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Daily Archives: August 3, 2017

Prabhu may replace Panagaria in Niti Ayog 

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu may be named as successor to Arvind Panagaria, the outgoing Vice Chairman of Niti Ayog, whose resignation is said to have been accepted following his desire to take up his old assignment at Columbia University, US. Though various newspapers have…

CVC takes over NHAI bribe investigation

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has taken over the investigation of alleged bribe payment to some officials of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) by Boston-based engineering consulting firm CDM Smith. The central watchdog has formed a panel including a technical examiner from CVC and the chief vigilance officer of…

SC upholds conviction of Neera Yadav and Rajiv Kumar

The Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Neera Yadav (Retd IAS:1971:UP)  in a land allotment scam from 1993-95 in Noida. But it reduced her jail term from three to two years. A Bench of Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi also upheld the conviction…

Bhushan & Mahajan empanelled as additional secretary

Bihar cadre IAS officers Bhushan & Mahajan empanelled as Addl Secy Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) and Rajneesh Kumar Mahajan (IAS:1987:BH) have been empanelled as Additional Secretary in Govt of India. Currently, Bhushan is serving as Joint Secretary, Dept of Rural development, whereas Mahajan is serving in his parent cadre and considered one…

Panagariya calls for exclusive G20 Sherpa role

The outgoing Niti Aayog vice-chairman, Arvind Panagariya, has suggested to the government that the role of the Sherpa for G20 meetings be separated from the government think tank. In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, seeking permission to go back to his Columbia University teaching job, Panagariya said that to…

Sanjay Kumar takes over as PCCF (Jharkhand)

Sanjay Kumar (IFS:1984:JH) took over as Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF), Govt of Jharkhand. Earlier he served as Additional Resident Commissioner in New Delhi. Prior to his appointment as PCCF he had substantially important exposure as Executive Director of Climate Parliament, London.

Proxy voting right extended to NRIs

The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. Data shows that only 10,000 to 12,000 NRIs have been voting because they do not want to spend foreign currency to come to India and exercise their franchise. While NRIs and overseas…

CPSEs losses increased in FY 16

Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) increased their losses to Rs28,756 crore during 2015-16 from Rs 27,498 crore in the previous fiscal. In 2013-14, the ailing CPSEs recorded a loss of Rs21,341 crore, Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo said in a written…

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