Friday, July 21, 2017

Outgoing President confirms 101 IAS officers of 2014 batch in one of his last orders; Full List

2014 batch IAS (File photo)
INDIA on Thursday elected a new President Ram Nath Kovind. Meanwhile, outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee, in one of his last orders, confirmed 101 IAS officers of 2014 batch. “In exercise of the powers conferred by rule 3-A of the Indian Administrative Service (Probation) Rules, 1954, the President is pleased to confirm, the following members of the Indian Administrative Service of 2014 batch in the Indian Administrative Service, with effect from date(s) shown against them”, said a DoPT notification issued on July 20. Here below are the names of the officers, cadre and the date of confirmation:

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Know more about 103 years old ICS officer Valluri Kameshwara Rao

ON SATURDAY last, the oldest ICS officer Valluri Kameshwara Rao or VK Rao as he is popularly known, turned 103. A 1937 batch Indian Civil Service officer, Rao was chief secretary of Andhra Pradesh and principal secretary to the President N Sanjeeva Reddy et al. In a message in a social media post, the IAS Association said: “Warm greetings to the oldest ICS officer Shri VK Rao ICS who turns 103 today on July 15. #Amazing #ICS #IAS #Salute #Respect”. The British-day ICS later came to be known as IAS, or Indian Administrative Service. A product of Loyola College and Cambridge University, Rao was first posted at...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Govt permits 2009 batch IAS to change her name; she will now be Jyoti Yadav

2009 BATCH Uttarakhand cadre IAS Jyoti Neeraj Khairwal will now be known as Jyoti Yadav for all official purposes. Yes, this IAS officer has changed her name. The government notification issued last week read like this:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

"I write, sing, shoot": Who is D Roopa? 10 things about this Karnataka cadre IPS

D Roopa (photo courtesy: Twitter)
IN 2000, D Roopa secured 43rd rank in the UPSC examinations. But she opted for IPS, not IAS. On Monday, this Karnataka cadre IPS officer was the news in prime time television as she was shunted out in less than a week after she had red-flagged alleged irregularities and corruptions for providing special treatment to high-profile jail inmate and AIADMK chief VK Sasikala. Without getting into the merits and the demerits of the case, BoI here picks out 10 things about this IPS officer:

Monday, July 17, 2017

5 senior IPS officers including CEO of NATGRID, DG of CISF and NSG granted apex pay scale

FIVE senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, all belonging to 1983 batch, have been granted the apex scale of pay, i.e. the salary of a Government of India secretary or Rs 2.25 lakh per month, apart from the usual perks. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Thursday approved the grant of apex scale to all those five officers with a director general rank. The five officers are:

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tenure curtailed for Khadi and Village Industries Commission CEO, two other senior officers

THE government has curtailed the tenure of Anshu Sinha, 1999 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS and CEO of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) barely five months after she was brought into Mumbai to head the Commission. Two other officers whose current tenure is also curtailed are 1988 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS Manoj Kumar Singh and 1996 batch Indian Audit and Account Service officer Shanti Priya Sarela. Ms Sinha took charge of KVIC only on February 1 this year, and her tenure was up to January 29, 2019, according to her appointments order. She took charge just after the KVIC was mired around the controversy of replacing…

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

3 retired IAS, ex-member in Railway Board appointed as executive members in Central Administrative Tribunal

THREE retired IAS officers — GC Pati of Odisha cadre, R Vijay Kumar of Tamil Nadu cadre and Ms Nandita Chatterjee of West Bengal cadre — and one retired officer belonging to Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers, Navin Tondon, were on Monday appointed as Executive Members in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), the agency that is responsible for adjudication of disputes on recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the government and local authorities. The four officers were appointed for a period of…

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

PM suggests young officers to visit states to understand best practices; “writing of Gazettes by officers should be made compulsory in districts”

A section of chief secretaries while listening to PM
A TEAM of young officers from across states should deliberate and learn from the best practices of each state by visiting those states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested while interacting with chief secretaries of states and union territories in New Delhi on Monday. Some of the best practices highlighted by chief secretaries during the interaction included…themes such as rural development, skill development, crop insurance, health insurance, tertiary healthcare, welfare of divyang children, reducing infant mortality, tribal welfare, solid waste management, sanitation, drinking water, river conservation, water management, e-governance, pension reform, emergency services, development of mineral-rich areas, PDS reform, direct benefit transfer of subsidy, solar energy, cluster development, good governance and ease of doing business. He further said that writing of Gazettes by officers should be made compulsory in the districts. PM in his speech highlighted the following 10 points among others:

Monday, July 10, 2017

Naresh Chandra: Former defence, home and cabinet secretary, and ex-ambassador to US died in Goa, aged 82

THIS former Rajasthan cadre IAS officer is often addressed as ambassador thanks to his five years long eventful innings as India’s ambassador to US. Ambassador Naresh Chandra is no more. He died at a hospital in Goa late Sunday, aged 82, due to multiple organ failure. BoI presents here 10 facts that summarize life and career of one of the most influential and impactful civil servants of post-independence India:

Friday, July 07, 2017

Additional secretary Ajay Kumar to address 62 promoted IAS officers today on Digital India at LBSNAA

Ajay Kumar, additional secretary in the ministry of electronics and IT and 1985 batch Kerala cadre IAS will deliver a lecture today on Digital India in Mussoorie-based Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA). The officer, a product of IIT Kanpur and PhD in business administration from the University of Minnesota, will address 62 promoted IAS officers currently undertaking...