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India’s opposition to CPEC has new supporters

If Britain is worried over the CPEC, can the EU and the USA be far behind? China should know that the more it tries to plant its footprint in the Indian subcontinent, the Indian Ocean, and the Arabian Sea, the more it attracts the deep suspicion about its global political…

Is ‘Sanchar Bhawan’ jinxed?

Sanchar Bhawan is said to be jinxed. For a long time whoever occupied the chair of the minister of communications has invariably got into some kind of problems. Starting with Pandit Sukhram, the list of cursed people includes Pramod Mahajan, Beni Prasad Verma, Ram Vilas Paswan and A Raja. The…

Will Srinivas be DG VV Giri National Labour Institute?

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that V V Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI) may shortly get a regular Director General after a gap of over three and a half years. Currently, Manish Gupta (IAS:1991:UT), Jt Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, holds the additional charge of the Institute’s DG post. Reportedly,…

Yogi cancels re-employment of 60 senior officials

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The Yogi administration has canceled the reemployment of nearly 60 senior officers serving in various departments long after their retirement, according to state chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar. “There were 78 officers on such extensions… there may be even more as full information is still to come in. We have retained…

CCI slaps penalty on Coal India

  The fair trade regulator Competition Commission of India has levied a penalty of Rs 591.01 crore on Coal India. In its order, the CCI noted that the empowering clause reserving the right to unilaterally terminate the fuel supply agreements without any scope of review by any independent agency is…

Murmur in Congress against Tharoor

  A section of the Congress is said to be annoyed with Shashi Tharoor as some people have started a signature campaign that in 2019 he should be projected as the Congress’s prime ministerial candidate. While Tharoor has kept a discreet distance from the ‘Induct Tharoor’ campaign, he recently wrote…

SCOPE Excellence Awards for CPSEs announced; a glance

The SCOPE Excellence  Awards 2014-15 for CPSEs were announced on Saturday. These Awards will be presented by Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble President of India, during the annual Public Sector Day Celebrations on 11th April 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The SCOPE Awards have been recognized as one of the most…

UP IPS officer suspended after controversial tweet

Himanshu Kumar (IPS:2010:UP), was suspended on Saturday for alleging on Twitter that senior police officers were targeting subordinates of the Yadav caste after the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in Uttar Pradesh. Further, the UP Police have ordered a probe based on the allegations. According to media reports, Kumar…

Over a dozen projects signed at Jh investor meet may start shortly

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The Jharkhand government has already identified land to be allotted to various industries in cities like Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, and Ranchi, Industry Secretary Sunil Kumar Barnwal said. Enthused by a successful Global Investor Summit last month, the state government is now following it up with a reach-out program and is…

Varanasi to host G20 economic policy mandarins

Varanasi will host G20 financial and economic policy mandarins who will brainstorm on the state of the global economy on March 28-29. Besides delegates from the G20 member countries, officials from the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, OECD and the Asian Development Bank will also be present for the high-profile…

Three CBI DIGs may see repatriation

Ravi Kanta, Murugesan & Amit Kumar

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that as many as three DIGs serving in CBI may shortly be repatriated. They are Ravi Kant (IPS:1998: OR), Amit Kumar (IPS:1998: CG) and Velusamy Murugesan (IPS:1997: UD) Amit Kumar, a B Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi, is an expert in Cyber Crime and…

Women find no place on boards of 65 PSUs

As many as 65 PSUs have failed to appoint at least one woman director on their boards versus 1,355 private listed firms in default. So the government has asked the Registrar of Companies to take up the matter with the ministries concerned and initiate penal action against both PSUs and…

Jindal Steel adviser, ESSAR executives named in Jh coal block case

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A special CBI court in New Delhi on Friday took cognizance of a fresh charge sheet in which the agency named five more persons in the coal scam case involving industrialist Naveen Jindal. Issuing summons to those mentioned in the charge sheet, special CBI judge Bharat Parashar asked all of…

Latest appointment orders (GoI): Updated @ 10:40 pm

Dr Randeep Guleria appointed to the post of Director, AIIMS (New Delhi). Currently he heads the Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Sleep Disorders at the AIIMS, New Delhi. He replaces Dr M C Mishra. (Updated: 10:40 pm, 24 March 2017) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Dr Charan Singh and Kamalkishore C Jani appointed as…

Awasthi to be CM Yogi’s man Friday

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that Awanish Awasthi (IAS:1987:UP) currently Jt Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, may be shortly appointed as Principal Secretary to UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi. It is pointed out that Awasthi’s appointment will be the trigger for a series of top appointments in UP. Sources…

Two retired MEA officials to head think tanks

Hardeep Singh Puri, a career diplomat who was India’s Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, has been named the next chairman of MEA’s think tank Research and Information System for Developing Countries. Puri had joined the BJP after retiring from government service. The second appointment is that of…

PSU disinvestment target to be met

The Centre is expected to meet its disinvestment target for the first time. Officials estimate that disinvestment would bring in receipts of at least Rs44,000 crore, if not the full targeted amount of Rs 45,500 cr. To meet the target, the Centre has relied more heavily on share buybacks and…

Severe shortage of IAS and IPS officers

There is an acute shortage of over 1,400 IAS and 900 IPS officers in the country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said in Parliament on Wednesday. There are 4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as against their total authorized strength of 6,396, leaving a vacancy of 1,470, he told Lok…

Why Yatendra (IAS) sought VRS?

As reported first by Indianmandarins (see web link below) Yatendra Kumar (IAS:1996:TR), on 22 March 2017, was prematurely repatriated to his cadre state for voluntary retirement from service (VRS). He was appointed as CVO, Airport Authority of India (AAI) on 07 October 2015 and had the tenure until October 2018….