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Manmohan Singh to be remembered as weak PM

At a high profile party a seasoned politician remarked "Manmohan Singh will be remembered in the History as a weak Prime Minister".



Who knows the mind of J & K CM ?

What is going on in the mind of J & K CM Mehbooba Mufti these days ? Nobody knows her mind. One can wait and watch ?








1980 and 1981 batch IAS officers still waiting

While empanelment of 1983 batch IAS officers to the rank of Secretary has taken place in the Government of India two officers belonging to 1980 batch and 1981 batch are yet to get posting in GoI. They are 1980 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre Ms Smita Chugh and 1981 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre Rakesh Srivastava.





Four 1982 batch IAS officers are also waiting

Four 1982 batch empanelled IAS officers on deputation to the GoI are still waiting in the wings to get postings as Secretary. They are Mssrs Amarjit Singh (Gujarat),Dinesh Singh (UP),A K Dubey (Kerala) and M Sathiyavathy (UT).







Inter cadre deputation of Ms Sreenivas to AGMUT extended

An inter cadre deputation of Ms A Mona Sreenivas from Haryana to AGMUT Delhi Segment has been extended for a period of one year. She is a 2006 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.







Justice Bhosle is new CJ of Allahabad High Court

Acting Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana High Court Justice Dileep Baba Saheb Bhosle has been appointed as new Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court.
(We said this on May 17)






Age of State Govt officers for promotion to AIS revised to 56 yrs

The age of State Government Officers has been revised to 56 years from 54 years for promotion to All India Services (AIS).






Jatinder Bir Singh empanelled as Secretary in GoI

Jatinder Bir Singh has been empanelled for holding Secretary or Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. He is a 1983 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.






D S Chauhan appointed as DIG, SSB

D S Chauhan, who is presently working as General Manager, FCI, has been posted as Deputy Inspector General in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB). He is a 1997 batch IPS officer of Telangana cadre.






Ghanshyam Singh appointed GM, Eastern Railway

Ghanshyam Singh has been appointed General Manager, Eastern Railway, Kolkata. He is an IRSEE officer.
(We said this on May 11 and July 22, 2016)






M C Chauhan appointed as GM, Metro Railway Kolkata

M C Chauhan has been appointed General Manager, Metro Railway Kolkata. He is an IRSEE officer.
(We said this on July 22, 2016)






M K Gupta appointed as GM, Modern Coach Factory

M K Gupta has been appointed as General Manager, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Barali. He is an IRSE officer.
(We said this on May 11 and July, 2016)






Rashmi Ranjan Das relieved to join as Joint Secretary, CBDT

Rashmi Ranjan Das has been relieved to join as Joint Secretary (TPL-I), in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He is an IRS-IT officer.






Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi joins as Chairman, CBSE

Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi has taken over the charge as Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.





Vikram Misri is new Ambassador to Myanmar

Vikram Misri (IFS:1989), presently Ambassador of India to spain , has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Union of Myanmar.
(We said this on July 23, 2016)






Ravinder Nath Mishra appointed as Addl Member, Railway Board

Ravinder Nath Mishra has been appointed as Additional Member, Production Unit in Railway Board.






Swaminathan appointed as Addl Member, Railway Board

K Swaminathan has been appointed as Additional Member, Mechanical Engineering in Railway Board.






Rajesh Kumar Singh deputed to CONCOR as Sr GM

Rajesh Kumar Singh presently in Northern Railway has been deputed to CONCOR, as Senior General Manager (C&O). He is an IRTS officer.





Kohli Rajiv promoted as GM, SBI

Kohli Rajiv has been promoted to the grade of General Manager in State Bank of India (SBI).






Ms Prerna Joshi posted as Research Officer, Cabinet Secretariat

Ms Prerna Joshi has been appointed as Research Officer, DBT Division, Cabinet Secretariat. She is a 2012 batch IES officer.






5 Divisional Commissioners posted in UP

UP govt has transferred five senior IAS officers of different batches as Commissioners of different divisions.






Kumar appointed commissioner, Gorakhpur

Anil Kumar - lll will be new commissioner of Gorakhpur division. A, 1998 batch IAS officer is presently posted as IG, Stamps & Registration deptt.






Sharma goes to Aligarh

Subhash Chandra Sharma, a 1996 batch IAS officer has been posted as Commissioner, Aligarh division.





Ahlawat joins Aazamgarh as Commissioner

Neelam Ahlawat, Secretary, Culture has been transferred and posted as new Divisional Commissinor of Aazamgarh. She is a 2000 batch IAS officer.




Jaganmohan going to Basti

Dr PV Jaganmohan, Member Secretary, Revenue Board has transferred to Basti as Divisional Commissinor. He is a UP cadre 1987 batch IAS officer.




Iftkharuddin appointed Kanpur Commissioner

Md. Iftkharuddin has been appointed new Divisional Commissinor of Kanpur. He is an IAS officer.





Sarabjeet Singh bereaved

Ms Harbans Kaur, mother of DG - Intelligence, Madhya Pradesh, Sarabjeet Singh, who is 1985 batch IAS officer, has passed away in Bhopal. She was 84.





Jawaharlal Nehru Port gears up to put its customers at ease (UPDATED)
Anil Diggikar, CMD, JNPT

Long queues, standstill traffic, truck drivers waiting for hours; is now a thing of past at Jawaharlal Nehru Port. JNPT, the gateway port for industrial India has unleashed a series of initiatives to address the traditional issues relating to congestion, paper work, time and cost. It has now demonstrated that the conduct of business at JNPT is at par with its global counterparts. The number of documents required by the port has been removed and presently only one document from the trade is required and that too is made online. This has helped in reducing the waiting time for tractor trailers (TT). The major initiatives taken by JNPT are switching over to e-platform for all its commercial procedures and improving its road infrastructure to streamline the traffic. Port has also started inter-terminal movement of tractor trailers (TTs) and also incentivizes the movement of containers from and to CFS by rail. These two initiatives have taken a lot of pressure off the road. Another major step has been the commencement of direct port delivery (DPD) from the terminal for ACP clients. The transaction time and money is saved by avoiding the earlier format of taking containers to the CFS and clearing it there from. The port has allotted additional area to the private terminals to facilitate more DPD volumes. There is significant increase in the number of containers cleared after the facility has come into vogue. In pursuance of port initiatives, the shipping lines have switched over to e-delivery orders in place of manual orders which has now made container deliveries quick and hassle-free. JN Port has made significant improvements to its road infrastructure and especially on the last mile connectivity. Port has widened and concretized the critical Junctions on the roads to the terminal. The work was completed in June 2016. For the long term, a SPV formed by JNPT, NHAI and CIDCO with NHAI being the implementing agency has initiated 6/8 lanes road widening project of linkages to national and state highways. This project will be in four packages with a completion period of two years. The work has already been awarded and on site work has started. For regular management of traffic to ensure least inconvenience to non-port traffic, Port has deployed dedicated team of Officers for coordinating the flow of traffic round the clock with police authorities. As a result of these initiatives, the average import dwell time has reduced to 1.5 days, which compares well with international benchmark of 1.5-2 days. Similarly, average export dwell time is reduced to 65 hours from the earlier 88 hours. The Port is constantly striving with plans and initiatives for meeting the increased traffic and business as first phase of its mega fourth container terminal of 4.8 Million TEUs capacity, which will be ready by Dec 2017.





Minor reshuffle of IPS officers in UP (UPDATED)

As many as five IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, Atul Saxena has been appointed as SP, Jaunpur while Rohan P Kanay was posted as SP, Traffic Directorate, Luknow. Similarly, Harishchandra has been posted as Commandant, 11th Battalion, PAC, Sitapur while Pramod Kumar Tiwari will also look after as an additional charge of Rules and Manual in addition to his present postings and Jasvir Singh was posted as IG, Home Guard, Lucknow.





Three IAS officers shifted in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

Ashok Jain has been appointed as ACS, Social Justice and Empowerment and Social Security with other charges Skill, Employment, Enterprises, Women and Child Development and Chairman, Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoood Development while Umesh Kumar was posted as ACS, Industries, NRI, CMD, Rajasthan Industrial Development and Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor and others and Dr R Ventakatesharan is made Principal Secretary, Ayurved and Indian Practice of Medicines in Rajasthan.





5 CSS officers promoted to Deputy Secretary grade in GoI (UPDATED)

Five officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) have been promoted from Under Secretary to Deputy Secretary in Government of India. They are: Geetha Nair, D K Sengupta, Pranab Biswas, Raman Kant Sood and Alka Joshi.





Two IPS officers shifted in MP (UPDATED)

Swarn Singh has been appointed as Director General of Training, PHQ, Bhopal while Vijay Kataria was made ADG, PTRI, PHQ, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh.






Ms Mathew nominated as Govt. Nominee Director of Indian Overseas Bank
Ms Annie George Mathew, Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure has been nominated as Government Nominee Director of Indian Overseas Bank.







Agarwal appointed as Part-time Director of Bank of Baroda

Gopal Krishan Agarwal has been appointed as Part-time Non-Official Director of Bank of Baroda.






Goel appointed as Part-time Director of Indian Bank

Vijay Kumar Goel has been appointed as Part-time Non-official Director of Indian Bank.





Ivarez appointed CEO of Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd

Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited has appointed Ander Arenaza lvarez as Chief Executive Officer of the company.





Gulati appointed Rotational Director on GSFCL Board

Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited has appointed Sujit Gulati, IAS as a Rotational Director on the Board of Directors of the company.






Shelat appointed CFO of Eimco Elecon (India) Ltd

Eimco Elecon (India) Limited has appointed N D Shelat as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company w.e.f. September 1, 2016.





Ms Mehta resigns as CS of Lancer Container Lines Ltd

Ms Nirali Dhiren Mehta as resigned as Company Secretary of Lancer Container Lines Ltd.





Acharya ceases to be Director of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd

Dr Satyananda Acharya has ceased to be Director of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited.





Bansal appointed CS of NIIT Ltd

NIIT Limited has appointed Deepak Bansal as a Company Secretary of the company.





Vasudevan appointed MD of Equitas Holdings Ltd

Equitas Holdings Limited has appointed P N Vasudevan as Managing Director of the company.






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Amusing !

I am amused. Everybody wants to become Secretary to the Govt of India without any road map.

Amitabh Agrawal

Reforms required in Public enterprise selection board

Many selections for the post of CPSE Directors and Chairman/CEO's selected candidates are not capable. Many are having political and bureaucratic connection and belong to some particular states. There are regional, casteism, groupism and corruption.

The future selection should be tenure based and shall be selected from Dy. General Manager cadre irrespective of service left out. PM should look into it and do needful for the sake of country. All selection should be scruitinised.


Will an IAS man understand all about Railways ?

How will an IAS man understand as to what is meaning of technical terms like bogie, couplers, mashling yard, route tonne kilometrage etc. How can you privatise Railways fully. No where in the world it so. At best you can privatise the services related work of the Railways. Do you want that Railway lines should criss-cross?


How will it affect the Ministry?

Are we thinking that a poor performer will do some miracle if put in some other Ministry.....

Vasudev Singh







Who is the Nodal Agency to implement educational concession for SC/ST students?

Appellant submitted a copy of UGC circular dated 19.08.2009 vide which all the universities receiving grant-in-aid were asked to provide reservations to SC/ST students & sought information about its implementation The CIC observed that the UGC is passing the buck to Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and MHRD was saying that information is not available. The CIC directed the UGC wing of MHRD and UGC to collect the information from the universities / deemed universities about implementation of extended reservation and concession to SC/ST students in Self financing courses offered by the respective institutions & provide it. A show cause notice was issued to the PIO of HRD to show-cause why maximum penalty should not be imposed for non-furnishing of complete and correct information to the appellant.


It is sometimes seen that some organisations issue circulars without providing for a means for its monitoring its implementation. It makes little sense for an organisation to issue a circular if its implementation cannot be monitored.

Citation: Santosh Kumar Kappu v. PIO, Department of Higher Education in Case No. CIC/CC/A/2014/000437SA

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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