Thursday, May 25, 2017

Railway officer Anurag Tripathy appointed CBSE secretary; Rajiv Gandhi is new DDA commissioner

Anurag Tripathy, 1998 batch Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) officer, has been appointed as secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), a non-CSS post. The CBSE comes under the department of school education and literacy.  “He (Anurag Tripathy) may be kindly relieved of the duties immediately with instructions to take up his new assignment in the Central Board of Secondary Education under Department of School Education and Literacy”, said a DoPT office memorandum issued on Thursday and addressed to the ministry of railways. Tripathy is 42 years old, and is currently serving as...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CBDT chairman felicitates Income-Tax inspector and World No 5 archer Abhishek Verma

DO YOU know who’s India’s No 1 archer? Here’s an add-on: He is also No 2 in Asia and World No 5 in archery. He is Abhishek Verma. And this archer of global repute is also an Income-Tax Inspector stationed in New Delhi. After the Indian team comprising Verma had clinched the compound team gold medal to conclude their Archery World Cup Stage 1 campaign in Shanghai on May 21, CBDT chairman Sushil Chandra...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Unease in corridors after former coal secretary HC Gupta and 2 serving IAS get 2 years jail

THERE has been an unease and anger among many a senior IAS officer in the corridors when a special court in Delhi on Monday sentenced former coal secretary and 1971 batch retired IAS HC Gupta along with two serving IAS officers — KS Kropha, 1982 batch IAS and former joint secretary in coal ministry and present Meghalaya chief secretary, and KC Samria, 1993 batch IAS and the then director in coal ministry — to two years in jail in coal block allocation during the UPA regime. “We need to seriously ponder over the impact of Harish Chandra Gupta judgement on governance in the country”, said…

Monday, May 22, 2017

IAS reshuffle in Chhattisgarh: 3 Bastar districts to get new collectors; 2005 batch IAS Mukesh Kumar brought into CM’s Office

Niharika Barik: Now posted as secretary, Gramodyog
IN A major reshuffle of bureaucrats in Chhattisgarh, Naxal-hit Bastar districts — Bastar, Narayanpur and Sukma— will get new district collectors. 2010 batch IAS Jai Prakash Maurya is appointed as the new Sukma collector whereas Topeshwar Verma will be new collector of Narayanpur district. Meanwhile, Mukesh Kumar, 2005 batch IAS and current collector of Rajnandgaon district, has been appointed as joint secretary to the Chief Minister's Office. Here are some of the major bureaucratic reshuffle in Chhattisgarh:

Thursday, May 18, 2017

2007 batch IAS Anurag Tiwari found dead in Lucknow; More about the officer

IN A shocking news in Wednesday morning, 2007 batch Karnataka cadre IAS Anurag Tiwari was found dead outside VIP guest house in Hazratganj area of Lucknow, leaving suspicions on whether it was an unnatural death. Initial reports however suggest that there was no foul play and it could be the result of high blood pressure, but the exact cause of the officer's death will be clearer only after the postmortem report is available. Here are more about this 36-year-old IAS officer:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

IAS officer Jitendra Gupta seeks cadre change from Bihar on grounds of “threat to life and property”; DoPT seeks IB report

AFTER 2013 batch IAS officer Dr Jitendra Gupta sought cadre change from Bihar to Haryana on the grounds of extreme hardship including “threat to life and property”, a committee headed by union personnel secretary has decided to seek a report from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) regarding such threats before taking a call on the proposal, according to the minutes of the meeting held on May 1. The exact nature of the threat and who threatened the IAS officer were however not mentioned in the minutes of the  meeting. Here below are eight cases of inter cadre deputation, repatriation etc. including that of Gupta:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

5 secretaries in 6 departments, ministries are on leave; Govt entrusts additional charge to fellow secretaries

IT’S not unusual. But secretaries in as many as six ministries or departments are currently on leave, forcing the Central government to give additional charge of the posts to fellow secretaries, mostly belonging to allied ministries. The ministries or departments where the secretaries are now on leave include the ministry of environment, forest and climate change, ministry of new and renewable energy, department of administrative reforms and public grievances, department of pensions and pensioners' welfare, department of official language and the department of heavy industries. These are in additional to two other ministries — ministry of road transport and highways and department of telecom — where there is no…

Monday, May 15, 2017

It’s no longer “collector”, but “district development commissioner”: Minister Jitendra Singh

Outstanding performers of 2016 batch IAS probationers at LBSNAA
INDIAN Administrative Service (IAS) has come a long way since it reincarnated itself from its earlier "Avatar" of British "Indian Civil Services”, said union minister of state for personnel and PMO Jitendra Singh on Friday in Mussoorie while felicitating probationers for outstanding performance in different categories at the felicitation-cum-valedictory function of 2016 batch IAS probationers. The function was held at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. The minister said, the district head is now the “district development commissioner” and not “collector”, as was…

Friday, May 12, 2017

Know Your IAS: New defence secretary Sanjay Mitra; 10 Things to Know

COME May 24, West Bengal cadre lAS of 1982 batch Sanjay Mitra will be India’s new defence secretary. He has already been appointed as officer on special duty (OSD) in the ministry of defence before he would formally take over as new defence secretary from incumbent G Mohan Kumar. Armed with rich administrative experiences — joint secretary in PMO, chief secretary in West Bengal and union secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways — Mitra has always been a much sought-after officer. Those who are close to Mitra further confirm that he was brought back to Kolkata at the behest of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Here are 10 things to know about new defence secretary.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sanjay Mitra is new defence secretary; and Rashmi Verma tourism secretary; adhoc appointments for telecom and road transport

New Tourism Secretary Rashmi Verma (File Photo)
IN A major senior bureaucracy level reshuffle on Wednesday, the Centre appointed Sanjay Mitra, former chief secretary of West Bengal and key bureaucrat in the era of Manmohan Singh’s PMO, as India’s next defence secretary. He is currently serving as secretary in the ministry of road transport and highways. Also, textiles secretary Rashmi Verma will be new tourism secretary. The government has not however posted permanent secretaries in two key ministries — road transport and highways, and telecom. Here below are the appointments of new secretaries in the ministries of defence, textiles, tourism, tribal affairs, consumer affairs etc.: