Monday, October 12, 2009

Vacancy at UIDAI: JS level officers wanted for heading the Project’s 5 regional offices

THE number of senior government officials at the rank of joint secretaries working full-time for Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) will be much less than what was initially planned for. With the government wishing to appoint JS level officials only in UIDAI’s five regional offices, Lucknow, Mumbai, Ranchi, Guwahati and Bangalore, it’s almost clear now that the number of JS working for this coveted project under corporate honcho and co-founder of software exporter Infosys Technologies Nandan Nilekani could be much less than 35. In fact, BoI (babus of india) first reported on May 26, 2009 that the government wanted to fill 35 joint secretary level officials, one each at the state capital, for the UIDAI project for which DoPT wanted suitable candidates to apply. In a wireless message to chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories now, the DoPT wanted names of suitable candidates to be recommended, for which the pay band will be Rs 37400-67,000 (PB 4) with a grade pay of Rs 10,000. Read the WIRELESS MESSAGE. (October 7, 2009) Recently, government brought out a circular to fill up posts of additional director general (ADG) at the level of deputy secretary or director, in the UIDAI offices, located in eight cities --- Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Ranchi, Guwahati, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Straight From Files Nilekani needs additional DGs in eight cities (October 2, 2009) Will Nilekani make Ram Sewak Sharma a secretary? (July 24, 2009) To recruit 35 joint secretary level officials (May 26, 2009)

Prez to inaugurate 4th Annual Convention on RTI on Monday The fourth annual convention on RTI, organised by the Central Information Commission, will be inaugurated by the President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil. Lord Meghnad Desai will deliver the keynote address. Chief Information Commissioner, Wajahat Habibullah, central information commissioners, policy makers, social activists, academicians and NGOs, among others, will take part in the deliberations over two days. Delegates from some of the SAARC countries will also be participating in the convention as delegates.

Arunachal’s Chief Election Officer to file report on free distribution of two wheelers to voters The Election Commission had received inputs from observers that two wheelers were distributed on large scale to voters in Arunachal Pradesh and they are plying on the road without registration numbers. The Commission had directed CEO, Arunachal Pradesh to forward a factual report and ensure that state government immediately take action under relevant provisions of Motor Vehicle Act. Till now, 494 unregistered motorcycles or vehicles have been impounded and FIRs lodged, an EC release said.


  1. Who will learn from whom? Will Nilekani learn from govt officers, or bureaucrats will succeed in unlearning from the past and give a fresh start to project implementation? --Dewan

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