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Whom do you think can revive the Congress party and how? please send your brief views to -suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com and mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com



Whom do you think can revive the Congress party and how? please send your brief views to -suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com and mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com


This is History (720)

An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life - becoming a better person.






New Political allignment in the offing in TN

Tamil Nadu is likely to see new political allignment in the days to came. Two Tamil film super stars- Rajnikant and Kamal Hasan are likely to join hands. One has to wait to see that who will get Modi's ‘Ashirwad’ ?


Zia’s era invading India !

People  say what Zia-ul-Haq did to Pakistan while in power is now being repeated in India. Will it not do extensive harm to the country ?


Attraction for BJP on crescendo

Since attraction for the BJP these days is on an upsurge, it remains to be seen that how many Congress leaders join the party by 2019 Lok Sabha polls. It is so because Congressmen can’t remain without power.


Chat with Jholawaala Friend...

A College Friend who unfortunately became a Jholawaalla and spends his free time in a popular Dhaba on the JNU Campus... invites me to his territory for Tea and Samosas.

Friend: Here we are enjoying Tea and Samosas...think of the Rohingyans.

Me: They are Mayanmar's problem .... and it's self created... had they not gone on a rampage they'd be living in Mayanmar....a peace loving people... Buddhists... would not have become violent....

F: It is our duty to resettle them in India......

M: Why .......are we the dumping ground for Islam... first Bangladeshis and now Rohingyans... both of whom have phenomenal multiplication rates... 1 hubby.. 4 wives.. 11-18 children on an average ...in fact seems Mullahs want them to settle in non Islamic Countries to upset the demographic balance in these Countries....otherwise why don't the Islamic Countries take in their Muslim brethren...

F: Congress Government allowed them to settle in Jammu in 2009....

M: Sheer idiocy allowing them to settle in a strife torn State ...maybe Congress was trying to make Jammu a Muslim majority ....with the multiplication rate of Rohingyans that day is not very far...all to appease !!

F: A Group of Lawyers have taken up the issue in Court..

M: We call them Lootens Lawyers ... Lootens also has a Media Arm... Dirty Tricks Arm..

I think Court has no jurisdiction in the matter of Rohingyans ...both in cases of who are already here or wanting to enter...they are not Indians....if they've been able to wrangle Aadhar Cards and/or Passports these should be cancelled asap...

F: Everything comes under the preview of the Courts .....

M: So tomorrow if India goes to war will Court's permission be required....or as the War is in progress ...Court will issue a Stay on the War and our Forces will have to stop fighting ... what utter crap!!

F: These guys are experienced Lawyers ..they know the Law..

M: Or they are doing just Hawai Fire.... and don't we know why.... less about Rohingyans and more about attacking Modi....

F: But why doesn't India put pressure on Mayanmar..

M: Maybe India has and that is why Mayanmar has said it's willing to take Rohingyans back after due verification  ...they have a list of trouble makers and want to keep them out...its the Rohingyans who started the fracas..

F: So ultimately the Government has relented on the Fuel price...

M: If it happens will be a huge self goal by BJP...Government should know how much to push an issue ...there was no need to adopt a tough pose only to relent in the most stupid way... 'by Diwali prices will come down'.. so says Chacha Pradhan the Diwali equivalent of Father Xmas...

F: You...you...you... saying this!!!

M: Yes....yes ...yes ..me saying this... unlike Congi supporters we BJP supporters take the Party to task when we feel its erred ...unlike Congress ....BJP is not an autocracy ... there are no ...off with his or her head (notionally ) orders in BJP......from this analogy you should realize not Modi but Sonia and Son are the real Dictators ..

F: What a send-off our Gauri got ... hats off to Congress!!

M: Government went by the Book and gave a National Hero a 17 Gun Salute ...Congress went by its Appeasement Manual and have her a 21 Gun Salute to Gauri .....who was more like a National Shame...but Indians expect such stupidities from Congress... it's Leaders awarded themselves Bharat Ratnas and the real Heroes Padma Vibushans... and Congress even threw protocol out of the window and ensured no one except a Junior Minister attended the Funeral of Field Marshal Manekshaw.. none of the Service Chiefs were present too..so with Congress it's all circumstantial to relationship of the deceased with the Ruling Family ......or need for appeasement!! Manekshaw had a tiff with I Gandhi...

F: I feel safer under Congress!!

M: Of course you and your types do...but Nation does not ...and that is why Congress down to 44 and if Modi now delivers on 'gain after pain'...... in 2019 Congress will be down to single digit ... and RaGa will be History and his 'Geography' will be amended to Global!!

Making a very hurt face my Friend wishes me adieu.  I turn back and he's worriedly puffing a Cancer Stick.

Disclaimer:  Satire. Not meant to influence, inform, insult or cast any aspersions. With inputs from MSM, SM and Blogs


Will Javeed Ahmad be new DG BPR&D ?

Javeed Ahmad is likely to move as DG BPR&D. The former DGP of UP is 1984 batch IPS officer.

Who will be new DG of IICA ?

After the appointment of Sunil Arora as  Commissioner of the ECI  post of Director General and CEO has fallen vacant in the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think tank that comes under the Corporate Affairs Ministry.

Modi is well aware about the bureaucrats ?

PM Narendra Modi himself  publicly said in Gujarat that he was well aware who made obstacles in ‘my Sardar Sarovar Project’.  It means he knows the list of all the bureaucrats of three ministries Water Resources, Social Justice and Environment  during the UPA Government who  created problems. Besides, he has also not forgotten the role of the Central Water Commission.

Sudhir Bhargava rewarded with post of Member CIC

A 1979 batch former IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre Sudhir Bhargava is Member Central Information Commission today -thanks to PM Narendra Modi. Infact, Bhargava had supported Gujarat in Sardar Sarovar project when he was Joint Secretary, Water Resources and Social Justice.

Modi to continue as NIA Chief till May 2021

Newly appointed NIA Chief Y. C. Modi, IPS (AM:84 ) will continue for a period upto the date of his superannuation i.e. 31.05.2021, from the date of assumption of charge of the post or until further orders, whichever is earlier .He is soon joining as OSD to take over charge of Chief on October 30.

Mishra not to move as DGP of UP

After the appointment of 1984 batch IPS officer Rajni Kant Mishra as DG SSB, this is now certain that he would not move to UP as DGP. Infact, he was topping the list for the post of DGP of UP.

Rajiv Gauba is also Secretary, DoPT

Rajiv Gauba, Home Secretary, has been assigned an additional charge of DoPT during the period of absence on leave of incumbent Ajay Mittal.

First time direct recruits joining ED !

This is the first the time that ED is posting young direct recruits from various services to offices which were running on additional charge till now. It shows ED is taking its job more seriously now.

Who decides construction of Ghats ?

Constructions of Ghats on the banks of Ganga was a matter of discussion in the recently held review meeting.  No body could give satisfactory reply to the MoS, Ganga Rejuvenation, Satya Pal Singh. Will govt decide future course of action for the construction of Ghats ? .

M P Mall joins as CMD, IRCTC

Mahendra Pratap Mall, Director (Finance), IRCTC, has taken over the charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC).

(We said this on March 9 & May 29, 2017)

Search for successor of Madhusudan as CMD, RINL begins

The Government of India has begun search for the successor of P Madhusudan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) before expiration of his term on May 31, 2018.

No internal candidate for CMD, FACT

There is no internal claimant for the vacant post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited (FACT).

Post of Director (Com), NALCO vacant

The post of Director, Commercial, National Aluminium Co. Ltd (NALCO) has been lying vacant for a long time.

Jagdish Chander Nakra selected as CMD, EIL

Jagdish Chander Nakra, Director (Proj), EIL, has been selected for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on September 19, 2017. As many as eight persons were interviewed for the same. The post is falling vacant on November 1 with the retirement of incumbent Sanjay Gupta on October 31, 2017.

Sharma given additional charge of PS

Sanjiv Sharma has been given additional charge of PS to Satya Pal Singh, MoS HRD and Ganga Rejuvenation. He is an ITS officer and posted as Director in MHRD.

IRS-IT officer deputed as Under Secretary, CBDT

IRS-IT officer Deepak Kapoor has been deputed to the Department of Revenue for appointment as Under Secretary, CBDT.

Girraj Prasad Gupta continues as Principal CCA in CBDT

Girraj Prasad Gupta will continue as Principal Chief Controller of Accounts (PrCCA), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), after promotion to the Higher Administrative Grade. He is a 1983 batch ICAS officer.

Mrs Vibha Pandey appointed Addl CGA in CGA office

Mrs Vibha Pandey has been appointed as Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of Controller General of Accounts, New Delhi. She is a 1984 batch ICAS officer.

Four IAS officers shifted in MP

Four IAS officers have been shifted in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Faiz Ahmed Kidwai has been appointed as MD, Agriculture Marketing Board -cum-Commissioner, Mandi Board while Rajesh Prasad Mishra was made Secretary, SC Welfare and Dr Masood Akhtar is Secretary, MP State Information Commission. Besides, Ravi Dafaria was made Deputy Secretary, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation.

Rajan Verma appointed Additional Chief Labour Commissioner

Rajan Verma has been appointed as Additional Chief Labour Commissioner (C), New Delhi in CLC,HQ under Ministry of Labour & Employment in Government of India. He is an officer of Central Labour Service.

Posting of 2000 batch IAS starts in GoI

Posting of 2000 batch IAS officers to the rank of Joint Secretary in the GoI has started. They are Dr N Saravana Kumar ,Joint Secretary, Higher Education , Niranjan Kumar Sudhanshu  Joint Secretary, Coal and S Suresh Kumar Addl CEO, GeM SPV.

20 IAS officers from Odisha yet to file IPRs

As many as 20 IAS officers from Odisha cadre have not filed their immovable property returns (IPRs) for the year 2016.

Centre abolishes HQ Special Pay/ Special Allowance

The Central Government has abolished the Headquarters Special Pay/ Special Allowance in respect of officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ services of the Central Government on their posting in their respective Headquarters. Accordingly, the entitlement and payment of Headquarters Allowance is discontinued from the salary of the month of July, 2017.

Manish Joon relieved to join Corporate Affairs

Manish Joon, presently in the MHA, has been relieved to join as Assistant Director in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He is an ISS officer.

Rajib Kumar Hota promoted to CCIT grade

Rajib Kumar Hota has been promoted to the grade of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT) with effect from March 31, 2017. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Calcutta HC gets Additional Judges

Rajashekar Mantha, Pratik Prakash Banerjee Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, Mrs Moushumi Bhattacharya, Shekhar B Saraf and Rajarshi Bharadwaj have been appointed as Additional Judges of Calcutta High Court.

Allahabad HC gets Additional Judges

Rajiv Joshi, Rahul Chaturvedi, Salil Kumar Rai, Jayant Banerjee, Rajesh Singh Chauhan, Irshad Ali, Saral Srivastava, Jahangir Jamshed Munir, Rajiv Gupta, Siddharth, Ajit Kumar, Rajnish Kumar, Abudl Moin, Dinesh Kumar Singh, Rajeev Misra, Vivek Kumar Singh, Chandra Dhari Singh, Ajay Bhanot and Neeraj Tiwari have been appointed as Additional Judges of Allahabad High Court.

(We  said this on Sept 18, 2017)

Tenure of P K Makkar as Non Exec. Dir, BoB ends

The tenure of Prem Kumar Makkar as Non-Executive Director of Bank of Baroda ended on September 19, 2017.

Bankim Desai’s tenure as Non-Exec Dir. Dena Bank ends

The tenure of Bankim R. Desai as Non- Executive Director of Dena Bank ended on September 19, 2017.

Ms J Kindo is Secretary of Chhattisgarh State Election Commission

Ms Jineviva Kindo, IAS, has been appointed as Secretary of Chhattisgarh State Election Commission.

Sandeep Srivastava deputed as GM(Elec.), NHSRC, New Delhi

Sandeep Srivastava has been deputed as General Manager(Electrical), National High Speed Rail Corporation(NHSRC), New Delhi. He is an IRSEE officer.

R S Parihar deputed as Director, NCST, Ajmer

Raju Singh Parihar has been deputed as Director, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes(NCST), Ajmer. He is an IRPS officer.

Three IAS officers shifted in Maharashtra

Abhay Yawalkar, Jt. Commissioner, Sales Tax, Mumbai has been posted as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Raigad while A E Rayate, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Osmanabad was posted as Commissioner, State Common Entrance Exam Cell, Mumbai and A A Gulhane, Joint Chief Executive Officer, MIDC, Mumbai has been posted as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Osmanabad in Maharashtra.

Ex-Bihar DGP convicted in corruption case

A special CBI court has reportedly sentenced former Bihar Director General of Police, Ram Chandra Khan to three years imprisonment for corruption.

Two IAS officers shifted in Himachal Pradesh

Madan Lal Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner, Mandi, District Mandi while Kadam Sandeep Vasant was posted as Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur, District Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

Khan is Member, J&K Special Tribunal

Mohammad Mehraj-ud-din Khan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, State Procurement and Supplies Agency, Rural Development Department, J&K, had been posted as Member, J&K Special Tribunal.

Armed Forces PSU absorbees entitled for revised pension

The Armed Forces PSU absorbees whose full pension is restored would also be entitled for revision of their pension in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time in implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Commissions, including 7th Central Pay Commission.

Jaideep Mazumdar is also Ambassador to Palau
Jaideep Mazumdar, presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of the Philippines, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Palau, with residence in Manila (Philippines). He is a 1989 batch IFS officer.
Kapur is Dy. CFO of HCL Infosystems

HCL Infosystems Ltd has appointed Kapil Kapur as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.

Mrs George is Non Exec. Director, Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers

Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Limited has appointed Mrs Anu George, IAS ,as Non- Executive Director of the company .

Bhadoo is CS of Orient Tradelink Ltd

Orient Tradelink Ltd has appointed Abhimanyu Bhadoo as a Company Secretary of the company.


DEBATE (1) Congress

Only Nehru-Gandhi family .Now Priyanka Gandhi

Vivek Dhawan


DEBATE (2) Congress

Only wise man can revive the congress, who can stand infront of Modi like warrior.

Nitika Singh


DEBATE (3) Congress

Collective report against and sincere watch on BJP tenure, makes congress lead by taking advatages of their cons like demonitisation is a big falure.



Most bureaucrats are bothered about postings only

Many of the bureaucrats are bothered about nothing else in life but there own posting (sometimes of their colleagues and competitors too). Every time a new transfer order is issued, there is an opacity in the issue of it. Some of the officers with connection, power and clout know how to manage their orders as per their choice. The only way to bring a sense of decorum to the system is to observe transparency in the transfer and posting. Unfortunately, everyone just pays lip service to it but there is no concrete systemic action in spite many commissions who have discussed this issue threadbare. For the country, it would be indeed a good omen if RTI Act is able to bring about this tranparency.

Sameer Bhatia


A Tribute

The Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh died on Saturday. Till three years ago he used to come regularly for an hour in the afternoon at 4 p.m or so to India International Centre to read his favourite foreign newspaper.Getting out of his bluish greenish Ambassdor car he would walk to the library earlier with a stick and later with the help of an aide.He exuded so much charm and goodness that floored everyone.You wish him and he would acknowledge the same with a hand on your hea as if to bless or a peck on your back.His smile was so innocent and infectious and many of us in the library- the visitors and the staff were overwhelmed by his presence.He was a perfect gentleman besides being a great warrior.As one of the Air Force Officer wrote the other day God does not make such individuals any more.Rest in Peace the Great man.You will not be seen by us but your image will always inspire your countrymen.

Aarti Khosla

Data with RTI!

Filing of repeated RTI applications is not in public interest

The appellant, Shri Mata Prasad, sought information regarding appointment of Garden Attendant in Archaeological Survey of India. The PIO informed the CIC that the appellant is a terminated employee from the Horticulture Branch, Archaeological Survey of India and he is prejudice with the ASI officers. The information had already been provided by the PIO earlier but the appellant chose to file an appeal dated 04.05.2017 before the CIC. The CIC ruled that all information were provided to the applicant by all PIOs and a final order was passed on 30.06.2017. The PIO added that the information collected through RTI by Shri Mata Prasad are being used to blackmail and harass the officers for his ill wishes. The CIC had warned to Shri Mata Prasad to refrain from misusing RTI Act and harassing the authorities for no rhyme or reason and also advised to stop filing such infructuous application in its final order CIC/ALSOI/A/2017143727 dated 10.08.2017. After perusing the details of the case, the CIC held that sufficient information had been provided to the appellant but for the reasons best known to him, he is still not satisfied. The CIC cautioned the appellant to desist from such kind of abuse to the RTI Act and stop harassing the public authority and the CIC.


There is no provision in the RTI Act for taking any action against the abusive and repetitive RTI applications which in turn would secure the interests of genuine RTI seekers. Even the CIC has been at the receiving end in some cases. Hopefully, better sense would prevail and the RTI abusers would end the misuse of the Act which brings a bad name to the sunshine Act.

Citation: Mata Prasad v. Archaeological Survey of India in CIC/ALSOI/A/2017/145334, Decided On: 15.09.2017
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 - Right to Information Act 2005- RTI Foundation of India