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What people say about us! (2020-02-24)

After visiting whispersinthecorridors.com people mark the potential high risers in Politics, Bureaucracy and Corporate  and try to develop proximity with them.

Arvind Sharma

POLITICS (2020-02-24)

This is History (2065)

We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

 

 

 

 

 

Does a CM speaks in four political languages ?

Uddhav Thakare, Maharashtra CM, after meeting with the PM, gave statement in favour of CAA and NPR. Last week in Mumbai, he supportd only CAA. What will be his stand after meeting Sonia Gandhi ? Experts say that CM has learned to speak in four political languages - SS, Congress, NCP and BJP.

 

 

 

 

Shivraj Singh’s stocks go up in BJP politics !

Stocks of Shivraj Singh have now again gone up in the BJP politics. One should not rule out the possibility of his becoming working president of the party to be groomed as successor of J P Nadda.

 

 

 

 

Meeting of Uddhav Thakre with PM and Bhaiyaji Joshi ?

A day after Uddhav Thakre’s meeting with PM Narendra Modi, number two in RSS Bhaiyaji Joshi  made a significant remark “Devendra Fadnavis will not remain ex-CM for long”. A warning to the Congress and the NCP.

 

 

7 CMs invited for dinner hosted by Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of President Trump

In the dinner to be hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind in honour of US President Donald Trump on February 25 (Tuesday), Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Assam CM Sarvanand Sonowal, Tamilnadu CM E K Palaniswami, Haryana CM Manoharlal Khattar and Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa will be present. 


DEBATE- One Nation and One Civil Service'

Grapevine has it that the Government of India is working on 'One Nation and One Civil Service' theory by merging all services into one.  Incase, ‘One Nation, One Civil Service’ theory comes into being, how far it will be fruitful for the country.

Mail your views at – mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com OR suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com



OPINION

Three Prime Ministerial candidates in the country ?

Present Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is no doubt a perfect Prime Minister as on date. No other leader stands before him given his performance and dedication to the service of nation, but if there is any chance of other than Modi to be the Prime Minister candidate for the 2024-25 elections, three names that have taken the lead in an opinion poll conducted by the whispersinthecorridors.com are Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal and Sharad Pawar.

whispersinthecorridors.com has asked it’s surfers –

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.

And the three names that as per the choice of surfers came on top were - Amit Shah, Arvind Kejriwal and Sharad Pawar – in that order of priority.

For details – Click on the link below

https://whispersinthecorridors.com/pdf/pm.pdf


 

Will CPOs have a unified service ? (2020-02-24)

After Railway’s, there is a loud thinking to create a unified service for cadre officers of CPOs. According to sources the proposed name could be either Indian Central Armed Police Service (ICAPS) or Indian Armed Police Service (IAPS). And if all goes well, the proposed decision  is likely to be introduced from 2021.

50+ to be sent to CISF ? (2020-02-24)

50+ years or 33 years of service personnel of different CPOs from Constables to Inspectors, will be sent to CISF. This step is being taken to prevent them from performing hard and tough duties. According to sources, this step will benefit ITBP, CRPF and BSF personnel the most. MHA has asked all CPOs to send the names of such personnel by Feb 25.

Will Behera be Director, SFIO ? (2020-02-24)

Loknath Behera's name is doing the round for the post of Director, Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) . He is a 1985 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre.

Post of Vice CDS soon ? (2020-02-24)

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Bipin Rawat has provided an indication of having post of Vice CDS also. He has reportedly suggested this to the Govt already.

CP, Delhi : decision this week (2020-02-24)

MHA will decide about the Police Commissioner , Delhi this week. Amulya Patnaik had been given one month extension which ends this month end. Whether he gets further extension or new CP is appointed, shall be decided this week. 

Khulbe and Sinha join PMO (2020-02-24)

Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha have joined the PMO as Advisors.

AIS officers sore over not getting proper representation (2020-02-24)

All India Service (AIS) officers are sore over not being given fair representation in the empanelment of JS and Addl Secretaries. Even 7th CPC has clearly said that that the main cause for resentment among services is that over a period of time IAS has arrogated to itself all power of governance and relegated all other services to secondary position. All posts covering majority of domains are today manned by IAS, be it a technical or administrative. It further said, if fair and equitable treatment is not given to all Services, then the gap between IAS and other services will widen and it may lead to a chaotic situation and it will not be good for the governance and country. Now the question who will rectify the wrong doings.

MEA team in overdrive before Trump visit (2020-02-24)

Whispers are that the visit of US President Donald Trump to India has Harsh Vardhan Shringla , Foreign Secy putting his MEA team into overdrive . Whispers are that T S Tirumurti , Secy (Economic Relations) and Vikas Swarup, Secy (West) besides Sanjeev Kumar Singla, PS to PM Modi are busy preparing the agenda for talks of President Trump with PM Modi.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla  T S Tirumurti Vikas Swarup Sanjeev Kumar Singla

 

Govt may move a Jt Secy level officer from MoD to DMA to handle vigilance cases (2020-02-24)

Whispers are that very soon an IAS officer of joint secretary level from the Ministry of Defence would be moved to Head the Vigilance cell of the Department of Military Affairs.

Sr Execs in PSBs may get their due promotions before merger (2020-02-24)

Most senior executives in the public sector banks may not have their due promotions  before merger which is now likely to take place around April month.

An ED officer has no work (2020-02-24)

It sounds strange but it is true. One officer posted in ED Zonal office in Kolkata for the last two years has no work allotted to her. The officer has knocked all the doors against the treatment but nobody is ready to give relief. It is said that Kolkata is sensitive centre. Now the question is, on whose behest the officer is being made to sit idle without any work.

K K Mishra to return to parent cadre after seven years (2020-02-24)

A seven-year deputation of Kamlesh Kumar Mishra on central deputation is coming to an end this year. Mishra, who is a 2003 batch IRTS officer, is on central deputation since August 19, 2013.

Ms Surabhi Rai to return to parent cadre in March (2020-02-24)

Ms Surabhi Rai, presently Director in Rural Development, will be returning to parent cadre on March 10, 2020. She is a 2005 batch IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.

P K Agarwal to succeed Dr Alli Rani as CMD, Cotton Corporation on June 1 (2020-02-24)

Pradeep Kumar Agarwal, Director (Marketing), CCI, will be taking over the charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Cotton Corporation of India Limited (CCI) on June 1, 2020. He will succeed Dr Alli Rani retiring in May this year.

Ravinder Singh Dhillon yet to get orders for CMD, Power Finance Corp (2020-02-24)

The Government of India is yet to issue orders of Ravinder Singh Dhillon, Director (Project), PFC, for the appointment as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Power Finance Corporation (PFC).

Why appointment of new Chairman, DVC delayed ? (2020-02-24)

The Government of India is yet to depute a person to the post of Chairman, Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) lying vacant since January 2018. However, the PESB had held interviews for the post, but did not find suitable candidate at a selection meeting held on January 29, 2019 and recommended the concerned Ministry to choose an appropriate course of further action in this regard.

Mukesh Nigam posted as DG, IRITM (2020-02-24)

Mukesh Nigam, presently on deputation to CRIS has been transferred to IRITM as Director General. He is an IRTS officer.

D Kalyan Chakravorty relieved to join as SB, CBI (2020-02-24)

The Government of Madhya Pradesh has relieved D Kalyan Chakravorty of cadre responsibility in order to join as central deputation as Superintendent of Police in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He is a 2010 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

Post of MD, NFDC advertised (2020-02-24)

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has advertised the post of Managing Director, National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) lying vacant since April, 2018.

7 CMs invited for dinner hosted by Rashtrapati Bhavan in honour of President Trump (2020-02-24)

In the dinner to be hosted by President Ram Nath Kovind in honour of US President Donald Trump on February 25 (Tuesday), Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Assam CM Sarvanand Sonowal, Tamilnadu CM E K Palaniswami, Haryana CM Manoharlal Khattar and Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa will be present. 

Jaideep Singh appointed as Minister A(Pers), Indian Embassy, Berlin (2020-02-24)

Jaideep Singh has been appointed as Minister (Personnel) in the Embassy of India in Berlin. He is a 1997 batch IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

Justice B P Dharmadhikari appointed Acting CJ of Bombay HC (2020-02-24)

Justice Bhushan Pradyumna Dharmadhikari, senior-most Judge of Bombay High Court has been appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

 
Ajit Kumar shifted from PMO as Dy Secy in MHA (2020-02-24)

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the lateral shift of Ajit Kumar, from the post of Deputy Secretary, Prime Minister's Office to the post of Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs for a period upto Febraury 24, 2022 (i.e. combined tenure of seven years at the Centre).  He is an IAS officer of Kerala cadre of 2006 batch.

 
M M Kutty gets temp addl charge as Secy. Ministry of Steel (2020-02-24)

The Central Government has approved the assignment of additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Steel to M M Kutty, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas from February 24, 2020 to February 28, 2020 during the period of absence on leave of Binoy Kumar, IAS.He is an IAS officer of UT cadre of 1985 batch.

 
Request of S.C. Barmma on premature repatriation to cadre approved (2020-02-24)

The Central Government has approved the proposal of Ministry of Culture for premature repatriation of S.C. Barmma, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture to his parent cadre on personal grounds.He is an IPoS officer of 1987 batch.

Rohit Yadav shifted as Jt. Secy in PMO (2020-02-24)

Rohit Yadav, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel on lateral shift basis has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Prime Minister’s office for the balance period of his central deputation upto July 31, 2020. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

 
NBS Rajput appointed Jt. Secy Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of N.B.S. Rajput, as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.He is an IAS officer of Odisha cadre of 1999 batch.
Ms Sushma Taishete appointed Jt Secy, Department of Atomic Energy, (Mumbai) (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms Sushma Taishete, presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice, as Joint Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, (Mumbai).
Deepak Kapoor appointed as Addl CEO, GeM SPV, (JS level) under the Department of Commerce (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Deepak Kapoor, as Additional CEO, GeM SPV, (JS level) under the Department of Commerce.He is an IA & AS officer of 1998 batch.
Surendra K. Ahirwar appointed Jt Secy, Department of Commerce (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Surendra K. Ahirwar as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce.He is an IRTS officer of 1997 batch.
Ms Aditi Das Rout appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Culture (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms Aditi Das Rout, as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
Satish Singh appointed Jt Secy, Department of Defence (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Satish Singh as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence.He is an IRSME officer of 1996 batch.
Ms Mukta Shekhar appointed Jt Secy, Department of Food & Public Distribution (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms Mukta Shekhar as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution.She is an IRAS officer of 1994 batch.
Atul Saxena, appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Atul Saxena as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries.He is an IRSS officer of 1991 batch.
Purushottam Tiwary appointed Jt Secy, Department of Heavy Industry (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Purushottam Tiwary as Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry.He is an IA&AS officer of 1996 batch
Ms Neerja Sekhar appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Ms Neerja Sekhar as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.She is an IAS officer of Haryana cadre of 1993 batch.
Niraj Kumar Gayagi as Jt Secy, Department of Justice (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Niraj Kumar Gayagi as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice.He is an IDAS officer of 1997 batch.
Charanpreet Singh Bakshi, appointed Joint Secy, Ministry of Minority Affairs (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Charanpreet Singh Bakshi as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs. He is an IRS ( C&CE) officer of 1992 batch.
K V Pratap appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Home Affairs (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of K V Pratap, presently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.He is an IES officer of 1992 batch.
Baldeo Purushartha appointed Jt Secy, Department of Economic Affairs (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Baldeo Purushartha as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. He is an IAS officer of 2002 batch of Punjab cadre.
N M Kothari appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Navneet Mohan Kothari as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.He is an IAS officer of MP cadre of 2001 batch.
Sanjay Kumar Jam appointed Jt Secy, Department of Public Enterprises (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Sanjay Kumar Jam as Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises. He is an IRTS officer of 1990 batch.
T Q Mohammad appointed Jt Secy, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (2020-02-24)
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Tanweer Qamar Mohammad as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation.He is an IPoS officer of 1994 batch.
Mervin Alexander S. gets premature repatriation to parent cadre (2020-02-24)
The Central Government has approved the proposal of Department of Atomic Energy for premature repatriation of Mervin Alexander S. , Joint Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy to his parent cadre on grounds of availing promotion in the cadre.He is an IPoS officer of 1987 batch.
Sahoo appointed CS of Elango Industries (2020-02-24)

Elango Industries Ltd has appointed Prasant Kumar Sahoo as Company Secretary of the company.

Ms Chandni appointed CS of Cubex Tubings (2020-02-24)

Cubex Tubings Ltd has appointed Ms Chandni K Mool Chandni as Company Secretary of the company.

Jain quits as CFO of Sea TV Network Ltd. (2020-02-24)

Manish Jain has quit as Chief Financial Officer of Sea TV Network Ltd due to personal reasons.

Barboza appointed Addl Director of Vinaditya Trading Company (2020-02-24)

Vinaditya Trading Company Ltd has appointed Lancy Barboza as an Additional Director of the company.

Mrs Sadhana appointed CS of Sree Jayalakshmi Autospin Ltd. (2020-02-24)

Sree Jayalakshmi Autospin Ltd has appointed Mrs Sadhana I. as the Company Secretary of the company.

FORUM (2020-02-24)

DEBATE(1)

My compliments for a Trust worthy ,very accurate and informative web site. I want to go a step ahead by suggesting to do away with present day egoistic and negative mindset babugiri. They are ruining the country and creating a very negative atmosphere in the country. You can bring in people specialised in the field of administration. You can have Indian Administrative Medical Service, Indian Administrative Defense services, Indian Administrative economic / Financial services. But you can’t have a defense or Health  Secretary coming in from Fisheries or Agriculture ministry, .Such people should have served in Defense forces or Medical professional..

Virender Gupta

 

Maj Gen & above rank officers in MoD as Joint Secretaries ?

It is good. Professionalism must be encouraged.

Rajesh Gupta

 

“Bajrangi Bhaijaan”

CM Kejriwal orders "Sundarkand path” to be organised by Delhi’s law makers every Tuesday, ostensibly to please Bajrangbali. But, secret motive is just the opposite: Capture hindu votes. The neo-Bhakti movement is to be funded out of public exchequer of NCT Delhi.

Not to lag behind, CM UP earmarks Rs 200 crores in UP's next year's budget for building Ram temple in Ayodhya.

With the Forty-second Amendment of the Constitution of India enacted in 1976, the Preamble to the Constitution makes India a secular Republic.

Against this background, what happens to secular credentials of both the ruling dispensations ?

Monumental electoral frauds. Hypocrisy galore.

The C&AG, as custodian of public expenditure , remains the mute witness, as always, forgetting its Constitutional obligations.

A K Saxena (A former civil servant)

DATE WITH RTI (2020-02-24)

Disclosure of personal information by IIM, Ahmedabad

The appellant requested for information regarding Prof. Dheeraj Sharma’s recruitment in IIM, Ahmedabad including the academic background and documentary evidences of the same. The PIO submitted that whatever information was available was provided to the appellant. The appellant requested for inspection of the relevant documents. The CIC observed that the information sought by the appellant was regarding a third person namely Prof. Dheeraj Sharma which is purely in the nature of personal information of a third party and thus exempted from disclosure u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. The CIC cautioned the PIO to remain careful while handling the RTI applications and ensure that such kind of mistakes do not occur in future.

Comments

Disclosure of third party information without giving a third party notice indicates the pathetic level of knowledge of the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005. IIM, Ahmedabad, being the premier management institute of the country, is expected to set example in all fields. The irreparable loss caused to the third party by the disclosure of information which is beyond the scope of the RTI Act cannot be undone.

Citation: Nirmalya Bandyopadhyay v. Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in Decision no.: -CIC/IIMAH/A/2019/114008/02862, Date of Decision: 12/02/2020

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

DATE WITH RTI (2020-02-24)

Non - compliance of CIC order

Appellant filed RTI application seeking information about the status of Vigilance Enquiry against Shri Balraj for alleged filing of false affidavit and related information. The Respondent submitted that similar matter was heard and adjudicated by the Commission earlier in CIC/DELJB/C/2017/156869 dated 16.05.2019 and that the investigation in the case was completed as on date. On being queried regarding the compliance of the aforementioned order directing the PIO to send a reply afresh to the Complainant within 2 weeks, no satisfactory response was offered by the Respondent. The CIC instructed the Respondent to ensure the compliance of the earlier order pronounced by the CIC and provide a revised reply to the Appellant within a period of 02 weeks from the date of this order under intimation to the CIC failing which penal action u/s 20 (1) of the RTI Act may be initiated.

Comments

This case shows that the Information Commission does possess an independent mechanism to ensure compliance of its own orders. The number of cases where the PIO has not complied with the directions of the CIC is likely to increase in the absence of fear of penalty.

Citation: Shri MadanSain v. PIO, DJB in Second Appeal No. CIC/DELJB/A/2018/131952, Date of Decision: 14.02.2020

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