|Shivaram in a film|
Karnataka cadre IAS officer Shivaram who is principal secretary in charge of industries, has acted in six Kannada films viz. Baanalle Madhuchnadrakhe, Vasantha Kaavya, Prathibatane, Yaarige Bede Dudu, Khala Nayaka and Game.
The High Court said that the films Shivaram acted were produced as business ventures of the producers. “He could not directly or indirectly involve (himself) in such business ventures, even if it is to be accepted that he derived no monetary benefit from the venture. The very fact of acting in the film when alternatively employed is impermissible. The involvement is complete and total and it is what actors are paid for,” the Judge said in its order on Tuesday.
IAS actor Shivaram had claimed that the ban affected his constitutional right.
Lahiri’s tenure at ADB extended
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of tenure of Dr Ashok K Lahiri as Executive Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB), for a further period of one year beyond
June 30, 2011.
Action and Appointments
a) ACC has approved in-situ elevation of 1979 batch Assam cadre IAS, Vinay Sheet Oberoi, to the level of additional secretary with effect from July 15, 2010, the date he joined as Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO.
b) The appointment of 1977 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS Ashok Thakur as secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, has been cancelled. Now, Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, a 1980 batchc) Ms Nisha Singh, a 1987 batch Himachal Pradesh cadre IAS, has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry of urban development in place of AK Mehta, a 1988 batch Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS who was earlier appointed as CVO, DFCCI.
cadre IAS, presently in the cadre, will be the new secretary of National Commission for Scheduled Castes in the rank and pay of additional secretary. Assam