A 1990 batch Tamil Nadu cadre IAS C Umashankar, whose suspension created a political divide in the state, got a reprieve as the state government on Thursday revoked the suspension order. Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa openly defended the suspended IAS and the state BSP went one step ahead in resorting to postering in the cities in solidarity of the suspended IAS.
Umashankar was suspended on the charge of furnishing false information to obtain his community certificate. He has been posted as managing director of the Tamil Nadu Small Industries Corporation (Tansi). A government order said that as an inquiry had already been initiated against him, the government "has considered, and revokes the suspension of C Umashankar, with effect from the afternoon of
September 2, 2010".
Action and Appointments
a) Pradeep Kumar Misra, a 1976 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre IAS, has taken over as secretary in the ministry of steel. Earlier, Misra was Special Secretary and Establishment Officer in the ministry of personnel and training. (Read about PK Mishra)
b) Shamhu Singh, a 1986 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IAS has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of home affairs.
c) The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved the proposal for extension of inter cadre deputation of Chitrangad, a 1996 batch Uttarakhand cadre IPS from Uttarakhand to Uttar Pradesh for further period of one year beyond August 25, .2010.
d) The competent authority has approved that Syamal Kumar Sarkar, a 1979 batch
West Bengal cadre IAS, additional secretary, Department of Personnel and Training will hold the additional charge of the post of Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, for a period of three months with effect from September 1, 2010.
Manmohan Singh and 86 lucky officers
Woh! The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) has recommended 87 candidates from Civil Services Examination, 2008 for appointments. Guess who has figured in the list? The last person who has been selected is incidentally “Man Mohan Singh”.