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An observation about PM Narendra Modi !

In a big business house, topic of PM Narendra Modi came in for discussion. One big shot remarked "Those who know Narendra Bhai now hate him and those who do not know him love him". And there was total consensus on the observation.







Whispers in the corridors of power have it that S S Dayal's name is doing rounds in the chase of Director, CBI. He is 1977 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre. Will the DGP of Congress ruled state be included in the panel in Modi Government ?





It is reliably learnt that panel for Director, CBI will be constituted in the 1st week of November.




K Vijay Kumar presently extending his services to the MHA as Special Security Adviser on Naxal Affairs has proposed to quit before his tenure comes to an end on December 31. He is former DG, CRPF.




Sanjay Gupta selected as CMD, EIL

Sanjay Gupta, Director (Commercial), EIL, has been selected for the post of Chairman and Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on October 29, 2014. As many as 10 persons were interviewed for the same.




Ministries can make appointments without CVC clearance!

The new guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), has allowed the Ministries to appoint selected candidates for the posts at Board level in Central Public Enterprises (CPEs) in case Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) did not gave clearance nor did deny within two months. They (Ministries) can proceed with the appointment process without waiting any further.






CVC asked to give clearance within two months

Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has been asked to complete the vigilance clearance process within two months from the date of receipt of the vigilance profile of the candidates selected for the appointments on board of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).






Panel for appointment of Addl Dir, ED (Delhi) soon to reach to ACC

It is reliably learnt that the shortlisted panel for the post of Additional Director, Enforcement Directorate has reached to the ACC.






K C Suresh takes Voluntary Retirement

CISF cadre officer, K C Suresh, who served as DIG, Government Buildings Services, has taken Voluntary Retirement to join Jindal Group of Companies heading the security establishments at Bellary, Karnataka. J W S Khan has succeeded him as DIG, GBS.






Why Secretary Security post in Cab Sectt vacant for a year?

A number of posts mandated for national security issues and encadred for IPS officers have been lying vacant for reasons unkown. One such coveted post encadred for IPS is Secretary Security, Cabinet Secretariat which has been lying vacant since November 2013.





Anumula Gitesh Sarma accredited as High Commissioner to Vanuatu

Anumula Gitesh Sarma, presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji, has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Vanuatu with residence in Suva (Fiji).






Chandra is new HC to Solomon Islands

Madhava Chandra, presently High Commissioner of India to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, has been concurrently accredited as the High Commissioner of India to the Solomon Islands, with residence in Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea). He is a 1979 batch IFS officer.






Rajiv Mehrishi relieved to join as Secretary, Economic Affairs

The Government of Rajasthan has relieved Rajiv Mehrishi of cadre responsibility enabling him to join central deputation as Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry Finance. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.






Ms Yatinder Prasad posted as Principal Director, Central Region

On return from leave, Ms Yatinder Prasad has been posted as Principal Director, Central Region in the office of CAG of India, New Delhi. She is a 1993 batch IA&AS officer.





Pankaj Srivastava in the race for CMD, Air India

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Pankaj Srivastava is also in the race of CMD of Air India. The GM, Commercial is on the list of candidates to be interviewed for the post as internal candidate. The incumbent CMD, Rohit Nandan has recently been given extension till August 2014 or till the new appointment takes place.





Out of 31 ADG posts with RPF, only four to go to IPS

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that now Railway Protection Force would have only four ADG posts for IPS officers. Earlier 50 percent post of ADG was RPF cadre and 50 percent for IPS cadres. The file, proposing the same, has been sent to Cabinet for ratification. All it has sparked off the buzz that it would pave way for officers of CPMF cadres to claim for a fair-share of top posts.





Four takers for IG rank post vacant with CISF

After Swaraj Bir Singh completed his tenure under central and moved on six months leave, an IG rank post has fallen vacant with CISF. Interestingly, four internal names are in the cue; Tosh Kr Mishra (IG, CISF in Bokaro), Anant Kumar Singh (DIG, Ops, CISF), Shikha Goyal (DIG Pers) & Anand Mohan (DIG, CISF, Chennai).





Sathpathy yet to get orders for Director (Prod), NMDC

The orders of P K Sathpathy, GM, NMDC, for the appointment as Director (Production) in National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC) are yet to be issued by the Government of India.





Ambuj Sharma posted as Under Secretary in PMO

Ambuj Sharma has been transferred from Health & Family Welfare to Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as Under Secretary. He is a CSS officer.




Promotion orders of Anubhav Saxena for Under Secretary cancelled

The promotion orders of Anubhav Saxena as Under Secretary, Supply Division have been cancelled.




Promotion orders of Adolphus L as Under Secretary cancelled

The promotion orders of Adolphus L as Under Secretary, Higher Education have been cancelled.





Delay in CVC clearance deprives Sunderasekaran of being Director, MFL

The delay in Central Vigilance Commission's clearance has queered the pitch of D Sundarasekaran, GM, MFL, for becoming Director (Technical), Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL). Interestingly, Sundarasekaran was selected by PESB on January 28, 2014 for this post, but he has not been given CVC clearance so far. The delay has deprived him of being Director as he is retiring in November this year.






Tripathi to join as Member (Tech), DVC on Oct 31

R P Tripathi, AGM, NTPC, will be joining as Member (Technical) in the Board of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) on October 31, 2014.
(We said this on February 12, 2014)





Two posts of Spl DG vacant with BSF

Two posts of Special DG have been lying vacant with BSF. The position of Special DG (Western-Sector) had fallen vacant after D K Pathak was appointed as DG, BSF in the month of April this year whereas the post of SDG, Eastern-Sector got vacant after B D Sharma moved to SSB.






K K Sharma to join as Director (Ope), NTPC Ltd on Nov 1

K K Sharma, ED, NTPC, will be taking over the charge as Director (Operations), NTPC Limited on November 1, 2014.
(We said this on April 4, 2014)






A S Mitra to join as Director (Shipbuilding), HSL on Nov 1

A S Mitra will be joining as Director (Shipbuilding), Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) on November 1, 2014.
(We said this on April 3, 2014)






B D Virdhi appointed Adviser, Economic & Statistics

B D Virdhi has been appointed as Adviser in the Directorate of Economic & Statistics, DAC. He is an Indian Economic Service (IES) officer.






DoPT seeks applications for Financial Commissioner, ESIC

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for the post of Financial Commissioner, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Delhi under the Ministry of Labour & Employment. Those willing to apply for this post can send their applications to this Department before one month of issuing circular of advertisement.






22 senior IRS-IT officers transferred

As many as 22 officers belonging to Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre have been transferred and posted at different places at Principal Chief Commissioner/ Principal Director General and Chief Commissioner/Director General level. Accordingly, Girish Narain Pande has been posted as PCCIT, Lucknow while Rani Singh Nair will now be DGIT, Amin, Delhi and Deepali Bahadur is CCIT-IV, Delhi. Similarly, Devendra Prasad Sharma has been posted as CCIT-I, Pune; Ashok Kumar Sinha as CCIT-II, Delhi; Ashwani Kumar Mehta as DGIT Logistics, Delhi; Amarendra Kumar Tewary as CCIT-VI, Delhi; Gunjan Misra as DGIT, NADT, Nagpur; Ram,inder Kaushal as CCIT-VI, Mumbai; Bheru Pratap Jain as CCIT, Udaipur; Balbir Verma as CCIT-VII, Delhi; Kailash Chandra Jain as DGIT L&R Delhi; Lal Ratnakar Singh as CCIT-II, Pune; Shailendra Handa as CCIT-II, Ahmedabad; Arbind Modi as DGIT Risk Assessment, Delhi; Bajrang Dass Vishnoi as DGIT Investigation, Jaipur; P K Sharma as CCIT, Jodhpur; Ramesh Chandra Mishra as CCIT-I, Mumbai; Jayasankar Talava as GCIT-I, Chennai; Indala A Suresh Babu as CCIT-I Hyderabad; Raj Kumar as CCIT, Jaipur and C L Denzongpa was made CCIT-I, Kolkata.





Arvind Mayaram posted as Secretary, Minority Affairs (UPDATED)

Orders of Arvind Mayaram as Secretary, Tourism have been cancelled and now posted as Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.







Dr Lalit K Panwar appointed as Secretary, Tourism (UPDATED)

Dr Lalit K Panwar has been appointed as Secretary, Tourism in Government of India. He is a 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.





Ratan P Watal gets additional charge of Secretary, Economic Affairs (UPDATED)

Ratan P Watal has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.






Ms Archana Mittal posted as Director, Housing and Urban Poverty (UPDATED)

Ms Archana Mittal has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. She is a 1997 batch IRSME officer.





Gaurav Agarwal appointed as Director, Youth Affairs & Sports (UPDATED)

Gaurav Agarwal has been posted as Director in the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports. He is a 1995 batch IRSME Officer.






COS today for appointment of members, CBDT (UPDATED)

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Committee of Secretaries is meeting today to decide on the appointment of Members, CBDT. Four post of Members have been lying vacant for weeks and months and the fifth post is all set to be vacant on October 31 with the retire of K V Chaudhary, the incumbent Chairperson, CBDT. As many as four Members are expected to be named today.





Prakash Mishra has clean road ahead for promotion or posting(UPDATED)

Odisha High Court has set aside the hindrance caused to Prakash Mishra for any future posting or promotion. Odisha Govt had lodged a vigilance case against Mishra, former DGP Odisha, after he had joined as the Govt of India as Special Secretary Internal Secretary, MHA. The 1977 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre, has now a clean road ahead for any posting or promotion. High Court orders comes as a relief to Mishra as the Centre is set to meet to decide on the appointment of the next CBI Chief.






Vigilance awareness week held in HUDCO (UPDATED)

Dr M Ravi Kanth, CMD, HUDCO, has taken the pledge on the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week in compliance of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)'s directions. The messages received from President of India, Vice President of India, Prime Minister of India and Central Vigilance Commissioner were read. On this occasion, senior officials from HUDCO, PRK, Naidu, IPS, CVO, Dr M Ravikanth, CMD, N L Manjoka, Director Corporate Planning and A K Kaushik, Director Finance were present.






Anil Raj Kumar appointed as Jt Development Commissioner, Handlooms (UPDATED)

Anil Raj Kumar has been appointed as Joint Development Commissioner (Handlooms) at Director level. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.






19 IRS-IT officers assigned additional charges (UPDATED)

As many as 19 Indian Revenue Services officers of Income Tax cadre have been assigned additional charge. Accordingly, Amarendra Kumar Tewary has been assigned aditional charge as DGIT (Investigation), Bhopal while C L Denzongpa was been given additional charge as CCIT, Guwahati and Shabri Bhattasali as CCIT, Surat. Similarly, Dinesh Kumar Gupta is assigned additional charge as CCIT-III, Kolkata and CCIT, Jalpaoguri; Syed Muhammad Sharaf as CCIT-II, Kolkata; Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT, Hubli; Nathan Raul as CCIT-XI, Kolkata and CCIT, Shillong; Indla Suresh Babu as CCIT-II & III, Hyderabad; Gunjan Mishra as CCIT, Nagpur; Jayashankar Talava as DGIT (Investigation), Chennai; Pawan Kumar Vatsyayan as CCIT, Trichy; Rekha Goel as CCIT, Dehradun; Fakir Mohan Mohanty as CCIT-II, Mumbai; Raghu Pervela as CCIT, Vishakhapatnam; Pradeep R Sethi as CCIT-III, Chennai; Nishi Singh as CCIT, Amritsar; Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT-II, Banglore and Deepali Bahadur as CCIT, Kanpur.






3 IRS-IT officers shifted locally (UPDATED)

Three Indian Revenue Services officers of Income Tax cadre have locally been shifted. Accordingly, Nutan Sharma has been shifted as CCIT-XI, Delhi while Lal Rinawma Ralte is shifted as DGIT (HRD), Delhi and Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT-I, Bangalore.






Venkaiah Chowdary Chirumamilla appointed as OSD to CM, AP (UPDATED)

Venkaiah Chowdary Chirumamilla has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is a 2005 batch IRS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.






Three CSS officers get postings in GoI (UPDATED)

Three CSS officers have been given postings in Government of India. Accordingly, Rekha Sharma has been posted as Under Secretary, Revenue after return from deputation while Jasvinder Singh was transferred to Panchayat Raj and Santosh Kumar posted as Under Secretary, Registrar General of India.






15 CSS officers promoted to Under Secretary grade (UPDATED)

As many as 15 officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) have been promoted to the grade of Under Secretary. They include: Sunil Kumar, Manoj Kumar Jangir, Abhimanyu Kumar Manish, Rajnish Kumar Jha, Shashi Shekhar Singh, Om Prakash Joshi, Mahesh Kumar Kashyap, Sudhanshu Kumar Pandey, Dharm Prakash Sanjeev Thapliyal, Shukdev Sah, Mukesh Rai, Sabiel Kindo, Manoj Kumar and Vijay Soni.






Jouet appointed Chairman, CMI FPE Ltd

CMI FPE Ltd has appointed Jean Jouet as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company





Dave to be MD, Explicit Finance Ltd

The Board of Explicit Finance Ltd is to appoint Ms Swati Dave as Managing Director of the company





Tulankar resigns as Director, Alembic Ltd

Ashok Tulankar has resigned as Director of Alembic Ltd w.e.f. October 31, 2014





Shah resigns as Independent Director, Panasonic Energy India Company Ltd

P P Shah has resigned as an Independent Director of Panasonic Energy India Company Ltd w.e.f. September 30, 2014.






Jain resigns as CS, Mawana Sugars Ltd

Naveen Jain has resigned as Company Secretary of Mawana Sugars Ltd.





Chowdhary appointed CS, Mawana Sugars Ltdd

Ms Payal Chowdhary has been appointed as Company Secretary of Mawana Sugars Ltd





Gupta resigns as CS, of Palsoft Infosystems Ltd

Ms Payal Gupta has resigned as Company Secretary of Palsoft Infosystems Ltd w.e.f. October 29, 2014





Patel to be CS, AVI Photochem Ltd

The Board of AVI Photochem Ltd is to appoint Bhavna Patel as a Company Secretary of the company.




Three Independent Directors appointed on Board of KSE Ltd

KSE Ltd has appointed K P John, Jose Paul Thaliyath and Joseph Xaiver as Independent Directors of the company.





Patel to be appointed Director, Suraj Ltd

The Board of Suraj Ltd is to appoint Ms. Shilpa M Patel as Director of the company






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Problems of staff on deputation

Through "Whisper", we want to solve the zbasis in Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India under Ministry of Civil Aviation. Senior officers of Ministry of Civil Aviation should have to check organization. Use of abusive language, torture, misbehaviour with deputation staff by AAI staff is increasing day by day. Senior officers don't listen to the problems of deputation staff and always take side of AAI staff on loan basis in AERA.

Staff of AERA

Don't increase the retirement age

Already India is having unemployment problem. They should not increase the retirement age now. If they are really scientist, they can get some post in private universities and can do work or they can get emeritus scientist from UGC/ cSIR and do the science.

K Iyer

Bringing change in the functional efficiency

I completely agree with what has been said. Since, the facts have been highlighted by former bureaucrat himself, it adds a sense of trust to the readers. Further, it is high time that the selfish and pliant babus with malafide intent (quid-pro-quo) be kept at bay and lateral entry of eminent and outstanding persons, of course with proven integrity, from private sector as well, with domain knowledge be inducted into govt / PSU/ financial institutions. This would certainly bring change in the functional efficiency of the institutions besides checking the institutionalized corruption at all levels owing to active connivance of bureaucracy and politicians. However, this should also be extended to important Ministries / Departments of the Govt where domain expertise is of paramount importance.








Addition and deletion of names in the agreed list

Applicant sought information as to how his name was put on the agreed list and how was it removed. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to furnish relevant documents after duly suppressing the identity of complaint(s)/official(s). The Public Information Officer (PIO) filed an appeal against the FAA order. The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the Agreed List is admittedly a confidential information, rather a critically confidential information, held by the public authority in its role as a third party within the provisions of Section 124 of the Indian Evidence Act. The CIC held that confidentiality of the Agreed List is critical for the success of the management decisions about key assignments to its employees, lest for want of reflection on the background, character and conduct of specific officers, management hands over sensitive assignments into undeserving hands whose actions may be injurious both to the public authority as well as to the public interest. The CIC upheld the denial of information by the PIO.


In the case of Sudesh Kumar v. Customs & Central Excise in Appeal No.CIC/AT/A/2007/00229, the CIC had ruled that "Agreed List" are not disclosable. After a person's name has been deleted from the agreed list, there would be little ground to deny information to the concerned person.

Citation: Shri Satish Kumar v. Mumbai Port Trust in F. No. CIC/SS/A/2013/001040-YA

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