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Unfinished task of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be completed !


The unfinished task of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will now be completed by Modi-Amit Shah combination. It is not without reason that Amit Shah has been made the Home Minister.






There is no room number in five star hotel in Modi Government !


In the UPA Government key appointments were reportedly made from a room in a five star hotel in New Delhi. Now bigwigs are running from pillar to post to get a clue of the person and the place where the money bag is to be given to get plum posting.In Modi Government it has vanished.






12 out of 27 Muslims in LS come from WB & UP


12 out of 27 Muslim MPs come from West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh (7). Guess what - there are 12 constituencies where Muslim population is about or more than 40%. Similarly from Bihar, Katihar and Kishanganj have sent two Muslim MPs each.






Kashmir to remain bone of contention


There is little hope that Kashmir problem would be solved anytime in near future because of the vested interests – not one but many and everyone wants the issue to linger on.






GoI to recruit around five dozen JS level officers on lateral entry basis ?


The Government of India is whispered to be planning to recruit at least five dozen officers at Joint Secretary level on lateral entry basis.






Will one Ministry have a special Group ?


If sources are to be believed, a special group is being formed in an important Ministry. It is said that the group will not only interfere but give suggestion also. It will keep an eye on many including media. It is not sure that who, officials or non - officials, will be inducted into this group.






ED in possession of Deepak Talwar’s letter having several names of bureaucrats ?


Heard in the corridors of power that names of present and former bureaucrats involved in Foreign Investment Board figure in the letter written by Deepak Talwar to the ED.






Over 100 Govt servants under scanner of CVC


More than one hundred Government servants are under the scanner of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) for their alleged involvement in corruption. The CVC is waiting for sanction from the concerned agencies to prosecute the officers.






Will ED’ officer be relieved to join CBI ?


Joint Director in ED Vidyut Prakash, newly appointed SP, CBI, is said to be waiting for his relieving. Will he be relieved by ED to join CBI ?






Reason behind Ajit Doval’s non inclusion in CCS seems apparent


Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar and NSA Ajit Doval differ on certain aspects of foreign policy. This could be the likely reason Ajit Doval had not been able to find entry in Cabinet Committee on Security .






Loss making PSUs to sell out lands to pay dues ?


The Government of India is reported to be contemplating to sell lands of loss making PSUs in order to overcome financial crisis on account of paying dues and lump sum amount to the employees.






R K Gupta is also CMD, NPCC


R K Gupta, CMD, WAPCOS, has been assigned an additional charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC).






Bhola Nath Shukla is new CMD, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited


Bhola Nath Shukla, Director (Technical), CMPDIL, has been appointed as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post.






Kundan Kumar appointed PS to Rajnath Singh


Kundan Kumar has been appointed as Private Secretary to Rajnath Singh, Minister for Defence. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.






NMDC CMD N Baijendra Kumar’s goodwill in C'garh calms unrest in Bailadila mines


Administrative skills of N. Baijendra Kumar , CMD, NMDC and his goodwill in Chhattiagarh have worked wonders in resolving the politically complicated problem of agitation by tribals, trade unions and political parties at NMDC's Bailadila mines . Mining activities were halted for a week due this agitation.He is an IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre of 1985 batch.






Dr Navneet Mohan Kothari appointed PS to Narendra Singh Tomar


Dr Navneet Mohan Kothari has been appointed as Private Secretary to Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of MP cadre. (We said this on June 8)






Raj Kumar Digvijay Singh appointed PS to Giriraj Singh


Raj Kumar Digvijay Singh has been appointed as Private Secretary to Giriraj Singh, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. He is a 2004 batch IRS-C&CE officer.






Sachin Shinde appointed PS to Kiren Rijiju


Sachin Shinde has been appointed as Private Secretary to Kiren Rijiju, MoS (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports and Minority Affairs. He is a 2008 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.






Five RBI officers recommended for empanelment to ED rank


A total of five officers in the ‘Grade F’ had been recommended for empanelment for promotion to the rank of Executive Director for Panel year 2019 in Reserve Bank of India. They are—Dr Rabi N Misra, Principal Chief General Manager, N S Dave, Chief General Managar, Anil K Sharma, Chief General Manager, S C Murmu, Regional Director and T Rabi Sankar, Chief General Manager.






MP & Guj. only states where 1987 batch IPS officers haven’t got DG rank


Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are the only two states where 1987 batch IPS officers have not been given DG rank.






Appointments of MDs & CEOs of financial institutions to be cleared by PMO soon


Host of pending files relating to appointment of MDs & CEOs in several government financial institutions are lying in the PMO which were held up for clearance due to Lok Sabha polls. It is expected that they will be cleared within the next two months.






Vinod Kumar Singh to succeed Kharkongor as CMD, NEEPCO on Sept 1


Vinod Kumar Singh, Director Technical, NEEPCO, whose appointment as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) Limited, has been approved by the ACC, will take over the charge on September 1, 2019. He will succeed Kharkongor retiring in August this year.






Singh is PS to MoS for Railways


Sushil Singh has joined as PS to Suresh Angadi, MoS, Railways. He is a DANICS officer and was earlier PS to Ramkripal Yadav, MoS.






Patil Ajit Bhagwatrao goes on inter cadre deputation to Maharashtra


Inter-cadre deputation of Patil Ajit Bhagwatrao from Kerala to Maharashtra cadre has been approved for a period of three years. He is a 2007 batch IAS officer.






Pvt Bank Boards hunting for top performers from Dena Bank & Vijaya Bank ?


An interesting discussion going on particularly in the public sector banking circles is that some Boards of private banks are trying to identify senior executives, who are domain experts, of formerly Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank and not suitably adjusted in Bank of Baroda to join their senior management and even as Board members.






China appoints Envoy known well to Dr S Jaishankar


China has appointed its former envoy to Pakistan, Sun Weidong as India’s Ambassador after his predecessor Luo Zhaohui was promoted as Deputy Foreign Minister. Sun currently heads the Policy and Planning Department of the Foreign Ministry in China and has worked closely with India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar when he was India’s envoy to Beijing.






Ex Chief of SBI’s International Banking joins Federal Bank Board


The Federal Bank has appointed Siddhartha Sengupta, the former Head of SBI’s International Banking, as Non- Executive Independent Director of the Bank.






More Defence Attaches for Indian missions soon


The Central government is reportedly working on a selection mechanism to have more number of officials from all three services selected with consent of service chiefs to be sent as Defence Attaches in various missions.






Balwant Thakur appointed Cultural Diplomat to South Africa


Ministry of External Affairs has appointed Balwant Thakur as the Cultural Diplomat of India to South Africa. He will head the ICCR’s Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre, Johannesburg (South Africa) as head of the Centre/Director for a period of three years.






SBI posts Mrs Vasudha Bhat Kumar as CGM, Transaction Banking Unit, Mumbai


The State Bank of India has posted Mrs Vasudha Bhat Kumar as Chief General Manager, Transaction Banking Unit, Corporate Centre, Mumbai.






Two judges appointed in AP HC


Cheekati Manavendranath Roy and Matam Venkata Ramana have been appointed as Judges of Andhra Pradesh High Court.






DoPT in search of JS level officer for CMD, Kamarajar Port Ltd


The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is seeking a Joint Secretary level officer for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director in Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL) under the Ministry of Shipping.






Two IRSME officers transferred


Mahesh Kumar has been transferred from COFMOW to IROAF while Vivek Bajpai, DME, P-1, is transferred to COFMOW. Both the officers are IRSME.






Major IAS and IPS reshuffle in Tripura soon (UPDATED)


After changing the Chief Secretary and sending DGP on long leave, the BJP Government in Tripura is contemplating large scale transfers of senior IAS and IPS officials within a week or two.






Sarangi is now ADG (Operations) in BSF (UPDATED)


U C Sarangi has joined as ADG (Operations) in the BSF Headquarters. He is 1988 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.






Major IAS and IPS reshuffle in Tripura soon (UPDATED)


After changing the Chief Secretary and sending DGP on long leave, the BJP Government in Tripura is contemplating large scale transfers of senior IAS and IPS officials within a week or two.






Sarangi is now ADG (Operations) in BSF (UPDATED)


U C Sarangi has joined as ADG (Operations) in the BSF Headquarters. He is 1988 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.






Who is stalling appointment of DMD at IDBI Bank? (UPDATED)


It’s been three weeks now.... interviews were held for the post of Deputy Managing Director (DMD) for IDBI Bank. One is still wondering -- who is stalling the appointment? Why is Government still sitting over the file of appointment? The answers are not forthcoming.






P V Ramashastri is new ADG, Law & Order, Lucknow in UP (UPDATED)


P V Ramashastri has been appointed as Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.






Six senior IPS officers shifted in UP (UPDATED)


As many as six IPS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, Anand Kumar has been appointed as DGP, Jail Administration and Reforms Services while P V Ramashastri was made ADG, Law & Order, Lucknow and Brij Bhushan is Additional DGP, Varanasi zone. Similarly, Dipesh Juneja has been appointed as ADG, Security; Vijay Kumar as ADG, Police Recruitment and Promotional Board, Lucknow and Chandra Prakash-I is ADG, Rules and Manuals.






BEML CMD calls on Defence Minister (UPDATED)


Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML (A Government of India Miniratna Company under Ministry of Defence ) called on Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister of India, at New Delhi.






Ms Padmaja also High Commissioner to Tuvalu (UPDATED)


Ms Padmaja, presently High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Fiji, has been concurrently accredited as the next High Commissioner of India to Tuvalu, with residence in Suva.






IAS officer launches youtube channel for Civil Service aspirants (UPDATED)


Dr Dalip Singh, Haryana Cadre IAS officer of 1982 batch, has launched an exclusive Channel on YouTube for UPSC - Civil Services aspirants. The channel that has more than 50 videos uploaded has crossed a subscriber base of 10000 and has more than 100,000 views. According to Dr Singh, presently State Election Commissioner of Haryana, “Both serving and retired officers from IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS, RLYs, IAAS and PSUs and other distinguished services besides the academicians are welcome to contribute to the channel by sharing innovative ideas and experiences”. Click here to contribute and FREE subscription to the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDEdmjfP6RPmg9S9ZPiH78w






Arvind Vadnerkar selected as Director (HR), BSNL (UPDATED)


Arvind Vadnerkar, Principal General Manager, BSNL, has been selected for the post of Director (Human Resources), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on June 14, 2019.










Phalod is CEO of Ashapura Minechem



Ashapura Minechem Limited has appointed Ajay Phalod as Chief Executive Officer of the company.






Varghese appointed CEO of Tarmat Ltd



Tarmat Limited has appointed Jerry E. Varghese as Chief Executive Officer of the company.






Dr Sundaradevan appointed Independent Directpr of Manali Petrochemicals



Manali Petrochemicals Ltd has appointed Dr. N. Sundaradevan, IAS (Retd.) as an Independent Director of the company .






Ms Srivastava quits as CS of NK Industries



Ms Akanksha Srivastava has quit as Company Secretary of NK Industries.






Mrs Malpani quits as ED of IMP Powers



Mrs Priyanjali A Malpani has quit as Executive Director of IMP Powers.