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Queen Elizabeth's successor ,James I of England ,went forward another step in this attempt to break the spirit of the Irish.





R S Gujral to be important in Reliance hierarchy ?

Former Secretary Finance in the Government of India R S Gujral who is Independent Director in the Reliance Industries is going to be an important functionary in the Group. He is 1976 batch former IAS officer of Haryana cadre.



Is there a Conspiracy against Foreign Secretary ?

Foreign Secretary's reported remark about surgical strike in a meeting is being seen as a conspiracy against him. Who are the people trying to dislodge S Jaishankar who is considered trusted man of PM Narendra Modi.




Black Money flows in Noida and Gurgaon ?

There is a loud thinking in the corridors of power that black money of the politicians and the bureaucrats is in Gudgaon and Noida.

Time to be like the Israelis....

Harr Gadha Ghoda bannana chahta hai!!
Parrr ek bhi Ghada Ghoda nahi bann paata hai!!

But what is damning is when Ghoda is forced to be Ghada!!!
Purely for his Master's faidaa!!!

We just saw how a educated, experienced and capable man,
On application of all three on himself he put a blanket ban!!

He bore the burden of what others did!!!
Did whatever Boss ne kiya tha bid!!!

Just put his education, experience and capability in a vault!!!
What mattered to him was proving he was true to his Boss''s salt!!

Coming back to Donkeys trying to be Horses!!!
Tell me do they even allow a Donkey to enter Horse Race Courses!!!

As predicted Congress has done what was expected!!
The Statement of the Foreign Secretary is being wrongly projected!!

On being asked if Surgical Strikes did take in the past!!!
FS was abs steadfast!!

He said …. If Strikes did take place only Army could tell!!!!
On a warped analogy of his statement Congress started to dwell!!!

Just took up 'strikes did take place' and blanked rest out!!!
And started tom-toming FS said strikes took place in the past without a doubt!!

Again please check the timeline of Congress's claim!!!
They say strikes took place after beheadings which Pakis were to blame! !

But beheadings took place in 2013 and in 2011 the claimed strike took place!!!
As you can see it's a 'cooked' case!!!!

Karan Johar has all of a sudden realized his blunder!!!
Why or How… no need to wonder!!!!

Weighing the sentiment if he had done this on day one!!!
For the movie no one would gun!!

Indians were mortally hurt by the silence of the Actors from across the Border!!!
And his stupid attitude just added fodder!!!

And the Pseudo lot who tried to make it look as if it was Indians fault!!!
Just added to the wound tonnes of salt!!

If Israelis were faced with the same situation!!
They'd without a doubt plug for their Nation!!!

If we have to fight terror then our Governement and Army have to do what Israelis do!!
And like Israelis we the citizens have to think too!!!

For Security happily be inconvenienced!!
In this Israelis are indeed very experienced !

Confucius says….. It's the Pseudo lot that does a lot of harm!!!!
And sadly in India Pseudos the Indian Opposition literally does farm!!!

Disclaimer : Usage of Gadha and Ghoda is notional and should not he taken literally. Poetical Satire not meant to inform. All alleged. Garnered from MSM, SM and Blogs







Rajeev Agrawal to continue as Member SEBI ?

Rajeev Kumar Agrawal is likely to continue as Member of SEBI.





Lt Gen Rajeshwar to be GOC 12 Corps ?

Lt Gen PS Rajeshwar is likely to take over as GOC 12 corps from Lt Gen VP Singh.





Who will be new Chief Secretary in Delhi Government?

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Delhi Government ? In a high level meeting in MHA, names of 1983 batch IAS officer Nutan Guha Biswas and 1985 batch IAS officer Parimal Rai came in for discussion. Name of Pondicherry Government Chief Secretary 1986 batch IAS officer Manoj Parida also cropped up. However, no consensus was arrived at.

NG Biswas
Parimal Rai
Manoj Parida







Paramjit Singh quits IRS-IT

Paramjit Singh, ADIT(I&CI), Ludhiana, has quits Indian Income Tax Service Cadre. He is a IRS-IT officer.







Sanjeev Nandan Sahai to continue in Delhi Government

Sanjeev Nandan Sahai is now going to continue in the Delhi Government. He is 1986 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.






Ashok Prasad appointed Consultant

Ashok Prasad, a 1979 batch AP cadre retired IPS officer has been appointed Consultant in MHA. He was Secretary (Internal Security).







Vimlendra Sharan appointed Director, FAO, Washington

Vimlendra Sharan has been deputed as Director, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Liaison Officer for North America, Washington DC for a period of two years. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Maharashtracadre.






G K Dwivedi re-instated and placed on compulsory wait in DoPT

G K Dwivedi, Joint Secretary, MHA, has been re-instated and kept on compulsory wait in the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) until further orders. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.







Muralidhar Pandey appointed Director, Justice

Muralidhar Pandey has been appointed as Director in the Department of Justice for a period of five years. He is a 1991 batch IOFS officer.






Kothari appointed Director, Commerce

Vijay Nanalal Kothari has been appointed as Director in the Department of Commerce in Government of India. He is a 2002 batch IA &AS officer.






IRS Mishra is new CIC of Odisha

Former Principal CCIT Bangalore Sunil Kumar Mishra, a 1981-batch IRS officer, has been appointed the new Chief Information Commissioner of Odisha.

(We said this on Oct 10, 2016)






Raghvendra Pratap Singh appointed Director, Rural Development

Raghvendra Pratap Singh has been appointed Director in the Department of Rural Development. He is a 2000 batch IOFS officer.






Jyoti Kumar Bubana appointed Deputy Secretary, Shipping

Jyoti Kumar Bubana has been appointed Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping. He is a 2007 batch IRS-C&CE officer.





Banerjee appointed Addl Development Commissioner, Handicrafts

Subhashish Banerjee has been appointed as Additional Development Commissioner Handicrafts in the office of Development Commissioner, Handicrafts. He is a 2006 batch IOFS officer.





IPS officer Siddiqui is new Registrar of Jamia Millia University

A P Siddiqui has been appointed Registrar of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.He is 1990 batch IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.
(We said this on October 5)






Soumitra Dasgupta appointed as IG, Forests in Ministry

Soumitra Dasgupta has been appointed as Inspector General of Forests (IGF) in the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, New Delhi. He is a 1989 batch IFS officer of West Bengal cadre.







Sanjay Kumar likely to join central deputation at Joint Secretary level

A 1992 batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre, Sanjay Kumar is expected to join central deputation at Joint Secretary level in Government of India.






Hitesh Chadnra Awasthi likely to join central deputation at ADG level

Hitesh Chandra Awasthi is expected to join central deputation at Additional Director General of Police in Government of India. He is a 1985 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.





PESB holds five selection meetings in October

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is expected to conduct five selection meetings for the board level appointments in various PSU in the month of October. The Board has already conducted three interviews for different PSUs and two are yet to be held before the end of this month.





15 candidates short-listed for Director (Pers), NHPC

As many as 15 candidates have reportedly been short-listed for the interviews for the post of Director Personnel National Hydroelectric Power Corporation - NHPC Limited being held by PESB on October 26, 2016.





Deepak Kumar Kedia gets extension of two days (UPDATED)

The central deputation tenure of Deepak Kumar Kedia as Director (Antinaxalite) in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been extended for two days from November 16 to 18, 2016. He is a 1999 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.






KIOCL has no Finance Director since May

The post of Director (Finance), Kudremukh Iron Ore Co Limited (KIOCL) has been lying vacant since May 2016. S K Gorai, GGM, TCIL, who was selected for this post, has not been appointed to the same so far.






Who will be new MD, BPRL?

A vacancy of Managing Director, Bharat Petro Resources Limited (BPRL) has arisen with the present incumbent D Rajkumar joined as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).






Who will be Media Advisor, CAG ?

Race is hot for the post of Media Advisor, CAG. Tie is said to be between Yogesh Baweja and Smita Sharma Vats. Both are 1991 batch IIS officers. Present media advisor B. S. Chauhan is retiring in November.





P L Sahu is also ADG (Adm), ASI

P L Sahu, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, has been assigned an additional charge of Additional Director General (Adm) in Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).






Dwivedi appointed as Director, MM Postal Directorate

Shailendra Kumar Dwivedi has been appointed as Director (MM), Postal Directorate, New Delhi. He is a 1997 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.






IRS officer Mishra appointed as Superintendent of Police, CBI

Sudhanshu Dhar Mishra has been appointed as Superintendent of Police, Central Bureau of Investigation,New Delhi. He is a IRS-IT officer.






Jaideep appointed as ED, Electrical Engineering, Railway Board

Upon repatriation from CRIS, Jaideep has been appointed as Executive Director, Electrical Engineering (G), Railway Board. He is an IRSEE officer.






Garge gets additional charge of Guwahati circle

Tejas Madan Garge, Deputy SA, ASI, Aizwal circle, has been assigned an additional charge of Guwahati Circle. He is an Archaeologist.






Supriyo Ghosh transferred as Director (PBI), Postal Directorate, New Delhi

Supriyo Ghosh has been transferred as Director(PBI), Postal Directorate, New Delhi. He is a 2005 batch Indian Postal Service officer.






Chaturvedi gets ACS rank in Bihar

1986 batch IAS officer Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi has been given ACS rank in Bihar.He is presently on deputation to the GoI.





Vijayeshwar Narayan Sinha designated as Senior Advocate

Justice Vijayeshwar Narayan Sinha, former Judge of High Court, has been designated as Senior Advocate.





Zutshi inaugurates Cultural Extravaganza marking 50 golden years of ITDC

India Tourism Development Corporation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism, organized a grand function on 18th of October, 2016 to mark the completion of successful 50 years of ITDC in the field of hospitality and tourism at the convention hall of The Ashok, A flagship property of ITDC. Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Tourism graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. Present among other dignitaries were Umang Narula, Chairman and Managing Director, ITDC; Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial and Marketing), ITDC; Pradip K Das, Director (Finance), ITDC along with Ex C&MD's of the organization, ITDC staff and other respected guests. Ashwani Lohani, C&MD, Air India & ex C&MD ITDC also graced the occasion. Making this occasion more significant, ITDC announced free sound and light shows for the Indian Armed forces and their immediate family members at Purana Quila and Red Ford. The free service for the armed forces will be available till March 2017. Congratulating ITDC, in his message Dr Mahesh Sharma Minister of state (Independent Charge) Tourism& Culture Govt of India said, "Heartiest congratulations to ITDC for completing 50 years of unparalleled and diversified services to the Nation in travel, tourism and hospitality sector. I wish many more achievements to the corporation in the years to come and I felicitate all Employees, shareholders & stakeholders of ITDC who have contributed and made this journey possible." While addressing a large conglomeration of directors, government officials and ITDC employees at this prestigious occasion, Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Tourism said, "We have been knowing Ashok as the brand ICON of India, I congratulate ITDC for being a diversified self-rejuvenating organization, attaining institutional excellence and becoming a renewable goldmine of tourism and hospitality." Commenting on the occasion of this milestone event, Umang Narula , Chairman and Managing Director, ITDC said, "My sincere gratitude and thanks to the Minister, the Secretary and other stakeholders, internal and external, for their unstinted support in making ITDC's journey a remarkable success. It is due to the wholehearted cooperation and guidance from people in all Ministries - particularly the Ministry of Tourism - that ITDC has scaled such grand pinnacles of success over five decades in all its operations and programmes. Also, my sincere thanks to all staff members of ITDC and the Group companies; without their consistent cooperation and hard work, our present success stories may not have been as remarkable." Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial and Marketing), ITDC said, "My congratulations to all staff members of ITDC and our stakeholders for supporting us in every initiative of our success story. Being an integral part of India's vibrant Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry, we at ITDC are fully devoted to put our best foot forward to make the Indian Tourism and Hospitality story more glorious & remarkable."





S K Sharma is also Director Finance, STC (UPDATED)

S K Sharma, Director Personnel, has been assigned an additional charge of Director Finance, State Trading Corporation of India Limited (STC) for a period of three months with effect from November 25, 2016.





Reshuffle of IPS officers in UP (UPDATED)

As many as 15 IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, posting of Mrs Padamja Chauhan as IG, Telecommunications have been cancelled and will remain as IG, ACO, Lucknow while Santosh Kumar Singh was posted as SP, Amethi and Akash Kulhari is made as SSP, Kanpur city. Similarly, Harish Chandra has been appointed as SP, Santkabir Nagar; Vikramaditya Sachaan as SP, Chandoli; Sabharaj as SP, CBCID, Lucknow; Hemant Kutiyal as Commandant, 11bt PAC, Sitapur; Rathore Kirit as SP, Police Technical Services; Rishi Narayan Sharma as SP, Personnel, PHQ, Allahabad; Rajendra Prasad Pandey as SP, Cooperative; Arvind Bhushan as Commandant, 25th Bt PAC, Raibareilly; Satyendra Kumar Singh as SP, Public Grievances, DGP office; Mahendra Pal Singh will remain as Commandant, 37th Bt, PAC, Kanpur; Ashok Kumar Tripathi as Commandant, 30bt PAC, Gonda and H N Singh was posted as SP, DGP office, Lucknow.






Bhokare joins as Commandant, Indian Naval Academy (UPDATED)

Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, YSM, NM, has taken over the charge as the Commandant of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.






Ravi Singh relieved to join as Addl PS to MoS for New & Renewable Energy (UPDATED)

Ravi Singh has been relieved to join as Additional Private Secretary to the Minister of State for New & Renewable Energy. He is an IRS-C&CE officer.





Six IFS officers shifted after promotion to APCCF grade in MP (UPDATED)

As many as six IFS officers have been transferred and posted to different places after promotion to APCCF grade in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Atul Kumar Jain has been appointed as APCCF Production, PCCF office, Bhopal while Dr Dharmendra Verma was made APCCF, Forest Research Institute, Jabalpur and Sunil Agrawal was made APCCF, Land Management, Bhopal. Similarly, K Raman has been appointed as APCCF, Minor Produce Federation, Bhopal; Ashim Shrivastava as APCCF, Wildlife, Deharadun on deputation and Chitaranjan Tyagi was posted as APCCF, Minor Produce Federation.





Brij Mohan Singh Rathore gets proforma promotion to PCCF grade in MP (UPDATED)

Brij Mohan Singh Rathore has been accorded proforma promotion to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and presently posted as Chief Policy Advisor, ICMOD, Katmandu Nepal. He is a 1982 batch IFS officer of MP cadre.





Dr Rakesh Kumar Gupta promoted as PCCF, Production in MP (UPDATED)

Dr Rakesh Kumar Gupta has been promoted as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Production in Bhopal. He is a 1983 batch IFS officer of MP cadre.





Ramanathan appointed Addl. Director of Thirumalai Chemicals Ltd
Thirumalai Chemicals Limited has appointed Arun Ramanathan as Additional Director of the company.






Rao appointed CS of BEML Ltd

BEML Limited has appointed S V Ravisekhar Rao as the Company Secretary of the company.





Haldea nominated as Public Interest Director on Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd Board

Prithvi Haldea has been nominated as Public Interest Director on Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd Board






Kumar ceases to be Director (Technical) of Coal India Ltd

N Kumar has ceased to be Director (Technical) of Coal India Ltd.






Modi appointed CS of Valecha Engineering Ltd

Valecha Engineering Limited has appointed Vijaykumar H Modi as Company Secretary of the company.






Vaseta appointed Independent Director of Bronze Trading Ltd

Bronze Trading Ltd has appointed Ms Lataben Gautambhai Vaseta as Independent Director of the company.






Bansal resigns as Independent Director of Ushdev International Ltd

Anil Bansal has resigned as Independent Director of Ushdev International Ltd due to personal reasons.




Baliga ceases to be Officer Employee Director of Corporation Bank

Ekanath Baliga has ceased to be Officer Employee Director of Corporation Bank.







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It can be quite appropriately retorted that Chatterjee does not know what he is talking about. The point made was that the politicians have no business to appropriate credit for a purely military operation for political gain, with a view to influencing the outcome of impending elections in certain key states. Surgical strikes have happened before too, but the politicians of the day never tried to claim ownership. This is something never done in case of covert operations.

P K Lahiri

Relation on shaky grounds

The relation between Defence services and the Govt. Appears to be on shaky grounds which is not in the best interest of the Nation. But I am sure Modi Is capable of and will retrieve the situation peacefully. Good luck and All the best for the serving personnel.

Kuldeep Dhawan

ITS have usurped wireless service

ITS was created to propagate landline services in India. But since then they have managed to usurp the functions of the wireless service of DoT and mischievously managed to took upon then the wireless work as well. The cadre was declared surplus by the DoPT but still they are managing their cadre review despite the objections of the DoPT. The 6th pay commission recommended their abolishment but they again managed their survival. Post corporation of the telecom sector they should no role in the government but their posts appear to be increasing with the latest cadre review. Clear example of maximum government and minimum governance.

Vikram Singh







Missing records cannot be used as an excuse to deny information

The appellant stated that he joined the service in 1981 and is on the verge if retirement. He claimed that he has not got even a single promotion during his entire service period, though he is eligible as per rulers. He sought certain documents claiming that due to non-availability of the said documents, the appellant could not get his senior grade and selection grade. The PIO stated that information sought by the appellant is not available. The CIC observed that unless proved that record was destroyed as per the prescribed rules of destruction/ retention policy, it is deemed that record continues to be held by public authority. The CIC pointed out that by practice, 'missing file' cannot be read into as exception in addit