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Roshni Sohni (ITS:1990) prematurely repatriated to parent cadre. Currently she serves as Director, National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), New Delhi. Tenure of K B Jagtap (CPES:1998), Regional Director, Staff Selection Commission (WR), Mumbai extended for a period of 3 months. Vijay Vishwas Pant, (IAS:2004:UP) prematurely repatriated to his cadre state….

Arora’s lateral shift from BSF to CRPF on cards?

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Sanjay Arora (IPS:1988) may be laterally appointed as IG in CRPF. Currently, he is serving the BSF and is in charge of Chhattisgarh region. Once appointed in CRPF, he will replace his batchmate D S Chauhan (IPS:1988:UP) as IG CRPF…

Panel for ED (Security) AAI scrapped?

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that some extraordinary development last month prompted the authorities to scrap the panel drafted for the post of Executive Director (Security) of Airports Authority of India. The post had fallen vacant following the completion of tenure of Ms. Neera Kumari Rawat (IPS:1992:UP) in July this year….

NBCC profits zoom; order book swells

  NBCC posted a net profit of Rs.355 crore in FY17 on a total Income of Rs.6400 crores. CMD Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal told a presser that the Order Book position of the Company as of now stood at around Rs.75,000 crore and was likely to touch the figure of…

IT raids Krishna’s son-in-law’s properties

The Income Tax Department is said to have raided on 21 September Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha, who is a son-in-law of former External Affairs Minister S M Krishna. The latter joined the BJP some time ago. IT officials are said to have searched over 20 locations in Bengaluru,…

Med admission: role of judges and IAS officers under scanner

An acute shortage of medical colleges has helped flourish an admission racket that has spread far and wide. An ongoing investigation suggests that even HC judges and senior IAS officers may be actively participating in this racket for monetary and other considerations. The Supreme Court and investigative agencies are said…

PESB selects Barua for MD, NRL

Public Sector hunter (PESB) recommended Saumendra Kumar Barua for the post of Managing Director, Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). Barua will replace P Padmanabhan, the incumbent director, who will retire on October 31st this year. Currently he serves as Director (Finance), NRL. Barua joined Numaligarh Refinery Ltd in May 01, 2013 as Whole-time…

Sarraf may get a post-retirement gift

ONGC’s current CMD Dinesh Sarraf may retire on September 30. However, he may get another job on superannuation: he is said to have been shortlisted to head the downstream regulator Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board.

Pradhan wants short initial term for new ONGC CMD

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has proposed to the ACC that Shashi Shanker, selected by the PESB as CMD for ONGC, be initially appointed for one year instead of five years during which his performance would be reviewed every quarter instead of after the first year. The reason for the Minister’s…

Certain officers exonerated in Utkal Express accident

Northern Railways general manager R K Kulshrestha and divisional railway manager (Delhi division) R N Singh, who were sent on leave in the wake of the Utkal Express accident on August 19, have been rehabilitated and are back to work. It is believed they were exonerated because they were new to…

Appointment of 25 additional judges notified

The appointment of 25 additional judges for the high courts of Allahabad and Calcutta was notified on September 19. Additional judges usually have a term of two years and are elevated as permanent judges based on their performance. The appointment of 19 advocates as judges of Allahabad HC takes place…

PMEAC being revived: reading between the lines

Indianmandarins had reported first on 14 September that the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council may be revived and the Govt may announce the details shortly. Two theories are floating around in the official corridors to explain the revival idea. One says that it’s being done to accommodate Bibek Debroy who…

Will Javeed Ahmed be appointed DG, BPR&D?

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that S Javeed Ahmed (IPS:1984:UP) may be named as successor to Meera C Borwankar (IPS:1981:MH) – the outgoing Director General of Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D). Ahmad, former UP police chief, was on May 03, 2017 appointed as DG of National Institute of Criminology…

Opacity obstructs opportunity: MP cadre IAS officers raise voice against 360 appraisal formula

Weeks after the Parliamentary Committee headed by Anand Sharma in the second week of August submitted its ninety-second report on “Appraisal & Empanelment of Civil Servants Under The Central Government’ the Madhya Pradesh IAS raised their voice against the empanelment process obstructing their career prospects. MP cadre IAS officers are…

Major bureaucratic rejig in Jt Secretary level effected

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister on September 18 cleared approx 16 Jt Secretary level appointments as follows: (1) Anurag Agarwal (lAS:1990:PB) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs for a period of 05 years vice Raj Kumar (lAS:1987:GJ); (2) Dr. Manohar Agnani (lAS:1993:MP) appointed…

Top 10 lieutenants of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat

The astounding success of BJP in the Uttar Pradesh assembly election has not only cornered the beefy liberal brigade but has once again drawn the attention to the social and cultural organization called Rashtriya Swaymsevak Sangh (RSS). Founded on September 27, 1925, in Nagpur, the Hindutva outfit has come a…

Modi named as interim chief of NIA; an ADG post falls vacant in CBI

The NaMo administration on Monday named Y C Modi (IPS:1984:AM) as the successor to the outgoing NIA Chief Sharad Kumar (IPS:1979:HY) who is set to complete his two years tenure as DG, NIA on 30 October 2017. With Modi’s appointment as OSD in NIA with immediate effect an ADG post has…

Mishra appointed as SSB Chief; claimants for UP DGP post heave a sigh of relief

Rajni Kant Mishra (IPS:1984:UP) will replace Ms. Archana Ramasundaram (IPS:1980:TN) who will retire on 30 Sept 2017. Currently, Mishra is serving as ADG, BSF. The appointment order states that he will serve as SSB chief till his retirement on 31 August 2019. The appointment of Mishra as SSB Chief has…

Fly on the wall: Sinha’s stars out of sync?

MoS Civil aviation Jayant Sinha’s stars seem to be out of alignment with the PMO. Recently, his department proposed for the purchase of certain high-tech aviation security equipment from the USA. For this purpose, a high-level delegation comprising of the minister, civil aviation secretary, DGCA DG and BCAS DG was…

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