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There is no greater nuisance in a country than an argumentative person. Guess ?




Politicians and Indian Media !

Heard at a meeting of politicians " Media ajkal behut mehga ho gaya hai ".This could be a good topic of discussion.







If insiders are to be believed, henceforth all the postings of the Additional Secretary and above will be decided by the PMO.





Dr S K Nanda is likely to be appointed new Chief Secretary of Gujarat on October 31. He is 1978 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.




After the retirement of CMDs of three banks on September 30, seven banks are now headless on October 1.The Banks are Bank of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank, United Bank, Canara Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Vijya Bank.





Half dozen files for appointments in Petro-PSUs under submission

Around half a dozen files related to appointments of functional Directors and MD in various PSUs of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas are reported to be under the submission.






94 applicants for four posts of Administrative Member, CAT

It is reliably learnt that as many as 94 applicants have shown keenness on taking up the coveted post with CAT as Administrative Member. Reportedly, 11 posts are vacant with CAT including 07 posts of Judicial Members.






Dr B P Sharma selected as CMD, Pawan Hans Ltd

Dr B P Sharma, ED, AAI, has been selected for the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on September 30, 2014. As many as 12 persons were interviewed for the same.






T K Nag takes charge as CMD, NCL

T K Nag, Director (Technical), CCL/CIL, has taken over the charge as Chairman and Managing Director, Northern Coalfields Limited (NCL).
(We said this on February 19, 2014)






Dr R S Jha joins as Director (Pers), SECL

Dr R S Jha, GM, MCL/CIL, has assumed the charge as Director (Personnel), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL).
(We said this on January 17, 2014)






Sarin joins as CMD, ALIMCO (UPDATED)

D R Sarin, GM, NSC, has taken over the charge as Chairman and Managing Director, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO).
(We said this on March 21, 2014)





Harpreet Singh takes over as MD, CWC (UPDATED)

Harpreet Singh, Director (P&S), CONCOR, has taken over the charge as Managing Director, Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC).He is an IRSME officer of 1980 batch.
(We said this on March 18, 2014)






Orders for Chahar as APS to Gehlot soon

As the grapevine has it, the orders for R D Chahar are expected soon as APS to Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Union Minister for Social Justice. Chahar is 2000 batch officer of DANICS cadre.






PESB to hold selection interviews for 06 top PSU positions in October

It is reliably learnt that PESB will be holding the selection interviews for as many as six top positions in PSUs in the month of October. The expected interviews are for CMD positions for Bharat Dynamics Ltd, NALCO, MMTC, Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Engineers India Ltd and also for the position of MD, HMT Watches.





S V Prasad is first Vigilance Commissioner in Andhra Pradesh

Former Chief Secretary of undivided Andhra Pradesh SV Prasad has been appointed the first Vigilance commissioner of Andhra Pradesh for three years. He is retired 1975 batch IAS officer.





Subir Das takes charge as Director (Mines), NLC

Subir Das, GM, BCCL, CIL, has taken over the charge Director (Mines), Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC).
(We said this on February 11, 2014)





K K Parida joins as Director (Fin), MCL

K K Parida, GM, SECL/CIL, has assumed the charge as Director (Finance), Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).
(We said this on March 25, 2014)





B R Reddy takes charge as Director (Tech), ECL

B R Reddy, GM, CCL, CIL, has taken over the charge as Director (Technical), Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL).
(We said this on January 21, 2014)





PESB seeks applications for Director (Fin), Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corp

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has invited applications for the post of Director (Finance), Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited fell vacant on September 13, 2014. Those willing to apply can send their applications to the PESB before November 17, 2014.





CVC clearance soon to Manoj Mishra for CMD, CCI

Manoj Mishra is all set to take the batton from R P Tak as the new CMD of Cement Corporation of India amid the awaited clearance from CVC. He had been serving CCI as Director (HR). On March 27 he was selected for the post by PESB.






Shalab Goel deputed to DMRC

Shalabh Goel, DRE, has been deputed to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) for a period of three years. He is an IRSEE officer.






T D Diwivedi appointed Director, Railway Board

T D Diwivedi, Deputy CAO(G), Northern Railway, has been appointed Director (Finance PPP), Railway Board. He is an IRAS officer.






Arun Kumar appointed as IG, CRPF

Arun Kumar has been appointed as Inspector General (IG) in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). He is a 1985 batch IPS Officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.





Pankaj Jain posted as Advisor (CE), Railway Board

Pankaj Jain, PCE, North Western Railway, has been posted as Advisor (Civil Engineering), Railway Board. He is an IRSE officer.






Reshuffle of IFS officers in AP

As many as 13 IFS officers have been transferred in Andhra Pradesh. Accordingly, Dr Shantipriya Pandey has been posted as Conservator of Forests, Ananthpur while Rahul Pandey will be now Conservator of Forests WLM, Triupathi and M Ravikumar was made Conservator of Forests, Kurnool. Similarly S Srisaravanan is posted as Conservator of Forest and Field Director, Project Tiger, Srisailam; J S N Murthy as Conservator of Forest, Vishakapatnam; A Bharath Kumar as Regional Manager, APFDC Ltd, Rajahmundry; Md Diwan Mydeen as DFO, Visahkapatnam; P S Srinivasa Sastry as DFO, Chittor (East); Y Sreenivas Reddy as Divisional Forest Officer, Markapur; S Venkatesh as DFO, Rajampet; P Srilakshmi as DFO, Nandyal and V Saibaba as DFO, Atmakur.






Upamanu Basu posted in Principal CCIT office, Delhi

Upon return from deputation, Upamanyu Basu, Commissioner of Income Tax, has been posted as CIT (OSD) (CW) in the office of Principal CCIT (CCA), Delhi Region.





Parvez Hayat poised for ADG empanelment with GoI

As the grapevine has it, Parvez Hayat may soon be empanelled as ADG in Govt of India. The 1984 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre is presently serving at centre as Chief Vigilance Officer, Power-Grid Corporation of India Ltd.





Javed Ahmed poised to be empanelled as ADG, GoI

As the grapevine has it, S Javed Ahmed is all set to be empanelled as ADG in Govt of India. The 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre has recently repatriated to the state. Previously he served as Jt Director, CBI.





Rakesh Asthana tipped for ADG empanelment

As the grapevine has it, Rakesh Asthana may soon be empanelled to be posted to the rank of Additional Director General with Govt of India. The 1984 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre is presently serving in the state as Surat Police Commissioner. Asthana has also been leading the IPS fraterninty in the state as elected president of Gujarat IPS Association.





File of D S Rana for Director, DFCCIL moved to ACC

The file of D S Rana, CPM, DFCCIL, for the post of Director (Infrastructure), Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has reportedly been sent to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for its final approval.





1982 batch IAS is CIC in Tripura

The 1982 batch retired IAS officer K V Satyanarayana has been appointed Chief Information Commissioner in Tripura.






Abhay to be IG in BPR&D

Abhay is expected to join the Government of India as IG in BPR & D. He is 1986 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre.





Two months extension to Haryana Chief Secretary (UPDATED)

Haryana Chief Secretary Ms Shakuntala Jakhu has been given two months extension in service on the recommendation of the Election Commission. 1978 batch IAS officer Ms Jakhu would continue till November 30.






Debasish Panda is new PS Home in UP (UPDATED)

Debasish Panda has been appointed new Principal Secreatry (Home) in Uttar Pradesh. He is 1987 batch IAS officer.






Chaudhary took charge today as Secretary, Chemicals & Petrochemicals(UPDATED)

Surjit Kumar Chaudhary took charge today morning as Secretary, Dept of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre previously served as Secretary, National Commission for Minorities.






Takru took charge as Secy, NCM yesterday (UPDATED)

Rajiv Takru took charge as new Secretary, National Commission for Minorities yesterday evening. The 1979 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre previously served as Revenue Secretary and further as Secretary DONER.






Subburaj takes charge as Secretary, Pharmaceuticals (UPDATED)

V K Subburaj took charge today in the morning as new Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. The 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre previously served as Secretary, NACO and further as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes.






Mrs Johri takes charge today as Secretary, Disinvestment (UPDATED)

Mrs Aradhana Johri has reportedly taken charge as new Secretary, Department of Disinvestment today. The 1980 batch IAS officer of UP cadre previously served as Secretary, Dept of Pharmaceuticals.







Tripathi yesterday took charge Secretary, Public Enterprises (UPDATED)

Kapil Dev Tripathi took charge as new Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises yesterday evening. The 1980 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre previously served as Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission.






Ms Sidhu yesterday took charge as Secretary, Justice (UPDATED)

Ms Kusumjit Sidhu took charge as new Secretary, Department of Justice. 1979 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre previously served as Secretary, Public Enterprises.






D Thara is new Commissioner Municipal Corporation (UPDATED)

D Thara has been appointed Commissioner Municipal Corporation, Ahemdabad. He is 1995 batch IAS officer.






HAL carries-out maiden flight of LCA -Tejas Series Production (UPDATED)

First of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas built to series production standard successfully completed its maiden flight, piloted by Air Cmde K A Muthana, (Retd) Chief Test Flying, HAL here yesterday evening. "This could be achieved within nine months after receiving the IOC certification in December 2013 and within one year after receiving the build standard documents", said Dr R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. "The aircraft is now ready for IAF operations", he added. Dr Tyagi also congratulated HAL engineers, technicians and other staff involved in this project. The other series aircraft are in various stages of "build" in the fully equipped production line at HAL factory at Bangalore. The Contract for delivery of aircraft was signed in 2006 for first 20 LCA Tejas aircraft in IOC configuration. The build standard documents for IOC aircraft were finalised in September 2013 and Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) was accorded in December 2013. HAL faced many technological challenges in the making of LCA that included sanctions on import of carbon fibre, establishing the entire tooling and manufacturing capability by in-house design of tooling and test equipments and incorporation of world class manufacturing standards. Inspection devices such as laser trackers tolerance to the tune of 0.08 mm for inter changeability features and 0.2 mm for contours were used to achieve these standards.






Rajinder Kumar appointed as Deputy Secretary, Defence (UPDATED)

Rajinder Kumar has been appointed as Deputy Secretary under the Ministry of Defence for a period of four years. He is a 2003 batch IES officer of Delhi cadre.






Rakhee Gupta Bhandari selected as Director, Water Resources (UPDATED)

Rakhee Gupta Bhandari has been appointed as Director under the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in Government of India. She is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.






Suresh Chandra gets full charge of MD, TSMSIDC (UPDATED)

Suresh Chandra has been given full additional charge to the post of Managing Director, Telangana State Medical Services Infrastructure Development Corporation (TSMSIDC). He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Telanagana cadre.






Kapil Dev is also Secretary, CVC (UPDATED)

Kapil Dev has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for a period of three months. He is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.






Sajal Chakraborty is again CS of Jharkhand (UPDATED)

Sajal Chakraborty has been re-appointed Chief Secretary of Jharkhand.He is 1980 batch IAS officer.






Kumaraswamy relieved to join as Joint Secretary, Space (UPDATED)

The Government of Delhi has relieved S Kumaraswamy of cadre responsibility enabling him to join the post of Joint Secretary (Administration) in the Department of Space, Banglore. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre.






Manish Gupta is also Commissioner EDMC, Delhi Govt (UPDATED)

Manish Gupta has been assigned an additional charge of Commissioner, East Delhi Municipal Corporation in Delhi Government. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of AGMU cadre.






Madhu Sharma is CVO HMT Ltd (UPDATED)

Ms Madhu Sharma has been appointed CVO of the HMT Ltd,Bangalore. She is 1986 batch IFS officer of Karnataka cadre.







Deepak Srivastava gets two years extension (UPDATED)

CVO Mahanadi Coalfields Sambalpur Deepak Srivastava has been given two years extension in central deputation tenure till 27 August 2016.






Shah appointed CFO, Ganesh Housing Corporation Ltd

Ganesh Housing Corporation Limited has appointed Nilesh Shah as Chief Financial Officer of the company.







Sharma appointed MD, Duncans Industries Ltd

Duncans Industries Limited has appointed Rajesh Sharma as Managing Director of the company.





GAIL India Director (Mktg.) tenure extended

The Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has extended the tenure of Prabhat Singh, Director (Marketing) GAIL (India) Ltd beyond February 24, 2015 till November 30, 2016 till the date of his superannuation or until further orders are received from the ministry.





Singh ceases to be Part-time Director, GAIL (India) Ltd

P K Singh, Joint Secretary, Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas ceases to be Part-time Director on the Board of Directors of GAIL (India) Limited.






Two Directors cease to be on Board of NHPC Ltd

Shantikam Hazarika and A Gopalakrishnan have ceased to be Independent Directors of NHPC Limited.






Burman appointed Independent Director, Kohinoor Foods Limited

Kohinoor Foods Limited has appointed Vijay Burman as an Independent Director of the company





Sharma resigns as Independent Director, JK Cement Ltd

Ashok Sharma has resigned as Independent Director of JK Cement Limited.





Singh resigns as CS, Paramount Printpackaging Ltd

Tanu Singh has resigned as Company Secretary of Paramount Printpackaging Limited with immediate effect.





Two Addl. Directors appointed on Board of Jindal Stainless Ltd

Jindal Stainless Limited has appointed Major General Kanwaljit Singh Thind, VSM (Retd.) and Ishani Chattopadhyay as additional directors of the company w.e.f October 1, 2014.





Khaitan resigns as Independent Director, Bajaj Corp Ltd

Haigreve Khaitan has resigned as Independent Director of Bajaj Corp Limited with immediate effect.






Tandon resigns as Independent Director, Dhampur Sugar Mills Ltd

BB Tandon has resigned as Independent Director of Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited.






Shah resigns as CS, Aarvee Denims & Exports Ltd

Brooks Laboratories Ltd has appointed Ms Sonia Gupta as Additional Independent Director of the company.





Duggal resigns as Director, Banco Products (I) Ltd

Sudesh Kumar Duggal has resigned as a Director of Banco Products (I) Limited.






Mody ceases to be Director, Peninsula Land Ltd

Jaydev Mody has ceased to be Director of Peninsula Land Limited.







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"Digital India" rekindles hopes of ITS officers

The recently announced "Digital India" has rekindled dwindling hopes of Indian Telecommunication Service (ITS) officers of the Department of Telecom (DoT). The fulfillment of vision of the Central Government for revolution in Information & Communications sector, as envisaged in "Digital India", lies largely on the shoulders of these officers. These ITS officers are going to play a crucial role in realizing the dream of the Government.

Despite having served for very long years in the department, these officers have been made to impatiently wait for their long overdue promotions. It is learnt that for this and a number of other reasons, there is a growing disenchantment amongst these officers since last many years. The officers believe that despite having been passed out from top institutions of the country, having superior qualifications and having been selected through a grinding process of UPSC before joining the department, they have been totally ignored by the Government as far as fulfillment of their legitimate career aspirations are concerned.

These officers are the back bone of the Information & Communications sector of the country. These officers are going to play a vital role in realizing the vision behind "Digital India". It is rather unfortunate that at this critical juncture when the Government is looking towards them with high expectations, their morale is at its nadir. He further informs that these officers are not getting their promotions since last many years.

As per ITS Recruitment Rules which is the guide book for their career mobility, the qualifying service for being promoted to Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) & Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) is 17 & 25 years respectively. As against these norms, ITS officers having completed 25 years of service are still waiting for their promotion to SAG. The tragedy is that promotion of a full single batch of officers to SAG is still incomplete since last seven years. Further, officers having 34 years of service are still languishing in SAG despite being eminently qualified to move into HAG.

ITS Association has demanded promotion of ITS officers at par with other Central Group 'A' officers while also keeping their historical promotional aspects in mind. Talking of other pressing issues, he further states that DoT is not paying full allowances (Head quarter allowance) to a section of ITS officers posted in the department. The ITS officers deputed in BSNL are having their own set of pressing issues, the prominent being forced reporting of seniors officers to their erstwhile junior colleagues. All this is negatively affecting the morale of these officers.
ITS Association has an advice to give to the Government that to implement "Digital India" in its most effective form, there is an urgent need to constitute an all India Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Service. It will not only catalyze uniform & rapid growth of ICT in all states & parts of India, but also strengthen the federal structure of the Indian union.

A. S. Meena, President ITS Association

Achchey Din will pour in later

Modi took as PM of India in May-2014. Since then he is working hard with honesty and dedication. Regarding prices, it cannot come down in days but take months and years after implementation of good policies being framed by his government. At the same time flood disasters in J & K and Assam and other areas in India, the entire government was put on to meet the requirements of the flood affected peoples. Petrol and diesel prices started coming down, share market is in good mood for investors, FDI are coming seeing better avenues in India. People should understand that after a very long time, a honest, dedicated and hard working government has taken over. Let us see and watch the working and results will pour in.

Ram Kumar Garg

What about negative Group 'A' officers ?

Modi is talking about red carpet. But what he is thinking about negative Group 'A' officers who are saddist and negative also. They think that their subordinates are subservient to them. Some of them are not able to cope with their daily lives both at home & residence. They will ask questions and when the juniors starts giving them a reply because of the poor listening capacity start saying "are yeh nahin aur woh nahin". They also necessarily mis- behave. The poor subordinate keeps mum and bears their insult because he thinks that his ACR may not get spoil and he may not get promotion. Such officers have to be identified and rooted out of the system. It is quite possible that they may have cleared the UPSC exam by only cramming. They are a blot for the system and for the progress of the country. Feudal days are over. Mr. Modi should also talk to the junior and improve the system


State administrations inefficient because of IAS

It is unfortunate to say that state administrations are inefficient because of IAS...on the other hand truth is that if there is anything happening in most of the states, it is largely because of IAS. Most political executives at state level, particularly where regional parties are strong, want IAS to be disbanded and they do achieve their not so well intended objectives through 'locals" outside the IAS, which is always at the receiving end.

Suresh Kumar

Railway Doctors poached by Private Hospitals

The problem with the Railway Doctors is that they are being poached by Private Hospitals. The Government provides them subsidy for medical education, . job, salary, railway pass,, saloons & railway bungalow. They also get huge experience with the number of patients they see. The doctors who leave away for greener pastures are a selfish lot. The best solution is construct Medical Colleges along with the major Railway Hospitals so that one who likes teaching line remains with the hospital

Anurag Srivastava

Deputation posts are vacant

Deputation posts are vacant in Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (aprrox.25). Why ? Applicants are waiting for Interview call. What is reason behind it? Secretary of Civil Aviation should take step in this matter.


Congrats Justice Dattu

Many culprits need to be given punishment in rape case and other such cases at the earliest. Hope you will fulfill the promise.

Ram Singh

Why is Modi concentrating so much on Foreign Affairs?

First, he knows that to develop fast, resources, technology/ know how and expertise are required quickly and in abundance. Since these are already available with many developed and developing countries, acceleration in ties with friendly developed nations is required. Modi knows that if he relies only on domestic effort, much more time will be taken to develop. Any country can develop fast only if it can concentrate on development without having to waste scarce resources on unnecessary issues, so, it is also important to reduce tensions with neighbouring countries with whom we have disputes. At the same time, having good relations with friendly neighbours enhances security, boosts developmental efforts, increases trade, economic activity and cooperation and allows us to enhance synergy in various spheres. Modi also wishes to enhance the prestige of the country in the world. Apart from these, it is a way for Modi to quickly rise in stature, both domestically and