Monday, December 10, 2018

Cadre of 2018 batch IAS allotted; Full list of 180 officers, their home states and cadre


Durishetty Anudeep, topper of the batch
THE cadres of the IAS officers selected on the basis of civil services examination 2017, have been allotted. The DoPT in a letter dated December 3 listed the names and cadres of all the 2018 batch IAS officers. Here below are the names of 180 officers, their home states and newly-allotted cadre:

Friday, December 07, 2018

IRS-IT officer Anup Kumar Dubey appointed as OSD in Enforcement Directorate; List of 3 more appointments


A 1989 batch IRS-IT officer, Anup Kumar Dubey, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a deputation. Also, 2008 batch IRS-IT officer, Anand Swaroop, has been appointed as director in Rajasthan State Insurance and Provident Fund Department, also on deputation. In another development, Susheel Khajuria, 2007 batch…

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

3 young IAS officers’ fascinating posts of their past

Sweta Agarwal, IAS

FROM West Bengal cadre IAS Sweta Agarwal's childhood fascinations for the Khaki uniform to an Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, Gopalkrishna Ronanki’s struggle from a study room with no electricity to turn an IAS topper, the Facebook posts of many a young officer are a fascinating read. Here below are the gist of three such posts, courtesy to an open FB page, Humans of LBSNAA:

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Know Your Babu: Manipur cadre IAS AN Jha will be Union finance secretary for 3 months

AN Jha

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Monday approved designating AN
Jha, 1982 batch Manipur cadre lAS and secretary in the department of expenditure, as the new finance secretary. Jha will be the finance secretary for  a little less than three months, as he will retire on January 31, 2019. Incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981 batch Gujarat cadre IAS, retired in the end of the last month. An alumnus of St. Stephens College of Delhi where he did his post-graduation in history before getting selected into IAS, Jha is the…

Monday, December 03, 2018

IAS Association changes its Twitter logo in support of HC Gupta, KS Kropha, KC Samariya -- the officers convicted in a coal scam


IN A rare occasion and some would argue in the confrontation with judiciary, the IAS Association in its official Twitter handle has placed a unique logo. It reads: “I Stand By HC Gupta, KS Kropha, KC Samariya #IAS”. Only on Friday, a Delhi court held former IAS and ex-coal secretary HC Gupta guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case linked to the allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal. The other officers found guilty were…

Friday, November 30, 2018

Financial services secretary Rajiv Kumar is on leave; 2 North Block secretaries given additional charge


THE union finance ministry will see some adhoc arrangements when the secretary of the department of financial services, Rajiv Kumar, is on leave for 18 days, according to a DoPT order issued on Thursday. The additional charge of the post of secretary, department of financial services, has been bestowed on Subhash Chandra Garg, 1983 batch Rajasthan cadre lAS, for a period between November 29 and December 16 when incumbent secretary and 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS Rajiv Kumar, is on leave. But Garg, secretary of the department of economic affairs (DEA), will also be on an official tour between November 29 and December 2, and hence, during that tour period,…

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

15 officers empanelled as union joint secretaries; Full List


AS MANY as 15 officers from various services on Tuesday were empanelled as union joint secretaries or joint secretary equivalent. Whereas six of the officers belong to Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) and three from Indian Statistical Service, there is one officer each from the following services: Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME), Indian Forest Service (IFoS), Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Indian Post and Telecom Account and Finance Service, Indian Audit and Accounts Service and Indian Ordnance Factories Service. Here’s full list of 15 newly-empanelled GoI JS:

Monday, November 26, 2018

1994 batch IAS Aparajita Sarangi quits IAS; likely to contest Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket

Aparajita Sarangi (Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Aparajita Sarangi, a 1994 batch Odisha cadre IAS officer who took voluntary retirement early this month, is joining the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), thereby becoming the second IAS officer in the recent time to quit IAS and join the party that has been ruling the Central government. Only in August this year, 2005 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS, OP Choudhary, resigned from the elite service to join the BJP. He contested from Kharasia constituency of the state in the assembly poll that was held on November 20. The results will be out on December 11. In Sarangi’s state, Odisha, the BJP is, however, in the…

Friday, November 23, 2018

Know Your Babu: 10 things about Delhi’s new chief secretary Vijay Kumar Dev


Vijay Kumar Dev, 1987 batch IAS AGMUT cadre IAS officer, was appointed on Thursday as the new chief secretary of Delhi. He will succeed Anshu Prakash who was allegedly attacked by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislators at a meeting held in chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence in February this year, leading to a prolonged tussle between the AAP leaders and the IAS officers. Here below are 10 things you may like to know about Vijay Kumar Dev:

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Food for Thought: Odisha’s Keonjhar police starts a canteen with a theme on cops in Bollywood


ODISHA’s Keonjhar has a unique canteen now. Named as Cops Bollywood Canteen, this open air canteen inaugurated recently in Reserve Police Line of Keonjhar, has a theme on police in Bollywood, possibly the first of its kind where food, cops and Bollywood go hand-in-hand. IPS Association in a social media post has thanked Superintendent of Police of Keonjhar for creating this hangout place for police personnel to de-stress themselves. Some of the characters choose n in the canteen include…