Friday, December 14, 2018

5 IAS, 12 IPS empanelled as GoI joint secretary; Full List

AS MANY as 12 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers, all of 1997 batch, and five IAS officers —three from 2001 batch and one each from 1999 and 1997, have been empanelled as joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent. Her below is the list of 17 newly-empanelled IAS, IPS officers:

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Govt issues order directing CSS officers to exercise caution in presenting documents; a day later, the order stands withdrawn

A DAY after issuing an office memorandum in regard to caution to be exercised in respect of documents submitted by Central Secretariat Services (CSS) officers, the DoPT on Wednesday issued another office memorandum to state that the order issued on Tuesday “is hereby withdrawn with immediate effect”. The question, however, arises why in the first place…

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: Another 1980 batch retired IAS appointed in a high-profile post

Shaktikanta Das, 1980 batch retired IAS, has today assumed charge as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in place of Urjit Patel who had resigned on Monday. With Das’ appointment to this Mint Street post, the number of 1980 batch retired officers occupying high-profile positions has increased to at least four. The other 1980 batch retired officers in high positions include…

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Ms Sangeet Verma appointed as Competition Commission member; tenure of PMO’s deputy secretary Ajit Kumar extended

Ms. Sangeet Verma has been appointed as a Member of the Competition Commission of India (CCI). She will be given a consolidated pay package of Rs 4 lakh per month, without doling out any official car and bungalow. She is appointed for a period of five years. Meanwhile, Kalpana Mittal Baruah, 1985 batch Punjab cadre IAS, presently in the cabinet secretariat, has been repatriated to her cadre…

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cadre of 2018 batch IAS allotted; Full list of 180 officers, their home states and cadre

Durishetty Anudeep, topper of the batch
THE cadres of the IAS officers selected on the basis of civil services examination 2017, have been allotted. The DoPT in a letter dated December 3 listed the names and cadres of all the 2018 batch IAS officers. Here below are the names of 180 officers, their home states and newly-allotted cadre:

Friday, December 07, 2018

IRS-IT officer Anup Kumar Dubey appointed as OSD in Enforcement Directorate; List of 3 more appointments

A 1989 batch IRS-IT officer, Anup Kumar Dubey, has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on a deputation. Also, 2008 batch IRS-IT officer, Anand Swaroop, has been appointed as director in Rajasthan State Insurance and Provident Fund Department, also on deputation. In another development, Susheel Khajuria, 2007 batch…

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

3 young IAS officers’ fascinating posts of their past

Sweta Agarwal, IAS

FROM West Bengal cadre IAS Sweta Agarwal's childhood fascinations for the Khaki uniform to an Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, Gopalkrishna Ronanki’s struggle from a study room with no electricity to turn an IAS topper, the Facebook posts of many a young officer are a fascinating read. Here below are the gist of three such posts, courtesy to an open FB page, Humans of LBSNAA:

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Know Your Babu: Manipur cadre IAS AN Jha will be Union finance secretary for 3 months

AN Jha

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Monday approved designating AN
Jha, 1982 batch Manipur cadre lAS and secretary in the department of expenditure, as the new finance secretary. Jha will be the finance secretary for  a little less than three months, as he will retire on January 31, 2019. Incumbent Hasmukh Adhia, a 1981 batch Gujarat cadre IAS, retired in the end of the last month. An alumnus of St. Stephens College of Delhi where he did his post-graduation in history before getting selected into IAS, Jha is the…

Monday, December 03, 2018

IAS Association changes its Twitter logo in support of HC Gupta, KS Kropha, KC Samariya -- the officers convicted in a coal scam

IN A rare occasion and some would argue in the confrontation with judiciary, the IAS Association in its official Twitter handle has placed a unique logo. It reads: “I Stand By HC Gupta, KS Kropha, KC Samariya #IAS”. Only on Friday, a Delhi court held former IAS and ex-coal secretary HC Gupta guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case linked to the allotment of coal blocks in West Bengal. The other officers found guilty were…

Friday, November 30, 2018

Financial services secretary Rajiv Kumar is on leave; 2 North Block secretaries given additional charge

THE union finance ministry will see some adhoc arrangements when the secretary of the department of financial services, Rajiv Kumar, is on leave for 18 days, according to a DoPT order issued on Thursday. The additional charge of the post of secretary, department of financial services, has been bestowed on Subhash Chandra Garg, 1983 batch Rajasthan cadre lAS, for a period between November 29 and December 16 when incumbent secretary and 1984 batch Jharkhand cadre IAS Rajiv Kumar, is on leave. But Garg, secretary of the department of economic affairs (DEA), will also be on an official tour between November 29 and December 2, and hence, during that tour period,…