Monday, April 30, 2012

Why Bengal CM was kind towards rail minister’s PS Vandana Yadav?

LAST year, West Bengal chief minister Miss Mamata Banerjee turned down the requests of many IAS and IPS officers who wanted to come to New Delhi on Central deputation. The most prominent rejection was then Birbhum district magistrate and 2002 batch IAS Soumitra Mohan who finance minister Pranab Mukherjee wanted to be his private secretary in place of Manoj Pant who was to fly to Washington DC to become senior adviser to ED in World Bank. Miss Banerjee was however very kind towards one officer: 1998 batch IAS Vandana Yadav who was allowed to come on Central deputation. She became Mukul Roy’s private secretary in the ministry of shipping.
Now, Ms Yadav has been laterally shifted from the ministry of shipping to the ministry of railways. Ms Yadav will now be Roy’s private secretary in the Rail Bhawan. But why Ms Yadav in the first place got Mamata Banerjee’s nod to come to Delhi when CM even refused to consider Pranab Mukherjee’s pleas? Here is the answer...
According to media reports published then, the state government relieved her as she went on leave owing to “personal problems”. Also, as Jalpaiguri DM, Ms Yadav became an icon, and the newly installed Trinamool Congress did not want to antagonize her.
As Jalpaiguri DM, Ms Yadav came out with an innovative policy of making tea garden labourers survive when many garden owners failed to manage the show. Under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), she ensured that tea garden labourers getting at least 100 days of work in a year whereas garden owners promised to employ them for 200 days. Also, it was promised by the tea garden owners that not even one labourer would lose the job.
An MA in international studies, Ms Yadav was a special secretary in Kolkata Metro Development Authority between 2005 and 2008, and had served as OSD in state home department. 
Now the question is, will Ms Yadav be an influential officer in a department like the Indian Railways where IAS officers take a backseat. Only Sudhir Kumar, a 1982 batch Bihar cadre IAS and OSD to ex-minister Lalu Prasad called the shots in Rail Bhwan. Even Gautam Sanyal, a Central Secretariat Service officer became influential in railway ministry when Mamata Banerjee was Union railway minister.

Break-Up of 2011 batch IAS officers
The officer trainees of Indian Administrative Service of 2011 batch and Royal Bhutan Civil Services have been meeting senior political leaders in New Delhi during the last few days. Here is the break-up of 2011 batch IAS.  158 officer trainees include 135 male and 23 female officer trainees and 2 from RBCS. Out of 158 officer trainees, 56 are from engineering background, 18 from medicine background, 19 from pure sciences, 9 from management, 35 from arts, 5 from law, 2 from commerce and 14 from others viz. M.Phil, PhD, MCA and other background.

Action and Appointments
a)  The tenure of Anita Kaul, a 1979 batch Karnataka cadre IAS, as additional secretary in the department of school education, has been extended for a period of two months.
b)  Rao Koteswara Budala, a 1992 batch IRS-IT officer, has been appointed as director in the ministry of corporate affairs.
c)  Vijay Bhusan Phatak, a 1990 batch Sikkim cadre IAS, has been shifted to the ministry of development of North East as joint secretary on lateral basis.

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