Monday, July 22, 2019

7 officers including 3 non-IAS appointed as additional secretaries or equivalent; 7 IES officers empanelled as JS

THE government on Friday announced the following seven additional secretary level appointments:

Monday, July 15, 2019

44 officers from IAS, IRS-IT, Railways empanelled as Union joint secretary; Full List

THE government last week empanelled 44 officers belonging to IAS, IRS-IT and various services of the railways, among others, as Union joint secretary or joint secretary equivalent. Here below is the full list of the newly JS-empanelled officers, their services and batches:

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Govt accords 4 cases of inter-cadre deputation, extension of IAS; details below

THE government has approved an extension of inter cadre deputation tenure of Jayant Narlikar, 2003 batch Assam cadre IAS, from Assam-Meghalaya cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre, for a further period of two years, till June 4, 2021. In another development, the government also extended inter cadre deputation tenure of Ms. Sonal Goel, 2008 batch Tripura cadre IAS from Tripura cadre to Haryana cadre for a further period of one year with effect from July 25, 2019, beyond the...

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

PM urges young IAS officers to bring in new ideas

A section of 2017 batch IAS being appointed as assistant secretaries

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the newly-appointed GoI assistant secretaries to bring in new ideas and approaches to the government, adding that the confluence of experience and freshness would be beneficial to the system. Here below is what PM told the young IAS officers:

Monday, July 01, 2019

26 IPS empanelled as DGP or DGP-equivalent; Full List

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) last week empanelled 26 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers either as Director General (DG) or DG-equivalent at the Centre. All the officers belong to 1986 batch IPS. Here below is the full list of newly-empanelled DGPs:

Monday, June 24, 2019

LTC rules further relaxed for air journeys to Northeast, J&K and Andaman

THE government last week extended some additional clarifications regarding travel by government employees under Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Northeast, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar Islands. According to the clarifications…

Monday, June 17, 2019

4 postal service and 1 cost account service officer empanelled as JS; Full List

CENTRAL government last week empanelled five officers — four from Indian Postal Service (IPoS) and one from Indian Cost Account Service (ICoAS) —  as Union joint secretary or JS equivalent. In another development, the government on Thursday appointed private secretaries of five ministers including defence minister Rajnath Singh and agriculture minister, Narendra Singh Tomar. First, here below are the JS-empanelled officers:

Monday, June 10, 2019

More about private secretaries of 3 ministers -- Amit Shah, Smriti Irani and Jitendra Singh

THE Central government last week appointed private secretaries of three prominent ministers — home minister, Amit Shah, textiles minister, Smriti Irani and DoPT and DoNER minister, Jitendra Singh. Here below are the details:

Monday, June 03, 2019

NSA Ajit Doval given the rank of a cabinet minister

NATIONAL Security Adviser (NSA), Ajit Doval, who is credited with perfectly strategising the surgical trikes of 2016 and then the Balakot airstrikes in Pakistan on February 26 this year, has been elevated to the rank of a Union cabinet minister, the newly-installed Modi Sarkar-2 announced on today (Monday). NSA is usually given the rank of an MoS rank and is required to co-ordinate with various security-related ministries and agencies, but it’s…

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ravindra Kumar: Know more about the IAS who scaled Mt. Everest twice

IT was 4.20 am on May 23. Ravindra Kumar, a 2011 batch IAS officer, has done it again. The Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS has scaled the Mt. Everest, the highest peak in the world, for the second time. Significantly, unlike his climb in 2013, this year, he reached the peak from the China (north) side, and not taking the usual Nepal (south) route. In 2013, when he scaled the peak, he was a Sikkim cadre IAS, but later, he changed his cadre to…