Friday, April 09, 2010

Top cops vow to hit Naxals in their hearts

CHHATTISGARH’S top cop Vishwa Ranjan, a 1973 batch IPS and a known crusader against the Naxals, has vowed that the state would now hit the Maoists in their heart. Senior police officers including Chhattisgarh’s DGP Ranjan undertook an on-the-spot inspection of Maoist infested Chintalnar area on Thursday and expressed their determination to give Maoists a fitting reply after witnessing the biggest ever Naxal attack killing 76 security personnel.
Mr Ranjan who had earlier served as additional director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) has been the state police chief from July, 2007 except a three month period before the Parliamentary elections last year thanks to his earlier comments against EC officials. But, Mr Ranjan who remained the blue eyed boy of state chief minister Raman Singh was reinstated once the election code of conduct ended.
On Thursday, Mr Ranjan was also accompanied by several top cops including DGP of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Vikram Shrivastava, also a 1973 batch IPS who flew in from Delhi, inspector general of Bastar range and 1991 batch IPS TG Longkumer, inspector general of anti-Maoist operation and 1994 batch IPS, Shivarama Prasad Kalluri among others.
As Mr Ranjan had earlier said Maoists annually extort up to Rs 2,000 crore, targeting mainly iron and coal mining companies, infrastructure project contractors and 'tendu patta' businessmen and Jharkhand is its largest contributor.

African Safari: Last date for AfDB post extended
The last date of application for the post of Adviser to the ED, African Development Bank (AfDB) has been extended by 10 more days to April 15, 2010. The DoPT in a new circular also clarified that although the permanent headquarter of the AfDB is at Abidjan, the Bank is operating from Tunis, Tunisia and the selected officer will be operating from Tunis. Also, the tenure of the appointment is 2 years and not 3 years.
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Action and Appointments
a) The in-situ elevation of RP Watal, a 1978 batch AP cadre IAS, and presently secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board to the level of additional secretary has been approved.
b) Sreeshan Raghavan, a 1983 batch Orissa cadre IFS has been appointed as joint secretary in the department of bio-technology.
c) The ACC has approved the proposal for extension of inter-cadre deputation of Yeshi Tsering, a 1983 batch Assam cadre IAS from Assam-Meghalaya cadre to AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh) cadre for a period of one year beyond February 18, 2010.


  1. Why was the extension of the last date for African Development Bank's post for Indian bureaucrat? Has the government failed to get the right choice till now? Or any other behind the scene saga?

  2. Where is the need for an extension of submitting the application for African Development Bank's post for 10 more days? Did the government fail to get the right candidates so far, or was there any behind-the-scene saga?

  3. The new look is more appealing..all the best..