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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…

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…

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