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CIL Director (Tech) passed away; post falls vacant

CIL, Coal India Limited, N Kumar, Nagendra Kumar, Director Tech CIL

Coal India Director (Tech) Nagendra Kumar passed away after he suffered a cardiac arrest suddenly this week. With his sudden demise, the five-member board of Coal India Limited falls short of one member – a post that was to fall vacant on January 31 next year. He graduated Mining Engineering…

Maneka invites women govt officials for redressal of sexual harassment cases

Maneka Final pic

Maneka Gandhi’s Twitter handle on Friday posted invitations to women government employees to approach her in case their complaints of sexual harassment are not attended to. Ministry insiders say the trigger for the tweets was three specific cases that a complainant brought to the notice of the WCD minister. These…

Change of guard at NIFT, Hyderabad?


Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the post of Director General  of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT, Hyderabad) may fall vacant and the additional charge of DG may be given to an Additional Secretary (Dept of Commerce). The incumbent Director General (NIFT), Sudhir Tripathy (IAS:1985:JH), is set to receive a…

Haryana govt loves to hurt itself

Haryana, kHATTAR

It seems the Haryana government has nothing else to do except transferring its officials. The state government has apparently come to represent the worst case of a bad workman fighting with his tools. Hard on the heels of previous transfers effected not too long ago, on Friday, the state government…

Gupta tipped as CVO, OIL

OIL, OIL India Ltd

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Rajiv Kumar Gupta (IFoS:1988) may be shortly appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of Oil India Limited. The CVO post in OIL has been  lying vacant. At present, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Ambasht (CVO, ONGC) holds the additional charge of OIL CVO. Gupta will replace…

Paid news menace to be curbed


The three election commissioners will visit Punjab next week to assess the poll preparedness. But they are expected to do a lot of other things, too. Apart from their usual meetings with political parties and other stakeholders, they are said to have invited senior editors of newspapers for an interaction…

Will MNRE Secretary be continued post retirement?

Question Mark 05

  Power corridors are abuzz that the outgoing Secretary of Ministry of New and Renewable energy may get an extension to continue serving as Secretary.  The 1980 batch IAS officer, Upendra Tripathy, belonging to Karnataka cadre, is scheduled to retire on November 30 this year.

Latest DOPT orders: 21 Oct 2016 (11:20 am)

Latest appointments

Ameising Luikham (IAS:1981:MN), Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry durning the absence on leave of Girish Shankar (IAS:1982:BH) from 31 Oct, 2016 to 08 Nov, 2016 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Ram Meena (ITS:2001) has been appointed as Director, Department of Consumer Affairs…

Latest DOPT orders: 20 Oct 2016 (02:10 pm)

Latest appointments

S K Sharma, Director (Personnel), STC has been given the additional charge of Director (Finance), State Trading Corporation of India Ltd till 25 February 2017  

Who says PM doesn’t listen to his ministers?

modi, pmo

   It is widely believed and shared that, though NaMo listens to all his ministers, he does what he wants to do. But this doesn’t seem to be the reality. Indianmandarins recently came across an example in this regard where a minister recommended a retired secretary, who once served in…

‘Modi Connection’


  A GOI Secretary recently visited his native village along with his family. While staying in his ancestral house, he and his family members found that their housemaid looked perfectly happy and cheerful. While exchanging notes with the housemaid about the situation in the village, she told them that her…

Ministers interact with UP IAS freshers

Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar, Union Cabinet, IAS officer

11 Union ministers on Wednesday interacted with 2014-batch IAS probationers of UP cadre as well as probationers who belong to the state. Around 35 IAS officers — all posted in various ministries and departments at the Centre as assistant secretaries — participated in the interactive session. Union Home Minister Rajnath…

Joint Secretary Dwivedi reinstated

MHA, GK Dwivedi

After a never-ending saga of sleepless nights Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi has been reinstated and his services has been placed on ‘Compulsory wait’ in Dept of Personnel & Training. Reportedly, the Govt took the decision on 18 October 2016. The 1993 batch IAS officer had been…

Rahul and Uttarakhand crisis

Congress, Uttarakhand

Rahul Gandhi stepped in on Tuesday without success to sort out the differences between Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat and state Congress chief Kishore Upadhyay. With Assembly elections round the corner, the Congress high command is apparently worried about the impact of their conflict on election performance. Upadhyay did not…

Whom to blame: 450 posts of judges vacant in Higher Judiciary & 5100 in lower judiciary

Law, TS Thakur, Modi, Supreme Court

As many as three crore cases are pending in courts across India even as 5,111 posts of judges in subordinate courts, across 28 states, remain vacant.  The Centre and the Higher judiciary have been at loggerheads for quite some time over a host of issues including vacancies. Yet nothing has…