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Category Archives: Facts & Facets

Rao gets additional charge of Republic of Estonia

Vani Sarraju Rao (IFS:1994), presently Ambassador of India to Finland, has been given the additional charge of functionaing as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Estonia, with residence in Helsinki (Finland). She is expected to take up his new assignment shortly. Rao was named Ambassador of India to Finland…

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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…

Probe ordered into UP IGP role in securing release of criminal

The UP government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the alleged role of a State IGP in securing the release of a key accused in last year’s Nabha jailbreak for monetary consideration. The inquiry was ordered following a discussion between CM Yogi Adityanath and DGP Sulkhan Singh and principal home…

Mazumdar given additional charge of Palau

Jaideep Mazumdar (IFS:1989), presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Philippines, has been given the additional charge of functioning as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Palau, with residence in Manila (Philippines). He is expected to take up his new assignment shortly. Mazumdar was named Ambassador of India…

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…

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…

PESB picks Nakra for CMD, EIL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board on Tuesday recommended Jagdish Chander Nakra, Director (Project), EIL, for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Engineers India Limited (EIL). Nakra will replace Sanjay Gupta, the incumbent director, who will retire on October 31st this year. Altogether eight members appeared before PESB for the…

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…

Gadkari sets banks’ fears at rest in road financing

Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari has sought to assuage the apprehension of banks about funding road projects as most of the roadblocks to the projects from taking off have been cleared. He pointed out that the ministry’s arm, NHAI, has the wherewithal to raise money and…

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…

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