NEWS No post-poll alliance with BSP or any party in UP: Amit Shah
NEWS AAI pays Rs 560 cr to govt as interim dividend
NEWS Coal scam: Court allows Naveen Jindal to travel abroad
NEWS Benami assets: I-T books 230 cases
NEWS Kin of rail mishap victim to get Rs 30 lakh compensation
NEWS Cattle haats along Bangla border a source of smuggling : BSF
NEWS TDS default: I-T dept issues over 850 prosecution notices
NEWS Uproar in Guj Assembly as Cong MLA questions KG Basin spend
NEWS Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve
NEWS No plans to introduce Rs 1,000 notes: Says Govt
NEWS China extends invitation to WB CM Mamata Banerjee
NEWS Economic blockade will not impact Manipur poll process: CEC
NEWS Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve
NEWS Guidelines needed for rehabilitation of mentally ill:SC
NEWS 4th phase polling in UP on 23 Feb: 12 districts, 53 Assembly seats
NEWS S Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM
NEWS Telangana CM offers Rs 5cr gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara
NEWS Islamic court legalises ‘test tube babies’ in Pakistan
NEWS NASA telescope detects possible dark matter signals
NEWS Flat buyers can directly approach NCDRC: SC
NEWS Amnesty International criticises India’s sedition law
NEWS India can develop space station, says ISRO chief

New Sebi chief’s tenure puzzle solved

Ajay Tyagi (IAS:1984:HP), Additional Secretary (Investment) DEA, was appointed next SEBI Chief for five years term on 10 February 2017. Even as people were surprised over Tyagi’s appointment, they were overtaken by more surprise when on 17 Feb the announced tenure for new Sebi chief was shortened from five yrs…

Retd IAS officer to head Rajasthan pay panel committee


The Rajasthan government on Friday issued a notification for the constitution of a committee to study and implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission for state government employees. The committee will be headed by a retired IAS officer D C Samant. Two retired officers of Rajasthan Account Service D…

Olympian Sindhu to become AP govt’s Group-1 officer

Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will soon join the Andhra Pradesh government as Group-I officer. Elated with Sindhu accepting its job offer, the TDP government has initiated the process of issuing a formal order. She will first be recruited as deputy collector. The state government recently received the formal acceptance…

Bihar IAS officer arrested

Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, was arrested on Friday for alleged involvement in the job scam that had rocked the state earlier this month. He was later taken to Beur Central Jail of Patna. The bureaucrat’s brother, Awadesh Kumar, and sister’s son, Ashish…

Haryana reshuffles 69 officers

The Haryana government issued transfer and posting orders of 69 officers on Friday. The day began with transfer and postings of one Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and 11 Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officers. D Suresh, commissioner, Gurugram division and special commissioner, health and nutrition, Mewat area and chairman, Mewat…

Vanzara to contest Gujarat assembly election

Gujarat’s retired IPS officer DG Vanzara may contest the 2017 state assembly elections. Whether he will contest on a party ticket or as an independent candidate is not known. “People of Gujarat want me to contest the 2017 assembly polls. I will definitely fulfill their wish. Other details will be…

New priority areas for PM Awards

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The annual ‘Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration’ will be presented on Civil Services Day 21st April 2017. It will be organized by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions. There shall be a maximum of 15 awards under the…

Maintenance of labor registers simplified

The maintenance of labor registers of about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non-agriculture sectors has been simplified. These registers are related to details of employees, their salaries, loans/recoveries, attendance etc. By doing away with overlapping/redundant fields, the number of these registers would get reduced from 56 to only 5….

Latest appointment orders (GoI): Updated @ 03.00 pm

Anuj Kumar Bishnoi (IAS:1981:UP) has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs from 24 Feb 2017 to 04 Mar 2017 during the absence of Rajiv Yadav (IAS:1981:AM). (Updated: 03.00 pm, 23 February 2017) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jitendra Shankar Mathur (IAS:1982:MP) has been the additional charge of Secretary, Drinking…

Speculation over Thomas’s fate

  PAC chairman K V Thomas, who wanted to drag the PM to its meeting on demonetization, will complete his term on April 30. This has triggered speculation whether Congress would again present him as its chairman candidate. The PAC chairman’s post goes to the main Opposition party. While Thomas…

TN constitutes panel to examine salary report

Tamil Nadu government has announced the constitution of a five-member panel headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, K Shanmugam, to go into the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission and accordingly suggest revising pay scales for state government employees. The committee, whose others members include Principal Home Secretary Apurva Verma,…

Encouraging transparency or promoting opacity

The advertisement of vacancies for the posts of Member, CBDT was floated last week but it took many senior IRS (IT) officers, including many aspirants, by surprise. The last date of submission of application is 17th March 2017 but what surprised many  is the use of term ‘some posts are…

Strange things happening to Tyagi

  Sebi’s Chairman-designate Ajay Tyagi was on Wednesday sent back to his cadre state, Himachal Pradesh, from his current posting in Finance Ministry, to help him avail the benefit of promotion. The competent authority has approved repatriation of Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer, to his cadre to help him…

Naidu panel work on digitization progressing

Expressing his displeasure at the high charges for card transactions, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister on Wednesday said the Chief Ministers’ task-force on digitalisation headed by him will submit its report “very soon”. “Five Chief Ministers, Niti Aayog, all of us are working. We’ve given an interim report and we’re going…

J’khand govt to increase doctors retirement age

The Jharkhand government may increase the retirement age of doctors in the state health services in view of acute shortage of doctors to fill the current vacancies. With repeated advertisements failing to attract doctors from Jharkhand and across the country, the state health, health education and family welfare department has…

HLC constituted to resolve HR issues of IRS C&CE

The NaMo administration is believed to have constituted a High-level-committee to resolve the long pending HR issues related to IRS Customs & Central Excise. Reportedly, the five-member committee met first on 10th of February in the evening – the day IRS C&CE Association met the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

Indian diplomacy breaks China’s flankers

India is sending out an unmistakable signal to China that it will quietly and surely neutralize Beijing’s efforts to outflank India. This was reflected in the fact that even as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar completes his two-day parleys with China on Wednesday, Russia declared on Tuesday that it would no…

Is the fear of defeat binding them together?

The end of Uttarakhand Assembly elections is said to have narrowed the personal differences between CM Harish Rawat and state Congress chief Kishore Upadhyaya. It was reflected in both recently addressing a joint press conference in Dehradun. At the event, Upadhyaya called Rawat his “elder brother Arjun”, who had “led”…

What’s wrong with the EC?

No one in the Nirvachan Sadan knows Tamil and this has prevented the EC from initiating appropriate action in the recent high-voltage TN political affairs. The Election Commission issued V K Sasikala a notice just last week, even though complaints regarding her elevation as AIADMK’s interim general secretary had started…