Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cabinet secretariat director Alka Sharma appointed as Delhi University’s finance officer

IS Delhi University’s financial health sound any longer? The government has decided to depute a senior cabinet secretariat official Alka Sharma to the University of Delhi as its finance officer. Alka Sharma, a 1988 batch Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) officer and currently a director in cabinet secretariat, will be the University’s finance officer till January 21, 2014.
Ms Sharma will be posted in Delhi University on a deputation basis. In an office memo of DoPT, dated July 13, 2011, it was also mentioned that Ms Sharma would get a PB-4 pay of Rs 37400 to 67000 with a grade pay Rs 10,000, which is essentially the salary of a joint secretary. She is expected to take up the assignment immediately.

Pandey succeeds in narrowing down differences with Naga militants
When 1972 batch retired IAS RS Pandey was appointed in February 2010 as the Central government’s interlocutor for talks with NSCN (I-M), it was considered as a post-retirement assignment. His batch-mate GK Pillai then was the home secretary. Now, if the home ministry’s claims are correct, Pandey who had served as petroleum secretary earlier, turned successful in taking forward the peace process. “Sustained negotiations over the past few months have led to a set of proposals for an honourable political settlement based on the uniqueness of Naga history and situation... While the differences between the two parties have narrowed, some of the proposals would require further negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable solution. By appreciating and respecting each other’s position and difficulties, both the parties are confident of working out a settlement in the shortest possible time,” a home ministry statement said.

Action and Appointments
a) The government has approved the proposal of the department of industrial policy and promotion for shift of RK Malik, a 1988 batch IRPF official and director in the DIPP (a Central Staffing Scheme post) to the post of  Secretary in the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (for Goa and Union Territories). His new post will be a non-Central staffing scheme post.
b) Niraj Kumar, a 1992 batch Indian Postal Service officer, has been appointed as director in the department of heavy industries under the ministry of heavy industries and public enterprises for a period of five years. 

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