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In diplomatic circles, there is a fear that present Indo-Pak tension may escalate and lead to World War. As many as 57 countries have already extended support to India.
Is DMK Chief Stalin a rising star in the Indian politics ? Clear indication is Chennai visit of Ratan Tata and Mukesh Ambani to meet him.
Who will make the best PM- Modi or Rahul ?
With the Lok Sabha elections approaching fast, political tempers too have started rising with a clear cut divided as rarely, or never, seen in the recent past. The upcoming elections seem to be taking the shape of presidential form of elections with the PM Narendra Modi, of course, the central figure and the Congress President Rahul Gandhi also fast trying to catch up with him as far as popularity and acceptability among the masses was concerned.
Now the question is that who should be voted to power in the interest of the nation. Modi or Rahul ?
All the four top CBI officials appointed by the Modi Government had an unceremonious career. The officials are Alok Verma ,Rakesh Asthana, A K Sharma and M Nageswar Rao.
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Sudeep Lakhtakia, DG, NSG has been given additional charge of DG, BPR&D. He is 1984 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.
This time selection of a PESB 'MD will be made by a committee. Now the question that is being asked is - Why PESB has not been given this responsibility to select the MD ?
Three Members of CBDT are schedule to retire this year. Aditya Vikram will superannuate in June, P C Mody in August and Neena Kumar is schedule to retire in September this year. Vikram is an IRS-IT officer of 1981 batch while Mody and Kumar belong to 1982 batch of IRS-IT officers.
Kevin Boban , Dy Commissioner, GST Zone Panchkula, has been posted as OSD (Custom) in CBIC. He is a 2014 batch IRS(C&CE) officer.
Govt has accepted the Technical Resignations of five IRS(C&CE) officers of 68 and 69 batches. Rajat R Chaturvedi, 68th batch, Apurv Chauhan, Pukhraj Kamal, Rehna R and Vinodhpati H. These four officers belong to 69th batch. Their VR has been accepted from Feb 14, 2019.
A Committee has been formed to select MD, ONGC, Videsh (OVL). K D Tripathi, Chairman, PESB, has been appointed Chairman of the Committee while Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, CMD, ONGC and M A Pathan, ex-Chairman, IOCL are appointed Members of the Committee.
Process is said to be on to fill up three vacancies of Members in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
Cmde Siddharth Mishra, GM, ECIL, whose appointment as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), will be taking over the charge on March 1, 2019. The tenure of incumbent V Udaya Bhaskar is ending on February 28, 2019.
The tenure of J P Singh as Director (Technical), Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), is ending on February 28, 2019. The Government of India is yet to find his successor.
The Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) as reportedly proposed in the Army restructuring exercise will be commanded by an officer of a Major General rank.
B K Singh is likely to take over as DG Anti Naxal Operations and SIB in Chhattisgarh. He is 1987 batch IPS officer.
K V Tirumala, ITC officer, has joined GD, FT hq as DDG. He was posted in R A , Ahmadabad.
Ashok Dwivedi , who was Dy DG FT, has joined Department of Commerce. After Dwivedi's posting the transfer orders of Vishal Sharma from Mumbai, has been cancelled.
The names of Kaushik Bhattacharjee, ED (Engg.), S K Vyawahare, GM (Engg. Civil), Sanjeev Jindal GM (Engg. Civil) and Captain Raj Kumar Malik GM (Security) have been approved for empanellment for the post of Regional Executive Director/Airport Director, Grade-I at the level of Executive Director and other equivalent level post on ex-cadre basis of the Airports Authority of India.
As many as six Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officers of 1994 batch have been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India. The officers are: Tarun Jain, Seema Sharma, Indu Rani Dubey, Ateesh Kumar Singh, Jayant Singyh and J Vinayan.
Two 1995 batch officers of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), Raman Rathendra and Manish Tiwari, have been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India.
Aditya Kumar of 1996 batch belonging to Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS) has been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India.
Three 1997 batch officers of Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), Deepak Kumar Gupta, Navin Agarwal and Anand Madhukar, have been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India.
A K Deori has been transferred from MHA and posted as Director in the Ministry of Minority Affairs. He is a CSS officer.
Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy has been appointed as Additional Judge of Madras High Court for a period of two years.
Dr Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Commerce, has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) from February 20 to February 26, 2019. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of UD cadre.
On premature repatriation from Chennai Metro Rail Ltd(CMRL), S Arivuselvan has been transferred to Southern Railway. He is an IRSE officer.
Sanjeev K Jain has been transferred from DLW to MCF, RBL and Trilok Kothari is transferred from Central Railway to DLW. The officers belongs to IRSS.
Abhimanyu Patel has been posted as PCSTE(CHOD), East Coast Railway while S K Biswas is also posted as PCSTE(CHOD), Central Railway. Both the officers belong to
A 1993 batch officer of Indian Statistical Service (ISS), Ms Pravin Horo Singh has been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India.
Two officers of 1992 batch of Indian Statistical Service (ISS): Sanjay and Subhash Chandra Malik have been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts in Government of India.
Former 1986 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre Gaurab Chandra Dutta was found dead in mysterious circumstances at his flat in Kolkata.
Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), has been conferred with the ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award at the Aerospace & Defence Awards (2019) organised by International Aerospace media group at Bengaluru today. Gowtama received the award from Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Aru
Balkar Singh has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula, while Sonal Goel was made Administrator, HSVP, Faridabad and Additional Director, Urban Estate, Faridabad and Amna Tasneem is Deputy Commissioner, Yamunagar. Besides, Nishant Kumar Yadav has been appointed as Secretary, Haryana Public Services Commission and Mohd Imran Raza is Additional Deputy Commissioner, Gurugram and Secretary, RTA, Gurugram.
Padmaja Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary in-situ in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. He is a CSS officer.
Meenakshi Jolly has been appointed as Joint Secretary in-situ in the Ministry of Defence. She is a CSS officer.
Deepak Barnwal has been appointed as SP, Aurangabad, while Satya Prakash is SP, Madhubani and Rakesh Kumar was made Commandant, Bihar Armed Police-8, Begusrai. Besides, Raman Kumar Chaudhary has been appointed as Assistant to IG, Welfare in Bihar.
A K Deori has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Minority Affairs in Government of India.
As many as 18 IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Maharashtra. Accordingly, Mrs Sonia Sethi has been posted as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mumbai, while Pravin Darade was made Additional Municipal Commissioner, Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai and A B Subhedar is Joint Secretary, Urban Development Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai. Similarly, B G Pawarhas been posted as Municipal Commissioner, Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation, Virar; D B Gawade as Director, Tourism, Mumbai; N K Patil as Managing Director, Maharashtra State Tribal Development Corporation, Nashik; Dr M S Kalshethi as Municipal Commissioner, Kolhapur Municipal Corporation, Kolhapur; Balaji Manjule as Collector, Nandurbar; A A Gulhane as Collector, Yavatmal; J S Papalkar as Collector, Akola; D B Halde as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Raigad; H S Sonawane as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Thane; Dr Abhijeet Chaudhari as Collector, Sangli; M Devender Singh as Director, Information Technology, Mumbai; Dr Astik Kumar Pandey as Collector, Beed; Kaustabh Diwegaonkar as Director, Groundwater Survey Development Agency, Pune; Dr D R Taware as Municipal Commissioner, Solapur Municipal Corporation, Solapur and V B Pawar has been posted as Joint Secretary, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai.
Tarun Shridhar has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary of newly created Department of Fisheries. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of HP cadre.
Giridhari Nayak, DG, Nagar Sena and DG, Jail has been assigned additional charges of DG, Naxal Operation/SIB while Vinay Kumar Singh was made DG, EOW & ACB in Chhattisgarh.
As many as 17 IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Ravi Kumar Gupta has been appointed as ADG, EOW, Bhopal, while Mohd Shahid Absar was made OSD, Home Department and I P Kulshresht is IG, PHQ, Bhopal. Similarly, S P Singh has been appointed as IG, Shahdol range; Rakesh Kumar Jain as DIG, PHQ, Bhopal; Deepak Kumar Verma as DIG, Sagar range; Vinit Khanna as Commandant 6th Bt SAF, Jabalpur; Anurag Sharma as SP, PTS, Ujjain; T K Vidhyarthi as Assistant IG, PHQ, Bhopal; Prashant Khare as Assistant IG, PHQ, Bhopal; Asit Yadav as SP, Sheopur; Vipul Shrivastava remains as SP, Alirajpur; Vivek Agrawal as SP, Mandsaur; Shivdayal as Commandant 32nd Bt SAF, Ujjain; Pradeep Sharma as SP, Rajgarh; Sachin Sharma as SP, Umaria and Rakesh Kumar Singh was posted as SP, PTS, Tigra.
The inter-cadre deputation tenure of Gitte Kirankumar Dinkarrao from Tripura to Maharashtra cadre has not been extended by the Government of India. He is a 2005 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre.
The central deputation tenure of Ravi S Prasad working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & climate Change has been extended for a period of three months beyond February 17, 2019. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Dr Dinesh Arora, currently with National Health Authority will assist the Secretary General, Medical Council of India in addition to his normal current duties. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.
Dr J Balaji has been appointed as Joint Secretary of newly created Department of Fisheries. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Vinod Kumar Sharma has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Secretariat while Sandeep Kumar Makin was made Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation and Arpit Verma was made SDO Revenue, Sitamau in Mandsaur district and Bhavya Mittal is Additional Collector, Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
More than one dozen IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Karnataka. Accordingly, Tushar Giri Nath has been appointed as Regional Commissioner, Belagavi Division, Belagavi with additional charge of Chairman, Bengaluru Water Supply & Sewerage Board while S B Shettennavar was made MD, The Mysore Paper Mills Limited and Dr Bagadi Gautham is Deputy Commissioner, Chikkamagaluru district and S S Nakul was made Director, Information Technology & Bio-technology; M K Sreerangaiah as Commissioner, Entrepreneurship & Livelihood; G N Shivamurthy as Deputy Commissioner, Davanagre district; Mrs S Aswathi as CEO, Chiikamgaluru Zilla Panchayat; Mrs G R J Divya Prabhu as Commissioner, Hampi World Heritage Area Management Authority, Hampi; H Basavarajendra as CEO, Davangere Zilla Panchayat; G C Vrushabendra Murhty as Director, Micro, MSME, Bengaluru; Dr K Harish Kumar as Deputy Commissioner, Uttara Kannad District, Karwar; Patil Yalagouda Shivanagouda as Deputy Commissioner, Vijayapura district; Mrs C Sathyabhama as CEO, Chamarajangar district, Zilla Panchayat; Mrs Zaheera Naseem as MD, NEKRTC; Dr K N Vijaya Prakash as CEO, Hassan Zilla Panchayat, Hassan.
A large number of IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, Prem Prakash has been appointed as Additional DG, Kanpur zone, Kanpur while Avinash Chandra was made ADG, Bareily zone and Harish Chandra is SP, Oriya. Similarly, Triveni Singh as been appointed as SP, Azamgarh; Bablu Kumar as Commandant 4th Bt PAC, Prayagraj; Pramod Kumar as SP, Deoria; N Kolanchi as SSP, Bulandshahar; Prabhakar Chaudhary as SP, Railway Jhansi; Amit Kumar as SP, Mirjapur; Anurag Arya as SP, Balrampur; Rajesh Kumar as SP, Amethi; Vipin Kumar Mishra as SP, Regional Intelligence, Varanasi; Nitin Tiwari as SSP, Meerut; Akhilesh Kumar as DIG, PAC, PHQ, Lucknow and Atul Sharma was made SSP, Prayagraj.
Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated its recommendation transferring Chief Justice of Telangana High Court, T B Radhakrishnan to Calcutta High Court.
Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the transfer of Madras High Court judge Justice M V Muralidaran to Manipur High Court.
Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to transfer Andhra Pradesh High Court Judge Justice S Venkatanarayana Bhatti to Kerala High Court.
Supreme Court Collegium has reiterated its recommendation to transfer Rajasthan High Court judge Justice Munishwar Nath Bhandari to Allahabad High Court.
Bimlendra Jha has been appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Ambuja Cement w.e.f. March 1, 2019.
JK Tyre & Industries Limited has appointed Sanjeev Aggarwal as Chief Financial Officer of the company.
IMEC Services Ltd has appointed Saket Barodia as an Additional Director of the company.
Tamilnadu Telecommunication Limited has appointed Ms Swapnil Gupta as Company Secretary of the company.
Only Narendra Modi is the hope today.
Modi has enhanced the image of the country. On several fronts, he is liked by the people and he needs some more years.
V G Nigam
Time to raise Retirement age
Manoj Yadava - an exceptionally competent officer
Manoj Yadava is an exceptionally competent professional Police officer & Team Leader, with excellent track record. Apart, a vibrant & wonderful person .
In camera proceedings before the CIC
The Appellant sought to inspect claim applications for 13th Press council made by certain Journalists Union and copies thereof. The CIC directed the PIO to appear in person before the bench alongwith relevant files for the ‘in-camera’ hearing to explain the denial of information under Section 8(1)(d), (j) and (e) of RTI Act. The CIC perused the records in detail and observed that apart from general information regarding the constitution, registration of the unions there are innumerable personal details of their members as well as financial details of the respective unions therein which cannot be even severed for provision. Observing that the no larger public interest has been claimed by the applicant, the CIC upheld the denial of information.
Just like any other Court, the CIC too holds ‘in camera’ proceedings. In case the information cannot be severed, the information can be denied to the RTI Applicant.
Citation: Vipin Dhuliya v. CPIO, Press Council of
Dr. Anuradha Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of