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Where do you get your  *Gen* from?

Surely you dont have a hot line to Nostradamus?

By the way the entire Bureaucracy would be sucking up to you to ask *mera kya hoga*?

Gen Dahiya


This is History (2033)

Never settle for anything less than what you deserve. It’s not pride, it’s self respect.








Why is the BJP losing in states ?

If you talk to the people to know the reason behind the BJP’s defeat in the states, they would say one word “High level of arrogance”. One need not elaborate.





Delhi election and voters !

It is said that Arvind Kejriwal has targeted real voters while the BJP and the Congress are relying on drawing-room voters who do not cast vote.






Did a Minister not meet own Secretary ?

In the North-Block if a rumour is to be believed, a Minister did not give appointment to his/her own Secretary .Who can verify ?





Who are the three Prime Ministerial candidates in the country ?

Given the present day politics when there seems to be no match to PM Narendra Modi, who are the three Prime Ministerial candidates across all the political parties in the country. Mail your views to mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com  OR suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com






Gone are the days when politics used to be a taboo for Indian women, Now with each passing day, women are becoming more and more inclined towards politics as also towards other fields. Among them some are not only young but also multi-talented thus adding a new glamour quotient to Indian politics.

India has sent 78 women lawmakers to the 17th Lok Sabha - the highest ever - and while there are veterans like Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi, there are also celebrities Hema Malini.  The Lower House also has some new faces such as Nusrat Jahan.

whispersinthecorridors.com has identified few such female politicians and asked its surfers to give their opinion as to who among them were more glamorous and talented as well. And the first six chosen by our surfers are (1) Ms. Saroj Pandey , (2) Mrs. Priyanka Gandhi , (3) Mrs. Smriti Irani (4) Mrs. Supriya Sule (5) Mrs. Dimple Yadav and Mrs. Nusrat Jahan. 



Whispers bureaucracy News
Fin Min budget exercise could delay bank appointments

Budget exercise underway in the Finance Ministry could temporarily delay some key appointments in the Banking sector.

How many Members will be in Rly Board ?

There is an utter confusion about the number of members to be stationed in Rail Bhawan after reorganisation. One official says, there will be five members in the RB whereas a CRB press note, issued on December 26,2019 says there will be one CRB /CEO and four members on Functional basis. Independent members will be inducted as non - executive Members and will be in Advisory role. They will not be involved in day to day functioning and exact number of non - executive members will be decided by the government.

Now popularity in foreign bureaucracy circles count

A new trend is being seen in the appointment of diplomats in key missions.  The popularity - of those who have earlier served in key missions - in the bureaucracy of that country is being seen as the benchmark to hold the Ambassador posts. However, the decision still rests with the Prime Minister.

Four ICs posts are vacant in CIC

In CIC, four Info Commissioners posts are vacant for the last two years. No CIC has been appointed after retirement of Sudhir Bhargava.

34 K RTI cases are pending

According to sources, more than 34 thousand RTI cases are pending before CIC in Delhi.

Number of own request transfers growing in the senior Rly officers’ hierarchy

There have been a rise in the number of ‘transfer on own request’ of senior Indian Railway Service officers of various streams during the past few months.

HR integration of merging banks could see branch managers being shifted first

Whispers are that the HR integration of the merging banks is likely to start with the likelihood of branch managers being shifted first and those to be retained in the branches having good track record. 

93 officers get job at Joint Secretary level in GoI in 2018-19

As many as 93 officers were appointed at Joint Secretary or equivalent level in Government of India from April to March 2019, according to data released by DoPT.

Will more black sheep unfold ?

After the arrest of one DSP of J&K police, agencies are out to find out that how many black sheep are in the force. Official sources maintain that after becoming UT, the first black sheep has been arrested in the state.

Five 1987 batch IPS officers are now DGPs

Police Chiefs in Punjab, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and J&K  are 1987 batch IPS officers.

Post of Dy Chief of Army Staff (Strategy) soon

The Central Government has cleared the decks for creation of the post of Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Strategy) in the Army headquarters.

Who suits the Chief Ministers ?

In a chitchat of retired IPS officers, one senior remarked “In the present day system DGP only suits to the Chief Minister because of “T” theory. What is this “T” theory?

Only 47 officers get job at Addl Secretary level in GoI in 2018-19

Only 47 officers were appointed at Additional Secretary or equivalent level in Government of India from April to March 2019, according to data released by DoPT.

CBIC Member Ajit Kumar gets assignments

M Ajit Kumar has been assigned the charge of Member-Admin & Vigilance in CBIC with supervising  PrCC GST & CX, Mumbai, Mumbai-I, II and III, DG NACIN, Vigilance and HRD.

Anil Joshi in race for Director (IS&P), BHEL

Anil Joshi, Executive Director, BHEL, is in the fray for the post of Director (Industrial Systems & Products), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) falling vacant in November 2020 with the retirement of incumbent S Balakrishnan.

V K Singh to join as Director (Pers), PGCIL on Feb 1

Vinod Kumar Singh, SGM, PGCIL, will be taking over the charge as Director (Personnel) in Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) on February 1, 2020. He will succeed R P Singh retiring on January 31, 2020.

Promotion to GM & ED level only after three locations postings in BHEL

Only those officers, who have enjoyed two rotation and three location postings, will be promoted to the General Manager (GM) and Executive Director (ED) levels in Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL). The officers, who do not join new place of posting after transfer, will be deprived of promotions.

Termination of M S Rao as Director (O&T) after stake of DCI to ports

The membership of M S Rao on the Board of Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCI) as Director (Operations & Technical) has reportedly been terminated before the end of his first term. He was supposed to revert to a lower post after the approval of stake of DCI to major ports instead of termination.

Four CBI officers shifted

Prasanjit Ray has been transferred to EOB, Kolkata, while Ajay Kumar was posted to ACB, Ghaziabad and Satinder Bisht goes to Vigilance Cell, Delhi. Besides, Manoj Kumar has been appointed to ACB, Bhopal.

Desai posted as DG, PIB, Mumbai

Ministry of I & B has transferred two IIS officers to new places. Manish V Desai , Press Registrar ,RNI has been transferred as DG(West), PIB, Mumbai while S.Vankateshwar is  going to Chennai as DG (South) in PIB.

DG, BoC given additional charge of RNI

Satyendra Prakash , DG, BoC (DAVP) has been given additional charge of Press Registrar, RNI. He is an IIS officer.

Namboodiri given additional charge of IIMC

K Sathish Namboodiripad, an IIS officer has been given additional charge of IIMC, New Delhi. He is presently posted as ADG, Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC) in Delhi.

Amitabh Kharkwal returns to parent cadre

Amitabh Kharkwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, has been accorded premature repatriation to his parent cadre on the grounds of availing promotion. He is a 1989 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

DPC meeting held to consider promotion of IRS-IT officers to PrCCIT grade

A meeting of Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) was held to consider the promotion of Indian Revenue Service officers of Income Tax cadre to the grade of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Pr CCIT).

Arun Kumar Agrawal selected as Director (Tech), MECON Ltd

Arun Kumar Agrawal, GM, MECON Ltd, has been selected for the post of Director (Technical), MECON Limited at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 16, 2020. As many as 11 persons were interviewed for the same.

Major reshuffle of IAS officers in Maharashtra

As many as 22 IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Maharashtra. Accordingly, Mrs J Mukherjee as Additional Chief Secretary, Minority Development Department, while Rajiv Jalota was made posted Additional Chief Secretary (RDD & Panchayat Raj), Rural Development and Water Conservation Department and S A Tagade is Principal Secretary (Textile), Co-operation, Marketing and Textile Department. Similarly,  Sanjeev Kumar has been posted as Commissioner, Sales Tax, Maharashtra State; Aseem Kumar Gupta as Principal Secretary (Energy), Industry, Energy and Labour Department; Dr K H Govinda Raj as Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mumbai; B Venugopal Reddy as Principal Secretary (Forest), Revenue & Forest Department; Pravin Darade as Commissioner, Social Welfare, Pune; P Velrasu as Additional Municipal Commissioner, Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Mumbai;  Mrs Shaila A as Chairman and Managing Director, M S Electricity Generation Company; D D Pandharpatte as Director General, Information and Public Relation, Mumbai; Dr V N Suryawanshi as Chairman and Managing Director, Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal, Pune; Milind Shambharkar as Collector, Solapur; R B Bhosale as Joint anaging Director, M S Electricity Distribution Company, Kalyan; R S Jagtap as Additional Divisional Commissioner, Nagpur Division, Nagpur; Mrs Naina Gunde as Commissioner, Tribal Research and Training Institute, Pune; Mrs Shweta Singhal as Additional Divisional Commissioner, Pune Division, Pune; Deepak Singla as Collector, Gadchiroli; Shekhar Singh as Collector, Satara; Mrs K Manjulakshmi as Collector, Sindhudurg; Mrs Buvaneswari S as Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Bhandara and Madan Nagargoje was posted as Director, Information Technology, Mumbai.

45 officers at DSP level transferred in CBI

As many as 45 officers at Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) level have been transferred and posted to different places in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Accordingly, Bivesh Kumar has been posted to EO 1, Delhi while Alekha Kumar Sahoo was posted to AC-V, Delhi and Jagdish is appointed to Admin Div, Delhi. Similarly, Rajinder Singh Gunjiyal has been posted to SU, Delhi; Ms Sandipnee Garg to CBI Academy, Ghaziabad; Anil Chandola as SC-I, Delhi; Joseph Krelo to ACB, Mumbai; Shyam Prakash to BSFB to Mumbai; Bikash Chandra Chaurasia to EO-II, Delhi; Rajiv Chandola to ACB, Lucknow; Ms Mridula Shukla to ACB, Bhopal; Ranjeet Kumar to ACB, Delhi; D Sahoo to ACB, Bhubaneshwar; Pawan Kumar Srivastava to AC-I Delhi; Alok Kumar Sahi to ACB Delhi; T Gopal Naik to aCB, PUne; Nitesh Kumar to BSFB, Delhi; Kumar Bhaskar to AC I, Delhi; Roshan Lal Yadav to BSFB Mumbai; Mahesh Kumar to ACB, Srinagar; Gulshan Mohan Rathi to STB, Mumbai; Anshuman Saha to BSFB, Delhi; Ashok Kumar to STB Mumbai; Amit Vikram Bhardwaj to BSFB, Mumbai; Surender Singh to ACB, Chandigarh; Ms Chojom Sherpa to EO-VII, Bhubaneshwar; Pankaj Bansal to SCB, Mumbai; Alok Kumar to SU, Mumbai; Makhan Singh to SU, Delhi; Darvin K J to EOB, Chennai; Ms Seema Pahuja to ACB, Chadigarh; Mukesh Sharma, N R Meena to ACB Gandhinagar; Amit Kumar to BSFB, Bangalore; M S Phartyal to SCB, Mumbai; Kamal Prakash Sharma to ACB, Lucknow; Sanjay Kumar Dhall to STB, Mumbai; Rajan Kumar Jha to ACB, Mumbai; T Selvakumar to BSFB, Bangalore; Amit Srivastava to ACB, Jammu; Kamal Bodra to SU, Kolkata; Roshan Lal Bhatt to SU, Mumbai; Naresh Talwar to ACB, Raipur; Ms Rekha Sangwan to ACB, Chandigarh and Sanjay Sen was posted to ACB, Dhanbad.

Two IPS officers get new assignments in Chhattisgarh

Dr Ravishankar has been appointed as Assistant SP, PHQ, Raipur, while Vedvrat Sirmour as made Joint Transport Commissioner in Chhattisgarh.

Remejeus Ekka appointed as Secretary, CG State Election Commission

Remejeus Ekka has been appointed as Secretary, Chhattisgarh State Election Commission. He is a 2011 batch IAS officer.

Dr Nagambika Devi promoted to Chief Secretary rank in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Dr N Nagambika Devi has been promoted to the grade of Chief Secretary in Karnataka. Dr Devi is a 1989 batch IAS officer.

Ganga Ram Baderiya promoted to Chief Secretary rank in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Ganga Ram Baderiya has been promoted to the grade of Chief Secretary in Karnataka. He is a 1989 batch IAS officer. 

Writing competition on ‘SAIL creates a meaningful difference in people’s lives’ (UPDATED)

The nation’s largest steel producing Public Sector Company Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has launched a story writing competition on the theme of “SAIL creates a meaningful difference in people’s lives”. As a part of better people engagement initiative, SAIL is organising this country wide competition to motivate people to pen down stories on SAIL’s contribution on making a meaningful difference in a person’s or generation’s or community’s lives. To invite participations, SAIL has issued a notice in its website www.sail.co.in and is also promoting through social media. According to the notice available at SAIL website, any Indian citizen including employees of SAIL and their families can participate in the competition. The word limit for the story is 800 only. The story is to be sent by e-mail to mystorysail@gmail.com latest by 28th February, 2020. Two hard copies of the same must be also sent by 5th March, 2020 to the address given in the notice. The writing for the competition should be in the form of a story itself. The writer can fallow his / her own storytelling style. Attractive prizes & certificates will be given away to 5 winning entries in each language (Hindi & English). The award-winning stories will be published in SAIL’s publications. Link: https://sail.co.in/sites/default/files/demand_registration/Story-Writing-Competion-Circuler-English.pdf

Ahtesham Ur Rehman Khan relieved to join as Project Adviser, TIWB, UNDP, at New York (UPDATED)

The Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) has relieved Ahtesham Ur Rehman Khan of cadre responsibility in order to join Project Adviser-Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) under UNDP at New York, USA. He is an IRS-IT officer.

G Vishwanath Reddy appointed as Head of Forests in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

G Vishwanath Reddy has been appointed as Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Head of Forests in Rajasthan. He is a 1985 batch IFS officer.

Himanshu Gupta is also Director, Elementary Education in Rajasthan (UPDATED)

Himanshu Gupta will be holding additional charge of Director, Elementary Education Department and Panchayati Raj, Bikaner in Rajasthan.

Seat of power remains power less for five minutes (UPDATED)

Seat of power the North Block remained without power supply for about five minutes on Friday afternoon. Reason could not be known immediately. 

Two IPS officers get field postings in MP (UPDATED)

Ms Krishnaveni Desawatu has been appointed as Superintendent of Police (SP), Dewas and Deepak Kumar Shukla was made Superintendent of Police (SP), Mandla in Madhya Pradesh. 

Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination-2019 result declared (UPDATED)

On the basis of the results of the Indian Forest Services (Main) Examination, 2019 held by the Union Public Service Commission from  December  1 to  December 8, 2019, the candidates with the under mentioned roll numbers have qualified for personality Test for selection to the Indian Forest Service Examination-2019 (Group ‘A’).

Pranav Khullar returns to parent cadre (UPDATED)

Pranav Khullar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, has been given premature repatriation on personal grounds. He is a 1993 batch IP & TA & FS officer.


Two IAS officers get new assignments in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Mrs V Rashmi Mahesh has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises while A B Ibrahim was given concurrent charge of Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in Karnataka.

Manoj Shashidhar inducted as Joint Director in CBI (UPDATED)

Manoj Shashidhar has been inducted as Joint Director in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a period of five years. He is a 1994 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre.

Ram quits as Independent Director of Sindhu Trade Links

Samay Ram has quit as Non-Executive Independent Director of Sindhu Trade Links due to personal reasons.

Ms Akadkar appointed CS of VR Films and Studios

VR Films and Studios Ltd has appointed Ms Aparna Akadkar as Company Secretary of the company.

Ms Rastogi quits as Independent Director of PTL Enterprises

Ms Shivi Mohan Rastogi has quit as Non- Executive Independent Director of the PTL Enterprises.

Gandhi quits as Independent Director of Blue Chip Tex Industries Limited

Maulin Samir Gandhi has quit as a Non-Executive Independent Director of Blue Chip Tex Industries Limited. 

Whispers Forum


After Narendra Modi, second best is Amit Shah and third best is Sharad Pawar.

N K Singh IPS {Retd}



Except Narendra Modi none.

A K Khurana


Regarding the introduction of the Police Commissioner system, It is a long overdue reform that is being undertaken by the UP government. One of the states that has successfully implemented it is Gujarat.

Vijay Kumar


“Pareeksha pe Charcha”

PM Modi, it seems, is now a regular counsellor for children  on all  matters for their betterment. In his "Pareeksha pe Charcha" discourse of Jan 2020, PM Modi advised all parents to refrain from imposing themselves on children during the examination period. I think, all parents know about these aspects too well in the interest of their children .This is the mandate allocated for HRD ministry. One wonders what prompted the PM treat  same symptoms again and again through his famous : “Pareeksha pe Charcha”, a sub-set of  “Chai pe charcha” ?

A majority of  HRD ministers in the past, never cared to address these concerns. It is their domain. They lack out-of-box thinking. They have done absolutely nothing in the past, suggesting steps for managing stress among children.

Schooling must be made enjoyable to children. HRD ministry must take experts’ advice, draw up guidelines for implementation through its educational institutes. Let it conduct impact assessment studies , carry out mid-course corrections in sync with changing time. A one-time monologue may not help. Parents and teachers have many questions to ask. Schools and colleges must be encouraged to interact with psychologists and  professional confidence boosters. Just an unsolicited advice to our worthy, well-intentioned Prime Minister.

A K Saxena (A former civil servant)

Copy of Charge Memo and other documents
The PIO informed that the copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with the relevant departmental proceedings were provided to the Appellant during the hearing of departmental proceedings, hence not provided in response to the instant RTI Application. The CIC observed that the PIO has erred in denying the information sought citing the matter as sub-judice. The CIC expressed displeasure over the conduct of PIO in citing Section 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act for denying the information sought. The PIO was directed to provide copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with the relevant departmental proceedings sought in the RTI Application.
There is no provision in the RTI Act, 2005 which allows denial of information on the grounds of the matter being sub-judice. Further, if copies of certain documents are being sought under the RTI Act, they cannot be denied claiming that copies were already provided under some other proceedings.
Citation: Musabbar v. CPIO, Remount Training School Depot, CPIO, Remount Training School Depot in File No.: CIC/IARMY/A/2018/143104, Date of Decision: 02/01/2020
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. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: www.rtifoundationofindia.com.

Dr. Suresh Mehrotra


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