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What people say about us! (2020-08-06)

Your website is doing good work , however it can be noticed that your reporting/cartoon etc are becoming increasingly biased in favour of one political party . Please refrain from it because already whole of media is undergoing severe credibility crisis because of this reason. Please protect your credible image.

A Visitor



SEBI Chief Ajay Tyagi gets extension on August 5


SEBI Chief- picture is unclear !

Latest information says that either Ajay Tyagi will get another extension as Chairman SEBI or the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India’s (IBBI’s) chief Madhusudan Sahoo will make it to the top post.


POLITICS (2020-08-06)

This is History (2206)

In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done.








No invite to Opposition ?

No opposition leader was invited for the bhoomi pujan ceremony at Ayodhya yesterday.






Why did Murmu resign ?

G C Murmu’s  resignation as LG, J&K has many meanings. Sources said, he is set to get some important assignment in Delhi.







Modi's Ayodhya visit and search of Sinha !

It is said that during his Lucknow and Ayodhya visit, PM had reportedly conveyed his desire to meet Manoj Sinha who has now been appointed J&K LG. It is also said that this time the govt wanted to appoint a political leader to initiate political dialogue in J&K. 



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Tenure of Ajay Tyagi as Chairman, SEBI extended (2020-08-06)

The tenure of Ajay Tyagi as Chairman, Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has been extended for a period for 18 months with effect from September 1, 2020. He is a 1984 batch retired IAS officer of HP cadre.

(We  said this on July 27 )

Anirban Dasgupta appears to be a strong contender for Chairman, SAIL? (2020-08-06)

The name of Anirban Dasgupta, Director (Projects and Business Planning), SAIL, is being bandied around as the next Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) , falling vacant on January 1, 2021.

Two Key appointments this week (2020-08-06)

Two key appointments, one of the CAG and the other of the Member Union Public Service Commission are expected to be made this week.

Will Murmu be new CAG ? (2020-08-06)

There are strong reports that outgoing Lt Governor of J & K, G C Murmu is being appointed new CAG when Rajiv Mehershi’s term expires on Aug 7.  He has a long experience as Secretary Expenditure. One source, however, said that he may go to the Election Commission. One can wait and watch for a surprise.

IAS to be Member of UPSC ? (2020-08-06)

Latest information says that this time again, an IAS officer will be appointed Member of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Representation Committee re-constituted (2020-08-06)

The govt has re-constituted the representation committee. Ms Leena Nandan, Secretary, Consumer Affairs, will Head the Committee while Ashutosh Jindal, JS, Cabinet Secretariat, will be a Member. No Member will be nominated by the Cadre Controlling Authority.  The Committee will see the cases related to  the  periodic review of central govt employees for strengthening of administration ER 56(j)(I) and Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules,1972.

Pandey likely to be first CEO, Sansad TV Channel (2020-08-06)

Manoj Pandey, CEO, RS TV, is likely to be appointed the first CEO of the new Sansad TV Channel. He is a retired IIS officer. The govt has decided to merge the LS and RS TV channels into Sansad TV.

Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer offered a brick in Ayodhya (2020-08-06)

Now it is known that Madhya Pradesh cadre 1994 batch IPS officer Raja Babu Singh had offered a brick for the makeshift structure of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya when he was the student of the Allahabad University.

Newly inducted CBIC Members continue holding present charges (2020-08-06)

Three IRS-Customs officers, who were appointed as Members, CBIC, will continue holding their present charges. Ajay Jain will continue looking after Ahmedabad CGS & CX Zone with Customs Zone while Vivek Johri as Mumbai Customs Zone-I and Ms Sungita Sharma continues as Delhi CGS & CX Zone. 

Rajesh Kumar selected of Director (Tech), Uranium Corp of India Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Rajesh Kumar, GM, Uranium Corporation of India Limited, has been selected for the post of Director (Technical), Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on August 5, 2020. As many as seven candidates were interviewed for the same.

No internal candidate for CMD, CCI (2020-08-06)

No Board level candidate appears to be eligible for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Cement Corporation of India Ltd. A vacancy of this post is arising on May 1, with the retirement of incumbent B V N Prasad.

ITS officer relieved from MHA (2020-08-06)

S K Bhalla, an ITS officer, has been relieved from MHA. He was the Director and his deputation tenure was completed.

Col. Sushil Kumar joins as Postmaster General, Southern Region (2020-08-06)

Col. Sushil Kumar has recently taken over the charge as Postmaster General, Southern Region, Ajmer. He is an officer of Indian Postal Service.

Ms. Fardina Adil and Meena posted as DCIT in CBDT (2020-08-06)

Ms. Umme Fardina Adil and Om Prakash Meena have been posted as DCIT (OSD) in Tax Policy and Legislation (TPL) Division, CBDT.

Krishna Mohan Uppu appointed as Deputy Secretary, MHA (2020-08-06)

Krishna Mohan Uppu, has joined the MHA as Dy Secretary. He is a 2009 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer. Before coming to Delhi, he was posted in Mizoram.

Mrs. R Padavathe appointed DIG, Regional Office, Southern Zone (2020-08-06)

Mrs. R Padmavathe has been appointed as Deputy Inspector General of Forests (C), Regional Officer, Southern Zone, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Bangalore. She is a 2005 batch IFS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

Sumedh Sopan Nagrare transferred to Animal Husbandry (2020-08-06)

Sumedh Sopan Nagrare, DDG, Power, New Delhi, has been transferred to Animal Husbandry & Dairying. He is an ISS officer.

Devendra Kumar posted as Joint Director, Railway Board (2020-08-06)

Devendra Kumar has been appointed Joint Director, Railway Board. He is an IRPS officer.

Bijan Thakur posted as Senior Consultant, CLW (2020-08-06)

Bijan Kumar Thakur has been appointed Senior Consultant in CLW. He is an IRHS officer.

Bijan Thakur posted as Senior Consultant, CLW (2020-08-06)

Bijan Kumar Thakur has been appointed Senior Consultant in CLW. He is an IRHS officer.

Ananta Mohan Singh deputed to RVNL (2020-08-06)

Ananta Mohan Singh has been deputed to RVNL for a period of five years. He is an IRSME officer.

BMC refuses to release IPS officer Vinay Tiwari from captivity (2020-08-06)

The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) has turned down the request of Patna’s Inspector General of Police for releasing SP level IPS officer, Vinay Tiwari from its captivity.  Bihar DG, Gupteshwar Pandey shared it on social media. 

RailTel and IRCON sign MoU for provisioning of Digital/ICT Services (2020-08-06)

RailTel Corporation of India Limited and IRCON International Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for “Provisioning of Digital/ICT services by RailTel for use by IRCON. This MoU is proposed to create a framework, within which IRCON and RailTel shall cooperate to plan, deliver, maintain and use the services of each other. IRCON proposes to provide civil engineering, electrical, to RailTel for developing infrastructure such as building works, data centre facility development, Security Surveillance etc. This will open new avenues for both the organizations. Puneet Chawla CMD/RailTel and S K Chaudhary, CMD/IRCON along with senior officials from both the organizations were present during the signing ceremony.

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Delhi Govt (2020-08-06)

As many as 10 IAS officers of AGMUT cadre have been given new assignments in Delhi Government. Accordingly, Mrs Ankita Mishra Bundela will be new Secretary to the LG, Delhi, while G S Meena was appointed as Secretary-cum-Commissioner, Food & Supply and Mrs Madhu Garg is Secretary, SC,ST, OBC and Minorities. Similarly, Mrs Garima Gupta has been posted as Secretary, Social Welfare; Vijay Kumar Bidhuri as MD, DTC; Sudhir Mahajan as Special Secretary, Urban Development; Udit Prakash Rai as Director, Education with additional charges of  Special Secretary, Health & Family Welfare; Azimul Haq as Director, Higher Education with additional charges of CVI, DUSIB and Director, TTE; Vinay Kumar as GM, DCCWS with additional charge of Special Secretary, Land & Buildings and Gaurav Singh Rajawat was posted Special Commissioner, T&T and additional charge of Special Secretary, PWD.


Girish Chandra Murmu is new Comptroller and Auditor General of India (2020-08-06)

Outgoing Lieutenant Governor of newly created UT Jammu-Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu has been appointed as Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). He is 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

(We said this in the morning of Aug 6, 2020)


Mrs. Parminder Chopra is Nominee Director, PTC (2020-08-06)

Mrs. Parminder Chopra, Director (Finance) of Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), has been appointed Nominee Director of PFC on the Board of PTC India.

Govindarajan appointed Ind Director, KG Denim Ltd. (2020-08-06)

N Govindarajan has been appointed Additional Director (Independent) on the Board of KG Denim Ltd.

Bharath Sesha is MD & CEO, Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Bharath R Sesha has been appointed Managing Director and CEO of Solara Active Pharma Sciences Ltd.

Two re-appointments in Visa Steel Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Sheo Raj Rai and Ms Rupanjana De have been re-appointed as Independent Director, Visa Steel Ltd.

Vaidyan is Additional Director, Geojit Financial Services Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Alice Geevarghese Vaidyan has been appointed as an Additional Director (Independent) on the Board of Geojit Financial Services Limited.

Hiren Shah appointed Addl Director, Medico International Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Hiren Ravindrabhai Shah has been appointed as an Additional Independent Director of Medico International Limited.

Mrs. Deva Bharathi Reddy is Ind. Director, Steel Strips Wheels Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Mrs. Deva Bharathi Reddy has been appointed an Independent Woman Director on the Board of Steel Strips Wheels Ltd. 

Dhruv Singh appointed Addl Director, Mesco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (2020-08-06)

Dhruv Singh has been appointed Additional Director on the Board of the Mesco Pharmaceuticals Limited.

Artemis Medicare Services Ltd. gets two Independent Directors (2020-08-06)

Dr. Gautam Chaudhuri and Sanjib Sen have been appointed Additional Directors (Independent), Artemis Medicare Services Limited.

FORUM (2020-08-06)

Honest officer transferred

An Honest officer transferred who made the first GST arrest in her zone and collected evaded revenues for central govt. Everyone knew she was an epitome of honesty hence must have been sour tooth for many in department and evasion circle. Her transfer comes as a surprise as she was investigating few big files where many corrupt influential people were involved. Raises eyebrows if it was just a routine transfer or a conspiracy to remove her from the post so that the looted booty can be shared. Hope CBIC members team read this and transfer people only after thorough verification of IRS officers and their contribution to the job they are entitled. Wishing her good luck in future. Corruption seeds is what we sow and in the end corruption is what we reap.

A Visitor


Large number of promotion files pending with EO/ACC

A large number of promotion files of various departments are pending with EO/ACC since February. Why no one bothers to clear those pending files in chronological order whereas the files of influential officers travel at speed of light and get ACC clearance in a few seconds? Is this still a suit boot sarkar?


DATE WITH RTI (2020-08-06)

Disclosure of vigilance file after filing of charge sheet 

Information pertaining to sanction of prosecution against the appellant by his department on CVC’s advice, was denied under section 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act. The appellant submitted that a charge sheet has been filed against him in ACB Court, Kota in August 2016, and hence, the denial of information under Section 8(1)(h) will not apply in the case because the investigation has been completed. The PIO agreed to abide by the CIC’s verdict. The denial of information under Section 8(1)(h) in the matter was rejected by the CIC.


There has been a contradictory view regarding disclosure of documents relating to a vigilance inquiry after the charge sheet has been filed while the enquiry is still pending. Whenever the information is denied u/s 8(1)(h), the PIO must inform how the disclosure of information would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders. It is not merely a perception or an assumption, but a burden on the public authority to show in what manner the disclosure of such information would 'impede' the process.

Citation: Manvendra Singh Raghav v. Central Vigilance Commission in File No : CIC/CVCOM/A/2018/164901, Date of Decision: 06/07/2020.

Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Apart from her weekly article here, her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: www.rtifoundationofindia.com