NEWS No post-poll alliance with BSP or any party in UP: Amit Shah
NEWS AAI pays Rs 560 cr to govt as interim dividend
NEWS Coal scam: Court allows Naveen Jindal to travel abroad
NEWS Benami assets: I-T books 230 cases
NEWS Kin of rail mishap victim to get Rs 30 lakh compensation
NEWS Cattle haats along Bangla border a source of smuggling : BSF
NEWS TDS default: I-T dept issues over 850 prosecution notices
NEWS Uproar in Guj Assembly as Cong MLA questions KG Basin spend
NEWS Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve
NEWS No plans to introduce Rs 1,000 notes: Says Govt
NEWS China extends invitation to WB CM Mamata Banerjee
NEWS Economic blockade will not impact Manipur poll process: CEC
NEWS Poaching menace: Shoot-at-sight orders at Corbett reserve
NEWS Guidelines needed for rehabilitation of mentally ill:SC
NEWS 4th phase polling in UP on 23 Feb: 12 districts, 53 Assembly seats
NEWS S Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM
NEWS Telangana CM offers Rs 5cr gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara
NEWS Islamic court legalises ‘test tube babies’ in Pakistan
NEWS NASA telescope detects possible dark matter signals
NEWS Flat buyers can directly approach NCDRC: SC
NEWS Amnesty International criticises India’s sedition law
NEWS India can develop space station, says ISRO chief

Category Archives: Gossip-gallery

Three IAS officers in running to become PS to Power Minister

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that as many as three IAS officers, belonging to 2002, 2003 and 2004 batch, are in running to become PS to Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal. The post virtually fell vacant after Shantanu Gotmare (IAS:2004:AM), PS to Piyush Goyal, was on 09th February appointed to the…

HLC constituted to resolve HR issues of IRS C&CE

The NaMo administration is believed to have constituted a High-level-committee to resolve the long pending HR issues related to IRS Customs & Central Excise. Reportedly, the five-member committee met first on 10th of February in the evening – the day IRS C&CE Association met the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley…

What’s wrong with the EC?

No one in the Nirvachan Sadan knows Tamil and this has prevented the EC from initiating appropriate action in the recent high-voltage TN political affairs. The Election Commission issued V K Sasikala a notice just last week, even though complaints regarding her elevation as AIADMK’s interim general secretary had started…

Maharatna CMD regularized by default; Min kept following procedure

A CMD of a Maharatna completed one year on 31st December 2016 which required his performance appraisal and approval by the ministry for confirmation. The department moved the file. Since, accidentally, some officers in the chain of command were on leave, the completion of the process was delayed. By the…

Prabhu and Jaitley at war 

Jaitley wants to collect the annual dividends that the railways receive from the 14 central public sector units (CPSUs) under its purview. Prabhu is not amused as the saving on dividend payments to the MoF was one of the biggest arguments made in favor of scrapping the separate Rail Budget….

National security matters as much for HM as his morning prayers

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is known to be a highly religious man. But little is known he is particularly regular about two things every morning. Whatever the exigencies of the mundane world, he does his 40-minute puja every morning everywhere. Another thing he is religious about reviewing the national security…

Nadda gets different treatment in different states

Health Minister J P Nadda’s weekend visit to two northeastern states was marked by contrast in the protocol. In Guwahati, his inauguration of a cancer hospital was duly attended by CM Sarbananda Sonowal and minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. However, in neighboring Tripura, both CM Manik Sarkar and the chief secretary stayed…

Chief Secretaryship: Officers investing in future

Fearing a move by his peers to deny him a shot at chief secretaryship in case Capt. Amarinder Singh becomes the chief minister, through the filing of an appeal against the CAT order, senior Punjab IAS officer Himmat Singh (IAS:1980:PB) filed a caveat in the High Court and CAT on…

Sujata Mehta (Secy, West) tipped for Member, UPSC

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the outgoing Secretary (West) in MEA, Ms Sujata Mehta (IFS:1980), has been appointed as Member, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). An official announcement is expected shortly. Reportedly, she will take over the charge at UPSC on 22nd February. It is interesting to know that 45…

Will Sahay (IPS) be recalled prematurely from UN assignment?

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Vivek Sahay, a 1988 batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre, may be recalled prematurely from United Nations assignment. Currently Sahay is posted as Senior Police Adviser (UNIOGBIS) at United Nations Integrated Peace Building Office in Ginea Bissau. Prior to his appointment for UN assignment he…

Secretary and Additional Secretary at loggerheads?

  The gossip has been doing round the corners which is something IAS Vs IAS. One Secretary and an Additional Secretary (who is close to the Minister as well) are not getting along. Both officers are from the same cadre, yet they are pulling in opposite directions. The AS has…

Avoidable embarrassments

The HRD ministry is brazenly riding the embarrassment it has heaped upon itself by issuing record show cause notices to eight vice-chancellors of central universities on charges of financial and administrative irregularities. Besides former Delhi University V-C Dinesh Singh, against whom the ministry could not prove any of its charges,…

Railways facing a googly

The Railways is said to be leaving no stone unturned in dealing with a Lok Sabha debate to be initiated by a leader who was one of its own until a few years ago. Former minister of state Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has given a notice for discussion under Rule 184…

Nripendra Mishra leaning heavily on Nilekani?

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Principal Secretary to PM Nripendra Mishra has been leaning heavily on Nandan Nilekani to help him with digital payments issues in particular and the larger issues of digitalizing India. Sources say another reason for their increased interaction could be the corporate governing…

TV Channel lodges complaint against CMD of Miniratna CPSE

One doesn’t know what powers him, but this CMD of a mini Ratna CPSE has always come out with flying colors even if he gets trapped in controversies. The latest one is a complaint by a leading TV news channel against this official for his alleged acts of omission and…

ACC’s U-turn over the post of DG, VV Giri National Labour Institute  

It is learnt that the Appointment Committee of Cabinet has taken a U-turn over its previous decision to fill the post of DG, V V Giri National Labour Institute (Min of Labour). The DG post is a Non-CSS JS equivalent post which is filled through selection by a screening committee…

Incredible popularity of a TN judge

In TN, legal fraternity has closed its ranks to demand elevation of Justice N Paul Vasanthakumar’s which was earlier presumed to be only a matter of time. With his superannuation timeline approaching, ardent admirers of the Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir high court point out how he had disposed…

Politics of convenience

Although NaMo has broken it, it’s become a tradition between Congress and BJP politicians to maintain friendly and cordial relations. Madhya Pradesh is a case in point. For instance, Kamal Nath, who’s now nobody, has had a large ministerial bungalow in Bhopal, facing the chief minister’s residence, for two decades….

Richard enjoying his parents land

President Donald Trump’s fiat that all former appointees not only quit their posts but also vacate their official accommodations within two days after his inauguration made US ambassador to India Richard Verma look for a private accommodate in Delhi. That’s because his children are in the middle of their school…