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The Americans are a very lucky people. They're bordered to the north and south by weak neighbors, and to the east and west by fish.





Is there any Gandhi in the country ?




There was a discussion- is there any Gandhi in any political party in the country ? And the outcome was “None “.





What is the minus point of Modi ?




People were heard saying that PM Narendra Modi has all the qualities-honest, hard working, dynamic and experienced but his minus point in this secular country is that he is communal.





Kaun Banega Cabinet Secretary ? (15) Sanjay Mitra




Lastly, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra is also considered to be a dark horse for this coveted post. 1982 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre Mitra will retire on June 1, next year.





Will R Subrahmanyam succeed K K Sharma ?




Name of R Subrahmanyam is also doing the round for the post of Secretary Higher Education in the Government of India. Secretary Higher Education K K Sharma who is 1983 batch IAS officer of UT cadre is retiring by this month end.





2004 batch IPS officers empanelled as DIG in GoI




Around five dozen IPS officers of 2004 batch of various cadres have been empanelled for holding Deputy Inspector General (DIG) level posts in Government of India. The officers are: John Laldina, Gnanasambandan N and P Karunakaran of AGMUT cadre; Kanthi Rana Tata and Dr Navin Gulati of AP; S S Dwivedi, R P Sai, Abhishek Pathak, Mrs Neha Champawat, Ajay Kumar Yadav, Badri narayan Meena and Ankit Kumar Garg of Chhattisgarh; Sandeep singh, Mrs Gagandeep Gambhir, P G Manilal, Sachin Badshah of Gujarat' Agnihotri Sona Mohan of HP; Anup Kuruvilla John, P Prakash and K Sethu raman of Kerala; Labhu Ram, Sandeep Patil, Dr Harsha P S, Vikash Kumar Vikash of Karnataka; Lakhmi Gautam, Padwal Pravinkumar Tabaji Jaya Kumar S, Nishith Mishra of Maharashtra; Irshad Wali and Gaurav Rajput, Sanjay Kumar of MP cadre; Dr Deepak Kumar, Ashish Kumar Singh, Nitinjeet Singh, Satya Brat Bhoi of Orissa; Babu Lal Meena of Punjab; Sanjay Kumar Shrotiya, Surendra K Gupta, Ravi Dutta Gaur, Laxman Gaur, Prashan K Khamesra, Sharat Kaviraj, C S Tukaram, Mrs S Parimala, Om Prakash, Ms K B Vandana of Rajasthan; Mrs Ruchika Rish of Sikkim; Dr Tarun Joshi of Telangana; Mrs R Lalitha Lakshmi, Dr K A Senthil Velan, A G Babu, Avinash Kumar, Asra Garg of Tamil Nadu; Dr Preetiner Singh and Chandra Prakash-II of UP and Sunil Kumar Choudhary, Praveen Kumar Tripathi and Sabya Sachi Raman Mishra of West Bengal cadre.





Why selection of Additional Director ED was deferred ?




A meeting, which was convened to select officers for ED, could not choose Additional Director (Ad). According to sources one official, who is posted at the Directorate, was reportedly lobbying for himself.





Former CEC to head Committee in GoI




Former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami who is head of Vivekanand Educational Society affiliated to the RSS wing will head the Empowered Expert Committee constituted for selecting 20 institutes of higher education in the country.He is former 1966 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.





Senior level transfers in Delhi Police next week




According to sources, transfer of senior police officers - Spl CPs, Addl CPs and DCPs is likely to take place by the end of February.





Dayal is now DDG BCAS




IG CISF Maheshwar Dayal will be new Deputy Director General (DDG) in Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS).He is 1997 batch IPS officer of TamilNadu cadre.





Who will be new Chief Secretary of Delhi ?




There is strong rumour that Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash is being changed .Who will be new Chief Secretary ?





Suspense on selection of Brigadiers to rank of Maj Gens intact




Suspense on consideration of certain Brigadiers to rank of Major Generals which was expected in February by the Central Government remains intact .





Has RBI audit failed ?




Experts wants to know that why RBI Auditors failed to detect the loan fraud in PSU banks. RBI audits backs account time to time.





ED attaches property of IAS officer




Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth Rs 1.80 crore of senior IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.





Dr Kalghatgi to complete his extended tenure in May




Dr Ajit T Kalghatgi will be completing his extended tenure as Director (R&D), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), in May this year.





Anil Chaudhary strong contender for Chairman, SAIL ?




The name of Anil Chaudhary, Director Finance, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has been short-listed to be interviewed for the post of Chairman. He is seen as one of the strong contenders for the post.





Ms Soma Mondal strong contender for Chairman, SAIL?




The name of Ms Soma Mondal, Director Commercial, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has been short-listed for interview for the post of Chairman. She is seen as one of the strong contenders for the post.





Alok Sahay in race for Chairman, SAIL




The name of Alok Sahay, Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has been short-listed to be interviewed for the post of Chairman.





H N Rai in race for Chairman, SAIL




The name of H N Rai, Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has been short-listed to be interviewed for the post of Chairman.





Four Income Tax Commissioners shifted




Four Commissioners of Income Tax have been transferred and posted to different places. Accordingly, Aparna Mittal has been posted to CIT (DR (ITAT)-I, Ahmedabad while Ashish Abrol was posted to CIT (A), Patiala and Alok Kumar Mitra is moved to CIT (A)-3, Kochi. Besides, Simran Bhullar was posted as CIT (A)-2, Bhopal.





Suspense over appointment of regular Consul General in Melbourne




Suspense remains why a regular Consul General is not being appointed in Melbourne, Australia for a long time now. The Consulate is currently being headed by Acting Consul General Rakesh Malhotra.





IAS officers up in arms against AAP govt




All is not well in AAP lead Delhi govt. IAS officers are reportedly not happy with the govt. Recent incident is related to alleged assault of the Chief Secretary by AAP MLAs at CM's residence recently. The IAS association has made a complaint to the LG and requested action against the guilty. Relations between AAP govt and Bureaucrats are not cordial.





PM to inaugurate CIC new building




Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Central Information Commission building on March 6 in Delhi.





Minor changes in Delhi Police




In a minor change in Delhi Police, four IPS officers of AGMUT cadre got new postings. Accordingly, Prabhakar appointed Additional CP, Licensing BK Singh has been posted as Additional CP Traffic, R A Sanjeev become Addl CP, Establishment and Madhur Verma appointed new DCPs, New Delhi.





Jai Priye Prakash is also Secretary, Chemicals & Petrochemicals




Jai Priye Prakash has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Chemicals and Petrochemicals until further orders. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.





Two IRSME officers posted




Manish Kumar has been posted as Director, Mechanical Engineering (P)-II, Railway Board and Pranjol Chandra has been appointed as Director, Mechanical Engineer (P)-I, Railway Board. Both the officers belong to IRSME.





Renu Sharma transferred to RDSO




Renu Sharma, CPO, MCF, has been transferred to RDSO. He is an IPRS officer.





P C Thenmozhi empanelled as DIG in GoI




P C Thenmozhi has been empanelled for holding Deputy Inspector General (DIG) level posts in Government of India. He is a 2002 batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.





DoPT seeks a Joint Secretary level officer for ED, Rubber Board




The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is in search of a Joint Secretary level officer for the post of Executive Director, Rubber Board, Kottayam, Kerala under the Department of Commerce.





Kumar Rahul posted as Secy & Dir., Mining, Punjab Govt (UPDATED)




Kumar Rahul has been posted as Secretary and Director, Mining, Govt of Punjab after his repatriation to Punjab following a stint in the Food Corporation of India (FCI).





B S Dhaliwal is Transport Commissioner, Punjab (UPDATED)




Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal has been posted as Transport Commissioner, Govt of Punjab.





Rajat Aggarwal is CEO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (UPDATED)




Rajat Aggarwal, who was holding the charge of MD, Punjab State Industries Export Corporation, has now been posted as CEO, Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion.





G K Singh is Secy, Information & PR , Govt of Punjab (UPDATED)




Gurkirat Kirpal Singh has been posted as Secretary, Information and Public Relations, Govt of Punjab.





ESIC Vision 2022 approves in principal target of covering 10 cr workers till 2022 (UPDATED)




Many important decisions were taken in 173rd meeting of ESI Corporation under the Chairmanship of Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) towards improvements in its service delivery mechanism. During the meeting, ESIC Vision 2022 was approved in principal. The ESIC Vision 2022 envisages expansion of ESI Scheme in each district of the country with target of covering 10 crore workers by 2022.





Dr M Angamuthu also Secy. Urban Development Dept, Govt of Assam (UPDATED)




Dr M Angamuthu, Commissioner and Secretary, Guwahati Development Department, Assam has been handed over additional charge as Commissioner and Secretary, Urban Development Department, Govt of Assam.





5 IPS officers shifted in Haryana (UPDATED)




Five IPS officers have been transferred in Haryana. DGP (Prisons) K P Singh has been transferred as DGP , Haryana Human Rights Commission (HHRC), DGP (HHRC) A K Dhull has been transferred as MD, Haryana Police Housing Corporation, DGP (Prisons) K Selvraj has been posted as DGP (Prisons), Rajvant Pal Singh, DGP, OSD Rules, Police Headquarters, Panchkula, has been posted as DGP, Railways. Krishan Kumar Sindhu, DG, Madhuban Complex, has been posted as DGP, OSD Rules, Police Headquarters, Panchkula.





H K Vashisht gets premature repatriation to parent cadre (UPDATED)




Harsh Kumar Vashisth has received premature repatriation from Investment and Public Asset Management to his parent cadre on personal grounds and ‘extended cooling off’. He is an IRS ( C& CE) Officer of 2001 batch.





N K Santoshi also CVO, ESIC for three months (UPDATED)




N K Santoshi, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Labour and Employment has been handed over additional charge as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO), Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), New Delhi for a period of three months. He is an Indian Statistical Service (ISS) Officer of 1992 batch.





U. Venkateswarlu prematurely repatriated to parent cadre (UPDATED)




U. Venkateswarlu, Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment has received premature repatriation to his parent cadre on grounds of availing promotion in the cadre. He is an IAS officer of Tripura cadre of 1986 batch.





GNFC wins ‘ET Now CSR Leadership Award 2018’ (UPDATED)




Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd (GNFC) has won the prestigious 'ET Now CSR Leadership Award 2018' in the category of Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Practices for its strategy of synergizing its CSR initiatives with core business practices, national policies and for empowering women by livelihood generation.





Harinand Rai selected as Director(Technical), SAIL (UPDATED)




PESB has recommended the name of Harinand Rai, ED (SAIL) for the post of Director(Technical), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL). The interviews were held today and Rai was selected among six other candidates who were called for the interview.





Saurabh Chandra bereaved (UPDATED)




Mother-in-Law of former Secretary Petroleum Saurabh Chandra has passed away in Delhi. Prayer ceremony will be held at Arya Samaj Mandir Jorbagh on February 22 from 4 to 5 pm









Luthra to continue as Non Exec. Chairman of Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd



The term of Hemant Luthra as Executive Director of Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd is expiring on March 31, 2018 and after expiry of the term he will continue to be Non-Executive Chairman of the company w.e.f. April 1, 2018.






Dhingra is Non Exec. Dir of Reliance Naval and Engineering



Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited has appointed Rajesh Dhingra as Non- Executive Director of the company .






Sinha quits as Independent Director of GP Petroleums



Ramaji Sinha has quit as Independent Director of the GP Petroleums Limited.






Avina is CTO of Bodhtree Consulting



Bodhtree Consulting Ltd has appointed Michael Avina as Chief Technology Officer(CTO) of the company.






Patel again Exec. VC of Patel Integrated Logistics



Patel Integrated Logistics Ltd has re-appointed Areef A. Patel as Executive Vice Chairman of the company.






Ms Bang quits as CS of Eco Recycling Ltd



Ms Priyanka Bang has resigned as Company Secretary of Eco Recycling Ltd.