Monday, January 22, 2018

1977 batch retired IAS OP Rawat is new Chief Election Commissioner; ex-finance secretary Ashok Lavasa is made EC; 10 Things to Know

IN TWO major appointments announced on Sunday evening, 1977 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre retired IAS and current Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat was appointed as Chief Election Commissioner of India while another retired IAS — Ashok Lavasa who till October last year was the union finance secretary, was made Election Commissioner. Lavasa’s batchmate (1980 batch retired IAS) Sunil Arora is already an Election Commissioner. Here are the 10 things you may like to know about Rawat and Lavasa:

Friday, January 19, 2018

Govt empanels 36 IRS (Income-Tax) officers as union joint secretary or JS equivalent; Full List

THE government on Thursday issued order of empanelling 34 Indian Revenue Service (Income-Tax) officers of 1992 batch and two belonging to 1991 batch as joint secretary or joint secretary-equivalent of the Government of India. Here is the full list of 36 newly-empanelled IRS-IT officers:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A new CIS division under MHA begins work; mandate includes weeding out child pornography

A NEW division called Cyber and Information Security (CIS) was created on November 10, 2017 under the ministry of home affairs (MHA) under which Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre and the Cyber Police Force are being set up. The CIS Division will have four Wings, namely…

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2 IPS officers' extension proposals rejected; IPS Anurag Kumar posted in Indian embassy, Washington DC

TWO DAYS Two Instances of Rejection. Yes, during the last two days, there have been two instances of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) declining proposals of the ministry of home affairs (MHA) for extension of deputation tenure of two IPS officers serving in CRPF. On Tuesday, the ACC declined the MHA’s proposal of extending the deputation tenure of 1991 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Piyush Anand, serving as Inspector General (IG) in CRPF. His deputation tenure ended on January 2, 2018. Only on Monday, the ACC had declined to…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MHA’s proposal of extending deputation tenure of an IPS rejected; ACC upgrades CBI posts for supervision of VYAPAM and Ponzi Chit Fund Scam

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Monday issued a series of orders and approvals, the key highlights being the rejection of a ministry of home affairs’ (MHA) proposal to extend the deputation of an IPS officer, and then the upgradation of two DIG level posts in the CBI for the officers who will be supervising the VYAPAM and Ponzi Chit Fund Scam cases. Here below are the details of the ACC orders.

Monday, January 15, 2018

61 officers from nine services empanelled as JS; Full List

THE government last week announced the empanelment of 61 officers, belonging to nine services including IAS, IPS, IFoS, Indian Trade Service, IRS (Customs and Central Excise) and a host of railway services. Here below is the full list of the newly empanelled joint secretaries:

Friday, January 12, 2018

What do you do with 1 lakh govt retirees every year? At 60, individuals remain energetic, says personnel minister Jitendra Singh

WHAT should the Central government do with 40,000 employees who retire from various ministries and central government agencies annually? The number of retired government personnel could be close to one lakh a year if defence, railways, posts and telecom retirees are factored in, according to a statement issued by the ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions on Wednesday. In fact, minister of state for personnel Dr Jitendra Singh on Wednesday gave a hope to “energetic” retirees, saying that the services of superannuating and retired employees should be…

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Who’s IAS Rajeshwari B, and why she is praised by secretary Parameswaran Iyer?

Rajeshwari with Iyer
SECRETARY of the ministry of drinking water and sanitation Parameswaran Iyer recently praised a young collector — Rajeshwari B of Jharkhand cadre in Twitter, saying that it’s inspirational to hear “champion collectors” like Rajeshwari. The praise was showered on her for her role in making Ramgarh district the first open defecation free (ODF) district in Jharkhand. Iyer, a 1981 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS who took voluntary retirement before joining the government again on a contract basis, handles the Swachh Bharat Mission, mainly in rural areas. But who’s Rajeshwari B?…

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Social Media, messaging in local languages are important for cyber security: PM to top police officers

PM at BSF Academy, Tekanpur
PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked the senior police officers to understand the importance of of social media in the context of cyber security, adding that the messaging should rely on local languages for greater effectiveness. He also talked about breaking of silos and more information sharing among states, asking senior officers to involve younger officers. A day after interacting with senior police officers — DGPs and IGPs — at the BSF Academy at Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh, for nine long hours, PM on Monday addressed the valedictory ceremony at the conference of Director Generals and Inspector Generals of Police at BSF Academy. Here are the 10 takeaways of the PM’s speech:

Monday, January 08, 2018

5 Civil Servants to Watch Out For, 2018: At No 4 is Chhattisgarh’s Strategist-in-Chief Aman Singh

WHETHER you are a staunch supporter of the BJP-run Chhattisgarh government or a fierce opponent to it, one thing you will agree in common: Aman Singh, a former Indian Revenue Service official and the principal secretary to chief minister Raman Singh is also the principal strategist of the state government. As the state will go for the crucial assembly poll later this year with the ruling party fighting 15 years of anti-incumbency, here’s the bureaucrat to watch out for. In BoI’s new list of “5 Civil Servants to Watch Out For, 2018”, Aman Singh is No 4, above new…