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New Governors likely in July

Union govt likely to appoint new set of Governors in July. Presently about half a dozen Governor's post are lying vacant.

 

Shiv Sena to part ways after Presidential elections ?

Shiv Sena is being termed as opposition within NDA. Shiv Sena is not having cordial relations with old partner BJP. According to observers S S may part way after President elections.

 

 

 

Are some TMC leaders on agencies radar ?

Buzz is that some more TMC leaders are on investigating agencies radar. Now the big question is that how many they are? .

 

 

 

Will JD(U) decision affect relations with RJD?

Will JD (U) decision to support NDA Presidential candidate affect relation with RJD. If experts opinion take into account then answer is yes.

 

 

Juster to be new US Ambassador to India

Kenneth I Juster an expert on India, is going to be America's new ambassador to New Delhi. He is 62.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DEBATE

Empanelment policy of NDA Government

IAS, IPS AND IFS officers are agitated these days because of  new empanelment policy of NDA Government. Is new promotion policy adopting 360 degree approach for empanelment in GoI better than old one ?

Mail your  views to mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com  or suresh.mehrotra@yahoo .com

BUREAUCRACY
Rajiv Gauba appointed next Home Secretary

Rajiv Gauba, lAS (JH 82), Secretary, Ministryof Urban Development has been appointed Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Home Affairs. He will take over as Home Secretary on completion of tenure of the present incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi on August 30, 2017.

(We  said this on May 15, 2017)

Subash Garg appointed Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs

Subash C Garg, lAS (RJ 83), Executive Director, World Bank has been appointed Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs.

(We  said this on Feb 27 and again on May 16, 2017)

Ajay Kumar Bhalla appointed Secretary, Ministry of Power

Ajay Kumar Bhalla, lAS (AM 84), Director General, Foreign Trade has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Power .

N K Sinha appointed Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

N K Sinha, lAS (BH 80), Secretary, Ministry of Culture has been appointed Secretary,  Ministry of Information & Broadcasting .

Ajay Mittal appointed Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training

Ajay Mittal, lAS (HP 82), Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has been appointed Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training .

Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan appointed Secretary, Telecommunications

Mrs. Aruna Sundararajan, lAS (KL 82), Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology has been appointed Secretary, Department of Telecommunications .

Avinash K Srivastava appointed Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs

Avinash K Srivastava, lAS (UP 82), Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been appointed Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs.

Yudhvir Singh Malik appointed Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Yudhvir Singh Malik, lAS (HY 83), Chairman, National Highways Authority of India has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways .

Jagdish Prasad Meena appointed Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Jagdish Prasad Meena, lAS (AM 83), Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.

Rajeev Kapoor appointed Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals

Rajeev Kapoor, lAS (UP 83), Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has been appointed Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

Mrs. Sanjeevanee Kutty appointed Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare.

Mrs. Sanjeevanee Kutty, lAS (MH 83), Secretary,Border Management has been appointed Secretary, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Deepak Kumar appointed Chairman, National Highways Authority of India..

Deepak Kumar, lAS (BH 84), Director General, ESIC has been appointed Chairman, National Highways Authority of India..

Durga Shanker Mishra appointed Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.

Durga Shanker Mishra, lAS (UP 84), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development.

Arun Kumar Panda appointed Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Arun Kumar Panda, lAS (OR 84), Additional Secretary, Department of Health & FamilyWelfare has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Ravi Kant appointed Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.

Ravi Kant, lAS (BH 84), Additional Secretary, Department of Defence has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Shipping.

Anand Kumar appointed Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

Anand Kumar, lAS (KL 84), MD, National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy.

Ajay Prakash Sawhney appointed Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

Ajay Prakash Sawhney, lAS (AP 84), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has been appointed Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.

Sharda Raut to join CBI

Ms Sharda Raut is all set to join the CBI as SP. She is 2005 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Orders of Rajive Kumar as CS any day ?

Rajive Kumar  is all set to be appointed as new Chief Secretary, UP. He is a 1981 batch IAS officer. He has been repatriated to his parent cadre and ACC has approved his premature repatriation on Tuesday. His name is in circulation for the top job since the Yogi govt came to power.

Will Rizvi continue as PS, Appointment in UP ?

Kamran Rizvi  is likely  to continue as Principal Secretary  Appointment & Personnel in UP the most prestigious and important department. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer. He is also DG, State Poshan Mission. If sources are to be believed one charge likely to be taken away from him.

In UP, 10 IAS officers still on wait list

In Uttar Pradesh, 10 IAS officers of different batches are still on wait list for the last three months. They are- Dr.  Gurudip  Singh, 1985, Rama Raman, 1987, Navneet Kumar Sehgal, 1988, Dimple Verma, 1989, Anita Singh, 1990, Amit Kumar Ghosh, 1994, Anil Kumar Sagar, 1998, Kinjal Singh, 2008,Vijay Kumar Yadav, 2006 and  Satendra Singh , 2002 batch IAS officer.

M Shiva Shunmuganathan selected as Director (Fin), NEEPCO

M Shiva Shunmuganathan, ED, NMDC, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), North Estern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on June 21, 2017. As many as six persons were interviewed for the same.

Jaydeep Shah appointed as AG, MP, Gwalior

Jaydeep Shah, Principal Director, Regional Training Institute, Nagpur, has been posted as Accountant General (A&E)-II, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior. He is a 1996 batch IA&AS officer.

IFS officer to be Chairman of MP Pollution Control Board ?

Indian Forests Service officer A K Singh is likely to be appointed Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board.

Subba Rao retained as Economic Adviser, Higher Education

The posting orders of V L V S S Subba Rao as Additional Development Commissioner in the office of DC, MSME have been cancelled and he is retained as Economic Adviser, Department of Higher Education. He is a 1985 batch IES officer.

NCRT Professor Dr Anita Julka’s exclusive book

Dr. Anita Julka, Professor in the Department of Education of Groups with Special Needs(DEGSN), NCERT, developed this handbook to provide exemplary guidelines for meeting the special needs of children in an inclusive classroom. This handbook emphasizes the need to shift from the idea of children with special needs fitting into the existing classrooms, to classrooms accommodating the needs of all learners. The purpose of this handbook is to help make the transition to the expected changes towards including more and more diversity in the classrooms easier for teachers. It presents suggestions, tips, ideas and strategies towards helping the teacher make classrooms and teaching inclusive from the perspective of different subjects like Mathematics, Science, Languages and Social Sciences.This handbook which is written in very simple language and is not at all text heavy can be used by teachers as a self learning material. This book is not setting standards nor is it prescriptive. It presents enough scope for teachers to reflect and innovate.

Tenure of Raja Ram Singh extended till June 2020

The deputation tenure of Raja Ram Singh as Joint Director, National Zoological Park, New Delhi, has been extended till June 2020. He is a 2006 batch IFS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

M N Sharma appointed GM and Whole Time Director of UIICL

M N Sharma, GM at Oriental Insurance Company Limited (OICL), has been appointed GM and Whole Time Director of United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIICL).

Mrs. Hema Malini appointed GM and Whole Time Director of UIICL

Mrs. Hema Malini Prabhakar, GM at United India Insurance Company Ltd (UIICL), has been appointed GM and Whole Time Director of  the Company.

P J Pulinthanam appointed GM and Whole Time Director of NICL

P J Pulinthanam, GM at National Insurance Company Limited (NICL), has been appointed GM and Whole Time Director of  the Company.

Y Ramulu appointed GM and Whole Time Director of GIC

Y Ramulu, GM at General Insurance Corporation (GIC), has been appointed GM and Whole Time Director of the Corporation.

Anil Kumar appointed GM and Whole Time Director of NIACL

 Anil Kumar, GM at New India Assurance Company Ltd. (NIACL), has been appointed GM and Whole Time Director of the Company.

A B Krishnoo appointed as Accounts Manager, Jeddah, Air India

Aryan Bhola Krishnoo, Manager (Finance), Headquarters has been appointed as Accounts Manager, Jeddah, Air India Limited.

Punjab & Haryana HC gets two Additional Judges

Raj Shekhar Attri and Gurvinder Singh Gill have been appointed as Additional Judges of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

Chhattisgarh HC gets three Additional Judges

Sharad Kumar Gupta, Ram Prasanna Sharma and  Arvind Singh Chandel have been appointed as Additional Judges of the Chhattisgarh High Court.

Madras High Court gets six Additional Judges

Mrs V Bhavani Subbaroyan, A D Jagadish Chandira, G R Swaminathan, Abdul Quddhose, M Dhandapani, and Pondicherry Daivasigamani Audikesavalu have been appointed as Additional Judges of the Madras High Court.

Minor reshuffle of IAS officers in Jharkhand

Bhagwan Das has been assigned an additional charge of Civil Security Commissioner while Gauri Shankr Minj was made Special Secretary, School Education and Literacy and Harsh Mangla is appointed as Director, Higher Education, Jharkhand. Besides, Rajiv Ranjan has been appointed as Director, Social Welfare; Abu Imran as Director, Higher Education and Divyanshu Jha was posted as Additional Municipal Commissioner, Ranchi in Chhattisgarh.

Former Mandsaur Collector, SP, CSP suspended in MP

Former Collector of Mandsaur, Swatantra Kumar Singh; former SP of Mandsaur O P Tripathi and Sai Krishna S Thota then CSP of Mandsaur have been suspended in Madhya Pradesh.

Major reshuffle of IAS officers in MP

As many as 37 IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Ashutosh Awasthi has been posted as OSD, Secretariat, Bhopal while Dr Sanjay Goyal was made Mission Director, National Healt Mission and Nishant Warwade is now Indore collector. Similarly, Pannalal Solanki has been appointed as Collector, Panna; S N S Chauhan as Additional Secretary, Secretariat; Vinod Kumar Sharma as Gwalior Municipal Commissioner; Rahul Jain as Collector, Gwalior; D V Singh Collector Balaghat; Sudam Pandharinath Khade as Collector, Bhopal; Mal Singh Bhayadiya as Collector, Umaria; Mrs Swati Meena Nayak as Additional Managing Director, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation; Abhya Kumar Verma as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; Mrs Irene Cynthia J Pas Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; Vikas Narwal as MD, State Civil Supply Corporation; Bhaat Yadav as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; V Kiran Gopal as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat with additional charge of Additional Managing Director, TRAIFAC; Surabhi Gupta as Additional collector, Jabalpur; Gopal Chandra Dad as Collector, Seoni; Dilip Kumar as Collector, Sidhi; Alok Kumar Singh as Collector, Sagar; Shamim Uddin as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; Tarun Kumar Pithoda as Collector, Sehore; Mrs Sufiya Farooqui Wali as Collector, Mandla; Abhishek Singh as Collector, Khandwa; Dhanraju S as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; Ms Priti Maithil as Collector, Rewa; Ajay Gupta as Collector, Agar-Malwa; Shrikant Banoth as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat; Anay Dwivedi as Collector, Harda; Karmvir Sharma as Collector, Rajgarh; Anurag Chaudhary as Collector, Singarauli' Bhaskar Lakskar as Collector, Morena; Ashish Singh as Collector, Dewas; Saurabh Kumar Suman as Commissioner, Rewa Municipal Corporation; Dr Vijay Kumar J as Commissioner, Ujjain Municipal Corporation; Dr Pankaj Jain as CEO, Mandsaur and Anurag Verma was posted as Commissioner, Sagar Municipal Corporation.

Posting orders of two IAS officers cancelled in MP

Posting orders of Pannalal Solanki as Collector, Panna and of Mrs Mrs Irene Cynthia J Pas as Deputy Secretary, Secretariat have been cancelled in Madhya Pradesh.

Chander Shekhar posted as Joint Director (L&A), Railway Board

Chander Shekhar has been appointed as Joint Director (L&A), Railway Board. He is an IRSE officer.

Rameshwar deputed as GM(S&T), RVNL, Agra

Rameshwar has been deputed as General Manager(S&T), Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Agra. He is an IRSSE officer.

IAS Rajiv Gupta appointed Chairman in UP

Rajiv Gupta has been appointed Chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Gau Seva Ayog. He is former 1979 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.

P Venugopal deputed for Mid Career Training Prog.

P Venugopal, IAS, (2002 batch, Kerala) currently posted as Special Secretary, Co-operation and holding additional charges of Commissioners of Guruvayur and Koodalmanikyam devaswoms has been deputed to attend Phase IV Mid Career Training Programme from June 5 to 30, 2017 at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Musoorie.

Committee to discuss promotion of Raj. Cadre IAS, IPS officers

Rajneesh, Joint Secy. Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Mrs Archana Verma, Joint Secretary, Personnel and Public Grievance Department, New Delhi will be the members of a selection committee for discussing  promotion of Rajashtan cadre IAS, IPS officers in the meeting to be held on June 22 and 23, 2017  in Jaipur.

Baghwan Das gets addl. charge as Commissioner, Citizen Security

Baghwan Das, IAS, (Jharkhand 2002 batch), Special Secretary, Home, Jail and Disaster Management Department, Jharkhand has been given additional charge as Commissioner, Citizen Security. Order issued on June 20, 2017.

P Harishanker is ADM, Kalimpong

P Harishanker, IAS, (West Bengal 2013 batch) presently posted as Sub Divisional Officer, Siliguri has been appointed as Additional District Magistrate (ADM), Kalimpong until further orders. Order issued on June 16, 2017.

Major reshuffle of IPS officers in Odisha

A large number of IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Odisha. Accordingly, Manoj Kumar Chabra has been appointed ADG while S M Narvane is ADG, Odisha Human Rights Commission and Suhant Kumar Nath is new IG, Northern range. Besides, Vinaytosh Mishra has been appointed as the new IG of Eastern range in Balasore; R K Sharma will be the new IG, Economic Offence Wing and Special Task Force; Arun Bothra as IG, Railways; Amitabh Thakur as IG, Police Modernisation; Ghanshyam Upadhaya as IG, Southern range at Berhampur; Nikhil Kumar Kanodia as DIG, Police Training, BPSPA; Kavita Jalan as DIG of Rourkela; Sanjeev Arora as SP of Sambalpur; Anirudh Kumar Singh as SP, Mayurbhanj district; Umashankar Das SP of Rourkela; Prakash R as SP of Jharsuguda; Akileswar Singh as SP of Cuttack; Brijesh Kumar Rai as SP of Angul district; Charan Singh Meena as SP of Jajpur district; SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra as SP of Kandhamal district; Kanwar Vishal Singh, K Siva Subramani are the new SPs of Koraput and Bolangir district; Asish Kumar Singh SP, Nayagarh district; Pinak Mishra as SP of Sundergarh district; Battula Gangadhar SP of Deogarh; Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra as SP of Boudh district; Madakar Saneep Sampat as SP of Kalahandi district; Anupama James DCP of Bhubaneswar; Rahul PR  as SP of Rayagada and Smith P Paramar as SP of Nuapada district; Jagamohan Meena as SP of Malkangiri district; Mukesh Kumar Bhamoo as SP of Nabarangpur and Dipti Ranjan Ray has been appointed as the SP of Khurda district.

Arun Kumar Sinha appointed as MD, FDDI, NOIDA (UPDATED)

Arun Kumar Sinha has been appointed as Managing Director, Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI), NOIDA on deputation basis. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of MT cadre.

Post of Mrs Reena Ray upgraded to Special Secretary grade in HRD (UPDATED)

The post of Mrs Reena Ray as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, has been upgraded to the Special Secretary grade. She is a 1984 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Post of Mrs Malini Shankar upgraded to Special Secretary grade in Shipping (UPDATED)

The post of Mrs Malini Shankar as Director General, Shipping, has been upgraded to the Special Secretary grade. She is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Post of Alok Srivastava upgraded to Special Secretary grade in Shipping (UPDATED)

The post of Alok Srivastava as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, has been upgraded to the Special Secretary grade. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.

Post of Rajiv Kumar upgraded to Special Secretary grade in DoPT (UPDATED)

The post of Rajiv Kumar as Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary, DoPT has been upgraded to the Special Secretary grade. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Post of A B P Pandey upgraded to Special Secretary grade in UIDAI (UPDATED)

The post of A B P Pandey as CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India, has been upgraded to the Special Secretary grade. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.    

Rakesh Tumane selected as Director (Fin), MOIL Limited (UPDATED)

Rakesh Tumane, Dir (Fin), IREL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), MOIL Limited at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on June 22, 2017. Three persons were interviewed for the same.  

Dr Prabodh Seth relieved to join as Joint Secretary, Social Justice & Empowerment (UPDATED)
Dr Prabodh Seth has been relieved to join as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. He is an IRS-IT officer.
 
L K Meena appointed as Joint Secretary in SAG Grade (UPDATED)

L K Meena has been appointed as Joint Secretary (in-situ) in SAG Grade. He is a CSS officer.

T K Vinod Kumar appointed as CVO, KSEB Ltd in Kerala (UPDATED)

T K Vinod Kumar has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer, Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd on State Deputation basis. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre.

ACC approves promotion of IRS-C&CE officers to PrCC/PrDG grade (UPDATED)

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the promotion of officers of Indian Revenue Service of Customs and Central Excise to the grade of Principal Chief Commissioner/ Principal Director General.

ACC approves promotion of IRS-C&CE officers to CC/DG grade (UPDATED)

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the promotion of officers of Indian Revenue Service of Customs and Central Excise cadre to the grade of Chief Commissioner/Director General.

DVC observes 3rd International Yoga Day (UPDATED)

Based on the principle of unity of mind and body and holistic approach to health, 3 rd International Yoga Day DVC was observed in all the Projects of DVC including Headquarter in Kolkata on 21.06.2017 with great zeal and enthusiasm. The session was inaugurated by P.K.Mukhopadhyay, Member-Secretary, DVC. The experts from Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, demonstrated how to relieve stress and anxiety and live a healthy life by regular practice of Yoga. Mukhopadhyay was present throughout the session and appreciated the employees for coming together in large numbers for attending the Morning Yoga Session. Swami Kaleshanandaji, Controller of Examination, Vivekananda University, Belur Math graced the occasion as chief guest.

K S Krishnan selected as Director (F&C), HSL (UPDATED)

K S Krishnan, Additional GM, HAL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance & Commercial), Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on June 21, 2017. Only two candidates were interviewed for the same.

HUDCO and EPFO sign MoU to facilitate HFA Mission (UPDATED)

Dr. M Ravi Kanth, Chairman & Managing Director, Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and Dr. V.P. Joy, Central Provident Fund Commissioner, EPFO, signed an MoU in the august presence of Hon’ble Minister, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, UD & I&B, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu and Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Labour and Employment Shri Bandaru Dattatreya for facilitating Housing for All Mission. In this regard, Employee Provident Fund Scheme 1952 has been amended to facilitate withdrawal of 90% of Employer /Employee contribution for Housing purpose. Further, dovetailing of CLSS subsidy under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and housing loans through HUDCO Niwas to the EPF subscribers is envisaged. EPF will also facilitate payment of EMI towards housing loan from EPF contribution of member. HUDCO & CBT (EPF) will jointly disseminate information regarding benefits under PMAY (U) – CLSS to EPF members throughout the country.



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD

Reverse Repo rate at 6.00% was expected: HDFC Bank

The RBI in its second bi-monthly monetary policy of FY18 decided to keep the policy rates unchanged – Repo rate at 6.25% and consequently the Reverse Repo rate at 6.00%, as was widely expected. Further, it revised down its inflation and growth outlook for FY18, signalling a dovish outlook, reports HDFC Bank

Balsara is Addl. Independent Director of Blue Star Ltd

Blue Star Limited has appointed Sam Balsara as Additional Independent Director of the company.

Kapoor is Independent Director of OnMobile Global

OnMobile Global Limited has appointed Sanjay Kapoor as Non- Executive Independent Director of the company.

Howdyshell is President of Rolta Adizex Technologies

R. Howdyshell, has been appointed as President of Rolta Advizex Technologies LLC, USA,- a step down subsidiary of Rolta India Ltd.

FORUM

(DEBATE)

 

360 degree assessment

 

Infact, retired bureaucrats settle scores with their juniors in this exercise. Their views should also be cross-checked.

 

Narsimhan

 

“ Coal miners receive PESB sentence badly”

 

Apropos of WIC’s input dt June 20, 2017, it is surprising that none of the four internal candidates ie CMDs of four Coal subsidiaries, was found suitable for the post of Chairman, Coal India Ltd ( CIL), the Holding company.

Reasons must be analyzed by experts, independent of Min of Coal. I had a long stint as Secretary, PESB. Rejection of candidates could possibly be attributed to following factors :-

(a)Absence of succession planning ;

(b) Lack of Vigilance clearance in respect of 4 candidates ;

(c)Poor track records of all 4 candidates ;

(d) Plan to bring an outside professional , as a wild card entry.

(e) Deliberately fixing high bench mark ostensibly to bypass the professionals and misuse this as a ploy to force bureaucratization of the Maharatna by the backdoor. Bringing in Sanskari babus with zero field experience in coal sector has always been disastrous.

 

During the UPA era, top posts in coal sector (and coal mines,too ) were auctioned. The then de jure PM used to merely formalize the decisions taken by extra-Constitutional authority . The unethical practice has been done away with by PM Modi.

 

A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)

 

Subtle attempt to scuttle disinvestment and remain "sarkari"

 

A very subtle attempt to scuttle disinvestment and remain "sarkari" I am sure by not serving salad and inflight magazines the airline will turn around.

 

Amitabh Agarwal

DATE WITH RTI

Are the Unit Run CSD Canteens within the scope of the RTI Act?

 
The appellant prayed before the CIC that the Unit Run CSD Canteen may be declared as a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005. The respondent submitted that Unit Run Canteens (URCs) were established with the purpose of providing consumable stores to the Defence personnel at a price cheaper than the market as a welfare measure. They are run by the funds of the formation/unit which are Regimental funds created through contributions from the defence personnel as per statutory rules provided in service regulations. The Respondent categorically stated that URCs are in no way funded by the Government or from the Consolidated Fund of India. The URCs pay rent and allied charge at prescribed rates for utilisation of premises and other services. The URCs are managed through a Standard Operating Procedure formulated by the URC management Committee. The CIC observed that the URC is not a creature of statute. The URCs are run by Regimental Funds which has been held by the Courts to be non-public fund. The Government does not exercise any direct or indirect control over it. The three-fold test of Creation, Finance and Control of an organization as outlined in the definition clause of Section 2 (h) of the RTI Act is not established.
 
Comments
In the case of R R Pillai, the Apex Court had held that URCs are purely private ventures and their employees are at no stretch of imagination employees of the Government or CSD. There is no statutory obligation on the part of the Central Government to provide canteen services to its employees. The profit generated from URCs are not credited to the consolidated fund but are distributed to the non-public funds which are used by the units for the welfare of the troops.
 
 
Citation: Shri Daya Shankar Shukla and others v. Ministry of Defence in F. No.CIC/LS/A/2012/000665 CIC/LS/A/2013/001914 CIC/RM/A/2013/001287 Date of Order : 25.05.2016, 15.03.2017
 
Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is the co-author of 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 India - Right to Information Act 2005- RTI Foundation of India
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