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POLITICAL COFFEE HOUSE

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Raj Nath Singhji "Could I have a cup of tea ?_".

"Which do you prefer, Modi brand or Amit Shah brand ? "
"Oh, then give Mohan Bhagwat brand coffee".

 



Who can revive Congress ?

Who can revive Congress ? Few top politicians of the Congress party who were trying to find out that who can revive the party could not find even five such names and reached to the conclusion that none other than anyone belonging to Nehru-Gandhi family will be able to do so.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

If insiders are to be believed proposal of the appointment of DG RPF Krishna Choudhary as DG ITBP has been shelved. He is 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.


 

 

 

Appointment of IC and CIC uncertain

Appointment of three Information Commissioners and Chief Information Commissioners is still uncertain. The Search Committee has not recommended any name.

 

 

 

 

 

Arun Singh to be Ambassador to US ?

Arun Singh is likely to be appointed as India's new Ambassador to the United States. The 1979 batch IFS officer Singh is presently India's Ambassador to France.

 

 

 

 

 

Sujatha Singh is the second FS in Foreign Service History

The 1976 batch IFS officer Sujatha Singh is the second Foreign Secretary, after AP Venkateswaran who was sacked by Rajiv Gandhi, to be sent off unceremoniously.

 

 

 

 

 

Two mistakes cost Sujata Singh her post?

In corridors of power the buzz is that two mistakes paved the way for the removal of former Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh. One is related to the cancellation of Indo-Pak secretary level talks and the other one is related to PM Modi's USA visit in September last year. The government was not happy with the handling of these sensitive issues by the MEA.

 

 

 

 

 

Lok Pal Search Committee to be constituted

Search Committee for Lok Pal is being constituted by the Modi Government in a couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Purushotham is CMD, NRDC

Dr Hanumanthu Purushotham has assumed the charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC). The post has arisen vacant after incumbent Dr Rajendra Dobhal joined back as DG, Science Technology of Government Uttarakhand as he opted to join his own state.
(We said this on Sept 26, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

Orders of Ms Harjeet Joshi for Director (Fin), SCI issued

The orders of Ms Harjeet K Joshi, GM, ONGC, for the post of Director (Finance), Shipping Corporation India Limited (SCI) have been issued by the Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

Singh to be OSD to MOS I&B

Dhiraj Singh, IIS 1995 batch has been appointed OSD to Rajyavardhan Singh,MOS to Information and Broadcasting. Singh is Director, PIB, Delhi .

 

 

 

 

 

Delhi Chief Secretary D M Spolia has been given extension in service for one month. The 1979 batch IAS officer of UT cadre Spolia was to retire on January 31.
(We said this on December 30, 2014)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Sudhir Bhargava get post retirement job ?

Will Secretary Social Justice Sudhir Bhargava get post retirement job in GoI? Infact, Sudhir Bhargava was the one who had supported the Gujarat case of height of Narmada dam in the UPA Government when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. One can only wait and watch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

L Indumathy has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Science & Technology in Government of India. Indumathy is a CSS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

A K Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Supply in Government of India. He is a CSS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

R K Gathwal has been appointed as Joint Secretary, DoPT in Government of India. He is a CSS officer.

 

 

 

 

The orders of T S Raju, Director (D&D), HAL, for the appointment as Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) are yet to be issued by the Government of India as vacancy is arising on February 1, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

As many as 10 IAS officers have been transferred and posted at different places in Telangana. Accordingly, T Vijay Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Education Department while Mrs G D Aruna was made Secretary, GAD and Mrs Anita Rajendra is Director, Marketing. Similarly, C Sudharshan Reddy has been poted as Joint Secretary, Panchayat Raj and Rural Development;Md Abdul Azeem as Director Youth services; K Manicka Raj as Director, Relief & Rehabilitation and Land Acquisition in Irrigation & Command Area Development; Dr M V Reddy as Director, Scheduled Castes; Mrs Bharathi Lakpathi Naik as Deputy Secretr, Medical & Health; P Venkata Rami Reddy as Joint Collector, Mahabubnagar and Mrs B Vijendra was made Director, Women & Child Welfare.

 

 

 

 

 

Orders of V U Bhaskar, Director (Production), BDL, for the appointment as full-fledged Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) are yet to be issued by the Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The file of Manoj Mishra, Director (Finance), STC, for the appointment as Chairman and Managing Director, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) is lying stuck to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for its vigilance clearance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Government of India has approved providing financial support to the Jute Corporation of India (JCI) as subsidy on a continuous basis to off-set the losses on account of Minimum Support Price (MSP) operations by JCI.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Shashank Saksena, Economic Advisor, DFS, has been appointed as Government Nominee Director, Allahabad Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

Padma Shri awardee Shekhar Sen has been appointed Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for a period of five years.

 

 

 

 

 

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for the post of Chief Accounts Officer (CAO), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under the Ministry of Urban Development. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the DoPT before February 26, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Two IRAS officers have been transferred. K Vinayak Rao has been transferred from Southern Railway to RWF as FA & CAO while K Karunaker Menon is posted in the cadre of Southern Railway.

 

 

 

 

Umesh Kuamr, Deputy CSTE, Western Railway, has been deputed as AGM, Mumbai, RCIL. He is an IRSSE officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Phulwaria, who is presently in Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India, has been deputed as Executive Director, Rolling Stock in Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC).

 

 

 

 

 

P R Patankar, Deputy CSTE, Central Railway, has been deputed to RITES as JGM at Nagpur. He is an IRSSE officer.

 

 

 

 

 

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited nominations for the posts of Chief Vigilance Officers in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs). The nominations should reach the DoPT before April 30, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

As many as 10 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) have been transferred and posted at different places in Bihar. Accordingly, Vinod Kumar has been posted as DIG, Administration while Umashankar Sudhanshu was made DIG, Darbhanga and P K Shrivastava is DIG, Saran range. Similarly, Kunwar Singh has been posted as DIG, Special Branch, Patna; Shalin as DIG, Anti-Terrorism Force with additional charge of Special Work Officer, Bihar Police Housing; Asgar Imam as DIG, Human Rights Commission & Legal Affairs; Ajit Kumar Roy as DIG, Vigilance Investigation Bureau; Md Rehman as DIG, Shahabad range, Rohtas; Mithu Prasad as DIG, CID and Rajesh Kumar was made as SP, Madhubani.

 

 

 

 

The Government of Bihar has relieved Sanjay Kumar to join Inter-cadre deputation to the Jharkhand Government for a period of three years. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

The Government of Bihar has relieved Kundan Kumar to join as a Private Secretary to Rajeev Pratap Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneur. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

Three Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers transferred and posted at different places in Bihar. Accordingly, S M Raju has been assigned additional charge as Commissioner, MGNREGA while Pradeep Kumar is given additional charge as Director, Panchayati Raj and Deepak Anand is made District Magistrate, Saran Chapra in Bihar.

 

 

 

 

Some officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) have been transferred and posted at different places in West Bengal. Accordingly, Jag Mohan has been posted as Additional Commissioner of Police, Kolkata while Manoj Kumar Verma was made Commissioner of Police in Siligur and Jayanta Kumar Basu is Additional CP II. Similarly, Rabindra Nath has been posted as DIG Training; Alok Rajoria as Commandant of 9th Battalion; Rupesh Kumar as SP Purulia district; Mukesh as Birbhum SP; Sudheer Kumar Neelkanta as Bankura SP; Anoop Jaiswal as Commandant, Border Wing Home Guard; Akash Magharia was posted as Alipurduar SP.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Dev Raj Birdi will be new Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC). The 1982 batch IAS officer, Birdi would succeed Rakesh Sahni.

 

 

 

 

 

A revamped 15 month program of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM )has been launched in International Management Institute New Delhi. The course has been designed for professional development of middle level Executives of Indian companies.The 15 month AICTE approved course includes ten and half months residential program in campus of IMI New Delhi,5 weeks at Paris Berlin and Turino campuses of ESCP (top business School of Europe) followed by three months project work back at work place of the Executive .The unique program will have participation from candidates sponsored by public and private sector companies , self sponsored experienced Executives ,and overseas Executives . Inspired by Padma Shri Prof Bakul Dholakia Director General of IMI New Delhi (former Director IIM Ahmedabad) ,this program is chaired by Prof Arun K Rath ,Chairman Centre for Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility IMI New Delhi (former Secretary Ministry of HRD Govt of India). This global program promises to meet the future needs of executive management education in India.

 

 

 

 

Sanjay Goel has been deputed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA). He is a 1989 batch IRSME Officer.

 

 

 

 

 

R S Sinha has been appointed as common Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Instrumentation Limited, Kota (ILK), Rajasthan Electronics & Instrumentation Limited (REIL), Hindustan Salts Limited (HSL) & Sambhar Salts Limited (SSL), Jaipur under the Heavy Industries.

 

 

 

 

 

S N Jayaram has been appointed as Managing Director, Karnataka Co-operative Milk Producers' Federation Limited (KMF). He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

The Government of Bihar has relieved Sudhanshu Kumar of cadre responsibility enabling him to join as Private Secretary to Giriraj Singh, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises at Director level. He is a 1996 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

Lian Kunga has been promoted to the Higher Administrative Grade in Bihar. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr VK Saraswat has taken over the charge as Member NITI Aayog. He is former Secretary of Defence (Research & Development- R&D) and Director General of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).

 

 

 

 

K Sambasiva Rao has been deputed to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and posted as Vice Chairman & Managing Director, AP Infrastructure Corporation Limited (INCAP). He is a 1997 batch IRTS officer.

 

 

 

 

Four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Telangana have been transferred and posted at different places. Accordingly, L Sharman has been appointed as Joint Secretary, MA & UD Department while G S Panda Das is made Deputy Secretary, Energy Department and M Champalal is posted as Deputy Secretary, I & CAD Department. Similarly, D Venkateshwar Rao has been posted as Deputy Secretary, Agriculture & Co-operation Department in Telangana.

 

 

 

 

Raj Kumar Goyal has been promoted to Higher Administrative Grade (Principal Secretary level) in the Jammu & Kashmir. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Three officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) belonging to 1999 batch have been promoted to the Super Time Scale (Secretary level) in the Jammu & Kashmir. The officers are: Mrs Sarita Chauhan, Mohammad Ashraf Bukhari and Mrs Shagufta Parveen.

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna Kumar is being tipped to be Additional Director in the Enforcement Directorate. Name of Krishna Kumar is believed to have been cleared by the CVC.

 

 

 

 

 

Ajay Shukla Member (Engineering) in Railway Board is likely to get additional charge of Member (Traffic).

 

 

 

 

 

As many as 14 officers belonging to State Civil Service of joint AGMUT segment have been awarded Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre. The officers are: V K Beniwal, M K Garg, S N Mishra, Devinder Singh, Dr S Sunderavadivelu, Lakhpat Rai Garg, S K Bhandari, Bansi Lal Sharma, Umesh Kumar, J P Agarwal, Sudhir Mahajan, Ajay Kumar Singla, D N Singh and Virendra Kumar.

 

 

 

 

 

Jaipal Singh has been deputed as Private Secretary to Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, Minister of State for Home Affairs in Government of India. He is a 1991 batch IFS officer of Gujarat cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Reena Ray, who is presently in the cadre, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy in Government of India. She is a 1984 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

R K Mathur has been entrusted with an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development for a period of three years. He is a 1977 batch IAS officer of MT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Pawan Hans Ltd., a Government of India Undertaking under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been playing pivotal role in providing air connectivity across the country by way of regular passenger services, charter services including meeting the requirements of vital offshore support services. Pawan Hans is commencing Helicopter Joy Ride during the 29th Surajkund International Crafts Mela from February 1 to 15, 2015 at Faridabad. Visitors can take Joy Ride Flight by Pawan Hans Helicopter and experience the breathtaking beauty through aerial view of Surajkund Mela and surrounding areas. Rate per ticket is Rs. 2,000/- and tickets can be booked on the spot at Surajkund Mela, Faridabad. For further details may please contact at Mobile No. 9968686822, 9868123667 and 9868123668.

 

 

 

 

 

NLC has been declared the winner of 4thannual Greentech CSR Award, 2014, (Gold Category, in power sector by M/s Greentech Foundation New Delhi, in recognition of NLC's outstanding achievements in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. The Award was received by B Surender Mohan, CMD, NLC and Sarath Kumar Acharya, Director/HR on 29.01.2015, during the 15th Annual Environment and CSR Conference, 2015 conducted at Kolkatta. The award was presented by Asok Mohan Chakrabarti, IAS(Retd.), Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of West Bengal and Kamaleshwar Sharan, Chairman and CEO, Greentech Foundation, in the presence of Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, IAS(Retd), Director General and CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Neyveli Lignite Corporation limited, A Navaratna GoI Enterprise functioning under the Ministry of Coal, has been tirelessly carrying out various activities for the social cause under Corporate Social Responsibilities(CSR). Playing an active role in the society and being sensitive to emerging environmental issues is one of the main objectives of NLC. In the process of Humanizing the work, NLC maximizes stakeholders' value in harmony with our business goals. While speaking on this occasion, Mohan, CMD, NLC highlighted various CSR Activities of NLC like Women Empowerment, Skill Development, Education, Health, Water Resources Augmentation and rural infrastructure development. The prominent among them is de-silting of Walajah Lake at an expenditure of Rs.14 Crore, which will provide direct irrigation facility to 11,500 acres of land and benefit the agrarian community from 60 villages in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu.

 

 

 

Amitabh Mathur selected as Director (IS&P), BHEL (UPDATED)

Amitabh Mathur, ED, BHEL, has been selected for the post of Director (Industrial Systems & Products), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 30, 2015. As many as 13 persons were interviewed for the same.

 

 

 

 

 

Arvind Mayaram is also Secretary, Persons with Disabilities, Social Justice (UPDATED)

Arvind Mayaram has been entrusted with additional charges of Secretaries of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and Social Justice Departments in Government of India.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Sanjeev Kumar deputed as PS to Suresh Prabhu (UPDATED)

Dr Sanjeev Kumar has been appointed as Private Secretary to Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways. He is a 2003 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna Chaudhary appointed as DG, ITBPF (UPDATED)

Krishna Chaudhary, DG, RPF, has been appointed as Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBPF). He is a 1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

Rajan Katoch to continue as Enforcement Director (UPDATED)

Rajan S Katoch will continue holding an additional charge of Enforcement Director of Directorate of Enforcement for further three months. He is a 1979 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Pradeep Kumar Thakur deputed as OSD to Nadda (UPDATED)

Pradeep Kumar Thakur has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to J P Nadda, Minister for Health & Family Welfare. Thakur is an HP State Service officer.

 

 

 

 

 

D P S Rajesh deputed as OSD to UpendrA Kushwaha (UPDATED)

D P S Rajesh has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State for Human Resource.

 

 

 

 

 

Upendra Joshi deputed as OSD to Manohar Parrikar (UPDATED)

Upendra Joshi has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister. He is a private person.

 

 

 

 

 

3 IAS officers promoted to Principal Secretary grade in CG (UPDATED)

Three officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been promoted to the Principal Secretary grade in Chattisgarh. They are: R P Jain of 1990 batch; R S Vishwakarma and Mrs Renu G Pillai of 1991 batch.

 

 

 

 

 

2 IAS officers promoted to Secretary grade in CG (UPDATED)

Two officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been promoted to the Secretary grade in Chhattisgarh. The officers are: Dr M Geeta and Sonmani Bora.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Aggarwal appointed Govt. Nominee Director, PNB

Rajesh Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, has been appointed as Government Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of Punjab National Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Limited has appointed Ms Santha John as an Additional Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Tryggve Sthen has resigned as Director of SKF India Limited.

 

 

 

 

Palaniappan Natarajan has ceased to be Managing Director of Bodhtree Consulting Limited.

 

 

 

 

Ramakrishna is MD, Bodhtree Consulting Ltd

L N Ramakrishna has assumed charge as the Managing Director of Bodhtree Consulting Limited

 

 

 

 

 

Sahai appointed Addl. Director, Indraprastha Medical Corporation Ltd

Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited has appointed S N Sahai, Principal Secretary, Finance, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, as an Additional Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Borkar appointed CS, Gandhi Special Tubes Ltd

Gandhi Special Tubes Limited has appointed Ms Priyanka Borkar as a Company Secretary of the company.

 

 

 

 

Ms Padrakar resigns as CS, Gandhi Special Tubes Ltd

Ms Kinjal Padrakar has resigned as Company Secretary of Gandhi Special Tubes Limited.

 

 

 

 

Jadhav appointed Nominee Director, M/s. India Venture Trust

Ms Yogita Jadhav has been appointed as Nominee Director of M/s. India Venture Trust

 

 

 

 

Mallick resigns as Independent Director, Esab India Ltd

Pradeep Mallick has resigned as Independent Director of Esab India Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Srinivasan re-appointed MD, Carborundum Universal Ltd

Carborundum Universal Limited has re-appointed K Srinivasan as the Managing Director of the company w.e.f. February 1, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

Lotke resigns as CS, IIFL Holdings Ltd

Sunil Lotke has resigned as Company Secretary of IIFL Holdings Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORUM

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Delhi Elections

Central leadership of BJP has played masterstroke in fielding Mrs Bedi as CM face as there was no consensus on any name and it came on the head of PM to lead Delhi Elections,some thing too little for him Delhi being just a UT .

In case of victory party wins and for the loss she losses and that she was too novice for Delhi polity. If she wins the leader is to be elected by MLAs and other six ministers to be selected not by her but by the party. Continued support of MLAs is needed to run govt and in the Assembly and there would be nothing to stop for alternative if she continues to be self centered and politically immature and unable to win loyalty of some MLAs,this being more so as she was no where in distribution of party tickets.

Well played by the High Command.

S C PODDAR

Survey of Delhi elections by Murari sent to you by A.Srivastava. They seem to be unaware of the voters' choice of today. However, any one can predict as he wish.Let us see the outcome in a few days.

Rakesh Kumar

This refers to the comments - Kiran BedI - A masterstroke.

That BJP is desperate is a no brainer.

Infighting in the BJP is only being accentuated by a visibly hostile central government employees' vote bank, whigh is aggrieved on account of pay revision muddle / obstinacy. Even if BJP manages to muster a simple majority, it would be tainted by the hostility of CHE vote bank.

BJP can still do it, by taking steps about interim relief, killing the retirement age reduction propaganda, acting on one rank one pension promise and, finally, coming clean on the Seventh Pay Commission implementation.
Let us all remember. MP's salary is tax free! The Government may do the same for the Government employees' salaries too!

Mr. Prime Minister, it is time to take a reality check! Foreign dignitaries do not vote in Indian elections, nor do they cast any influence on the same.

Ashok Sharma

Corruption and State Funding of Elections-

Hon prime minister has been championing the cause of Corruption free India, due to his simple life and high values even senior ministers are afraid of doing any hanky-panky.
However need of the hour is to strengthen weaknesses in the system so that corruption could be minimised. One of the reasons observed in the past in cases of political corruption has been that "the party needs money to fund elections". It has been observed that the treasurers and ministers in earlier regimes have accepted money from business houses on the pretext that money is needed to fund election campaign. But the fact is that 90% of fund collected in the name of party goes to the coffers of individuals. Therefore to minimise this kind of corruption, it is important that Government starts political funding of elections. The rules could be on following lines
1. Every recognised political party may get money @ Rs. 50 lakhs , per candidate based on number of MPs in last lok Sabha. (50% of this amount could be for party purpose and balance for expenditure of candidate).
2. The expenditure will be auditable.
3. The political party must get all donations above Rs. 2,000 by cheque. Further no donations above Rs.5,000 amount is allowed.
For donations below Rs.2,000 name and address of the doner must be obtained.
4. Expenses of political parties needs to be capped on similar lines as that of candidates.

These monetary limits can be different but the need for such a legislation cant be denied.
I hope if Hon PM is serious about tackling corruption then he will do something about it.

Anand

Railway functioning effected by political interference

Railways functioning is not effected by corruption so much as it gets effected by the political interests/interference. Some of the reasons are as under:-

(i) The decision to open new Zonal Railways (Ram Vilas Paswan opened a Zonal Headquarter at his constituency Hajipur). In the era of e-Governance there was no need to create new Zonal Railways at Bhubhneshwar, Bilaspur, Jabalpur, Allahabad and Hubli, Jaipur and Hajipur. After all the the Railways was being managed by lesser number Railway Zones in the past.

(ii) The decision of Lalu Yadav to overload Railway Wagons in the era when the growth of the country was 8-9%. During this period a lot of old locomotives were faded out and the decision taken in Shri Nitish Kumar's regime to acquire more wagons and engines fructified. Not bothering to take care about the safety. Fudging accounts. Taking over a loss making public sector undertaking of Bihar, BWEL.

(ii) The decision of Mamta Banerjee to not to allow raise passenger fare and transferring of two PSUs of West Bengal into the Railways i.e. BSCL and Braithwate.

(iv) Constructions of Railway lines at the most un-economical routes because of political interests.

(v) Frees passes for the Legislatures.

(vi) Poor performance of the PSUs in loading and unloading of wagons.

BBS

Dr Rajat Bhargav is one of the best official in GoI , he deserve the best ghaus mohd You mean 'State sickness'? Since they can always take their families with them.

Parth Garg

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE WITH RTI

Property details in relation to a court case

The Applicant sought information regarding the details of the properties of her estranged husband as per records of the bank. The PIO denied the information under Section 8 (1) (d) of the RTI Act on the ground that it pertained to a third party. The applicant submitted that she needs the details of the properties of her estranged husband to get a share in the same for herself and her child. The CIC referred to the Supreme Court judgment in Girish Ramchandra Deshpande vs. Central Information Commissioner and Ors. [Special Leave Petition (Civil) No. 27734 of 2012] and held that the information sought by the Applicant is exempted from disclosure under Section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act.

Comments

Just because a public servant is in litigation with someone in the course of a private dispute, the personal information cannot be provided to establish the truth of allegations. Such disclosure cannot be said to be in "public interest" as the litigation is a private one.


Citation: Ms. Asha Bairwa v. Bank of Baroda in File No. CIC/MP/A/2014/000022/SH

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/Again, best wishes for a happy new year to you and the whole whispers team.

(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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