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Spirituality is not ‘secular’

suchitra khamboj

The country’s UNESCO envoy, Ruchira Kamboj, has raised the eyebrows in a section of the foreign office. On Thursday, she broke the news on Twitter that Yoga had joined UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. While pointing out that all 24 member countries of the inter-governmental group had…

Maneka requests PM to get maternity benefit bill passed quickly

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Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi considers the Maternity Benefit Bill, which is pending in the Lok Sabha, though moved by the Labour Ministry, as her baby since she had originally come up with the idea. At the Cabinet meeting this week, she reportedly told Prime Minister Narendra Modi…

A CS may join BJP post retirement

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Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the chief secretary of a state may join BJP after retirement. Currently, the officer is said to be testing the ground for foray in party and electoral politics. It’s a well-known fact that the officer had once played a key role in mobilizing huge funds…

Office space shortage makes two JS share a room

Question Mark

  It may sound awkward but it’s true. A Joint Secretary is currently facing a troublesome situation in view of the shortage of office space. After the appointment of a Special Secretary as OSD as successor to the outgoing secretary, the ministry faced the shortage of space to accommodate the…

Latest DOPT orders: 02 December 2016 (06:30 pm)

Latest appointments

V S Pandey (IAS:1979:UP), Secretary, Dept of Fertilizers has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & NG during the absence on leave of K D Tripathi (IAS:1980:AM) from 02 Dec 2016 to 18 Dec 2016 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Maj Gen R S Salaria has been empanelled for promotion…

CBI Director: Asthana gets Addl charge 


As Indianmandarins had reported first (weblink below) Rakesh Asthana (IPS:1984:GJ), Additional Director General, CBI, has been given the additional charge of Director, CBI. The outgoing Director Anil Kumar Sinha (IPS:1979:BH) completes his tenure on December 02, 2016. The NaMo administration on November 30 shifted Rupak Kumar Dutta from CBI and…

Ms. Nigam may replace Joseph as CGA, Lianzuala also in race


Speculations are rife about the successor to Controller General of Accounts Mohan Joseph (ICAS:1979 who will retire by end-December. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Ms. Archana Nigam (ICAS:1981) may be named as next CGA by the end of this month. Currently, she serves as Principal Chief Controller of Accounts, Central…

A story of privileged posting

Inter cadre deputation, Privilege, Exception, Rule of Law, KJS Cheema

  This is the story of an IAS officer from the northern part of the country who has made a sort of  record by staying out of his cadre state for over 16 years and made an exception to the fact that the rule of law actually exists. Out of…

Ministers with large cash holdings


  Open source data indicates that a number of Ministers had large cash holdings as on March 31, 2016. The Code of Conduct for Ministers stipulates that they must file details of their assets and liabilities with the Prime Minister’s Office annually. This data, collated by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative…

Five PSBs yet to launch UPI App


Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank, Corporation Bank and Punjab & Sind Bank have not yet joined UPI, even though the government has been pushing for digital transactions. Digital payment platforms including Paytm, FreeCharge, MobiKwik, and RuPay, besides UPI App of several public, private, and foreign banks have witnessed…

ISRO to launch 83 satellites at one shot


The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 83 satellites, 80 of them foreign, at one go in January, the Lok Sabha was told on Wednesday. It will be the first of its kind mission in the ISRO’s space history. The 80 satellites, weighing 500 kg, belong to Israel, Kazakhstan,…

News Bulletin: 02 December 2016

News Bulletin

As many as 22 General Managers have been promoted as Executive Directors in the BHEL.They are namely:- A K Mukhopadhyay – ED (PS-SR), Anjan Mukhopadhyay – ED (PS-ER), D. Guin ED (CSM), New Delhi, D.K. Dikshit – ED (TP), Jhansi , D.K. Singh – ED (PCSG), Noida, D.K. Thakur –…

Govt. developing Aadhar-based mobile app for cashless transaction


The Unique Identification Authority of India has planned to increase biometric authentication capacity through Aadhaar to 40 crores a day from 10 crores to encourage more use of the platform for realizing a cashless society. The government is concurrently working on developing a common mobile phone app that can be…

Latest DOPT orders: 01 December 2016 (04:30 pm)

Latest appointments

The Central deputation tenure of Jyoti Arora (IAS:1987:HY), Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power has been extended till 05 April 2017 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- The tenure of Anoop Badhwa (IFS:1984:MP), IG of Forests, NAEB has been extended till 02 March 2016

Air India connects Delhi with Madrid

Air India Final

Inaugurating Air India’s three times a week non-stop flight connecting Delhi with Madrid, Pankaj Srivastava (Director, Commercial) said that Air India has many plans to offer in terms of expanding flight footprints and increasing the frequency to existing international destinations in Europe, West Africa, and South Americas. Madrid is Air…