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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Prof Pant appointed Dir, IIFT

Prof Manoj Pant on Monday appointed as Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi. He has been teaching Trade Theory in the Centre for International Trade and Development, School of International Studies, JNU for more than two decades. Prof Pant replaces Binoy Kumar who took over as Director IIFT…

Ambuj Sharma appointed Secy Gen, NHRC

Ambuj Sharma (IAS:1983:TN) on Monday appointed as Secretary General, National Human Rights Commission. He will retire in December 2018. After his repatriation to Tamil Nadu last year he was appointed Additional Chief Secretary, Industries & Commerce and also held the post of CMD, Indcoserve, Coonoor. Prior to his repatriation he served…

Chakravarty & Dattatraya selected for board level positions in HEC & RCF

The public sector headhunter on Monday held selection interview for the post of Director (Marketing), Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited (HEC) and Director (Technical), Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF). As per selection results PESB picked Rana Subhasis Chakravarty (GM, MECON) for Dir (Marketing) HEC whereas Sudhir Dattatraya Panadare (CGM, RCF)…

IFS Association elects PK as President; Dr Yadav gets 3rd tenure as Secy Gen

Dr SP Yadav, Prashant Kr & Dr Vivek Saxena

Indian Forest Service officers on July 29 elected their President in Delhi. Prashant Kumar (IFS:1985:MP) was selected for a second consecutive time as its President. Further, the IFS Association (Central Unit) gave Dr. S P Yadav (IFS:1989:UP) a third consecutive chance to serve as Secretary General. Dr. Vivek Saxena (IFS:1991:HY)…

PESB goes apace, selects for two board level positions every day

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For the last few months, the Public Enterprise Selection Board has been holding selection interviews almost every working day to clear the backlog and fill board-level positions in CPSEs. Last week, it appeared to have gone hyperactive. While holding selection interviews every working day is a rare thing, it conducted…

Major changes in IRDAI: Mittal (IAS) appointed part-time Member on the Board

Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH), Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, is now a part-time member of the IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India). Mittal has replaced N S Rao (JS level officer) at IRDAI. Former finance secretary Sushma Nath is another part-time member on the IRDAI Board whereas…

Kang repatriates, tipped for RERA Chairman (Punjab)

Navreet Singh Kang (IAS:1983:PB), the incumbent Union Secretary Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, on Friday prematurely repatriated to his parent cadre (Punjab) 09 months ahead of his retirement. Reportedly, the Punjab Govt is all set to appoint him as Chairman, Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). He will submit his…

Latest appointment orders: Updated @ 07.30 pm

Navreet Singh Kang (IAS:1983:PB) prematurely repatriated to his cadre(Punjab). Currently he serves as Secretary, Departmentof Empowermentof Persons with Disabilities. (Updated: 28 July 2017 @ 07.30 pm) ——————————————————————————————————————————————— Nirmal Kumar Bhagat (Director CSS:1997) appointed as Project Director, Rajiv Gandhi National aviation University, Min of Civil Aviation. (Updated: 27 July 2017 @…

‘Achche Din’ for retired IAS officers?

With many top positions vacant or set to fall vacant appeared to have captured the imagination of who’s who in Indian bureaucracy speculating who all will occupiy the positions. At a time when sudden repatriation of Jt Secretary, Additional secretary & Secretary rank officers have put every next civil servant…

Two pvt sector executives for Central PSUs

Two recent decisions taken by the public sector headhunter assume greater significance as for the first time candidates from the private sector have been recommended by the PESB for the board level post after a resolution of June 10, 2016. PESB on July 18  selected Kadattur Ranganathan Vasudevan, Jt GM…

NECL signs annual MoU with parent company NBCC

NBCC (India) Ltd and NBCC Engineering & Consultancy Ltd (NECL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NBCC recently signed a MoU for the FY 2017-18. As per the MoU, signed between Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal (CMD, NBCC) and S D Sharna (CEO, NECL), targets for NECL under various parameters for the FY…

No plans to close Rubber Board

While moving a motion in the Upper House for electing one MP as a member of the Board, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien had asked if the government was planning to close the body and stop subsidies to the rubber growers. Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “No plans to…

Arvindan & Panda selected for Director post in CPCL & HEC

The public sector headhunter on Thursday selected G Arvindan and Ms Arundhati Panda for the post of Director in CPCL and HEC respectively. G Arvindan (GM, CPCL) was picked for Director (Operations), Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) whereas Ms Arundhati Panda for the post of Director (Finance) Heavy Engineering Corporation…

HUDCO posts 51.80% growth in PAT

  HUDCO’s Quarterly results for the Quarter ended 30th June, 2017 are out. It has posted 51.80% growth in Profit After Tax (PAT) in comparison with corresponding quarter ended June, 2016.  HUDCO’s sanctions increased by 100% on QoQ basis and in the same period disbursements increased by 38% on QoQ…

Four IFoS & two IDAS officers appointed as CVO

The NaMo administration on Tuesday cleared the appointment of six CVOs in the rank of Joint Secretary. Of six, four CVOs belong to Indian Forest Service(IFoS) whereas two belong to Indian Defence Accounts Service (DAS). Accordingly; Vidyasagar Koppolu (IFoS:1996) appointed as CVO, National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC). Koppulu replaces…

Ambitious ‘Convention Centre’ and extension of ITPO CMD?

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The outgoing ITPO CMD L C Goyal is said to have been so attached with its most ambitious project (Convention Centre) that he kept the entire convention centre project close to his chest. In the meanwhile his two years long tenure as its CMD is approaching fast. The CMD had…

22 IT officials bag Finance Minister Award

On the eve of ‘Income Tax Day’ on 24th July 2017, 22 Income Tax officers were conferred ‘Finance Minister Award’ for exemplary work and sustained effort towards their duties. IRS Income Tac officers who were awarded Chairman’s appreciation by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley are Ms Meenakshi Singh (ADG, CBDT), Ms…

Importance of being Kothari & Lal in Prez’s Secretariat

As usual, the NaMo administration sprang a surprise by placing Sanjay Kothari (Retd. IAS:1978:HY) in Prez’s Secretariat. Bharat Lal’s (IFoS:1988:GJ) placement was equally surprising. Lal himself is said to have been taken aback as his aspirations had almost faded to be part of a top office like the PMO. What…

Who is Malik – the Press Secretary of Prez-elect?

  The PM-led ACC took little time to clear the appointment of senior journalist Ashok Malik as the Press Secretary to President-elect Ram Nath Kovind. Usually, such an appointment is made co-terminus with the President’s tenure, but he has been appointed for an initial two years period which may be…

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