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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…

Monkeys play with mouse in Nirman Bhawan

Officials of Nirman Bhawan have been wondering over a bizarre incident on September 21. After the weekend, when they returned to their office, they found windows of three rooms on two floors broken and a boulder inside one of the rooms. No one has been able to figure out whether it…

Bharat Petroleum set to get Maharatna status

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is poised to become a Maharatna company. Presently it has a Navratna status. The decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status was taken by a panel headed by Cabinet secretary and an announcement to this effect may be made soon. BPCL will be the eighth Central…

Is Amit Shah avoiding unemployed youth?

Speculations are rife as to why BJP president Amit Shah allowed only select young professionals such as engineers, doctors, lawyers and professors, and the students pursuing MBA and commerce courses as the participating audience for his Adikham Gujarat Yuva Townhall event targeting the youth in Gujarat. The youths involved in…

Fly on the wall: Exceeding the brief

Some of the investigating officers (IOs) exceed their brief from time to time. Recently, a case to this effect surfaced. An IO issued a questionnaire to a senior IAS officer, currently Secretary to the government of India, on a certain issue during his tenure as additional secretary in some different…

RLDA and NBCC sign MoU to smarten up 10 Rly stations

  Ten railway stations may get a smart treatment over the next few years. For this purpose, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) and National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) signed a MoU on Friday in the presence of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu and Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. These stations are Tirupati,…

The eagle sees everything

Usually, a feedback is taken for a purpose and once it is through the matter ends. But sometimes it has other dimensions as well. Recently, a Joint Secretary’s central deputation tenure was extended. The minister concerned and ‘the senior most official’ of the ministry were asked from the office of…

Kiran’s intrepid ways earn her enemies in Puducherry

A question that has been persistently asked in the corridors of power is whether Kiran Bedi has been exceeding her briefs as LG of Puducherry. There is no doubt that she is a strong personality and intrepid in her deeds. Delhi police department, as well as the places where she…

Nitish’s games

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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s able assistants like KC Tyagi and Sharad Yadav feel sidelined these days. On Tuesday, as part of his tactics to keep his arch rival Lalu Prasad on toes all the time, the Bihar CM hosted a dinner party for his old BJP friends. This boosted the…

Murmur in Congress against Tharoor

  A section of the Congress is said to be annoyed with Shashi Tharoor as some people have started a signature campaign that in 2019 he should be projected as the Congress’s prime ministerial candidate. While Tharoor has kept a discreet distance from the ‘Induct Tharoor’ campaign, he recently wrote…

Congress’s magic alphabet

‘A’ seems to be a lucky alphabet for the Punjab Congress. The names of its top guns who powered the Congress to victory start with ‘A’ – be it CM-designate Amarinder Singh, AICC general secretary in-charge Asha Kumari, campaign committee chief Ambika Soni and candidate selection panel head Ashok Gehlot….

Tarnishing an officer’s image doesn’t always work

Days after the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet cleared the appointment of P K Purwar to the post of CMD, Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, the power corridors are abuzz with news of an ongoing inter-service rivalry. Indianmandarins has learnt that Purwar’s rivals left no stone unturned and filed a complaint…

Job-related stress takes its toll

As many as four senior Gujarat-cadre officers are said to have developed lifestyle stress – all of them at the same time towards the end of February. One of the senior most officers S K Nanda (Retd IAS:1978: cardio-vascularGJ), currently Member of the advisory committee of the NDMA, recently underwent…

Swamy’s bloomers

Subramanian Swamy (SS) is a hero of many political battles. Even though he has lost some of them, his immense intellectual capability and die hard attitude strike fear in the heart and mind of his opponents. But there is good news for his opponents because SS is seen to be…

Decision on FC post resonates in Railway Board

Railway Board’s Financial Commissioner Shehzad Shah’s (IRAS:1980) VRS w.e.f 27 February 2017 – one day before his retirement – has taken one and all by surprise. There was further surprise in store when the additional charge of Financial Commissioner was given to B B Verma (IRAS:1980) who currently serves as…

Habits really die hard

The additional PS to a cabinet minister has been steadily going around tarnishing the image of his master. Not only does he not take calls from important party and Sangh functionaries, he has also been deliberate in not responding to calls from MPs who want better coordination, like their party…

Ratnaprabha pitches for Delhi posting

Having failed to become the state chief secretary in October last year, 1981 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, Ms K Ratnaprabha, is pitching for a posting at the center as she has almost one year in hand to retire. But she seems to be her own greatest enemy. While…

New Sebi chief’s tenure puzzle solved

Ajay Tyagi (IAS:1984:HP), Additional Secretary (Investment) DEA, was appointed next SEBI Chief for five years term on 10 February 2017. Even as people were surprised over Tyagi’s appointment, they were overtaken by more surprise when on 17 Feb the announced tenure for new Sebi chief was shortened from five yrs…

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…

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