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Will  Vice President Naidu get some Diplomatic assignment?

If rumours are be believed, Venkaiah Naidu is likely to get some diplomatic assignment. He may be appointed Ambassador to US, UK or Russia. His term as Vice President ends on August 10.





Is it coincidental? Two Shindes who topple two cemented Govts

Two ‘Shindes’ played a key role in toppling two cemented Governments. Firstly, Jyotiraditya Scindia, whose name is written as Jyotiraditya Shinde in Maharashtra and Marathi newspapers, caused the fall of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh in March 2020 while Eknath Shinde plotted the demolition of Uddhav Thackeray Government in June 2022.







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Gaurav Yadav to be Acting DGP of Punjab?

Punjab DGP V K Bhawra is going on long leave from July 5. It is said that the  1992 batch IPS officer Gaurav Yadav will be the new Acting  DGP of Punjab.

Posting of 1996 batch IAS officers awaited in GoI

Posting of 1996 batch IAS officers to the rank of Additional Secretary in the Government of India is still awaited. Empanelment has already taken place.

Awanish Awasthi to be Chairman in UP?

If top sources are to be believed, ACS Home in UP, Awanish Awasthi, may be given an important assignment like Chairman of an important organization after his superannuation on August 31.

Who will move out of the CBDT?

Insiders say, one Member of the CBDT may get some important assignment outside the CBDT. One can wait and watch.

Lav Agrawal likely to go on study leave

Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is reportedly going on study leave. A Telangana cadre IAS officer has recently been empanelled as Additional Secretary at the Centre.

Umashankar is the last in the 1988 batch called for interview?

Interviews for Members of the CBEC are expected by this month. The latest information says that only 1988 batch IRS officers will make it as a Member. Umashankar of this batch is the last one called for the interview.

IRS officers to be promoted

As per available information, a DPC has reportedly been called on July 5 to promote 80 IRS(C&IT) officers to the next grade. These officers belong to the 2002 and 2004 batches.

Rajiv Mehrishi is now Director in PEL

Former CAG Rajiv Mehrishi is now Additional Independent Director Piramal Enterprises Limited (PEL), an India-based company that is engaged in diversified business, such as financial services and pharmaceuticals. He is a former 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre.

MCX is Headless

After the expiry of the term of Saurabh Chandra, now the Multi Commodity Exchange of India, Limited (MCX)  is headless. New Chairman will be decided during the next Board meeting which is expected around July 15. And the important development is after the judgment of the SAT former IAS officer Shankar Agrawal will also now attend the board meeting.

Maharashtra likely to see major bureaucracy reshuffle

With the elevation of Eknath Shinde as the CM, Maharashtra is bound to see a big shake-up in the bureaucracy.  Sources said that change could be from top to bottom- CS and other secretaries and DG to DCPs.

Sikkim Chief Secretary to retire

Sikkim Chief Secretary S C Gupta is retiring in August. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of the Sikkim cadre.

Parminder Chopra a contender for CMD, PFC

Parminder Chopra, Director (Finance), PFC, appears to be a Board level contender for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Power Finance Corporation (PFC).

No full-time CMD for HUDCO since Dec 2019?

The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs is yet to select a full-time Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) through Search-cum-Selection Committee (SCSC) process. The post has been lying vacant since December 21, 2019.

Parhi declines offer as CVO, NHAI; debarred from deputation

Priya Ranjan Parhi has been debarred from joining central deputation for a period of five years after he declined an officer to join as CVO, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). He is a 1997 batch IRTS officer.

Mylavarapu shifted to Commission for SC &ST in Kerala

V R Krishna Teja Mylavarapu, Director of Kerala Tourism, has been transferred to the State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Kerala. He is a 2015 batch IAS officer of the Kerala cadre.

Over 1500 employees of Air India opt for VR?

Over 1500 employees of Air India, now owned by the Tata Group, have opted for Voluntary Retirement (VR) under a scheme announced on June 1.

21 IPS officers get new postings in UP

As many as 21 IPS officers have been transferred in UP and given new postings. Accordingly, Shailesh Kumar Pandey has been appointed as SSP, Prayagraj, while Ajay Kumar was shifted as SP, CBCID Lucknow and Rohan Botre is now SP, Ghazipur. Similarly, Prashant Verma will be posted as SP, Ayodhya; Akash Tomar as SP, Gonda; Ram Badan Singh as DCP, Noida Commissionerate; Rajesh Kumar Shrivastava as SP, Kannauj; Vipin Tada as SSP, Saharanpur; Gaurav Grover as SSP, Gorakhpur; Abhishek Yadav as SSP, Mathura; Vineet Jaiswal as SSP, Muzaffarnagar; Dinesh Singh as SP, Bijnor; Elamaran G as SP, Amethi; Santosh Kumar Mishra as SP, Mirzapur; BBGTS Murthy as SP, Kasganj; Aditya Laghe as SP, Amroha; Ajay Kumar Singh as DIG, PAC, Sector Varanasi; Dharamveer as Commandant, 8th Battalion, PAC, Meerut; Sanjeev Tyagi as SP, Intelligence, Ayodhya; Vijay Dhul as DCP, Kanpur Commissionerate and Rahul Raj takes over as DCP, Lucknow Police Commissionerate.

NTPC recognized as one of the ‘Most Preferred Workplaces of 2022’

NTPC has been recognized as one of the “Most Preferred Workplaces of 2022” in the premiere edition of “Most Preferred Workplaces 2022” organized by Team Marksmen.  The esteemed award was received by Dilip Kumar Patel, Director (HR), Munish Jauhari, RED (West-1), and Anil Kumar Jadli GM HR at a function held in Mumbai on July 1, 2022. This unique industry-led initiative has been informed and driven by insights drawn from industry-wide, in-depth research and survey conducted by Team Marksmen. This award showcases and celebrates organizations that have managed to maximize employee wellbeing, engagement, and productivity alongside organizational performance.  It highlights organizations which have particularly succeeded in their holistic reorientation of the business landscape, and have also seen them create an employee experience that is meaningful, collaborative, and inspiring, simply by putting the needs of employees first and adopting people practices aligned strategically to business and creating a caring, learning and engaging workplace. Organizations have been appraised on the parameters of Employee Centricity, Organizational Purpose, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem, Work Flexibility, Diversity and Equality, Growth and Rewards, and Social Cohesion.

3 IPS officers transferred in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Arun Chakravarthy has been appointed ADGP and MD, Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation and is placed in concurrent charge of ADGP, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement, Bengaluru. Similarly, K Thiyagarajan was shifted as DIGP, Eastern Range, Devangere and Anshu Kumar will be posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law & Order, Mangaluru City. 


Two IAS officers shifted in Himachal Pradesh (UPDATED)

Two IAS officers have been shifted in Himachal Pradesh. Neeraj Kumar has been appointed as Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare with additional charge of Director, Health Safety & Regulation, while Sumit Khimta takes over as Deputy Commissioner, Lahaul & Spiti at Keylong, District Lahaul & Spiti.


75 Commandants of CRPF shifted (UPDATED)

As many as 75 Commandants of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been shifted and given new postings.


Tata Steel Long Products Limited takes over NINL (UPDATED)

NINL Strategic Disinvestment transaction has been completed today with the transfer of 93.71% shares of the Joint Venture Partners to the Strategic Buyer, Tata Steel Long products Limited that bid the highest bid. The Enterprise Value paid by the Strategic Buyer is Rs. 12,100 crores. This payment has been utilized as per the SPA for settlement of dues of employees, operational creditors, secured financial creditors and sellers (operational and financial dues) and for equity of selling shareholders as per SPA.  Neelachal Ispat Nigam Limited is a Joint Venture of 4 CPSEs, namely MMTC (shareholding of 49.78%), NMDC (10.10%), BHEL (0.68%), MECON (0.68%) and 2 Odisha Government PSUs, namely OMC (20.47%) and IPICOL (12.00%).


Orders of Chief Commissioners in CBEC this evening (UPDATED)

The appointment orders of the Chief Commissioners in CBEC are expected to be issued in the evening.


17 IRS-Customs officers shifted after promotion to CC/DG grade (UPDATED)
As many as 17 IRS-Customs officers have been transferred after promotion in the grade of Chief Commissioners/Directors General of Customs. Accordingly, Manmohan Singh has been posted as DGTS, Delhi, while Vandana K Jain was transferred to Jaipur GST & CX zone, Jaipur and Bijoy Kumar Kar is posted to Bhubaneswar GST & CX zone Bhubaneswar. Similarly, Renu K Jagdev was posted to Patna Cus (P); Virender Kumar Choudhary to Delhi Cus (P); Reshma Lakhani to DGPM, Delhi; Seema Jere Bisht to DGGI (N), Gurugram; D Krishna Srinivas to DGGI (W), Mumbai; Ashish Varma to Meerut GST & CX; Jane Karuna Nathaneil to Thiruvananthapuram GSt & CX zone; Javed Akhtar Khan to DG Valuation, Mumbai; Tejasvini P Kumar to Nagpur GSt & CX zone; Ajay Ganesh Ubale to Vadodara GST & CX zone, Vadodara; Pramod Kumar to Ahmedabad Customs; Seema Arora to DG Audit Delhi and Vivek Ranjan was posted to Ahemdabad GST & CX zone.
16 IPS officers have been shifted in Rajasthan (UPDATED)
As many as 16 IPS officers have been shifted in Rajasthan. Accordingly, Prasanna Kumar Khamesara has been appointed as IGP, Kota range, Kota, while Gaurav Shrivastava was made IGP, Bharatpur Range, Bharatpur and Vikas Kumar takes over as IGP, ATS, Jaipur. Similarly, Kailash Chandra Bishnoi was posted as Additional Commissioner of Police (III), Police Commissionerate, Jaipur; Mrs Shweta Dhankhad as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation, Jaipur; Mrs Preeti Jain as Director, Intelligence Training Academy, Jaipur; Pradip Mohan Sharma as Commandant, Hadi Rani Battalion, Ajmer; Dr Rajiv pachar as Deputy Commissioner of Police (East), Jaipur; Prahlad Singh Kishnia as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Jaipur; Anil Kumar as SP, Pratapgarh; Mridul Kachhawa as SP, Jhunjhunu; Dr Amrita Duhan as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jodhpur (City East); Mrs Vandita Rana as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur City (West); Raj Kumar Choudhary as Commandant, 10th Battalion, RAC, Bikaner; Sanjeev Nain as SP, Dausa and Yogesh Goyal was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jaipur City (West).
Major reshuffle of IAS officers in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

As many as 29 IAS officers have been given new postings in Rajasthan in a major administrative rejig. Dr Veena Pradhan was appointed Commissioner, Departmental Enquiry, Jaipur, while Kailash Chand Meena was made Divisional Commissioner, Jodhpur and Dr Pratibha Singh is now Director, Panchayati Raj, Jaipur. Similarly, Vijay Pal Singh is posted as MD, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation; Renu Jaisawl as Commissioner, Women Empowerment; Mrs Rashmi Gupta as Director, Watershed Development & Soil Conservation; Vishram Meena as CEO, Jaipur Smart City Ltd. and Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Jaipur Heritage; Prakash Rajpurohit as District Collector and DM, Jaipur; Dr Jitendra Kumar Soni as District Collector and DM, Alwar; Vishwa Mohan Sharma as Joint Secretary, Revenue; Nakate Shivprasad Madan as MD, RIICO and ex-officio Commissioner, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor; Sandesh Nayak as Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, Jaipur; Anil Kumar Agrawal as District Collector and DM, Dholpur; Om Prakash Kasera as Commissioner (Disinvestment and NRIs), Investment Promotion Bureau; Ashish Gupta as Commissioner and Joint Secretary, IT and Communication and MD, RajComp Info Services; Dr Pradip K Gawande as MD, Mining and Mineral Development Corporation and Director, Petroleum, Udaipur; Dr Manisha Arora as CMD, Rajasthan Handloom Development Corporation; Dr Indrajit Yadav as District Collector and DM, Dungarpur; Ms Tina Dabi as District Collector and DM, Jaisalmer; Pratap Singh as MD, State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation; Dr Amit Yadav as Joint CEO, State Health Assurance Agency, Jaipur; Dr Ravindra Goswami as District Collector and DM, Bundi; Avdhesh Meena as Commissioner, Jodhpur Development Authority; Gaurav Saini as Assistant CEO, State Health Assurance Agency; Sushil Kumar as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Ajmer, Devendra Kumar as Joint Secretary, Personnel; Mrs T Shubhmangla as CEO, District Council-cum-Additional District Programme Coordinator, EGS and ex-officio Chief Project Officer, MADA, Sirohi; Shrinidhi BT as CEO, District Council-cum-Additional District Programme Coordinator, EGS and ex-officio Chief Project Officer, MADA, Bharatpur and Mrs Artika Shukla has been appointed CEO, District Council-cum-Additional District Programme Coordinator, EGS and ex-officio Chief Project Officer, MADA, Alwar.

Yashwant Kumar puts in papers as Business Head, Charging Network, Ola Electric Mobility

Yashwant Kumar has resigned from the post of Senior Director and Business Head, Charging Network, Ola Electric Mobility. His resignation comes a week after the resignation of Ranjit Kondeshan, Director (HR), OLA Electric.

Ashar is Whole-Time Director, Grandma Trading & Agencies

Abhishek Deepakbhai Ashar has been appointed as Whole-Time Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Grandma Trading & Agencies.

Kaneda quits as Nominee Director, Gati Ltd

Yasuhiro Kaneda has stepped down from the position of Nominee Director of Gati Limited.

Mrs. Surve steps down as Ind. Director, Videocon Industries

Mrs. Sarita Sanjay Surve has resigned from the position of Independent Non-Executive Director of Videocon Industries Limited.

Rustagi quits as Ind. Director, Galaxy Cloud Kitchens Ltd

Sharad Rustagi has resigned from the position of Non-Executive Independent Director of Galaxy Cloud Kitchens Limited.

Singhania steps down as ED, Deep Energy Resources Ltd

Ajay Kumar Singhania has resigned from the position of  Executive Director (ED) of Deep Energy Resources Limited.

Ashok Shah appointed MD, Ashoka Metcast Ltd

Ashok C Shah, a Director, has been re-designated and appointed as Managing Director of  Ashoka Metcast Limited.

HG Shah appointed Addl. Director, Mercury Metals Ltd

Harit Gopalbhai Shah has been appointed as Additional Director, under the Category of Non-Promoter Executive Director, of Mercury Metals Limited.

Saurabh Chandra bows out as Chairman, MCX

Saurabh Chandra has ceased to be Public Interest Director and Chairman of Multi Commodity Exchange of India, Limited (MCX) on the completion of his tenure.

Whispers Forum

Will Secretary CBSE get an extension?

Can anyone remain on a post, when tenure is already over?


Any news of promotions to the IA&AS, the position is no better.



Providing third-party information which is exempt from disclosure

9 pages of information was provided in response to a request for mark sheets of a third party and related information. On perusal of the contents of the case, the CIC observed that the Respondent has wrongly provided third party information which is exempt from disclosure under Section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, to the Appellant. The CIC held that such lackadaisical conduct of the Respondent is not in accordance with the extant provisions of the RTI Act. The CIC strictly admonished the concerned Respondent, for providing the same to the Appellant, without application of mind and sternly cautioned them to acquaint themselves well with the provisions of RTI Act.


A PIO must be well versed with the provisions of the RTI Act to comply with the duties enshrined under the Act. The third-party can claim damages for the loss of personal information.

Citation: Jitendra Bhatt v. Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwadidyalaya, Sagar in Second Appeal No. CIC/DHGVV/A/2021/104888, Date of Decision: 17.06.2022

Dr. Anuradha Verma ( is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Apart from her weekly article here, her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link:


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