Monday, November 12, 2018

150 CBI sleuths participate in Art of Living workshop to “improve positivity and enhance synergy”

THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has recently been embroiled in an unprecedented controversy leading to the forced leave of two of its top officers, has organised a three-day workshop at its headquarters in Delhi to build synergy and positivity. The three-day workshop which is being conducted by the instructors of the Art of Living Foundation of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, enters…

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Sonal Swaroop, IAS, was “physically hit and verbally abused”; Full text of IAS Association’s letter to defence secretary

Sonal Swaroop

THE IAS Association has strongly condemned the assault of its member and deputy commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng district, Sonal Swaroop, by uniformed men belonging to 2nd Arunachal Pradesh Scouts Battalion, a part of Indian armed forces. Ms Swarup, a 2012 batch IAS, was physically hit and verbally abused, the Association said in a letter to union defence secretary. Here below is the full text of the letter written by Rakesh Srivastava, secretary of Indian Civil and Administrative Services (Central) Association and union secretary of the ministry of women and child development, Government of India:

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

IAS Association condemns Army personnel's assault of a police station and attack on deputy commissioner in Arunachal Pradesh

THE IAS Association today (Tuesday) condemned the assault of a police station and the attack on a deputy commissioner and superintendent police in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh by about a hundred Army personnel. In a Twitterer post, the Association said: “This is unimaginable and strongly condemned. Assault on Police Station, attack on DC and SP by uniformed personnel is unacceptable. Strongly condemned and hope that the…

Monday, November 05, 2018

5 more IAS of 1999 batch empanelled as GoI joint secretary; Full List

FIVE more IAS officers belonging to 1999 batch were on Friday empanelled as union joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. The officers and their cadres are mentioned below:

Friday, November 02, 2018

Know Your IPS: New ITBP chief SS Deswal

Surjeet Singh Deswal, 1984 batch Haryana cadre IPS, was on Wednesday appointed as the new chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), a force that guards the nation’s frontier with China, apart from providing security in some pockets of Maoist-hit Bastar range of Chhattisgarh. Deswal was till recently serving as the Director General of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). Here are a few things you may like to know about Deswal.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Know Your Babu: Vishwesh Chaube, the newly-appointed Member (engineering) of Railway Board

Vishwesh Chaube, a 1980 batch IRSE officer and General Manager of the Northern Railway, has been appointed as Member (Engineering) in the Railway Board in place of MK Gupta, also an IRSE officer who is retiring on Thursday. IRSE or Indian Railways Service of Engineers, is a Group “A” service. 
Chaube is a B.Tech (civil) from IIT-BHU and M.Tech (structures) from...

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Doctor-turned IPS Abhishek Pallava breaks down while narrating Aranpur Naxal attack; video goes viral

Abhishek Pallava, superintendent of police of Dantewada district, on Tuesday, broke down during a television interview as he was narrating the incident of two of his fellow policemen getting killed while trying to save media persons near Aranpur, located in south of Chhattisgarh. One Doordarshan cameraperson, Achyutanand Sahu, and two cops — sub inspector Rudra Pratap Singh and assistant constable Mangalu— were killed in that Naxal attack. Pallava broke down as he was telling…

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

80 additional secretaries, joint secretaries appointed as MSME Prabhari officers; Full List

AS MANY as 80 senior officers, all at the rank of union joint secretary or additional secretary, have been appointed as Prabhari officers for MSME hubs. The officers are expected to lead a team of personnel from banks, EPFO, ECIS, SIDBI, DICs etc. and work in close collaboration with the state government and the district administration at the ground level for promoting micro and medium industries. The focus will be on the issues such as ease and access to credit, ease of cash flow, access to market, coverage of employees under social security benefits, quality certification, sectoral ministry interventions et al. Here below is the full list of MSME Prabhari officers and the places for which they are made in-charge of:

Monday, October 29, 2018

IT'S HISTORIC: IRS-IT officer Sanjay Kumar Mishra becomes interim ED chief

ON SATURDAY, a history was made when an Indian Revenue Service (IRS-IT) officer, Sanjay Kumar Mishra, was made in-charge of Enforcement Directorate, a financial investigation agency that comes under the department of revenue. The ED, which came into existence way back in 1956 -- first as an “enforcement unit” -- was always headed by an IAS till 2016 when IPS Karnal Singh was made its director. Now Sanjay Kumar Mishra will be the first Income-Tax officer to head the agency though technically, he will be an…

Thursday, October 25, 2018

CBI’s DSP transferred to Port Blair; Kerala cadre IFoS officer prematurely repatriated

Deputy Superintendent of Police in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), AK Bassi, has been transferred to the anti-corruption bureau in Port Blair in the Andaman Islands. Bassi, who was the investigative officer of the CBI special director, Rakesh Asthana, in a bribery case, was asked to join his new post immediately in “public interest”, according to an order issued by the administrative section of the investigative agency. The other officers who were also transferred included…