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People voted to Modi and not to party?

There is a general belief in the Lok Sabha polls this time people voted to Narendra Modi and not to the Party.





What is the character of Narendra Modi ?

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming the third most followed world leader on Twitter, next only to US President Barack Obama and the Pope, he is being discussed everywhere so much so that people have started comparing him with world leaders of the past. "Is Modi Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt or Churchill" ?

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Vinod Agrawal has been empanelled for the post of Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.





As many as 26 officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service of 1981 batch have been empanelled for the post of Secretary or Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. The officers are: Anuj Kumar Bishnoi and Anil Swarup of Uttar Pradesh cadre; S M Vijayanand of Kerala cadre; Anuly Chib Duggal of Punjab cadre; Rajive Kumar of UP cadre; Sunil Soni of Maharashtra cadre; Madhusudan Prasad of Haryana cadre; Bhanu Pratap Sharma of Bihar cadre; Gurjot Kuar of Rajasthan cadre; Balvender Kumar and Vrinda Sarup of UP cadre; Arun Jha of Bihar cadre; Vijay Shankar Madan of UT cadre; Subash Chandra Khuntia of Karnataka cadre; Chirravuri Viswanath of AP cadre; Pradeep Kumar Pujari of Gujarat cadre; Ashok Kumar Gupta of Tamil Nadu cadre; Rita A Teaotia of Gujarat cadre; Anil Kumar Agarwal of West Bengal cadre; Anuradha Gupta of Haryana cadre; Hasmukh Adhia of Gujarat cadre; Anoop Kumar Srivastava of Assam-Meghalaya cadre; Shashi Shekhar and Rajiv Nayan Choubey of Tamil Nadu cadre; Devendra Chaudhary of UP cadre and Ameising Luikham of MT cadre.




Ms Swarnamala Rawla has been empanelled for the Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. She is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.





7 IAS officers of 1981 batch empanelled for Secretary equivalent posts in GoI

As many as seven officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service of 1981 batch have been empanelled for the Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. The officers are : Chandra Bhushan Paliwal of UP cadre; Jayant Dasgupta of Bihar cadre; Anand Misra of UP cadre; Ravinder Jain of Himachal Pradesh cadre; Suresh Chandra Panda of Assam-Meghalaya cadre; Tuk Tuk Kumar of West Bengal cadre and D Jagatheesa Pandiyan of Gujarat cadre







Rao to be next Chief Secretary Tripura !

G Kameswara Rao is all set to take over as Chief Secretary of Tripura on August 1. He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre. Earlier the name of Pravin Srivastava was in circulation.






Singh poised to be Additional Secy, MHA

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Anant Kumar Singh may soon be appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. In his new stint the 1984 batch IAS officer of U P cadre will succeed Rajeev Sharma who moved to Telangana as its first Chief Secretary.






Purwar gets extension as CMD, MTNL

P K Purwar, Director (Fin), MTNL, has been given extension of two months as Chairman and Managing Director, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), a post of which he is having additional charge. Notably, orders for the same are awaited.






Das to join as Director (Fin), BCL today

A K Das, AGM, BHEL, is joining as Director (Finance), Braithwaite & Co. Limited (BCL) on July 29, 2014.
(We said this on January 7, 2014)






Tenure of VC&MD, APSCFC Jayaraj extended

The deputation term of Jayaraj, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, APSCFC Limited in Telangana, has been extended upto December 20, 2015. He is an IRTS officer.





Ankur Garg is also Dy Commissioner, Delhi South-West

Ankur Garg has been assigned an additional charge of Deputy Commissioner, South-West in Delhi Government. He is a 2003 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






Ms Ranjan appointed Spl Secretary (Tech), Forest in J&K

Ms Shally Ranjan has been appointed as Special Secretary, Technical in Forest Department in Jammu and Kashmir. She is a 2001 batch IFS officer of Jammu and Kashmir cadre.






Sharma is new Secretary to UP CM

Parthasarthi Sen Sharma has been appointed as Secretary to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. He is 1994 batch IAS officer.






Praveer Ranjan is Head of Pondicherry Police

Praveer Ranjan has taken over as Chief of the Pondicherry Police. He is a 1993 batch IPS officer of UT cadre.






HAL to create skill development council for aerospace & aviation sector

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited along with Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce (BCIC) and Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies & Industries (SIATI) have come together to form non- profit organization for developing skills in the Aerospace and Aviation sector in India. Dr R K Tyagi, Chairman HAL would be heading the Governing Council of this organization to be registered soon. The council will comprise members from aviation majors, airport operators and academia. Invites have been sent to Air India, Jet Airways, Spice Jet, Indigo, GVK Group, Tata, ISRO, NAL to join in this endeavour. "The Council is mandated to train approximately four lakh persons over next ten years in 90 different trades identified for better employment opportunities, improving employability and bridging gaps in skills required in this sector", says Dr Tyagi. The broader objective of this collaboration is to aggregate skill requirements of the industry including sub sector requirements, regional requirements and international trends and best practices that can be introduced in the domestic skill development space. This Sector Skill Council would also build capacity for training delivery and regulate the skill development activities in the industry sectors including development of National Occupational Standards, qualifications, training curriculum and assessment criteria. According to a Census report, in India 54% population is under the age group of 30 years and the ratio of population in the working age group (15-59 years) is likely to be 64% by the year 2021.





D N Singh appointed as PS to Harsh Vardhan (UPDATED)

D N Singh has been appointed as Private Secretary to Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Health & Family Welfare. He is a 1987 batch DANICS officer.





Gokul Chandra Pati repatriated to his parent cadre (UPDATED)

Gokul Chandra Pati, Secretary, Defence Production, has been repatriated to his parent cadre. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.






Tenure of Ashok Kumar Gupta as Additional Secretary, Defence extended (UPDATED)

The tenure of Ashok Kumar Gupta as Additional Secretary, Defence Production, has been extended for a period of three months. He is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.






Utsav Mitra appointed as OSD to Piyus Goyal (UPDATED)

Utsav Mitra has been appointed as Office on Special Duty (OSD) at Director level to Piyus Goyal, Minister for Power. He is a non-Government official.






Premchandran Narayanan Nair promoted to ACIT grade (UPDATED)

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Premchandran Narayanan Nair has been promoted to the grade of Assistant Commissioner (ACIT).





Ms Waraich joins Punjab Govt on deputation (UPDATED)

Ms Surinder Kaur Waraich has been deputed to Government of Punjab as Director (Budget) in Department of Finance. She is an IRS-IT officer.





Nabar re-appointed CEO & MD, Praj Industries Ltd

Praj Industries Limited has re-appointed Gajanan Nabar as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of the company.







Whabi appointed CFO, Finolex Industries Ltd

Finolex Industries Limited has appointed Anil Whabi as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.





Singh appointed Whole-time Director, Nucleus Software Exports Ltd

Nucleus Software Exports Limited has appointed R P Singh as Whole-time Director of the company with immediate effect.





Shah appointed Non Exec. Director, Strides Arcolab Limited

Strides Arcolab Limited has appointed Bharat D Shah as a Non-executive Director of the company.






Ganguli resigns as Non-executive Director, ICRA Ltd

Amal Ganguli has resigned as Non-Executive Independent Director of ICRA Limited.






Manoharan resigns as Independent Director, Manappuram Finance Limited

V M Manoharan has resigned as Independent Director of Manappuram Finance Limited.







Phadke resigns as Non Exec. Director, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd

Uday Y Phadke has resigned as Non Executive and Non Independent Director of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited.




Shah appointed CS, Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd

Kemrock Industries and Exports Limited has appointed Gopal Shah as a Company Secretary of the company.





Agarwal appointed Independent Director, TCI Developers Ltd

TCI Developers Limited has appointed Manisha Agarwal as Independent Director of the company.







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The Science of Language and The Science of Translation

The dark clouds gathering around an unnecessary controversy will prove terribly costly for any incumbent government. The English press in print and electronic format is doing what it is best at- first disinforming and thereafter giving it a spin to create political ISIS of a deadly kind. It is because everybody suffers from the all knowing syndrome. The bitter fact is that people are generally deficient in their own language. It is further strengthened when they attack "translation" of a comic variety. Perhaps they have some idea of the translator, not a well paid job in any case in India excepting a few vocations which are unduly rewarding because of scarcity of good translators, and blaming human translators for the machine that translates for Google. The scholar politicians (especially the MPs)ought to acknowledge this fact. What is called mother tongue needs to be upgraded by gurukul or school education, to be further improved by special schools where training and advanced studies almost replace the vocabulary of the mother tongue. As far as translation is concerned, it is a Postgraduate degree course in Translation Technology, where admission is tough. The UPSC translation, the butt of ridicule of the English Press in India, is neither the fault of the human translator nor of the Indian languages nor the Advisors of the UPSC. The day the country acknowledges the status of language as a science (it is higher pure mathematics at that level) and the expertise involved in good quality translation, such fallacious debates would be rendered irrelevant. Meanwhile the incumbent government would be well advised not the walk the trap and beware of the sharks in the Delhi language waters.

M L Gupta

An upright officer

K V Choudhary is a most competent and upright officer. It is much required and needed in CBDT. Now things move fast and in right direction.

Ramesh Kumar

Promotions in Income Tax Department

For last decade the Income Tax guys are getting promoted in the name of Restructuring Phase 1 and Phase 2. If anyone walks in the corridors of Income Tax office he is likely to crash with commissioner at every corner. So to so the organisation has become top heavy beyond any management reasoning. Earlier there used to be 75 commissioner once in two/three years. Now 100s of commissioners are elevated . There are no complementary staff.








RTI Act does not provide the right to supervise the day to day working

The appellant sought certain information including the weekly certificate. After receiving these documents, the appellant again wrote to the FAA to inspect records of weekly certificates signed by the officials and the dates when each of them was sent to the next officer to check their authenticity. The FAA did not reply to this communication. The case came up before the CIC where the question before the Commission was whether the appellant's request for inspection should have been allowed after the documents asked for had been provided to him, since the request for inspection was made to check the authenticity of the documents provided. The CIC held that the appellant's request virtually amounted to supervising and monitoring the day to day functions of the public authority and refused to grant any relief to the appellant. The CIC ruled that the RTI Act cannot be used for establishing an unending dialogue with a public authority about general concerns or apprehensions that an appellant may have in his mind.


Once the public authority had provided an information or complied with an order passed under the RTI Act, the obligation under the Act is fulfilled. The Section 2(j) of the RTI Act does not provide the right to supervise and monitor day to day working of a public authority.

Citation: Shri A.D. Sharma v. North Delhi Municipal Corp. Delhi in F.No. CIC/DS/A/2013/001347-YA

(, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles regarding RTI can be read at












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