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to news of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). Jitendra Kumar
When nothing else inspires! History
World has been harsh and strange! Something is wrong, there
needs a change
Is Rahul Gandhi a politician?
Gandhi is a topic of discussion in every political gathering.
One veteran Congress leader made an observation "Rahul
is neither cunning nor dictator and this is his weakness.
He should learn from Narendra Modi".
Deepak Gupta to retire prior to retirement of Alka
appointed Chairman of the UPSC, Deepak Gupta would
retire on September 21next year after attaining
the age of 65. It means 1974 batch retired IAS officer
of Jharkhand cadre Deepak Gupta would retire prior
to the retirement of senior-most member of the UPSC
Alka Sirohi. Alka Sirohi would retire on January
Orders of U Venkata Ramana for Director (Tech),
Orders of U Venkata Ramana, GM, IOCL for
the appointment as Director (Technical), Chennai
Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) have been
issued by the Government of India. (We said this on May 19, 2014)
The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC)
is reported to have cleared the appointment
of Rajesh Tripathi, presently in the Ministry
of Railways, as Chairman & Managing Director
(CMD), Dredging Corporation of India Limited
(DCI). (We said this on July 9, 2014)
It is reliably learnt that against the
sanctioned strength of 12 (internal) officers
in Deputy Director rank only two officers
are available with ED. With the expected
elevation of Rajeshwar Singh to Jt Director
the number of internal officers in the rank
of DD only one internal officer in the rank
of DD will remain with ED and that too (Ms
Malini Makhijani) will retire on March 31,
Shivraj U Dhuppe, Deputy Accountant General
(A/cs/VLC), Principal Accountant General (A&E),
Odisha, Bhubaneswar, has been transferred
and posted as Deputy Accountant General (SS-I/LB)
in the office Principal Accountant General
(Audit)-I, Maharashtra, Mumbai.
in the corridors of power have it that Rakesh
Sood is the front-runner in the race of DG,
IDSA (Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses).
The 1976 batch IFS officer previously served
as Indian envoy to Kathmandu and Paris. The
coveted post of DG, IDSA has been lying vacant
since August this year.
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has
invited applications for the post of Chairman &
Managing Director (CMD), NHPC Limited fell vacant on
November 12, 2014. Those willing to apply can send their
applications to the PESB before January 12, 2015.
Ashwani Kumar has been posted as Secretary, Social
Welfare and Women & Child Development with additional
charge of SC/ST/OBC and Minorities' Welfare in Government
of Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre.
Ms Gitanjali Gupta Kundra has been posted as OSD,
Swachh Bharat, Secretary, Art Culture, Langauge and
Director, Information & Publicity in Government
of Delhi. She is a 1996 batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over an indigenous
Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) - Dhruv - built by Hindustan
Aeronautics Limited to the Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil
Koirala at Kathmandu. The copter will be used by Nepalese
Army. HAL team lead by T Suvarna Raju, Managing Director,
HAL (Helicopter Complex) was present on the occasion.
"This is in line with PM's thrust on `Make in India'
and the Government's policy of neighbourhood",
said Dr R K Tyagi Chairman, HAL. The Company's technical
support team is positioned at Kathmandu to provide maintenance
and logistics support. Earlier, India had provided two
Dhruv helicopters to Nepalese Army in November last
year, adds Dr Tyagi. Dhruv helicopter in Mark-III version
with Shakti engines and advanced glass cockpit and avionics
would immensely benefit Nepal, known for its mountainous
terrain and adverse environmental conditions. The helicopter
has a proven track record in both military and civil
operations. It is designed to meet the requirement of
both military and civil operators. Dhruv has also been
exported to Ecuador, Mauritius and Maldives. The Ecuador
Air Force (FAE) operates five Dhruv helicopters with
their president choosing to fly in one of them. Dhruv
is particularly useful in meeting the arduous tasks
in difficult terrains. Dhruv helicopters played a key
role in search and rescue operations during the 2004
tsunami, the 2010 flash floods at Leh, the 2011 earthquake
in Sikkim, the biggest ever rescue operation by helicopters
undertaken by IAF in flood and rain-hit areas of Uttarakhand
in June-2013 and Jammu & Kashmir flood relief operation
in September-2014. Dhruv is being operated by Indian
Air Force, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Coast Guard, BSF
and State governments since 2002. More than 140 Dhruv
helicopters are in operation logging more than 1, 20,900
flight hours. Dhruv is a multi-role, multi-mission new
generation helicopter in 5.5 tonne weight class and
meets Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) specifications.
It has demonstrated its capability in long distance
flights, vertical climb and manoeuvring. Dhruv is an
all-weather helicopter which can carry 10-16 people
at heights of 10,000 feet.
Dr Sanjay Kumar, GM, CIL, has been selected for the
post of Director (Personnel), Western Coalfields Limited
(WCL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB)
meeting. As many as 14 persons were interviewed for
Minister for Urban Development, M Venkaiah Naidu presented
Skoch Renaissance Award-2014 to Pawan Hans for its Sustainable
and Balanced Business Performance and Achieving Market
Leadership Position in Helicopter Industry at a function
held in Delhi recently at India Habitat Centre. Pawan
Hans bagged Prestigious Award for its Sustainable and
Balanced Business Performance along with an Order-Of-Merit
for Helicopter Transport Services qualifying in India's
Best Projects- 2014 and Achieving Market Leadership
Position during 38th Skoch Summit. The Union Minister
for Urban Development, M Venkaiah Naidu presented this
prestigious award to Sanjiv Bahl, Executive Director
and Prabhat Kumar, Chief Vigilance Officer, Pawan Hans
on behalf of Anil Srivastava, CMD, Pawan Hans in the
presence of Ashok Chawla ,Chairman, Competition Commission
of India and Sh. Hemant Contractor, Chairman, PFRDA.
During the Award Ceremony CMD's of other PSU's, Policy
Makers, Business Leaders, Senior Bureaucrats, Industrialist
and Dignitaries were also present and recognised the
strategic performance of Pawan Hans in whole range of
operations in terms of profitability, contribution and
Pravin Kumar has been assigned additional charges
of Additional Commissioner and Commissioner of Greater
Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Vishakhapatnam.
He is a 2006 batch IAS officers of Andhra Pradesh cadre.
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Sunil's comment on plight of IRS is not comparable with
IAS. Indirect tax is lower than direct tax, hardly any value
addition by officers, GST will go to states for tax administration
in due course, Customs will go to Home ministry immigration,
all indirect taxes will be abolished then why crib for promotion.
It is not a good idea!
On one side the new Railway Minister speaks of augmenting
badly needed passenger comforts, on the other side comes
the suggestion of replacing sleeper berths in trains with
chaircars to increase the carrying capacity of trains where
the travel time is overnight. Travelling 10 hours in a chaircar
at night is far from comfortable for any human being specially
elderly, women and children. Railways will also lose revenue
as the difference in fare for a sleeper class and a chair
car is certainly more than the revenue earned from additional
seating capacity so generated. It is not a good idea, sir
Very critical observations
Very critical observation's but can't be ignored by the
leadership which may be slipping into arrogance due to the
powerful mandate received by them.
Congratulations to Deepak Gupta
Congratulations and best wishes to respected Deepak Gupta
Sir on his assuming the office of Chairman, UPSC. Had a
wonderful time working under him in MoH&FW! God bless
The appellant asked for the service details of a teacher
regarding her date of joining the service, her present residential
address and her salary certificates, etc. During hearing
before the CIC, the teacher submitted that the information
seeker is her husband who is harassing her. She raised objection
to the disclosure of information to the appellant, saying
that it is her personal information. The CIC held that information
about salary and official address of public servant is public
in nature and shall be disclosed to any person including
spouse. Salary details including deductions contained in
Salary slip or certificate and residential address of the
public servants is personal information, and also third
party information. Only after proof of larger public interest
such information also can be given. Filing of 50 RTI applications
reflects the personal animosity but not public interest.
Cases where spouses are seeking information about each other
are now increasingly coming to notice. They may be involved
in marital disputes and cases both civil and criminal, may
be filed mutually against each other. They can also seek
information to help them to prove or disprove the charges.
However, it must be born in mind that information unconnected
with the discharge of public duties should not be provided
unless the disclosure establishes a larger public interest.
Citation: Mr. Brij Mohan Sagar
v. Directorate of Education (South), GNCTD, Delhi in File
Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha
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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