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WHISPERS POLITICS NEWS

Who will be new BJP President?

In BJP circles names of Vinod Tawde and Sunil Bansal are currently doing round for the president of BJP. Final word will come from PM Narendra Modi. There is possibility of an acting President for some time.

 

No compromise on corruption!

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is going to continue his plan to combat corruption. Soon the country will hear raids on corrupt leaders.

 

No NDA partner will leave?

Already weak partners of the NDA will not dare to leave the alliance. Small problems will however, continue from time to time.

 

BUREAUCRACY HEADLINES
Whispers bureaucracy News
Will Vikram Misri be new Foreign Secretary?

Vikram Misri is likely to be appointed new Foreign Secretary. He is a 1989 batch IFS officer. One can wait and watch.

Who will be Chief Secretary of Maharashtra?

One can keep fingers crossed over the appointment of Chief Secretary of Maharashtra on June 1. Now the tie is said to be between Rajesh Kumar and I S Chahal as Chief Secretary. Insiders said Chahal is top favourite of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Rajesh Kumar is being supported by Dy CM Devendra Fadnavis. While Rajesh Kumar is 1988 batch IAS officer Chahal is 1989 batch IAS officer.

PS & OSD can’t serve more than 10 years

As per DoPT guidelines and rules, the staff members including Private Secretaries (PSs) and Officers on Special Duty (OSD) to the Ministers can’t serve more than ten years. Most of the Ministers are enjoying their third term and their staff members are still attached to them. Will they get an extension or return to parent cadre?.

UP cadre IAS officer Rajamouli to join Chandra Babu in AP ?

Secretary Home Uttar Pradesh Rajamouli is expected to join Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu as his Secretary.2003 batch UP cadre IAS officer Rajamouli  had earlier served as the secretary to the chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu .

Orders of Ajit Doval in a day or two?

Orders of the NSA Ajit Doval are likely in a day or two. It means he is going to continue.

Three UT cadre IPS officers promoted to DG

Three UT cadre IPS officers: Neeraj Thakur, Rajesh Khurana and Robin Hebru have been promoted to DG rank.

 

Vivek Kishor promoted to ADG

Vivek Kishore has been promoted to ADG rank and posted in Arunachal Pradesh. He is a UT cadre IPS officer.

KK Mishra appointed Joint Secy, 16th Finance Commission

Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, Executive Director (BD), Railway Board, has been selected for deputation to the post of Joint Secretary, Sixteenth Finance Commission, under the Department of Economic Affairs, for a tenure of five years. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.

 

Kamal Kishore Soan gets additional charge of ESIC

Kamal Kishore Soan currently serving as an Additional Secretary and Director General, Labour Welfare  has been given the additional charge of Director General of Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). He is a 1998 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Army Chief & Navy Chief bring laurels to MP

After the appointment of Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi as Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) in April, 2024, Lt General Upendra Dwivedi, PVSM, AVSM, brought laurel to Madhya Pradesh. Both Tripathi and Dwivedi do their alma mater proud. Both are MP residents and alumni of Sainik School, Rewa in Madhya Pradesh.

Interview dates for SFIO shortlisted candidates to be announced soon

As many as 66 candidates have been shortlisted for the post of Assistant Director (Corporate Law) in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The interview dates will be announced shortly by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

 

Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination on June 16

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2024 on June 16, 2024. The e-Admit Cards have been uploaded on the website http://upsconline.nic.in

 

No empanelment at Additional Secretary level from Odisha

No empanelment of IAS officers of 1999 batch from Odisha cadre has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary or equivalent posts in the Government of India.

 

Muddada Ravichandra appointed as Principal Secretary to AP CM

Muddada Ravichandra has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. He is a 1996 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.

(We  said this on Jnue 6)

Sunil Raj Somarajan appointed as DG, Audit, London

Sunil Raj Somarajan has been appointed as Director General of Audit, London in place of Ms Vinita Mishra. He is a 1996 batch IA &AS officer.

 

Manish Joon appointed as Deputy Secretary, Housing

Manish Joon has been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. He is a 2015 batch ISS officer.

 

Johns Vikas is CEO Cantonment Board, Ferozepur

Johns Vikas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cantonment Board, Badami Bagh, is transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Cantonment Board, Ferozepur. He is a 2015 batch IDES officer.

 

A K Tripathi is CEO Cantonment Board, Deolali

Abhishek Mani Tripathi, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cantonment Board, Ferozepur, has been transferred and posted as Chief Executive Officer, Cantonment Board, Deolali. He is a 2011 batch IDES officer.

 

Ms V Sudha Rani transferred to MO PCDA (Army), Pune

Ms V Sudha Rani has been transferred and posted at MO PCDA (Army), Pune. Prior to this, she was working as PAO (ORs) ASC (AT), Bangalore. She is a 2015 batch IDAS officer.

 

S R Boid posted at PAO (ORs) ASC (AT), Bangalore

S R Boid has been transferred and posted at PAO (ORs) ASC (AT), Bangalore. Prior to this, he was working as PCDA (Army), Pune. He is a 2016 batch IDAS officer.

 

S Basappa posted at IFA 43/44 ED, Secunderabad

Siddaramappa Basappa has been transferred and posted at IFA 43/44 ED, Secunderabad. Prior to this, he was working as CDA (R&D) Bangalore. He is a 2016 batch IDAS officer.

 

19 Deputy Director Training posts advertised

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has advertised for 19 posts of Deputy Director of Training under Women Training Cadre on deputation basis at the Directorate General of Training, New Delhi. Avail more information from http://dqt.gov.in.

 

DFCCIL advertises for GM-S&T post

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has advertised for the post of General Manager (S&T) on deputation basis for Corporate office. IRSSE/ officers of S&T Department of Indian Railways, officers of central Govt./ CPSUs etc. can apply for the post. Further information can be availed from the website http://www.dfccil.com.

 

Last date for various NFDC posts revised

The last date to apply for the posts of Managing Director and Director (Finance) in National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Ltd., has been extended. The revised date is June 14, 2024.

 

Niraj Kumar appointed as Director, Information & Broadcasting

Niraj Kumar has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. He is a 2009 batch IRS-IT officer.

 

S K Thomas posted as Conservator of Forest, A&I Islands

S K Thomas on joining the AGMUT cadre after completing his central deputation is posted as Conservator of Forest to Andaman and Nicobar Islands segment of AGMUT cadre. He is a 2009 batch Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

Manish Kumar appointed CPM (Civil), RVNL

Manish Kumar, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM), Ranchi, South Eastern Railway (SER) has been selected for deputation to Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) as Chief Project Manager (Civil) at Ranchi for a period of five years. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer.

 

Ms Barik appointed Sr. GM (C&O), CONCOR

Ms. Anita Barik, Deputy Chief Vigilance Officer (Dy CVO), T&RPF, South Central Railway (SCR), has been selected for deputation to Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) as Senior General Manager (C&O) at Hyderabad for a period of three years. She is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.

 

Amit Singh appointed GM(C&O), CONCOR

Amit Singh, Senior Divisional Operations Manager (Sr. DOM), Katihar, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), has been selected for deputation to Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) as General Manager (C&O) at Visakhapatnam for a period of three years. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.

 

Vivek Sharma appointed Sr. GM (C&O), CONCOR

Vivek Sharma, Deputy Chief Operating Manager (Dy. COM), Goods, Headquarters, Northern Railway has been selected for deputation to Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) as Senior General Manager (C&O) at Delhi for a period of three years. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.

Aravind BA appointed Manager (HRMS), CRIS

Aravind BA, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Dy. CPO), Southern Railway (SR), has been selected for deputation to Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) as Manager (HRMS) at New Delhi for a period of five years. He is an Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRTS) officer.

 

BL Agarwal appointed ADRM, Raipur

Bajrang Lal Agarwal has been transferred from Western Railway (WR) to South East Central Railway (SECR) and posted as Additional Divisional Railway Manager (ADRM), Raipur. He is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer.

 

Ramaswamy is Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, J&K (UPDATED)

Prasanna Ramaswamy G , who was Secretary, Revenue Department in J&K Government, has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department. IFoS officer, Suresh Kumar Gupta, who was holding the additional charge of this post , will be relieved now. Ramaswamy G is an IAS of 2010 batch, AGMUT cadre.

 

IAS officer given additional charge of Revenue Department in J&K (UPDATED)

Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, who is an IAS of 2010 batch has been given additional charge in Jammu and Kashmir. He was Secretary Labour and Employment and also holding the additional charges of Secretary, Skill Development Department and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth, will now also hold another additional charge of Secretary, Revenue Department in addition to his present responsibilities.

 

CBI launches investigation into Gramin Dak Sevak scam in Odisha (UPDATED)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has launched an extensive investigation into the Gramin Dak Sevak recruitment scam.

 

R K Nain assigned additional charge of AAO, H&UA, Meerut (UPDATED)

Ravi Kumar Nain, AAO, CBDT, Meerut, is assigned the additional charge of AAO, Ministry of H&UA, Meerut, in addition to his regular charge.

 

Praveen Kumar selected as MD, DFCCIL (UPDATED)

Praveen Kumar, ED, DFCCIL, has been selected for the post of Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board meeting. As many as four persons were interviewed for the same.

 

Sanjeev Rastogi selected as Director (Prod), Braithwaite (UPDATED)

Sanjeev Rastogi, GM, (Capex), BHEL, has been selected for the post of Director (Production), Braithwaite & Co. Limited at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting. As many as six persons were interviewed for the same.

 

13 IAS probationers appointed as Assistant Collectors in W Bengal (UPDATED)

As many as 13 IAS probationers of West Bengal Cadre of 2023 Batch have been appointed as Assistant Magistrate & Assistant Collector of various districts. Accordingly, Avinash Kumar has been appointed Assistant Magistrate & Assistant Collector of Alipurduar; Yadav Suryabhan Achchhelal of Jalpaiguri; Ms Priyansha Garg of Howrah; Ms Mudra Gairola of North-24-Parganas; Maliye Sri Pranav of Bankura; Moin Ahmad of Purulia; Ms Dhamini M Das of Purba Burdwan; Ms Madhusree of Hooghly; Ravi Kumar of Birbhum; Ms Pooja Meena of Dakshin Dinajpur; Ms Rushali Kler of Paschim Burdwan, Bhuvana Pranith Pappula of South 24-Parganas and Lourembam Nelson Mangancha was made Assistant Magistrate & Assistant Collector of Uttar Dinajpur.   

 

Dr P K Mishra re-appointed as Principal Secretary to PM (UPDATED)

Dr P K Misha has been re-appointed as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister of India with co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister. He is a 1972 batch retired IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

Ajit Doval re-appointed as National Security Adviser (UPDATED)

Ajit Doval has been re-appointed as National Security Adviser with co-terminus with the term of Prime Minister. He is a retired IPS officer of Kerala cadre.

Amit Khare re-appointed as Advisor to PM (UPDATED)

Amit Khare has been re-appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister of India for a period of two years. He is a 1985 batch retired IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Tarun Kapoor re-appointed as Advisor to PM (UPDATED)

Tarun Kapoor has been re-appointed as Advisor to the Prime Minister of India for a period of two years. He is a 1985 batch retired IAS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.

Modi's confidantes retain their positions in PMO (UPDATED)

The confidantes of Narendra Modi: Dr P K Mishra as PS to PM; Ajit Doval as NSA; Amit Khare and Tarun Kumar as Advisors to PM retained their positions after the former was installed as Prime Minister for the third term.

 



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
SN Jajoo appointed NE Chairman, Kesoram Industries Ltd

Satish Narain Jajoo, Independent Director, Kesoram Industries Limited, has been designated as Non-Executive Chairman of the company.

 

Mrs Oswal re-appointed Chairperson, Oswal Greentech Ltd

Mrs. Aruna Oswal has been re-appointed as Executive Director, Wholetime Director & Chairperson of Oswal Greentech Limited with effect from June 1, 2025

Mrs Shroff appointed Addl. Director, Oswal Greentech Ltd

Mrs. Shipra Shroff has been appointed as Additional Director (Non-Executive & Independent) of Oswal Greentech Limited

Sunil Sapre re-appointed ED, Persistent Systems Ltd

Sunil Sapre has been re-appointed as Executive Director of Persistent Systems Limited for a period of three months from October 1, 2024, till his superannuation later this year on December 31, 2024.

Praveen Kadle re-appointed Ind. Director, Persistent Systems Ltd

Praveen Kadle has been re-appointed as Independent Director of Persistent Systems Limited with effect from April 23, 2025

Ms Joshi appointed Addl. Director, Persistent Systems Ltd

Ms. Anjali Joshi has been appointed as Additional Director (Independent Member) of Persistent Systems Limited.

 

Ranganath N Krishna appointed Ind. Director, AVT Natural Products Ltd

Ranganath N Krishna has been appointed as Independent Director of AVT Natural Products Limited with effect from July 25, 2024.

MM Venkatachalam appointed Ind. Director, AVT Natural Products Ltd

MM Venkatachalam has been appointed as Independent Director of AVT Natural Products Limited with effect from July 25, 2024.

Rahul Thomas appointed Addl. Director, AVT Natural Products Ltd

Rahul Thomas has been appointed as Additional Director (Non-Executive Director) of AVT Natural Products Limited with effect from July 25, 2024.

 

KS Seshadri appointed Addl. Director, DCB Bank Ltd

Krishnan Sridhar Seshadri has been appointed as Additional Director and Whole Time Director (Executive Director) of DCB Bank Limited.

 

Deepak Maheshwari appointed Addl. Director, CSB Bank Ltd

Deepak Maheshwari has been appointed as Additional Director (Non-Executive Independent) of the CSB Bank Limited

Rajeev Kher appointed Addl. Director, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd

Rajeev Kher has been appointed as Additional Director (Independent) of Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Limited

Mrs Parikh quits as Ind. Director, Waa Solar Ltd

Mrs. Heena Ullash Parikh has resigned from the position of Independent Director of Waa Solar Limited.

 

Whispers Forum
FORUM

BJP fares well in Assembly elections

It is a fact that BJP has lost some numbers in Lok Sabha, but at the same time, the party has registered substantial gains in assembly elections. Why blame ED and IT? The dishonesty does not call for any explanation that we do not know. Better, come clean.

Akhil Jha

 

DATE WITH RTI

 Using RTI in cases of quasi-judicial proceedings

Appellant stated that the document on the basis of which the Competition Commission arrived at a conclusion in Case 25 of 2020 was not provided. PIO stated that the Appellant was seeking information pertaining to a quasi-judicial decision for which inspection of records was offered as per the CCI (General) Regulations, 2009 which was not availed off by him. PIO further stated that in case the appellant is dissatisfied with the outcome of the decision, he can exhaust the remedy available to him to appeal against the decision before the NCLAT. The CIC held that an appropriate response in accordance with the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 has been given by the PIO. The Appellant is at liberty to avail inspection of records as earlier offered to him on a mutually convenient date and time.

Comments

The use of RTI Act in quasi-judicial proceedings is not uncommon where the applicant tries to use another channel instead of the regular appellate remedy. Such attempts can provide a meaningful result only in cases where “information” is sought and there are no prescribed ways to obtain it.

Citation: Shri Prem Prakash v. Competition Commission of India, CIC/CPCOI/A/2023/105991; Date of Decision: 28.03.2024

Dr Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is a RTI Consultant currently working with IIM Visakhapatnam. She has co-authored the books, RTI Right to Information - Law and Practice and PIO’s Guide to RTI. She offers consultancy on RTI matters and Third party audit. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link www.rtifoundationofindia.com

 

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