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Modi and Australia

On return from Australia a few tourists  said that Modi was being viewed as a world leader who is in a great hurry to take India on an another level. They say people in that country are all praise of Modi.







Simultaneous polls unlikely !

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s indication that the upcoming Budget will not be a populist one means that Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls will not take place simultaneously this year end.



Will Deepak Vispute succeed Arun Jain in MP ?

In the event of Arun Jain going on national scene it is said Deepak Vispute will succeed him as RSS Chief in Madhya Pradesh.




Now Davos

Yechury is a Congi in Commie garb!!!

What he said Commies took as a Barb!!!


He wanted Commies to ally with Congress!!

Commies too must have felt Congi in Commie dress!


His idea was summarily rejected!!!

Must have left him mighty dejected!!


He knew he'd have to give Sonia this news!!

Maybe to satisfy her Commies he'd even abuse!!


Now even SP is in double mind!!

Recent Alliance with Congress they want to rescind!!


Maybe SP will prefer a United Front or go alone!!

They say Aki has not liked Congress's recent tenor and tone!


AAP running about like headless chickens!!

The file of their misdeeds and stupidities thickens!!


After EC now they're going straight to the Top!!

Their stupidites just don't stop!!


Questioning the President now!!!

Iss se oopar they can't jao (go)!!


Or now they may approach the International Court !!!

To anything ludicrous they can resort!!


If BJP was behind this why so late!!!

For so long why the wait!!


Why not before RS votes in Delhi were cast!!

If BJP is behind this the delay sure does flabbergast!!


State and Centre Elections in one go!!!

No fair minded person will say 'No'!!


So many elections are a distraction and costlier too!!

Article 356 hurdle is just ballyhoo!!


But because Modi is pushing this!!

That's why Opposition wants to give it a miss!!


Modi says its an idea floated time to time!!!!

For Congress types to agree with Modi is a crime!!


Is Karni Sena being propped up by Congress!!

Part of its Project ... Engineer Stress!!


Though Congi Media projects its got BJP's support!!

A Rajasthan Congi 'piloting' them as per a report!!


By The Lobby badmouthing of Davos has commenced!!

This sudden onslaught you must have sensed!!


Davos is about collaborative ideas and efforts!

Next they'll decry the Davos comforts!


As Modi is the Star there so Davos is now a foe!!!

And to badmouth Davos to any depth The Lobby can go!


Confucius say....Any Modi connect and Modi detractors will slam!

For the truth it cares a damn!!

Disclaimer:  Not meant to influence , inform, insult or cast any aspersions. With inputs from MSM, SM and Blogs





O P Rawat to be CEC till December 2, 2018

O P Rawat will remain Chief Election Commissioner for about 11 months. 1977 batch former IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre Rawat would retire on December 2, 2018 after attaining the age of 65.

Joti was one batch junior to Zaidi

Outgoing CEC A K Joti was one batch junior to Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi. While Joti was 1975 batch IAS officer, Zaidi who was his boss belonged to 1976 batch.

Will Telengana CS get three months extension ?

Telengana Chief Secretary S P Singh is likely to get another three months extension in service beginning February 1. 1983 batch IAS officer Singh is scheduled to retire by this month end.

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Jharkhand ?

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Jharkhand ? Tie is now said to be between B K Tripathi and Amit Khare. If the Government goes by seniority then 1983 batch IAS officer B K Tripathi  will be new CS otherwise 1985 batch IAS officer Amit Khare who is in the cadre has a fair chance for the post.

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Bihar ?

Who will succeed Anjani Kumar Singh as Chief Secretary of Bihar on March 1 ? Currently names of 1984 batch IAS officer Deepak Kumar and 1985 batch IAS officer Arun Kumar Singh are doing the round.

Will Sanjeev Kaushik resign from IAS ?

Sanjeev Kaushik, a Kerala cadre 1992 batch IAS office  has been appointed SEBI’s third WTM. He is likely to take charge on January 24. Meanwhile, Kaushik who is presently working in the IIFCL may resign from the IAS to join SEBI, sources said. Will he resign from IAS ?

Ms Madhulika Sukul promoted as CGDA

Ms Madhulika P Sukul has been promoted to the grade of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).

P N Sukul promoted as CGDA

P N Sukul has been promoted to the grade of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).

Srinivas inducted into CBI as SP

Srinivas A has been inducted into Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as Superintendent of Police (SP). He is a 2009 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre.

Longest stay railway officials to move from Mumbai

Majority of the longest staying Railway officials are reportedly being moved from Mumbai.


Interview for Dy Governor RBI soon

Interview for one post of Deputy Governor RBI is expected to take place in a couple of weeks.

N P Dekate quits Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax

N P Dekate presently ACIT, Akola, has resigned from the Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre with effect from February 5, 2018.

No vacancy at DIG and SP level on deputation in GoI in January

There is no vacancy at Deputy Inspector General (DIG) and Superintendent of Police (SP) level on deputation in Government of India in the month of January.

Salaries of judges to be at par with bureaucrats

The bill on salary hike of judges passed in the Lok Sabha and pending passage in the Rajya Sabha will make it on a par with those of bureaucrats as per the 7th Pay Commission recommendations when passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Mishra apponited Part Time CVO

Consequent upon approval of the CVC, Hari Har Mishra has been appointed a Part Time CVO for the Defence Accounts Department. An IDAS officer is presently Jt .CGDA.

MoD bans short notices by officers to travel on personal visits abroad

Ministry of Defence (MoD) has banned processing of short notices given by officers to go on personal visits abroad and  directed through a circular that applications should be submitted by them for personal visits abroad atleast a month in advance.

Tenure of S K Biswas as Director (Pers), THDC ending this month

The tenure of S K Biswas as Director (Personnel), Tehri Hydro Development Corporation (THDC) India Limited is coming to an end on January 31, 2018.

Extended tenure of Rajesh Kapoor as Director (Tech), TCIL ending in January

The extended tenure of Rajesh Kapoor as Director (Technical), Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) is coming to an end on January 31, 2018.

Ministry of Defence PR, a scene

Ministry of Defence is busy now a days in preparation of R. Day celebrations but there is  little chaos in PR cell .Newly appointed Spokesperson 1997 batch IDAS officer Swaranshree Rao Rajashekar has started work but ADG, media and communication IIS  officer Nidhi Pandey is on long leave.

S Somnath is new Director of VSSC

S Somnath has taken over as new Director of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre.

Srikumar Menon to be next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Angola

Srikumar Menon, presently Ambassador of India to South Sudan has been appointed as thenext Ambassador of India to the Republic of Angola.He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

Himanshu Goswami appointed CPM, MAHA-Metro

Himanshu Goswami, CGE, SR, has been appointed as Chief Project Manager, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited(MAHA-Metro). He is an IRSE officer.

Sunil Magtilal Gupta appointed Sr. GM, CONCOR, Jaipur

Sunil Magtilal Gupta, NWR, has been appointed as Senior General Manager (Commercial & Operations), CONCOR, Jaipur. He is an IRTS officer.

Sanjay Nayar appointed GM (Elec.), DFCCIL, New Delhi

Sanjay Nayar, Railway Electrification, has been appointed as General Manager (Electrical), DFCCIL, New Delhi. He is an IRSSE officer.

Mrs Parul Gupta appointed as Dy Controller of Accounts, Forest

Mrs Parul Gupta has been appointed as Deputy Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. She is a 2010 batch ICAS officer.

Navneet Kumar appointed as Asst Controller of Accounts, IT

Navneet Kumar has been appointed Assistant Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi. He is a 2014 batch ICAS officer.

Four officers get IAS cadre in Tamil Nadu

Four officers of Non-State Civil Service of Tamil Nadu: K Megraj, M P Sivanarul, S Karmegam and D Rathna have been awarded Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre.

Four IPS officers of 2000 batch promoted as IG in AP

Four IPS officers of 2000 batch have been promoted to the rank of Inspector General of Police in Andhra Pradesh. The officers are: Manish Kumar Sinha, K V V Gopal Rao, B V Ramana Kumar, P Hari Kumar.

Paliwal appointed Chairman in UP

Chandra Bhushan Paliwal has been appointed Chairman of the Subordinate Services Selection Board, UP. He is a retired 1981 batch IAS officer. 

Minor reshuffle of IAS officers in Karnataka

More than half a dozen IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Karnataka. Accordingly, Mrs M V Jayanthi has been appointed as Chairman, Karnataka Appellate Tribunal while Mrs V Chaitra was made Commissioner, Labour and S B Sheetannavar is Deputy Commissioner, Haver District. Similarly, Dr M V Venkatesh has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner, Hassan district; Mrs Rohini Sindhur Dasari as MD, KSIIDC; Captain Dr K Rajendra as Deputy Commissioner, Ramanagara District and Dr B R Mamatha was made Commissioner, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs.

Pateria is officiating DG of CISF (UPDATED)

The out going DG, CISF, O P Singh  has handed over charge to Aalok Kumar Pateria, ADG, Hq, CISF. He is 1986 batch MP cadre IPS officer. 

Devendra Chaudhary posted as Chairman, UP Transport Corporation in UP (UPDATED)

Devendra Chaudhary has been appointed as Chairman, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Limited, Lucknow after returning from deputation. He is a 1981 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.

Pradip Kumar Mishra selected as Director (Comm), NALCO (UPDATED)

Pradip Kumar Mishra, ED, SAIL, has been selected for the post of Director (Commercial), National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 23, 2018. As many as seven persons were interviewed for the same.

Three IRTS officers shifted (UPDATED)

Smita Rawat has been appointed as ED, Non Fare Revenue & Tourism, Railway Board while Ateesh Kumar Singh was made ED, Mobility, Railway Board and Naveen Kumar Shukla is Principal ED, Catering in Railway Board. 

Eight IAS officers of 2002 batch promoted to Supertime Scale in Tamil Nadu (UPDATED)

As many as eight IAS officers of 2002 batch have been promoted to Supertime scale in Tamil Nadu cadre. The officers are: Archana Patnaik, Sigy Thomas Vaidhyan, C Samayamoorthy, Mythili K Rajendran, M S Shanmugam, Reeta Harish Thakkar, B Jothi Nirmalasamy and Jayashree Muralidharan.

ITDC sets stage for Son Et Lumiere (Show) to felicitate 18 National Bravehearts (UPDATED)

The extraordinary 18 Children hailing from different parts of the country, who are soon to become National Bravery Awardees were invited and welcomed to a mesmerizing Sound and Light show run by India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Ltd at Purana Qila, New Delhi. The Children will receive the National Bravery awards, for their outstanding acts of courage and tact, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Republic Day. ITDC presented brave-hearts the incredible 1000 years journey of rise and fall, shaping of the capital city ‘Delhi’ through a spell bounding Sound & Light show ‘Ishq-e-Dilli’. Addressing the brave-hearts at Purana Qila, Piyush Tiwari, Director (Commercial & Marketing) ITDC and the host for the evening said, “I am overwhelmed with the pride as I witness the youth of India who have personified themselves as epitomes of courage and Valor. The young souls have showcased the humanity by valuing others life and fighting their fears to protect others, while some brave-hearts sacrificed their life to save others. They are true inspiration to live with heroism and compassion. It indeed is an honor for ITDC family to host, meet and interact with these real life heroes and brave souls at the Son Et Lumiere (Show)”. The co-host for the evening, R N Kumar, General Manager, Sound and Light Show Division, ITDC said, “The Sound and Light show at the Purana Quila is a major attraction for visitors to Delhi. As the winners come from different parts of the country, we thought it would be interesting for these kids and their escorts to experience the dramatic recreation of a vast period of time in Delhi’s exciting history. With cutting edge projection and laser technology complemented by a powerful narration, it is India’s first permanent projection multimedia art installation and we are delighted to host the brave-hearts to this special spectacular show”. This year, the Indian Council for child Welfare has selected 18 children for National Bravery Awards. Out of 18, three of the awards are posthumous. These children hailing from different geographical regions will receive the award from Prime Minister on Republic Day and will also be a part of the Republic Day Parade.

HUDCO Organises International Training Programme for Overseas Professionals on “Planning and Management of Urban Services” (UPDATED)
Dr M Ravi Kanth, Chairman and Managing Director HUDCO, interacted with the trainees of the 37th International Training Programme on “Planning and Management of Urban Services”, being organised by HUDCO’s HSMI from 15th January to 9th March, 2018. This programme, supported by MEA under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP) and the TCS Colombo plan, is being attended by 23 participants from 15 countries.The participants will be visiting various urban development projects across India to understand the planning and management models of urban centres in India.


BEL CMD conferred Amity leadership award

Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), and BEL have been conferred the ‘Amity Leadership Award for Business Excellence’ by the Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh. The award was received by M M Joshi, Executive Director (National Marketing), BEL, at the IEEE Conference held recently at Amity University, Noida. Under the able leadership of Gowtama M V, CMD, BEL has leveraged its capabilities in IT to make immense contributions to the field of Surveillance and Defence industry.

Kanaratnam is Head (Engineering) AirAsia India

AirAsia India has appointed Sunmuga Kanaratnam as Head (Engineering) of the Airlines.

Capt. Ramanathan is Independent Director of Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals

Nagarjuna Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited has appointed Capt. Hari Haran Ramanathan as Independent Director of the company.

Lakshminarayanan quits as Exec. Chairman of Religare Enterprises

S Lakshminarayanan has quit as  Executive Chairman of Religare Enterprises Limited. 

Verma is CFO of GP Petroleums

GP Petroleums Limited appointed Arjun Verma as Chief Financial Officer of the company .

Vishwanath is Independent Director of Atlanta Ltd

Atlanta Limited has appointed Shankar Vishwanath as Non- Executive Independent Director of the company .

Data with RTI

Disclosure of defense provided by an accused of sexual harassment

The Appellant sought certified true copies of documents provided by respondent to the Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for defending the case of sexual harassment and other related documents. The information was denied claiming that it pertained to the ICC enquiry proceedings and as per Section 16 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act of 2013ICC Act, 2013 it is prohibited from publication. The CIC held that the information relating to the proceedings & findings of ICC while dealing with any incidence of sexual harassment, must be voluntarily made available to the victim. The Section 16 (ibid) does not eclipse the right of a complainant / victim of sexual harassment to access the same under RTI Act. The Section 16 (ibid) merely eclipses the right to know of the public at large, press and media only. Thus, a complainant/victim of an incident of sexual harassment can access information through the RTI Act, 2005.


It is a settled principle of interpretation of statutes that the provisions of any enactment are to be interpreted in a manner which furthers the cause or purpose behind its enactment. Section 16 is enacted as a safeguard measure to check further aggravation of traumatic and stigmatic experience of a victim of sexual harassment against by unwarranted disclosure of her identity.

Citation: Reshma M G v. All India Radio in File No.: CIC/AIRCL/A/2017/101742/SD, Date of Decision: 04/01/2018
Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is the co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION – LAW AND PRACTICand PIO’s guide to RTI. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at - http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/

Party funding for good governance

Suggestions have been invited for party funding. It is welcome step by the Govt. to invite suggestions. Without any prejudice it is submitted for consideration that the Party funding can be based on general policies of Govt. being followed i.e. to promote digital India, maintain transparency, paying the taxes for better governance. Therefore only following three main things are needed for Party funds: 1. Party funds should be completely cashless i.e. receipt and expenditure 100% cashless to promote Digital India. 2. It should be completely transparent i.e. all receipts and expenditures to be available in public domain i.e. in party's web-site. 3. It should be made taxable by issuing an Amendments in Income Tax Act 1961 to make it taxable so while spending the money the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. Good luck for new guidelines for party funding.



Why this sudden recommendation ?

Why this sudden recommendation when CEC was due for retirement on 23rd instant. Currently 11 other states have Parliamentary Secretaries. In Several states HCs have annulled the appointments but never disqualified the MLAs. Earlier Governments in Delhi itself when Congress and BJP were power during Sheila Dikshit and Sahib Singh Verma had parliamentary Secretaries. An update on Parliamentary Secretaries in the past in different states is as follows: Punjab 24 (2012), Arunachal Pradesh - 26 (2016), Meghalaya - 18 (2017), Nagaland - 26 (2017), Delhi - 21 (2015). When EC has not disqualified PS in any other states why this kolavari against AAP led Delhi Govt and that too even without following the principles of natural justice. This will not stand the scrutiny of law. Not going to stand the test of law. Meanwhile as usual let a section of media, congress and BJP celebrate it.

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