Proof of excellence, professionalism, commitment and ethicality.
"Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view."
There were reliable reports of re-union of Gandhi family before the Lok Sabha polls. Now the scenario has changed and people are curious to know as to who blocked the re-union.
In the political circles, Rahul Gandhi's sudden visit to Dubai is a talking point. Many term it a political visit while some link it to Christian Michael who has been arrested from Dubai last month. We have to wait to know the outcome of his visit.
New image makeover for The Baba!!
Act brazenly and brazen out any 'hai tauba'!!
PurposelyTytler was invited and seated in first row!!
Congress knew angst against this would flow and grow!
Intent was to show RaGa can't be made to bend!!
And another message this will send!!
That RaGa stands by Congressmen what may!!
Whatever Congi's done behind him RaGa will stay!!
Seems they feel to show RaGa's grown!!!
For his ruthlessness RaGa needs to known!!!
'Na parwah RaGa karre ga na Congress karre gi'!
Abh Congress ladhe gi!!
They've mistaken ruthlessness for decisiveness!!
Like correcting something wrong is not vindictiveness!
Being ruthless and being decisive not the same!!
In the end for this bloomer his Gang will take the blame!
This will backfire badly for sure!!
Desh ko kya kya karna padtha hai endure!!
To look like Modi RaGa's not marrying!!!
Maybe Chai ki Ketli he'll soon be carrying!!
Only flaw in RaGa's copy-cat act!!
To be decisive ruthless he doesn't have to act!!
Seems in 1984 message was sent kill Sikhs at will!!!
Kill...burn.... pillage at will!!
Big Tree has fallen Earth should shake!!
As many Sikh lives you can barbarously take!
Karnataka mein naatak jaari hai!!!
Firr se Karnataka ji Jantha haari hai!!
Jantha haari because we know what all this does entail!
Firr se Democracy ho gayi fail!!
Congi MLAs sent missives to BJP expressing their desire!!
This Government of ours we want to fire (dismiss)!!
It could be the inner turmoil!
Or Delhi's attitude that's made matters boil!!
Delhi being too Bossy or too demanding!!!
And then the Ship Leader of a minority commanding!
Their mindset ...apna CM toh mazaa!
Doosri Party ka CM toh sazaa!
If Congi MLAs want to jump Ship why will BJP say no!!
Why say.... you are Congis humaare darwaaze se go!!
If BJP's given an opportunity to come to power in Karnataka!
Whole heartedly it'll participate in the Naataka!!
National Herald says France Air Force got 28 Rafale Jets!
Headline adds at € 2.3 billion Jets French Air Force gets!!
Jets are from an old Contract and 2.3 billion is not the price!
For upgradation to F4 2.3 billion will suffice!!!
Confucius says.... Congress desperate ...kuch toh mill jae!
Humaara Yuvraj ka chehra khill jaye!
Adds... Aggar nahi milta toh karro invent!!
Modi ko fusaana is our single intent!
Disclaimer: Satire in Prose. Not meant to influence, inform, insult or caste any aspersions. Purely for Entertainment purposes only. With inputs from MSM, SM and Blogs
The rule giving two year term to the Cabinet Secretary was made during Atal Behari Vajpayee’s tenure when AK Agarwal was Secretary Personnel. “Two year term in central government would be applicable if considered necessary in public interest due extension in service to CS for such period as deemed fit subject to the condition that the total period of CS shall not exceed two years.”
Once bitten, twice shy. PM Narendra Modi is, this time, very cautious in selecting the new CBI boss. After enquiries from certain quarters, the PMO has called some IPS officers to know their mind. A couple of IPS officers have already been interviewed by the PMO.
Whispers has it that a Selection Panel set up by the Government of India will select an officer of Indian Police Service (IPS) for the post of Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at a selection meeting being held on January 24, 2019.
Sanjiv Arora, currently Indian Ambassador to Lebanon, is likely to succeed Dnyaneshwar Mulay (IFS 1983) as Secretary, Consular, Passport and Visa or CPV division, in the External Affairs Ministry this month end. He is 1984 batch IFS officer.
Amulya Patnaik, Delhi Police Commissioner, is likely to move as Director General, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He is a 1985 batch IPS officer of AGMUT cadre.
The tenure of Suresh Arora, presently Director General of Police (DGP), Punjab has been extended for an overall period of 12 months beyond the day of his retirement September 30, 2018. He is a 1982 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.
Three posts of General Managers - GM East, GM ICF and GM Northern - in Indian Railways are currently vacant.
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari, Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, and Justice Sanjiv Khanna of Delhi High Court have been appointed judges of the Supreme Court .
2008 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre Satyajit Naik has been appointed as the SP of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The cadre restructuring proposal in the Indian Army reportedly requires consent of chiefs of all the three wings of Defence forces before the proposals could be moved to the Ministry of Defence for consideration.
Two posts of Members are presently vacant in NHRC. The Commission has four Members strength. Sharat Chandra Sinha< IPS and former DG, NIA, demit office as Member on April 7, 2018 and Justive D. Murugesan, ex-CJI, Delhi HC retired as Member on Sept 20 last year.
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is whispered to have postponed the interviews for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Powergrid Corporation of India Limited and scrapped the panels of short-listed candidates ?
Subhash Chandra Gupta, GGM, RITES has taken over the charge as Director (Way & Works), Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL).
The tenure of V Udaya Bhaskar, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) is ending in February. CMDE Siddhart Mishra, GM, ECIL is expected to succeed him in March.
Gajendra Singh, Director (Marketing), GAIL (India) Ltd, has taken over an additional responsibility as Chairman of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).
From Civil Servant to Cultural Conductor: The successful Bhopal Literature Festival held between 12-14th January 2019 at the prestigious Bharat Bhawan has demonstrated that brilliance is absolute and reveals itself no matter what the field of activity.
Raghav Chandra, who retired recently as Secretary in the Government of India and who is known for the stellar work, especially in the field of infrastructure – as Chairman NHAI, Principal Secretary Urban Development, Managing Director Industrial Development Corporation, and as Commissioner of the MP Housing Board, aptly proved his all-round competence in the cultural sphere as well. He conceptualized the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival, created a core team, planned it carefully and executed it meticulously. The three-day festival with three parallel sessions each day, a cultural-spiritual immersion program in the morning and a cultural program in the evening attracted about 70 authors, discussants and artists from across India and abroad and hundreds of cognoscenti from Bhopal and its environs. The fragrance of this provocative and enticing event will resonate wide and far for a long time to come.
The Literary Festival was a buzzing cornucopia of Padma Shri and National awardees. While all 56 sessions were curated thoughtfully some of the popular and more notable authors and discussants who attended this literary and artistic extravaganza were: environmentalists Pradeep Krishen, Bittu Sahgal, Pranay Lal and Vivek Menon; diplomat/civil servants Pavan Varma, TCA Raghavan,Amar Sinha, Rajiv Mehrishi, Amitabh Kant, Anthony de Sa, Rajni Sekhri Sibal and SY Quraishi; military, intelligence and diplomacy experts General Ata Hasnain, General Mohinder Puri, Shiv Kunal Verma and AS Dulat (an international expert on South Asia, Professor Barnett Rubin came all the way from the United States to listen to the discussions); social commentators Keki Daruwalla, Bachi Karkaria, Vinita Dawra Nangia, Anil Dharker, Seema Goswami, Vinita Bakshi, Ashali Verma and Koral Dasgupta; historians/mythologists Shonaleeka Kaul, Ashali Verma, KK Chakravarty, Rima Hooja, Christopher Doyle; researcher/scholars like Madhavi Menon who is an authority on human behavior and sexuality, Radhakrishan Pillai who has written extensively on the learnings from Chanakya, Babli Moitra Saraf who has written literature keeping children in mind, Santosh Mehrotra Professor of Economics in JNU, Ila Pattnaik Professor in NIFP, Simran Chadha who has analysed the conversion of literature into cinema; management experts like Sachit Jain, Ashwini Lohani, V Kumaraswamy and Animesh Parihar; art scholars and artists like Manish Pushkale, Akhilesh, Bhajju Shyam, Jyotindra Jain, Alka Pande, Anubhav Nath, Tara Douglas, Gita Wolf, Vivek Tembe, John Bowles, Erwin and Christine Newumeyer; Hindi poets and writers like Udayan Vajpeyi, Ashok Chakradhar, Nandkishore Acharya, Arun Kamal, Ratan Thiyam, Ramesh Chandra Shah, Santosh Chaubey, Purushottam Agarwal. There were sessions on food and fitness as well with the noted architect Sunita Kohli talking about her book on Awadhi Cuisine, Kavita Devgan discussing from her book Ultimate Grandmother Hacks and Meera Das narrating the discovery of Neematnama which travelled from Mandu to Tipu Sultan’s court in the seventeenth century.
There was also involvement of young and old civil servants and writers: Hariranjan Rao, Pallavi Govil, Tejaswi Naik, Sufiyah Quraishi, SC Behar and R Parasuram and most importantly of civil servant wives: Seema Raizada, Suchita Malik, Preeti Chandra and Atima Mankotia.
What distinguished this literature and art event from others of this ilk were the unremitting timelines, the overall gravitas and the conformity to discussions based on literature and art. Therefore, even when cinema was discussed, it was done without depending on film stars to give it additional glamour.
Javed Akhtar has been appointed as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT)/ OSD in TPL-III division in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He is an IRS-IT officer.
Shemsingh Alexander Bathew, Director General of Audit, South Western Railway, Hubli, has been transferred and posted as Director General of Audit, Eastern Railway, Kolkata. He is a 1990 batch IA&AS officer.
Vivek Srivastava has been empanelled for holding Additional Director General (ADG) and Additional Director General (ADG) equivalent post in Government of India. He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre.
Ms Jaya Dubey has been transferred from Ministry of Textiles and posted as JS in the Ministry of Tourism . She is a CSS officer.
Aman Sharma has reportedly joined at his new posting as Director in the Ministry of Steel without relieving orders of the previous Ministry of Commerce and Industries. The 2002 batch Indian Postal Service officer was Director ,GeM in the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.
More than two dozen officers of Indian Supply Service(ISS) were reportedly not considered for Central Staffing Scheme(CSS) for the reasons best known to DoPT. Sources blame the concerning Ministry for this fiasco.
Rajat Kumar Mishra has been assigned an additional charge of Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.
Anurag Sharma has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, DoPT while Jitender Malik was posted as Deputy Secretary in Home Affairs upon return from deputation.
Raghav Mulay has quit as Company Secretary of Quick Heal Technologies.
Technofab Engineering Limited has appointed Avinash Chander Gupta as Chairman of the company.
Gian Prakash Singh has quit as Non- Executive Independent Director of Shree Ganesh Forgings.
Vaksons Automobiles Ltd has appointed Ms Himanshi Jindal as Company Secretary of the company.
Whispersinthecorridors.com has been regularly throwing up names of probables for appointment as union Cabinet Secretary. This would make the job of PM easier in selecting the right person for the job without gender bias.
Women have held key portfolios in the past. Madam Indira Gandhi as de jure PM, President of India, an Italian lady as the de facto PM of India during the UPA era, Speaker (LS), Governors of States etc.
But, all in political domain. None as chief of Indian bureaucracy.
Regrettable. Country’s successive CEOs failed to locate a woman officer to fill the position of union Cabinet Secretary ? Whether the omission was inadvertent or a conscious decision, one wonders? But, this surely, reveals the deeply ingrained misogynistic mindset of successive Prime ministers.
Are women officers less competent , less manipulative, less pliable, more difficult to handle than their male counterparts?
Let us go down the memory lane. Recall super sessions of senior civil servants like Ms Roma Majumdar , Ms Reva Nayyar and Ms Sudha Pillai despite their relative merit and inter se seniority vis-à-vis male aspirants. Ms Sarla Grewal was , appointed as Principal Secy to the then PM- Rajiv Gandhi, but not as Cabinet Secretary.
One hopes. PM Modi takes the call by allowing merit-based, out-of-turn promotions of a lady officer when the extended tenure of P K Sinha ,present Cab Sec, expires in June 2019. No UPA trick. Let no one keep the seat of cabinet secretary warm for facilitating the posting of a junior favourite of the male specie.
Recall, how Senior-most IAS officers were even shunted out as Chairpersons of Trade Fair Authority of India with status and pay scale of Cabinet Secretary. Motive : to plant a favourite, otherwise junior, as Cabinet Secretary.
The wind seems to be blowing in favour of Modi returning as PM after 2019 elections. The exercise must begin before EC’s Code of Conduct comes into operation so that the new incumbent could work as under-study to present CS.
If, PM Modi wishes to postpone selection of new Cabinet Secretary on ethical consideration till his re-election, it is his prerogative.
A K Saxena (A former civil servant)
Expenditure on Advertisement by the Modi Government
The news on the issue is misleading. It needs to be clarified that the expenditure quoted mainly includes expenditure on the advertisements related to public awareness and promotion of public interest. Incomplete information amounts to lie.
A K Verma, ISS (Retd.)
Separate reply for separate RTI applications
Appellant submitted before the CIC that he has not received any reply from the CPIO or the FAA till date regarding his query about the ownership of a particular land. In response to a show cause notice for imposition of penalty, the PIO regretted that the RTI Application dated 31.03.2017 was not replied to. He further submitted that later, Appellant filed a RTI another RTI Application dated 02.02.2018 wherein he sought information which is covered in the information sought in RTI Application dated 31.03.2017 also. A reply dated 28.02.2018 was sent to the Appellant asking him to inspect documents and take copies as required. The PIO prayed that the show-cause proceedings may be dropped as there was no malafide intention in the failure to provide a reply on the RTI Application dated 31.03.2017 within the stipulated time frame. The CIC observed that the facts of the case reflect very poorly on the lack of rationality of the PIO even as malafide intention is not evinced. The CIC dropped the show-cause proceedings with a severe warning to the PIO to remain careful in future.
All the PIO’s should remember that each RTI Application has to be dealt as per the provisions of RTI Act. Merely on a belief that two very distinct RTI Applications seek similar information,a PIO cannot absolve himself from the statutory duty of replying to one of the RTI Applications within the stipulated time frame of RTI Act. Reply to one RTI Application cannot take care of the other even if the information is similar.
Citation: Kartik B Joshi v. CPIO O/o Cantonment Board, Devlali Cantt in Adjunct Decision File No. : CIC/IARMY/A/2017/155555/SD/Adjunct, Date : 26/12/2018