Wednesday, November 22, 2017

IOFS, IRAS, IRPS, IES, IDES et al corner 10 out of 20 new joint secretary posts; IAS’ monopoly as JS diminished?

ON MONDAY’S joint secretary level appointments, IAS and the rest got an equal share — 10 IAS officers got new appointment orders as JS whereas the rest of the 10 JS posts went to officers belonging to the Group “A” services — IOFS, IRAS, IRPS, IES, IDES etc. Here are the 20 new JS appointments:  

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

IAS Archana Patnaik gets nod for inter-cadre deputation to Odisha; 2 new appointments in National High Speed Rail Corporation

Alignment of India's 1st high speed rail corridor
THE government last week gave its nod to inter-cadre deputation of 2002 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS Archana Patnaik from Tamil Nadu cadre to Odisha cadre for a period of three years on “personal grounds”. The order issued on November 16 said:

Monday, November 20, 2017

Pravesh Sharma: Know more about this IAS-turned Sabziwala

Pravesh Sharma, a 1982 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS resigned from IAS to begin a start-up named Sabziwala, a retail fruits and vegetables chain that promises delivery of quality fresh produce directly sourced from farmers to consumers. Beginning its operation from Delhi, the chain has been using push carts, street vendors, kirana and general stores, milk kiosks etc. to sell its products. Do you want to know more about this former director of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s PMO? Here are the 10 things to know about this IAS-turned Sabziwala:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

2 IPS officers' tenure in SPG extended; IAS R Rajagopal prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre

THE government on Wednesday issued orders of extension of tenure of two IPS officers — Munna Prasad Gupta and Tsewang Namgyal Kalon, in Special Protection Group (SPG), an elite armed force that provides security to Prime Minister of India, former prime ministers and their families. Here are the detailed appointments:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

2 IRS officers — Vrunda Desai, Virendra Ojha receive accolades for their sporting talents

Vrunda Desai
TWO IRS-IT officers, Ms Vrunda Desai and Virendra Ojha, have come into the limelight within the revenue service officers’ community after their outstanding display of sporting talents recently. Vrunda Desai, a 2003 batch IRS-IT officer has recently won gold medals in two pistol events in All India Revenue Shooting competition, and Ojha who stunned many by completing…

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Prez to Probationers: “Stay away from any temptations”; 10 Commandments

PRESIDENT OF INDIA Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met probationers belonging to three services — Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Ordnance Factories Service and Indian Trade Service. During his interactions, first with the IPS and then with the two other services together, the President advised the probationers to live a life of optimism and make positive changes happen both in their work domains as well as in society at large. He also asked the probationers to stay away from any temptations. Here are the 10 things that the President told the probationers:

Monday, November 13, 2017

Haryana IAS Ashok Khemka is transferred again; “Vested interests win”, the officer reacts

SENIOR Haryana cadre IAS Ashok Khemka is transferred again — 51st time in his 26 years long career, according to reports. After the Haryana government on Sunday announced the transfer of this 1991 batch IAS as principal secretary, sports and youth affairs, Khemka likened his transfer to “crash landing”, adding that “vested interests win”. This is exactly what Khemka tweeted on Sunday:

Friday, November 10, 2017

IRS (C and CE) officer Debi Prasad Dash nominated as India’s candidate for Deputy Secretary General, WCO

INDIA has nominated 1985 batch IRS (Customs and Central Excise) officer Debi Prasad Dash as the country’s official candidate for the post of Deputy Secretary General, World Customs Organisation (WCO). Dash is currently serving as the Director General of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the premier agency tracking smuggling and black money. Only a couple of days ago, the finance minister Arun Jaitley released the…

Thursday, November 09, 2017

IAS officers will now be trained on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao at LBSNAA

THE ministry of women and child development is collaborating with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie, to train IAS officers on a variety of issues including Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, gender budgeting etc. In a tweet recently, it said: “Ministry WCD to collaborate with #LBSNAA, Mussoorie, to impart training and sensitise IAS officers on issues pertaining to gender”. According to the ministry, the IAS  officers will be trained on 4 issues. Those are:

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Delhi wakes up to a chocking blanket of smog, but the police personnel on duty brave the situation

ON TUESDAY, the national capital Delhi found itself under a choking blanket of smog, with levels of the fine pollutants known as PM 2.5 reaching over 700 as against 300 which itself the authorities call hazardous. But the traffic police in Delhi has no options but to be at the streets to perform their duties. The IPS Association thanked Delhi traffic police by tweeting the following: