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Cabinet Reshuffle after Assembly Elections ?


Union cabinet is likely to be reshuffled after the Assembly elections scheduled in five states are over. Till then wait and watch.

 

 



Modi's English usage these days surprises all


The usage of English words by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on various occasions these days has taken one and all by surprise. People are amazed. What is the secret behind it ?.

 

 

 



Defence Ministry worried


Union Defence Ministry is worried about the public perception turning negative because of the alleged poor quality of food.

Tata employees upbeat


Tata employees are upbeat about their new interim group chairman, Natarajan Chandrasekaran.

Spoon full of sugar ...

I meet my friend who is by profession a Stock Analyst and does Psephology as a hobby. We meet at a Tea House and over cups of Green Jasmine Tea and Momos we get chatting .
Me: So Sidhu's joined Congress ..
Friend: Opposition in Punjab is a Comedy Show ...Sidhu is Congress's answer to AAP's Bhagwant and Ghugi..shouldn't AD also induct some comedians ..
M: Badal Senior has a fantastic sense of humor and he will take these Comedians on in his indomitable mature style ...
F: Sidhu termed his entry into Congress as Ghar Wapsi..
M: Ha ha ....Sau jagah mooh maar ke Bhaand ghar ko chalaa... actually his Dad was a Congi ... but in his political forays till he joined Congress he ignored Congress ..
F: Now it's being said ...he will not say O Guru ...he will say O Pappu... after this he will not need to say Thokko Thaali... because the second he says O Pappu audiences will burst out laughing ..
M: Yeah Pappu has this effect ...
F: But mark my words very soon Sidhu will be badmouthing Congress too ...actually his Wife ..the real Politician in the family ...is too ambitious ...she wants Sidhu to be the CM and she the power behind the Throne ..
M: What about UP ....they say Akhilesh's SP and Congress are going to form an Alliance ..
F: All going as planned by Dad .... but Congress is more like deadweight and it'll pull down whichever Party it Allies with...and on paper SP's so said Vote Share and Congress's so said Vote share will not add up in reality .. but doobtha, deadweight ka bhi sahaara leh letha hai .....desperation!!
M: Will Demonetization be an issue ...
F: Of course it will be ......but Demonetization has not completely played out ...now the next Act should be catching the ones who have tried to hoodwink Nation....and then material benefits ....more for the Strata that's taken a huge hit on account of loss of jobs and faced the max inconveniences ....in their stride ...
M: And what's needed is immediate 'blood transfusion' and not Iron Tablets for long term effect ...
F: Frankly Government will get atleast 1 lac crore via Penalty Taxes ...add the Cash Siezed ...add whatever shortfall in the Deposits vis-a-vis the Printed Currency ..so maybe Government could be waiting for the Penalty Tax to fructify. ..and you know these matters do take time ...because subsequently Courts have to decide...many defaulters will knock the Court's doors!!
M: But I guess there would be a game plan in place for such a harsh step...after all a spoon full of sugar makes the bitter medicine go down..achcha now tell me what's your prediction for UP and Punjab...
F: UP ..I have no doubts BJP will be largest Party in UP .. Punjab ... looks like an Alliance ...but ..but ..if the 'spoon full of sugar' is administered BJP will be in clear majority in UP and and in Punjab AD+BJP will be in a majority too.... let's have something sweet ....the Momo sauce was really spicy ...
M: Yup... a spoon full of sugar helps the heartburn go away ...


Disclaimer : Satire. Not meant to influence or inform. With inputs from MSM, SM and

VJS



DEBATE

How do you see the two most powerful leaders of the World - Donald Trump and Narendra Modi ?

Some people see Donald Trump as Narendra Modi of the USA. Like Modi in 2014, they say, Trump touched the raw nerve of the US citizens in 2016 to win a decisive victory.

If Modi, with his magnetic electoral campaign, won an absolute majority for his party for the first time in 2014, Trump also staged a spectacular campaign to win the top job for himself.

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Who will be new CBI Chief ?

As predicted by whispers yesterday nothing happened in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led three-member meeting on Monday to decide on the chief of the country's premier probe agency CBI. Committee met but no consensus was arrived at. After having dinner they left .So far there is no official word from the government as to what transpired during the meeting. Now the only question is whether merit will do or they will go by seniority ?

 

 

 

142 IPS officers retiring in 2017

As many as 142 officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) of various batches and cadres are retiring in 2017.

 

 

 

Will an IAS officer succeed another IAS officer as CMD of the Coal India Ltd ? No one can predict in the Modi Government.

 

 

 

 

Justice Manjula Chellur to be Judge in SC ?

Grapevine has it that Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Justice Manjula Chellur is moving to the Supreme Court of India in a couple of months.

 

 

 

 

 

Kumar likely to be next Chairman, CWC

Narendra Kumar likely to be new chairman Central Water Commission ( CWC). Presently, he is a member in the commission. He is Central Water Engineering Service officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Who will be new Chairman of UGC ?

Who will be new Chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC) ?.The government has decided to set up a search-cum-selection committee to select the Chairman.The committee is likely to be headed by H.R. Nagendra.Former Lucknow University Vice-Chancellor D.P. Singh and former Saurashtra University Vice-Chancellor K.P. Joshipura are likely to be other members.

 

 

 

 

 

K R Pisda quits IAS

K R Pisda has resigned from Indian Administrative Service (IAS) to join as Member of Chhattisgarh Civil Service Commission. He is a retired 1996 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Hardik Satishchandra Shah is PS to Anil Madhav Dave

Hardik Satishchandra Shah has been appointed Private Secretary to Anil Madhav Dave, Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change. He is a 2010 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.
(We said this on January 10)

 

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Anil Srivastava as Joint Secretary, Civil Aviation extended

The central deputation tenure of Anil Srivastava as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation has been extended for a period of three months beyond February 14, 2017. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

Banks Board Bureau to recruit only best persons for PSBs

Banks Board Bureau has decided to recruit the best persons to the top level posts in various Public Sector Banks (PSBs).

 

 

 

 

 

Chandrasekaran likely to succeed Mahapatra as Director (E&D), OIL

P Chandrasekaran, GM, GEO, ONGC, is expected to succeed S Mahapatra as Director (Exploration & Development), Oil India Limited (OIL) retiring soon.

 

 

 

 

 

Orders of Vipin Kumar Saxena as CMD, GRSE, Kolkata yet to come

The orders of RAdm Vipin Kumar Saxena for the appointment as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE), Kolkata, are yet to come as the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post.

 

 

 

 

Post of Director (Comm) lying vacant in MSTC

The post of Director Commercial has been lying vacant in MSTC Limited for a long time.

 

 

 

 

 

AYCL is still headless since April

The post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD), Andrew Yule & Co. Limited (AYCL) has still been lying vacant since April 2015.

 

 

 

 

5 Cells created by Railway Ministry in two years

Railway Ministry has created five cells in the two years. These are related to Environment, Non Fare Revenue, Mobility and Transformation. If sources are to be believed due to staff shortage cells are not able to perform effectively.

 

 

 

 

Rajesh Verma is new Principal Secretary to Odisha CM

Rajesh Verma is new Principal Secretary to Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.He is 1987 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.

 

 

 

 

IRSME officers likely to become GM

IRSME officers are likely to be appointed GMs. Two GMs posts are falling vacant this month.

 

 

 

 

 

Posting of V P Singh extended

The posting of V P Singh as Senior DDG (lR&GB), Postal Directorate against the redeployed post of CPMG, Jharkhand circle is extended for a further period of one month till January 31, 2017. He is a 1988 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

 

 

 

 

Manoj Yadav to move to Delhi

JD in the Intelligence Bureau Manoj Yadav is reportedly moving to Delhi. He is 1988 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Lal going to Jammu

Purushottam Lal, after promotion , has been posted as Director, Defence Estate, Jammu. He is a 1996 batch IDAS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 IPS Probationers of 2015 batch allocated HP cadre

Three Probationers of Indian Police Service of 2015 batch have been allocated Himachal Pradesh cadre after the completion of training at Vallabhbhai Patel Police Academy, Hyderabad. They are: Akriti, Mani Lal Patidar and Vatsal Gupta.

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Umadevi appointed as Airport Manager,Air India Abhu Dhabi

Mrs P A Umadevi, Manager, Commercial, Southern Region, has been appointed as Airport Manager,Air India Abu Dhabi.

 

 

 

 

AP & Telangana HC gets Judges

Kumari Javalakar Uma Devi, Nakka Balayogi, Mrs Telaprolu Rajani and Dr Shameem Akther have been appointed as Judges of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

 

 

 

 

 

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Haryana

As many as ten IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Haryana. Accordingly, V Umashankar has been given the additional charge of the post of Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Gurugram while T L Satyaprakash was posted as Director, Town and Country Planning and Special Secretary and also made Director, Information, Public Relations and Cultural Affairs, Languages and Grievances and Special Secretary. Similarly, Sameer Pal Srow has been posted as Deputy Commissioner, Faridabad and Director, Hospitality and Special Secretary and Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation; Rohtash Singh Kharb as Deputy Commissioner, Yamunanagar; Chander Sekhar as Director, Elementory Education and Special Secretary; S S Phulia as State Project Director, Haryana School Siksha Priyojna Parishad; Hardeep Singh as Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Sheetla Devi Shrine Board; Mrs Gauri Parasher Joshi as Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula and Chief Administrator, Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board; Mrs Garima Mittal as Chief Executive, Haryana Khadi & Village Industries Board and Amit Khatri has been given the additional charge of the post of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority.

 

 

 

 

Who will be new ED, BHEL Bhopal ?

With the retirement of present ED of BHEL's Bhopal unit approaching fast, all eyes are set as to who will succeed him on Jan 24. Three names in the reckoning are Anil Kapoor - ED (HR) posted in Delhi, Kishore Purswani - ED (Monitoring) posted in Delhi and DK Thakur - ED in Hyderabad.

 

 

 

 

Reshuffle of IPS officers in Kerala

Some IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Kerala. Accordingly, B S Muhammed Yaseen has been appointed as ADGP, Intelligence while R Sreelekha was made ADGP, Prisons and Rajesh Diwan is ADGP, North Zone. Similarly, Tomin J Thachankary has been appointed as ADGP, Coastal Security; Nitin Agarwal as Crime Branch chief; P Vijayan as IG, Ernakulam; S Sreejith and Mahipal Yadav as IGs Crime Branch; Balram Kumar Upadhayay as Chief, Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation; Anil Kanth was posted as ADGP, Police Headquarters.

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Gupta appointed to PrDGIT office, Delhi

Sanjay Gupta presently OSD in CCA Delhi, has been transferred and posted to Principal DGIT (Vig) office,Delhi. He is an IRS-IT officer.

 

 

 

 

Rajagopal Naidu promoted as ACS, Labour in MP

B Rajgopal Naidu has been promoted to the grade of Additional Chief Secretary and posted as ACS, Labour Department in Madhya Pradesh. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

Allahabad High Courts gets nine Judges

As many as nine Judges have been appointed to Allahabad High Court. They are: Abhai Kumar, Alok Kumar Mukherjee, Anil Kumar Srivastava-II, Ravindra Nath Kakkar-II, Dr. Vijay Laxmi, Umesh Chandra Srivastava, Ravindra Nath Mishra-II, Prabhat Chandra Tripathi and Vinod Kumar Srivastava-III.

 

 

 

 

 

Allahabad High court gets seven Additional Judges

As many as seven Additional Judges have been appointed to Allahabad High Court. They are: Mukhtar Ahmed, Amar Singh Chauhan, Shamsher Bahadur Singh, Vinod Kumar Misra, Pramod Kumar Srivastava, Raghuvendra Kumar and Pratyush Kumar.

 

 

 

 

Behera is new Chairman of OERC

U N Behera has taken over as new Chairman of the Odisha Electricity Regularity Commission (OERC). He is 1983 batch IAS officer.

 

 

 

 

A K Jain appointed as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog (UPDATED)

Anil Kumar Jain has been appointed as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

 

 

 

 

Saraswati Prasad appointed as Additional Secretary, Steel (UPDATED)

Saraswati Prasad has been appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Atul Chaturvedi appointed as Additional Secretary, DIPP (UPDATED)

Atul Chaturvedi has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

 

 

 

 

Santosh A Mathew appointed as Chairperson, NCTE (UPDATED)

Santosh A Mathew has been appointed as Chairperson, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

Dr Satbir Bedi appointed as Member Secretary, NCW (UPDATED)

Dr Satbir Bedi has been appointed as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women (NCW), Ministry of Women & Child Development. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

 

 

 

R K Karna appointed as Additional FA & JS, Defence (UPDATED)

Rabindra Kumar Karna has been appointed as Additional FA & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance). He is a 1991 batch Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) officer.

 

 

 

 

B S Yadav concurrently accredited as High Commissioner to Sierra Leone (UPDATED)

Birender Singh Yadav has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Sierra Leone. He is a 1997 batch IFS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Umang Narula, CMD ITDC repatriated to parent cadre (UPDATED)

Umang Narula, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Tourism Development Corporation, has been repatriated to his parent cadre. He is a 1989 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre.

 

 

 

 

Ajay Tirkey appointed as Joint Secretary, School Education (UPDATED)

Ajay Tirkey has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

Rabindra Kumar Karna appointed as Joint Secretary, Defence (UPDATED)

Rabindra Kumar Karna has been appointed as Additional FA & Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence (Finance). He is a 1991 batch IDAS officer.

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Kumar Rakesh appointed as Joint Secretary, Electronics & Information (UPDATED)

Sanjay Kumar Rakesh has been appointed as Joint Secretary Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre.

 

 

 

 

Pradip Kumar Tripathi appointed as Joint Secretary, DoPT (UPDATED)

Pradip Kumar Tripathi has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT). He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Jammu & Kashmir cadre.

 

 

 

 

Rajneesh appointed as Joint Secretary, Commerce (UPDATED)

Rajneesh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. He is a 1997 batch IAS officer of HP cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms V Radha appointed as Joint Secretary, Drinking Water (UPDATED)

Ms V Radha has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation. She is a 1994 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

NBCC Signs MoU with Indian Navy (UPDATED)

In presence of Dr. Anoop K Mittal, CMD, NBCC (India) Ltd. and Rear Admiral Kishan K Pandey, Indian Navy, a Tripartite MoU has been signed between NBCC (India) Ltd., Indian Navy and NBCC Services Ltd. (NSL) - a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of NBCC (India) Ltd., on 13.1.2017, for construction of Sahara Widows Hostel at Vasant Kunj, New Delhi for Indian Navy under CSR initiative of NBCC. The MOU was signed by Shri Sanjay Nirmal, Commodore Indian Navy, Shri R Wanchoo, CGM(CSR), NBCC(India) Ltd. and Ms. A Sabeena, Chief Executive Officer, NBCC Services Ltd. on behalf of their respective Companies. The cost of the project, to be implemented by NSL, is approx. Rs. 13.50 crores and will be shared by NBCC (India) Ltd. and Indian Navy equally. This would be abasement plus stilt plus four storeyed building meant for the Rehabilitation of war widows of Indian Navy and will have 36 nos. Dwelling Units of Studio Apartment Type. The project is a first of its kind in North India for the welfare of Widows of Indian Navy and is scheduled to be completed by December, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

SAIL Chairman visits Chasnala Mines (UPDATED)

Chairman SAIL PK Singh was on a visit to the Chasnala Mines under SAIL's Collieries Division recently. Singh visited the Chasnala Deep Mines and its washeries division. During the visit, he interacted with the employees and encouraged them for better utilization of resources. He also visited the Tasra project site of the SAIL Colliery division. Singh was accompanied by SAIL's Director (Technical) Raman, Director (Raw Materials) K Maity and other senior officials of the Collieries Division.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunil Kumar promoted to DGP grade in Bihar (UPDATED)

Sunil Kumar has been promoted to the grade of Director Genreal of Police in Bihar. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Ambedkar promoted to ADGP grade in Bihar (UPDATED)

Amrendra Kumar Ambedkar has been promoted to the grade of Additional Director General of Police in Bihar.

 

 

 

 

 

Three IPS officers promoted to IG grade in Bihar (UPDATED)

Upendra Kumar Sinha, Satish Kumar and Gopal Prasad have been promoted to the grade of Inspector General of Police in Bihar.

 

 

 

 

Three IPS officers get Senior Time Scale in Bihar (UPDATED)

Three IPS officers of 2003 batch: Vikash Vaibhav, Rajesh Kumar and Anil Kumar Singh have been promoted to Senior Time Scale in Bihar.

 

 

 

 

7 IPS officers promoted to SP grade in Bihar (UPDATED)

As many as seven IPS officers of 2004 batch have been promoted to the grade of Superintendent of Police in Bihar. The officers are: Vinay Kumar, Upendra Prasad Singh, Vijay Kumar Verma, Kumar Akale, Ratnmani Sanjeev, Rajendra Prasad and Suresh Prasad Chaudhary.

 

 

 

 

WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
NTPC's 1st unit of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project begins commercial operation

The 1st Unit of 250 MW of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of Bhartiya Rail Bijlee Company Limited (BRBCL-a subsidiary of NTPC Limited) (4x250 MW) started commercial operation on January 15, 2017. With this, the commercial capacity of Nabinagar Thermal Power Project of BRBCL and NTPC group has become 250 MW and 46178 MW respectively.

 

 

 

 

YES BANK ranked 1st in Reuters 2016 India Economic Indicator polls

YES BANK has been ranked 1st in Reuters 2016 India Economic Indicator polls.

 

 

 

 

Agrawal nominated as Govt. Nominee Director on ICICI Bank Board

Amit Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Union Ministry of Finance, has been nominated as Government Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of ICICI Bank Limited.

 

 

 

 

Goyal appointed as Govt. Nominee on Oriental Bank of Commerce Board

The Central Government has nominated Prashant Goyal, Joint Secretary (Budget), Department of Economic Affairs, as Government Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of Oriental Bank of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

Singh ceases to be Shareholder Director of Punjab National Bank

Rajinder Mohan Singh has ceased to be Shareholder Director of Punjab National Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

Choudhary appointed as MD of HIL Ltd

HIL Limited has appointed Dhirup Roy Choudhary as Managing Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Bansal appointed as MD of Corning India

Amit Bansal has been appointed as Managing Director of Corning India.

 

 

 

 

Ms Sethi appointed as CS of Metalyst Forgings Ltd

Metalyst Forgings Limited has appointed Ms Prabhleen Kaur Sethi as the Company Secretary of the company.

 

 

 

 

Kumar resigns as CS of V-Mart Retail Limited

Sudhir Kumar has resigned as Company Secretary of V-Mart Retail Limited.

 

 

 

 

Ms Gupta appointed as CS of Magnum Ventures Ltd

Magnum Ventures Limited has appointed Ms Neha Gupta as Company Secretary of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Jain resigns as CS of Oscar Investments Ltd

Ms Karishma Jain has resigned as Company Secretary of Oscar Investments Ltd.

 

 

 

 

FORUM

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Trump is rogue and Modi a nationalist

Ronald Trump is a rogue. Modi is a nationalist who always thinks of the betterment of India.

Amit Tyagi

Modi is committed


Commitment is a word in the dictionary of Modi but no one can say about Trump

N C Pande

Congratulations to Scientists

Congratulations to all the five Scientists in MoEF on their promotion as Scientists 'G'. They fully deserve this promotion.

Pradeep Kumar, former Director (ROHQ)

Who is delaying appointments in BEML ?


Hota became CMD of BEML on July 1 st 2016. His previous post of Director HR in BEML is still not filled up as on date. This Finance Director post is also vacant for quite some time. God only knows who is delaying the filling up of the two posts, is it BEML or MOD or PESB. Hota was selected for CMD somewhere in the beginning of 2016, that means the HR Director post is now vacant for nearly one year, what a sorry state of affairs for a major PSU like BEML

Srinivas

"CJI's Advice to the Centre"


CJI, J S Khehar , in a recent case directed that : " Responses of Central Govt should be signed by officers not below the ranks of JS and Addl Secretaries who should be capable of taking responsibility for what is said in the affidavits filed by them ". It was also felt that " the Centre can't file affidavits through low-ranked officials like ' poor ' Under Secretaries ".
Consider the ground reality. Normally, in government litigation, replies / counter affidavits are filed by officers of the rank of Under Secretaries and above. So long as the affidavits confirm approval by the respondents/ Secretaries as competent authorities , one may not stand on ego. The courts can always summon Secretaries and even ministers for personal appearance and haul them up for contempt of court or perjury, instead of being hierarchical in outlook ? Under Secretaries are as responsible and honest as Secretaries to GoI ?
However, all things considered and in deference to the observation of CJI, the government, should raise the level of affidavit signing authority from Under Secretaries to Joint Secretaries. But, let this should apply only to cases sub judice before the Apex court. The change will also be in conformity with GoI guidelines that the Cabinet Notes must be signed by officers of the level of Joint Secretary and above.
The GoI, in consultation with the new CJI , may also take corrective steps for liquidating huge arrears of court cases pending across the country to mitigate the sufferings of litigants and expedite transformation of the Collegium into NJAC for injecting more transparency in selecting judges of High courts and Supreme Court.

A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)

Zero on subject of Railways


Harish Kumar is zero on the subject of Railways. The passenger fares in the lowest in the Railways. It cost only rupees five for travelling in the second class coach from New Delhi to Ghaziabad. Even bus fare for such a journey is quite high in comparison. Because of political reasons, the passenger fare is not increased. It is cross subsidized by increasing the cost of freight fares. In India people can pay Rs.75 for extra for purchasing alcohol or masala dosa but they cannot pay extra Rs.75/- for travelling to Kolkatta. If passenger fares are increased, then trains are burnt. Some people of the Eastern part of our travel in railway only for the sake of hobby. Apart from travelling for reasons relating to marriage/death, they also travel of reasons like munda, gauna, kanchhedan, nakchedan etc. Why such people should be subsidized. The citizens of the country are also to be blamed for the poor state of the Railway property of the country. They shit and spit wherever, they like. They also steal Railway properties.

A Srivastava

Why so much of hue and cry ?


Why so much of hue and cry is being raised by disgruntled elements of BSF & CRPF jawans. The officials of Central Secretariat (CCS) were sent to the State of Jammu & Kashmir to conduct the state legislative elections during the year 1996. They also received the same kind of food but did not raise any alarm. Why the Jawans complaining against the salary paid to Government teachers. They had also got an opportunity and why did they also not taken up the job of teacher. You get good government jobs based on your academic records and performance in the selection process. If you did not study and perspire, then you will get a job which you deserve. At the same time, the seniors in the BSF and CRPF should shed their feudalistic culture, which has been ingrained in them on account of British legacy.

Anurag Srivastava

 

 

 

 

 

DATE WITH RTI

Information about death of son in Hostel

A 2nd semester M.Sc. student reportedly committed suicide during the academic year 2014-15. His father sought certain information about the enquiry into the tragic event. The CIC observed that spending Rs 35/- for speed post to seek Rs 10/- is a reckless act and wastage of public money without application of mind. The CIC opined that the University has a moral & legal responsibility to provide complete information to the father whose son has left to heavenly abode in mysterious circumstances. The CIC granted a compensation of Rs. 5,000/-to the appellant for harassment caused to him for not providing complete information regarding the whereabouts about his son’s death. The CIC issued show-cause notice to the PIO why maximum penalty should not be imposed on him for this kind of inhumane treatment to the appellant by not providing the complete information. The CIC further recommended to the respondent authority to expedite the enquiry and provide the copy of the report to the appellant besides initiating necessary steps to prevent such tragic happenings in the University.

Comments

A PIO should adopt a liberal approach in favour of disclosure and take judicious decisions. Sending a letter to the applicant to seek Rs 10/- by a process which itself costs more than three times the amount sought speaks poorly about the acumen of the Officer concerned.


Citation: Ramkumar Jaat v. PIO, Central University of Rajasthan in CIC/SA/A/2016/001180

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/

(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), 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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