An MSc in physics and MBA in international business from an Australian university, Verma was principal secretary in charge of transport and then food and drugs before moving on to a Central deputation in April 2010. In
, he is known for his five-year stint (between 2001 and 2006) as joint secretary in Union environment and forest ministry. Delhi
Mayawati who is looking for doing a Nitish Kumar in UP is keen to get Verma as chief secretary thanks to his administrative skills and innovative ideas. Over a month ago, Mayawati roped in former urban development secretary and 1972 batch retired IAS, M Ramachandran as advisor, infrastructure, giving him a cabinet minister’s rank.
Bihar bureaucrats’ assets by February 28
Deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi reiterated that all Grade I to Grade III officers including IAS and IPS have been asked to submit the details of the assets to the state government by February 28. Earlier reports quoted the deadline as January 31. Two IAS officers of 2005 batch, Kuldip Narayan and Balamurugan D set the ball rolling by declaring their assets and liabilities including minor details such as buying of televisions and mobile phones and placed those in official websites.
Action and Appointments
a) Dr Noor Mohammed, a 1977 batch UP cadre IAS, presently Member Secretary, National Capital Region Planning Board has been appointed as secretary, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the ministry of home affairs.
b) More than 10 years after IAS officer Sanjib Kumar Ray, now retired, was booked on charges of amassing wealth disproportionate to his known sources of income, a special court in Bhubneshwar sentenced him to three years’ rigorous imprisonment.
BoI Extraa…Watched the Republic Day Parade? The camera zoomed not just at politicians and foreign dignitaries but at some of the top bureaucrats of the country. Four senior bureaucrats sitting on a front row were repeatedly captured by DD camera. They were cabinet secretary KM Chandrasekhar, NSA Shiv Shankar Menon, Planning Commission member secretary Sudha Pillai and her husband and Union home secretary GK Pillai.