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Category Archives: Facts & Facets

JS Security, Parliament: 04 names in consideration

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as four IPS officers have been under consideration for the much-sought post of Joint Secretary (Security), Parliament. The post falls under the jurisdiction of Lok Sabha Secretariat. It has fallen vacant as the outgoing officer Yogesh Deshmukh (IPS:1995:MP) completed his tenure in the…

DWS Secy & Min in Mumbai: Toilet – Ek Prem-Katha 

Union Minister for Drinking Water & Sanitation Narendra Singh Tomar and Union Secretary P Parameshwaran Iyer (Retd IAS:1983:UP) are said to have gone to Mumbai to interact with Akshay Kumar, the co-producer of a film titled Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, and Amitabh Bachchan. It may be mentioned that though…

Portals being used for assessing officers online

The DoPT, in assistance with ministries, has installed three new software portals to assess the performance of Central government officers including IAS and IPS. They are named as Probity, Sparrow and Solve. Probity is the latest one and  was launched  a few days ago to assess the integrity and performance…

Railway PSU RITES records 18% rise in revenue in FY 17 

RITES Ltd, a Ministry of Railways PSU, has recorded an 18% increase in its total income in FY 2016-17 compared to 2015-16. Despite severe competition from domestic and foreign consultancy companies, RITES recorded a PAT of around Rs.330 crores on a turnover of Rs.1508 crores, according to the provisional results…

PESB picked Sharma for CMD post in HCL

The public sector headhunter on May 29 selected Santosh Sharma (Director- Operations, HCL) for the post of CMD, Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL). As many as seven candidates were interviewed for the post namely; Anupam Anand (Director, Pers, HCL), Palash Goswami (Director- Finance, HPCL), Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharya (Director- Mining, HCL), Santosh…

Latest appointments: Updated @ 07:00 PM (29 May)

Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Adviser to Defence Minister, gets one year extension in service beyond 04 June 2017. (Updated: 29 May 2017 @ 07.00 PM) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ramesh Chander (IRS C&CE:1994), Director (Coordination) Dept of Revenue, prematurely repatriated to avail promotion benefits in cadre. (Updated: 29 May 2017 @ 07.00 PM)…

Eligibility for CMD, BCCL: Fresh hope for 04 directors

The PESB has issued clarifications on its website regarding the ‘job hopping’ clause. This follows on the heels of four Directors on the board of subsidiary companies of Coal India Ltd failing to get shortlisted for the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) CMD interview.  Reportedly, they were not shortlisted because…

CBDT panel to recommend ways for recovery of arrears 

The CBDT is reportedly examining the issue of expanding the scope of its policy of “naming and shaming” of tax defaulters by sharing such data with banks and credit-rating agencies. For this purpose, it has ordered the creation of a special committee to analyse the subject and review the existing…

Search begins for successors of Arundhati

The government has initiated the process of finding a new chief of State Bank of India (SBI) as Arundhati Bhattacharya’s extended term may end on October 6. The Department of Financial Services has reportedly communicated to Banks Board Bureau the emerging vacancies at the top level of PSU banks which…

PSBs slow down recovery of loans in FY17

Even as the RBI has been pushing for an action plan to implement the NPA (non-performing asset) ordinance, banks have reportedly been slow in taking legal recourse to recover bad loans in FY17. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may meet chiefs of PSBs in this regard on June 12. According to…

Demise of an unsung and vilified hero

  The lion, former DGP of Punjab Kunwar Pal Singh Gill, 82, is dead and gone. In life, for saving India and its Punjab from terrorists and their Pakistani handlers, the 1958 batch IPS officer had to go through the same kind of tirade which has been on display for…

The light that couldn’t be hid under the bushel

Sanjeev Chaturvedi (IFS:2002:UD) on 11th May 2017 secured an outstanding Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) rating of 9.5 out of 10 in his cadre state of Uttarakhand, but on 30th December 2016 he was given APAR rating of 01 out of 10 by a deplorable Union Minister in his capacity…

Ms. Kumar may soon move from President Sectt to Brussels

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Ms. Gaitri Kumar (IFS:1986) may soon move from President Secretariat to Brussels (Embassy of India, Belgium, Luxemburg & EU). The post fell vacant after Manjeev Singh Puri (IFS:1982) moved as Indian Ambassador to Nepal in March this year. Currently, Ms. Kumar serves as Social Secretary…

IT sleuths hunting down benamidars

The Income-tax Directorates of Investigation has identified more than 400 benami transactions up to 23 May 2017. These include deposits in bank accounts, plots of land, flat and jewelry. Provisional attachment of properties under the Act has been done in more than 240 cases. The market value of properties under…

President’s office not to have a new press secretary

  President Pranab Mukherjee’s press secretary, Venu Rajamony, a 1986 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, may take up his new assignment as the ambassador to the Netherlands next week. Keeping in view his next ambassadorial assignment the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on May 25 terminated the deputation with President…

GST e-way bill may be delayed

Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) chairman Navin Kumar reportedly fears that the crucial e-way bill may be delayed by six months even as trade and industry prepare for the rollout of the GST from July 1. He has reportedly said the draft rules are still to be discussed in…

PM opens a bridge that may distance people from Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday threw open the Rs 10,000 crore Dhola-Sadiya bridge on the Lohit river that will cut time by at least four hours to travel from one bank of Assam to another bank in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge would be of great help to the civil…

BHEL commissions 270 MW thermal unit in Maharashtra

State-run power equipment maker ‘Maharatna Company’ BHEL on May 25 commissioned a 270 megawatt (MW) thermal unit at Sinnar in Nashik district of Maharashtra. The newly commissioned unit is part of RattanIndia Nasik Power Ltd’s 5×270 MW thermal power project. It said that so far it has successfully commissioned 14…

DEA to go Telecom way; for now, no replacement for Das 

The NaMo administration doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to appoint the successor of Shaktikanta Das (IAS:1980:TN), the outgoing Secretary, Dept of Economic Affairs. Six days ahead of the completion of Das’ extended tenure, a Gujarat cadre 1982 batch IAS officer, Tapan Ray, was on Thursday given the additional…