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NEWS SC notice to Centre: Regulate WhatsApp, Facebook
NEWS Supreme Court gives 3 months to Centre to fill remaining NCST vacancies
NEWS Nobody is above law: Dharmendra Pradhan on raids on brother’s LPG agency
NEWS UP poll process to start rolling with notification on 17 Jan 2017
NEWS RBI Governor Urjit Patel to appear before PAC on Jan 20
NEWS BR Ambedkar ‘bigger leader’ than Mahatma Gandhi: Asaduddin Owaisi
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Latest appointment orders (GoI): Updated @ 09.15 pm

Central deputation tenure of Anil Srivastava (IAS:1985:MP), Jt Secretary in Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been extended for a period of three months beyond 14 February 2017. (Updated @ 09.15 pm, 16 January 2017)  ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Hardik Satishchandra Shah (IAS:2010:GJ) appointed as PS to Anil Madhav Dave, Union MoS for Ministry…

The banking sector & DFS need more autonomy, experience & a wholistic approach

As public sector banks stare at the March 31, 2017, deadline for cleaning up their balance sheets, an efficient functioning of the department of financial services (DFS) has acquired an added urgency. Except for a brief period in UPA-1, between February 2005 and March 2007 when Secretary DEA was additionally…

Will CBI get a regular chief today?

A three-member committee headed by PM is expected to meet today (16 January 2017) to select the chief of the country’s premier probe agency (CBI); a post which is lying vacant for more than a month following Anil Sinha’s retirement on 2 December. The three member selection panel, chaired by…

When PM walked out of GoS meeting

PM Narendra Modi is said to have not only expressed his displeasure at the quality of presentations in a few meetings of Group of Secretaries but also walked out of one of them. Normally, the Prime Minister is known for patiently sit through entire presentations and also take part in…

Dilemma continues over dozens of PSU Board level posts

The selection process for over six dozens board level posts is stuck for the last six months for want of final view/instructions from DOPT. The PESB has put on hold the selection process as it is unable to consider the candidature of executives from State PSEs and Private Sector for…

Govt seen quarreling with EC also

The government is seen fighting not only the Supreme Court but also the Election Commission of India (ECI). While Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has been pushing the government to implement the electoral reforms that have been pending for a decade, the government has been happily shooting them down. Except…

N D Tiwari approaches BJP for a ticket for his son

Uttarakhand BJP is out to pull a big surprise. It is said to have decided to oblige veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand N D Tiwari. The latter is said to have approached the BJP for a Kumaon ticket for his son Rohit Shekhar….

Lalu’s end of days is on

Lalu Yadav is said to be sulking these days. After making him sit on the ground with other people on the occasion of Guru Parv held in Patna recently to celebrate the birth centenary of saint-soldier Guru Govind Singh, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar is said to have rejected his choices…

Mamta’s Achilles heels

Mamta Bannerjee, who is as much responsible for growing Islamicization of Bengal as the Left Front government, is disturbed these days about the fate of her heir apparent and nephew Abhishek Banerjee. The fellow runs a company called Leaps and Bounds; and as the name suggests, it has grown that…

Lt Gen Chand takes over Vice Chief of Army

Lieutenant General Sarath Chand took over as Vice Chief of Army Staff on Saturday. Earlier, he commanded the South Western Command. He was commissioned into the Garhwal Rifles in June 1979. During the career spanning over 38 years, he has served in all operational theatres and has participated in many…

Annual Veterans’ Day commemoration today

The  shall be commemorated on Sunday acknowledging the selfless devotion and sacrifice by Veterans of the Services. Over 1500 Veterans of the Army, Navy and Air Force are likely to attend the function which will be addressed by the Minister of State for Defence, Dr. Subhash Bhamre, who will be…

12 officers heading for Rly Claims Tribunal including FCRB

The contingent of officers at the Railway Board may see a fall as some of the top officials leave en masse for the Railway Claims Tribunal. Nearly 12 top Traffic Service officers, including three additional members in the Railway Board, will join the Tribunal, the highest at one go. Financial…

PAC thwarts Congress’ move

The Congress Party’s rearguard action against demonetization stands thwarted. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Friday refuted the statement given by its own committee Chairperson K.V. Thomas, over summoning Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the parliamentary panel over the issue of demonetization. The PAC on Friday said that as per rule no. 99 of…

Eastern Army Commander to stay

Indianmandarins has learnt that Eastern Army commander Lt General Praveen Bakshi will continue in service and rejoin duty at Kolkata soon. Superseded for the post of Army chief when the government chose General Bipin Rawat, Lt General Bakshi will also attend the Combined Commanders Conference to be chaired by the…

Madras HC revokes disciplinary proceedings against Pramod Kumar (IPS)

The Madras High court, on 13 January, quashed disciplinary proceedings and charged memo against Additional DGP Pramod Kumar (IPS:1989:TN) who was under suspension for nearly five years. He was suspended in May 2012 after a woman promoter of Paazee Forex Pvt Ltd (PFPL) alleged that Kumar had abducted her for…

08 more CPSEs may be put on Pawan Hans path; CONCOR saves itself

  The government announced on Wednesday that it will sell its entire 51 percent stake and transfer the management control of helicopter service operator Pawan Hans. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many many as eight more Central PSUs will follow the path of Pawan Hans. They are Scooters India…

Govt set to sell off Pawan Hans

The government announced on Wednesday that it will sell its entire 51 percent stake and transfer the management control of the helicopter service operator. Pawan Hans is a joint venture where state­owned ONGC holds 49 per cent. The government has sought applications from entities to act as transaction advisor for…