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Real news these days ?

If someone joins the BJP, it is no news but if someone joins the Congress it is really a news these days.







Name of K V Chaudhary has been cleared for the post of Chairman CBDT .The 1978 batch IRS officer Chaudhary would succeed R K Tiwari on August 1.





Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Pushpendra Kumar, DCIT, Ghaziabad, has resigned from the service.




Around half a dozen files related to appointments of functional CMD and Directors in various Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Coal are reported to have been lying stuck in the ACC in anticipation of approval.





Behari empanelled as Secretary from back date

Government of India has empanelled Rakesh Behari as Secretary w.e.f. 2010. Prior to the Delhi HC orders on March 23, 2013 (a week before his retirement) CAT's observations also had testified the deliberate suppression of some of his service records at the time of empanelment of IAS officers of 1977 batch in June 2010. The fresh order, in favour of Rakesh Behari is in pursuance of Delhi HC's verdict given last year.







Two more slots of ACS in Govt of Chhattisgarh soon

As many as two additional posts of Additional Chief Secretary will be created in Chhattisgarh soon. Chhattisgarh cabinet has already given its approval against the proposal. Reportedly, the posts are being created especially for two senior IAS officers in Chhattisgarh. Keep guessing.






N S Kang all set to move on central deputation

As the grapevine has it, Navreet Singh Kang is all set to move on central deputation. The 1983 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre is presently serving as Financial Commissioner (Revenue). He is empanelled for the slot of Additional Secretary in Govt of India. His name had been doing rounds for the coveted slot of Chief Secretary to the Govt of Punjab.






Balwant Singh is CIC, Gujarat

Balwant Singh will soon be sweared -in as new Chief Information Commissioner of Gujarat Information Commission. The former 1975 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre is presently serving as Information Commission, GIC. In his new stint Singh would be succeeding D Rajagopalan as CIC.






2894 CRPF personnel resign

As many as 2894 personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have resigned from the service during the period of 2009 to 2012.






205 IRS (IT) officers waiting for Commissioner rank

As many 205 IRS (IT) officers belonging to 1992, 1993 & 1994 batches are waiting in the wings to be elevated to the rank of Commissioner, Income Tax. DPC had taken place on June 06 this year for as many as 205 posts of CIT.





Ajoy Mehta to join NHAI ?

Ajoy Mehta is expected to join as Member Administration in the NHAI. In all probability 1984 batch IAS officer will take over as Chairman of the NHAI after the expiry of term of present Chairman R P Singh.






Bains to return to Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Government has asked to return the services of Iqbal Singh Bains. The 1985 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer Bains is presently Joint Secretary, Indian Overseas Affairs in the Government of India.





Tripurari Sharan to return to Bihar

DG Doordarshan Tripurari Sharan is returning to the parent Bihar cadre after completion of central deputation tenure on July 27. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.






Ramudu is new DGP of Andhra Pradesh

Jasti Venkata Ramudu has been appointed new Director General of Police in Andhra Pradesh. He is a 1981 batch IPS officer of AP cadre.






Dogra selected as Director (Finance), GRSE

S S Dogra, DGM, Nalco, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE). As many as eight persons were interviewed for the same.






CBDT Member Ms Krishan to retire on July 31

Ms Deepa Krishan is all set to superannuate on July 31. The 1977 batch IRS (IT) officer is presently serving as CBDT Member (Personnel & Vigilance).






Orders of H Kumar for MD, MRPL soon

The orders of H Kumar, ED, HPCL, for the appointment as Managing Director, Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) are expected to be issued soon as the file related to his appointment reached Appointment Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for its approval.





GoI soon to advertise AS/JS rank post under CSS

As the grapevine has it, the Government of India may soon advertise an Additional Secretary/Jt Secretary rank post under CSS for the newly created post of Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited; a newly formed PSU in Narendra Modi's regime.





PESB seeks applications for Director (HR), BHEL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has sought applications for the post of Director (Human Resources), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) falling next year on August 1, 2015. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before September 26, 2014.






GoI to advertise for Director (Fin/Adm), NHIDCL under CSS

As the grapevine has it, the Government of India may soon advertise for the newly created post of Director (Admin/Finance) under CSS for the newly formed PSU under the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. The MoRTH has got new PSU, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, in Narendra Modi's regime.






Narendra Kr repatriates to AGMUT cadre

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Narendra Kumar is all set to repatriate to his cadre, AGMUT. The 1988 batch IAS officer had taken charge as Member (Admin), NHAI on April 1, 2013. Prior to his NHAI assignment he served Delhi Govt as Secretary, General Administration Department.






A K Das to join as Director (Fin), BCL on July 29

A K Das, AGM, BHEL, is expected to take over the charge as Director (Finance), Braithwaite & Co. Limited (BCL) on July 29 as he is being relieved of present organization on July 28, 2014.
(We said this January 7, 2014)






Ms Jain appointed as Deputy Director

Ms Nidhi S Jain has been appointed as Deputy Director (Hqrs), in the office of Principal Director of Commercial Audit and ex-officio Member Audit Board-II, Mumbai. She is a 2009 batch IA&AS officer.






PESB seeks applications for Director (CP&P), HSL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Director (Corporate Planning & Personnel), Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) lying vacant since June 21, 2014. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before September 8, 2014.






JS level post falling vacant in Commerce

A post of Joint Secretary level is falling vacant in the Department of Commerce in Government of India up to September 2014.






Bakolia likely to join central deputation

Upendra Bakolia is expected to join central deputation at Deputy Secretary/Director level in Government of India. He is a 1993 batch Indian Telecom Service officer.






Mrs Gamlin appointed PS, Services in Delhi Govt

Mrs Shakuntala D Gamlin has been appointed as Principal Secretary, Services in Delhi Government. She is a 1984 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






Khirwar appointed as Commissioner, Trade & Taxes in Delhi Govt

Sanjeev Khirwar has been appointed as Commissioner, Trade & Taxes in Delhi Government. He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






Biplav Kumar shifted to NCR after promotion to SAG

Biplav Kumar has been transferred from North Railway to North Central Railway after promotion to Senior Administrative Grade (SAG). He is an IRTS officer.






117 officers accorded Junior Scale of IRTS

As many as 117 Group B officers of Traffic Department of Indian Railways of different zones have been accorded Group A/Junior Scale of IRTS. The officers include: Birendra Mohan, V V Ramanamurthy, Prabhakar Mishra, R C Srivastava, Sanjay Ghosh, H K Mohanty, B k Routh, L D Behera, Debaraj Nayak, N K Jaya Singh, B Danieal Christopher, D R Paul, P S Seal, D D Choudhury, A Jha, Vijay Singh, R N Jha, Sanjeev Sethi, Arun saxena, Sikha Rani Roy, Virender Kumar, B K Sahu, S K Shukla, KK Pathak, A A Masram, A K singh, Jaydev Mondal, Asish Mukherjee, A Laksminaryanan Reddy, A Malleswara Rao, Dipankar Dutta, S Sengupta, p Kumar, D Thakuria, Alkananda Sarkar, B K Misra, C Padmadas, Sankar Mukherjee, P L Bhutia, Amar Kumar Das, Ramvir Singh, G L Meena, Ram Nath Meena, Bhupal S Brijwal, Lallan Prasad, Ram Avtar, B K Chaudhary, S Govinda Samy, Rajinder Pd Pandey Ajay bhardwaj, S S Rawat, Tarun Shukla, Yas Pal singh, Satyavir Srivastava, Jyoti Bhateja, K L Mahavar, Babulal Machaya, Manjeet Singh, V A Iyer, V K Johri, Jitendra K Agarwal, S K Yadav, Sanjay Shrivastava, C S Kuril, Ashok Kumar Agrwalla, Mansranjan Acharya, Tapan Bhattacharjee, R V K Singh, Binod Jha, Jahar Basu, R N Dey, P K Samal, V Venkataraj, Md Nizar, P L Ashok Kumar, A K Khare, N K Wathre, s Brahmo,Subimal Sen, R K Sharma, K V Thomas, R K Modi, K K Mishra, K E Answar, M R Baloampuruga Das, S Iqbal Ahmed, M Srikanta, Y P tripathi, Raj Kishore, Harish Gandhi, S R Viswas, Niranjan Ghosh, J Purty, R J Sharma, Sher Singh, P C Dudi, A K Naulalkha, Rakesh Mehta, Devi Singh, Yas kumar, J P Singh, Lalta Ram, J A Azmi, D S meena, Nirmal Kr Sinha, D D Ahirwar. Mukul Basumatary, V Sudharkar Naik, J Arundhati, Kamal Devo Das, B l Kori, T G Jadhav, Manik Ram, Tek Bhadur, A K Saxena, K V Ramana and V G Shayamkule.




Vivek Gupta transferred to West Central Railway

Vivek Gupta has been transferred from North Central Railway to West Central Railway. He is an IRAS officer.






Rinawma posted as CCIT-XI, New Delhi

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Ralte Lal Rinawma has been appointed Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT)-XI, New Delhi.






S M Misra appointed CCIT, Thane

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, S M Misra has been appointed as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Thane.






Chopra is OSD in Principal CCIT office, Delhi Region

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Manoj Kumar Chopra has been appointed as OSD (CW) in the office of Principal CCIT (CCA), Delhi region.




Amod Kumar is new Secretary to UP CM (UPDATED)

Amod Kumar has been appointed Secretary to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. He is 1995 batch IAS officer.






Kartikeya Misra appointed as Joint MD, TRANSCO in Telangana (UPDATED)

Kartikeya Misra has been appointed as Joint Managing Director, Telangana TRANSCO in Telangana. He is a 2009 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.






Anil Kumar Singhal appointed as OSD, AP Bhawan, New Delhi (UPDATED)

Upon return from central deputation, Anil Kumar Singhal has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Andhra Pradesh Bhawan in New Delhi. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.





22 IRS-IT officers transferred (UPDATED)

As many as 22 officers belonging to Indian Revenue Service (IRS) of Income Tax cadre have been transferred and posted at different places in the grade of Additional/Joint Commissioner of Income Tax. Accordingly, Praveena S has been shifted to Karnataka while Prakash Dubey was posted to NADT, Nagpur and Sanjay Vishwas Rao Deshmukh is being moved to Pune. Similarly, Gohil Y D has been transferred to Mumbai; Jaishree Sharma to Delhi CCA; R Ilavarsi to Tamil Nadu; Ajai Pratap Singh to Mumbai; Kaleemulla Khan to Karnataka; K P Gopakumar to Gujarat; V K Khanna to Delhi CCA; R H Gohel to Gujarat; Lata Sunder to Mumbai; Joshi Naresh Kumar Anand Prasad to Gujarat; Bhim Kunwar to Pune; K Venkatram to Andhra Pradesh; Madhu Kumar Julka to NWR; P K Srihari to Karnataka; M Mathivanan to Tamil Nadu; V Sreekar to Andhra Pradesh; Maya Maheshwari to Madhya Pradesh; Naik R S To Karnataka and Neehar has been shifted to Gujarat.






R Laxmanan is also Additional CEO, Election Commission in Bihar (UPDATED)

R Laxmanan has been assigned an additional charge of Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Election Commission in Bihar. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.






Dr H R Mahadev appointed as MD, Mysore Sugar Co Ltd

Dr H R Mahadev has been appointed as Managing Director, Mysore Sugar Company Limited, Bangalore in Karnataka. He is an IAS officer of this State cadre.






Akula appointed CEO, Waterbase Ltd

Waterbase Ltd has appointed Ramakanth V Akula as the Chief Executive Officer of the company w.e.f. August 1, 2014.





Bhushan appointed Independent Director, Alstom T&D India Ltd

Alstom T&D India Limited has appointed Bhanu Bhushan as Independent Director of the company.





Raghavan resigns as Director, Cipla Ltd

M R Raghavan has resigned as Director of Cipla Ltd.






Zainulbhai appointed Independent Director, Cipla Ltd

Cipla Ltd has appointed Adil Zainulbhai as an Independent Director.






Ramadurai ceases to be Director, Karur Vysya Bank

K Ramadurai has ceased to be Director of Karur Vysya Bank Ltd on attaining the age of retirement.







Two Directors cease to be on Board of Petronet LNG Ltd

Ashok Sinha and B C Bora have resigned as Directors of Petronet LNG Ltd.






Four Addl. Directors appointed on Board of Maan Aluminium Ltd

Maan Aluminium Ltd has appointed Ankur Jain, Sachit Jain, Shailesh Surendra Choksi and Kavish Shailesh Choksi as additional Directors of the company.





Babu resigns as Director, Vishvjyoti Trading Ltd

Nagaraj Babu has resigned as Director of Vishvjyoti Trading Ltd.





Datanwalla resigns as Director, Vaarad Ventures Ltd

Nitin Datanwalla has resigned as Director of Vaarad Ventures Ltd.





Mallikar appointed CS, Menon Pistons Ltd

Menon Pistons Ltd has appointed Ms Anuja Subhash Mallikar as Company Secretary of Menon Pistons Ltd.








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Impose one week time line for pending files

As the new Government is taking initiative to discipline, let new Government also put one week time line for the files pending unnecessarily to harass the efficient officers and take to logical end by end of July 2014 so that justice also is visible.


Amend RTI Act

The RTI Act has been made like the Dowry Act where the onus is on the accused to prove that he has not done anything malafide. The reason for the law is the past conduct and behaviour of the bureaucrats. As per one analysis by the Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, the incidence of misuse is negligible in the context of overall number of RTI applications filed in the country. If order passed in this case is grossly incorrect and suffers from legal infirmity. If there is law to debar an applicant not to file RTI application repeatedly, why would a need arise to sent the matter to ministry for making guidelines? It is a retrograde law and would be quashed in the first hearing by any High Court.


"Poor Policing"

Police is a State subject. Several police stations, across the country, boast of ISO-9001 certifications. The claims are out of sync with ground realities. Consider the national capital. Several police stations under Delhi police boast of ISO-9001 certifications. There is nothing on records to substantiate their claims to fame. Reason: The stake holder i.e. the public is deliberately kept out of loop by rating agencies. This is a serious flaw in the appraisal system. The lower cadres in the police apparatus are reluctant to register FIRs despite Hon'ble Supreme court's directions. The duty officers-in-charge and the investigating officers (IO), usually hawaldars, encourage mutual settlements between disputing parties to extort cuts and suppress crime statistics to show a declining trend. Senior officers are helpless against Head constables.
A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)

Kudos to Devadasan

Kudos to Devadasan for highlighting the important issue. Civil service is not for the privileged few and method of selection should be as broad based as possible to identify talent and not narrow to filter it.


Minister of H & FW

So much about CGHS beneficiaries specially for Pensioners have been written in the Whispers but still Dr. Harsh Vardhan is sleeping and either is not awake or not sensitive to the issue. It is once again requested to streamline the CGHS direct consultation for pensioners to ease out the problem and provide medical help. It looks NDA is no different from UPA in working and will loose its face in coming days.

N Prakash

Destroying UPSC ?

I entirely agree with the views expressed by Aarti Khosla with regard to the Civil Services Exam. UPSC is one of very few organisations in the country which has been functioning impartially without any interference from politicians. The new govt. appears to be bent upon destroying this institution also.








Citizen has no right to repeatedly ask for similar information

Through an application filed under the RTI Act, information regarding the service details and assets of the then CMD, DTC, and also information on certain retired employees who were granted pension was sought. During the hearing before the CIC, the respondent submitted that the appellant has filed around 130 RTI applications, mostly on the subject of nonpayment of pension to him. The CIC observed that it is a case of repetitive use of RTI Act, assuming the proportion of harassment to the Public Authority and abuse of RTI Act. Holding that repetitive use of RTI amounts to abuse, the CIC ordered that the same should be a ground for refusal of application and appeal. The CIC directed the deputy registrar to send the copy of the order to the Ministry of Personnel and Training with a recommendation to send it to all the Public Authorities, First Appellate Authorities and State Information Commissions. A copy was also sent to the Ministry of Personnel and Training to commission the framing of guidelines, for the benefit of and ready reference by Public Information Officers to refuse the repeated RTI applications, provide a ground for First Appellate Authorities to refuse second appeals if arise out of such refusals and similarly to reject the Second Appeals by Information Commissions either central or state.


This order would come as a relief to the officials who feel an atmosphere of fear and worry in the offices and are hesitating to take action against erring staff members for fear of facing flood of questions under RTI. However, the RTI Act does not specifically provide repeated filing of application as a ground of refusing the information, and the implied interpretation by the CIC is likely to be challenged in the higher judicial forum.

Citation: Mr. Ramesh Chand Jain v. Delhi Transport Corporation GNCTD, Delhi in File No.CIC/AD/A/2013/001326SA

(, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles regarding RTI can be read at












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