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No "Shah" he is "Shenshah"

Someone said Amit Shah is new BJP President. One seasoned BJP leader replied "Don't call him Shah he is Shenshah".

 

 


 

 

 

 

Additional Secretary level postings are expected to take place in the Government of India next week. Atleast half a dozen 1984 batch IAS officers are to be elevated.

 

 

 

 

Chief Justice of the Rajasthan High Court Justice Amitava Roy has been moved to the Orissa High Court as Chief Justice.
(We said this on May 22, 2014)

 

 

 

With the new government displaying extremely keenness on carrying out restructuring and reforms in the Indian Railways, change at the apex level in the Board is expected shortly. With separation of policy making and executive functions, the powers of the Board would now be severely restricted. Most of the railway officers are eagerly waiting for the changes to be initiated.

 

 

 

 

Balakrishnan poised to repatriate to Odisha

As the grapevine has it, R Balakrishnan, Dy Election Commissioner may soon move back to the state from Election Commission of India. The 1984 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre has successfully completed his assignment with ECI who had been brought to ECI especially for Lok Sabha general elections 2014. Presently he is running on leave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACC soon to appoint Rajagopalan as Chairman, NBA (Chennai)

It is reliably learnt that the Union Minister for Environment & Forest has cleared the file pertaining to the appointment of V Rajagopalan for Chairman, National Bio-diversity Authority (NBA) . The file has reportedly been sent to ACC for its ratification. Rajagopalan, the incumbent Secretary, Department of Environment & Forest, is scheduled to retire on August 30. His name had been duly selected for the slot on April 29 this year.

 

 

 

 

 

Four Secretaries of GoI to retire in Sept

At least four Secretaries in Government of India are due to retire in September.

 

 

 

 

 

Five Vacancies of Member in CBDT

This year there are going to be five vacancies of the Members in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

 

 

 

 

 

Suresh Kumar is all set to move on central deputation

As the grapevine has it, Suresh Kumar is all set to move on central deputation. The 1983 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre is presently serving as Financial Commissioner (Development). He is empanelled for the slot of Additional Secretary in Government of India. His name had been doing rounds for the coveted slot of Chief Secretary to the Government of Punjab.

 

 

 

 

 

B G Raj to join as Director (Fin), MIDHANI on Sept 1

B G Raj, GM, MIDHANI, will be joining as Director (Finance), Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) on September 1, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Applications for Senior Advisor to ED, World Bank invited

Applications have been invited for the post of Senior Adviser to the Executive Director, World Bank, Washington, USA under the Department of Economic Affairs. Those willing to apply for the same can send their applications to the Department of Personnel and Training at the earliest.

 

 

 

 

 

PESB seeks applications for Director (Ent), BSNL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has sought applications for the post of Director (Enterprise), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) falling next year on August 1, 2015. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before September 29, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Slot of Member (Admin) NHAI vacant

After Narendra Kumar's stint with NHAI is over, the slot of Member (Admin) has fallen vacant. Kumar is 1988 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Tewari to mark July 31 as his concluding day in IRS

R K Tewari is all set to superannuate on July 31. The 1976 batch IRS (IT) officer had taken charge as Chairman CBDT on March 01 this year. Most of the IRS officers give him credit for streamlining the pending dues of his officers with pace and for ensuring probably the maximum number of awaited DPCs.

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Pant would have been Chairman of ITAT ?

Had Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, P C Pant, not been elevated as Judge of the Supreme Court of India, he would have been Chairman of the ITAT after his superannuation on August 29.

 

 

 

 

 

Will MD of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd move to North ?

Rumour mill says that MD of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited is moving to North ?

 

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Ms Nagaraj ends in July

The extended tenure of Ms Smita Nagaraj as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Defence is coming to an end in July, 2014. She is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

 

 

 

 

Post of CMD, Pawan Hans Ltd advertised

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), Pawan Hans Limited lying vacant since July 12, 2014. Those willing to apply for this post can send their applications to the PESB before September 11, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Chhabra to be DG Doordarshan

Vijay Laxmi Chhabra is being charge of the Director General (DG) of Doordarshan. Present DG Tripurari Sharan is returning to the parent Bihar cadre after completion of deputation tenure.

 

 

 

 

 

13629 personnel quit CRPF

As many as 13629 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have taken voluntary retirement from the service during the period of 2009 to 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

MHI yet to decide candidate for CMD, SIL

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) is yet to decide the candidate for the post of Chairman-cum- Managing Director, Scooters India Limited (SIL) after the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) failed to select suitable candidate at interview meeting and asked the Ministry to depute some suitable candidate at its level.

 

 

 

 

 

Sundar appointed as Joint Director, ATI, Mysore

K R Sundar has been appointed as Joint Director (Training), Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysore with additional charge of Joint Director, Administration of this Institute. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Abhay posted as Deputy Director in DG Audit office

Kumar Abhay, Deputy Accountant General (Administration ), in the office of Principal Accountant General (Audit), Punjab, Chandigarh has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (AMG-II), in the office of the Director General of Audit, Central Expenditure, New Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

Garg is new CVO, HSCC

It is reliably learnt that S C Garg is being appointed CVO, HSCC. Until now S A Usmani, Chief General Manager (HSCC), had been serving as CVO on ad hoc basis. Garg will also hold the post on ad hoc basis.

 

 

 

 

 

Singhal appointed as OSD, AP Bhawan, New Delhi

Upon return from central deputation, Anil Kumar Singhal has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Andhra Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Two IFS officers shifted in AP

B Muralikrishna has been appointed as Additional PCCF, Vigilance while Munindra was posted as Additional PCCF, FDA & CFM in Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

 

 

 

Misra appointed Joint MD, TRANSCO in Telangana

Kartikeya Misra has been appointed as Joint Managing Director, Telangana TRANSCO in Telangana. He is a 2009 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

22 IRS-IT officers transferred

As many as 22 officers belonging to Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of Income Tax cadre have been transferred and posted at different places in the grade of Additional/Joint Commissioner of Income Tax. Accordingly, Praveena S has been shifted to Karnataka while Prakash Dubey was posted to NADT, Nagpur and Sanjay Vishwas Rao Deshmukh is being moved to Pune. Similarly, Gohil Y D has been transferred to Mumbai; Jaishree Sharma to Delhi CCA; R Ilavarsi to Tamil Nadu; Ajai Pratap Singh to Mumbai; Kaleemulla Khan to Karnataka; K P Gopakumar to Gujarat; V K Khanna to Delhi CCA; R H Gohel to Gujarat; Lata Sunder to Mumbai; Joshi Naresh Kumar Anand Prasad to Gujarat; Bhim Kunwar to Pune; K Venkatram to Andhra Pradesh; Madhu Kumar Julka to NWR; P K Srihari to Karnataka; M Mathivanan to Tamil Nadu; V Sreekar to Andhra Pradesh; Maya Maheshwari to Madhya Pradesh; Naik R S To Karnataka and Neehar has been shifted to Gujarat.

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Aviation Minister reviewed Performance of Pawan Hans (UPDATED)

Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju had reviewed Pawan Hans performance on Tuesday. CMD, Pawan Hans, Anil Srivastava, had given a brief presentation to Minister in the presence of Ashok Lavasa, Secretary, MOCA and other senior officials of MoCA and Pawan Hans. CMD PHL apprised Ashok Gajapathi Raju about various activities, achievements and initiatives taken by the company in the Financial Year 2013-14 and also discussed the future business strategies of the company. During the review meeting Minister of Civil Aviation and Secretary MOCA recognized the enhanced Credit Rating and various safety measures taken by Pawan Hans & also appreciated the Award received by PHL for its Operational Excellence in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

C&CE officer, Anuj Gogia appointed as DG, Vigilance Delhi (UPDATED)

Indian Revenue Service officer of Customs and Central Excise, Anuj Gogia, on return from deputation, has been appointed as DG, Vigilance, Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

104 C&CE officers at Dy/Assistant Commissioner level transferred (UPDATED)

As many as 104 officers of Indian Revenue Service of Customs and Central Excise cadre have either been laterally shifted or transferred at different places at Deputy/Assistant Commissioner level. Accordingly, D Senthil Nathan has been shifted to CESTAT while Indira Sisupal was posted to Chennai CX and Lalaia Dhandem was transferred to Mysore CX. Similarly, R Sundara Raju has been transferred to Mysore CX; S K Mishra to Delhi DG Systems; Sanjay Prabhakar Rao Pradhan to Mumbai DG System; B Sumidaa Devi to Bangalore CX; Bipin KUmar Upadhayay to Chennai NACEN; D Ranjith Kumar to Coimbatore CX; Geelani Basha K S M to Vizag CX; Govind Ram Khatik to Mumbai CXI; Jyoti Kumar Bubana to Bangalore CX; P Ram Mohan to Chennai CX; R Sri Balaji to Bangalore CX; Rahul Mahato to Kolkata CX; Vasantkumar Shankar Rao Kumbhare to Bhopal CX; Debjit Banerjee to Delhi Cus; Basant Garhwal to Delhi Cus P Jodhpur; Dharam Raj to Gwalior CBN; Hemant Hingonia to delhi Cus P Jodhpur; Jasmeet Singh Dhandra to Delhi Cus P Amritsar; Jasmeet Singh Dhanda to Delhi Cus P Amritsar; K Hanumantha Rao to Chennai CX; Kiran Reddy T to Hyderabad CX; Laksmikantha D to Mysore CX; Maharaj Singh to Mumbai DG Systems; Md Faizul Haque to Kolkata CX; Mohan Singh Dorai to Ranchi CX; Naresh Kumar Gupta to Delhi cus P Jodhpur; Prashant Kumar Sinha to Mumba CX I; Rajeshwari R Nair to Cochin CX; Rani CR to Cochin CX; Rohit Kumar to Delhi Cus; T Parry Vallal to Coimbatore CX; V Vasudha Prasad Rao to Chennai Cus; Yogesh Sharma to Delhi DGHRD; Komila Puniya to Delhi CX; Vikas Joshi to Jaipur CX; Ashok Kumar Mohindra to Kolkata CX; A B Barua to Kolkata CX; Bhojraj Gagnani to Mumba CX I; H S Tiwari to Lucknow CX; Himendu Roy to Hyderabad CX; Kishloy Das to Shillong CX; M V Thakur to Bhopal CX; Md Iqbal to Ranchi CX; N Balarama Krishna to Hyderabad CX; P Selvaraj to Coimbatore CX; R A Jalaj to Bhopal CX; R F Athaide to Mumbai CX I; Satya Pal Talvadiya to Jaipur CX; Ashwani Kapoor to Chandigarh CX; Dibyendu Chatterjee to Kolkata NACEN;Anushree Hardikar to Mumbai Cus II; Arjun KUmar Meena to Delhi CX; B Vijay to Hyderabad CX; Babneet Tuli to Lucknow CX, Allahabad; Dinesh Kumar Meena to Delhi DG Systems; Runjhun to Ahmedabad CX; Priyadharshika Srivastava to Mumbai Cus III; Reena to Mumbai CX I; Rituraj Gupta to Lucknow CX; Sanjay Kumar to Ahmedabad CX; Sharaddha Joshi to PUne CX, Kolkhapur; Nisha Gupta to Delhi CX; Amit Kumar to Mumbai Cus II; C Mohan Gopu to Chennai CX; C Thiyagarajan to Coimbatore CX; Kiran Kumar to Delhi DGHRD; Ravi Kumar to Delhi CX; Vijay Bahadur Verma to Delhi DGHRD; Ravi Kiran Edra to Vizag CX; Jainendra singh kandhari to Chandigarh CX; Amit F Ghawate to Mumbai DGCEI; Amresh Jain to Delhi DLA; Anil Kumar Gupta and Manish Kumar to Delhi CX; Sanjay Prasad to Kolkata CX; Sydney D'Silva to Mumbai CX I; Rahul Negi and Ajay Kumar to Delhi DRI; Sumit Garg to Mumbai DRI; Varsha D Nimbalkar to Mumbai DRI; Sanjay Kumar Roy to Delhi DG Vigilance; Praveen Kumar to Delhi DG vigilance; Subhrajit Banerjee to Kolkata DG Vigilance; Neha Garg to Delhi CESTAT; Balbir Singh Mangat to Mumbai Cus II; Bhushanlal Garg to Delhi Cus; Chanderpal Singh Chauhan to Mumbai Cus I; Dhirendera Mani to Delhi CX; Leo Johan Ilango to Chennai DG Vigilance; R Rajeskhar to Chennai DGCEI; Rohit Anand to Delhi Cus; Samrita Kaur Gill to Delhi DRI; Sudhir Sharma to Delhi Cus; P Vinitha shekhar to Mumbai Cus II; Gaurav Singh to Mumbai Cus II; Shweta Betor to Delhi Cus; N Priyanka to Hyderabad NACEN; M J Chethan to Mumbai Cus III; Amol M Ket to DGCEI Mumbai; Ayaz Ahmed Kohli to Delhi DG Vigilance; and Donthi Gandhi was transferred to Delhi DG Vigilance.

 

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Dhesi as CMD, MMTC extended (UPDATED)

Tenure of D S Dhesi as Chairman and Managing Director, Mineral & Metals Trading Corporation Limited (MMTC) has been extended for more three months with effect from July 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Wadhwa is also Ambassador to Republic of Marshal Islands (UPDATED)

Ms Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, presently Ambassador of India to Japan, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands, with residence in Tokyo (Japan).

 

 

 

 

 

B Venkateswara Rao selected as Director (Tech), IREDA (UPDATED)

B Venkateswara Rao, CGM, IREDA, has been selected for the post of Director (Technical), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held onJuly 25, 2014. As many as 14 persons were interviewed for the same.

 

 

 

 

 

WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Rao ceases to be Director, JSW Energy Ltd

D J Balaji Rao has ceased to be Director of JSW Energy Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jatia appointed Addl. Director, Jindal Saw Ltd

Jindal Saw Limited has appointed Ms. Shradha Jatia as an Additional Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Narula steps down as Director, ACC Ltd

M L Narula has stepped down as Director of ACC Limited.

 

 

 

 

Lohani appointed Govt Nominee Director, RCF

S K Lohani has been appointed as Government Nominee Director of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Warrior appointed Director (Finance) & CFO, RCF

Suresh Warrior has been as appointed Director (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Jhaveri resigns ad CFO, Gujarat Lease Financing Ltd

Anil K Jhaveri has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of Gujarat Lease Financing Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desai appointed Independent Director, Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited

Kewal Kiran Clothing Limited has appointed Ms Drushti R. Desai as Non-Executive Independent Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Sharma appointed Whole-time Director, Sarthak Industries Ltd

Sarthak Industries Limited has appointed Yogender Mohan Sharma as Whole-time Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Tiwari appointed CS, Square Four Projects India Ltd

Square Four Projects India Ltd has appointed Aditya Tiwari as Company Secretary of the company.

 

 

 

 

Khandelwal appointed Independent Director, Monnet Industries Ltd

Monnet Industries Ltd has appointed Sourabh Khandelwal as an Independent Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Ms Basu resigns as CS, Vishwamitra Financial Services Ltd

Ms Sudeshna Basu has resigned as Company Secretary of Vishwamitra Financial Services Ltd w.e.f. August 1, 2014.

 

 

 

 

Mishra ceases to be Part-time Director, NALCO

D S Mishra, IAS, has ceased to be Part-time Official Director of National Aluminum Company Ltd (NALCO) following his transfer to the Union Ministry of Urban Development

 

 

 

 

 

FORUM

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Misuse of facility in PSUs

The sanctioned employee strength of the Ministry of Power is 210 employees (approximately). Recently the office of Minister of Power had called for the details of the PSU employees working in the Ministry. The figure it is understood is 240. The result is that the Secretariat employees most of the time mur mur and all Secretariat job is being performed by the PSU chaps. Some of these PSU chaps are also working in the residence of the Officials & Minister not to forget 'ragrofying' of vehicles at PSUs cost for personal purposes. It is criminal that on the one hand use take transportation allowance with the monthly salary and at the same take vehicle facilities of PSUs.

BBS

NHPC sans CMD

Let me remind you that NHPC is without full time CMD since 1.1.2014. All Directors have completed their terms. Even then no mention of that. Why these double standards. That is also a PSU which makes profit. Its decline has started and needs immediate action.

Baheer Ahmad

Retain talent and merit


While downsizing or rightsizing is an option but more important is to retain talent and merit in government. Unfortunately secretariat work both in Union and State Governments is bad affected because of lack of talent and quality. Union Government may consider to retain or recruit talented people even if it involves relaxation or raising of age, both at recruitment and superannuation level.....

Suresh Kumar

Incomplete Board

Formation of the DVC Board had taken place with the amendment of the DVC Act 1948, Gazette notification was done on 9.1.2012 and thereafter the GoI has not constituted the full Board.

A K Jain

Mention date of CIC order

Date of CIC order be mentioned so as to find the complete order.

Anil

 

 

 

 

 

DATE WITH RTI

Citizen has no right to repeatedly ask for similar information

Through an application filed under the RTI Act, information regarding the service details and assets of the then CMD, DTC, and also information on certain retired employees who were granted pension was sought. During the hearing before the CIC, the respondent submitted that the appellant has filed around 130 RTI applications, mostly on the subject of nonpayment of pension to him. The CIC observed that it is a case of repetitive use of RTI Act, assuming the proportion of harassment to the Public Authority and abuse of RTI Act. Holding that repetitive use of RTI amounts to abuse, the CIC ordered that the same should be a ground for refusal of application and appeal. The CIC directed the deputy registrar to send the copy of the order to the Ministry of Personnel and Training with a recommendation to send it to all the Public Authorities, First Appellate Authorities and State Information Commissions. A copy was also sent to the Ministry of Personnel and Training to commission the framing of guidelines, for the benefit of and ready reference by Public Information Officers to refuse the repeated RTI applications, provide a ground for First Appellate Authorities to refuse second appeals if arise out of such refusals and similarly to reject the Second Appeals by Information Commissions either central or state.

Comments


This order would come as a relief to the officials who feel an atmosphere of fear and worry in the offices and are hesitating to take action against erring staff members for fear of facing flood of questions under RTI. However, the RTI Act does not specifically provide repeated filing of application as a ground of refusing the information, and the implied interpretation by the CIC is likely to be challenged in the higher judicial forum.


Citation: Mr. Ramesh Chand Jain v. Delhi Transport Corporation GNCTD, Delhi in File No.CIC/AD/A/2013/001326SA

(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles regarding RTI can be read at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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