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HK Jain appointed Ambassador to Slovakia

Harsh Kumar Jain (IFS: 1993) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic. Currently, he serves as the Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan. Earlier, he served at Indian Missions in Moscow (1995-1996), Kiev (1997-1998), St. Petersburg (1999-2002), London (2004-2007), and Kathmandu (2007-2011). At the MEA…

Review empanelment of 1984 & 85 batch IAS soon: 34 names under consideration afresh

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Review Committee headed by former CVC Pratyush Sinha (IAS:1969:BH)  on 14 September sat together to examine the eligibility of 1985 batch IAS officers for Secretary-level empanelment in Govt of India. Reportedly, the committee on 04 September had a brain-storming session on empanelment of 1984…

Adhia, Pandey and Kumar attending GSTN meeting

  Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia, GSTN Chairman Ajay Bhushan Pandey, and GSTN CEO Prakash Kumar are attending a meeting of Group of State Ministers set up to examine the technical glitches faced by the Goods and Services Tax Network. The meeting is taking place in Bengaluru on September 16. The…

HSL asks for financial package

Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) has sent a proposal to the central government for financial restructuring, according to LV Sarat Babu, Chairman and Managing Director. Even though the public sector shipyard’s performance has been satisfactory in recent times, it is burdened with accumulated losses and is, therefore, finding itself in a…

13 IPS officers shifted in UP

13 IPS officers have been transferred in Uttar Pradesh are as follows; S K Mathur posted as ADG (Training) PHQ; Rajiv Krishna posted as ADG, Police Training College, Moradabad; Sujit Pandey, IG/Direct, Telecommunication; L V Antony Devkumar posted as IG, Training PG college Moradabad; Dr Manoj Tiwari as DIG, DGP…

N L Sharma selected for CMD, SJVNL

The public sector headhunter on September 15 selected Nand Lal Sharma, Director (Personnel), SJVN Ltd., for the post of Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN Limited (SJVNL); a post which is scheduled to fall vacant on November 30 this year. Altogerther seven candidates had appeared before the public sector headhunter for…

Two more Non-Official Directors in BPCL & PFC

The NaMo Administration cleared the appointment of Non-Official Directors on the Boards of two state owned companies; Dr. Tamilsai Soundarajan was named for BPCL whereas Ms Gauri Chaudhary for Power Finance Corporation.

Arunachal asks for home cadre of IAS and IPS officers

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu has requested the central government to create a separate IAS and IPS Cadre for the state. Currently, the state is under the combined AGMUT cadre which is a joint cadre for serving Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and all the Union Territories. Following a meeting with…

Major IPS reshuffle in TN

The Tamil Nadu government on September 14, 2017, effected a major reshuffle of IPS officers. Sangaram Jangid (IPS:1985:TN), Additional Director General of Police, Economic Offences, Wing, Chennai, has been transferred on promotion as Director General of Police/Chief Vigilance Officer of Metropolitan Transport Corporation Limited, Chennai Division. J K Tripathy (IPS:1985:TN),…

Dr M Ravi Kanth received ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ 2017

Dr. M Ravi Kanth (IAS:1986:KL) CMD HUDCO, received ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ 2017’, from President of India, on Hindi Diwas. HUDCO received the award under the CPSE category, for its contribution in promoting the use of Hindi as official language.

Suggested Readings

Why CBI? Upgrade, reform police forces (DC: 14 September 2017) The bureaucracy is ailing (The Telegraph: 14 September 2017) ————————————————————————————————————————————————- A cosmetic corporatisation will do nothing to improve Doordarshan or AIR (HT: 12 January 2017) ————————————————————————————————————————————————-Sea of Opportunities awaits fishermen, industries (The New Indian Express: 26 December 2016) ————————————————————————————————————————————————-Combating China’s…

SAIL goes rural also

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The state owned steel company SAIL appears to have adopted ‘think globally and act locally’ as its marketing strategy these days. It has mounted a nation-wide campaign SAIL steel – “Gaon ki ore” which is aimed at boosting steel consumption in the country. This has started to reflect positively on…

MHA issues circular: No medals for fat and corrupt police officers

Listen IPS officers and other police ranks: You may not be considered for honours such as the President’s police medals if you have accumulated too much fat on your body and smack of indulging in corruption also. Good health and good reputation are no longer a liability. According to an…

CBDT and MCA sign MoU to monitor shell companies

The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) and the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) have signed a MoU to share data and information to keep tabs on the activities of shell companies and curb money laundering. The memorandum of understanding was signed between CBDT and the corporate affairs ministry on…

Debroy may be appointed as Chairman of PM’s EAC

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy may soon quit his post. Reportedly unhappy over some recent developments, Debroy has already put in his papers. However, in view of his stature as an economist, he may soon be appointed as the Chairman of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory…

Is the ‘showman’ spoiling the show?

Change has been the hallmark of the NaMo administration ever since it came into being in the summer of 2014. Those who adapted to the change in style of the functioning of the NDA administration have flourished; those who didn’t were dropped by the roadside. In early 2015, a new…

26 IAS officers empanelled as Jt Secretary (GoI)

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet on 13 Sept cleared the empanelment of 26 IAS officers (2000 batch) to hold Joint Secretary posts in Govt of India. They are:

PMO: Somanathan’s repatriation still arouses curiosity

Over a month has passed when Dr. T V Somanathan (IAS:1987:TN) moved from the PMO to his cadre state of Tamil Nadu. But speculations are still alive as to the reason of his repatriation. It may be noted that he had replaced his batch-mate B V R Subramanyam (IAS:CG:1987) in…

PESB early hours’ surprise; makes recommendation for CWC Dir (Fin) 

  It has been a common pattern that all top executives start looking at PESB website from 3 PM onwards to learn about its recommendations for Board-level positions in Central PSUs. So it is probably for the first time in the last couple of years that the public sector headhunter (PESB) had…

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