Friday, November 27, 2015

BoI appeals govt to change the nomenclature of PH (Physically Handicapped) Policy; join us in our campaign

ON THURSDAY, 2007 batch Assam cadre IAS Rajesh Singh was transferred from Assam-Meghalaya cadre to Jharkhand cadre on the basis of what’s called PH (Physically Handicapped) Policy. As BoI posted the news in social media sites, a number of prompt reactions poured in. Why “Physically Handicapped”? Why not “Physically Challenged”? Or why should not it be called a policy for Differently Abled? According to the Oxford dictionary, the usage of "differently abled" was first proposed in…

Thursday, November 26, 2015

How to mentor a Deputy CM: IAS Sudhir Kumar appointed as principal secretary to Tejashwi’s dept

Sudhir Kumar, 2nd from right (file photo)
Sudhir Kumar, a 1982 batch Bihar cadre IAS and the one who as OSD to Lalu Prasad helped the Bihar politician taking credit of Indian Railways’ turnaround between 2004-2009, was on Wednesday given a new assignment – Bihar’s principal secretary of the road construction department, one of the three departments being handled by Lalu Prasad’s younger son and state’s deputy chief minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav. Meanwhile, Sudhir Kumar who is set to retire on March next year, has been elevated the rank of a…

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Commerce minister Sitharaman praises IAS officers -- Vikram Kapur, Latha and Tamil Nadu chief secretary

UNION minister of state for commerce and industry (independent charge)  Nirmala Sitharaman has praised at least three IAS officers of Tamil Nadu cadre -- state chief secretary K Gnanadesikan, principal secretary and commissioner of Chennai Corporation Vikram Kapur and nodal officer of the zone where Ambattur Industrial Estate falls, Ms Latha, IAS. First, let’s have a look at this photo where Sitharaman’s convoy is seen on a flood-hit bye-lane of Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai on Monday. Here is what the minister wrote in a social media site:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Former union minister Shashi Tharoor joins IAS "edge" debate; his comment makes him an instant hero among non-IAS officers

FORMER union minister and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s hard-hitting piece in DNA newspaper today, saying that the top posts in India cannot be the monopoly of the IAS, has made him an instant hero among officers belonging to non-IAS All India and Group "A" services. “Dr @ShashiTharoor, IRS Association conveys its gratitude to you for supporting a merit and competence based civil service for India,” the Indian Revenue Service Association has posted in Twitter. Indian Police Service Association too…

Monday, November 23, 2015

Backroom Boys of 7th Pay Commission: Who was its “heart and soul”; and who “displayed great stamina”?

YOU may or may not agree with all the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission which had submitted its report last Thursday. But you must not ignore the hard-work of many an official who made this gigantic 880-page report a reality, well on time. Who were the backroom boys in the Commission headed by chairman Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, and two members Vivek Rae, a former IAS and Dr Rathin Roy, a young economist? Find out who was the Commission's "heart and soul" and who displayed a "great stamina":

Friday, November 20, 2015

7th Pay Commission gives a fractured verdict on pay parity, IAS edge; proposes salary up to Rs 2.5 lakh per month

IF THE majority view of the 7th Central Pay Commission report submitted to the Central Government on Thursday evening is accepted, the monopoly of the IAS officers at the positions of the joint secretary and the above will end. In a fractured recommendation where one member of the commission Vivek Rae (former petroleum secretary) gave a dissenting note, chairman of the commission Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur and another member and economist Rathin Roy said that…

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PM's Prescription: What Modi told 170 IAS and 100 IPS officers in last 2 days

PM welcomed on his arrival for interactive session with young IAS
DURING the last couple of days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with over 270 young IAS and IPS officers. Whereas he interacted with about 100 Officer Trainees of the 2014 batch of IPS at 7 Race Course Road on Wednesday, it’s the turn of the IAS today, as he spent a couple of hours with 2013 batch of IAS officers, currently attached to the Central government as assistant secretaries, as a part of their extended probation. First, let’s read he told the young IAS officers:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

List of 25 CVO Vacancies for 2016-17; Online application process begins today

THE Central government has begun the process of filing up 25 vacancies of Central Vigilance Officers (CVOs) that will be arisen in Central Public Sector Enterprises for FY 2016-17. In fact, the process for submitting applications online begins today ( The willing officers need to register their names on this portal as per the instruction available on the portal and submit their application online by January 18, 2016. Here is the list of tentative CVO vacancies for the financial year 2016-17:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rockstar diplomat Syed Akbaruddin; Why this IFS is the most popular bureaucrat in India today

Akbaruddin with PM Modi on the last day as MEA spokesman
AS THE news of 1985 batch Indian Foreign Service officer Syed Akbaruddin’s appointment as India’s Permanent Representative to UN spread on Monday, Akbaruddin himself became the talking point in social media, as he was trending among the Top 10 Twitter trends in India. Also, this former spokesman of the ministry of external affairs (MEA) also opened a Twitter account where he said, “It is a privilege & honour to serve India @UN. Am humbled. Thank U for all the good wishes. Will strive to do my best”, and within a couple of hours thousands of people followed him. As this article is being…

Monday, November 16, 2015

2 States 2 Stories: When an IAS holds umbrella for his CM and when CM says he will make things disastrous for IAS

An IAS officer is seen holding an umbrella for Maharashtra CM
“Before you make me jobless, I will make things disastrous for you” – this is what Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav told a group of senior IAS officers in a closed-door meeting on Saturday, according to a news report published in a national daily. The CM was reportedly in a very serious mood when he warned as many as…