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What people say about us ! (2018-06-20)

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A K Rath

POLITICS (2018-06-20)

 

This is History (944)

If you get involved in a controversy then that becomes the mesmerizing event that people remember you by.

 

 

 

 

Modi is full time politician !

One who is in politics should learn from PM Narendra Modi. People say he is a full time politician who eats politics, drinks politics and sleeps politics. Are you listening Rahul Gandhiji ?

 

 

 

 

 

Akhilesh Yadav is number one enemy of BJP ?

As things stand today, political observers say, Akhilesh Yadav is number one enemy of the BJP .

 

 

 

 

 

Governor's rule in J & K

As reported in this website yester  J&K  has been  put under Governor's rule.

 

AAP's bunkum

Haryana Government wants Babus to welcome every MP!!

Manifestations of Public or MP!

 

Not only BJP MPs but Opposition MPs too!!

For every MP the same Babus must do!!

 

This means Babus not in Netas control or awe!!

And to be accomodative there is no law!

 

Otherwise why would this be asked for!!!

And this doesn't mean Babu will have to open the door!!

 

So Kejri saying Modi controls IAS is bunkum!!

Kejri ki baath mein hai nahi koyi dumm!!

 

And being cooperative does not mean accepting abuse!!

Or haath laath ka use!!

 

Delhi Bureaucrats continue to worry about abuse!!

And hands and legs ka galath use!!

 

Sisodia is worried Rai and Kejri will become more pally!

As of now Sisodia is on Kejri's right in every rally!!

 

So now there will be efforts to end Dharna from within!!!!

And a new drama will begin!!

 

Maybe now AAP Ministers will go on mass leave!!!

Water and Power woes now really horrid I believe!!

 

The standard excuse will used  be ...'Blame Bureaucrats'!

Fact is AAP lot are like spoilt brats!

 

If you don't agree with them or don't do what they want done!

For you they'll proverbially gun!

 

Attack you and drag you in mud!!!

Inn ki Dushmani ki hai koyi nahi hudd (limit)!!

 

Congress back to its slamming majority!!

And appeasing Majority Minority!!

 

As per Congress all Hindu Terror is by Sangh!!

Effects of sheer idiocy or Bhangh!!

 

No person in his or her senses would say so!!!

Ho saktha hai in desperation very low Congress chose to go!!

 

This means RaGa will no longer be Jenudhaari!!!

And going to Kedarnath is no longer jaari!!

 

That reminds me 19th is RaGa's birthday!!

But why are Indians saying for BJP a very Happy Day!!

 

At 25 he was Youth Leader !!

And at 48 Congress's bleeder!!

 

When he was 44 Congress had 44 seats and at 48 it has 48 seats!!

When he's 49 it'll get 49 in one of its worst defeats!!

 

Worst because despite it playing second fiddle electorally!

It will not improve it's  tally!!

 

In fact some Opposition Parties want Congress out!!

They feel its time Congress is sorted out!!

 

Confucius says....Aki..Maya..Didi know Congress is deadweight!!!

Only problems it's habituated to create!!

 

Adds.... The Oldies in Congress have Jalebi minds!

And the younger lot are all Dynastic finds!!

 

Flash.... BJP withdraws from J&K Alliance!!

Must be sick of PDP's defiance!!

Disclaimer:  Satire  .  Not meant to influence, inform, insult or caste any aspersions. Purely for Entertainment purposes only. With inputs from MSM, SM  and Blogs

VJS

 

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Modi Down But Not Out
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity is going down with each passing day, they say. “Modi as PM has not been able to fulfill the aspirations of people and, thus, he should go”. But then Who is the PM material in the country ?
 
whispersinthecorridors.com asked its surfers - Is there a substitute for PM Narendra Modi in BJP or any other political party ? If so, who ? – and the majority said that the country is, at present, short of having a person of the stature of Modi.
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DEBATE

Who has been the most succesfull bureaucrat turned politician ?

Eyeing politics as a vibrant medium of serving the nation, several civil servants have in the past several years identified politics as more suitable career to serve the people. Given the fact that they found the political system much comfortable and active in order to bring about the desired change, it however remains to be seen that who among the bureaucrats (who turned politicians) have been most succesfull both in the state and at the Centre.

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

 

 


 

 

Now Lateral entry on Police posts also ? (2018-06-20)

If sources are to be believed, govt ‘s  next step would be lateral recruitment in Police. It is said that more than 60 police officers at the rank of DIG level will reportedly be recruited through Lateral process. But there is no official word in this regard.

Why juniors are trolling? (2018-06-20)

Lateral recruitment decision has not gone well among young IAS officers. They are reportedly trolling their seniors for such decisions on social media.

 
Navtej Sarna unlikely to get another extension (2018-06-20)

Indian Ambassador to the US, Navtej Sarna is unlikey to get another extension in November. Sarna, a 1980 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, who was supposed to retire November end in 2017 had been given extension by a year.

Combined empanelment of 1989 and 1990 batch unlikely (2018-06-20)

This time combined empanelment of 1989 batch and 1990 batch IAS to the rank of Additional Secretary in the Government of India is unlikly.

Ms Banayat to join Maharastra Government on deputation (2018-06-20)

Ms Bhagyashree Bhimraoji Banayat will join Maharastra govt on Inter - State deputation for five years. She is a 2012 batch Nagaland cadre IAS officer.

Senior IRS officer takes Voluntary Retirement (2018-06-20)

Ms Priya V K Singh has taken Voluntary Retirement from service. She was posted as ADG(System) in the office of the DG, System & Data, New Delhi. She is an IRS (C&CE) officer. Her VR was effective from June 14, 2018.

Work allocated to 2016 batch IAS officers posted as Astt Secretaries (2018-06-20)

Work has been allocated to IAS officers of 2016 batch who are being posted as Asstt Secretaries from July 2 to September 28, 2018. They will be given work related to flagship programmes/initiatives, will identify the implementation issues and suggest solutions to expedite progress. They will also review the implementation of projects of Asstt Secretaries of earlier batches during the lst three years and take them to a logical conclusion.

Judicial Committee submits OROP report to Govt (2018-06-20)

One Member Judicial Committee on 'One Rank One Pension' (OROP) of Defence pensioners has submitted its report to the Central Government which is under examination.

Neeraj Sinha debarred from central deputation for five years (2018-06-20)

A 1987 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre, Neeraj Sinha will be unable to join central deputation for a period of five years as he has been debarred from all kinds of central deputation after declining offer to central deputation.

Will Subrahmanyam be Chief Secretary of J & K ? (2018-06-20)
Will B V R Subrahmanyam be new Chief Secretary of J & K.One can only wait and watch. Services of 1987 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre Subrahmanyam  have been placed at the disposal of J & K Government.
Will Luthra be Vigilance Chief in Delhi Police ? (2018-06-20)

Many IPS officers of AGMUT cadre are eyeing to grab the high profile Vigilance Cell in Delhi Police. If sources are to believed, Tejender Luthra  is likely to be appointed Chief of Vigilance Cell . He is an IPS officer.

New Managing Director joins CWC (2018-06-20)

Arun Kumar Shrivastava has joined Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) as Managing Director recently. Prior to this, he was Executive Director (Engg), Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR). He is B. Tech (Civil Engineering) and M. Tech (Building Science & Construction Management). He is an IRSE Officer of 1986-Exam Batch.

BBB recommended atleast 2 GMs each from 7 PSBs for ED posts (2018-06-20)

The Banks Board Bureau (BBB) preferred to pick atleast two GMs from 7 Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for elevation to ED post – They are P R Rajagopal and Shenoy Vittal (Union Bank of India ), Ajay Kumar Azad and Dinesh Kumar Garg (Bank of India) , Hemant Tamta and Ajit Kumar Das (Canara Bank),  Sanjay Aggarwal and Shanti Lal Jain ( Allahabad Bank) ; Vijay Dubey, A Manimekhalai and Ajay K Khurana (Vijaya Bank); Vikramaditya S Khichi and Usha Ravi ( Dena Bank),  Atul Kumar and K Srinivasa Rao from Syndicate Bank.

4 ICICI Bank Independent Dirs could be strong contenders for Chairman post (2018-06-20)

ICICI Bank's Independent Directors Uday Chitale, Dileep Choksi, Neelam Dhawan and Radhakrishnan Nair could be strong contenders for Chairman post of the Bank.

Identifying successors to incumbent Whole-time Dirs of PSBs remains priority : BBB (2018-06-20)

To ensure succession planning, top priority has been accorded by the Banks Board  Bureau in its March 2018 report to appoint successors to the incumbent Whole-time Directors of Public Sector Banks (PSBs). However, this process can be initiated by the Bureau only after the Department of Financial Services , Govt of India makes available to the Bureau the list of persons and vacancies to be considered for appointments, the Bureau had informed the Government.

N S Kannan ceases to be ED of ICICI Bank (2018-06-20)

N. S. Kannan has ceased to be the Executive Director of ICICI Bank following his appointment as MD & CEO of  ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Sahay to be ADG in CISF (2018-06-20)

R R Sahay is being promoted to the rank of ADG in the CISF. He is likely  to be posted as ADG Airport Sector.

Agency- A raises objection to Agency-B (2018-06-20)

An investigating agency has reportedly  raised a finger of suspicioun against an official of another investigating officer who is looking after investigation in an alleged accused case. It is said that the particular officer's name was found by the other agency during a search in this case.

Ravi Sinha empanelled as ADG in GoI (2018-06-20)

Ravi Sinha has been empanelled as Additional Director General in Government of India. He is a 1988 batch IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

Neeraj Verma to return to Assam (2018-06-20)

Member in the NHAI Neeraj Verma is returning to the parent Assam cadre after completion of central deputation tenure. He is 1994 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Will Ms Hasan be Operation Cell Chief ? (2018-06-20)

Name of Nuzahat Hassan is doing the rounds for the post of Spl CP, Operation Cell. She is an AGMUT cadre IPS officer.

Rakesh Balwal inducted as SP, NIA (2018-06-20)

Rakesh Balwal has been appointed as Superintendent of Police in National Investigation Agency (NIA). He is a 2012 batch IPS officer of Manipur cadre.

 

Satish Chandra Jha is Controller of Communication Accounts,Kolkata (2018-06-20)

Consequent upon promotion to Senior Administrative Grade ( SAG)  Of Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service ( IP&TAFS ) Grade " A"  Satish Chandra Jha , an officer of 1998 batch of IP&TAFS  Grade. " A" has assumed the charge of Controller of Communication Accounts , Kolkata .

Tenure of J Satyanarayana as Advisor to AP Govt extended (2018-06-20)

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has extended the term of J Satyanarayana as Advisor to the Government upto June 15, 2019. He is a retired IAS officer.

Mitesh Jain empanelled as DIG in GoI (2018-06-20)

Mitesh Jain has been empanelled as Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in Government of India. He is a 2004 batch IPS officer of West Bengalcadre.

IPS officer Nishant Kumar Tiwari now posted as Asst DG, UIDAI (2018-06-20)

The appointment of Nishant Kumar Tiwari as Additional Deputy Director at SP level in IB has been cancelled. Now, he has been posted as Assistant Director General (DS level) in the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Delhi. He is a 2005 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.

Ms Ranju Prasad gets proforma promotion to HAG (2018-06-20)

Ms Ranju Prasad presently on deputation has been accorded Higher Administrative Grade (HAG). She is a 1988 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

Mrs Mini Ipe is Shareholder Director of Central Bank of India (2018-06-20)

Mrs Mini Ipe has been appointed as Shareholder Director of Central Bank of India.

Vinod Kumar appointed CGM(Tech.), CONCOR, New Delhi (2018-06-20)

Vinod Kumar has been appointed as Group General Manager(Technical), Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR), Corporate office, New Delhi. He is an IRSME officer.

Manoj Mahajan transferred to CR (2018-06-20)

Manoj Mahajan has been transferred from Eastern Railway to Central Railway. He is an IRSEE officer.

Dr. Sinha transferred to NR (2018-06-20)

Dr. S K Sinha, ACMS, Northeast Frontier Railway, has been transferred to Northern Railway. He is an IRMS officer.

Two Railway officers transferred (2018-06-20)

S K Saini has been transferred from southern Railway to North Eastern Railway and S N Chaudhary is transferred from RDSO to East Central Railway.

Three IAS officers shifted in Haryana (2018-06-20)

Jagdeep Singh has been appointed as Special Secretary, Irrigation Department and MD, HSMITC while Bhupinder Singh was made Director, Sports & Youth Affairs and Raja Sekhar Vundru is Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare in Haryana.

3 IPS officers relieved from Delhi Police (2018-06-20)

Three under transfer AGMUT cadre IPS officers have been relieved from Delhi Police on Tuesday. They are - S. Sundari Nanda, 1988, Sanjay Beniwal, 1989 and Dipender Pathak 1990 batch.

Charu Bali is new Police Commissioner Panchkula (2018-06-20)

Charu Bali has been posted as the new Commissioner of Police, Panchkula, relieving AS Chawla. She is 1995 batch Haryana cadre IPS officer.

K K Rao is new Police Commissioner Gurgaon (2018-06-20)

K K Rao has been appointed new Police Commissioner of Gurgaon.He is 1996 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre.

Arun Kumar Shukla selected as Director (Op) HCL (2018-06-20)

Arun Kumar Shukla, ED, NMDC Ltd, has been selected for the post of Director (Operations), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on June 20, 2018. As many as five persons were interviewed for the same.

M rs G Anupama appointed as Special Commissioner, Health in Haryana (2018-06-20)

Mrs G Anupama has been appointed as Special Commissioner, Health & Nutrition, Mewat Area and Chairman, Mewat Development Agency in Haryana. She is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.

WAPCOS observes “My Tree बढ़ते हाथ, सुन्दर भविष्य की ओर” – Plant Tree, Save Life (2018-06-20)

WAPCOS Limited, A Government of India Enterprise under the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation will be celebrating its 50 th Foundation Day on 26th June, 2018. In commemoration of this historic occasion, the Company observed “My Tree बढ़ते हाथ, सुन्दर भविष्य की ओर” – Plant Tree, Save Life on 18 th June, 2018 at Bhagwan Mahvir Vansthali Park, Central Ridge Reserve Forest, New Delhi, and all its offices across India and 45 Countries, as a pre event to the 50 th Foundation Day. Dr.Satya Pal Singh, Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Water Resources, River  Development & Ganga Rejuvenation was the Chief Guest.U.P. Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources was also present on the occasion. .More than 1500 trees were planted by WAPCOS Family across India and all its offices abroad. WAPCOS is a technology driven consultancy and EPC organization with strong global presence in the fields of Water, Power and Infrastructure Sectors. WAPCOS has successfully completed/on-going consultancy assignments in countries covering Asia, Africa, Middle East, South America and Pacific Island and is operating in more than 45

Samuel Thomas promoted to JCIT grade (2018-06-20)

Samuel Thomas has been promoted to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT). He is an IRS-IT officer.

CEO Arvind Subramanian going back to USA (2018-06-20)

Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian  who has stepped down as the Chief Economic Adviser is returning to the US  because  of “pressing family commitments".

B V R Subrahmanyam relieved to join Govt of Jammu & Kashmir (2018-06-20)

The Government of Chhattisgarh has relieved B V R Subrahmanyam of cadre responsibility in order to join the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

Amitabh Jain is also Principal Secretary, Home in Chhattisgarh (2018-06-20)

Amitabh Jain has been assigned additional charges of Principal Secretary, Home, Jail and Transport and Transport Commissioner in Chhattisgarh. He is a 1989 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

B Sriram is also MD & CEO, IDBI Bank Ltd (2018-06-20)
B Sriram, MD State Bank of India, has been assigned an additional charge of MD & CEO, IDBI Bank Limited for a period of three months.
Ms Anjali Ellis Shanker gets premature repatriation (2018-06-20)
Ms Anjali Ellis Shanker, Asst DG, UIDAI, Bengaluru, has been given premature repatriation to her parent cadre. She is a 1998 batch IDAS officer.
Three IPS officers transferred to Arunachal Pradesh (2018-06-20)
Three IPS officers: Dr Sagar Preet Hooda, Ankit Kumar Singh and Jimmy Cheram have been appointed to Arunachal Pradesh in joint cadre of AGMUT.
Two IPS officers shifted to Goa (2018-06-20)
Two IPS officers: Kime Kanning and Parmaditya have been transferred to Goa in joint cadre of AGMUT.
Three IPS officers transferred to Mizoram (2018-06-20)
Three IPS officers: M N Tiwari, R Sathiyasundram and Monika Bhardwaj have been transferred to Mizoram in joint cadre of AGMUT.
Three IPS officers transferred to A&NI (2018-06-20)

Three IPS officers: Vijay Singh, Jatin narwal and Vichitra Veer have been transferred to A&NI in joint cadre of AGMUT.

Shibesh Singh posted to Lakshadweep (2018-06-20)
Shibesh Singh has been transferred from DCP, Dwarka district to Lakshadweep. He is a 2005 batch IPS officer of AGMUT cadre.
 
Two IPS officers shifted to DD&DNH (2018-06-20)

Two IPS officers: Vikramjit Singh and V Swami Hareshwar have been transferred to DD& DNH in joint cadre of AGMUT cadre

B V R Subrahamanyam appointed as Chief Secretary, J&K (2018-06-20)
B V R Subrahamanyam has been appointed as Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir upon his inter-cadre deputation from Chhattisgarh. He is a 1987 batch IAS officer.
B V Vyas appointed as Advisor to Governor, J&K (2018-06-20)
B B Vyas, Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir, has been appointed as Advisor to the Governor of Jammu & Kashmir.
Vijay Kumar appointed as Advisor to Governor, J&K (2018-06-20)
Retired IPS officer, Vijay Kumar presently serving as Senior Security Advisor, MHA, has been appointed as Advisor to the Governor.
Dr Sadanand Date appointed as SP, CBI (2018-06-20)
Dr Sadanand Date has been inducted into Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to the post of Superintendent of Police. He is a 2007 batch IPS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.
Tanawade quits as CS of Goenka Diamond and Jewels (2018-06-20)

Kundan C Tanawade has quit as Company Secretary of  Goenka Diamond and Jewels Limited.

Kanani quits as CS of Bajaj Corp (2018-06-20)

Hitesh Kanani has quit as Company Secretary of Bajaj Corp Limited

Vaidya is CFO of Paras Petrofils (2018-06-20)

Paras Petrofils Limited has appointed Deepak K Vaidya as Chief Financial Officer of the company.

Ms Shah is Independent Director of Parmax Pharma (2018-06-20)

Parmax Pharma Ltd has appointed Ms Ami R Shah as Additional Independent Director of the company.

Vasal quits as an Independent Director of D B Realty (2018-06-20)

Devender Kumar Vasal has quit as an Independent Director of D B Realty Ltd.

FORUM (2018-06-20)

DEBATE (1)

The most successful bureaucrat-politician is in my opinion, Mr. N.K. Singh. He enjoyed maximum stint during congress, then switched to BJP, then to JDU, and finally again to BJP. He has always switched sides at the right time and remained in important position always. Another one is Mr. N.N.Vohra. He has also remained always in important positions, irrespective of the party in power.

S Chatterjee

 

“Mystery behind lateral entry as Joint Secretaries”

Why not induct them as Under Secretaries or Deputy Secretaries? Get familiar with the nitty gritty of government functioning and then compete on merit with the home-grown officers of organized services . And, why only as Joint Secretary , not lower ?

Let me demystify the ulterior motive. Politically mischievous and self-protective. It is common knowledge that any officer equivalent to the rank of Joint Secretary and above, cannot be prosecuted by anti- corruption agencies including the CBI, without the prior approval of competent authority. The Supreme Court struck down Section 6A(1) (a) and Section 6A(1) (b) of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 (Act) as unconstitutional. But,the ruling dispensation over-ruled every thing including recommendation of ARC-II. The status quo ante was restored to protect all lateral entrants. No fear of Prevention of Corruption Act, arrest, raids, prosecution, chargesheets by CBI. My Baap Culture

All illegalities flow from political conspiracy in cohoot with the corrupt, pliable bureaucrats; ever ready to prostrate before the political class in lieu of coveted postings as quid pro quo. These officers will soon be joined by their distant cousins, sorry, domain experts from the private turf. All are happy. The business tycoons, the most. The honest bureaucrats are in a bind, speechless, clueless.

What “domain expertise”, is sought to be attracted by the Centre, one wonders ? There is no dearth of talented officers in the country specializing in different fields : Economics, Statistics, Finance, army of chartered and cost accountants, pool of technical officers and IT professionals.

A K Saxena (A former civil servant)

 

Lateral entry for JS - an eyewash

The lateral entry for JS is an eyewash. Firstly, these positions are contractual positions, 3 years contract which can be extended to 5. So at the end of 5 years, the person chosen will no longer be a JS, Besides, such provision s have always been there. MHRD has been Professors from IITs or Universities as JS on 5 year deputation. At AS and Secretary level this has been the norm for Secretaries in DST and DBT. Even current DST secretary is a Professor from IIT Kanpur. The basic disadvantage by this announcement is for our own IAS and other Civil Services brethren who are at the mercy of the DOPT for the choice of postings. Now Outsiders have been given a choice to apply for particular posts. Before opening it to outsiders all empanelled Civil Services people should also be asked for their choice of postings, may be 5 options could be taken from each prospective Civil Services empanelled Officer. I am sure lot of current JS in the ministries are well qualified for these 10 postrs but they have been allotted a ministry, not of their choice, by DOPT. The current JS should also be allowed to apply for these 10 posts, where the Government wants lateral entries. Clearly this will not happen as there seems to be a plan to legitimize entry of a certain "class' of people in the Indian bureaucratic set up.

Nivedak

 

Delhi govt. crisis is the sole responsibility of CM

Even after physically assaulting the Chief Secretary, they still did not accept that they made a blunder. Otherwise, within  two three days of the event they would have  approached the officers admitting their mistake. If that was done, officers would not have started non-cooperation and CM would not have to dramatize and embarrass the LG by starting dharna.

N Ramu

A disgusted citizen

Data with RTI (2018-06-20)

Unpreparedness of the Respondent

The Appellant sought information regarding the decision of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in a particular case wherein a direction for issuing detailed set of instructions in consultation with CBEC regarding the detention of imported goods was made. In the light of the unpreparedness exhibited by the Respondent present at the hearing, the Commission was compelled to postpone the hearing by four weeks. The CIC directed to issue notice to the CPIO Import. Further, the Chief Commissioner of Customs, Delhi Zone was instructed to revisit the provisions of the RTI Act in his jurisdiction and issue directives to all the concerned officials to sincerely look at the preamble of the RTI Act 2005 and its various provisions for the ease and convenience of the information seekers. The Commission also instructs the Respondent Public Authority to convene periodic conferences/seminars to sensitize, familiarize and educate the concerned officials about the relevant provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 for effective discharge of its duties and responsibilities.

Comments

In view of a large number of appeals coming up for hearing where the PIO has failed to perform his duty or seems unaware of the provisions of Act, the CIC has passed strictures and has directed to convene trainings for the officers.

Citation: Mr. R.K. Jain v. The Commissioner of Customs, New Delhi in Appeal No.:-CIC/CCCDZ/A/2017/101575-BJ-Interim, Date of Decision: 07.03.2018

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/