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When a person or organisation gets wealthy, he or it ceases to be revolutionary. And this was the fate which befell this Socialist Democratic Party in Germany.




A bureaucratic analysis !

About a dozen retired IAS officers discussed present state of affairs in bureaucracy. An interesting conclusion - Before 1970 if there is clash between a Minister and his Secretary the Minister used to go. Between 1970 and 1990 in the same scenario Minister and Secretary both had to go and after 1990 only Secretary is shown the door.

A new media team of BJP for next Lok Sabha election

A new media team under the guidance of PM Narendra Modi is being drafted for the next Lok Sabha polls. The team will have highly professional persons from IT and media circles from across the Globe.









Kaun Banega CBI Chief ? (12) CBI Chief of 2018 finalised ? (11)

Name of new CBI Chief in December this year is a mystery. However, one can easily predict the name of new CBI Chief of December 2018. One can easily guess the name.





Who will be new Ambassador to US ? (6)

Ultimately the new Ambassador to US will be the choice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi has lots of following in US.





DGs name to be decided next week ?

MHA is likely to clear the names of DGs including CISF and NSG next week. It is said that Chiefs would be picked- up from a panel of 6-7 IPS officers of of 1980 - 1983 batches.






Ramesh to be new Member of CBEC

S Ramesh will succeed B K Bansal this month end as Member of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in . He is 1981 batch IRS (C&CE) officer. Bansal is joining PMLA Tribunal in August.







Ms Mitra likely to be posted as Spl DG, BSF

Ms Rina Mitra is likely to be posted as Spl DG, BSF, against a vacant post. She is a 1983 batch MP cadre IPS officer who is recently empanelled as DG.






No Secretary level vacancy in Aug

No vacancies arose at the level of Secretary in Government of India in the month of August, 2016.






Now big filtering of names in Judges appointment

Now there is a move to have big filtering of Judges to be appointed for the High Courts in the country. A couple of official agencies will be involved in the filtering.






Tenure of Sushil Lohani as Joint Secretary, Fertilizers extended

The tenure of Sushil Kumar Lohani as Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers has been extended for a period of three months beyond November 15, 2016. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.






Dilip Sharma relieved to join as DG, ECI

Dilip Sharma has been relieved to join as Director General (Election Expenditure) in Election Commission of India. He is an IRS-IT officer.






Seven MES officers promoted to ADG grade

As many as seven officers of Military Engineers Service (MES) have been promoted to the grade of ADG. The officers are: Sukhjinder Singh, R N Kurmi, Yashwant Kumar, Dr O P S Rana, A K Singh, V K Rajan and R K Pandey.






Prasenjit Mukherjee empanelled as Secretary in GoI

Prasenjit Mukherjee has been empanelled for holding Secretary level posts in Government of India. He is a 1980 batch IA&AS officer.






Dr Nagesh Singh empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI

Dr Nagesh Singh has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary level posts in Government of India. He is a 1982 batch IES officer.





Anil Kumar likely to join central deputation as DG

Anil Kumar is expected to join central deputation as Director General in Government of India. He is a 1982 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre.






Rao appointed as DC&AG-cum-Chairman Audit Board

Hindupur Pradeep Rao, Additional Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Eastern Region), has been appointed as Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General (Commercial)-cum-Chairman Audit Board in this office. He is a 1981 batch IA&AS officer.





Sanjay Mane to return to parent cadre

Sanjay V Mane, who was on central deputation as Chief Vigilance Officer, Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI), is returing to the parent Madhya Pradesh cadre. He is 1989 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.






Tenure of D S Chauhan as GM, FCI, Lucknow curtailed

The tenure of D S Chauhan as General Manager, Food Corporation of India (FCI), Lucknow, has been curtailed after his selection as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He is a 1997 batch IPS officer of Telangana cadre.






Tripura gets four new IAS officers

Four candidates, who were provided Indian Administrative Service (IAS) after clearing Civil Service Examination-2015, have been allotted Tripura cadre. They are: Vishal Kumar, Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal, Sonakshi Singh Tomar and Rohitashva Singh Tomar.






Ram Tirath Jindal empanelled for Secretary equivalent posts in GoI

Ram Tirath Jindal has been empanelled for holding Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.





N P Sinha appointed as International Procurement Specialist

N P Sinha has been deputed as International Procurement Specialist under the Ministry of Finance, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan for a period of one year. He is a 1988 batch IRSS officer.





Dr Umamaheshwar Rao appointed as part-time Director, UCIL

Dr K Umamaheshwar Rao has been appointed as non-official part time Director on the Board of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) for a period of three years.





Two Spl DGs posts are vacant in BSF

Two Special DG posts are vacant in BSF . Against Kolkata SDG post one ADG is posted while one ADG has been given additional charge of Chandigarh SDG.





Gokhale appointed as part-time Director, Syndicate Bank

Jayant Purushottam Gokhale has been appointed as part-time non-official Director on the Board of Director of Syndicate Bank for a period of three years.





Change of cadre of Ms Nidhi only after consent from WB Govt

The proposal of Ms Nidhi wishing to change her cadre from West Bengal to AGMUT cadre on the grounds of marriage to Devesh Kumar Mahla (IPS:2012) will be considered only after 'no objection certificate' (NOC) from the Government of West Bengal. She is a 2013 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre.




Kumar goes to Dehradun

Rajnish Kumar, a 1984 batch IDAS officer has been posted as Principal Controllar Of Defence Accounts (PCDA), Airforce , Dehradun. he was reverted from MOD as Addl. FA & JS.






Vishwanath elected on Board of Directors of CAPAM

C. Vishwanath, Secretary, Dept of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) , has been elected on Board of Directors of Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM) at its meeting held in Malaysia. He is an AP cadre 1981 batch IAS officer.





IPS Changes in Maharashtra

K Vyankatesham has been appointed as the Nagpur police commissioner. Nagpur Police Commissioner SP Yadav , has been moved to Mumbai in DG's office as additional DG (law and order). Nashik commissioner S Jagannathan has been appointed ADG Training . Ravindra Singhal, IG (training) will be the new Nashik CP . Yashaswi Yadav has been made Additional CP (administration) in Thane in place of Makarand Ranade, who will be new Additional CP (Crime), Thane.





Tonse Vinay M promoted as GM, SBI

Tonse Vinay M has been promoted to the grade of General Manager in State Bank of India (SBI).





Majumdar is now Member of HERC

Former Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) Debashish Majumdar has been appointed Member of the Haryana Regulatory Commission (HERC).





CGM of SBT taransferred

Chief General Manager (CGM) of the State Bank of Travankore S. Adikesavan has been transferred to Hyderabad.






Sushri Uma Bharti, Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India was
presented Dividend Cheque of Rs. 25.25 crore for the year 2015-2016 by R.K. Gupta, Chairman-cum- Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited, in the presence of Shashi Shekhar, Secretary; Dr. Amarjit Singh, Officer on Special Duty;Jagmohan Gupta, Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Senior Officers from the Ministry and WAPCOS. During the year 2015-2016, the Company has achieved the highest ever Profitability of Rs. 129.19 Crore and secured New Business of Rs.1747.46 Crore. The Net worth of WAPCOS has reached Rs.362.61 Crore. The dividend of Rs.25.25 Crore is the highest ever since inception of the Company. WAPCOS is eligible for "Excellent" Rating on the basis of its performance in all Financial & Dynamic parameters under MOU such as Turnover; Profitability; New Business; Projects Implementation; Customer Satisfaction; Human Resource Management etc. The Company has forayed and forged ahead to secure new business in countries like Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, BurkinaFaso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, DR Congo,Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Kenya, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia,Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger,Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan,Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad & Tabago, Togo, Uganda,Yemen and Zimbabwe by virtue of which WAPCOS increased its presence in many countries and also facilitated strengthening of bilateral relations between India and other countries.




S K Singh is also CVO, HTML, Bangalore (UPDATED)

S K Singh has been given the additional charge of the post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Heavy Machine Tools Ltd. (HTML), Bangalore. He is a 1991 batch IRS-IT officer.





Shobhit Jain posted to Directorate of Commerce (UPDATED)

Shobhit Jain, Jt. DGFT (DS level) has been posted to the Directorate of Commerce. He is a 2001 batch IRS (C&CE) officer.





Ravichandran, Director (Fin), STC relieved to go back AAI (UPDATED)

G Ravichandran, GM, AAI, who had taken over the charge as Director (Finance), State Trading Corporation of India Limited (STC) in January this year and resigned from the same within six months, has been relieved of to return to his parent organization: Airport Authority of India (AAI).





Deepak Ranjan Gogoi selected as Director (O&M), BECIL (UPDATED)

Deepak Ranjan Gogoi, GM, BECIL, has been selected for the post of Director (Operation & Marketing), Broadcast Engineering Consultant India Limited (BECIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on August 24, 2016. As many as 12 persons were interviewed for the same.





Chawla to be Non - Exec. Part-time Chairman of Yes Bank
Yes Bank Ltd is to appoint Ashok Chawla as Non - Executive Part-time Chairman of the Bank.







Ms Datta appointed Addl. Director of Mcnally Bharat Engineering Company Ltd

Mcnally Bharat Engineering Company Limited has appointed Ms Arundhuti Datta as an Additional Director of the company.






Subramanian appointed Independent Director of Adani Enterprises Ltd

Venkataraman Subramanian has been appointed as Non-Executive and Independent Director of Adani Enterprises Limited.





Ambani appointed as Addl. Director of Reliance Capital Ltd

Reliance Capital Limited has appointed Jai Anmol Anil Ambani as an Additional Director of the company.




Doshi appointed VP (Accounts) of Indo Thai Securities Ltd

Indo Thai Securities Ltd has appointed Sarthak Doshi as Vice President (Accounts) of company w.e.f. September 23, 2016.





Ms Jain appointed CS of Kajal Synthetics & Silk Mills Ltd

Kajal Synthetics & Silk Mills Ltd has appointed Ms Disha Hitesh Jain as Company Secretary of the company.





Agarwal appointed CFO of P B Films Ltd

P B Films Ltd has appointed Deepak Agarwal as the Chief Financial Officer of the company.





Kundu appointed Director of Standard Shoe Sole and Mould (India) Ltd

Standard Shoe Sole and Mould (India) Ltd has appointed Kausikh Kundu as the Director of the company.






Dhar appointed as VP (Learning Solutions) of Britannica India

Rohit Dhar has been appointed as Vice President (Learning Solutions) of Britannica India.





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Height of injustice in JS empanelment

I fail to understand how the same DOP&T becomes as fast as light when it comes to the JS empanelment for the IAS while it functions as a snail for others? its surprising that no political boss whosoever has been able to see this agony of other services many of who might have performed far better than the IAS in the UPSC written examination and landed in other services only due to one or two marks less in the interviews .its disgusting to see one service shamelessly thriving at the cost of all others.

Sunil Kumar

Total black out

There is the Department of Pensions & Pensioners' Welfare in the Ministry of Personnel headed by none other than the the Prime Minister for more than 12 years or may be even more. The Pensioners outnumber the regular employees on the Pay Role of the Govt. of India. There is total black out of any news regarding the events / news items of any interest to these Pensioners who are not aware of the existence of such a Department being headed by Secretary regularly. Even the constitution of the Anomaly Committee in the wake of the VII C.P.C. has not been made public so as the ordinary Pensioners of the Govt. of India may ever approach in case he/she is not given his/her dues.

As such, the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has been sitting duck on the benefit accruing to the Retired I.R.S. officers in view of Cadre Restructuring of I.R.S. which was done in pursuance to the specific Recommendations of VI C.P.C. which should have been implemented with effect from 1st January, 2006 as in case of all other Recommendations of the VI C.P.C. without any fail. The Cadre Restructuring was indeed made but only half implemented to the effect that erstwhile senior officers were retrospectively "demoted" in view of their grades being awarded to their subordinates and also upgradation of pay scales of the C.Cs.I.T. being upgraded to H.A.G.+ while those having retired between January, 2006 to April 2013 not being allowed even revision of their pension as per new pay scales. In fact if the Cadre Restructuring was implemented in time or even with effect from January, 2006, many of them would have retired in Apex Scale of Rs. 80,000/ which has been denied to the officers retiring prior to the said event or even subsequently in view of the D.P.Cs. not being conducted timely due to the inefficiency of the Department of Revenue right from the good old age when the sole objective of the successive Revenue Secretaries were to run down the Department of Income Tax which per se happens to be the most civil and disciplined Service Cadre in the Govt. of India. Let the Prime Minister and The Finance Minister know it well that it is this Department alone which holds custody of the entire "Kachcha Chiththa" of the big politicians and the bureaucrats apart from the big business houses which may unleash Revolution by the people against the Ruling Elites who are all naked in their "Hammams" i.e. Bathrooms. The I.R.S. officers don't resort to such tactics only to uphold equilibrium of the established social, political and administrative Order of the Day.

I.R.S. is not at all politicised so far in terms of Ruling and / or Opposition Parties thanks to their professional expertise and traditional Neutrality of the Civil Service of which I.A.S. and I.P.S. are totally devoid of in view of their constant exposure to the politicians in their Original field Cadres wherein they have to shake hands in the same gloves. I.R.S. by and large has remained aloof but efforts are always made to make it bend to the wishes of those in power. This could be done only through Revenue Secretary who is always in habit of toeing the lines of the Politicians particularly with the Cabinet Secretaryship being offered as the Carrot to him. I.R.S. as a service does understand the machinations and compulsions of the Most UnCivil Service who are Arrogants and Servile too true to their nomenclatures. Let them understand these facts objectively or else be ready for catastrophic explosion by I.R.S. as the Cadre.

Ashwani Kumar

Country would have been a developed country by now

If IAS officers spent their time thinking of the country, the country would have become a developed country by now. All their time is wasted in thinking as to how to keep the IPS and IRS down.

A K Singh

Revival of HEC Ranchi

Govt should engage other consultant for revival of HEC. Mecon does not have professionalism. Live example is ISP Burnpur of SAIL. The finishing products are not in market demand. If it would have been automotive steel, SAIL would have reaped benefit. Even the case of Bhilai Steel Plant Modernization. Public and tax payers money was wasted, because of political decision and corruption. Govt should investigate through CBI.

Prasad, a Retd Executive

Gross discrimination

It seems the IPS officers are more than 4 years behind IAS in the matter of such promotions. The gross discrimination waxes eloquent.

Parth Garg

Why no MRP on Lawyers' Fees ?

There is no published schedule of lawyer fees, though doctors' fees is known. A prayer for justice can be very prohibitive and beyond the means of an ordinary citizen. It is one reason for pending 3 crore cases. Lawyers take money without issuing any receipt or paying service tax; chamber practice by retired judges (Kathju in BCCI case and others) gets them millions in cash; depending on the crime value (like Bofors/Agusta/Bihar fodder case) they get heavy payments in the form of Rajya Sabha seats, besides other gratification in kind as is known in one case and the scams currently before the court in coal, 2G etc. So even if the citizen has enough to lead a luxurious life after retirement with his/her legal remuneration and assets, paying the lawyer is out of question. What is the remedy? Court kachahari se bhagwan bachayee!

M L Gupta







Action taken by Bar Council against Advocates

Information regarding the number of complaints against the advocates under section 35 of the Advocates Act for the past 10 years, the number of cases that were disposed of, the number of advocates alleged to have committed misconduct or unethical conduct as provisions of Advocates Act, 1961 etc was sought. The CIC directed the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh to furnish the information sought. The CIC further directed that the action taken under Section 35 by the Bar Council should be published under Section 4(1)(b) of the RTI Act on their own without anybody asking for it. The Commission also directed the First Appellate Authority of the Bar Council of Punjab & Haryana, Chandigarh to show cause why disciplinary action cannot be recommended against him for not taking up the first appeal of the appellant. The CIC observed that though the Bar Associations are different from Bar Councils, they are also constituted under a law made by Parliament, i.e., the Advocates Act, 1961. They too have a duty to inform the people about their activities.


The Bar Council is a statutory body constituted under Advocates Act 1961, to protect ethical standards of Advocates and admonish the members for misconduct. This order has implications for all similar bodies which oversee the professional conduct.

Harinder Dhingra v. Bar Associations, Rewari, Faridabad, Punchkula, Gurgaon in Case No. CIC/SA/A/2015/001262 CIC/SA/A/2015/001263CIC/SA/A/2015/001264 CIC/SA/A/2015/001265

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at

(, 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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