Saturday, July 18, 2009
Govt liaison officers to gather at Cochin on August 24 to participate in a training programme on reservation policy
LIAISON officers of various government departments and ministries would get together at hotel Taj Malabar in Cochin from August 24 to 26 to participate in a residential training on reservation policy of the government with regards to ST, SC and OBCs. The department of personnel & training (DoPT) has issued a letter to government ministries and departments to “take advantage” of the training programme by nominating their liaison officers for the training to be imparted by the Institute of Public Administration, Bangalore. It’s felt that even after 12 years of the government introducing the post-based rosters, liaison officers of the government departments have not understood what should be done with regards to reservation policy. In fact, the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, in the case of R K Sabharwal Vs State of Punjab, and also in J Mullick Vs ministry of railways had held that the reservation of jobs for the backward classes should apply to posts and not to vacancies. Various government departments and ministries are now requested to send their nominees along with the non-refundable fee of Rs 17,648 per participant. The participants who desire to stay in an independent room and wish to bring their spouse, would be required to pay all inclusive an additional amount of Rs 8,000/- at the time of checking-in at the hotel towards the boarding and lodging of the spouse, a letter from IPA, Bangalore said. Action & Appointments 1) Arun Mishra, a 1986 batch West Bengal cadre IAS and currently joint secretary in the ministry of civil aviation has been appointed as Representative of India on the Council of International Civil Aviation Organisation, Montreal, Canada, at the level of joint secretary, in the Pay Band of Rs 37400-67000/- (PB-4) plus grade pay of Rs 10000/-, for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders. 2) S Kishore, a 1989 batch West Bengal cadre IAS has been appointed as Development Commissioner (joint secretary level), in Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (APIC) at Achutapuram, Vishakhapatnam under the department of commerce. 3) Rajiv Aggarwal, a 1975 batch Maharashtra cadre IAS and presently the Managing Director in National Cooperative Development Corporation under the department of agriculture and cooperation has been appointed as secretary in the department of consumer affairs. 4) Ms Leela K Ponappa’s tenure as Deputy National Security Adviser and secretary, National Security Council Secretariat has been extended on contract basis for three months with effect from July 16, 2009.