Friday, October 20, 2017

2 premature repatriations including one of home minister’s PS; also 1 extension, 1 additional charge

A DAY before the Diwali, the Central government issued a number of orders including two premature repatriations, one extension of Central deputation tenure and bestowing of additional charge of the post of a Union secretary. The one of the repatriations was that of the private secretary of union home minister Rajnath Singh. Here below are the details of the 4 orders:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Kejriwal says 90% IAS don’t work; ex-Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit refutes it, saying Delhi has efficient bureaucrats

AFTER Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s allegation that 90% of the IAS officers “do not work” and “obstruct files” related to development work, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit among others have slammed the CM saying that Delhi has “efficient” bureaucrats. Taking to Twitter, three-term Delhi CM says:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

M Ramachandran who narrowly missed the cabinet secretary’s post writes his memoir: The Mavericks of Mussoorie

1972 BATCH retired IAS and former union urban development secretary M Ramachandran, who had narrowly missed post of cabinet secretary, has come out with his memoir, “The Mavericks of Mussoorie” where he opens up on how and why the country’s top bureaucrat’s post eluded him. As the district magistrate of Rae Bareli in 1980s, he personally knew successive Prime Ministers -- Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, but the bureaucrat missed the bus during the UPA period itself…

Monday, October 16, 2017

NAME CHANGE: 2011 batch IAS Sindhu B will now be Sindhu B Rupesh

Sindhu B, 2011 batch Karnataka cadre IAS, has been permitted to change her name from "Sindhu B" to "Sindhu B Rupesh. "She will accordingly be recognized as "Smt. Sindhu B Rupesh" for all official purposes”, said the DoPT order issued on October 11. But who’s Sindhu Rupesh? A graduate in electronics and communication engineer and an IAS topper, Ms Sindhu Rupesh till recently served in Karnataka’s…

Friday, October 13, 2017

Know more about 2 newly-appointed rail bureaucrats — member engineering MK Gupta and member staff DK Gayen

ALMOST one and half months after Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani was appointed as the chairman of the Railway Board, two more senior rail bureaucrats — MK Gupta and DK Gayen — were on Wednesday appointed in the Board, the highest decision-making body of the Indian Railways. Gupta who has been serving as the General Manager of Modern Coach Factory, Raibareli, was appointed as Member (Engineering) whereas…

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Secretary Reshuffle: Preeti Sudan appointed new health secretary, Ajay Narayan Jha in expenditure, Injeti Srinivas corporate affairs

THE government on Wednesday made a major administrative reshuffle by appointing new secretaries in the department of expenditure, and in ministries such as health and environment. The orders also included debarring of an 1980 batch IRSEE officer for appointment to any post in the Central Staffing Scheme. Here below are the appointment details:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This photo of an Andhra cop goes viral; what forces him to fold his hands and bow his head?

THIS photo of an Andhra Pradesh cop with folded hands pleading to a family of five on a scooter (and without helmets), has gone viral in the social media in the last couple of days. The IPS Association too commented on the photo saying “This is DANGEROUS and puts to risk your precious lives. Be good and help us. #PoliceIsGood #TrafficRules”. According to local media reports, the cop in the photo is…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Govt appoints 3 new directors in defence ministry, 4 in CVC; also hires Vietnam-based consultant for tax research

THE government on Monday appointed three new directors in the defence ministry — one from IAS and two from Indian Ordnance Factory Service, while transferring four officers from various departments to Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as directors. C Sudharsan Reddy, 2002 batch Telangana cadre IAS, presently on “compulsory wait” in the labour ministry, was appointed as director in the defence ministry. Also…

Monday, October 09, 2017

1 late IAS empanelment, 2 extensions for IAS, elevation for 3 senior scientists and more…

JC Ramthanga, 1989 batch Manipur care IAS, on Monday, was empaneled as Government of India joint secretary or equivalent — clearly a late empanelment of any IAS officer. Most of the 2000 batch IAS officers, i.e. whose who were junior to Ramthanga by 11 years in the service, were already empanelled as JS. Meanwhile, the Central deputation tenure of 1990 batch Tripura cadre IAS and joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs was on Friday extended for nine months upto June 29, 2018. Another IAS — Sudhanshu Pandey of 1987 batch (of Jammu and Kashmir cadre), currently a joint secretary in the department of commerce got an extension for…

Thursday, October 05, 2017

2016 batch IAS-IPS couple gets the same cadre -- Telangana; 2000 batch IAS Diwakar N Mishra appointed adviser in NITI Aayog

THE government on Tuesday transferred P Pravinya, 2016 batch Karnataka cadre IAS from Karnataka cadre to Telangana cadre on the grounds of her marriage to Sharat Chandra Pawar, a 2016 batch Telangana cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. The notification says: