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The very essence of imperialism was bitter rivalry and competition between the different powers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep distance from relatives ?

New President Ram Nath Kovind is reported to have been advised by the then political bosses to keep distance from the large number of relatives. Reason –anybody’s guess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Suresh Prabhu move to Defence Ministry?

There are strong reports that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is moving as Defence Minister in the next reshuffle of Union Council of Ministers.

 

 

 

 

 

Humaare naye President..

I'm doing a bit of gardening when my Neighbor pops his head up and calls out across the hedge.

Neighbor : Hullo Neighbor ...how about a Cuppa and some pow-wow...if you have the time that is ..

Me: Sure....come over ...what will you have ..

N: Coffee ...yeh bhi koyi poochne ki baat hai..

M: (Neighbor comes over and we sit in the Living Room) Welcome...welcome ...did you view President Kovind' s swearing-in..

N: If I saw correctly there was smoke coming out of Sonia's ears...Kovind did not name any Nehru or any Gandhi in his speech...

M: Why a Presstitute has even complained there was too much pomp and pageantry...this lot had no such issues in the past ..

N: And you have Mani 'Motormouth ' Aiyer penning an article welcoming Pranab Da back ..saying Congress would benefit from his experiences..

M: Ha ha... would the ex President of India...ex Commander in Chief ..... like to become a Minion of Sonia again...you think he's forgotten his spat with PC and how the Gandhi's sided with PC...

N: I recall the pics at that time ....Pranab Da looked so full of anger that he could have 'exploded'..

M: I think he will keep an arm's length from Active Politics ...Sonia would be welcome to meet him at his home ...I think he will spend his time reading and penning his Autobiography...which would be a cause of worry for Sonia!

N: What if Sonia dangles bait...we will make you our Presidential candidate if we come to power...

M: Would he like to be a 'truly' rubber stamp Presi  after having been a President with a mind of his own...

N: 6 Congi MPs suspended ...you remember Rajiv too had a Shouting Brigade which went berserk the minute somebody uttered  B....anticipating ...Bofors...

M: Yes now Rahul has his shouting Brigade ...

N: Ahluwalia was a Member of Rajiv's Shouting Brigade ...see how dignified he's become after joining BJP... he was in the wrong Party prior to joining BJP ..

M: In the Valley the locals have not heeded the Bandh call of the Hurriyat ..

N: With choking up of funds ...Hurriyat leaders arrested ...the 'protest managers' don't have the incentive to arrange the Bandh...

M: I think the next step in this game plan should be to make the LOC more impregnable... application of Heron Drones ...Satellites ... more remote controlled guns ...

N: What about China ..

M: When China gets into useless banter/ threats... like they called Doval scheming etc....they are definitely interested in a verbal battle than a physical battle ...

N: They've opened so many fronts ....India ..Bhutan.. Japan......Vietnam...Taiwan ...Burma .....S. Korea....Kazakhstan.....Laos.... Brunei.. . Tajikistan.....Cambodia....Krygztan... Malaysia ....Mongolia.....Afghanistan...why it has a dispute with N. Koreatoo....all in territory issues...

M: That's why they say always choose your friends ... with Pakistan as it's most Friendly Nation... what else can you expect from China ...

N: Garam Hawaa..but one thing.... India should make no provocative statements .... keeping 1962 in mind ....

I see my Neighbor off at the Gate.

Disclaimer:  Satire. Not meant to influence or inform.  With inputs from MSM, SM and Blogs

VJS


 

Who will be new CAG ?  

With the tenure of present CAG S K Sharma, former 1976 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, coming to an end in September, names of possible contenders for the prestigious post have already started doing round in the corridors of power. 

For details Read july issue of WHISPERS IN THE CORRIDORS

DEBATE -

Bureaucrats alone responsible for the mess”
 
The recent conviction of three officers including former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two serving IAS officers — K S Kropha, former Joint Secretary in the Coal Ministry and now Meghalaya Chief Secretary, and K C Samria, then Director in the Coal Ministry and now Joint Secretary in the Minority Affairs Ministry has sent shockwaves among bureaucrats.
 
However the question that arises is that are the bureaucrats alone to be blamed for the mess or the political class should also be held responsible ?
 
whispersinthecorridors.com asked this question - Are the bureaucrats alone to be blamed for the mess ? – and the answer was ‘an emphatic Yes’, though some of them said that the Politicians are equally responsible.

For details see July issue of Whispers In The Corridors

Justice Dipak Mishra to succeed Justice Khehar

In all probability, Justice Dipak Mishra will succeed Justice J S Khehar as Chief Justice of India on August 28. He will be CJI for 14 months.

IAS officer unlikely to be new Secretary General of Rajya Sabha

According to informed sources, an IAS officer is unlikely to succeed Shumsher K Sherrif as Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha when Venkaiah Naidu assumes the office of the Vice President of India.

24 IAS officers facing axe

As many as 24 IAS officers who fared badly and appeared to be non-performers in their service will face severe action. The Government of India has decided either to give them premature retirement or cut their remuneration.

GoI to make third attempt for selection of CMD, ECIL

The Government of India, which failed to select suitable candidate  for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL), for the second time, is expected to re-advertise the post seeking applications from the eligible candidates.

Retirement of HCL CMD K D Diwan approaching

The retirement of K D Diwan as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) is approaching. Santosh Sharma, Director (Operations), HCL, is likely to succeed him.

What about appointment of Nelson as Director, PHL?

What about the appointment of L Nelson, DGM (F&A), ONGC, as Director (Finance, Personnel & Admin), Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) ? His panel was made on September 7 last year for the post lying vacant for a considerable time. Is Panel still valid or scrapped?

 

Will NWC be a reality ?

National Water Commission (NWC) is still at the consideration stage. Ministry of Water Resources has conceptualized the creation of NWC about two years ago. It will replace the existing Central Water Commission (CWC) and Central Ground Water Commission (CWC), It is said that Engineers in the Department are not in favor of new Commission. They allege that the whole exercise is to accommodate a bureaucrat as its Chairman.

Seven DS/Directors posts are vacant in CBEC

Presently seven posts of Dy Secretary/ Directors are vacant in the CBEC. Some more posts are likely to be vacant shortly.

Praveen Prakash gets premature repatriation

Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, has been given premature repatriation to his parent cadre. He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.

No suitable candidate found for Director (Fin), BIRAC

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has failed to find a suitable candidate for the post of Director (Finance), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), at a selection meeting held on July 25, 2017. Three candidates were interviewed for the same. The Board has recommended the Department of Biotechnology to choose an appropriate course of further action for selection. 

Is Yogi not getting support of Bureaucracy?

Yogi Aaditya Nath  seems to be an angry man . At  a programme in Lucknow, the UP CM reportedly lashed out at some bureaucrats for their alleged callous attitude and not delivering on time. He warned them that govt can not tolerate such attitude.   UP govt has transferred about one thousand officers at all levels in the last four months and the govt is still waiting for result.

Uttarakhand doesn’t have IPS officers of 8 batches

Uttarakhand State, which came into existence in 2000, does not have IPS officers of eight batches. According to sources, the cadre is not having IPS officers of 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983,1984,1985 and 1988 batches.

Vidyasagar Koppolu appointed as CVO, NMDC

Vidyasagar Koppolu has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC), Hyderabad. He is a 1996 batch IFS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.

Aditya Kumar Joshi appointed as CVO, Air India Limited

Aditya Kumar Joshi has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Air India Limited (AIL), Delhi. He is a 1989 batch IFS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.

Ajay Mishra appointed as CVO, HUDCO

Ajay Mishra has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IDAS officer.

A James Kurian appointed as CVO, SAIL

A James Kurian has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Delhi. He is 1987 batch IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Ms Mamta Sanjeev Dubey appointed as CVO, IRCON

Ms Mamta Sanjeev Dubey has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON), Delhi. He is a 1986 batch IFS officer of UP cadre.

Khetrabasi Biswal appointed as Additional Secretary, Legislative Department

Khetrabasi Biswal, Joint Secretary, Legislative Department, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Legislative Department.

Bir Singh Negi appointed as CVO, MMTC

Bir Singh Negi has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation Limited (MMTC). He is a 1994 batch IDAS officer.

Ghanshyam Sharma selected as Director (Fin), MECL

Ghanshyam Sharma, Dir (Fin), HNL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on July 25. As many as five persons were interviewed for the same.

Niranjan Kumar Singh’s name proposed for regularization on Hindustan Copper Board

The appointment of Niranjan Kumar Singh, an Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer working as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Mines, as Part-time Non-official Director on the Board of Hindustan Copper Ltd since March 15, 2017 had been proposed to be regularized by the company’s Board.

Two IAS officers from West Bengal empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI

Two IAS officers of 1988 batch from West Bengal: Indevar Pandey and Sayeed Ahmed Baba, have been empanelled for Additional Secretary level posts in Government of India. There are six existing IAS officers of 1988 batch in this cadre.

Ms Neelam Sanghi joins as Joint Secretary, Posts

Ms Neelam Sanghi has assumed the charge of the post of Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Department of Posts. She is a 1989 batch IRAS officer.

Chetan P S Rao appointed Director (FT & TR-I), CBDT

Chetan P S Rao has been appointed as Director (FT & TR-I), CBDT, Department of Revenue. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Harsh Singh appointed as Technical Officer, Tax Research Unit

Harsh Singh has been appointed as Technical Officer Tax Research Unit in the Central Board of Excise and Customs. He is a 2013 batch IRS-CE&CE officer.

One post at HAG+ reduced in IDAS

One post at Higher Administrative Grade (HAG)+ has been reduced in Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) under the Ministry of Defence.

Tewari Ashwini Kumar promoted as CGM in SBI

Tewari Ashwini Kumar has been promoted to the grade of Chief General Manager (CGM) in State Bank of India (SBI).

P Gnanesh appointed as Manager, Melbourne

P Gnanesh, Senior Manager (Commercial) Southern Region, Chennai has been appointed as Manager, Melbourne in Air India.

IAS changes in Goa

Smit Satija  has been appointed as Commissioner of Excise with immediate effect. He is from the AGMUT 2008 batch IAS. Another IAS officer Ravi Jha  has been posted  as Director of Information and Technology and Managing Director of Info Tech Corporation.

Dr Arbind Prasad joins as Chairperson, JSERC

Dr Arbind Prasad has taken over the charge as Chairperson, Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC). He is a 1980 batch retired IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

Raj Kumar takes over as DG, ESIC

Raj Kumar has taken over the charge as Director General, Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

Saurabh Shukla appointed as PS to Arun Jaitley

Saurabh Shukla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister. He is a 2005 batch IA &AS officer. 

Sanjeev Nayyar selected as Dir (SB), GRSE

CMDE Sanjeev Nayyar, WPS, in the Ministry of Defence , has been selected for the post of Director (Shipbuilding), Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on July 26. As many as six persons were interviewed for the same

Two IPS officers promoted to STS in AP

Two 2013 batch officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) have been promoted to the Senior Time Scale in Andhra Pradesh.

14 officers of UP awarded IFS cadre

The following officers of the State Forest Service of Uttar Pradesh cadre have been appointed into the Indian Forest Service. They are: Rajiv Kumar Singh, Ram Prakash Singh, Arvind Kumar, Mahendra Pratap Singh, Manoj Khare, Bharat Lal, Govind Sharan, Ramesh Chandra, Vishnu Kant Mishra, Kailash Prakash, Yagyeshwer Prasad Shukla, Akhilesh Pandey, Uma Shankar Dohre and Surit Kumar Saxena.

Two IPS officers promoted to STS in Andhra Pradesh

Adnan Nayeem Asmi and Aishwarya Rastogi have been promoted to the Senior Time Scale of Indian Police Service (IPS).

Three IAS officers get new postings in J&K

Ms Sarita Chauhan has been appointed as Chairman, J&K Special Tribunal while Simrandeep Singh was posted as Chairman, Services Selection Board and Ms Sushma Chauhan has been posted as Director, Urban Local Bodies, Jammu.

Three IAS officers get new postings in Haryana

Amit Jha has been appointed as Principal Secretary, Health with additional charge of Advisor, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Board while Shrikant Walgad was given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Board and Mukul Kumar has been given the additional charge of Additional Chief Executive Officer, Haryana Saraswati Heritage Board.

HAL Chief Manger sentenced

Manda Varaprasad Rao, then, Chief Manager (IMM), LCA-LSP Division, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd(HAL), Bangalore, has been sentenced to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 10 lakh on found guilty of acquiring disproportionate assets.

CONCOR targets to open 100 new Terminals by 2020

Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) is targetting to open a total of 100 new Terminals by 2020. V Kalyana Rama is the CMD of CONCOR.

GAIL CMD B C Tripathi launches Project ‘Pankh’

With the objective of nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship among Indians as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, GAIL (India) Ltd, CMD B C Tripathi has launched a Start-up initiative titled ‘Pankh’ to identify and promote innovative ventures.

EIL CMD Sanjay Gupta to hold addl. charge of Dir (Fin.) for three months

Sanjay Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director of Engineers India Ltd (EIL) to hold additional charge as Director (Finance) of the company for a period of three months from August 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017.

Three Independent Directors re-appointed on GIC Housing Finance Board

B Chakrabarti, M K Garg and A V Murlidharan have been re-appointed as Independent Directors of GIC Housing Finance Ltd.

Gopal Vittal re-appointed as MD & CEO (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Ltd

Gopal Vittal has been re-appointed  as Managing Director & CEO (India and South Asia) of Bharti Airtel Ltd for a period of five years w.e.f. February 1, 2018.

Suthankar re-appointed as Dy. MD of HDFC Bank

Paresh Suthankar has been re-appointed as Deputy Managing Director of HDFC Bank.

Bharucha re-appointed as ED of HDFC Bank

Kaizad Bharucha has been re-appointed as Executive Director of HDFC Bank.

Nair appointed as Independent Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company

R K Nair has been appointed as Independent Director of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Chandrasekaran is Addl. Director of Tata Global Beverages Ltd

N Chandrasekaran has been appointed as Additional Director of Tata Global Beverages Ltd.

Iyer re-appointed as Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd

Ramesh Iyer has been re-appointed as Director of Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.

Harris is Non Exec. Director of International Paper APPM Ltd

International Paper APPM Limited has appointed Russell V Harris as Non- Executive Director of the company.

Chellappa quits as CFO of International Paper APPM Ltd

Badrinath Chellappa has quit as Chief Financial Officer of International Paper APPM Limited .

Rangaraj quits as CFO of TVS Srichakra Ltd

K P Rangaraj has quit as Chief Financial Officer of TVS Srichakra Limited.

Mrs Raje is Independent Director of Kokuyo Camlin Ltd

Mrs Aparna Piramal Raje has been appointed as Independent Director of Kokuyo Camlin Limited.

Goenka re-appointed as Director of RPG Life Sciences Ltd

RPG Life Sciences Ltd has re-appointed H V Goenka as Director of the company.

Mrs Gopinath re-appointed as Non Exec. Chairperson of HDFC Bank

Mrs Shyamala Gopinath has been re-appointed as Non Executive Chairperson of HDFC Bank Ltd.

Gopakumar appointed as MD & CEO of GIC Housing Finance Ltd

S. Gopakumar has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of GIC Housing Finance Ltd.

FORUM

IDAS officers should start from SAG

I believe all IDAS officers should rather start from SAG scale. As such they have so important role in holding back any proposal by defence forces and encourage rampant corruption in the present day vendor system. Kudos to you guys. Plz ensure that now defence forces are made to cry for penny.

Anshul

 

DATE WITH RTI

Withdrawing the appeals filed before the CIC

 

The services of the appellant along with two others were terminated from the Central University Jharkhand (CUJ) by its Second Executive Council vide Resolution dated 14.09.2013. This group of terminated employees of CUJ together with others had been making complaints to various authorities seeking to declare the constitution of 2nd Executive council as illegal. They had together filed around 450 RTI applications (online) and 400 appeals (online) under RTI Act, 2005. All these applications sought information on alleged corruption in the CUJ, Constitution of Second Executive Council (EC) of the CUJ, amendment to the statute relating to EC, fund release to the CUJ etc. The appellant informed the Commission that he had been reinstated and he did not have any complaint against the CUJ. He further stated that the CUJ authorities had taken proactive steps to provide him the information that he sought and requested the Commission to allow him to withdraw all his appeals listed to be heard on 20.04.2017. The CIC allowed him to withdraw the appeals.

 
Comments
 
IThe case highlights how the RTI Act has been used by an employee to get his job back. There is nothing illegally in allowing withdrawal of appeal, however, it is prone to misuse. In cases such as these where the appellant requests for withdrawal of appeal, the CIC should direct putting the reply on the website of the public authority and make it public.
 
Citation:Shri Kumar Pankaj Anand v. Ministry of Human Resource Development in CIC/SA/A/2015/901302/MP, Date of Decision: 08th June, 2017
 

Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is the co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION – LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India - Right to Information Act 2005- RTI Foundation of India

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