Railway officers receive energy conservation awards for their zones R N Verma, General Manager, Western Railway, U C D Shreni, General Manager, North Eastern Railway and V K Raheja, Chief Electrical Engineer, West Central Railway, received National Energy Conservation Awards, 2009, for their respective zones in a function held on Monday. The awards were presented by the Union minister of power Sushilkumar Shinde. Secretaries In Action R Bandyopadhyay, secretary, ministry of corporate affairs kick-started the 'India Corporate Week' from Kolkata on Monday. The day began with "Corporate Governance Breakfast Series" (theme: Going beyond compliance - fostering a culture of good governance) by industry lobby group CII. Another secretary M Ramachandran, secretary, ministry of urban development inaugurated a two days (14-15th Dec) workshop on Service Level Benchmarks - “Towards improving service outcomes”, in New Delhi on Monday.
Action & Appointments a) Gurudev Singh, a 1979 batch IRAS officer has been appointed as secretary, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) (joint secretary level) under the ministry of higher education. b) The government of Gujarat has appointed D J Pandian, IAS and Principal Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals department in the state as the chairman of Gujarat Industries Power Co. Ltd with effect from December 11 in place of S Jagadeesan, IAS.