good governance message. In the last few years, government's good practices have been overshadowed by corruption charges, policy paralysis and scams of big size and scale.
The DARPG has now invited Delhi and NCR-based documentary film firms which were already empaneled under category "A" with DAVP, to make additional DVD prints. The last date of submitting the quotation is July 18. For more details, you need to log onto http://darpg.gov.in/
Some of the films produced by the department include Delhi Metro, SETU (Empowerment through connectivity), Friendly Neighbourhood Cops (Trichi police), Bhoomi (Online delivery of land records in Karnataka), On the Wheels of Comforts (Railway Reservation), Vadodara Wins (One day governance in Vadodara, Gujarat) and Lost World Regained (Kutch Rehabilitation in Gujarat).
It however remains to be seen whether the government would be able to regain its lost ground through this new DVD blitz.
Action and Appointments
a) Rajender Kumar Kataria, a 1996 batch Karnataka cadre IAS, has been appointed as private secretary to the minister for railways Mallikarjun Kharge in relaxation of “cooling off” already approved at the time of initial appointment. It will be a “lateral shift” for Kataria.
b) The ACC has approved the proposal of the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) for tenure of Umesh Kumar, a 1983 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS as Executive Director in Asian Development Bank, Manila for a period of three years from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016.
c) V Rajagopalan, a 1978 batch UP cadre IAS and secretary in the ministry of environment and forests, has been given additional charge of the post of secretary, ministry of new and renewable energy with effect from July 6, 201 3 to July 14, 2013 during the absence of Ratan P Watal, his batch-mate from Andhra Pradesh cadre.