Thursday, March 15, 2018

Haryana cadre IAS TVSN Prasad prematurely repatriated; ACC declines IDAS officer’s deputation tenure

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the premature repatriation of 1988 batch Haryana cadre IAS and additional secretary in the ministry of home affairs — TVSN Prasad — to his parent cadre, Haryana. And then, the ACC cancelled the appointment of…

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

OBITUARY: First Commissioner of Delhi Police Jayendra Nath Chaturvedi died in Varanasi on Monday

FIRST Commissioner of Delhi Police Jayendra Nath Chaturvedi is no more. A former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 1951 batch, Chaturvedi breathed his last on Monday in Varanasi. Terming him as “a highly celebrated officer”, present Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh posted a social media message from his official handle on Monday confirming Chaturvedi's death in the holy town of Varanasi. Chaturvedi also served as...

Monday, March 12, 2018

7 non-IAS officers appointed as directors in GoI departments, NITI Aayog, UPSC; Full List

UPSC Building

THE Centre last week appointed seven director-level officers in various ministries and departments, apart from appointing 29 joint secretaries. All new directors are non-IAS; they belong to services such as Indian Ordnance Factory Service, Indian Railway Accounts Service, Indian Information Service, Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers, Indian Railway Personnel Service etc. Here are the details of their appointments:

Friday, March 09, 2018

Mega Joint Secretary Level Reshuffle: IAS officers lead the pack; 12 non-IAS figure in the list

IN ONE of the major bureaucratic reshuffles at the level of union joint secretaries, the Centre has appointed 29 officers in new posts, some of them being laterally transferred from the posts they are currently holding. Yes, IAS officers are leading the pack, but there are as many as 12 non-IAS in the list, including officers from the services such as IRS-IT, IPS, IAAS, ICAS, IFoS, IPoS, Indian Defence Estates Service etc. Here below is the full list:

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

IRS-IT officer Vivek R Wadekar appointed Special ED; 4 new rail GMs appointed; full list

THE government has appointed 1991 batch IRS-IT officer Vivek R Wadekar as the Special Director of Enforcement, Delhi on a deputation basis for five years. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) gave its nod, according to an order issued on Tuesday. Meanwhile, four senior railway officers were appointed as General Managers. Here’s the full list:

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Know Your IAS: Batchmates C Chandramouli and R Subrahmanyam — both new union secretaries

C Chandramouli is the new secretary of department of personnel and training (DoPT) and his batchmate in IAS, R Subrahmanyam was appointed last week as secretary of the department of higher education. Here below are some details about the two newly-appointed union secretaries:

Monday, March 05, 2018

5 Civil Servants to Watch Out For, 2018: Hasmukh Adhia, KD Tripathi, Amitabh Kant, Aman Singh and Vijay Gokhale

Hasmukh Adhia

HERE is the final list of BoI's 5 Civil Servants to Watch Out For in 2018. Topping the list is Hasmukh Adhia — an accountant, an IAS, a PhD in Yoga, union finance secretary and yes, one of the two key probables to be India’s next cabinet secretary this summer. In BoI’s series of 5 Civil Servants to Watch Out For, 2018, petroleum secretary Kapil Dev Tripathi is No 2. Tripathi is the other probable for the top bureaucrat’s post when incumbent Pradeep Kumar Sinha’s extended term ends on June 13. The other three civil servants to watch out for in 2018, who BoI had profiled in earlier posts, are:

Friday, March 02, 2018

9 joint secretary, additional secretary level officers given in-situ promotion; Full List

THE Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Wednesday approved in-situ upgradation of nine officers of the rank of additional secretaries and secretaries. Here below is the full list of nine officers and their new positions:

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Mega Bureaucratic Reshuffle: Chandramouli is new DoPT secretary; R Subrahmanyam secretary, higher education; Full List of 30 appointments

IN A major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Central government on Wednesday appointed Tamil Nadu cadre IAS C Chandramouli as secretary, DoPT and Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS R Subrahmanyam as secretary of higher education among others. Here is the full list of 30 new appointments:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Last date of application for JS level posts in ICMR, Cochin Port Trust, UIDAI etc. extended; Is extension of last dates a new normal?

IN THE last couple of weeks, the Central government has been on an extension spree. First, the DoPT, the government's personnel department, extended the last date of applying for scholarship in foreign universities under the DFFT scheme on the ground of “net related issues” among others, and then, there has been a series of extension of last date of application “for another month” for a number of joint secretary-equivalent posts in agencies such as Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Cochin Port Trust (CoPT), Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) etc. Yes, the government has every right to extend the last of applications for any post under its helm, but that such extensions have increasingly become a trend in the recent days, raises questions. Here are six such extensions of the last date of application: