Friday, December 02, 2016

ACC approves appointment of 11 officers; 3 new officers appointed in National Mission for Clean Ganga

Ganga at Varanasi
DAYS after re-designating 1985 batch Odisha cadre IAS UP Singh as Director General in National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) with retrospective effect, the government on Wednesday appointed three new officers for the posts of executive director (finance), executive director (admin) and deputy Director General of NMCG, giving a clear signal that cleaning Ganga will get a boost  in the coming years. Also, Srivatsa Krishna, a 1994 batch Karnataka cadre IAS, has been appointed as secretary in Coffee Board for two years. Here is the full list of 11 new appointments:

Thursday, December 01, 2016

List of foreign universities where Indian bureaucrats will be sponsored to study for 2017-18 under DFFT scheme

THE government has issued a circular inviting applications/nominations for the long-term and short-term programmes in select foreign universities to be conducted during financial year 2017-18 under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme. Whereas IAS officers are eligible to apply for the courses, those belonging to other All India Services (IPS and IFoS) and the organized Group “A” Central Civil Services, who are holding posts on deputation under the Central Staffing Scheme of DoPT, can also apply. The Central government sponsors the selected officers for fees and other logistics. Here is the list of 15 foreign institutes and programmes therein, for the long-term courses in 2017-18.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DoPT secretary-headed panel gives its nod to Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal’s inter cadre deputation to Bihar; rejects Rahul Singh’s proposal for Haryana

INTER cadre deputation of 2005 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal from Maharashtra cadre to Bihar cadre has cleared a hurdle, as secretary DOPT-headed committee in a meeting dated November 18 decided to give its go ahead. The proposal, however, needs to be approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. The same secretary-headed committee rejected the proposal of inter cadre deputation of Rahul Singh, 2013 batch AGMUT cadre IAS, from AGMUT cadre to Haryana. Here are six cases of inter-cadre deputation or their extension, and decisions on those:

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Govt cancels Anil Kumar’s CVO appointment in Mormugao Port Trust after realizing that a junior officer heads the organization

SEVEN and half months after a 1995 batch railway officer — Anil Kumar, IRSME—was appointed as chief vigilance officer (CVO) in Goa-based Mormugao Port Trust, the government last week cancelled the order after its realization that the present chairman of the Trust, also a railway officer, is two batches junior to Kumar. In an order dated November 24, 2016 Kumar’s appointment was cancelled as…

Monday, November 28, 2016

11 out of 17 new joint secretaries -- appointed last week -- belong to non-IAS; IFoS, CSS officers dominate list

THE appointment of 17 joint secretary level officers and a repatriation that received the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet’s nod last week, has clearly demonstrated one point: Non-IAS officers have begun to gain grounds in limited space of JS postings in Central government ministries and departments. As many as 11 out of 17 joint secretary berths have gone to IPS, IFoS and Group “A” service officers, and in six such cases, the officers belonging to IFoS, CSS etc. actually replaced IAS officers in various departments. Here is the full list of 17 new appointments and one repatriation:

Friday, November 25, 2016

Know Your Bureaucrat: CA-turned IAS Praveen Garg at the helm of printing bank notes, minting coins

AMID the scarcity of new currency after the demonetization of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes with effect from November 8, the Centre has placed an IAS officer — Praveen Garg of Madhya Pradesh cadre — on the hot seat of Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India (SPMCIL), the government-owned agency that’s responsible for the production of bank notes, coins, non–judicial stamps, postage stamps etc. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), in a decision on Wednesday, assigned…

Thursday, November 24, 2016

19 secretary-ranked officers appointed, reshuffled; Upma Chaudhary is new LBSNAA director

THE Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the appointment-cum-reshuffle of 19 secretary level officials of the Central government. Coal secretary Anil Swarup will now be secretary, department of school education and Smt Upma Chaudhary, 1983 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS, presently in the cadre will be the new director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Here is the full list of 19 appointments:

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Ground Reporting on Demonetization: List of officers, and the states that they are visiting

A NUMBER of officers, mostly IAS, are currently on field visits to various states to get the first-hand account on the Centre’s demonetization policy and prepare reports on it, suggesting corrective measures. For example, Raghavendra Singh, additional secretary in the department of agriculture, on Tuesday visited Koley Market in Sealdah, West Bengal. According to media reports, during his visit, he was flooded with complaints by traders who had a turbulent time after the Centre announced Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes caused to be legal tenders. The West Bengal government requested Singh to pay visits to Burdwan, Hooghly etc. where farmers have been hit hard. Here is the full list of officers and the states that they are visiting to report on the status of demonetization.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

UP Singh redesigned as DG of National Mission of Clean Ganga; 3 IAS got shunted out of this “jinxed” post

UP Singh, 1985 batch Odisha cadre IAS, has been re-designated as Director General in National Mission for Clean Ganga in the rank and pay of additional secretary of the government of India with retrospective effect from October 7, 2016, according to an order dated November 21, 2016. Singh was a powerful bureaucrat in the ministry of petroleum, where he first served as joint secretary and then additional secretary, before getting laterally shifted to…

Monday, November 21, 2016

IAS Deepa Agrawal will now be Deepa Ranjan; List of a select IAS officers who changed their names

THE government last week permitted Deepa Agrawal, a 2013 batch UP cadre IAS, to change her name from Deepa Agrawal to Deepa Ranjan. “She will accordingly be recognized as Smt. Deepa Ranjan for all official purposes”, an order dated November 17, said. Originally belonging to Bihar, 29-year-old Deepa is a…