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PESB selected Mohapatra for Dir (Tech), NTPC

The Public Enterprises Selection Board on Thursday recommended Prashant Kumar Mohapatra (ED, NTPC) for appointment to the post of Director (Technical), NTPC Limited. Altogether ten candidates appeared before PESB for interview namely; Kamlesh Kumar Singh (ED, NTPC), Susanta Kumar Roy (ED, NTPC), Prasant Kumar Mohapatra (ED, NTPC), Dilip Kumar Dubey…

Latest appointment orders: Updated @ 11.15 pm

Amir Saran (IRSME:1995) appointed as Director, Ministry of Mines (Govt of India) B H Anil Kumar (IAS:1987:KN) has been given additional charge of CEO, Khadi Village Industries Corporation (KVIC) for a period of 03 months w.e.f 17.07.2017. Currently he serves as Joint Secretary, MSME. A Seshagirirao appointed as CMD, Telecommunications Consultant…

Appointment of Rao as CMD, TCIL cleared

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday cleared the appointment of A Sheshagiri Rao as Chairman & Managing Director, Telecommunications Consultant India Limited (TCIL). The public sector headhunter (PESB) had on March 07 recommended his name for appointment to the post. Currently he serves as Director (NP&M) RailTel Corporation…

Who will be next Secretary of Dept of Financial Services?

Gone are the days when ‘the pundits of bureaucracy’ could claim to forecast about who would be posted where. These days, one could at best guess with a fair probability of being wrong. Yet the guess work hasn’t stopped. The latest guessing game is who may be picked up for…

Repatriation of four Bihar cadre IAS officers – an inside story

In the last one year, repatriation has become a byword for ‘punishment’ and ‘discouragement’ for All India Services officers especially those belonging to the IAS. On Wednesday, orders were issued for the repatriation of four IAS officers. Among them were two Additional Secretary & Financial Advisers – Sunil Kumar Singh…

More ARCs crop up to ease NPA problems

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In the last nearly one year, four new  Asset Reconstruction Companies (ARCs) have set up shop. At the same time, existing players are considering proposals to boost their capability to help cleanse the banking system. Two years back, the situation was exactly the reverse and then existing ARCs were not…

Why is there a delay in cadre restructuring of CISF?

The inordinate delay in CISF’s  cadre restructuring has triggered a wave of disappointment within the CPMF. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the restructuring would have been done by now but for the Union Home Ministry recently returning the file asking how many posts in the rank of ADG, IG would…

CPM buccaneers use Sarkar to take a shot at Modi

Playing victim is an old game. Sometime it pays off; most of the time it doesn’t. But the trick has a large following – indeed, larger than life, because it’s the trick of last resort for all the losers of the world. Look at the CPM. It lost Bengal, but…

Rao appointed as Secy to Vice President

As Indianmandarins had reported on August 09, 2017 (see web-link below) I V Subbarao (Retd IAS:1979: AP) appointed to the post of Secretary to M Venkaiah Naidu, Vice President of India, on contract basis for a period of 2 years initially. Rao retired in Aug 2015 from the post of…

PESB selects Arora for Dir (Tech), THDC

The Public Enterprises Selection Board on Wednesday selected Harbans Lal Arora for the post of Director (Technical), THDC India Limited. Arora currently serves as ED, THDC India Ltd. Altogether seven candidates appeared before PESB for interview namely; Harbans Lal Arora, ED, THDC; Rajeev Kumar Vishnoi, ED, THDC; Ram Mishra, GM,…

Dozen candidates in fray for SEBI’s wholetime member

About a dozen candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for the post of a whole time member of SEBI. Among them are three current officials of SEBI and a former member. They are current SEBI Executive Directors J Ranganayakulu, SK Mohanty, Ananta Barua and a former whole time…

Panagariya sees NaMo administration on reforms track

Outgoing Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya believes that the NaMo administration is studiously following reforms. He points out that the closure of 18-20 sick public sector units (PSUs) have gone “very well”, even as he made a case for expediting privatisation of loss making state-owned companies. The Prime Minister’s…

GAIL’s Q1 PAT up 295%  

GAIL (India) Limited registered a 295% increase in profit after tax (PAT) in the first quarter of Financial Year 2017-18 versus the previous quarter Q4 FY17. GAIL’s Profit before Tax (PBT) for the quarter increased by 81% to Rs. 1,569 crores versus Rs. 866 crore in the previous quarter Q4…

STC is in peril

State Trading Corporation (STC) finds itself in a dire strait. After its CMD Khaleel Rahim was suspended in November 2016 twenty two months ahead of completion of five-year tenure, the company finds itself confronted with two vacant board-level posts of Director (Marketing) and Director (Finance). Although the PESB conducted interviews…

AYCL & HCL get new bosses, NB Gupta appointed Dir (Fin) PFC 

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on August 14 cleared the appointment of Debasis Jana and Santosh Sharma as CMD of Andrew Yule & Co and Hindustan Copper Corporation Limited. With these two appointments two Director-level positions have fallen vacant as Jana served as Director (Planning) AYCL and Sharma served…

Aman Singh to command and control digital battle against LWE

The MHA has decided to use digital technology to combat the Naxal menace. For this purpose, it has appointed IRS officer Aman Kumar Singh to command and control digital battle. He has been appointed a member in Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s led National High-level Committee for elimination of LW extremism….

Hibu earns President’s DS medal

IGP Robin Hibu, IPS, Joint Commissioner of Police, Operation, Ex Nodal Officer for NE People in Delhi, earned President’s Distinguished Services Medal on the occasion of Independence Day 2017 for his continuous endeavor and initiatives for the safety and welfare for the people of NE states in particular for the…

CBI personnel earn a lot of medals from President

As many as 28 CBI personnel have been awarded the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the occasion of Independence Day, 2017. While President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service have been awarded to 06 officials, Police Medals for Meritorious Service have been given…

Aligning state polls with LS polls being explored

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Officials and Ministers concerned are exploring the possibility of aligning the state polls scheduled for November-December 2018 with the next Lok Sabha election after preponing the latter. The exercise is intended to explore how to align Lok Sabha and state polls – over time if not in one go –…

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