge as Secretary, Agriculture & Cooperation in Andhra Pradesh. He is a 1982 batch IAS Officer.






10 IAS Probationers get postings in WB (UPDATED)

As many as 10 IAS Probationers of 2015 have been appointed as Assistant Collector after completion of their phase-1 training at LBSNAA, Mussoorie Akanksha Bhaskar in West Bengal. Accordingly, Ms Akanksha Bhaskar has been appointed to Burdwan; Ms Dhivya Loganathan to Purba Medinpur; Ms Lakshmi Bhavya Tanneeru to Jalpaiguri; Manish Mishral to Hooghly; Raju Mishra to Birbhum; Shevale Abhijit Tukaram to Paschim Medinipur; Smrutiranaj Mohanty to Bankura; Shrikant Palli to Murshidabad and Tushar Singla was posted to Cooch Behar.






Basu appointed Independent Director of the Shipping Corporation of India Limited
Union Ministry of Shipping has appointed Sukamal Chandra Basu as Independent Director of the Shipping Corporation of India Limited







Jha appointed CS of GAIL (India) Limited

A K Jha has been appointed as Company Secretary of GAIL (India) Limited






Dasari re-appointed MD of Ashok Leyland Ltd

Ashok Leyland Limited has re-appointed Vinod K Dasari as the Managing Director of the company






Biyani re-appointed MD of Future Lifestyle Fashions Ltd

Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited has re-appointed Kishore Biyani as a Managing Director of the company w.e.f. June 25, 2016




Arunachalam appointed CFO of Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited

Kaleeswaran Arunachalam has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited





Bhatnagar appointed CFO of Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited has appointed Kush S Bhatnagar as Chief Financial Officer of the company.






Kumar re-appointed MD of Goldstone Infratech Ltd

Goldstone Infratech Limited has re-appointed L P Sashi Kumar as the Managing Director of the company




Garg appointed CS of AMD Industries Ltd

AMD Industries Limited has appointed Ms Radha Shakti Garg as a Company Secretary of the company.





Basha appointed CS of Madhucon Projects Ltd

Madhucon Projects Limited has appointed A Chand Basha as Company Secretary of the company.





ONGC ends FY'16 with continued growth in oil production

ONGC crude oil production recorded a rise for the second consecutive year. Offshore oil production has gone up by 2.1% rising from 16.19 MMT (FY'15) to 16.54 MMT (FY'16) while ONGC Crude Oil production from nominated fields has gone up by 0.5%; from 22.26 MMT (FY'15) to 22.36 MMT (FY'16) and ONGC's total Crude Oil production including its share in PSC Joint Ventures (JVs) during FY'16 has been 25.93 MMT against 25.94 MMT during FY'15. Besides, ONGC has notified 17 hydrocarbon discoveries this year (8 new Prospects & 9 New Pools; 7 in NELP & 10 in nominated areas; Oil & Gas:7 and Gas & Condensate: 10; Onshore: 7 and Offshore: 10). The estimated accretion to In-place Hydrocarbons from ONGC operated areas in India during 2015-16 was 150.30 MMTOE, while accretion to Ultimate 2P Reserves was 65.58 MMToe. Reserve Replacement Ratio (RRR), the ratio of reserve accretion to total oil and gas production in one year, stands at 1.51. ONGC, thus, maintains RRR at more than one for last 10 years (2P). Considering the global trends, this is a significant achievement. Gross Revenue INR 78,569 Crore (against INR 83,094 Crore in FY'15). Net Profit INR 16,004 Crore (against INR 17,733 Crore in FY'15). Board recommended final dividend of 65% in addition to interim dividend of 105% paid earlier, making the total dividend for FY'16 at 170% (against 190%in FY'15).







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Good initiative by Income Tax !

Good initiative taken by some income tax officers using social media as a source of information but it is not sufficient as CBDT requires data from various sources for authenticity. Make each Commissioner, IT responsible to locate the people having income more than 25 lakhs in their jurisdiction to widen tax net of higher income group. Concentrate only people having income more than 25 lakhs and their assets. Let CPC to handle on line all other cases below 25 lakhs. After 67 years of independence we are not having income data of the people. When Govt. can give Adhaar cards of 100 crore people why 1.25 (1% of population) crores can not be mapped financially. It looks there is some pressure not to bring high income group in tax net otherwise why Govt. is not working in this direction only small tax payers are being targeted for collection of any information. Let it be debated in any Chief Commissioners, IT meeting any bring out a workable plan for identification of this group. CBDT is not even compiling the financial power of the candidates fighting election. Lot of cash is flowing during election but no body bothers except giving some statements lot of cash is being transacted. Gvot. should impose restriction using cash more than Rs. 20000/ but stop printing 500 and 1000 rupees notes. Allow plastic cards for most of the transactions. When Digital India is being promoted and 100 crores are having Aadhaar cards then it is easy to implement cashless transactions like DBT.

N Krishnan

Defacing cities

It is true of not only Amritsar but also of the capital city New Delhi-hideous billboards, pamphlets, posters, boards mushroom just about anywhere and everywhere. Who cares if they be eyesores-most of them are the doings of law makers!


Salute to the living legends

Salute to the living legends ICS. The steel frame of indian bureaucracy....

Kishore Dudani

God save the BJP

Regarding Kiran bedi as LG of Delhi. Nothing prevents the Government from doing such a transfer and posting save for morality which is least expected in political governance, but it will work only against the central government as Delhities can't be taken for a ride. The state government will always play a victim card as one senior leader said "tyranny of the unelected". The politics of the day will then be "tyranny of the losers and unelected" . God save the BJP.

Hiren Kumar Sarma







Claim for maintenance

Appellant, a deserted wife, claimed inadequacy of maintenance from her husband. She sought the latest salary slip of Shri Naresh Kumar Chopra, his residential address, copy of service book, latest GPF statement, details of assets owned by him. She also sought name of nominee appointed by her husband in GPF & Family Pension, group insurance schemes, CGHS, death & retirement gratuity etc. The PIO denied information under section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act as it was personal information.
The CIC observed that certain documents like annual returns of assets, investments, IT returns etc were earlier declared as private/ personal or third party information, as far as spouses are concerned they are not private or personal or third party information between them, in the context of marital disputes especially for maintenance purposes. The CIC ruled that the appellant is entitled to have access to the salary related information but has no right to her husband’s private information like deductions from salary


Right to Information Act entitles an appellant to get even the personal information if there is overwhelming public interest. In case the husband does not maintain his wife, a question arises whether denial of such information challenges her right to live. If so, the information related to maintenance becomes life related information.

Citation: Sunita Chopra v. Dte of Education (North), GNCTD in Case No. CIC/SA/A/2015/001934

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at

(, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO's Guide to RTI by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)









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