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Justice Mrs Ranjana P Desai is retiring on 29 Oct

Justice Mrs Ranjana P Desai

Supreme Court Justice Mrs Ranjana Prakash Desai, the senior most Judge, is retiring on 29 October. Having earned a name by herself in profession she is also famously known to be the daughter of eminent criminal layer of the country; Mr S G Samant. She was elevated as Judge of…

Jairam to chair ‘Future Earth Engagement Committee’

Jairam Ramesh, Former Union Minister

Jairam Ramesh, former Union Minister for Rural Development, has been designated to chair ‘Future Earth Engagement Committee’; a global research platform panel on sustainable development. A joint initiative of global institutions, UNEP, UNESCO & World Meteorological Organization (WMO), will be offering knowledge and support to speed up the transformations to…

32 IPS officers empanelled for ADG; AM & UP cadres get maximum

1984 batch IPS empanelled for ADG, GoI

Even though a set of factors and variables play crucial roles in the empanelment process of IPS officers to the rank of ADG in Government of India; one may like to observe that Assam-Meghalaya (05 IPS officers) & UP (04 IPS officers) cadres have got maximum number of officers empanelled…

CIC post advertised; Vijay Sharma deprived of CIC Chief

Central Information Commission

In yet another move to break the convention new government at centre has made its approach clear while advertising the top post of CIC, Govt of India. Conventionally the senior most Information Commissioner used to be appointed as Chief of Central Information Commissioner. DoPT, the nodal ministry for RTI matters,…

Headless BCAS & security threats to aviation sector

Civil Aviation

Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, designated to strengthen the civil aviation sector of the country, is headless since October 2012. After G S Malhi (IPS: 1974: HY) retired on October 31, 2012 as BCAS Commissioner, Bibhuti Bhushan Dash (IPS: 1987: WB), Jt Commissioner of BCAS, has been carrying out the…

Search sets off for new CBI Chief; 06 names on track


The search for suitable officer as befitting new CBI Chief is going to be a challenging chapter for the new government at centre. Ranjit Sinha, the incumbent Director CBI, is set to complete his two years tenure on December 02 this year. The search process sets off as government is…

Mitash is OSD, DEA; gets 11 more months at centre

Nilaya Mitash, IAS: 1991: KN

Right before Deepawali the Govt of India gave Nilaya Mitash (IAS: 1991: KN) opportunity for few more months to serve at centre. The CCA approved his appointment as OSD (in the rank of JS) with Department of Economic Affairs under Union Ministry for Finance. The Joint Secretary rank officer was…

After Swaraj; Maneka gets private person as OSD

Anand Lal Chaudhary has been appointed as OSD to Maneka Sanjay Gandhi; Union Minister for Women & Child Development. Few days back Satish Chandra Gupta, a private person, was appointed as PS to Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj.

‘Achchey Din’ for whistleblower IAS officer Khemka?

Ashok Khemka IAS: 1991: HY

Riding on the wave of Modi’s popularity the outstanding victory for BJP in Haryana is expected to bring ‘Achchey Din’ for Ashok Khemka (IAS: HY: 1991), the whistle-blower IAS of Haryana. Having emerged as front-runner for CM post Manohar Lal Khattar is known for his warmth for whistleblower officers. Power…

Two top posts downgraded from AS to JS

Posts downgraded

In a fresh order Government of India has temporarily downgraded two Additional Secretary rank posts to the rank of Joint Secretary. They are; Additional Secretary, DoPT vice Bhaskar Khulbe (IAS: 1983: WB) who got inducted into PMO recently and the post Secretary, CVC previously held by Kapil Dev Tripathy (IAS:…

Gupta is PS to Foreign Minister, special provision for Swaraj?


Appointment of Satish Chandra Gupta as PS to Sushma Swaraj speaks louder than the orders issued. Gupta, a private person, has been appointed as PS to the Union Minister for External Affairs at Director level but louder is the fact that he has been given relaxation in upper age limit…

Major changes in bureaucracy- new role for 11 IAS officers


In yet another astonishing move Narendra Modi Government has appointed and relocated as many as 11 top level IAS officers in one go. Appointment and le-location of officers are; K K Sharma (IAS: UT: 1983) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development vice A B Joshi (IPoS)….

Rawat & Mehrishi ruled out for Cabinet Secretary; who next?

Cabinet Secretariat

The recent reshuffle in the top-order bureaucracy has probably indicated the intent of PM.  Experts say that after Rajiv Mehrishi’s appointment as Finance Secretary and and Alok Rawat’s appointment as Secretary, Department of ARPG both are now ruled out from the race of Cabinet Secretary as A K Seth’s successor….

Kantha (IFS: 1977) travelling through new route to Kailash-Manasarovar

Ashok K Kantha IFS 1977

Ashok Kumar Kantha, India’s Ambassador to China, is on a rare visit to Tibet through the new route to the holy site of Kailash-Manasarovar. Acting swiftly on Modi’s mission the external affairs wing of his government has started drawing the outlines for opening of the new route for Indian pilgrims…

Delhi Traffic Police invites complaints on ‘Whatsapp’

Special CP (Traffic), Delhi Police

Riding on the tide of technology Delhi Traffic Police has moved a step-forward to reach out to the people of Delhi inviting traffic related complaints. Photographs and short-videos can be sent to Mobile No. 8750871493 using ‘Whatsapp’. The complaints encompasses traffic violations, unauthorized parking, overcharging/refusal/misbehavior by auto/taxi, faulty traffic signal…

Chiru to join Dept of Agriculture & Coop. as Director

Shunchonngam Jatak Chiru (IAS: 1999: TN) presently on compulsory wait in the Ministry of Shipping has been selected for the appointment as Director, Dept of Agriculture & Cooperation.

Dewangan’s pre-mature repatriation to Manipur

Vivek Kumar Dewangan (IAS: 1993: MT) will get back to parent cadre in the month of November. PS to the former Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (UPA-II) has still 21 months in hand to complete five years tenure under central deputation but ACC approves his repatriation pre-maturely.

A Subramanian is CEA to Govt of India

Arvind Subramanian, CEA

Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow at Peterson Institute for International Economics, has been appointed as new Chief Economic Adviser to the Govt of India. He is known for pro-market, pro-reforms approach as an economist.

Ms Anita Kapur to be Chairperson, CBDT on Nov 01?


It is reliably learnt that Anita Kapur (1978: IRS IT) will be Chairperson of CBDT on November 01. At present Ms Kapur is CBDT Member (Revenue) and having the additional charge of Member (Service Tax). Keep speculating.

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