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…

Monday, May 13, 2019

56 officers empanelled as GoI joint secretaries; Full List


THE government last week empanelled as many as 56 officers as union joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. The officers belong to batches between 1989 and 2000. Significantly, 25 of the newly-empanelled officers are from Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise). Five officers are from Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The following are the names of the officers, their services and batches:

Friday, May 10, 2019

OSD/PS of 3 ministers relieved; they are joining other ministries under central staffing scheme


AT LEAST two union secretaries are on leave this week forcing the DoPT to give additional charge to fellow secretaries. Meanwhile, private secretaries or OSDs of three ministers —Dr Satya Pal Singh, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Radha Mohan Singh— are joining new ministries under the Central Staffing Scheme. Here below are the details:

Monday, May 06, 2019

10 new GoI additional secretaries appointed; 5 IAS, 5 from other services; Full List


THE government last week appointed 10 new union additional secretaries. Of the 10 officers, five belong to IAS, three from Indian Audit and Account Service, and one each from IFoS and IRS-IT. Here below is the full list:

Monday, April 29, 2019

2 union secretaries— Amarjeet Sinha and D Narayana Raju— are on leave; Govt makes adhoc arrangements


TWO union secretaries —rural development secretary, Amarjeet Sinha, and secretary of the legislative department, D Narayana Raju, — have proceeded on leave, prompting the Government of India to give additional charge of their posts to two other union secretaries during their absence. According to two DoPT circulars issued last week, Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar, 1983 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre lAS and secretary of the ministry of Panchayati Raj, has been given additional charge of the...

Friday, April 26, 2019

FIU-IND asks for applications from retired officials for 6 vacancies of consultants


THE Financial Intelligence Unit —India (FIU-IND), an intelligence unit under the ministry of finance that gets engaged in safeguarding the nation’s financial system from the abuses of money laundering, terror-financing and other economic offences, has issued an advertisement for recruiting consultants on contract basis. The monthly payment for the recruits, as mentioned in the circular dated April 16, 2019, will be…

Monday, April 22, 2019

No celebration of “steel frame of India” on April 21 as general elections are on, but…


ON April 21, 1947, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel addressed a group of civil services probationers and referred them as “steel frame of India”. The day — April 21— is being celebrated every year as the Civil Services Day. But on Sunday, there was no celebration because of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, which means, the awards given on the occasion of the day, will now be delivered only after…