Awards for Field publicity officers Field publicity officers and field publicity assistants of various regions will be given awards at the valedictory function to mark 50 years of Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP). To mark this occasion, a three-day national workshop to be held at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) auditorium in New Delhi would be inaugurated by minister of information & broadcasting Ambika Soni on October 28, 2009.
Global Capsule: Hatoyama's tirade against bureaucracy continues Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama said in his inaugural speech at the Diet that his government was determined to wean Japan away from its dependence on bureaucracy. The "bloodless" changeover in government was "the choice of the people," according to new PM, who promised to end the bureaucratic waste of taxpayers' money and build a more equal Japan-US partnership.
Action & Appointments a) V Venkateshwara Bhatt, a 1976 batch UT cadre IAS, presently in the cadre, has been appointed as Member (Finance), Atomic Energy Commission, Space Commission and Earth Commission, in the rank and pay of additional secretary by temporarily operating the post at the level of additional secretary. b) Dr K Radhakrishnan, distinguished scientist and presently director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre has been appointed as secretary, department of space and chairman, Space Commission for a tenure up to the age of 64 years in place of G Madhavan Nair, on completion of his tenure on October 31, 2009. c) K M Acharya, a 1974 batch MP cadre IAS and secretary in the ministry of social justice and empowerment will hold additional charge of the post of secretary, ministry and child development for a period of three months or until further orders. d) Pramode Kumar Mishra, a 1984 batch IA&AS officer has been appointed as additional financial adviser (joint secretary level) in the ministry of defence for five years or until further orders.