Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Central government employees to get free courses from IGNOU

THE Central government employees who received two continuous installments of 6th Pay Commission arrears in pre-festive seasons of the last two consecutive years, are bestowed with yet another bonanza this time round. The only difference however is that the blessings this time have come not from Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, but from Saraswati, the goddess of education.
The department of personnel and training (DoPT) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) on Tuesday signed an MoU for offering distance and e-learning programmes to government employees. The government employees can now enroll for a wide spectrum of programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the programmes. The MoU was signed in the presence of Secretary DoPT, Shantnu Consul and IGNOU Vice Chancellor , Prof. VN Rajasekharan Pillai (See Picture Above).

Action and Appointments
a) The ACC has approved the proposal of the ministry of environment and forests for extension of inter-cadre deputation of Sewa Sinh, a 1992 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IFS from Tamil Nadu to Punjab cadre for a further period of two years beyond July 31, 2010.
b) The ACC has approved the appointment of Ms P Gopinath, a 1977 batch IPos, as Member Secretary, Tariff Commission, DIPP.
c) Atulya Misra, a 1988 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS has been appointed as chairman, Chennai Port Trust, for a period of five years.

5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats
Watch out this space to find out who are 3rd, 4th and 5th Most Powerful Bureaucrats in India, according to BoI ( list of 5 Most Powerful Bureaucrats. KM Chandrasekhar and TKA Nair have clinched the first two ranks.


  1. DoPT secretary is quite low profile, but he is silently doing his bits, I feel. Madan

  2. It depends upon the employees how far they will be able to get the blessings of Goddess Saraswati...

  3. very informative post, dear blogger. Thanks.

  4. already some employees (like in audit department) are eligible for such reimbursement of fees for ICWA, CA etc.