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Secretaries call Director PMO as "Sir" ?


Do Secretaries in the Government of India call a junior level official of the PMO as "Sir"? Infact, one secretary got a call from a Director of the PMO for some information and the Secretary started calling him as "Sir".

 

 


Bureaucrats' search for Modi connection in vain ?


Bureaucrats these days are said to be in hectic search for someone who is close to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and can take them to him but in vain.

 



Why so much hullabulla after RBI Governor ?


Why is there so much hullabulla after RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan ? Even the Corporate world is divided on this issue. The fact is that many are unable to digest that how a UPA appointee is continuing.

 

 

 


DEBATE

Narendra Modi
Sonia Gandhi
Arvind Kejriwal
Vasundhara Raje
J Jayalalithaa
Mamta Banerjee
Naveen Patnayak
K Chandrasekhar Rao
Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed
Nitish Kumar

In world's biggest democracy- Who can be termed as dictator and why ?

In India - world's biggest democracy - Who can be said to be dictators from among the following. Narendra Modi (Prime Minister), Ms. Sonia Gandhi (AICC Chief), Arvind Kejriwal (Delhi Chief Minister), Vasundhara Raje (Rajasthan Chief Minister), J Jayalalithaa (Tamil Nadu Chief Minister), Mamta Banerjee (West Bengal Chief Minister), Naveen Patnayak (Orissa Chief Minister ), K Chandrasekhar Rao (Telangana Chief Minister), Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed (Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister) and Nitish Kumar (Bihar Chief Minister).

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Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav gets three months extension

Karnataka Chief Secretary Arvind Jadhav has been granted three months extension. The 1978 batch Karanataka cadre IAS officer was to retire on June 30.

 

 


 

 

Secretary level postings this week ?

A couple of Secretary level postings are expected to take place in a couple of days. Waiting 1981 and 1982 batch IAS officers may be accomodated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Rural Development get a regular Secretary?

Ministry of Rural Development (RD) is without a regular Secretary for the last five months and additional charge has been given to J S Mathur. Will RD Department get new Secretary ?.

 

 

 

 

 

 

43 candidates allocated IFS

As many as 43 candidates have been allotted Indian Foreign Service (IFS) against the Civil Service examination (CSE) - 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

Two IAS officers out of four from J&K empanelled as Addl Secretary in GoI

Only two IAS officers out of four belonging to 1986 batch from Jammu & Kashmir cadre have been empanelled for Additional Secretary level posts in Government of India. Besides, one IAS officer has been empanelled for Additional Secretary equivalent.

 

 

 

 

 

Rakesh Kumar Gupta empanelled as Additional Secretary in GoI

Rakesh Kumar Gupta has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary or Additional Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Deputation tenure of officers can be extended upto 7 years

The Administrative Ministries/Departments and other borrowing organizations can extend the deputation tenure of officers beyond five years upto seven years if the officers' services are required in necessity in public interest.

 

 

 

 

 

Siddharth Panda deemed to quit IRS-IT

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Siddharth S Panda is deemed to have resigned from the service.

 

 

 

 

 

14 IPS officers retiring in June

As many as 14 IPS officers various cadres and batches are retiring in June, 2016. The officers include: Rajiv Mehta of Assam-Meghalaya cadre; Chimanlal R Parmar and V V Choudhary of Gujarat; Sat Prakash of Haryana; Prashant Kumar Karan of Jharkhand; R S Meena of Madhya Pradesh; Dr Hemant Kumar Purohit, Rajeev Kumar Sharma, A V Shukla of Rajasthan; Sangey Dorjee of Sikkim; Vijay Singh, Ashok Kumar Raghav, Vijay Kumar Dixit of Uttar Pradesh and G N Goswami of Uttarakhand cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

N S Vishwanathan is new Deputy Governor, RBI

N S Vishwanathan will be new Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India . He will succeed H R Khan whose tenure will come to an end on July 3. He is presently ED in RBI overseeing the banking regulation and non-banking department
(We said this on June 7)

 

 

 

 

 

R Chandra Nathan to be DGP of Arunachal Pradesh ?

Name of R Chandra Nathan is doing the round for the post of DG Arunachal Pradesh. He is 1986 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

C H Kharshiing appointed as Planning Adviser, NEC Secretariat

C H Kharshiing has been appointed as Planning Adviser (JS level) in North Eastern Council Secretariat (NEC), Shillong under the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region. He is a 1991 batch IA&AS officer.

 

 

 

 

UP CS retiring on June 30

Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary of UP, is retiring on June 30. A 1978 batch IAS Ranjan was given three months extension in service. Mystery shrouds about new CS in UP.

 

 

 

 

 

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh ?

Who will be new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh on July 1 ? Names of Praveer Kumar, Shailesh Krishna and Deepak Singhal are in circulation.

 

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Kumar Alok as Joint Secretary, MHA extended

The tenure of Kumar Alok as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), has been extended for a period of three months beyond June 29, 2016. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of MT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Pandey appointed as DG, NPTI

Dr Rajendra Kuamr Pandey, Professor, IIT, BHU, has been appointed as Director General, National Power Training Institute (NPTI), Faridabad.

 

 

 

 

 

Yugul Kishroe Joshi deputed as Director, Drinking Water

Yugul Kishore Joshi has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. He is a 1997 batch IRPF officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Ajay Shankar Singh promoted to SAG in ICAS

Ajay Shankar Singh has been promoted to the grade of Senior Administrative Service (SAG) in Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS).

 

 

 

 

 

UPSC returns promotion file ?

UPSC is reported to have returned the promotion file of four IIS officers. It is said that the commission has asked the Ministry of I & B to send the proposal along with missing APAR of an officer

 

 

 

 

 

Orders of Sahab Narain for Director (Fin), NPCC soon

The orders of Sahab Narain, Deputy General Manager, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) for the appointment as Director (Finance), National Projects Construction Corporation (NPCC) are expected to be issued in a couple of days.

 

 

 

 

BHEL has no Power Director since January

The post of Director Power has been lying vacant since incumbent Atul Sobti donned the mantle of Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on January 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Agrawal to join as Director (DD), CONCOR on July 1

P K Agrawal, CEO, CONCOR, whose appointment as Director (Domestic Division), Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR), has been approved by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), will take over the charge on July 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Basant Kumar Thakur likely to join as Director (HR), NALCO on July 1

Basant Kumar Thakur, GM, SAIL, is expected to take over the charge as Director (Human Resources), NALCO Limited onJuly 1, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

N C Swain posted as CIT in PrCCIT office, Delhi region

Upon return from deputation, N C Swain has been appointed as Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT) in the office of Principal CCIT, Delhi region. He is an IRS-IT officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Pandey joins in Lucknow

J P Pandey, a 1993 batch IDAS officer, is going to Lucknow as IFA (CC).

 

 

 

 

 

Brig R P Kalita to be promoted to Acting Rank of Maj Gen

Brig R P Kalita, SM, VSM, Kumaon, has been approved for the promotion to the Acting Rank of Maj Gen in the Command & Staff stream and Staff only stream.

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy of Joint Secretary, Rural Development arising in July

A vacancy of Joint Secretary in the Department of Rural Development is arising in July.

 

 

 

 

 

Sharma to be SO, CP Delhi

Dr Rajiv Sharma, a 2003 DANIPS officer has been posted new SO, Commissioner of Police Delhi.

 

 

 

 

 

Roy posted as ACP

Anita Roy has been posted as Additional CP - ll, West Distt, Delhi Police. She is a 2002 batch DANIPS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Chaudhary is DCP

Suvashish Chaudhary has been appointed as DCP, DE cell in Delhi Police. He is an IPS officer of 2003 batch.

 

 

 

 

 

Chauhan goes to DAP

Rajvir Singh Chauhan, a 2006 batch IPS officer is going as DCP, 1st bn, Delhi Arrieta Police (DAP).

 

 

 

 

 

Kamara is DCP, Licensing

Satyabir Singh Katara, a 1996 batch DANIPS officer has been posted as DCP, Licensing, Delhi Police.

 

 

 

 

 

21 officers promoted to CGM grade in SBI (UPDATED)

As many as 21 officers have been promoted to the grade of Chief General Manager (CGM) in the State Bank of India (SBI). The officers are: Shahab Farooque S M, Venktatesh C V, Mathur Suneet Kumar, Sawant Subodh Balkrishana, Rao Thota Venktata Sri Ramana, Mehta Arun, Tandon Sunil Kumar, Kannan Alwar, Mrs Chadha Sushmita, Mishra Ranjan Kumar, Jayaraman Ramamoorthy, Mahapatra Pushan, Ronjan Vijuy, Vaijinath M Gavarashetty, Natrajan Sunder, Sengupta Partha Pratim, Coudhary Alok Kumar, Setty Challa Srinivasulu, Jena Hare Krishna and George Sonny.
(We said this on June 23,2016)

 

 

 

 

Supriya Sahu relieved to join as DG, Doordarshan (UPDATED)

Supriya Sahu has been relieved to join as Director General Doordarshan in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. She is an IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Nand Kishore appointed as Deputy C & AG (UPDATED)

Nand Kishore has been appointed as Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. He is a 1981 batch IA&AS officer.

 

 

 

 

Two IPS officers shifted in Bihar (UPDATED)

Upendra Kumar Sinha has been assigned an additional charge of DIG, Koshi range, Saharsa while Chandrika Prasad was posted as DIG, Armed Police, North division, Muzaffarpur in Bihar.

 

 

 

 

Budhdhabhatti relieved to join as PS to Upendra Kushwaha (UPDATED)

Kartikey Dhanji Budhdhabhatti has been relieved to join as Private Secretary to Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State for HRD. He is a 2008 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

C Viswanath likely to get additional charge of Secretary, DoPT (UPDATED)

Chirravuri Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, is expected to be assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) as present incumbent Sanjay Kothari is retiring on June 30, 2016. Viswanath is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Pravir Kumar is Acting Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh (UPDATED)

Praveer Kumar will be Acting Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh. 1982 batch IAS officer Kumar will take charge from Alok Ranjan who is retiring on June 30.

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Anand Kumar granted Apex Pay Scale (UPDATED)

Dr Anand Kumar, Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau, has been granted Apex Pay Scale. He is a 1981 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Rachana Chopra promoted to Principal Advisor Cost grade (UPDATED)

Mrs Rachana Chopra has been promoted to the grade of Principal Advisor Cost in the Indian Cost Accounts Service(ICoAS).

 

 

 

 

 

Tenure of Prof Janat Shah as Director, IIM, Udaipur extended (UPDATED)

The tenure of Prof Janat Shah, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Udaipur, has been extended for a period of six months with effect from June 2, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment of A K Mishra as Director (Tech), CCL approved (UPDATED)

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of A K Mishra, General Manager, Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), as Director (Technical), Central Coalfields Limited (CCL).

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment of B B Nagpal as Director (CP,P&BD), GSL approved (UPDATED)

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Cmde B B Nagpal as Director (Corporate Planning, Project & Business Development), Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL).

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Vinay Kumar Dadhwal appointed as Director, IIST (UPDATED)

Dr Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, has been appointed as Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram on immediate absorption.

 

 

 

 

 

Vualnam deputed as CVO, NTC (UPDATED)

Vumlunmang Vualnam has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in National Textiles Corporation Limited (NTC), Delhi. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Manipur cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
TIDCO CMD inducted on Titan Company Ltd Board
K Gnanadesikan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and Chairman and Managing Director of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) has been appointed as Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of Titan Company Ltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Singh appointed Govt. Nominee Director on IDBI Bank Board

Union Ministry of Finance has appointed Ashok Pal Singh, Joint Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance as Government Nominee Director on the Board of Directors of IDBI Bank Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

Chuaungo resigns as Director of GGL

L Chuaungo, IAS, has resigned as the Director of Gujarat Gas Limited.

 

 

 

 

 

Kartial appointed CEO (Designate) of Electrosteel Steels Ltd

Electrosteel Steels Limited has appointed Sunil Katial as Chief Executive Officer (designate) of the company w.e.f. July 4, 2016.

 

 

 

 

Bansal appointed Addl. Director of Advik Industries Ltd

Advik Industries Ltd has appointed Ms Latika Bansal as Additional Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

Puthran appointed Director of Jaihind Synthetics Ltd

Jaihind Synthetics Ltd has appointed Lokesh Venkappa Puthran as Director of the company.

 

 

 

 

FORUM

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DEBATE (1)

All the rulers are dictators. They have to be dictator when on Chair.

V Verghese

DEBATE (2)

In Aap Kejariwal is supreme authority. No one can challenge him.

A P Tiwari

Pakistan has bled us again

Pakistan has again bled us by helping the LeT in Pampore. Mankind is destined for early extinction if we take into consideration the speed with which it is fast utilizing the natural resources of the earth. With this bacground, India should not fear the devastating Pakistan's atomb bomb and should enter Pakistan & clear the terrorists thriving there once for all.

A Srivastava

Staff Car facility


The Department have stated in clear terms that the officers of organized Group 'A' services who are in the PB Scale of Rs37400-6900/- and getting Grade Pay of Rs,10000/- on non-functional basis are not regular Joint Secretary level officers are not entitled to Staff Car facility. As a consequence to it they are entitled to a Transportation Allowance of Rs.32000/- and not Rs.70000/-. The Group Á'officers have lost Court Cases. Many where earlier taking Transportation Allowance have now started returning back the excess amount they were taking.

On the same lines the officers of Central Secretariat Service(CSS), who have become Joint Secretary (In-situ) are drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000/- on non-functional basis are taking transportation allowance of R.7000/- or availing Staff Car facility.

Nick

Marshal of the Air Force is the rank equivalent to Field Marshal in the Army and has been conferred on Arjan Singh the only officer to be decorated with this rank.

Puliprath

"NSG fiasco"


India's entry into NSG seems a near impossibility despite PM Modi's ceaseless efforts. Reasons ? Compulsions of geopolitics, power play and national interests of China and Pakistan, overwhelmed India's concerns. Even, supports of Turkey, Austria, New Zealand, Switzerland and Ireland, could not be garnered.

Worse, during the charade of Seoul talks, Pakistan's terror attacks and China's aerial and territorial incursions into India continued, till today. These are anti-thetical to the on-going peace process and trade relations.

Morality has no place in international relations. India's peace overtures are misconstrued as signs of weakness. A paradigm shift in India's foreign policy towards hostile neighbours is inescapable. Sino-Pak joint strategy is to create road blocks in India's economic growth.

Proposed Action Plan :-

(i) No room for India's candy floss diplomacy. Was any Plan-B formulated to deal with the contingency in the aftermath of NSG failure;
(ii) Retaliation against rogue neighbours , through economic and coercive measures seems to be the only option;
(iii) No question of India signing and ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban multilateral Treaty (CTBT).
(iv) Let India turn its focus to simmering discontent in Baluchistan, Sindh with concurrent surgical strikes in PoK for demolition of terror infrastructures. Tie up with the malcontents .
(V) Trade off with China and Pakistan. Invoke anti-dumping clause to stop import of sub-standard goods from China.
(VI) Declare Pak High Commissioner Abdul Basat as a persona-non-grata with directions to leave the country forthwith.

A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)

 

 

 

 

 

DATE WITH RTI

Multiple RTI Applications seeking huge information

The applicant sought huge information pertaining to Income Tax offices. He also wanted to know the basis of conducting survey and search and the specific steps taken to stop tax evasion during the financial year 2013-14 etc. The PIO submitted that the appellant has filed as many as 30 appeals before the Central Information Commission seeking all and sundry information and despite heavy pressure they have made strenuous efforts to provide the information. He further stated that much of the information sought by the appellant is in the public domain and can be accessed by visiting the department's website www.incometaxindia.in. The appellant stated that he had lodged a TEP against a medical store in early 2015 and wants to know what action has been taken by the department. He further stated that he wants a copy of the scheme for payment of award to informants. He also requested for a note explaining the method adopted by the Income Tax Department for assessment and scrutiny. The PIO stated that he will supply the information as requested above by the appellant. The CIC observed that once a certain information is placed in the public domain accessible to the citizens either freely, or on payment of a predetermined price, that information cannot be said to be 'held' or 'under the control of' the public authority and, thus would cease to be an information accessible under the RTI Act. The Commission hoped the appellant will take a careful note of the above judicial observations and refrain from filing frivolous RTI applications in future


Comments

Whenever one is seeking information under the RTI Act, the RTI Application should be focused and specific. Asking for voluminous information through multiple applications may lead to a charge of abuse of the process of law.


Citation: Mr. Pawan Kumar v. Income Tax Department in File No. CIC/CC/A/2014/001693+001794+002534+002537+002579+002580+002581+ 002586 002304+002598+002601+002603+002604+002605+002606+002607+002608+002609 + 002610+002611+002305+002306+002594+002597+002593+002596+002599+002600 + 003009+003010/BS/10334

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

(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO's Guide to RTI by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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