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POLITICS

This is History (672)

The league has been a tool in the hands of great powers .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hit and fit for India to rule

It is said that Narendra Modi is a hit and this is the reason that he is fit for India to rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yogi Adityanath has once lost elections

Believe it or not. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has once lost elections but that was when he was a student. He contested student union election from Kotdwar in Uttarakhand in 1991 when he was doing graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They run Adani empire

Who are the key persons in the Adani Empire ? In Ahemdabad people names four persons_ Gautam Adani, Rajesh Adani,Karan Adani and Malay Mahadevia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Performer vs Deformers ...

China ka screw ho gaya hai dheela!

Now on a NASA pic ho raha hai China laal-peela!!

 

The Satellite pic taken at night!!

Shows China in darkness and India shining bright!!

 

China says that's because it's in power saving mode!!!

Actually China was in the dark as India glowed!!

 

The Asian Bully cannot be lesser in any way!!

Even Sports with a killer instinct they play!

 

Seems the Malabar Exercise rankled them no end!!

Drove the Chinese around the bend!!

 

Is China sending a message to Russia and USA!!!

Or is it checking in Asia who has feet of clay!

 

Bofors has popped up again!!

On Congress it's a permanent stain!!

 

Fades a little bit and then 'lights up' again!!!

You can see on Congis faces the pain!!

 

LS Speaker suspended 5 MPs for 5 days!!

Really to show their ire Congis adopt stupid ways!!

 

Like these 5 threw papers at the Speaker!!

And the ire grows as Congress's Defence gets weaker!!

 

The TN Farmers charade is back in Dilli!!

What do they think we are silly!!

 

They are Farmers only for Protests!!

Wonder to select them were there some contests!!

 

They get packed food delivered at Protest Site!!

Some say at night quite a number of them are tight!!

 

They drink only bottled tanni!!

This protest is costing someone a lot of money!!

 

Bloated Bellies are the norm!!

Someone scripts and they perform!!

 

One day its skulls and next day downing pee!!

The theatrics ...props included..  so easy to see!

 

A Congi looking all knowing told me!!

Abh dekhna chaal of our Sonia ji!!

 

He hinted a spate of protests in the works!!

In his words... Modi ji ..beware ..Madam's Hand lurks !!

 

Seems their motive is to inject into Society so much strife!!

That we start feeling we are living in the edge of a knife!

 

Well Aunty you forget all the good work being done!!

In the end Performers and not Deformers have always won!

 

Confucius say..Public jaanthi koun hai hero aur koun hai villians!!

Kiss ne Desh ki tijori bharri aur kinno ne loote billions!!

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

VJS


 

Who will be new CAG ?  

With the tenure of present CAG S K Sharma, former 1976 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, coming to an end in September, names of possible contenders for the prestigious post have already started doing round in the corridors of power. 

For details Read july issue of WHISPERS IN THE CORRIDORS

DEBATE -

Bureaucrats alone responsible for the mess”
 
The recent conviction of three officers including former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two serving IAS officers — K S Kropha, former Joint Secretary in the Coal Ministry and now Meghalaya Chief Secretary, and K C Samria, then Director in the Coal Ministry and now Joint Secretary in the Minority Affairs Ministry has sent shockwaves among bureaucrats.
 
However the question that arises is that are the bureaucrats alone to be blamed for the mess or the political class should also be held responsible ?
 
whispersinthecorridors.com asked this question - Are the bureaucrats alone to be blamed for the mess ? – and the answer was ‘an emphatic Yes’, though some of them said that the Politicians are equally responsible.

For details see July issue of Whispers In The Corridors

Who will be new Chairman of PESB ?

After sudden departure of Sanjay Kothari, hectic lobbying has started for the post of Chairman, PESB. It is said that names of  a couple of 1980 and 1981 batch IAS officers including  former Secretary DoPT BP Sharma are doing the round. However, sources said, none of them will get this post  because present Member in the PESB  Ms Gauri Singh happens to be 1979 batch IAS officer.

Who is Ashok Malik ?

Appointment of senior journalist and columnist Ashok Malik  as the new Press Adviser.  to the new President Ram Nath Kovind  has surprised  many in the bureaucratic circles. Infact, Malik is Padamshri who  contributes regularly in various newspapers and periodicals and currently a Distinguished Fellow at the premier think-tank Observer Research Foundation. Malik has been associated with the media campaign of the BJP during the last 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

This is called bureaucratic intrigues ?

Politics and intrigue is not the game in politics only. Now interested parties  have spread rumours that Secretary Home Rajiv Mehrishi  is having health problems. The reality is  1978 batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer Mehrishi has no problem and this is evident from the fact that he  has not availed even a day’s leave in the last four years.

Ganapathy joins GoI

Uttarakhand DGP M A Ganapathy has joined the CISF as ADG . He is 1986 batch IPS officer of Uttrakhand cadre.

414 posts of Judges lying vacant in High Courts

A total of 414 posts of Permanent Judges and Additional Judges have been lying vacant in various 24 High Courts in the country. As many as 247 posts of Permanent Judges and 167 posts of Additional Judges are vacant against total strength of 1079.

Why is the government tough with bankers ?

Why is the government tough with bankers these days ? It is so because the government thinks that it is the bankers  because of whom demonetization failed.

Has IB lost its importance ?

Ask any IB person and he will tell you that IB used to be important only till the days of Late Indira Gandhi or at the most till Late Rajiv Gandhi was alive. It is not that important any more.

Shyamal Misra appointed as Joint Secretary, Commerce

Shyamal Misra has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce. He is a 1996 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.

Singh,s services placed to Revenue Deptt

Services of Harsh Singh, Asstt Commissioner are placed at the disposal of the Department of Revenue until further orders. He is a 2013 batch IRS(C&CE) officer.

What is Uttarakhand CM Secretariat these days known for ?

Uttarakhand CM Secretariat is these days known for nothing but the battery of officers it is having.

Who will be CS and DGP in Himachal Pradesh if BJP wins ?

If BJP wins, it is said Vineet Choudhry will be Chief Secretary and S R mardi will be DGP in Himachal Pradesh.

S R Mishra promoted as Additional Secretary, Legal Affairs

S R Mishra, Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser, Department of Legal Affairs, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs.

Rajeev Prakash gets premature repatriation to his parent cadre

Rajeev Prakash, Director in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, has been given premature repatriation to his parent cadre in order to avail of the benefit of promotion. He is a 1995 batch IP&TA&FS officer.

ECIL to get Director Technical after four and half years

Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) is expected to get Director Technical after four and half years as the post has been lying vacant since July 17, 2013.  Notably, Prashant Rao, ED, DMRC, was selected for this post, but he declined the offer. One Sanjay Chaubey, Project Dir, Indian Navy, has been chosen for this post and it may take at least six months to appoint him to the same.

K M Singh, CMD NHPC retiring this month

K M Singh, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NHPC Limited is retiring on July 31, 2017. He had joined this PSU on September 23, 2015.

GoI depute officer as MD, NSKFDC or re-advertise post ?

It’s not clear so far whether the Government of India will depute an officer to the post of Managing Director, National Safai Karmacharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) or re-advertise the post after the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) did not find suitable candidate for the same.

Ms Ravneet Kaur assumes charge as CMD, ITDC

Ms Ravneet Kaur, IAS (PB:88) has assumed charge as CMD of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) on July 24, 2017.

Tenure of R P Sasmal as Director (Op), PGCIL extended

The tenure of R P Sasmal as Director (Operations), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has been extended upto February 28, 2018.

Satpal Garg appointed as Member, PNGRB

Satpal Garg, retired Director (Finance), ONGC Videsh Limited, has been appointed as Member, PNGRB.

(We said this on April 28, 2017)

Chintan Navinbhai Shah selected as Director (Tech), IREDA

Chintan Navinbhai Shah, President (SBD), Suzlon Energy Limited, has been selected for the post of Director (Tech), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on July 24, 2017. As many as eight persons were interviewed for the same.

10 posts at JAG level increased in IDAS

As many as 10 posts at Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) level have been increased in Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) under the Ministry of Defence.

Naryani Sanjeev promoted as CGM in SBI

Naryani Sanjeev has been promoted to the grade of Chief General Manager (CGM) in State Bank of India (SBI).

V Malini appointed as Manager, Chicago

V Malini, Senior Manager (Commercial) Western Region, Mumbai has been appointed as Manager, Chicago in Air India.

Four IFS officers promoted to Grade-I

Four officers of 1984 batch belonging to Indian Foreign Service (IFS) have been promoted to the Grade-I in the Apex Scale.

Dr Rajesh Purohit appointed as Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata

Dr Rajesh Purohit, Director, Allahabad Museum, has been appointed as Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata on deputation basis.

Vidyasagar Koppolu appointed as CVO, NMDC

Vidyasagar Koppolu has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC), Hyderabad. He is a 1996 batch IFS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.

Aditya Kumar Joshi appointed as CVO, Air India Limited

Aditya Kumar Joshi has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level Air India Limited (AIL), Delhi. He is a 1989 batch IFS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.

Ajay Mishra appointed as CVO, HUDCO

Ajay Mishra has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level  in Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IDAS officer.

A James Kurian appointed as CVO, SAIL

A James Kurian has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Delhi. He is 1987 batch IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Ms Mamta Sanjeev Dubey appointed as CVO, IRCON

Ms Mamta Sanjeev Dubey has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Indian Railway Construction Company Limited (IRCON), Delhi. He is a 1986 batch IFS officer of UP cadre.

Sir Singh Negi appointed as CVO, MMTC

Sir Singh Negi has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) at Joint Secretary level in Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation Limited (MMTC). He is a 1994 batch IDAS officer. 

Ghanshyam Sharma selected as Director (Fin), MECL

Ghanshyam Sharma, Dir (Fin), HNL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on July 25. As many as five persons were interviewed for the same.

Mrs Gopinath re-appointed as Non Exec. Chairperson of HDFC Bank

Mrs Shyamala Gopinath has been re-appointed as Non Executive Chairperson of HDFC Bank Ltd.

J P Shivahare appointed as CEO, Special Projects, in Gujarat

Jai Prakash Shivahare has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Special Projects (Dholera SIR and Mandal - Bechraji SIR), Gandhinagar. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

Ms Neelam Sanghi joins as Joint Secretary, Posts

Ms Neelam Sanghi has assumed the charge of the post of Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Department of Posts. She is a 1989 batch IRAS officer.

Vipin Chaudhary gets proforma promotion to PCCF rank in AP

Vipin Chaudhary has been accorded proforma promotion to the Above Super Time Scale (ii) of IFS in the rank of Principal Chief Conservator of Forests. He is a 1986 batch IFS officer.

Chetan P S Rao appointed as Director (FT & TR-I), CBDT

Chetan P S Rao has been appointed as Director (FT & TR-I), CBDT, Department of Revenue. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Minor reshuffle of IAS officers in West Bengal

As many as 8 IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in West Bengal. Accordingly, Rajesh Kumar Sinha has been appointed as Secretary, Agricultural Marketing and has also been given the additional charge of Secretary, Mass Education Extension and Library Services and Secretary, Labour. Similarly, Indevar Pandey was posted as Principal Secretary, Public Works and also given the additional charge of Managing Director, WBHDC and Advisor Industries; Sharad Kumar Dwivedi as District Magistrate, South Dinajpur; Kanwaljit Singh Cheema as Managing Director, West Bengal Warehousing Corporation and ex-officio Secretary, Food and Supplies; Mrs Smita Pandey as Joint Secretary, Consumer Affairs; Puneet Yadav as Additional Director General, Administrative Training Institute; Gopal Krishna as Director General, ATI and Dr Krishna Gupta was appointed as Principal Resident Commissioner.

Mrs Akanksha Choudhary is also MD, JCTSL in Rajasthan

Mrs Akanksha Choudhary has been given the additional charge of the post of Managing Director, Jaipur City Transport Services Limited. She is an IFS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

HUDCO posts 51.80% growth in PAT

Housing and Urban Development Corporation’s (HUDCO)  quarterly  results for the Quarter ended 30th June, 2017 reflect excellent performance on QoQ Basis. HUDCO has posted 51.80% growth in Profit After Tax (PAT) in comparison with corresponding quarter ended June, 2016.  HUDCO led by Chairman, Dr Medithi Ravi Kanth sanctions increased by 100% on QoQ Basis and in the same period disbursements increased by 38% on QoQ Basis. HUDCO is one of the Central Nodal Agencies (CNA) to channelize the subsidy under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’s Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) and is making sincere  efforts in ‘Reaching the Unreached’.  HUDCO as a 47 years old CPSE has always been an integral part of Govt of India’s actionable programmes & policies pertaining to housing and urban infrastructure. HUDCO has financed various prestigious projects such as Cochin International Airport, National Games Village - Imphal, Bangalore Metro Rail, etc.  HUDCO is also extending financial assistance for flagship schemes of many State Govts. like Safe Drinking Water Project ‘Mission Bhagirathi’ and ‘Two Bed Room Housing’ of Govt. of Telangana and Affordable Housing Project of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.  During April – June Quarter, HUDCO has sanctioned loans to various housing projects to Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana  (Urban) & Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin) besides, Urban Infrastructure Schemes for improvement of roads and construction of bridges.   

Gopakumar appointed as MD & CEO of GIC Housing Finance Ltd

S. Gopakumar has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of GIC Housing Finance Ltd.

No suitable candidate found for Director (Fin), BIRAC (

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has failed to find suitable candidate for the post of Director (Finance), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) at a selection meeting held on July 25, 2017. Three candidates were interviewed for the same. The Board has recommended the Department of Biotechnology to choose an appropriate course of further action for selection. 

Praveen Prakash gets premature repatriation

Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, has been given premature repatriation to his parent cadre. He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of AP cadre. 

Khetrabasi Biswal appointed as Additional Secretary, Legislative Department
Khetrabasi Biswal, Joint Secretary, Legislative Department, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Legislative Department.
CPCL to appoint three directors on its Board in mid-August

Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (CPCL) will be inducting three directors on its Board in mid-August.

NLC India Ltd to hold Road Show for institutional investors

NLC India Ltd will hold ‘Non-Deal Road Show’ for institutional investors in India and abroad.

ASSOCHAM to hold “India Mining Summit 2017 – Enabling Policy Framework”

ASSOCHAM with the support of Ministry of Mines and Ministry of Steel will be organizing its annual “India Mining Summit 2017 – Enabling Policy Framework” to be held on  August 4, 2017 in New Delhi.

Reddy is Addl. Director of Punjab Communications Ltd

Punjab Communications Ltd has appointed D.P. Reddy, IAS, as Additional Director of the company.

Gupta steps down as Chief Mentor & Independent Director of SREI Infrastructure Finance

Salil K. Gupta has stepped down as Chief Mentor and Independent Director of SREI Infrastructure Finance due to advanced age.

Goyal quits as Non Exec. Director of Jaiprakash Power Ventures

Dharam Paul Goyal has quit as Non- Executive Director of Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited.

FORUM

Murky Business Of LED Lights

 

The North Delhi Municipal Corporation follows the South Delhi Municipal Corporation to replace street lights by LED ones. They have signed an agreement with TPDDL and Havells. This developing scandal under the Narendra Modi, India Against Corruption noise makers and other state governments needs urgent remedial action. There are more than 4 lakh street lights in the area administered by these two corporations. The public is exploited in numbers in crores. The turnover is huge and so are the profits, kickbacks, black money and tax evasion- may be even manipulation of foreign exchange, money laundering and duty drawback also. It is so because the whole market stands captured by Chinese products of suspicious quality standards violating the law applicable to household electrical goods. Traders don’t keep products of popular brands but on asking give a smirk. Nobody keeps Phillips or Havells products because the Chinese goods give traders huge profit margins. Demanding only non-Chinese goods one gets Havells LED tubelights @650/390 apiece. A look at the packaging reveals that the printed MRP on it is Rs. 1190/745 apiece followed by “imported by Havells”. The name of the country of import is not printed. So Havells do not manufacture it in India! It too is likely to be a CHINESE product without disclosing the country name! Hindi Chini Lutaayee khusaayee. If these are the retail prices, the wholesale price will be even less than Rs 40, the same as that of a conventional branded tube light of Phillips. Is this how the Indian consumers should be allowed to be exploited? Is this how government agencies should loot the tax revenue in the treasury? These Chinese tube lights are not even “tube lights” in the conventional sense but a strip sold @25 rupee a metre on Diwali, wrapped in a tube! Is this the Make In India achievement? Is this pricing the usual business (or ease of doing business) in medical devices, medicines, heavy industrial machinery, defence equipment et al? Who looks after consumer interests? Should these products be not banned? Can’t the citizens’ watchdogs like the Competition Commission or the NCDRC take any action suo moto ? Or printing such prices is another trick for maintaining account books to show loss in business ? Only governments at the centre and the states can answer.

 

M L Gupta

DATE WITH RTI

Withdrawing the appeals filed before the CIC

 

The services of the appellant along with two others were terminated from the Central University Jharkhand (CUJ) by its Second Executive Council vide Resolution dated 14.09.2013. This group of terminated employees of CUJ together with others had been making complaints to various authorities seeking to declare the constitution of 2nd Executive council as illegal. They had together filed around 450 RTI applications (online) and 400 appeals (online) under RTI Act, 2005. All these applications sought information on alleged corruption in the CUJ, Constitution of Second Executive Council (EC) of the CUJ, amendment to the statute relating to EC, fund release to the CUJ etc. The appellant informed the Commission that he had been reinstated and he did not have any complaint against the CUJ. He further stated that the CUJ authorities had taken proactive steps to provide him the information that he sought and requested the Commission to allow him to withdraw all his appeals listed to be heard on 20.04.2017. The CIC allowed him to withdraw the appeals.

 
Comments
 
IThe case highlights how the RTI Act has been used by an employee to get his job back. There is nothing illegally in allowing withdrawal of appeal, however, it is prone to misuse. In cases such as these where the appellant requests for withdrawal of appeal, the CIC should direct putting the reply on the website of the public authority and make it public.
 
Citation:Shri Kumar Pankaj Anand v. Ministry of Human Resource Development in CIC/SA/A/2015/901302/MP, Date of Decision: 08th June, 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