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Bihar IAS officer arrested

Bihar Staff Selection Commission (BSSC) chairman Sudhir Kumar, a 1987-batch IAS officer, was arrested on Friday for alleged involvement in the job scam that had rocked the state earlier this month. He was later taken to Beur Central Jail of Patna. The bureaucrat’s brother, Awadesh Kumar, and sister’s son, Ashish…

Three IAS officers in running to become PS to Power Minister

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as three IAS officers, belonging to 2002, 2003 and 2004 batch, are in running to become PS to Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal. The post virtually fell vacant after Shantanu Gotmare (IAS:2004:AM), PS to Piyush Goyal, was on 09th February appointed to the…

Vanzara to contest Gujarat assembly election

Gujarat’s retired IPS officer DG Vanzara may contest the 2017 state assembly elections. Whether he will contest on a party ticket or as an independent candidate is not known. “People of Gujarat want me to contest the 2017 assembly polls. I will definitely fulfill their wish. Other details will be…

New priority areas for PM Awards

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The annual ‘Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration’ will be presented on Civil Services Day 21st April 2017. It will be organized by Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions. There shall be a maximum of 15 awards under the…

Maintenance of labor registers simplified

The maintenance of labor registers of about 5.85 crore establishments in agriculture and non-agriculture sectors has been simplified. These registers are related to details of employees, their salaries, loans/recoveries, attendance etc. By doing away with overlapping/redundant fields, the number of these registers would get reduced from 56 to only 5….

Latest appointment orders (GoI): Updated @ 03.00 pm

Anuj Kumar Bishnoi (IAS:1981:UP) has been given the additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs from 24 Feb 2017 to 04 Mar 2017 during the absence of Rajiv Yadav (IAS:1981:AM). (Updated: 03.00 pm, 23 February 2017) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Jitendra Shankar Mathur (IAS:1982:MP) has been the additional charge of Secretary, Drinking…

Speculation over Thomas’s fate

  PAC chairman K V Thomas, who wanted to drag the PM to its meeting on demonetization, will complete his term on April 30. This has triggered speculation whether Congress would again present him as its chairman candidate. The PAC chairman’s post goes to the main Opposition party. While Thomas…

Encouraging transparency or promoting opacity

The advertisement of vacancies for the posts of Member, CBDT was floated last week but it took many senior IRS (IT) officers, including many aspirants, by surprise. The last date of submission of application is 17th March 2017 but what surprised many  is the use of term ‘some posts are…

Strange things happening to Tyagi

  Sebi’s Chairman-designate Ajay Tyagi was on Wednesday sent back to his cadre state, Himachal Pradesh, from his current posting in Finance Ministry, to help him avail the benefit of promotion. The competent authority has approved repatriation of Tyagi, a 1984 batch IAS officer, to his cadre to help him…

HLC constituted to resolve HR issues of IRS C&CE

The NaMo administration is believed to have constituted a High-level-committee to resolve the long pending HR issues related to IRS Customs & Central Excise. Reportedly, the five-member committee met first on 10th of February in the evening – the day IRS C&CE Association met the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

Indian diplomacy breaks China’s flankers

India is sending out an unmistakable signal to China that it will quietly and surely neutralize Beijing’s efforts to outflank India. This was reflected in the fact that even as Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar completes his two-day parleys with China on Wednesday, Russia declared on Tuesday that it would no…

What’s wrong with the EC?

No one in the Nirvachan Sadan knows Tamil and this has prevented the EC from initiating appropriate action in the recent high-voltage TN political affairs. The Election Commission issued V K Sasikala a notice just last week, even though complaints regarding her elevation as AIADMK’s interim general secretary had started…

Ms Mitra tipped for TC Member (Finance)

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Telecom Commission (TC)may appoint as Member (Finance) Ms Anuradha Mitra (IP&TAFS:1982) who currently serves as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Defence. The post of Member (Fin) at TC has been lying vacant for long and the additional charge is with Prahlad Singh, Adviser (Finance)….

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…

Maharatna CMD regularized by default; Min kept following procedure

A CMD of a Maharatna completed one year on 31st December 2016 which required his performance appraisal and approval by the ministry for confirmation. The department moved the file. Since, accidentally, some officers in the chain of command were on leave, the completion of the process was delayed. By the…

Prabhu and Jaitley at war 

Jaitley wants to collect the annual dividends that the railways receive from the 14 central public sector units (CPSUs) under its purview. Prabhu is not amused as the saving on dividend payments to the MoF was one of the biggest arguments made in favor of scrapping the separate Rail Budget….

CVC Inaugurates SCOPE International HR Summit 2017

  A two-day International HR Summit 2017, organized by SCOPE, was inaugurated in New Delhi by Central Vigilance Commissioner K.V. Chowdary. Present on the occasion were Ms Seema Bahuguna, IAS, Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), Ved Prakash, Chairman, SCOPE & CMD, MMTC, Dr. U.D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE, Mr….

MMTC: How preventive vigilance cleaned up Augean stable

MMTC is being used as a test case for determining the efficacy of what has been called preventive vigilance, whereby a series of actions are initiated to stem the downward movement in the functioning of a PSU. Through this mechanism, ever since the appointment of Sanjay Bhoosreddy (IAS:1989:UP) as chief…

Five commodity boards (Min of Commerce) set for merger 

  The Commerce Ministry is considering a proposal to merge commodity boards and set up an umbrella organization to improve production and exports of plantation crops like tea, coffee, rubber, tobacco, and spices. Some of these boards were set up way back in the 1940s and their merger could help…