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Category Archives: Appointments & Selections

Gowda takes over as Coffee Board chairman

  As reported first by Indianmandarins, M S Boje Gowda, a third generation planter from the country’s key coffee growing region of Chikmagalur, took over as the Coffee Board Chairman on Wednesday. Gowda became the first grower to assume the office of the Chairman, Coffee Board, after a gap of…

Akhil Shukla is new Tripura DGP

Tripura’s DGP K Nagaraj (IPS:1983:TR), who is facing a CBI inquiry into a disproportionate assets case, has been asked to go on leave and has been replaced by a 1986-batch IPS officer Akhil Shukla. The Union Home Ministry which acts as a cadre controlling authority for IPS issued the relieving…

Ms Tomar appointed next Ambassador to Germany

Ms Mukta Datta Tomar (IFS:1984) appointed as next Ambassador of India to the Federal Republic of Germany. Currently she serves as Additional Secretary (Administration) at MEA HQ, New Delhi. If some well-placed sources are to be believed she is considered as S Jaishankar’s favorite. She gets such an important assignment…

All appointments (GoI): March 2017

Union Health Secretary C K Mishra (IAS:1983:BH) gets additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Aayush Vice Ajit M Sharan (IAS:1979:HY). ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ms Preeti Sudan (IAS:1983:AP) gets additional charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution Vice Hem Kumar Pande. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ms Jyoti  Arora (IAS:1987:HY) gets three…

Punjab effects official reshuffle

The Punjab government on Saturday issued transfer and posting orders of 19 IAS and one PCS officers with immediate effect. An official spokesperson said Suresh Kumar (Retd IAS:1983:PB) appointed Chief Principal Secretary to CM whereas Nirmal Jeet Singh Kalsi (IAS:1984:PB) has been transferred and posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Home…

Pujari gets additional charge of Dept of Telecom

The NaMo administration today assigned the additional charge of Dept of Telecommunication to P K Pujari (IAS:1981:GJ); the Union Power Secretary. The post had fallen vacant after J S Deepak (IAS:1982:UP) was abruptly moved to Dept of Commerce as OSD and was named as next Permanent Representative of India to…

Gupta to replace Nagarajan as Dir (Fin) PFC

Nagarajan; The outgoing Dir (Fin)

The Public Sector head-hunter on Thursday selected Naveen Bhushan Gupta (GM- Finance, PFC) for the post of Director (Finance), Power Finance Corporation. Subject to requisite clearances and ACC approval Gupta will succeed the outgoing Director R Nagarajanon 01 June 2017. After serving PFC as Director (Fin) for nine years Nagarajan…

Maharashtra CS gets a post-retirement plum posting

After retiring as chief secretary of Maharashtra, Swadheen Kshatriya (60) has secured a plum assignment for the next five years as chief commissioner for the right to services. This is a post that was recently created. In the corridors of power, it is believed that he was initially vying for…

Puri named as Indian Ambassador to Nepal

India’s Ambassador to Belgium Manjeev Singh Puri (IFS:1982) has been named as its next envoy to Nepal. The Indian government on Wednesday wrote to Nepal’s Minister of Foreign Affiars informing Puri’s confirmation as new Indian ambassador to Nepal. Puri will be replacing Ranjit Rae (IFS:1979) who competed his tenure 28…

Country’s first heliport in Rohini inaugurated

  Built by Pawan Hans Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India’s first heliport spread over 25 acres of land was inaugurated in north Delhi’s Rohini on Tuesday by Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. Pawan Hans Ltd Chairman and Managing Director B P…

Latest appointment orders (GoI): Updated @ 06.30 pm

  Mohammad Taj Hassan (IPS:1987:UT) appointed to the post of Deputy Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau for a period of five years. (Updated: 12.30 pm, 27 February 2017) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Additional charge of Secretary, Consumer Affairs has been given to Ms Preeti Sudan (IAS:1983:AP) from 27 Feb 2017 to 03 March…

Mullick replaces Kshatriya: Maharashtra gets new Chief Secretary

Sumit Mullick (IAS:1982:MH) is all set to take take over from the outgoing Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Swadheen Kshatriya who is completing his extended tenure of chief secretaryship today (28 Feb). Maharashtra CM devendra Fadanvis cleared the file late last night though two more officers were also in the zone…

Baglay is MEA Spokesperson

As Indianmandarins has reported first (see web-link below) on 22 September 2016 Gopal Baglay (IFS:1992) has replaced Vikas Swarup (IFS:1986) as new MEA Spokesperson. The erstwhileAX Spokesperson Swarup recently moved to Canada as Indian High Commissioner. Power corridors were abuzz of two more names in running for XP Spokesperson namely;…

Taj Hassan appointed DDG, Narcotics Control Bureau

As Indianmandarins had report earlier (Web-link below) Mohammad Taj Hassan (IPS:1987:UT) has been appointed to the post of Deputy Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau. It may be noted that four out of five posts of DDG have been lying vacant. NCB’s South Western Region is headless; and so is Eastern…

UPSC gets two new members

As reported first by Indianmandarins on 17th Feb 2017 (web link below), Ms. Sujata Mehta (IFS:1980) is finally appointed as Member, UPSC. In addition, Air Marshal Ajit S Bhonsle (AVSM, VSM), too, has been appointed as UPSC Member. Ms. Mehta served as Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs whereas Air…

Kumar replaces Kumar as Mines Secretary

The government on Tuesday announced the name of the successor to the outgoing Union Mines Secretary Balvender Kumar (IAS:1981: UP) who is retiring on 28th of this month. Arun Kumar (lAS:1983: AM), Special Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, will succeed Balvender Kumar on March 01, 2017. Arun Kumar…

Posts of three IAS officers scaled up to secretary rank 

The career of three IAS officers belonging to 1983 batch shot up on Tuesday. The post of Binoy Kumar (IAS:1983: TG) is temporarily upgraded to the Secretary rank for a period of two years. Currently, he serves as DG, Directorate General of Supplies & Disposals (DGS&D), Ministry of Commerce &…

Ajay Tyagi is new SEBI Chairman

Ajay Tyagi (IAS:1984:HP) has been picked as new Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for a period of five years or till the age of 65 yrs. Currently he serves as Additional Secretary, Dept of Economic Affairs. He will take over the charge from U K Sinha…

Bhargava appointed MD, LIC

Hemant Bhargava (LIC’s Zonal Manager, Delhi) was today appointed as Managing Director of State-owned Life insurer LIC till his superannuation on 31 July 2019. The top LIC management consists of the Chairman and three Managing Directors. Earlier Bhargava too was in race for Chairman post of LIC. It may be…