Thursday, June 23, 2016

More about D Thara, the new MD of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation

Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner and 1995 batch Gujarat cadre IAS Ms D Thara has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), in a major bureaucratic reshuffle that witnessed transfer of 30 other officers as well. Originally hailing from Tamil Nadu, Thara has experiences in working in various cities of Gujarat such as…

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ayodhya Revisited— a new book by former IPS Kishore Kunal claims “Ram temple” was not destroyed by Babur

NOW a former IPS officer Kishore Kunal has come out with a 824-page book —Ayodhya Revisited, and also a new theory — Ram temple of Ayodhya was destroyed during Aurangzeb’s time, and not by Babur as was believed earlier. The new book on Ayodhya written by this 1972 batch Gujarat cadre former IPS (incidentally a batch mate of cop-turned politician Kiran Bedi), has been published at a time when major political parties are gearing up for…

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Govt may prematurely repatriate Dr Adapa Karthik to Punjab cadre; asks KS Raj to wait before getting inter-cadre deputation to UP

THE government may soon prematurely repatriate 2008 batch Punjab cadre IAS Dr Adapa Karthik from AGMUT (Chandigarh administration) to Punjab cadre, but has rejected the proposal of inter cadre deputation of 2011 batch Punjab cadre IAS Kumar Saurabh Raj from Punjab cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre, as he has not completed the required service of nine years in the cadre to be eligible for inter-cadre deputation, according to...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Centre downgrades the post of project director of Raebareli-based aviation university from JS to director

THE Centre is looking for a director-ranked officer for the post of project director in Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU), located in Raebareli’s Fursatganj area. It was originally a joint secretary-ranked post, downgraded possibly after there were few takers of the post. The earlier government in March 2014 decided to keep the place of posting in New Delhi so as to possibly…

Thursday, June 16, 2016

2013, 2014 batches IAS to serve as assistant secretaries at Centre for 3 months beginning August

A section of officer trainees with President of India (File photo)
FOR three months, between August and October this year, about 200 IAS officers of 2013 and 2014 batches will be posted in Central government ministries and departments, mainly to give them a first-hand experience of the functioning in the Central government before they begin their administrative career in the states. This is the second year in a row when young IAS officers will work at the Centre on central deputation and not directly move to their states from LBSNAA —the Mussoorie-based IAS academy where the officers are being trained. “The officers of the 2014 batch on expiry of the phase-II training in LBSNAA on 29.07.2016 will be placed at...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Retired IAS Anup K Pujari leaves for USA for a teaching assigment in Harvard University

HARVARD University has invited retired IAS officer of 1980 batch Dr Anup K Pujari to teach mid-career courses of public administration. Pujari, a post-graduate from the University of Boston and doctorate in economics, had earlier taught in Harvard for short durations while taking sabbatical from IAS. Pujari who retired as union secretary of the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in January this year, shifted his base to Bengaluru soon after his retirement. Pujari originally hailing from Odisha belonged Karnataka cadre IAS. His current teaching assignment will be for about…

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Yoga practice sessions begin in the run-up to June 21 celebrations; senior Haryana bureaucrats forced to wake up early today

IN THE run-up to the International Yoga Day celebrations in Chandigarh on June 21, which is scheduled to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, bureaucrats from Haryana to New York have swung into action in holding or even participating in practice sessions. Senior bureaucrats in Haryana, many of whom were visibly reluctant, had to wake up early in the morning today (Tuesday) as the state chief secretary issued a…

Monday, June 13, 2016

PMO appreciates, Maha CM congratulates: What did Pune collector Saurabh Rao do?

ON SUNDAY, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis congratulated one of his officers —Pune collector and 2003 batch IAS Saurabh Rao. “CM @Dev_Fadnavis congratulates Pune Collector Saurabh Rao as he gets appreciated by @PMOIndia for his prompt action”, says the official twitter handle of chief minister’s office (CMO) in Maharashtra. In fact CM’s appreciation comes a day after joint secretary in Prime Minister’s Office Ms Debashree Mukherjee wrote a…

Friday, June 10, 2016

SP Neta who allegedly used abusive language against Baghpat DM sacked; “Fair that action taken”, says IAS Association

THE government of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday sacked the chairman of UP Liquor Prohibition Board after an alleged video clip of him abusing district Panchayati Raj officer Sarvesh Kumar Pandey and using abusive language for Baghpat’s district magistrate Hriday Shankar Tiwari, went viral in social media sites. IAS Association said in a social media site: “It’s sad that the concerned official who 'abused' the DM is a wannabe legislator. Fair that action has been taken”. In fact, the politician who reportedly used abusive language in the video was…

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Know more about Tamil Nadu’s new chief secretary P Rama Mohana Rao; also about 5 key bureaucrats in Jayalalithaa’s CMO

THE AIADMK government on Wednesday undertook a major bureaucratic reshuffle in Tamil Nadu, the key highlight being the appointment of 1985 batch IAS P Rama Mohana Rao after relocating incumbent K Gnanadesikan as the CMD of Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO). According to the order, new chief secretary Rao will also discharge his duties as the vigilance commissioner and commissioner for administrative reforms. This is the first bureaucratic reshuffle after J Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK came back to power in last month’s assembly poll bunking anti-incumbency sentiments. Rao’s batch mate and Andhra Pradesh’s principal finance secretary PV Ramesh took to Twitter to say: