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Chief Election Commissioner of India and former Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer OP Rawat among others during the celebration of national public relations day at NDIM campus on April 21.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Richie Rich Andhra IAS arrested

YET another IAS officer has been caged by investigative authorities for amassing income disproportionate to his known sources of income. The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Andhra Pradesh arrested a 1999 batch IAS, M Jagan Mohan, after alleged unearthing of assets worth Rs 20 crore. The 52-year old Mohan, who was promoted to IAS 11 years ago, is currently posted as joint collector of Ranga Reddy district.
According to media reports, the ACB raided his residence on Tuesday and claimed to have recovered huge assets including Rs 1.5 lakh in cash, three kg of gold and documents of properties worth in crores.
Reports quoting an ACB joint director further said that bank balance amounting to Rs 12 lakh and investments in life insurance policies, national savings and Kisan Vikas Patras amounting to Rs 15 lakh were also seized during the raid. Among other articles seized during the raid included a car valued about Rs 7 lakh.
About three months ago, the residences of a number of IAS officers were raided in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh by Income-Tax department. In the house of Arvind Kumar Joshi and Tinoo Joshi, both 1979 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS, a whopping Rs 3.1 crore in cash, jewellery and documents of properties were seized.
(In Picture: Richie Rich, the richest kid in the world, is a fictional character in comics.)
Painting the life of an Air Force Marshal
A life-like portrait of the Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh DFC was unveiled by Air Chief Marshal PV Naik at IAF’s Akash Officers’ Mess in New Delhi recently. The portrait of the icon was painted by noted painter Sanjay Bhattacharyya whose other portraits of former Presidents also adorn the precincts of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House and other distinguished institutions. The Marshal who celebrated his 92nd birthday on April 15, last month was commissioned as a fighter pilot in Dec 1939. He was conferred the rank of Marshal of the Indian Air Force on Jan 26, 2002 making him the only ‘five-star’ rank officer of the IAF till date. 

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