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Monthly Archives: May 2017

Two Railway GMs get additional charge

M K Gupta (IRSE) GM, Modern Coach Factory (Rae Bareli) has been given the additional charge of the post of GM, Rail Coach Factory (Kapoorthala) for a period of 03 months or till the appointment of a regular incumbent. The post fell vacant on May 31 following the retirement of…

Deepak to head two committees simultaneously

JS Deepak who will take charge as India’s Ambassador to the WTO in Geneva on June 1 will simultaneously head two committees constituted to generate inputs for framing national policies on investment and e-commerce that could help the country in taking a strong position in the sectors in all on-going…

Joshi selected for CMD, NHPC

The public sector headhunter on May 31 selected Balraj Joshi for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC). Currently Joshi serves on the Board of NHPC as Director (Tech). PESB had interviewed seven candidates namely; Ratish Kumar (Director- Proj, NHPC);Balraj Joshi (Director- Tech, NHPC); Rakesh…

Latest appointments: Updated @ 07:00 PM (31 May)

Central deputation tenure of Ms Sujata Prasad (IDAS:1986) has been extended for period of six months ending 26 November 2017. Currently she serves as Joint Secretary, M/o Food Processing Industries. (Updated: 31 May 2017 @ 07.00 PM) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ms Alamelu TLakshmanachari (GM, New India Assurance Co Ltd) appointed to the…

Coalgate: Justice paralyzed by undue considerations

In the Watergate scandal that threw out that scum of the earth called Richard Nixon from the office of US President, judges resorted to an innovation: thay went on awarding long sentences to the accused. This had the most desirable impact: the accused officials started singing like canaries. And the…

PESB picks Mall for CMD, IRCTC

The public sector headhunter on May 30 selected Mahendra Pratap Mall for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC). Currently Mall serves on the Board of IRCTC as Director (Finance). PESB had interviewed four candidates for the post namely; Mahendra Pratap Mall…

JS Security, Parliament: 04 names in consideration

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as four IPS officers have been under consideration for the much-sought post of Joint Secretary (Security), Parliament. The post falls under the jurisdiction of Lok Sabha Secretariat. It has fallen vacant as the outgoing officer Yogesh Deshmukh (IPS:1995:MP) completed his tenure in the…

DWS Secy & Min in Mumbai: Toilet – Ek Prem-Katha 

Union Minister for Drinking Water & Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Secretary P Parameshwaran Iyer (Retd IAS:1983:UP) are said to have gone to Mumbai to interact with Akshay Kumar, the co-producer of a film titled Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, and Amitabh Bachchan. It may be mentioned that though…

Portals being used for assessing officers online

The DoPT, in assistance with ministries, has installed three new software portals to assess the performance of Central government officers including IAS and IPS. They are named as Probity, Sparrow and Solve. Probity is the latest one and  was launched  a few days ago to assess the integrity and performance…

Railway PSU RITES records 18% rise in revenue in FY 17 

RITES Ltd, a Ministry of Railways PSU, has recorded an 18% increase in its total income in FY 2016-17 compared to 2015-16. Despite severe competition from domestic and foreign consultancy companies, RITES recorded a PAT of around Rs.330 crores on a turnover of Rs.1508 crores, according to the provisional results…

PESB picked Sharma for CMD post in HCL

The public sector headhunter on May 29 selected Santosh Sharma (Director- Operations, HCL) for the post of CMD, Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL). As many as seven candidates were interviewed for the post namely; Anupam Anand (Director, Pers, HCL), Palash Goswami (Director- Finance, HPCL), Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharya (Director- Mining, HCL), Santosh…

Eligibility for CMD, BCCL: Fresh hope for 04 directors

The PESB has issued clarifications on its website regarding the ‘job hopping’ clause. This follows on the heels of four Directors on the board of subsidiary companies of Coal India Ltd failing to get shortlisted for the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) CMD interview.  Reportedly, they were not shortlisted because…

CBDT panel to recommend ways for recovery of arrears 

The CBDT is reportedly examining the issue of expanding the scope of its policy of “naming and shaming” of tax defaulters by sharing such data with banks and credit-rating agencies. For this purpose, it has ordered the creation of a special committee to analyse the subject and review the existing…

Search begins for successors of Arundhati

The government has initiated the process of finding a new chief of State Bank of India (SBI) as Arundhati Bhattacharya’s extended term may end on October 6. The Department of Financial Services has reportedly communicated to Banks Board Bureau the emerging vacancies at the top level of PSU banks which…

PSBs slow down recovery of loans in FY17

Even as the RBI has been pushing for an action plan to implement the NPA (non-performing asset) ordinance, banks have reportedly been slow in taking legal recourse to recover bad loans in FY17. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may meet chiefs of PSBs in this regard on June 12. According to…

Demise of an unsung and vilified hero

  The lion, former DGP of Punjab Kunwar Pal Singh Gill, 82, is dead and gone. In life, for saving India and its Punjab from terrorists and their Pakistani handlers, the 1958 batch IPS officer had to go through the same kind of tirade which has been on display for…

The light that couldn’t be hid under the bushel

Sanjeev Chaturvedi (IFS:2002:UD) on 11th May 2017 secured an outstanding Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) rating of 9.5 out of 10 in his cadre state of Uttarakhand, but on 30th December 2016 he was given APAR rating of 01 out of 10 by a deplorable Union Minister in his capacity…

Ms. Kumar may soon move from President Sectt to Brussels

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Ms. Gaitri Kumar (IFS:1986) may soon move from President Secretariat to Brussels (Embassy of India, Belgium, Luxemburg & EU). The post fell vacant after Manjeev Singh Puri (IFS:1982) moved as Indian Ambassador to Nepal in March this year. Currently, Ms. Kumar serves as Social Secretary…

IT sleuths hunting down benamidars

The Income-tax Directorates of Investigation has identified more than 400 benami transactions up to 23 May 2017. These include deposits in bank accounts, plots of land, flat and jewelry. Provisional attachment of properties under the Act has been done in more than 240 cases. The market value of properties under…

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