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Who throws file ?

One bureaucrat was heard telling that her Minister is habitual of throwing file ? Guess the name of the woman Minister in the Modi Government.







Until now, 1977 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre Prakash Mishra was topping the list of powerful contenders. Meanwhile, the Odisha Government registered a case under Prevention of Corruption Act against him. But now the Odisha High Court has set aside the hindrance caused to Mishra for any future posting or promotion. Odisha Govt had lodged a vigilance case against Mishra, former DGP Odisha, after he had joined the Govt of India as Special Secretary Internal Secretary, MHA. The 1977 batch IPS officer has now got a clean road ahead of Odisha cadre. A major relief granted by the HC to Mishra has cleared his way for any future posting or promotion. High Court orders comes as a relief to Mishra as the Centre is set to meet to decide on the appointment of the next CBI Chief.





Around eight persons are expected to take over the charge on various Boards of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) in the country on November 1, 2014.




Rajiv Mehrishi will take over as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs in the Government of India on November 1. He is 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.




Mayaram posted as Secretary, Minority Affairs

Orders of Arvind Mayaram as Secretary, Tourism have been cancelled and now he has been posted as Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.




Dr Panwar appointed Secretary, Tourism

Dr Lalit K Panwar has been appointed as Secretary, Tourism in Government of India. He is a 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.






Watal gets additional charge of Secretary, Economic Affairs

Ratan P Watal has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.






Pandian appointed as new Chief Secretary of Gujarat

D J Pandian, Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Mines, has been appointed as new Chief Secretary of Gujarat. He would succeed Dr Varesh Sinha retiring on October 31, 2014. Pandian is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.






Rajan is new Chief Secretary of Rajasthan

C S Rajan has been appointed new Chief Secretary of Rajasthan. He is 1978 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

(We said this on Oct 17, 2014)






Reshuffle of IAS officers in Gujarat

As many as six senior officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been given fresh assignments in Gujarat. Accordingly, Dr S K Nanda has been appointed as Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited, Vadodara while Atanu Chakraborty will be Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines Department with holding additional charge of MD, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd and G R Aloria is given an additional charge of Additional Chief Secretary, Home in Gujarat. Besides, K N Bhatt has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer & Rehabilitation Commissioner, Sardar Sarovar Punarvasavat Agency, Vadodara; Dr J N Singh gets additional charge of Commissioner of Land Reforms & Ex-officio Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue Department in Gujarat and B B Swain was assigned an additional charge of MD, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Ahmedabad.





Horam Singh quits IRS-IT

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Horam Singh, presently JCIT Appeals, Range-I, Gwalior, has tendered his resignation from the service.






JS level changes in DEA & Financial Services expected soon

As the grapevine has it, a number of Joint Secretary rank officers are expected to be moved from the Department of Economic Affairs and the Dept of Financial services. One can wait and watch only.






Garg set to take off for new assignment with World Bank

Setting aside the whispering Subhash Garg is all set to take off for Washington DC to take his new top assignment with World Bank as Senior Adviser to the Executive Director, WB. The 1983 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre is presently posted with DEA as OSD.






Will NCTC be set-up in Modi's regime?

The proactive approach of new government at centre led by Narendra Modi has sparked off hope among takers in IPS that National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) may be a reality in the time to come. Many IPS officers feel that the increasing number of BJP ruled states may prompt government's decision in the direction.






Cadre review proposal of ICAS to reach ACC next week

It is reliably learnt that the proposal for cadre review of Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) is expected to reach the ACC in the first week of November. The review was proposed five years ago.






No CVC meeting for CBI posts after Sept 25

Top level meetings for induction of IPS officers into CBI have not taken place for over a month. The last meeting took place onSeptember 25 which was earlier scheduled for September 10. Though CVC is running headless but yet it makes many IPS officers apprensive over the seriousness for filling up the posts encadred over IPS officers. Keep guessing the reasons as BCAS has also been running headless for over a year.






Kaushal is Principal Secretary to Haryana CM

Sanjeev Kaushal has been appointed Principal Secretary to the new Haryana Chief Minister. He is 1986 batch IAS officer.






Mishra is Additional Principal Secretary to Haryana CM

Ms Sumita Misra, Managing Director, Haryana Tourism Development Corporation, Director-General and Secretary, Tourism and Hospitality Departments has been appointed as Additional Principal Secretary-1 to the Chief Minister. Misra is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.






Rakesh Gupta is Additional Principal Secretary to Haryana CM

Rakesh Gupta has been appointed as Additional Principal Secretary-II to the Haryana Chief Minister against a vacant post. He is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre.






Orders of Sahai for CMD, MRVC yet to come

The orders of Prabhat Sahai for the appointment as Chairman & Managing Director, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Limited (MRVC) are yet to be issued by the Government of India as vacancy is arising on December 1, 2014 with the retirement of incumbent Rakesh Saksena on November 30, 2014.






Two persons get CVC clearance for MD, FSNL after 3 years

In what could be termed as a dilly-dallying process, the Ministry of Steel is taking around three years for filling up the post of Managing Director, Ferro Scrap Nigam Limited (FSNL) for want of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) clearance. Interestingly, K K Jain, GM, SAIL, was first selected for this post by PESB on December 4, 2012, but his name was struck off by the Ministry and it proposed second runner up at the PESB meeting, Rajiv Bhattacharya, GM, FSNL. Due to tug-of-war between Jain and Bhattacharya, CVC had been withholding clearance and now it has reportedly given clearance both of them. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) will decide the fate of Jain and Bhattacharya for this post.






Harihar also in the race of CMD, Air India

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that R Harihar, ED, Southern Region is also in the race of CMD, Air India. Reportedly, he has charted on the list of candidates to be interviewed for the post in the month of November as internal candidate. The incumbent CMD, Rohit Nandan has recently been given extension till August 2014 or till the new appointment takes place.






Singh to take over as Director (Engg), MECON Ltd on Nov 1

A P Singh, GM, MECON, will be taking over the charge as Director (Engineering), MECON Limited on November 1, 2014.
(We said this on April 2, 2014)






Jt MD Air India Nasir may get extension

Whispers in the corridors of power have it proposal for extension to Syed Nasir Ali has been moved. His deputation as Jt MD is scheduled to end in the month of December 2014. If some top sources are to be believed the proposal will be approved especially to accomplish the critically important issue of integration of manpower arisen out of merger of Indian Airlines & Air India. He is an IRS (IT) officer of 1990 batch.






After CVC clearance, proposal should reach ACC in 10 days

The Ministries have been told to forward the proposals of the candidates to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) within ten days after CVC gives clearance to the selected candidates for the appointments on board level in PSUs.






Singh appointed Adviser in Planning Commission

Devender Singh has been appointed as Adviser in Planning Commission. He is an Indian Economic Service (IES) officer.






Manish Kumar appointed AG, A&E-II in UP

On return from leave, Manish Kumar has been posted as Accountant General (A&E)-II, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad. He is a 1991 batch IA&AS officer.






Orders of Chandraiah for Director (Fin), BC&PL soon

Orders of P M Chandraiah, Additional General Manager, EPIL, for the appointment as Director (Finance), Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited (BC&PL) are expected to be issued soon by the Government of India. The post is reported to have been lying vacant since May 1, 2014.






Kumar appointed Jt Dev Commissioner, Handlooms

Anil Raj Kumar has been appointed as Joint Development Commissioner (Handlooms) at Director level. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.






Lt Gen Bhalla to be new Military Secretary

Lt Gen Rajiv Bhalla will succeed Lt Gen Shakti Gurung as Military Secretary in the Army Headquarters on November 1.







IRS officer appointed OSD to AP CM

Venkaiah Chowdary Chirumamilla has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is a 2005 batch IRS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.






19 IRS-IT officers get additional charge

As many as 19 Indian Revenue Services officers of Income Tax cadre have been assigned additional charge. Accordingly, Amarendra Kumar Tewary has been assigned aditional charge as DGIT (Investigation), Bhopal while C L Denzongpa was been given additional charge as CCIT, Guwahati and Shabri Bhattasali as CCIT, Surat. Similarly, Dinesh Kumar Gupta is assigned additional charge as CCIT-III, Kolkata and CCIT, Jalpaoguri; Syed Muhammad Sharaf as CCIT-II, Kolkata; Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT, Hubli; Nathan Raul as CCIT-XI, Kolkata and CCIT, Shillong; Indla Suresh Babu as CCIT-II & III, Hyderabad; Gunjan Mishra as CCIT, Nagpur; Jayashankar Talava as DGIT (Investigation), Chennai; Pawan Kumar Vatsyayan as CCIT, Trichy; Rekha Goel as CCIT, Dehradun; Fakir Mohan Mohanty as CCIT-II, Mumbai; Raghu Pervela as CCIT, Vishakhapatnam; Pradeep R Sethi as CCIT-III, Chennai; Nishi Singh as CCIT, Amritsar; Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT-II, Banglore and Deepali Bahadur as CCIT, Kanpur.






Three IRS-IT officers shifted

Three Indian Revenue Services officers of Income Tax cadre have locally been shifted. Accordingly, Nutan Sharma has been shifted as CCIT-XI, Delhi while Lal Rinawma Ralte is shifted as DGIT (HRD), Delhi and Sushil Kumar Sahai as CCIT-I, Bangalore.






Three CSS officers get postings in GoI

Three CSS officers have been given postings in Government of India. Accordingly, Rekha Sharma has been posted as Under Secretary, Revenue after return from deputation while Jasvinder Singh was transferred to Panchayat Raj and Santosh Kumar posted as Under Secretary, Registrar General of India.






15 CSS officers promoted to Under Secretary grade

As many as 15 officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) have been promoted to the grade of Under Secretary. They include: Sunil Kumar, Manoj Kumar Jangir, Abhimanyu Kumar Manish, Rajnish Kumar Jha, Shashi Shekhar Singh, Om Prakash Joshi, Mahesh Kumar Kashyap, Sudhanshu Kumar Pandey, Dharm Prakash Sanjeev Thapliyal, Shukdev Sah, Mukesh Rai, Sabiel Kindo, Manoj Kumar and Vijay Soni.






MHA invites applications for Deputy Director (Tech), BCAS

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has invited applications for the post of Deputy Director(Technical), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Those willing to apply can send their applications to the ministry at the earliest.






MHA invites applications for Deputy Director (Intelligence), BCAS

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has invited applications for the post of Deputy Director (Intelligence), Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). Those willing to apply can send their applications to the ministry at the earliest.






Japanese delegation appreciates NBCC constructed New Moti Bagh complex (UPDATED)

A Japanese team led by Yoichi Nakagami, Director-General for Engineering Affairs, Policy Bureau, Land Economy and Construction & Engineering Industry Bureau, Japan visited NBCC constructed New MotiBagh GPRA Complex on October 28, 2014. The waste treatment plant, bio-digester toilet and the zero discharge system at the Green Complex was well appreciated by the delegation.






Ravi Shankar appointed as Joint Secretary, UPSC (UPDATED)

Ravi Shankar has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) at Director level. He is a 1998 batch IDES officer.






16 IRAS officers get SAG (UPDATED)

As many as 16 officers belonging to Indian Railways Account Service (IRAS) have been granted Senior Administrative Grade (SAG). The officers include: Richa Khare, Narendra, Amit Prasad Sarbhai, Namita Tripathi, Cherukuri Srinivasa Rao, Sanjeev Jain, Manvendra Kumar, Kanwarjit singh Asla, Hira Ballabh, navraj Singh Pangtey, Neraj Verma, V Muralimohan, B Satish Babu, L S Meena, N V Shetty and O P Yadav.






Prof Chandra appointed as President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (UPDATED)

Prof. Lokesh Chandra has been appointed as 17th President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations for a period of three years. Prof. Chandra succeeds Dr. Karan Singh who demitted office on August 18, 2014.






IRS-IT officer, Alok Mitra deputed to UP Govt (UPDATED)

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Alok Mitra has been deputed to the Government of Uttar Pradesh as OSD in the Department of Trade Tax for a period of three years.






Ashok Kumar Gupta posted as Special Officer, Home Guard & Jail (UPDATED)

Ashok Kumar Gupta has been appointed as Special Officer, Home Guard and Civil Security and Jail. He is a 2006 batch IPS Officer of Rajasthan cadre.






Reshuffle of IAS officers in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

A number of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been given fresh assignments in Rajasthan. Accordingly, Manish Chauhan has been posted as MD, Rajasthan Finance Corporation while Vinod Ajmera will be Commissioner, Rajasthan Foundation and Additional Chief Protocal Officer, GAD and Madhusudan Sharma is Collector, Badmer. Besides, Ashok Jain has been given an additional charge of Chairman, Ajmer Development Authority, Ajmer; Pawan Kumar Goyal gets charge of Commissioner, Rajasthan Primary Education Council, Rajasthan, Jaipurl; Abhay Kumar is also Chairman, Jaipur Metals and Electricals Limited, Jaipu and Dinesh Kumar was assigned the charge of Project Director, Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project.






Promotion orders of Pushkar Kumar Singh cancelled (UPDATED)

Promotion orders of Pushkar Kumar Singh to the grade of Under Secretary in Government of India have been cancelled. He is a CSS officer.






Interim orders of new CBEC Chairman issued (UPDATED)

Interim orders have been issued for Kaushal Srivastawa to take over as Chairman CBEC.He will take charge on Monday.






Interim orders of new CBDT Chairperson issued (UPDATED)

Interim orders of new CBDT Chairperson Ms Anita Kapur have been issued . She is expected to take over charge on Saturday.






Mrs Tochhong appointed State Election Commissioner in Mizoram (UPDATED)

The outgoing Chief Secretary of Mizoram Mrs L Tochhong, has been appointed as the State Election Commissioner, Mizoram State Election Commission w.e.f Nov 1,2014. She is a retired 1979 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






R P Tripathi joins as Member (Tech), DVC (UPDATED)

R P Tripathi, AGM, NTPC, has taken over the charge as Member (Technical) in the Board of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC).
(We said this on Sept 25, 2012)






Mohan Kumar inaugurates Su-30 ROH Project Stores at HAL Nashik (UPDATED)

Secretary Defence Production, G Mohan Kumar inaugurated Su-30 (MKI) ROH Project Stores Facility at HAL Nashik. This is a big boost to HAL's activities at Nashik considering that HAL has set up a facility for ROH of 15 aircraft per annum at the division. HAL is one of the few organisations in the world to have set-up ROH facilities for Su-30. "This will provide full maintenance support and enhance the serviceability of Su-30MKI fleet through-out its life-cycle. We are also making efforts to indigenize parts required for this aircraft and make the country self-reliant in this segment", said Dr R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL who accompanied the Secretary (DP). S Subrahmanyan, Managing Director of MiG Complex was also present. Besides visiting the various production and design facilities of the division, Mohan Kumar also visited HAL airport at Ozar (about 20 km from Nashik and 200 km from Mumbai). The airport has a runway to handle international flights with night landing facility and has an apron for parking of six passenger aircraft. At present private chartered planes land here. HAL plans Airline Operators' Conference on November 14, 2014 in Nashik to promote commercial operations. Earlier in the day, the Secretary DP reviewed the presentation made by HAL on various on-going and present projects at Nashik. He stressed on timely delivery, quality, customer satisfaction and cost reduction.





Kannan nominated as Director, State Bank of Bikaner And Jaipur

V G Kannan, MD & GE (A&S), State Bank of India has been nominated as the Director on the Board of Directors of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur





Sarna appointed Chairman, Oriental Hotels Ltd

Rakesh Kumar Sarna was appointed as Chairman of Oriental Hotels Ltd





Sarna appointed Addl. Director, Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd

Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Limited has appointed Rakesh Sarna as an Additional Director of the company.





Three Independent Directors inducted on Board of GKW Ltd

GKW Limited has appointed M L Lahoti, N K Navalakha and P S Lodha as Independent Directors of the company.






Maheshwari appointed CFO, STI India Ltd

STI India Limited has appointed Mukesh Maheshwari as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.





Desai appointed Independent Director, Zodiac JRD-MKJ Ltd

Zodiac JRD-MKJ Limited has appointed Mukesh Kanaiyalal Desai as Independent Director of the company.





Sarkar appointed Independent Director, EIH Ltd

EIH Limited has appointed Sudipto Sarkar as a Non Executive Independent Director of the company.





Gupta given addl. charge as CFO, KEI Industries Ltd

Rajeev Gupta, Executive Director (Finance) of KEI Industries Limited is also to act as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.




Kato appointed Addl. Director, Snowman Logistics Ltd

Snowman Logistics Limited has appointed Wataru Kato as Additional Director of the company .





Garodia appointed Director, Agri-Tech (India) Limited

Agri-Tech (India) Limited has appointed Sweta Garodia as Director of the company.






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Time limit for CVC clearance

Fixing of time limit for giving Vigilance clearance by CVC is a welcome step .CVC should also give reasons for denying vigilance clearance.

S Gopal

Hype over recovering black money - a real drama !

All this hype of recovering the black money stashed abroad is turning out to be a real drama. The government is at a loss, how to go about it. The Supreme court has virtually taken over the investigation. How is it their function? That only relieves the Government of its responsibility. How is SIT going to go about it is also puzzling. The list of 627 account holders in HSBC in Switzerland came in the hands of Indian Government through France who in turn got the list stolen by a disgruntled employee of HSBC. All in the list may not be illegal account holders. Knowledgeable persons say that the real storehouses of black money is not the established and well-known banks like HSBC but sundry other private entities who hold and manage the ill-gotten wealth of several characters around the world. God knows how much money is stashed in numerous tax havens around the world by our countrymen. The government has to find out from those places-not an easy task or motivate people with some incentive to volunteer this information about their holdings of black money. Again not an easy task. It seems Government does not have a clue as to how to unearth those lakhs of crores. In the meantime all of us are being taken for a ride with the so-called list received from France now more than two years ago.

Aarti Khosla







Addition and deletion of names in the agreed list

Applicant sought information as to how his name was put on the agreed list and how was it removed. The First Appellate Authority (FAA) directed the PIO to furnish relevant documents after duly suppressing the identity of complaint(s)/official(s). The Public Information Officer (PIO) filed an appeal against the FAA order. The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the Agreed List is admittedly a confidential information, rather a critically confidential information, held by the public authority in its role as a third party within the provisions of Section 124 of the Indian Evidence Act. The CIC held that confidentiality of the Agreed List is critical for the success of the management decisions about key assignments to its employees, lest for want of reflection on the background, character and conduct of specific officers, management hands over sensitive assignments into undeserving hands whose actions may be injurious both to the public authority as well as to the public interest. The CIC upheld the denial of information by the PIO.


In the case of Sudesh Kumar v. Customs & Central Excise in Appeal No.CIC/AT/A/2007/00229, the CIC had ruled that "Agreed List" are not disclosable. After a person's name has been deleted from the agreed list, there would be little ground to deny information to the concerned person.

Citation: Shri Satish Kumar v. Mumbai Port Trust in F. No. CIC/SS/A/2013/001040-YA

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