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A man must always be joyful. When joy goes seek your mistake.

Who can work with Modi ?

It is now widely known that everyone can't work with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Now the question is that who can work with Modi ? Those in the know of things say that only one who has no agenda can work with him.

Manohar Parrikar fighting for survival

Manohar Parrikar with 13 MLAs is now fighting for survival. All the MLAs supporting his government are too much demanding.

Mystery behind spate of special flights to Arunachal Pradesh after Demonetisation ?

What is the mystery behind spate of special flights to Arunachal Pradesh after Demonetisation ? There were reportedly two dozen special flights to the state during the period in question.

12 lost security because of Wadra's mother

As many as 12 important persons have lost security cover because of Maureen Wadra mother of Robert and mother in law of Priyanka Gandhi. Those whose security cover has been withdrawn belongs to Cong, BJP, AAP and some retired Bureaucrats.

Kudos Gogoi
Very rightly Major Gogoi awarded by Army!!
And as usual 'Hai tobba' from an Army that's Barmy!

Barmy Army comprises of Presstitutes and Pseudos!
As Civil Society and Journos they pose!!

Paresh Rawal was abs right in what he said!!
The usual lot are seeing red!!

She's just penned a book but craves to be in the News!
Paki Media always headlines her views!

Misa's CA has been arrested by ED!!
For entries that look seedy!

8000 crores is a humongous figure!!
And some now say the figure could be bigger!!

All this allegedly must have been done when Laloo held sway!
We know during UPA days he had his way!

The circumstances have diametrically changed now!!
Now ED .. CBI... IT he can no longer cow!!

Of course like PC he will call this as pressure tactics to silence him!!!
Recall the old modified Bihari hymn!

Jabh takk rahe ga samose mein aloo!!
In Chalooness at number 1 position will be Laloo!

In Punjab power woes!!
Even in Cities for 2-3 hours power goes!

And Amrinder wanted to export power!!
Then toh Punjab would get power for only 1 hour!

His unique way of reducing Power Bills!
And by the way he spends more time in the Hills!!

Punjabis missing AD-BJP Sarkaar already!
For a thrashing in 2019 LS election Congress should be ready!

Madam must be hopping mad!!
Amrinder in his way said Maj Gogoi's a brave and ingenious Lad!!

Kejri ka dimaag dekho..he tweets he will be doing a surprise check!!
Something is really wrong in his Upper Deck!!

All of a sudden he's concerned about Hospitals in Delhi!!
Of course his 'nakli' concerns will be shown on the Telly!!

Media wants a share of his ad splurge!!!!
He can cause in their ad revenues a upsurge!!

Scindia is hopeful RaGa will lead Congress to victory in 2019 election!!
General perception is RaGa's responsible for Congress's rejection!!

Scindia knows he's clutching at straws!!!
And straws too will disappear as nearer 2019 poll draws!!

Confucius says ...soon this National Party will become a Regional one!!
All because of a Mummy's Moh for her son!!

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



The 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 ?
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Will Jai Priye Prakash be new Secretary DoPT ?

Will Secretary - Department of Pharmaceuticals, Jai Priye Prakash succeed B P Sharma on July 1 as Secretary Department of Personnel. 1982 batch Assam Meghalaya cadre IAS officer Prakash has served in DoPT and Cabinet Secretariat. He would retire only in June 2019.

Sanjeev Ranjan will be youngest Secretary in GoI !

Sanjeev Ranjan empanelled for holding Secretary level posts in Government of India will be the youngest IAS officer to hold Secretary level post on central deputation. Ranjan, who is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre, may render his service as Secretary in Government of India for around six years.

PESB to hold interviews continuously till May 31, 2017

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) Chairman Sanjay Kothari is reported to be holding interviews continuously till May 31, 2017 for the various posts in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

Prasad is Chief Spokesperson, MHA ?

In a sudden move, Ashok Prasad, former Secretary (Internal Security) has been given responsibility of Chief Spokesperson, MHA. A 1979 batch AP cadre IPS officer was also DGP, J & K. According to sources he has been given responsibility to brief media on important issues related to MHA

Two IPS officers likely to return to parent cadre MP in May

Two IPS officers, who are working as Chief Vigilance Officer, are expected to return to their parent cadre Madhya Pradesh in May this year. A 1996 batch MP cadre IPS officer, Ms C K Deshmukh, Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Del is completing her one year tenure on 23 May while K P Venkateshwar Rao, Chief Vigilance Officer in Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL), Singarauli, will be returning to the parent cadre on May 31, 2017. He is a 1995 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

1982 batch IAS officers to fight legal battle for Kropha

This is called batchmate fraternity. 1982 batch IAS officers have set up a fund to fight legal battle for Meghalaya Chief Secretary K S Kropha who has been convicted in coal scam case. The verdict has come barely six months before Kropha's retirement.

Gangadhar Panda to remain as First Secretary, ITOU, Washington DC

Gangadhar Panda will remain as First Secretary, ITOU, at Indian Embassy in Washington DC, USA. His orders to pre-mature repatriation have been cancelled by the Government of India. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Rajveer Singh Verma appointed as Joint Secretary, Legal Affairs

Rajveer Singh Verma has been appointed as Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser under the Department of Legal Affairs.

Rajiv Mani appointed as Joint Secretary, Legal Affairs

Rajiv Mani has been appointed as Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser under the Department of Legal Affairs.

1995 batch IAS officers promoted to Chief Secretary grade in Kerala

Four IAS officers belonging to 1985 batch have been promoted to Chief Secretary grade in Kerala. They are: Dr Inder Jit Singh, Subrata Biswas, Dr Ajay Kumar and Rajeev Sadanandran.

255 IAS officers from UP not filed IPRs

As many as 255 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from Uttar Pradesh cadre have not submitted Immovable Property Returns (IPRs).

Four IAS officers of 1984 batch from Maharashtra empanelled for Secretary/Secy equivalent posts

Four IAS officers out of total eight of 1984 batch from Maharashtra cadre have been empanelled for Secretary and Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India.

Two IAS officers of 1985 batch from Karnataka empanelled for Secretary/Secy equivalent posts

Two IAS officers out of total eight of 1985 batch from Karnataka cadre have been empanelled for Secretary and Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India.

Chhattisgarh gets record IPS officers

In the cadre review, Chhattisgarh has been allotted more IPS officers. The state will now have 142 IPS officers instead of present 103.

Three GIC officials promoted as GM

Three officials of General Insurance Corporation (GIC) have been promoted as General Managers. Those promoted are D T V Sastri, Prasad Deepak and Devesh Srivastava.

Sanjiv Singh to join as Chairman, IOCL on June 1

Sanjiv Singh, Director (Refineries), IOCL, will be joining as Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on June 1, 2017. He will succeed present incumbent B Ashok retiring on May 31, 2017.

No suitable candidate found for CMD, HIL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has failed to find suitable candidate for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) at the selection meeting held on May 23, 2017. The Board, which interviewed four candidates, recommended that the Government should choose an appropriate course of further action for selection.

PESB to hold interviews for CMD, PDIL on May 26

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is reported to be holding interviews for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Projects and Development India Limited (PDIL) on May 26, 2017.

PESB to hold interviews for CMD, POSOCO on May 25, 2017

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is reported to be holding interviews for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) on May 25, 2017. The PSU is Boardless for a long time. Presently, there is no Director and CMD on the board.

Some IES officers promoted to HAG

Some officers belonging to Indian Economic Service (IES) have been promoted to the grade of Higher Administrative Grade (HAG).

Some IES officers promoted to SAG

Some officers belonging to Indian Economic Service (IES) have been promoted to the grade of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG).

Air India's new Independent Director

Syed Zafar Islam has been appointed as non-official Independent Director on the Board of Air India Limited (AIL) for a period of three years.

Air Marshal Sachdeva joins Southern Air Command

Air Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva has taken over as Senior Air Staff Officer, Headquarters, Southern Air Command.

Rajiv Manjhi posted to Ministry of Health

Rajiv Manjhi, Director, has been posted to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in Government of India.

Two IES officers given new postings

V L V S S Subba Rao has been appointed as Additional Development Commissioner in the office of MSME, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises while K M M Alimalmigothi was posted as Economic Adviser, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion in Government of India. Both are 1985 batch IES officers.

E Mhonbemo Patton appointed as Accountant General, Kohima

Upon return from deputation, E Mhonbemo Patton has been posted as Accountant General (A&E), Nagaland, Kohima. He is a 1992 batch IA&AS officer.

Reshuffle of IPS officers in MP

As many as seven IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Ashok Awasthy has been appointed as ADG, Training, PHQ, Bhopal while K Baburao was made ADG, Private Security Agency, PHQ, Bhopal and D P Gupta is IG, Railway. Similarly, Mrs Meenakshi has been appointed as IG, Administration, PHQ, Bhopal; Vivek Sharma as Secretary, Home; Anshuman Yadav as IG, SAF, Training/Campaign, PHQ and Rakesh Gupta was appointed as IG, SAF range, Indore.

Manish Shankar Sharma promoted as ADGP, Homeguard

Manish Shankar Sharma has been appointed as Additional Director General of Police, Disaster Management, Homeguard, Bhopal, after promotion to the grade of ADGP. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

D C Sagar promoted as ADGP, Technical Services, PHQ

D C Sagar has been appointed as Additional Director General of Police, Technical Services, PHQ, Bhopal after promotion to the grade of ADGP. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

Deputation tenure of G G Mitra extended

The deputation tenure of G G Mitra as Joint Director, Fertilizers Industrial Coordination Committee (FICC) under the Department of Fertilizers till June 8, 2017.

Tenure of Prof Gautam Sinha as Director, IIM, Kashipur extended

The tenure of Prof Gautam Sinha, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kashipur has been extended for a period of six months.

V Murugaiyan appointed as Director (Fin), BHAVINI

V Murugaiyan has been appointed as Director (Finance) in the Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), at Kalpakkam near Chennai. He is a 1989 batch IP &TA &FS officer.

Prem Narayan appointed as DDG, UIDAI

Prem Narayan has been appointed as Deputy Director General (DDG) at the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Headquarter, New Delhi. He is a 1990 batch IRSS officer.

Dr Chindi Vasudevappa appointed as VC, NIFTEM, Sonepat

Dr Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture & Horticulture Science, Shimoga has been appointed as Vice-chancellor, National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (NIFTEM), Sonepat, Harayana.

Ashutosh Jain appointed as DG, DMEO, NITI Aayog

Ashutosh Jain has been appointed as Director General in the Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office (DMEO), NITI Aayog, New Delhi on deputation basis. He is a 1993 batch ITS officer.

Dr Shyam Sundar Pattnaik appointed as Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh

Dr Shyam Sundar Pattnaik, Vice Chancellor, Biju Patnaik University of Technology, has been appointed as Director, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh.

Dr H Srinivas appointed as DG, VVGNLI

Dr H Srinivas has been appointed as Director General, V V Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), NOIDA. He is an Indian Railway Personnel Service officer.

Post of Janaradhan as IG, Balaghat upgraded to ADGP grade after promotion

The post of G Janaradhan as Inspector General of Police, Balaghat range has been upgraded to the Additional Director General of Police grade after promotion. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

A K Singh promoted as ADGP, Vigilance PHQ

A K Singh has been appointed as Additional Director General of Police, Vigilance, PHQ, Bhopal after promotion to ADGP grade. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

Harleen Gauba transferred as RM(P&IR), Zo, LIC, Kolkata

Harleen Gauba, Secretary,OBMN ,Kolkata on promotion to the cadre of Zonal manager has been transferred as RM(P&IR), Zo, LIC, Kolkata.

S K Mishra appointed as Adviser(Infra), Railway Board

Sushant Kumar Mishra has been appointed as Adviser (Infrastructure), Railway Board. He is an IRTS officer.

Kemmu M K transferred as RM(P&GS),Zo, LIC, Kolkata

Kemmu M K, Secretary(CLIA),Co,Mumbai on promotion to the cadre of Zonal Manager has been transferred as RM(P&GS),Zo, LIC, Kolkata.

Jois Jayaram Krishnachar appointed as DGM, Corp Centre, SBI, Navi Mumbai

Jois Jayaram Krishnachar presently in Corporate Centre, Navi Mumbai, has been appointed as DGM, GITC, IT, Corporate Centre in State Bank of India, Navi Mumbai.

Mrs Veena Balwant Parchure appointed as DGM, SBIICM, SBI, Hyderabad

Mrs Veena Balwant Parchure, presently in IT Department, Corporate Centre, Navi Mumbai, has been transferred as DGM, SBIICM, in State Bank of India, Hyderabad.

DoPT seeks applications for Director, SAARC Secretariat

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is seeking applications for the post of Director in SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal at Director level for a period of three years.

Two IRSME officers transferred

Two officers belonging to Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) have been transferred to different places. Accordingly, Amandeep Kapoor has been transferred to South Central Railway while N S Kannan was transferred to Rail Wheel Factory.

Steel Minister highlights achievements of ministry (UPDATED)
The Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh addressed a press conference on achievements of the Steel Ministry during 3 Years of NDA Government in New Delhi. He said that the Indian steel industry is at the cusp of another significant milestone by becoming the second largest stainless steel producer in the world, leaving behind Japan. Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the steel sector is only an example of all-round development in India under PM Modi ji's leadership. On May 3 this year the Cabinet under Prime Minister Modi approved two policies of the steel ministry and we are working on their implementation. We are very confident that steel sector will become more vibrant and dynamic after the 'National Steel Policy 2017' and 'Policy for preference to domestically manufactured iron & steel products in government procurement' becomes effective. The roadmap to implement the new policies will be finalized in the next six months to one year. Speaking of the SPU REVIVAL, he said that the three Steel Processing Units, Jagdishpur in UP, Bettiah in Bihar and Kangra in Himachal Pradesh are going to be operationalized within the next one year. This involves an investment of Rs. 500 crores. These units will produce value-added products like crash barriers, black pipes, TMT bars or GC sheets. Special Purpose Vehicle Route has been adopted by the Government of India for creation of Greenfield steel capacity in May 2015. The Process for the same was initiated in four states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Karnataka. Talking of Zero Waste Production, the Steel Minister said that a 120 MW power plant was inaugurated in April 2017 at RINL Vishakhapatnam using the waste gases of the steel plant. The Huge Fine dumps, waste slag, slime etc. from steel plants need to be utilized by using innovative techniques for Pelletisation of fines, slag-cement for slag towards a Clean & Green Steel Sector in India. The Ministry of Steel & UNDP have worked for energy conservation in 300 secondary steel units. Plans are to upscale to 1000 secondary steel units. This would reduce CO2 emissions, roughly equal to taking all passenger cars off Delhi's roads, Chaudhary Singh added. Birender Singh said that Steel industry needs to go for a paradigm shift and move from semi-finished/crude steel to value-added steel. This will lead to better margins and improve competitiveness. "We are hopeful that SAIL & Arcelor Mittal would soon formalize the Joint Venture for production of automotive-grade steel. This will be a big step-forward under the Prime Minister's Make in India Programme" Singh added. Enlisting new Schemes for Secondary Steel Producers in 2017-18, he said that the steel ministry will rate the ranking of Top-50 Secondary Steel/Smart Producers and awards will for best performing plants in secondary steel sector solely on the criterion of their products of BIS standards and cost effectiveness. The Minister also announced the institution of Best Steel Structures Awards for best steel structures in PMAY (Rural and Urban), building projects, and roads made with steel reinforced cement concrete and other extraordinary structures using steel in abundance. Chaudhary Birender Singh said that the GST regime is good for Steel Team as Goods & Services Tax Rates and Slabs for raw materials like iron ore, manganese, coal etc. is in the bracket of 5 %. Semi-finished and unfinished goods is in 18 % bracket. Steel industry will see a reduction in the input cost for steel making with the GST implementation.

Call for Aerospace manufacturing policy for India (UPDATED)

Dr RK Tyagi, former chairman HAL and mentor - director Defence Innovators and industry Association (DIIA) called for a further effective Aerospace manufacturing policy for India. While welcoming the recent policy on 'Strategic Partnership' announced by Jaitly, the defence minister of India, he stated that allowing manufacturing of single - engine fighter aircraft and Helicopters under this category will lead to higher technological capabilities of Aerospace manufacturing sector. He was speaking on the occasion of national seminar organized by CII and Indian Air force jointly at New Delhi on 23rd may 2017 on the theme 'MAKE in INDIA for Indian Air force.'
Dr Tyagi was happy to note that already more than 150 Indian SME's are now part of global supply chain. Aerospace and defence sector in India as a whole and SMEs in particular will do better as long term visibility on strategic defence projects is now in place. He also called upon Ministry of Defence to now start work on development of regional Civil Aircraft (MOD responsibility now as per allocation of business rules of GOI) to give boost to the PM's vision of Make - in - India in Aerospace and defence sector. It is estimated that in next 10 years, more than 900 - 1000 commercial jets will be inducted in Indian skies as India prepares to be 3rd largest aviation market of the World. It is a high time that India develops its own homegrown aircraft for use in civil and defence applications. Besides developing cutting edge technologies for India, it will also create a huge employment potential for Indian youth.

Syedain Abbasi appointed as ED, FCI (UPDATED)
Syedain Abbasi has been appointed as Executive Director (Engg/IT), Food Corporation of India (FCI) under the Department of Food & Public Distribution. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Syedain Abbasi appointed as ED, FCI (UPDATED)
Syedain Abbasi has been appointed as Executive Director (Engg/IT), Food Corporation of India (FCI) under the Department of Food & Public Distribution. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Five 1991 batch IFS officers empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI (UPDATED)
Five officers of 1991 batch belonging to Indian Forest Service (IFS) have been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary level posts in Government of India. The officers are: Arijeet Banerjee of Rajasthan; Noyal Thomas of Kerala; Kanchan Devi of MP; Ashok Kumar of UP and Rajbir Singh Panwar of Gujarat.

Chandra Shekhar goes on inter cadre deputation to Bihar (UPDATED)

Chandra Shekhar has gone on inter cadre deputation from Jharkhand to Bihar cadre. He is a 2008 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

13 IES officers awarded Senior Administrative Grade(UPDATED)

As many as 13 IES officers of 1996 batch have been promoted to the Senior Administrative Grade (SAG). They are: Ms Chandni Raina, Ms Kusum Mishra, Ms Aparna Bhatia, Ms Simmi Chaudhary, Ms Geetu Joshi, Dinesh Kapila, Antony Cyriac, Ajay Srivastava, Dr R Sathish, Ms A Srija, Dr Promodita Sathish, Dr Bijaya Kumar Behera and Sudhanshu Shekhar.

Four IES officers shifted after promotion to HAG (UPDATED)
Four 1983 batch IES officers have been promoted to the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) and posted to different places. Accordingly, Suraj Bhan has been appointed as Director General, Labour Bureau, Chandigarh while Ms Suman Kaushik was posted as Senior Economic Adviser, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. Similarly, Sat Pal Chouhan has been posted as Senior Economic Adviser, Home Affairs while Ms Ranjana Raturi Kale was appointed as Senior Economic Adviser, Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

Dr Lakshminarasimham is also MD, APSBCL, Guntur in AP (UPDATED)
Dr P Lakshminarasimham has been given the full additional charge of the post of Managing Director, A P State Beverages Corporation Limited (APSBCL), Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. He is a 2003 batch IAS officer.

Three IAS officers promoted to Above Super Time Scale in AP (UPDATED)
Three 1987 batch IAS officers have been promoted to the Above Super Time Scale (ii) in Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, J S Venkateswara Prasad has been re-designated as Special Chief Secretary (Endowments), Revenue Department while Neerabh Kumar Prasad was re-designated as Special Chief Secretary, Labour and Aditya Nath Das was re-designated as Special Chief Secretary, School Education.

Three IAS officers get new postings in J&K (UPDATED)

Three IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Jammu & Kashmir. Accordingly, Rohit Kansal has been appointed as Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and has also been given the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring and will also continue to hold the charge of Administrative Secretary, Civil Aviation, Estates and Hospitality & Protocol. Similarly, Sanjeev Verma has been posted as Commissioner/Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department while Sundeep Kumar Nayak was given the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Agriculture Production Department.

A W Kakade of Maharashtra awarded IAS cadre (UPDATED)

A W Kakade of Maharashtra State Civil Service has been awarded Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre.

Dinesh Kumar confirmed in IAS (UPDATED)

Dinesh Kumar A S of 2013 batch from Andhra Pradesh cadre has been confirmed in the Indian Administrative Grade (IAS).

K V S Baba selected as CMD, POSOCO (UPDATED)
K V S Baba, Chief Executive Officer, POSOCO, has been selected for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on May 24, 2017. As many as six persons were interviewed for the same.

Rajeev Varshney appointed as CIT (OSD), Pr CCIT, MP & CG region (UPDATED)
Rajeev Varshney has been appointed as CIT(OSD) in the office of Principal CCIT, MP & Chattisgarh Region, Bhopal. He is an IRS-IT office.

Navin Kumar appointed as ED, Railway Board (UPDATED)

Navin Kumar has been appointed as Executive Director (CC), Railway Board and promoted to SA Grade. He is an IRSEE officer.



Rakesh Wadhwa appointed as CMO of Future Generali India Life Insurance

Future Generali India Life Insurance, has appointed Rakesh Wadhwa as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Wadhwa, executive vice-president, strategy and special projects, will take on the additional charge with immediate effect.

Tata Sons hires Saurabh Agrawal as group CFO

Tata Sons has appointed Saurabh Agrawal as group CFO, Agrawal is currently the head of strategy with the Aditya Birla Group.

Tatas appointsShuva Mandal as new legal chie

A day after appointing a new Chief Financial Officer, Tata Sons has appointed a new legal head. The group has appointed Shuva Mandal as the Group General Counsel after incumbent Bharat Vasani quit the role. Mandal was earlier with law firm Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas and will join in July.

Tata Power`s Renewable capacity crosses 2000 MW

Tata Power`s Renewable capacity crosses 2000 MW and green portfolio crosses 3000 MW mark.

Bhargava appointed Non- Exec. Director

Voltas Limited- India's largest air-conditioning company has appointed Hemant Bhargava as Non- Executive Director of the company.

Saini is Part-time Director of NFL

National Fertilizers Limited has appointed Dr Kalpana Saini as Part-time Non-official Independent Director of the company.

Kumar is CFO of HPL Electric & Power

HPL Electric & Power Limited --the electrical equipment company has appointed Neeraj Kumar as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Venkatraraman appointed VP-IT

Schneider Electric- the global energy management specialist has appointed Venkatraraman Swaminathan as Vice President , IT-India Zone of the company.

Hawa quits as Director

Zafar Abdullamiya Hawa has quit as Director of Hawa Engineers Ltd due to his other professional commitments.


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False and totally incorrect

The buzz that gadwalls do not support PM is false and totally incorrect. I belong to Bangalore South a very elite part of Bangalore where the voters have opted strongly for the Honble PM and the BJP and will do so without fail.


Why Paki represented India in the ICJ ?

Enron was a scam of greater proportion than any other till the Coalgate got exposed. It was a case of mass bribing of all concerned. Those who acted against public interest were rewarded with appointment to institutions like the UPSC post retirement. Union Carbide/Anderson, Enron and the 2014 Lok Sabha election time media report of piles of money shown to the American diplomat are evidence of the American influence in running the government of India. How can American media and political class complain of Russia "influencing" American Presidential Election 2016 when they indulge in such acts in India. If the nation is to be told the whole truth about Enron/Dabhol business, nothing short of a Nation Commission of Inquiry will do justice to that loot. It was in that series that a Paki represented India in the ICJ.

M L Gupta

Is the PM aware ?

This is amazing news. 1900 IAS officers have not submitted their Immovable Property Returns? That is almost 45% of Cadre strength ! Is the PM aware of this fact ? All of them must be sent a show cause legal notice now! No promotions , no increase in emoluments , no NFU , no VRS , no pension , and more till the returns are submitted and verified. In the Armed Forces of India this would result in strict disciplinary action .

Devindra Sethi

King can do no wrong !

The 'Kaala Sahibs' are above all laws of the country because king can do no wrong.



Transfer of RTI Application to several PIOs

A complaint was filed with the CIC alleging that the information sought was not provided and the complainant’s RTI application was transferred to several CPIOs who did not revert in a positive way. The CIC advised the public authority to desist from these kinds of practices which defeats the very purpose and motive of the RTI Act.


It is a common practice in the headquarters of many organisations to transfer the RTI applications received at their end to different sub-ordinate offices carelessly. Such a blind redirection of the RTI applications needs to be curbed as the same is not envisaged under the Act.

Citation: Deepak Narayan Singh v. PIO, M/o Labour & Employment in CIC/BS/C/2014/000328, Decided on: 12.04.2017

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/

(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO's Guide to RTI by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)







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