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Category Archives: Know your Government (KYG)

Shripal appointed as Principal Commissioner, DDA

Shripal (IFS:1986:KL) has been appointed as Principal Commissioner (Joint Secretary level), Delhi Development Authority under the Ministry of Urban Development. He replaces Dayanand Kataria (IAS:1989:TN) who has been with DDA since September, 2012.  

Dinesh Kumar replaces S Chopra as JS, Agri Cooperation & Farmers Welfare

In his first-ever stint in Govt of India (under central deputation), Dinesh Kumar (IAS:1996:RJ) has got the opportunity to serve as Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare vice Sanjeev Chopra (IAS:WB:1985). Presently He is serving in the state as Sectary, Public Health Engineering Department, Govt of Rajasthan…

India’s ‘nation brand’ valuation skyrockets 32 per cent

  India has moved one rank higher to become the world’s seventh most-valued “nation brand”. Its brand value increased the most by a whopping 32 percent in the last one year to $2.1 billion, according to a report of global consultants Brand Finance that specializes in brand valuation and the…

Surana may succeed Ms Vasudeva as CMD, HPCL on 01 Apr 2016

PESB has selected M K Surana (CEO, HPCL) for the post of CMD, HPCL. As many as 13 candidates appeared for the interview today whereas only nine had appeared in previous interview. PESB had not found any of the candidates suitable for post which was held on August 06, 2015….

V M Kwatra (IFS:88) appointed as OSD in PMO

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) appoints Indian Foreign Service officer Vinay Mohan Kwatra (IFS:1988) as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Prime Minister Office (PMO). Kwatra is presently posted in MEA HQ (AMS division) and deals with North and South America. In his new stint Kwatra (a Joint…

Who will be new Steel Secretary; Ms Sunderarajan, Gauba or a dark horse?  

  Power corridors are abuzz that Ms Aruna Sunderrajan’s (IAS:1982:KL) name is being considered for the coveted post of Secretary, Ministry of Steel. Presently she is serving as Administrator (Secretary Equivalent), Universal Service Obligation, Department of Telecommunications. Name of Rajiv Gauba (IAS:1982:JH), Chief Secretary to the Govt of Jharkhand, is…

Mookerjee will be next FC (Railways) & Ex-officio Secretary (GoI)

‘Indianmandarins’ reliably learns that Sanjoy Mookerjee (IRAS:1978) is all set to be appointed as Financial Commissioner (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. Presently Mookerjee is heading the Railway Staff College, Vadodra and is designated as General Manager, National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR). In his new stint…

Four Secretaries (GoI) superannuating on Sept 30; who will be new Steel Secretary?

As many as four Secretaries (Govt of India) are all set to superannuation on September 30 namely; Rakesh Singh (IAS:1978:PB), R Vijay Kumar (IAS:1978:TN), Gurdial Singh Sandhu (IAS:1979:RJ) and Rajeev Takru (IAS:1979:GJ). These four officers have set the stage for senior IAS officers waiting in the wings to grab the…

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…

A tribute to ‘A P J Adbul Kalam’: JUST CLICK

A tribute to former President of India A P J Adbul Kalam

No decision on appointment of CVC, CIC; selection expected next week

The Prime Minister Modi led selection committees could not arrive at a decision on the appointment of chiefs of Central Information Commission (CIC) and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). There will be another meeting on the issue shortly. The meeting was convened at the Prime Minister’s residence and was attended by…

Tathagata Roy takes oath as Tripura Governor

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Tathagata Roy on took oath as the Governor of Tripura in Agartala. Roy replaces Padmanabh Balkrishna Acharya, who is also the Governor of Nagaland. He is the 16th Governor of the state. The Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, Deepak Gupta, administered the oath…

V Shanmuganthan sworn in as Governor of Meghalaya

Mr. V Shanmuganthan, was sworn in as the Governor of Meghalaya at a ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shillong. Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Uma Nath Singh administered the oath. Meghalaya was without a permanent governor for over four months. Keshari Nath Tripathi, the West Bengal…

NITI Aayog’s website launched

Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, launched the beta version NITI Aayog website today. The website can be accessed on the following url: The website provides details of the constitution, functions and current activities of the NITI Aayog. The reports prepared by the institution in its initial stages…

CLICK HERE to listen to Prime Minister’s “Mann Ki Baat”

Prime Minister has said India is with Nepal during this hour of crisis and grief. In his broadcast on All India Radio in the Maan ki Baat, Mr. Narendra Modi has pledged India’s whole-hearted assistance to Nepal and said Nepal’s pain is India’s pain. Sharing his pain over a series…

CLICK HERE & WATCH: PM confered awards on Civil Services Day

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi conferred Awards (on 21 April 2015) to winners of outstanding initiatives in Public Administration for the years 2012–13 and 2013-14. Today he urged civil servants to maintain a positive outlook, convert adversity into opportunity, and strive towards perfection. A number of outstanding initiatives in Public Administration in three…

HUDCO registers excellent performance under M R Kanth regime

Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO), the premier techno-financing CPSE under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has posted an impressive Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 777 crores (provisional). In the field of urban infrastructure projects, HUDCO has sanctioned 121 projects for  loan amount of  RS. 14,426…

CBEC to set up Directorate of Taxpayer Services; towards customer friendly image

In the image makeover bid to make the organisation customer friendly, the CBEC has decided to come up with Directorate of Taxpayer Services an exclusive wing to have a better connect with taxpayers. The current fiscal is being celebrated as the Year of Taxpayer Services. Pursuing the recommendation of Tax…

Bibek Debroy mantra for Railways development

A panel-led by economist Bibek Debroy recommended bringing private investments in railways but with a government control over the organisation. The committee has prepared a seven-year long roadmap for the overall development of this transport monolith into government-owned special purpose vehicle. To make working and functioning of Railways better it…

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