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Cong revival possible ?

Grapevine has it that Congress revival is possible only if Sonia Gandhi nominates someone to take full control but he should not be like Dr. Manmohan Singh.




LoC to decide Modi's future

Looking into the skirmishes and tensions at the Indo-Pak border, one thing is now certain that LoC will decide Narendra Modi's future.




HM released year book 2017 written by HS

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh released the book 'India 2017 Yearbook' authored by the Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi, in Delhi Monday. The chapters of the Book are divided into four broad groups covering Indian geography, history, polity, demography, economy, development schemes, environment, disaster management, media and communication, foreign policy, J&K and newsmakers in India. The Book also deals with general knowledge, viz., general information, culture, monuments and cultural institutions of India and miscellaneous general topics among many other subjects. The book is written in a very professional manner and have important persons on the panel of contributors. India 2017 YEARBOOK is very useful for UPSC, State Civil and other competitive Examinations preparation.


My Respected Friend , Retired Senior Bureaucrat, is still in Delhi and today we meet at Swarna Bhawan on Janpath and over Mini Idlis dipped in Sambar ...Mysorepak and Frothy Filter coffee we get chatting.

Respected Friend: Kejri is just tying himself in knots.. .. Hacking in this case means.... ...unauthorised access and inserting own codes. So many Sites are hacked ...the Hackers are sitting.... say in China and hacking a Pentagon Site....but funnily AAP wants to fiddle with the Hardware .. do these Dolts even know the number of EVMs used in a Election 'fix' so many EVMs and keep the issue a secret is a impossibility....
M: You handover a EVM to someone in Nehru Place and he will make it into a transistor ....keeping the exterior the same ...the Buttons would be to surf radio stations.....what else did that AAP MLA do...make a machine to suit AAP's 'face saver'....
RF: Anyone can fiddle with the hardware ...fact is the EVMs from manufacturing to EC custody to Election application and back to EC Custody are in the strictest Security... so any fiddling with the Hardware is an impossibility ... proof ....otherwise wouldn't have AAP got its hands on a EC EVM and then fixed it to suit its need...
M: But with Kejri's mindset ....sabh mille hooe hai.. . ECL..EC....Security Agencies ...the Officials whose custody the EVMs are there for election...all Parties reps at Booths excepting of course AAP reps ..
RF: EC Hackathon..Political Parties have 4 hours to hack was AAP who had demonstrated in Delhi Assembly that by fiddling with Codes via a remote application the desired results could be managed.. now do it on the EC EVM not on its Made to Order device ....and coffee..tea...biscuits will be served for the 4 hour Hackathon that Kejri cannot say ...because of drop in Caffiene/Sugar levels of our Hackathon Team could not perform..
M: Kejri who is under suspicion Left Right and Centre...suspects everyone and his warped mind he may be feeling EC is mixed up with BJP.....I think EC should also hold a 'in camera' interview with the Parties taking up the Hackathon Challenge...a kind of Viva...
RF: Kejri says doubts about EVMs arose in the last 4 months ...prior to this AAP had not questioned the EVMs..
M: Ha ..ha ..Sir .... like it's said a bad mechanic blames the tools ....AAP had to come up with some issue to save face .....what a drubbing it got in Punjab , Goa, Delhi Rajouri Garden and Delhi MCD ...the problem is it had grossly hyped its position pre-election for these elections it's using the EVMs to save face...
RF: For AAP EVM has become ....EVM or Easy Vindicating Machine ....nothing more nothing for Kejri ...EVM .... Epitome of a Villain Mind...
M: So how will AAP go about this Hackathon..
RF: They'll demand... we should be allowed to change the Hardware it's not going to be allowed all probability they will boycott the Hackathon and hold a protest outside EC Office ....
M: EVM....Escape Velocity Mode ....take a escape route to keep a dead issue alive....

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






They will rule the roost till 2023

As many as 17 IAS officers of 1984 batch and 20 IAS officers of 1985 batch who have been empanelled as Secretary in GoI recently will rule the roost till 2023.




Empanelment of 2000 batch IAS delayed

Empanelment of 2000 batch IAS to the rank of Joint Secretary in the Government of India is believed to have been delayed by a couple of months.




Around 1900 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have not submitted Immovable Property Returns (IPRs).




Secretary DoPT B P Sharma to retire next month

Secretary, Department of Personnel, B P Sharma is superannuating on June 30. He is 1981 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.





Kenneth Juster to be US Ambassador to India ?

Adviser to President Trump on international economic affairs Kenneth Juster is likely to be appointed new USAmbassador to India.






Cadre transfer request of Megha Nidhi Dahal deferred

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is reported to have deferred the proposal of Megha Nidhi Dahal requesting cadre transfer from Assam-Meghalaya to Sikkim, due to his home state. Dahal is a 2015 batch IAS officer.






Arora joins ITBP as DIG

Navin Arora has joined as DiG, Provisioning at ITBP hq. He is a UP cadre 1997 batch IPS officer.





Ms Alka Nangia Arora wishes to join central deputation at Joint Secretary level

Ms Alka Nangia Arora, who was empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary in Government of India in 2015, is wishing to join central deputation. She is a 1991 batch officer of Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).





Two IAS officers of 1984 batch from Bihar empanelled for Secretary/Secretary equivalent posts

Two IAS officers out of total five of 1984 batch from Bihar cadre have been empanelled for Secretary and Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India.





One IAS officer of 1985 batch from Jharkhand empanelled for Secretary/Secy equivalent posts

Only one IAS officer out of total three of 1985 batch from Jharkhand cadre has been empanelled for Secretary and Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India.




Tenure of Rajesh Kumar Gupta as Director, MHA extended

The tenure of Rajesh Kumar Gupta as Director in the Ministry of Home Affairs has been extended upto August 21, 2017. He is a 1998 batch ITS officer.




10 DIGs in ITBP transferred

ITBP hq has transferred 10 DIGs . Among these one DIG is an IPS officer while reset 9 DIGs are cadre officers. Dinesh Kumar Yadav, IPS will be new DIG ( Intelligenc) at the force hq. M.kumar appointed DIGm Admn, hq, K P mSingh, DIG, Northern Frontiers,Harinder PalSingh posted in CIJ wingh as DIG,S R Roy goes to SHQ, Lucknow as DIG,P. Jackson Therattil going as DIG, Eastern Frontiers hq, S.C.Mamgain, joins Northern Frontiers hq,K D Dwivwdi has been posted as DIFmSpecial hqm Gangtok, Davinder Singh, has been posted at the Hq as DIG( Estt) and Ashwani Kumar Dogra, who has been repatriated from NSG, will NE frontier hq.




30 ITBP Commandants transferred

30 Commandants have been transferred in a big reshuffle in ITBP. They are- P.K. Tiwari,22 nd Bn, Rishabh Kumar,SPT Bn, Parminder Singh,ITBP Academy,Satinder kumar,50th Bn, Anuj Kumar Singh, Int branch hq,Vikrant Thapaliyal, 1st Bn, Raghubir Singh,Comm & Equip at Dte hq, A. S Yearsong,29 bn, R K Tomar,SHQ, Gangtok,Vijay Kumar Dogra, 19th Bn, R. Yudhvir Singh, NITSRDR, Lakshman Yadav,SHQ(L&C),Anwar ILLAhi,24th Bn,Rajendra Kumar Verma,TPT Bn,G C Purohit,8th Bn, Rajesh Sharma, NITSRDR, R.S.Rana,SHQ, Barelly,Shendil Kumar, SHQ, bangluru, Pawan Kumar Negi,SHQ Lekhabali,Kushal kumar,2nd Bn,Pawan Mallik, SHQ, Lucknow, Aachal Sharma, 30th Bn,Dinesh kumar, 40th Bn,I B Jha, 39th Bn,Parvider singh,SHQ, Srinagar,Arjun Singh,17th bn,RPS Raghuwanshi,SHQ, Delhi, Prabhat Kumar,49th Bn,Vijay deshwal, BTC, Bhanu and RajNarain Singh,47th Bn.




Interviews for CMD, HIL today

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is reported to have scheduled interviews for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Hindustan Insecticide Limited (HIL) on May 23, 2017.




External candidate Ms P Alli Rani selected as CMD, CCIL

External candidate Ms P Alli Rani, Director (Finance), CONCOR, has been selected for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Cotton Corporation of India Limited (CCIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on May 22, 2017. As many as five candidates were interviewed for the same.





Tenure of V R Gupta as Director (Fin), CWC extended

The tenure of V R Gupta as Director (Finance), Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC), has been extended upto September 30, 2017.





Athikho Chalai appointed as Accountant General Meghalaya

Athikho Chalai, Accountant General (A&E), Nagaland, Kohima, has been transferred and posted as Accountant General (A&E), Meghalaya, Shillong. He is a 1993 batch IA&AS officer.





Nilratan Das appointed as Under Secretary, Corporate Affairs

Nilratan Das has been appointed as Under Secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He was earlier with the Cabinet Secretariat.





Dr R K Tyagi is Independent Director of Air India

Former CMD of the HAL Dr R K Tyagi has been appointed as non-official Independent Director on the Board of Air India Limited (AIL) for a period of three years. Dr Tyagi is a distinguished Alumni of IIT Roorkee and ISB Hyderabad. He is a unique technocratof country having contributed in three important sectors of economy Petroleum,Civil Aviation, and Defence. He is considered to be a Strategy and turnaround specialist.





Corporation Bank registers profit of Rs 159.98 cr

Corporation Bank has posted a profit of Rs 159.98 crore for the last quarter of 2016-17 fiscal even though bad loans rose. The bank had a net loss of Rs 510.9 crore in the January-March quarter of 2015-16. The bank rose to Rs 5,730.48 crore in the quarter, as against Rs 5,218.62 crore in the year-ago period. J K Garg is CMD of the bank.




Srujani Mohanty appointed as Addl CIT(OSD), PrCCIT, Delhi office

Srujani Mohanty has been appointed as Additional CIT(OSD) in the office of Principal CCIT, Delhi. She is an IRS-IT officer.





Biswaranjan Sasmal appointed as CIT (OSD), PrCCIT, Delhi office

Biswaranjan Sasmal has been appointed as CIT (OSD) in the office of Principal CCIT, Delhi. She is an IRS-IT officer.





Shamsunder I K transferred as FM,NIA , LIC, Pune

Shamsunder I K, RM(MBAC), Zo, Hyderabad on promotion to the cadre of Zonal Manager has been transferred as FM,NIA , LIC, Pune.





Unhelkar B K transferred as Chief Exec.(FGN),Co, LIC (Nepal) ltd.

Unhelkar B K, Secretary(SBUIO),Co,Mumbai on promotion to the cadre of Zonal Manager has been transferred as Chief Exec.(FGN),Co, LIC (Nepal) ltd..





Dwivedi P transferred as GM (PENF), Co, LIC, Mumbai

Dwivedi P, Secretary(MBAC),Co,Mumbai on promotion to the cadre of Zonal Manager has been transferred as Genl. Manager(PENF), Co, LIC, Mumbai.





Manish Varma appointed as DGM, Corp Centre, SBI, Mumbai

Manish Varma, presently in Corporate Centre, Mumbai, has been transferred as DGM, Premises Department Corporate Centre in State Bank of India, Mumbai.





K Nagaraj appointed as DGM, Civil Local Office, SBI, AP

K Nagaraj, DGM, Premises Department, Hyderabad, has been transferred as DGM, Civil Local office, in State Bank of India, Andhra Pradesh circle.





DoPT in search of Chief Accounts Officer, Tea Board

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has invited applications for the post of Financial Adviser & Chief Accounts Officer, Tea Board, Kolkata under the Department of Commerce.





Prime Minister at WAPCOS Exhibition at Gandhinagar (UPDATED)

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Ji, at WAPCOS Exhibition at Gandhinagar during African Development Bank (AfDB) Exhibition at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on 23 rd May, 2017. WAPCOS Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, is participating in African Development Bank (AfDB) Exhibition in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 22 nd May, 2017 till 26 th May, 2017. The work of WAPCOS was widely appreciated by the dignitaries at the event.





Four IAS officers promoted to Chief Secretary grade in Kerala (UPDATED)

Four IAS officers have been promoted to Chief Secretary grade in Kerala. They are: Dr Inder Jit Singh, Subrata Biswas, Dr Ajay Kumar and Rajeev Sadanandran.





Rajiv Manjhi posted to Ministry of Health (UPDATED)

Rajiv Manjhi, Director, has been posted to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in Government of India.





Two IES officers given new postings (UPDATED)

V L V S S Subba Rao has been appointed as Additional Development Commissioner in the office of MSME, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises while K M M Alimalmigothi was posted as Economic Adviser, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion in Government of India. Both are 1985 batch IES officers.






Two IAS officers shifted in Maharashtra (UPDATED)

Sunil Porwal has been appointed as Additional Chief Secretary, Industries, Energy and Labour Department while Apurva Chandra was posted as Principal Secretary and Development Commissioner, Planning Department.






Sanjay M Kaul promoted to Super Time Scale of IAS in Kerala (UPDATED)

Sanjay M Kaul has been promoted to Super Time Scale of IAS and posted as Secretary, Industries. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.





Two IAS officers get additional charges in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

Nihal Chand Goel has been given the additional charge of Managing Director, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation while Surendra Kumar Solanki was given the additional charge of Director, State Insurance and Provident Fund Department, Rajasthan.





No suitable candidate found for CMD, HIL (UPDATED)

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has failed to find suitable candidate for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Hindustan Insecticides Limited (HIL) at the selection meeting held on May 23, 2017. The Board, which interviewed four candidates, recommended that the Government should choose an appropriate course of further action for selection.





Prasad is Chief Spokesperson, MHA ? (UPDATED)

In a sudden move Ashok Prasad, former Secretary (Internal Security) has been given responsibility of Chief Spokesperson, MHA. A 1979 batch AP cadre IPS officer was also DGP, J & K. According to sources he has been given responsibility to brief media on important issues related to MHA





Rajveer Singh Verma appointed as Joint Secretary, Legal Affairs (UPDATED)

Rajveer Singh Verma has been appointed as Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser under the Department of Legal Affairs.





Rajiv Mani appointed as Joint Secretary, Legal Affairs (UPDATED)

Rajiv Mani has been appointed as Joint Secretary & Legal Adviser under the Department of Legal Affairs.






Gangadhar Panda to remain as First Secretary, ITOU, Washington DC (UPDATED)

Gangadhar Panda will remain as First Secretary, ITOU, at Indian Embassy in Washington DC, USA. His orders to pre-mature repatriation have been cancelled by the Government of India. He is an IRS-IT officer.





Dinesh Kumar confirmed in IAS (UPDATED)

Dinesh Kumar A S of 2013 batch from Andhra Pradesh cadre has been confirmed in the Indian Administrative Grade (IAS).





Two officers promoted to Principal Controller grade (UPDATED)

G S Dastidar and K Satheesh Babu have been promoted to the grade of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts in Indian Defence Accounts Service in the HAG.





Mohan Singh promoted to Senior Director grade (UPDATED)

Mohan Singh has been promoted to the grade of Senior Director in the Indian Naval Store Cadre in Indian Navy.





Agrawal is Group CFO of Tata Sons

Tata Sons has appointed Saurabh Agrawal as Group Chief Financial Officer w.e.f July 1, 2017. He is a seasoned investment banker with over two decades of work experience.





Lakhanpal appointed Addl. Director

Bharat Financial Inclusion Limited --non-banking finance company has appointed Ashish Lakhanpal as Additional Director of the company .





Mehta is CFO of Meghmani Organics

Meghmani Organics Limited-- a Chemicals company, involved in manufacture of pigments and pesticides has appointed Raj Kumar Mehta as Chief Financial Officer of the company.




Mehra quits as Non Exec. Director

Sanjeev Kishen Mehra has quit as Non- Executive Director of Max Financial Services Limited-- a part of the US$ 2 billion Max Group.





Srivastav is Global CEO of Virtual Global Education

Virtual Global Education Ltd has appointed Amit Srivastav as Global Chief Executive Officer of the company.






Anuj Katiyar joins BTVi as Marketing and Research Head

BTVi, an Indian business channel has appointed Anuj Katiyar as the marketing and research head for the channel. He will be based in Mumbai.





Karthik Balakrishnan joins The Printers Mysore as CEO

The Printers Mysore (TPM) has appointed Karthik Balakrishnan as chief executive officer. He will have the mandate to transform the publisher into a digital-era media group and will be based in Bengaluru.






Columbia Asia Hospitals appoints Dr Nandakumar Jairam as CEO

Columbia Asia Hospitals, India, has appointed Dr Nandakumar Jairam as their new chief executive officer






WAPCOS participates in ADB Exhibition (UPDATED)

WAPCOS Limited, a Public Sector Enterprise under the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India isparticipating in African Development Bank (AfDB) Exhibition in at Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 22 nd May, 2017 till 26 th May, 2017. Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat along with Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Finance, Govt. of India and African Development Bank Officials visited WAPCOS Stall during AfDB Exhibition on 22 nd May 2017. The work of WAPCOS was widely appreciated by the dignitaries at the function.






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Interesting comment

Interesting comment on the irrelevance of IAS, IPS, IRS. Then perhaps, we need ARS Kumar.

S Srinivasan

Judiciary does not applies their own directions !

Well, well I am tempted to comment that judiciary does not apply their own directions not to admit frivolous cases or mandatory evidences before admission of case thus resulting in long pendency. In any matrimonial case more that 12 cases happen between same parities, same cause of action in different courts, why cant it be one, in each case people resort to different contradictory affidavits, why not to exemplary perjury case. This will actually reduce the burden on judiciary and they will have more time on 5-10% genuine cases, same is true in other sections


"Thank PM Modi for leadership"

ICJ's interim judgement is finally out. Republic of India wins on all counts. All Pak's arguments bludgeoned. Global humiliation. Congratulations to PM Modi, Sushma Swaraj, MEA mandarins and, of course, Harish Salve. Such leadership initiatives distinguish the present ruling dispensation from the erstwhile Congress-led UPA govt.

According to Media reports ,Khawar Qureshi, the lawyer who argued for Pakistan against India in Jadhav's case, was earlier appointed by UPA government in 2004 to argue in a power project case. What prompted the Congress to hire the services of a Pakistani lawyer, one wonders ? Was there a dearth of talented lawyers inIndia ? The blunder calls for investigation.
Let us await Pak's reactions and appropriate responses by India. Pakistan, out of desperation, could attempt escalating its misadventure. It is reportedly going back to the World court with " solid evidences ", seeking revision of interim orders of ICJ .

A K Saxena (A retd civil servant)







Transfer of RTI Application to several PIOs

A complaint was filed with the CIC alleging that the information sought was not provided and the complainant’s RTI application was transferred to several CPIOs who did not revert in a positive way. The CIC advised the public authority to desist from these kinds of practices which defeats the very purpose and motive of the RTI Act.


It is a common practice in the headquarters of many organisations to transfer the RTI applications received at their end to different sub-ordinate offices carelessly. Such a blind redirection of the RTI applications needs to be curbed as the same is not envisaged under the Act.

Citation: Deepak Narayan Singh v. PIO, M/o Labour & Employment in CIC/BS/C/2014/000328, Decided on: 12.04.2017

Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma (, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles can be read at

(, 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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