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Earlier-40 percent protocol, 40 per cent tea - alcohol and rest Foreign
Now-40 percent protocol-no alcohol, ten percent tea and rest is Narendra
Chhattisgarh is now role model for Uttar Pradesh
With many of the reforms introduced under the National Food Security
Act being already modeled on PDS reforms implemented in Chhattisgarh,
it is now the turn of Uttar Pradesh to follow suit with Yogi Adityanath
having said in Gorakhpur the other day that they will follow Chhattisgarh
pattern. They are sending a team to Chhattisgarh to study the ingredients
of the system. Chhattisgarh government led by Chief Minister Raman Singh,
it may be pointed out here, has introduced a series of major reforms
to the delivery and procurement of PDS food grains. Chhattisgarh government's
PDS reforms have been lauded time and again for effecting a dramatic
improvement in PDS performance in the state so much so that even the
Supreme Court has once observed that why Chhattisgarh could not serve
as a model for the rest of the country.These reforms are widely believed
to be responsible for the state's success in improving the distribution
of food grains through PDS.
Now "Margdarshak Mandal" in Reliance
Grapevine has it that "Margdarshak Mandal" is being set up
in Mukesh Ambani run Reliance Group of Industries. Old hands in the
Group are expected to be part of "Margdarshak Mandal". It
means new faces would replace the old faces.
Law Commission to examine hate speeches
Supreme Court of India had asked the Law Commission of India to examine
if it deems proper to define hate speech and make recommendations to
the Parliament to strengthen the Election Commission to curb the menace
of "hate speeches" irrespective of, whenever made. The Law
Commission has undertaken a study of laws restricting hate speeches
Pseudo ronna dhonna...
One of my college friend's is a Pseudo to the core. Today its his treat
and he takes me to a Cafe in CP ...that has the facade of a ordinary
Tea Shop but where exclusivity is the password and prices are sky high.
Over Cutting Chai and Aloo and pyaaz ......and a few Broccoli and Babycorn
.....called Fried Healthy Fritters ......actually just Pakodas ...we
Friend: So now India is going to be a Hindu Rashtra...imagine making
a Swami ...who is rabidly pro Hindu Rashtra ...as the CM of India's
largest State ...
Me: Oye Moron did not know you attend meetings of the Looten's Gang...where
are you in the hierarchy..
F:You too come from a minority ..you should be trembling in your pants..
M: Used to tremble when Congress was in power ...but since Modi took
over trembling stopped....yes I worry forPunjab ..where a Congress Government
has taken over...but as its being billed as Amrinder di Sarkaar
..my worries have gone down... his swan-song term....he would stave
off any games High Command would like to play in Punjab...hope you remember
the devious games I Gandhi played in Punjab..
F: See this guy Yogi has already started targeting Muslims in UP..
M: Let us take his decisions ...first 3 days in Office.. 216 Illegal
slaughterhouses sealed....mind you illegal..
800 Eve teasers held...
Pan Masala banned in Government Offices, all Officials coming on time.
Surprise visits by CM....
SIT formed to probe Agra expressway funding..
Cops checking every booth to prevent drunken driving...
Cleanliness drives in several public places....MLAs visiting all schools
& other important places of their constituency, asking if actions
are required on an urgent basis....show me one decision where Muslims
have been targeted...
F: Iconic Tunday Kebabs closed down..
M:Donkey...just shut shop for an hour ..maybe to regularize/juggle the
meat procurements... my guess... for the temporary closure ..
F: Nutjob...what about subsidy for Mansarovar Yatra...1 lac per Pilgrim...
M: Have you guys ever questioned the Haj Subsidy!
F: But why the hell a Yogi..
....administratively unspoiled but has experience of Governance as he
is a 5 time MP..go getting ...they say Modi wanted Sinha as CM
...but he was convinced by others to opt for Yogi because of the qualities
I've enumerated...the feedback from the ground favored Yogi...BJP is
a Democratic Party....this bogey of Hindu Rashtra has been raised by
Lootens Gang and fanned by its Civil Society foot soldiers...
F:Wait and watch how Kejri whips BJP's hind in Delhi MC elections...
M: Ha ha...so this is the next hope of the Lootens lot...and by the
way ...can the MC bring down PT to 0 ....and wipe out arrears ...as
per Mr KS Mehra, a former Commissioner of unified MCD quoted in a Leading
Newspaper - "It is not possible to waive property tax from residential
properties unless an Amendment is made in the Delhi Municipal Corporation
Act 1957 which can be done in the Parliament only...2/3rd majority vote".
F: And for your info RaGa is back ...he's not run away...
M: That's depressing news for Congis ..now a Khadcha of Gandhis too
has come out and complained..RaGa takes too long to decide...
F: RaGa is our hope..
M: Good ...means your hope is hopeless...
We then get talking about our College days. The Tab for Chai Pakodas
Disclaimer: Satire. Not meant to influence or inform. With inputs
from MSM, SM and Blogs
Total 50 to 60 IAS officers to be empanelled
Highly placed sources said that in the event of empanelment of 1984
and 1985 batch IAS officers to the rank of Secretary in the Government
of India simultaneously, 55 to 60 officers are expected to be empanelled.
Harinder Rao to be GM Eastern Railway ?
In all probability, Harinder Rao will be General Manager of the Eastern
Railways in place of Ghanshyam Singh. He is presently CEE South Eastern
Ruchi Ghanshyam yet to join MEA
Indian Ambassador to South Africa Ruchi Ghanshyam is yet to join the
MEA as Secretary (West). She is 1982 batch IFS officer.
GoI yet to appoint full time DG, CRPF
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is headless since incumbent K Durga
Prasad, Director General of Central Reserve Police Force, retired on
February 28, 2017. Sudeep Lakhtakia IPS, Additional Director General,
is presently holding an additional charge of DG.
Lata Manoj Kumar is new DIG, ACB in CBI
Ms Lata Manoj Kumar is new DIG, Anti Corruption Bureau, in the CBI.
She is 2000 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.
Garg relieved to Join BARC
Rakesh Garg, Additional Director, ED has been relieved from his post
to join Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC). He is an IRS,IT officer.
Bharne to go to Maharashtra
Nilesh Anand Bharne, a 2005 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand, is going
on deputation to Maharashtra. He is likely to be relieved soon by the
Oberai in a fix !
Dr. Madan Mohan Oberai, a 1992 batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer is in a
fix these days. He is in CBI and was posted to INTERPOL at Singapur
as CBI officer. After completion of his tenure, he has been transferred
to his parent cadre and posted in Delhi Police . But now it is said
that CBI is not relieving him and therefore he is unable to join his
new place of posting.
JCA meeting postponed
Joint Cadre Authority (JCA) meeting, which was scheduled for March 22,
has been postponed. New date would be announced later. JCA considers
the AGMUT cadre IAS and IPS officers transfer and posting.
CBEC is now CBIC, to implement GST
Reorganisation of the field formations of the Central Board of Excise
& Customs (CBEC) for the implementation of Goods & Services
Tax (GST) has been approved. The existing formations of Central Excise
& Service Tax under the CBEC have been re-organised to implement
and enforce the provisions of the proposed Goods & Services Tax
Laws. The CBEC is being renamed as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes
& Customs (CBIC) which will have 21 Zones, 101 GST Tax payer Services
Commissionerates comprising 15 sub-Commissionerates, 768 Divisions,
3969 Ranges, 49 Audit Commissionerates and 50 Appeals Commissionerates.
This will ensure rendering of taxpayer services to all the taxpayers
through an indirect tax administration structure, having pan-India presence.
V Sriram is also in race for CMD, IRCTC ?
V Sriram, Director (CS), IRCTC, is whispered to be in the race for the
post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering &
Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC).
Who will be new CMD, BCCL ?
No Board Member appears to be eligible for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing
Director, Bharat Coking Corporation Limited (BCCL). The GM level candidates
from BCCL and candidates from other PSUs are said to be applying for
S P Gathoo yet to get extension as Directoe
S P Gathoo, Director, Human Resources, Bharat Petroleum Corporation
Limited, is yet to get extension upto October 31, 2017. A proposal regarding
extension is lying stuck with the Government of India.
Awasthy to join as PS to Yogi this week ?
Awanish Awasthy is all set to join as Principal Secretary to Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi this week. He is 1987 batch IAS officer
of UP cadre.
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited soon to be Boardless
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (RCF) is going to Boardless
with its two Board members Suresh Warior Director Finance and C M T
Britto Director Technical retiring this year. The posts of CMD and Director
Marketing are already lying vacant.
V P Singh appointed Director, M/o Urban Development, Delhi
Vinay Pratap Singh has been appointed as Director, Ministry of Urban
Development, Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IDSE officer.
NHB gets two Non-official Directors
Dr Charan Singh and Kamalkishore C Jani have been appointed as Non-official
Directors on the Board of National Housing Bank (NHB) for a period of
18 officers of IP&DA and FS promoted to
As many as 18 officers of Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service
have been promoted to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG). They are:
Kamal Kapoor, Dhaktode N Shaymsunder, alvakonda Manohar Rao, D Sai Amutha
Devi, Aprajit Sharma, Rajeev Kandpal, Rajesh Kumar Pathak, Shivendu
Gupta, Vijendra Narain Tandon, Vijay Kumar, Satish Kumar, Chitranjan
Pradhan, Sapna Pramod, Rajendra Prasad, Tara Chand S, Yashashri Shukla,
Dinesh Singh, Jaini, Rakesh Kumar Gupta.
Four officers of IP&DA and FS get proforma promotion to SAG
Four officers of Indian P & T Accounts and Finance Service, who
are on central deputation, have been given proforma promotion to the
Senior Administrative Service (SAG). They are: Rajeev Prakash in the
Ministry of Tribal Affairs; Brajesh Singh in East Delhi, Municipal Corporation;
Kavita Singh in Department of Health and Family Welfare and Pradeep
Kumar in the Ministry of Defence.
Dr Sandeep Dave gets proforma promotion to Apex Scale in Karnataka
Dr Sandeep Dave, Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure, Ministry
of Finance, Government of India, has been accorded promotion to the
Apex Scale in Karnataka. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Karnataka
M Lakshminarayana promoted to Apex Scale in Karnataka
M Lakshminarayana has been appointed promoted to Apex Scale in Karnataka.
He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.
Mandal is now in Cabinet Secretariat
Soumitra Mandal (Staff No.21176),ITS has been appointed for Direct Benefit
Transfer(DBT) Mission,Cabinet Secretariat. He was earleir working in
Prakash Chandra Singh Negi appointed as Deputy Director, DGA, New Delhi
Prakash Chandra Singh Negi, Deputy Accountant General (A&E), in
the office of Accountant General (A&E),Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar,
has been transferred and posted as Deputy Director (Rep), in the office
of Director General of Audit, Defence Services, New Delhi. He is a 2012
batch IA&AS officer.
Dr Dwarika Prasad Uniyal appointed as Independent Director, BCL
Dr Dwarika Prasad Uniyal has been appointed as Non-official Independent
Director on the Board of BCL.
First D. Litt in Law in MP to Dr. Mamta Rao
Dr.Mamta Rao, Associate Professor (Law), Jabalpur University was conferred
Post Doctoral Degree, D.Litt.( Law) by the Governor of Madhya Pradesh
for her work titled, Protecting the Whistleblowers- A Comparative Study
of Laws in India, U.S and U.K. This is the first D.Litt.( Law) in M.P.
Dr Mamta is an eminent author of books on Constitutional Law, Public
Interest Litigation, Legal Aid and Lok Adalat, Consumer Protection and
Law relating to Women & Children.
Three IPS officers shifted in Karnataka (UPDATED)
Three senior IPS officers have been shifted in Karnataka. Accordingly,
Amrit Paul has been appointed as IG, Intelligence, Bengaluru while Umesh
Kumar was posted as IG, Administration, Bengaluru and N Satheesh Kumar
is Director, Personnel and Environment, Karnataka State Road Transport
Kacker is Independent Director of PTC India
PTC India Limited has appointed Rakesh Kacker, IAS (Retd.) as Independent
Director of the company.
Gupta is CFO of Nitin Castings Ltd
Nitin Castings Ltd has appointed Murlidhar Gupta as Chief Financial
Officer of the company.
Sen is Independent Addl. Director of Ramchandra Leasing and Finance
Ramchandra Leasing and Finance Ltd has appointed Bharat Sen as an Independent
Additional Director of the company.
Jayaraman is CS of Arihant Foundations &
Arihant Foundations & Housing Limited has appointed Ms Meenakshi
Jayaraman as Company Secretary of the company.
Kothari quits as Independent Director of IDream
Film Infrastructure Company Ltd
Lalitkumar Kothari has quit as Independent Director of IDream Film Infrastructure
Ms Choudhary is Addl. Director of Jayshree
Jayshree Chemicals Ltd has appointed Ms Sindhubala Choudhary as Additional
Director of the company.
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While BJP won more seats in UP, but CM, A N Yogi did not contest and
is not a MLA. So where is the question of People's Mandate ? He has
been thrust upon the people by High Command of BJP .This is not democracy.
Democracy in real sense
Democracy in real sense as said by Lincoln is For the people, By the
people and of the people. But never happens. It is a Dream Project which
is never true and up to winning elections.
NGT and Pollution norms entering in petty issues like ban on slaughter
house, Consumption of liquor etc. will slow down growth.
It was legal earlier and part of food and main attraction of tourism
and employed crores citizen. Over dose of any thing is bad. Illegal
could have been legalized.
Employment will be badly hit and rehabilitation will be another problem.
DATE WITH RTI
Service records for the period 1980 to 1986
The appellant sought information regarding his adhoc appointment
in NDMC from 22.03.1980 to 16.03.1986. He appealed to CIC claiming
that the records pertaining to his service on adhoc basis w.e.f.
22.03.1980 to 16.03.1986 were not made available to him, thereby
causing impediments in grant of higher pay allowance/ terminal
benefits, which are otherwise due to him. The PIO stated that
no records prior to regular absorption of the appellant in year
1986 are available in his personal file. The appellant drew the
attention of the Commission towards copies of orders of initial
adhoc appointment and subsequent extensions thereafter. The CIC
directed the PIO to certify as to whether the appellant worked
with NDMC on adhoc basis from 1980-86 with/without break or not.
With the advent of the RTI Act, many public authorities are finding
it difficult to respond to applications due to poor record keeping
practice. With the increasing reliance of public and its own employees
on the RTI Act to gather basic material for grievance redressal,
improving the record maintenance should be high on priority of
all public organisations.
Citation: Shri S P Singh v. New Delhi
Municipal Council in F. No.CIC/YA/A/2016/001756
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