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One rises in adversity and falls after success is attained.



One has to be ruthless if you want to be successful ?

In a get-together, one interesting comment from a seasoned man was "Politician and industrialist can only be successful if he is ruthless". Good quote.







Whispers in the corridors of power have it that initially 68 IPS officers of 1984 batch were in consideration zone whereas only 32 officers are being considered for final empanelment list. It is reliably learnt that out of 32 approximately 24 may find themselves on the final empanelment list.





At present five ADG level vacancies, including two in the CISF, are there in the Government of India.




An inter cadre deputation of Thangkhanlal Guite from Rajasthan to Manipur-Tripura (Manipur segment) has been approved for a period of three years. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.





ACC yet to approve major appointments in Coal PSUs

More than half a dozen files related to appointment of functional Directors and CMD are reported to have been lying stuck to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for a long time.






Anita Kapur gets Secretary rank ?

Grapevine has it that Member of the CBDT Anita Kapur is being empanelled to the rank of Secretary in the Government of India.






Promotion of IRS-IT officers to Principal Commissioner grade in the offing

It is reliably learnt that PM has cleared the file of IRS (IT) officers waiting in the wings for promotion as Principal Commissioner of Income Tax. The issue of 37 posts, out of 300 sanctioned posts, had become a matter of deadlock in the process. Finally, 263 officers belonging to 1982 to 1987 batches will soon be declared promoted as Prl Commissioners of Income Tax. The matter of 37 posts will be resolved further. Interestingly, DPC for the same had taken place on April 30 and it was sent to ACC on July 16.






56 posts of CCIT vacant at crucial centres

Being the chief revenue earner for the Government exchequer CBDT has been running short of occupancy in crucially important centres for revenue. It is reliably learnt that as many as 56 posts of Chief Commissioner (IT) are lying vacant.






G S Yadav will be given additional charge of Dir (Police) MHA

As the grapevine has it G S Yadav will be given the additional charge of Director (Police) MHA after Prashant N Nikam (IRAS officer) would proceed on study leave for London School of Economics. Yadav, a CSS cadre officer, is presently posted in MHA as Deputy Secretary.






Sanjay Kumar all set to move abroad on 2 yrs study leave

As the grapevine has it the post RC Telangana is all set to be vacant as Sanjay Kumar, the incumbent RC, Telangana is proceeding on 2 years study leave. The 1995 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre will be pursuing his two years study program abroad.





Ms Preyashi appointed as PS to Ravi Shankar Prasad

Ms Bandana Preyashi has been appointed as Private Secretary to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications & IT and Law and Justice. She is a 2003 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.






Rakesh Kumar is new CVO, Hindustan Copper

Rakesh Kumar has been appointed new CVO of Hindustan Copper Ltd Kolkata. He is 1990 batch IDAS officer.






Balakrishnan Selva Kumar is new CVO, HAL

Balakrishnan Selva Kumar has been appointed new CVO of the HAL, Bangalore. He is 1989 batch IPoS officer.





IAS officer waiting for posting since Dec 2013 ?

It may sound ironical but it is true that an IAS officer, serving with GoI under central deputation, has been waiting for posting since December 2013. One can say that indecisiveness still continues, though in exceptional cases. Keep guessing.





File of Sathpathy for Director, NMDC being moved to ACC

The file of P K Sathpathy, GM, NMDC, for the appointment as Director (Production) in National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC) is reportedly being sent to the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) for its final approval.






Partima Mitra promoted to Higher Administrative Grade

Partha Partima Mitra, Adviser , Ministry of Labour & Employment, has been promoted to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG). He is a 1979 batch IES officer.






Will Navin Tandan be Member (Electrical) ?

Will Navin Tandon be new Member (Electricals) in the Railway Board?






Prashant Rao yet to join as Director (Tech), ECIL

Prashant Rao, ED, DMRC, is yet to take over the charge as Director (Technical), Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL).






Retired IPS Kishan Rao appointed OSD, Intelligence in Telangana

A retired IPS officer, P Kishan Rao has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Intelligence Department, Telangana State on contract basis for a period of two years.






Major reshuffle of IPS officers in Madhya Pradesh

As many as 66 officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) have been transferred and posted at different places in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Vijay Kumar Singh has been appointed as DG, Jail while A K Jain will now be ADG, Training School, Indore and S L Thousen is ADG, Ajak, PHQ. Similarly, G R Meena has been appointed as ADG, Decoit AD Zone, Gwalior; Upendra Jain as DG/Director, Sports and Youth Welfare; D Srinivas Rao as IG, Jabalpur range; K P Khare as IG, PHQ, Bhopal; D C Sagar as IG, Balaghat range; R S Meena as IG, Chambal range; Ms Sonali Mishra as IG, Intelligence and Security, PHQ; V K Suryavanshi as Deputy Transport Commissioner, Gwalior; S K Saxena as IG, Hoshangabad range; Soloman K Minj as DIG, Rewa range; R K Marateh as DIG, PHQ, Bhopal; Makarand Deoskar as DIG, Intelligence, PHQ, Bhopal; D K Arya as DIG, Khargone range; D P Singh as DIG, Jabalpur range; I P Kulshresth as DIG, Sagar range; K C Jain as DIG, Chhatarpur range; S P Singh as DIG, Ratlam range; R P Singh as SP, PTS, Gwalior; J S Kushwaha as SP, Sheopur; D K Singh as Commandant, 1st Battalion SAB, Indore; R K Arusiya as SP, PTRS, Indore; R P Singh as SP, Seoni; R S Meena as SP, Agar-Malwa;G K Pathak as AIG, PHQ, Bhopal; N P Barkade as AIG, IG office, Jabalpur; Irshad Wali as SP, Satna; Sanjay Kumar as SP, Datia; Purushottam sharma as Commandant 14th battalioin, Gwalior; Mrs Ruchika Jain as SP, Sidhi; P S Uikey as Commandant 8th Battalion SAF, Chhindwara; I P Arjaria as SP, Panna; Rakesh Jain as Commandant 29th Battalion, SAF, Datia; R A Choubey as Senior SP, Radio, Bhopal; B P Chandravanshi as Commandant 15th Battalion SAF, Indore; Ashish as SP, Ratlam; R S Dehria as AIG, IG office, Rewa; R R S Parihar as Commandant, State Industrial Security Force, Rewa; Mrs Ruchi Vardhan as Commandant 7th Battalion SAF, Bhopal; Mrs Chaitra N as SP, Umariya; Mrs Krishnaveni Desavatu as SP, Jhabua; Navneet Bhasin as SP, Morena; Amit Singh as SP, Khargone; Vinit Khanna as SP, Bhind; Mithlesh Shukla as SP, Chhindwara; Tilak Singh as SP, Barwani; Anurag Sharma as SP, Tikamgarh; Mrs Himani Khanna as Commandnat 17th Battalion SAF, Bhind; M L Chhari as Commandant 18th Battalion, SAF, Shivpuri; Yusuf Qureshi as SP, Dindori; Aditya Pratap Singh as Addl SP, Indore; Ms Isha Pant as Addl SP, Jabalpur; Lodha Rahul Kumar as Addl SP, Gwalior; Riyaj Iqbal as Addl SP, Bhopal; Sourabh Mishra as Addl SP, Sagar;Asit Yadav as Addl SP, Ujjain; Mrs Simala Prasad as Addl SP, Indore; Vipul Shrivastava as CSP, Indore; Vivek Agrawal as CSP, Gwalior; Shivdayal as CSP, Bhopal; Vivek Singh as CSP, Jabalpur; Kumar Pratik as SDOP, Bina, Sagar; Mayank Awasthi as CSP, Ujjain and Shailendra Chauhan has been as SDOP, Parasiya, Chhindwara.






Prem Singh to join central deputation at DG level !

Prem Singh is expected to join Central deputation at Director General level post. He is a 1977 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.






Vinay Kargaonkar to join as CEO, CPSE !

Vinay Kargaonkar is expected to join as Chief Vigilance Officer in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) on central deputation at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1990 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre.






Post of CVO in Instrumentation Ltd. vacant

The post of Chief Vigilance Officer(CVO), Instrumentation Ltd, Jaipur, has been lying vacant.






Pavan Kumar Gupta to join central deputation !

Pavan Kumar Gupta is expected to join central deputation at Deputy Secretary/Director level in Government of India. He is a 2000 batch Indian Telecom Service officer.




Pravin Meshram appointed as Director, Animal Husbandry

Pravin Meshram, Director of DoNER, has reportedly been transferred and posted as Director, Animal Husbandry under the Ministry of Agriculture. He is an Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officer.






Two IAS officers shifted in Telangana (UPDATED)

NNeerabh Kumar Prasad has been removed as Metropolitan Commissioner, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, Hyderabad while K Pradeep Chandra was given full additional charge of Metropolitan Commissioner, HMDA in Telangana.






Vikram Misri is also Ambassador to Principality of Andorra (UPDATED)

Vikram Misri, presently Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Spain, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Principality of Andorra, with residence in Madrid.






Orders of Mukhopadhyay as Member (Secy), DVC issued (UPDATED)

The orders of P K Mukhopadhyay, Director (Production), Braithwaite, for the appointment as Member (Secretary) on the Board of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have been issued by the Government of India.
(We said this on May 15, 2014)







Services of 3 IAS officers affected in MP (UPDATED)

S K Pal has been appointed as Commissioner, Rewa division while Mrs Rashmi Arun Shami was given an additional charge of Commissioner, Public Instructions and K P Rahi is relieved of the charge of Commissioner, Rewa division in Madhya Pradesh.







Satish Singh Thakur appointed as OSD to CS in Bihar (UPDATED)

Satish Singh Thakur has been appointed as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Chief Secretary, Bihar. He is a retired IAS officer of Bihar cadre.






Subir Purkayastha selected as Director (Fin), GAIL (India) Ltd (UPDATED)

Subir Purkayastha, ED, GAIL, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), GAIL (India) Limited at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on September 19, 2014. As many as 11 persons were interviewed for the same.






Srivastava resigns as Chairman, Indraprastha Medical Corporation Ltd

S K Srivastava has resigned as Chairman of Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited, following his transfer from the Office of The Chief Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.





Pandian resigns as Chairman, GIPCL

D J Pandian, IAS, has resigned as Chairman of Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited (GIPCL) following his transfer from the post of Additional Chief Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, Govt. of Gujarat as Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Mines Department, Govt. of Gujarat





Khanna appointed Chairman, Jindal Cotex Ltd

Jindal Cotex Limited has appointed Rajesh Khanna as Chairman of the company.





Vissa appointed Addl. Director, GMR Infrastructure Ltd

GMR Infrastructure Ltd has appointed Ms Kameswari Vissa as an Additional Director of the company.






Srinivasan appointed Independent Director, Hinduja Foundries Ltd

Hinduja Foundries Limited has appointed Ms Mohana Srinivasan as Independent Director of the company.





Mistry appointed CS & CFO, Transoceanic Properties Ltd

Transoceanic Properties Ltd has appointed Dipesh Anupkumar Mistry as the Company Secretary and Chief Finance Officer of the company.





Two Addl. Directors cease to be on Board of Supreme Industries Ltd

Supreme Industries Limited has appointed Rajeev M Pandia and R Kannan as Additional Directors of the company.






Ms Mathur designated Independent Director, IIFL Holdings Ltd

IIFL Holdings Limited has designated Ms Geeta Mathur as an Independent Director of the company





Gupta appointed Independent Director, iStreet Network Ltd

iStreet Network Ltd has appointed Neeraj Gupta as Independent Director of the company.






Seksaria appointed CS, iStreet Network Ltd

Ruchi Seksaria has been appointed as Company Secretary of iStreet Network Ltd with immediate effect.





Ms Bhaumik resigns as CS, Indo Asia Finance Ltd

Ms Soma Bhaumik has resigned as Company Secretary of Indo Asia Finance Ltd with immediate effect.






Jaura appointed Independent Director, Gabriel India Ltd

Gabriel India Ltd has appointed Dr Arun Jaura as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the company.








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PM should also look feedback from public

PM is looking the report cards from Ministers about the work progress in 100 days of respective Ministry. Actually PM should also look the feedback from public about the performance of various Ministry or Ministers. See for instance Ministry of Environment failed to issue a single notification about eco-sensitive zone of Okhla Bird sanctuary even after direction of Supreme Court(100 days). Take case of Health Ministry, which has created problem for CGHS beneficiaries and even to CGHS doctors who were not able to give services to CGHS beneficiaries and now forced to look after General Public Sr. Citizens. CGHS beneficiaries are suffering worst during present Health Minister who has no idea to work at National level. Beneficiaries are not getting right type medicines or treatment. See Ministry of Commerce & Industry has stopped TFA at WTO. HMT is being closed but what happens to organisations which are suffering much higher losses like Air India, ITI, BSNL,MTNL and many more. Air India is suffering loss but still paying bonus to their employees. This is classic example to work in PSUs. Let PM should analyze the real problem behind all these while seeing the report card of each Ministry.

N Prakash

Modi effect has not yet reached far

Modi effect has not yet reached two kilometers far from his offices. Income-tax department staff is still coming late as usual up to 1100 am and leaving office at 4.00 pm and also in 1100 to 1600 hrs they are not on seat. Modi effect is ineffective in ITO! It is good to put bio-metric attendance soon in ITOs.

Murari Chaturvedi

Brewing discontent among the public

The reasons for the recent debacle of BJP in Bye-Elections in some States can very well be attributed to the brewing discontent among the public regarding go-slow attitude of the NDA at the Centre. Prior to coming to power, they accused the previous regime of highhandedness, malpractices, corruption, etc. But they did nothing to fight corruption, the core common man issue in the past 100 days. Now, it is time they woke up and did something to address the common evils.


Lack of discipline and punctuality in IT Department

Lack of discipline and punctuality is the order of the day in IT Department. The senior officers are hesitate to take action against the errant staffs and officials. IT department is the only department wherein the Group B officers and even the Officers promoted to Group A (IRS) cadre call for and participate in strikes. The Hon'ble PM of India may take strong action against the officials and officers of IT department whenever any strike or non cooperation to work is called for.

IRS Officer

Selection delayed

The selection for the post of MD/CRIS has not been done since April 2013 ,though applications were called for twice in last two years, this is to help some junior officer to become eligible, both the PSU CRIS/IRCTC are being looked after by finance officers by default.

Deepak Chhabra

Posting of CPSU staff on loan basis

They are making more corruption than that of Central Ministries' staff. I may like to mention here one of the Statutory Body of Ministry of Civil Aviation where 95 percent staff of AAI has been posted on loan basis since its inception (i.e., May 2009). Hence, I would request our Prime Minister to kindly look into this aspect and give necessary directions for removal of the same


CGHS facility has gone from bad to worse

The fate of pensioners for CGHS facility has gone from Bad to worse after the new Health Minister has taken over. Instead of improvising the system, Health Minister himself a Doctor has spoiled to the highest degree the slow pace facility available to us. My humble suggestion is as follows if GOI really wants to improve the CGHS system and make it customer friendly at least for people who suffer from chronic diseases and are under constant medication;

Example: A is suffering from Cardiac problem since 1983. He/she is prescribed medicines by Willington or any Government hospital and in normal course he she is asked to come after six months. Why he/she should go to CGHS for just getting the medicines through CMO. Why he cannot get medicines every month from the Chemist attached to his dispensary by just giving copy of Willington slip, CGHS Card and Chemist can get refund from DGHS on that basis. Similarly people going abroad can give a copy of prescription (Willington or any other hospital), a copy of passport, ticket, visa and get six months in one go. CMO, here is only playing a post office role which increases dispensary work too. I am sure this will reduce lot of burden of CGHS Dispensaries. The same procedure can be used for regular blood tests etc too in panel labs. The best would be rather than using paper prescriptions, e-mail prescription be used and sent to concerned also by the Hospitals. I would request Hon'ble Minister of Health to ask his experts to look into and organize these electronic age reforms.

Harish Kumar

Situation in Home ministry is worse

It is not that PSU staff alone should be sent back but situation in Home ministry is worse. Half of the Ministry is being run on Para military staff, vehicles, free lunchs/dinner, a large number of staff like cook, barber, drivers, runners at the residences of high & mighty even up to personal staff level, which is all going on informally. All these personnel should have been in field but are working in Ministry for over 10-20 years. Many officers have vehicles through the length & breath of country for their kith & kin. It's a sheer corruption. There is nothing official in it but informal arrangement. With change of regime all these malpractises should stop.


I could not understand the hullabulla against bringing more control on Government funded Madrassas in the country. Islamic scriptures are the most easily misinterpret able religious scriptures. There are more than 50 wars going on around the world all based on these scriptures. The beheadings by ISIS are based on them as also are the Sunni-Shia wars happening all around, the massacres of Kurds and Christians, the terrorist activities in our own country, driving out Pandits from Kashmir and even the creation of Pakistan. For this one has to only read Quranic verses 5:33,8:12,47:4.9:123 etc. all justifying such activities and killings. Most of the Muslims want a peaceful life. Unfortunately the fanatic Islamists are running the religion now. We know the catastrophe that happened when Nazis took over Germany where the majority of Germans were not Nazis. Unfortunately in our country the vote bank secularists and the chattering channels unknowingly are digging the foundations of our Nation by crying wolf over control on Madarsas which is the requirement of the day if this nation has to survive..

N Krishnan

Binta Yadav is Kiran Bedi of Rajasthan

Earlier she was selected for SPG of Sonia Gandhi. Popular among news, media reporters. definitely both Smriti Irani and Binita Yadav will together fly very high. Her husband is in UP cadre. She is in Rajasthan cadre. Good luck to both of them.

Pandey IAS







Information related to the vehicle which caused an accident

The son of the appellant suffered a serious road accident and became handicapped. The appellant sought information regarding registration details of a vehicle No.DL8C9080 which was involved in the road accident to help him to claiming compensation and other actions against the owner of the vehicle. The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that such cases have to be treated as extraordinarily urgent and as the victim is alive, he needs to fight for survival and recover from the injuries. The CIC ruled that the information sought by the appellant is very vital and pertains to life and liberty of the victim, therefore, the answer has to be provided within 48 hours. The CIC issued show cause notice to PIO why penalty should not be imposed for not providing the information within the prescribed time period.


Many public authorities are unaware of the provision whereby an applicant can seek information under the "life and liberty" clause and the same has to be provided within 48 hours. A large number of organisations are ill equipped to deal such an application. This case law provides an idea of what may be covered under the definition of "life and liberty".

Citation: Mr. Devender Kumar v. Transport Department GNCTD in File No.CIC/DS/A/2013/001464SA

Weekly article by Dr Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles regarding RTI can be read at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/












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