Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A PhD degree will fetch Rs 30,000 extra money for a government officer: Order


THE Central government on Friday decided to pay an increased payout of incentives for acquiring fresh higher qualifications if those courses are found to be directly relevant to the employee's job. Accordingly, a  PhD or equivalent will fetch a one-time payment of Rs 30,000; post-graduate degree or diploma of duration more than one year will give an officer Rs 25,000; a PG degree/diploma of duration one year or less, Rs 20,000, and finally degree/diploma of duration of more than three years -- Rs 15,000. Also, a degree/diploma of a duration of…

Monday, March 18, 2019

177 officers selected for studying short-term courses in elite foreign universities under DFFT; Full List


AS MANY as 177 officers of various services including IAS, IPS, IRS-IT et al have been selected for short-term courses in foreign universities under Domestic Funding for Foreign Training (DFFT) programme. Here below is the list of officers selected for short-term courses in Harvard, Chicago, Berkeley, Cambridge and ANZSOG for FY 2019-20:

Friday, March 15, 2019

2003 batch Chhattisgarh IAS Ritu Sain appointed as director in HUA ministry


Ms. Ritu Sain, 2003 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS, has been appointed as director in the ministry of housing and urban affairs (HUA). The DoPT order issued on March 14 also asked the state government to relieve from her duties immediately. Also, the appointment order referred an August 2005 circular which said…

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

33 officers including IAS, IPS, IFoS, IDES, IRAS et al empanelled as GoI joint secretary; Full List


IN TWO days — Monday and Tuesday —the Centre empanelled as many as 33 officers as GoI joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. The officers belong to IAS, IPS, IFoS, Indian Civil Accounts Service, Indian Defence Estates Service (IDES), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) and Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS). Here below are the names of the newly-empanelled JS:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Eight out of 14 officers appointed as GoI joint secretary on Sunday are women officers; Full List


THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Sunday approved the appointment of 14 officers at the rank of GoI joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. Out of those officers, only five are IAS officers. Another highlight of the Sunday's appointments is, eight out of 14 newly-appointed JS happen to be women officers. Full list is here below:

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Subhash Chandra Garg designated as finance secretary; IFoS officer Preet Pal Singh prematurely repatriated to Jammu and Kashmir

Subhash Chandra Garg

Subhash Chandra Garg, 1983 batch Rajasthan cadre lAS, presently union secretary in the department of economic affairs (DEA), was on Friday appointed as union finance secretary. Finance secretary is a designation bestowed upon the senior-most secretary among secretaries of all five departments that come under the ministry of finance. Garg will continue to look after the DEA. Prior to joining as the DEA secretary, Garg was living in Washington DC, serving as…

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Inter-cadre deputation of IAS Joram Beda extended; Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty is new director of BARC


THE Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) on Tuesday approved the proposal of DoPT (AIS Division) for extension of tenure of inter-cadre deputation of Joram Beda, a 2008 batch Punjab cadre IAS, from Punjab cadre to AGMUT cadre (Arunachal Pradesh segment) for a further period of three months beyond January 21, 2019. The order said, the extension of tenure is in “public interest”. Beda, 37, is a doctor-turned IAS originally hailing from Arunachal Pradesh. He belongs to Nishi…

Monday, March 04, 2019

List of 11 Senior Appointments: Braj Raj Sharma appointed as secretary of border management; Rajni Sekhri Sibal to head the new department of fisheries


IAS and author of a book on cows appointed GoI secretary

THE Central government on Sunday afternoon announced the appointment of nine senior officers, most of whom being at the level of union secretaries. Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS, Braj Raj Sharma, has been appointed as the new secretary of the department of border management, Haryana cadre IAS and incidentally the author of a book on cows, Rajni Sekhri Sibal, has been appointed as the secretary of the newly-created department of fisheries. Here below are the details of 11 new appointments:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Gujarat IAS Ananya Das transferred to Odisha on grounds of marriage to Muhammed Abdaal Akhtar


Ananya Das, 2015 batch Gujarat cadre IAS, has been transferred from Gujarat cadre to Odisha cadre on grounds of marriage to Muhammed Abdaal Akhtar, 2015 batch Odisha cadre IAS. Ananya, 28, originally belongs to Assam, according to DoPT records. In her social media handle, she calls herself an IAS officer, semi-voracious bookworm, amateur painter and the last but not the least an…

Monday, February 25, 2019

DoPT invites retired PAs and PS for temporary posts


RETIRED personal assistants (PAs) and private secretaries (PS) who worked in central services, have an opportunity now to work as stenographers in the department of personnel and training (DoPT). In a circular dated February 21, GoI said, the appointments would initially be for a period of six months. “The monthly remuneration will be paid on the basis of…