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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Major bureaucratic reshuffle effected; Rajiv is Banking Secretary

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared the appointment of 07 Secretaries and 10 Additional Secretaries as follows: Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) appointed as Secretary, Dept of Financial Secretary, commonly known as Banking Secretary. He replaces Ms Anjuly Chib Duggal (IAS:1981:PB). Currently he serves as EO, DOPT. Dr Asha Ram Sihag…

Arora appointed Election Commissioner

Reportedly, former I&B Secretary Sunil Arora (Retd IAS:1980:RJ) has been appointed Election Commissioner. Prior to I&B he served as Secretary, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. A post of EC fell vacant following the completion of tenure of Nasim Zaidi as Chief Election Commissioner on July 05, 2017. It may be underlined…

Mehrishi to make history; set to become CAG

Indianmandarins reliably learns that Rajiv Mehrishi is being appointed as new Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India. Mehrishi completed his 02 years long tenure as Union Home Secretary on August 30. Once his appointment as CAG is made public he would be the first IAS officer to serve as…

Latest appointment orders: Updated @ 08.20 pm

Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) appointed as Secretary, Dept of Financial Secretary, commonly known as Banking Secretary. He replaces Ms Anjuly Chib Duggal (IAS:1981:PB). Currently he serves as EO, DOPT. Dr Asha Ram Sihag (IAS:1983:HP) appointed as Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry. He replaces Girish Shankar (IAS:1982:BH) who retires today. Currently Sihag serves as…

Outgoing Union Home Secy cautions against Chinese telecom equipment

Outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi (IAS:1978:RJ) has said that Telecom companies have been advised to be careful in dealing with Chinese telecom equipment because of their vulnerability. However, he made it clear that the government in no way was discriminating against Chinese investments in the sector. He told media on…

Uttarakhand: ST Scale to 05 IAS against IAS Pay Rule

In a rare move, the Uttarakhand Government this week accorded Senior Time Scale to 05 IAS officers belonging to the 2002 batch including one PCS officer promoted to IAS. Officers given ST Scale are Nitesh Kumar Jha (IAS:2002:UD), Radhika Jha (IAS:2002:UD), Shailesh Bagauli (IAS:2002:UD), D Senthilpandiyan (IAS:2002:UD) and Dhondhiyal as…

CCS clears Army reforms

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) said in an official statement that it has accepted the recommendations of the Lt Gen Shekatkar Committee. Accordingly, measures would be initiated to sharpen the combat capability of the Indian Army in a phased manner by December 2019. Defence expenditure may also be rebalanced according…

New CMD for Air India soon

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Civil Aviation Secretary RN Choubey (IAS:1981:TN) said on August 30 that the government is in the process of appointing ‘a regular’ Chairman and Managing Director of Air India. Following the transfer of Ashwani Lohani to the post of Chairman, Railway Board last week, Rajiv Bansal (IAS:1988:NL), Additional Secretary and Financial…

Doka La: Where the dead were ready to bury the PLA alive

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The boys did it. They made Chinese communists sense the Nietzschean  dictum “the dead will bury the living.” The Chinese media were right in referring to the 1962 skirmish, but wrong in understanding it. Because India still holds the ashes of its politically and militarily-betrayed warriors of that year. The…

Former CBI Director appointed as ambassador in Cyprus

Former CBI director R K Raghavan, a 1963 batch IPS officer, was formally appointed as Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus on August 30. Earlier, the government had appointed another police officer, Ahmad Javed, as the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia. As the CBI director from January 1999 to April 2001,…

NBCC ED (Fin) gets award

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal presented the ‘CMA Achiever Award’ to Ms. B. K. Sokhey, Executive Director (Finance), NBCC (India) Limited, at a function in New Delhi recently. Present on the occasion were CMA Manas Kumar Thakur, President & Council Member of the…

RBI warns against state finances

In its annual report for 2016-17, the Reserve Bank of India has rung the warning bell about the management of state finances during 2017-18 owing to farm-loan waivers, expected implementation of the recommendations of their Pay Commissions, high level of guarantees given by them, and rising interest liabilities on account…

Das, Kumar & Singh in race for ADG (Forest Conservation) 

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that a panel of three names from the 1984 batch has reached the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for the coveted post of Additional Director General (Forest Conservation). The post has been lying vacant since June following the retirement of Anil Kumar (IFoS:TR). The officers on…

Tragedy of IT Dept – Only 02 PCCITs against 26 sanctioned strength

The Income Tax Dept is suffering from a shortage of senior functionaries.  Against the sanctioned posts of 26 Principal Chief Commissioner (PCCIT post in Apex Scale), it has currently only two functional posts, of which one may fall vacant on August 31 with the retirement of K C Jain (PCCIT)….

Fly on the wall: Outgoing CAG & dinner party

The outgoing Comptroller & Auditor General Sashikant Sharma is set to throw a grand dinner party on September 03 at his official residence, 02 Kushak Road. There are many who believe that the party may provide clues to the appointment of next CAG. It is heard that in case the next CAG…

RBI prepares another list of 35-40 loan sharks

The Reserve Bank of India is said to have prepared a second list of 35-40 big loan defaulters. It may be formally made public in September. If these defaulters don’t clear their dues by mid-December, they may be referred to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) under the Insolvency and…

Consolidation may hit/delay banking recruitments

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The Cabinet’s decision to let PSBs consolidate themselves may have the unintended consequence of limiting and delaying banking recruitments. Going by the data of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), which is a common recruiting agency for officers in the 20 participating banks, the probationary officer/management trainee recruitment for…

Prasenjit Mukherjee as next C&AG?

Speculations are rife as to who may be appointed as the next C&AG after the retirement of Shashikant Sharma next month. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the NaMo administration may spring a surprise by appointing Prasenjit Mukherjee who retired over two months ago as Deputy C&AG. Mukherjee belongs to the…

12 IRS (IT) officers (1982 batch) may soon get Apex Scale

12 IRS (IT) officers from the 1982 batch may soon be empanelled for the post of Principal Chief Commissioner (IT) – the Apex Scale post. The DPC for the same was held on 31 July 2017 which may soon be cleared by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. In addition…

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