Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Coming Soon: 2011 batch IAS Vijayakarthikeyan’s fiction, "Once upon An IAS Exam"

Vishy’s worst nightmare — failing the UPSC’s Civil Services exam — has come true. He is plagued by insecurity, fear and doubts. The mother of all competitive examinations has rejected him and he needs a reason to live. So, what does he do? He tells his best friend Rithika, ‘I love you… Will you marry me?’
Here’s a forthcoming fiction “Once upon An IAS Exam”, written by Dr K Vijayakarthikeyan, an MBBS-turned IAS officer of 2011 batch. A Tamil Nadu cadre IAS, Vijayakarthikeyan is presently posted as…

Friday, September 21, 2018

Know Your Bureaucrat: 1986 batch IFS and new secretary (west) A Gitesh Sarma

A Gitesh Sarma, 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, has been appointed as the new secretary (west) in the ministry of external affairs (MEA). An MA in political science from Delhi University, Sharma first joined the Indian Audit and Account Service in 1984 before getting selected as an IFS two years later. He served in Indian Missions in Moscow, Hong Kong, Islamabad, London etc.  He also served as joint secretary (external relations) in the department of atomic energy, government of India. His wife is...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

IAS Anindo Majumdar is new secretary in Central Vigilance Commission; also here is the full list of new CEOs of 10 nationalised banks

THE government has appointed new MD-cum-CEOs of 10 nationalised banks. But first, here are a few other important appointment-related news including the announcement of Kamlesh N Vyas as the new secretary of the department of atomic energy and Anindo Majumdar as the secretary in the CVO: 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Saran Singh: 10 things to know about India’s oldest surviving IAS (Rtd), aged 95

Photo Courtesy: IAS Association Twitter
ON Saturday, West Bengal IAS Association felicitated the oldest serving IAS (retired) officer — Saran Singh, aged 95. An IAS of 1948 batch, he belonged to the first batch of officers post-Independence and went up in the administrative hierarchy to become union steel secretary and chief secretary of Bihar. Here are 10 things you may like to know about this Sikh officer and his journey from Peshawar to Kolkata: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Centre undertakes mega secretary, additional secretary reshuffle; List of 30 new appointments here

IN A major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Centre on Monday appointed 30 officers at the rank of union secretary and additional secretary. Whereas Sanjeev Ranjan, 1985 batch Tripura cadre IAS, will be the new chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), UP cadre IAS Anita Bhatnagar Jain is the secretary in the Central Information Commission. Here below is the list of 30 new officers:

Monday, September 17, 2018

Maha Reshuffle: 11 IAS transferred in Maharashtra; List Here

THE government of Maharashtra on Saturday transferred 11 IAS officers, an exercise which could safely be termed as a maha (big) reshuffle. The officers belong to a range of batches -- from 2004 to the seniors from 1985. Here below are the details of the officers and their new postings:

Friday, September 14, 2018

CVC director prematurely repatriated; deputation tenure of ex-PM Vajpayee’s secretary extended

Kundan Singh, 1990 batch Indian Ordnance Factory Service (IOFS) officer and director in Central Vigilance Commission, has been prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre. In a DoPT notification issued on Thursday, it was clearly mentioned that the premature repatriation of the officer is on the grounds of

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

New CVOs appointed from IRS-IT, IFoS, IRSS, IDES officers; Full List

EARLY this week, the government has engineered a major reshuffle of the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO)-ranked bureaucrats, curtailing the tenure of some, while appointing a new set of officers. The new CVOs belong to services such as IRS-IT, IFoS, IRSS, Indian Defence Estates Service etc. Here below is the full list:

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

30 union joint secretaries appointed; 9 non-IAS manage berths; Full List

IN A mega bureaucratic reshuffle on Monday, the Central government appointed or laterally transferred as many as 30 joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent officers. As many as 21 belong to IAS whereas nine non-IAS belonging to services such as IPS, Indian Forest Service (IFoS), IRS-IT, Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Indian Railway Accounts Service, IDAS and IRTS, also manage to get berths as new JS. Here below is the full list of the new JS:

Monday, September 10, 2018

2014 batch IPS Surendra Kumar Das dies; suicide suspected; 10 things to know

KANPUR city (east) Superintendent of Police and 2014 batch IPS officer, Surendra Kumar Das, died on Sunday, four days after he had allegedly consumed poison in a suicide bid. In the “suicide note”, the officer reportedly cited some “family issues”. Here are 10 things about Das and his untimely death: