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Category Archives: Know Your Administration (KYA)

Director of a CPSE placed under suspension

Indianmandarins had reported on November 09, 2016 that many top shots in Central PSUs were in the queue to face the music for their misdeeds, poor performance and lack-luster affair in business transactions which have been adding to the plights of Central PSUs for years. As part of the Namo…

Bokaro DC Ray initiates a green movement

The Bokaro district administration has worked out a plan to develop a natural forest cover outside the town over 103 acres of forest land which was cleared of encroachment last week on the direction of chief secretary Raj Bala Verma (IAS:1983:JH). The evacuated land is on the foot of Satanpur…

Scope saves energy and money

  The Scope has brought down energy consumption substantially in two of its towers at Lodhi Road and Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi.  These two Towers accommodate corporate and regional offices of 65 public sector enterprises.Director general U.D. Choubey said that during 2015-16, the savings in power consumption was 1.12 million…

A P Padhi is new Chief Secretary, Govt of Odisha

As ‘Indianmandarins’ anticipated in its reports dated November 06, 2015 Arvind Prasad Padhi (IAS:1983:OR) has been appointed Chief Secretary to the Government of Odisha. He will take over the charge form the outgoing CS, Gokul Chandra Pati (IAS:1978:OR), today evening. Earlier Padhi served as Principal Secretary to CM but after…

Delhi HC scolds govt on BIFR vacancies

  The snail’s pace of setting up National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), even as several top posts in the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction (BIFR) remain vacant, caused a huge embarrassment to the Modi Administration in Delhi High Court on Friday. These…

DOPT warns employees against going on strike today

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has warned central government employees against going on strike today, saying “there is no statutory provision empowering employees to go on strike”. In a circular, it informed the employees that they could lose wages and face disciplinary action for strike since “the right…

Kerala sees battle royale between DGP rank officers

It’s a battle royale. It’s a battle between two DGP rank officers. And, of course, it shows no sign of abating. The differences of opinion between Kerala DGP T P Senkumar and DGP-rank officer Jacob Thomas over corruption in State Congress government has taken a new turn after the former…

Setback to U’khand Govt, Centre holds reappointment of CS void

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has termed the reappointment of Rakesh Sharma as Chief Secretary of the Uttarakhand government as “without competence and void” since it violates the rules and regulations framed under the All-India Services Act 1951. As mentioned in an earlier story of Indianmanadarins, Sharma retired…

AIS officers to lose job for going on unathorized leave

Officials from All India Services such as IAS and IPS, Indian Forest Service and others, may lose their job if they fail to report to duty for more than a month after the sanctioned period of leave, study leave or foreign assignment. The DoPT has already started working on this…

IIS cadre- restructuring plan shot down

The Cabinet Secretariat has shot down the proposal of the I&B Ministry to create two more posts of Principal Director Generals for the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers. This followed representation by two DG level officers not to discriminate among them. At the moment, the IIS has one top post…

MHA has 05 JS posts to offer, 01 more expected soon

‘Indianmandarins’ learns that currently Union Home Ministry has at least 06 JS rank posts to offer. Two posts of Jt Secretary; JS (UT) & JS (North East) have already fallen vacant vice Rakesh Singh (IAS:1989:KN) and Shambhu Singh (IAS:1986:MT) respectively. Another post of JS (Police-II) recently fell vacant when Shailesh…

Md Jamshed (IRTS:1979) to be GM (OL), North Frontier Railway

IRTS officer Mohammad Jamshed (IRTS:1979) is being appointed as General Manager (Open-line) North Frontier Railway. In the month of February this year he was appointed Additional Member (Communication & Information System). Prior to that Jamshed served with Railway Board as Adviser (C&IS). He also served as Chief Operating Manager, Northern…

Hitting NaMo where it does not hurt him at all

A small faction of media has been out on prowl once again to throw filth at the NaMo administration and drive a wedge between the Prime Minister and his Council of Ministers. Two latest stories will prove the point. First, a rumour was spread last week-end that Additional Secretary in…

Prashant Nikam is back to MHA as Director (RR)

Having spent over a year in London School of Economics and Cranfield University (UK) Prashant Nikam is back to MHA as Director (Risk Reduction), Disaster Managent Division. In his new stint with MHA he has replaced Sanjay Agarawal (IDES:1988) who was appointed as Director, CVC on May 07, 2015. While…

Faces of PESB on 28 Sept; all new except one! 

Even though the Modi Govt has exhibited the advanced succession planning at least in the case of PESB; the top officials across country’s PSUs are curious to see (almost) new composition of PESB appointed by the new regime at Centre except one; R Gopalan who has tenure April 2016. ‘Indianmandarins’…

Saving the ‘Maharatna’ status: Govt set to revise parameters

Once giant, many public sector units including SAIL, are fast turning into a dwarf. In a bid to save ‘Maharatna’ status of many PSUs and investors’ sentiment the Modi Government is all set to revise the financial parameters and performance parameters shortly. Many PSUs are facing the real risk of losing…

Finally Hy Govt promotes Sanjiv Chaturvedi as Director

The whistle-blower officer and Magsaysay Award winner Sanjeev Chaturvedi (IFS:2002:HY), now Uttarakhand cadre officer, has finally been promoted from Deputy Secretary to Director by the Government of Haryana. As usual the former AIIMS CVO gets his long-standing due. The Central Administrative Tribunal had set the deadline (August 24) for Haryana…

04 Secretary rank posts on offer amid 06 IAS (1980 & 81) waiting their turn

Amid four Secretary level posts on offer this month at least 03 IAS officers belonging to 1981 batch are keenly waiting for their turn to be posted as Secretary. In addition there are at least three officers from 1980 batch who are aspiring for better and appropriate lateral shifts as…

BSF tipped to get 04 new posts of ADG in cadre review 

The proposed cadre review of Border Security Force (BSF) may involve creation of four news posts in ADG rank. Reportedly, two newly created posts may be ear-marked for BSF cadres and the rest may be encadred for IPS officers. The proposal for four new ADG posts together with 26 new…

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