Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HARYANA IAS RESHUFFLE: Ashok Khemka transferred to dept of social justice; Rajni Sekhri Sibal, others transferred

IN A major administrative reshuffle at senior level in Haryana, the state government transferred 13 IAS officers including nine additional chief secretaries and three principal secretaries, the most notable being Ashok Khemka of 1991 batch who hogged the limelight during the UPA regime for canceling the mutation of the land deal between Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and real estate major DLF. Khemka who is currently the principal secretary in the ministry of science and technology in Haryana government will now be…

Monday, August 21, 2017

PVRK Prasad, an obituary: 1966 batch retired IAS and close aid of former PM PV Narasimha Rao died, aged 77

A book written by PVRK Prasad
IN MID-1990s, PVRK Prasad was one of the most influential bureaucrats in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). During his four and half years tenure in the PMO, he first served as the joint secretary and then the additional secretary during which period he also handled the post of media advisor to the then prime minister PV Narasimha Rao. PVRK Prasad is no more. According to reports, Prasad…

Friday, August 18, 2017

Rs 900-desk allowance for CSS officers gets abolished; Govt decides to give extra benefits to women employees with disabilities

THE government on Wednesday issued an office memorandum stating in clear terms that the desk allowance given to desk officers belonging to Central Secretariat Service (CSS) is no longer available. “Desk Allowance stands abolished”, said the OM with the subject titled “Implementation of government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Abolishing Desk Allowance - Reg”. The OM reads as follows:

Thursday, August 17, 2017

4 IAS repatriated to Bihar; 1 IAS allowed to change name; and another gets nod for cadre change on grounds of marriage

THE government on Wednesday decided to repatriate four Bihar cadre IAS officers, two of them — Sunil Kumar Singh of 1983 batch and Dr Subhas Sharma of 1984 batch — being very senior, as their batch mates are already union secretaries. The repatriation order approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, came in less than a month after the change of government in Patna with chief minister Nitish Kumar deciding to junk its ally RJD and partnering with its old ally, the BJP. The two other IAS officers who were also repatriated to Bihar on Wednesday were…

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

TEX Awards: First of its kind awards for IAS, IPS, IFS by Telangana govt; List of awardees


ON THE 71st Independence Day, IAS officers belonging to Telangana cadre were given Telangana Excellence (TEX) Awards-2017, the first of its kind initiative by a state government to recognize achievements by the officers belonging to All India Services. Altogether 16 civil servants including one Indian Forest Service and 2 IPS officers were awarded, according to reports. Here below are the details of some of the awardees:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2 new CMDs, 1 MD and extension of tenure for ITPO CMD and former home secretary LC Goyal

LC Goyal, CMD of ITPO (File photo)
ON MONDAY, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) gave its nod to the appointment of two CMDs — of Andrew Yule and Co Ltd and Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL)—, one MD (IFCL Ltd), apart from extending the tenure of LC Goyal, the CMD of India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) for one more year. Goyal’s tenure has been extended for one year beyond…

Monday, August 14, 2017

List of IAS officers who allegedly committed suicide in recent years; Why no training module on emotional quotient?

WHEN 35-year-old IAS officer DK Ravi allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Bengaluru in March 2015, an anonymous reader posted a suggestion in this BoI site: “It is high time the training academies introduced module on emotional quotient, management of emotions, handling pressure situations, maintaining balance between work and personal life, personal life ethics besides work ethics, etc etc”. The suggestion is valid even today as there has been an unease among young IAS officers four days after…

Thursday, August 10, 2017

“Move beyond files, go to the field”: PM tells district collectors; 10 more messages

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the district collectors across the country to move beyond files, and go to the field, to understand ground realities, as he addressed to them via video-conferencing. Based on the official statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), here below are 10 key highlights of the PM’s message to the young IAS officers:

Babu Marriage: Sarneet Kaur Broca transferred to UP cadre on grounds of marriage to Prathamesh Kumar; Sanjay Goyal gets inter-cadre deputation

THE government on Monday transferred Ms. Sarneet Kaur Broca, 2016 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS from Madhya Pradesh cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre on grounds of marriage to Prathamesh Kumar, her batch mate belonging to Uttar Pradesh cadre. 27-year-old Ms Broca belongs to…

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

104 officers belonging to railway, postal, forest and economic services empanelled as joint secretaries; Full List

THE government last week empanelled as joint secretaries — 16 officers belonging to 1986 batch Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) service, 11 officers of 1986 batch Indian Railways Stores Service (IRSS) and another 15 from 1987 batch, 13 officers of 1991 batch Indian Economic Service (IES), 11 officers of 1991 batch Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) and another 16 from 1992 batch, seven officers belonging to 1991 batch Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) and another six from 1992, eight officers of 1994 batch Indian Postal Service (IPoS), and one officer from 1992 batch Indian Forest Service (IFoS). Here is the full list of 104 officers newly empaneled as JS: