Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saree, tie, pen, bangle, kettle, wrist watch, mobile phone– the gifs that bureaucrats receive; Full List

DIPLOMATS and bureaucrats including foreign secretary, home secretary and defence secretary received as many as 43 gifts including saree, tie, pen, mobile phone etc. which they had deposited in the ministry of external affairs’ Toshakhana department for valuation between January and March, 2015, according to data available with the MEA. After valuation, the gifts below the worth of Rs 5,000 are usually returned to the recipients. But the very fact that 43 out of 110 gifts deposited in the Toshakhana during the period were given to civil servants (as against ministers including PM) demonstrates the importance of the babus in the set-up. Here is the list of the officers, the gifts that they received, the valuation of the gifts and whether those were returned to the officers concerned.

1. One Saree
Gifted to Sujatha Singh, the then foreign secretary,
Value: Rs 4000/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Sujatha Singh

2. One artifact (made of green and light green beads)
Gifted to Sujatha Singh, the then foreign secretary,
Value: Rs 9000/-
Status: Deposited at the Toshakhana

3. A tea set of six cups and plates
Gifted to Ms Sujata Mehta, Secretary (ER and DPA), MEA,
Value: 1000/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Sujata Mehta

4. A wall mounting souvenir
Gifted to Ms Sujata Mehta, Secretary (ER and DPA), MEA,
Value: 4000/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Sujata Mehta

5. One Walton mobile phone
Gifted to Ms Sripriya Ranganathan, Joint Secretary (BM), MEA
Value: 7000/
Status: Deposited at the Toshakhana

6. One bangle
Gifted to Sujatha Singh, the then foreign secretary,
Value: Rs 3,500/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Sujatha Singh

7. One wooden artifact
Gifted to Ms Suchitra Durai, JS(SM and IOR), MEA
Value: Rs 500/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Suchitra Durai

8. One Vase
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 3000/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

9. A pen
Gifted to Shambhu S Kumaran, joint secretary (ERS), MEA
Value: 1500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Kumaran

10. One vase with lid
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

11. A saree
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 3000/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

12. A kettle with two cups with plates
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

13. One dinner set
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 2,000/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

14. One decorative plate
Gifted to Vivek Kumar, deputy secretary, PMO
Value: 1000/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Vivek Kumar

15. One crockery set
Gifted to Vivek Kumar, deputy secretary, PMO
Value: 2000/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Vivek Kumar

16. One saree
Gifted to  LC Goyal, Union home secretary
Value: 3000/-
Status: Yet to be collected by the recipient

17. One cotton bed-sheet
Gifted to  LC Goyal, Union home secretary
Value: 500/-
Status: Yet to be collected by the recipient

18. One brass
Gifted to LC Goyal, Union home secretary
Value: No commercial value
Status: Yet to be collected by the recipient

19. Box containing red-coloured vase along with its stand tray
Gifted to G Mohan, the then secretary, defence production and now defence secretary
Value:  Rs 3,000
Status: Yet to be collected by the recipient

20. One brass candle stand
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  Rs 4,000
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

21. A blue colour bowl
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  Rs 1,500
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

22. A handcrafted wooden table
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  Rs 4,500
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

23. A vase of silver colour in metal
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  Rs 500
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

24. A model ship
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  Rs 500
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

25. A tiny model of boat
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value:  No commercial value
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

26. One silver coloured vase along with its lid
Gifted to G Mohan, the then secretary, defence production and now defence secretary
Value:  Rs 1,500
Status: Retention/Deposit under process

27. Silver colour frame
Gifted to G Mohan, the then secretary, defence production and now defence secretary
Value:  No commercial value
Status: Retention/Deposit under process

28. A book
Gifted to G Mohan, the then secretary, defence production and now defence secretary
Value:  No commercial value
Status: Retention/Deposit under process

29. One traditional tea set
Gifted to Shambhu S Kumaran, joint secretary (ERS), MEA
Value: 1500/-
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Kumaran

30. One tie
Gifted to Syed Akbaruddin, the then MEA spokesman
Value: 1800/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Akbaruddin

31. One set of a ceramic cup with tea pot
Gifted to Syed Akbaruddin, the then MEA spokesman
Value: 1,000/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Akbaruddin

32. A small silver like metallic souvenir
Gifted to Syed Akbaruddin, the then MEA spokesman
Value: No commercial value
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Akbaruddin

33. One tea set
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 4500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Jaishankar

34. One set of tea pots
Gifted to Sanjeev Kumar Singla, PS to Prime Minister
Value: 1000/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Singla

35. One key chain
Gifted to Sanjeev Kumar Singla, PS to Prime Minister
Value: 500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Singla

36. A book
Gifted to Sanjeev Kumar Singla, PS to Prime Minister
Value: No commercial value
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Singla

37. A tie
Gifted to Sanjeev Kumar Singla, PS to Prime Minister
Value: 1,200/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Singla

38. One ladies Tissot wrist watch
Gifted to Ms Sripriya Ranganathan, JS(BM), MEA
Value: 8500/-
Status: Retention/deposit under process

39. One tea set
Gifted to Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser’
Value: 4500/-
Status: Retention/deposit under process

40. Silver colored decorative plate
Gifted Ms Abhilasha Mahapatra, director (PPP), department of Economy affairs, ministry of finance
Value: No commercial value
Status: Retention/deposit under process

41. A saucer
Gifted to S Jaishankar, foreign secretary
Value: 1000/
Status: Retention/deposit under process

42. A pen
Gifted to Shambhu S Kumaran, joint secretary (ERS), MEA
Value: 500/
Status: Toshakhana returned the gift to Kumaran

43. One memento
Gifted to Mridul Kumar, joint secretary (Gulf), MEA
Value: 1000/-
Status: Retention/deposit under process

2 comments:

  1. interesting how so many foreigners manage to present gifts worth exactly 4500.....

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  2. Good observation.

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