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SAIL lays down roadmap for recovery

Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) has said that it has prepared a roadmap to turn profitable. In an official statement, the company said it will set an earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) target for the next two to three years. In a communication to employees, Chairman…

Hold it, do whatever you like but don’t break order

Promoting merit is one thing; breaking the hierarchy in the name of merit is open to questioning. Of course, it’s the fundamental right of the political dispensation to pick up and employ civil servants of its choice; but this right can’t be exercised at the cost of breaking the hierarchy…

DeMo nets excess deposts of Rs 2.8-3.3 lakh crore

  Excess deposits in the range of Rs 2.8-4.3 lakh crore accrued to the banking system during the demonetization period, with unusual cash deposits in specific accounts, which were usually less active, estimated to be in the range of Rs 1.6-1.7 lakh crore, according to a study conducted by Reserve…

Several names floating for seven gubernatorial positions

The government is in the process of filling several vacant posts of governors which are currently being managed by governors of other states as additional responsibility. Several names are said to have been under consideration for Governorship. Among them figure the names of former Congress leader S M Krishna who…

SAIL records 26% turnover growth but profit declines

Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) registered a turnover of Rs 12,860 crore in the first quarter of FY18 posting a growth of 26 percent over the turnover of Rs 10,180 crore achieved in the corresponding period last year. In the same quarter, the total sales volume at 3.028 million…

PESB to re-advertise the post of Dir (System Ops) POSOCO

The public sector headhunter (PESB) could not find any suitable candidate for the post of Director (System Operation) POSOCO. PESB interviewed as many as six candidates for the post but it decided to see more candidates. It is now expected that the post will be re-advertise soon. Of six candidates…

Telecom sector: IMG considering several options

The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) on the telecom sector does not feel the necessity of tweaking policies but is considering several proposals to mitigate the pains of the industry. Since financials of the sector are showing signs of improvement, the government may like to wait and watch the results before changing…

Panwar (IAS) took VRS & appointed CEO the same day

A latest decision of Uttarakhand Govt has set a new precedent  and has become an apt ‘case study’ regarding All India Service. A 1991 batch Uttarakhand IAS officer, Dr Umakant Panwar, applied for VRS on August 03 which the state govt straightaway accepted on August 10. However, the same day,…

Suicide of a young IAS officer shocks one and all

The alleged suicide committed by a 2012-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, Mukesh Kumar Pandey, has shocked his colleagues and peers. Their shock was as intense as the one they felt after the murder/death of another IAS officer Anurag Tiwari (belonging to the Karnataka cadre) months ago on the street of…

379 IAS officers are yet to file IPRs for 2016

A total of 379 IAS officers have not filed their immovable property returns (IPRs) for the year 2016, according to information tabled in Parliament on June 10. The IPRs for the last year were to be filed by January 31, 2017. “Out of 5,004 officers as per civil list 2017, as on date…

Srivastava selected for Dir (HR) SAIL

Atul Srivastava (ED, SAIL) on August 10 selected for the post of Director (HR) Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). Subject to the requisite clearances and ACC approval Srivastava will replace Dr N Mohapatra in SAIL who retired on June 30 this year. Nine candidates had appeared before PESB today…

Parliamentary committee calls for ‘rule-based’ 360 degree appraisal system

  The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice has observed that, though the present system of 360 degree evaluation is improvement over the previous one, it suffers from “an element of subjectivity” and also causes “an element of fear as peer and subordinates will also…

Agarwal selected for Dir (Market Operation) POSOCO

The Public Sector Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) on Aug 09 selected Praveen Kumar Agarwal (GM, POSOCO) for the post of Director (Market Operation) Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO); a fully independent CPSE (under Ministry of Power). POSOCO, carved out from PGCIL on 03rd January 2017, has five board-level positions which…

Subbarao tipped for Secretary to VP; Yuvaraj & Satya for PS & OSD

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that I V Subbarao (Retd IAS:1979:AP) is all set to be appointed as Secretary to M Venkaiah Naidu, the newly elected Vice President of India. Further Dr N Yuvaraj (IAS:2005:AP) and Satya (a private person) may be appointed as PS and OSD to VP respectively. Subbarao…

Tenure of Jt Intelligence Committee Chairman extended

The NaMo administration on Tuesday extended the tenure of Ravindra Narayanan Ravi (Retd IPS:1976:KL) for a period of one year. Ravi, the incumbent Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) was appointed to this post in August 2014 for a period of three years, on contract on re-employment basis. His tenure…

Spl Dir, ED: Selection Committee meeting postponed, 05 remain in race

The meeting of the Selection Committee to fill the post of Special Director, Enforcement Directorate, was postponed which was scheduled to be held on 08 August. Reportedly, six officers were initially shortlisted which included an IAS officer but later his name was removed from the panel. As of now, altogether…

Five more CVOs appointed

The NaMo administration on Tuesday cleared the appointment of five CVOs. Of five CVOs four are at the level of Director whereas one at the level of Joint Secretary. It may be noted that in last 12 days NaMo administration cleared the appointment of 16 CVOs. On July 26 and…

13 CSS officers empanelled as Jt Secretary (GoI)

As Indianmandarins had reported on 31 March 2017 (Weblink below) thirteen officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) were on 04 August 2017 empanelled to hold Joint Secretary rank posts in Govt of India. These CSS officers were promoted as Director in 2011. Officers empanelled as JS are; Rubina Ali, Nita…

Scope and WB hold workshop on procurement practices

The Standing Conference of Public Enterprises 9Scope), in association with the World Bank, organized a two-day program on the “Best Practices in Procurement” on June 8 in New Delhi. In his welcome address, Dr. U. D. Choubey, Director General, SCOPE acknowledged the role of digitalization in procurement processes which has reduced the…

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