Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 2018 batch officer trainees of Indian Foreign Service (IFS) on May 20, 2019 in New Delhi

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Monday, May 13, 2019

56 officers empanelled as GoI joint secretaries; Full List

THE government last week empanelled as many as 56 officers as union joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. The officers belong to batches between 1989 and 2000. Significantly, 25 of the newly-empanelled officers are from Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). Five officers are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The following are the names of the officers, their services and batches:

Friday, May 10, 2019

OSD/PS of 3 ministers relieved; they are joining other ministries under central staffing scheme

AT LEAST two union secretaries are on leave this week forcing the DoPT to give additional charge to fellow secretaries. Meanwhile, private secretaries or OSDs of three ministers —Dr Satya Pal Singh, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Radha Mohan Singh— are joining new ministries under the Central Staffing Scheme. Here below are the details:

Monday, May 06, 2019

10 new GoI additional secretaries appointed; 5 IAS, 5 from other services; Full List

THE government last week appointed 10 new union additional secretaries. Of the 10 officers, five belong to IAS, three from Indian Audit and Account Service, and one each from IFoS and IRS-IT. Here below is the full list:

Monday, April 29, 2019

2 union secretaries— Amarjeet Sinha and D Narayana Raju— are on leave; Govt makes adhoc arrangements

TWO union secretaries —rural development secretary, Amarjeet Sinha, and secretary of the legislative department, D Narayana Raju, — have proceeded on leave, prompting the Government of India to give additional charge of their posts to two other union secretaries during their absence. According to two DoPT circulars issued last week, Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar, 1983 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre lAS and secretary of the ministry of Panchayati Raj, has been given additional charge of the...

Friday, April 26, 2019

FIU-IND asks for applications from retired officials for 6 vacancies of consultants

THE Financial Intelligence Unit —India (FIU-IND), an intelligence unit under the ministry of finance that gets engaged in safeguarding the nation’s financial system from the abuses of money laundering, terror-financing and other economic offences, has issued an advertisement for recruiting consultants on contract basis. The monthly payment for the recruits, as mentioned in the circular dated April 16, 2019, will be…

Monday, April 22, 2019

No celebration of “steel frame of India” on April 21 as general elections are on, but…

ON April 21, 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed a group of civil services probationers and referred them as “steel frame of India”. The day — April 21— is being celebrated every year as the Civil Services Day. But on Sunday, there was no celebration because of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, which means, the awards given on the occasion of the day, will now be delivered only after…

Monday, April 15, 2019

20 IAS empanelled for additional secretary or additional secretary-equivalent posts; Full List

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) last week approved empanelment of
20 IAS officers for holding additional secretary or additional secretary-equivalent level posts at the Centre. Here below is the full list, with the batch and cadres of the officers:

Monday, April 08, 2019

Meet 3 IAS toppers, 2019: Kanishak Kataria, Akshat Jain and Junaid Ahmad

HERE are three toppers of the UPSC, 2019, — Kanishak Kataria and Akshat Jain, both belonging to Rajasthan — and Junaid Ahmad from Uttar Pradesh. Who are they, and what are the secret of their success:

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

22 officers including 10 IIS empanelled as union joint secretary; full list

THE Central government on Monday empanelled as many as 22 officers as union joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. Ten of those officers belong to Indian Information Service (IIS) whereas the rest 12 are from Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME). Here below is the list of the newly empanelled JS: 

Monday, April 01, 2019

Govt asks for applications for the post of CVC and Vigilance Commissioner

THE government is looking for suitable candidates to replace Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC), KV Chowdhry and Vigilance Commissioner, TM Bhasin, both of whom will demit office soon. Both the CVC and the Vigilance Commissioner will hold office for a 4-year-term or till the candidate attains the age of 65 years. According to government rules, the CVC is not allowed to seek any...