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Ms Sundharam to succeed Ms Mahajan as Chairperson, CBEC

JM Shantisundaram

J M Shanti Sundharam, Member, CBEC, has been appointed as Chairperson of Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) in the Department of Revenue, Govt of India.

V K Subburaj to take over as Secretary AIDS Control, MoHFW

V K Subburaj

V K Subburaj, presently Special Secretary and FA Fertilisers, will take charge as new Secretary Aids Control in place of Lov Verma. Subburaj is 1980 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

Krishna Chaudhary will be DG, RPF

Krishna Chaudhary

Krishna Chaudhary (DG, NDRF, 1979 batch IPS officer, Bihar cadre) will be heading Railway Protection Force.

Ms Agnihotri to succeed A K Mishra as Secretary, HUPA

Anita Agnihotri

Ms Anita Agnihotri, presently Special Secretary and FA Commerce, will join as new Secretary of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA). She is a 1980 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.

Lov Verma is new Health Secretary

Lov Verma

Lov Verma, a 1979 batch IAS officer of UP cadre, has been appointed new Secretary Health in the Government of India.

V K Dhand to succeed Sunil Kr as SC, Chhattisgarh

Vivek Kr Dhand

Vivek Kumar Dhand (1981 batch IAS officer, Chhattisgarh cadre) ACS, Panchayat and Rural Dev, will succeed Sunil Kumar as Chief Secretary, Chhattisgarh on March 01. Sunil Kumar is retiring on February 28, 2014.

Search for new Naval Chief goes on; Admiral Dhowan is acting Chief

Admiral Robin K Dhowan

Following the resignation of In the wake of Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi’s resignation following submarine INS Sindhuratna accident, Vice Admiral Robin Dhowan will take over as acting Naval Chief till a regular Naval Chief is appointed.

Dr Ashwani Kr supposed to be DG, ICFRE, Dehradun

ICFRE Dehradun

The selection committee, reported, has decided the name of Dr Ashwani Kumar for the post of DG, ICFRE, Dehradun, which has been lying vacant since June 2013.  Dr Kumar is a 1980 batch IFS officer of UP cadre. One can only wait and watch.

S K Sharma selected as Director (HR), STCIL

S K Sharma, Chief General Manager of State Trading Corporation India Ltd has been selected for the post of Director (HR). Public Enterprises Selection Board has recommended his name for the position.

Ex Chief of RAW joins BJP

Sanjiv Tripathy (in the center) with Rajnath Singh

1972 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre & former Chief of RAW Sanjeev Tripathi, joins hands with Narendra Modi led BJP.

What Jayalalithaa is upto?

It’s obvious Jayalalithaa is playing politics of a nasty and macabre kind by declaring to free those convicted for the Rajiv Gandhi assassination, after their death sentence was commuted to life by the Supreme Court. We all agree that compassion is a great virtue and capital punishment may not have…

Saurabh Chandra to succeed Vivek Rae as Petroleum Secretary

Saurabh Chandra

Saurabh Chandra would take over from Vivek Rae as new Petroleum Secretary on 28 February.  Chandra (1978 batch IAS officer of UP cadre) is Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Planning, Ministry of Commerce.

Krishna Choudhary to be appointed as DG of RPF

Krishna Chaudhary

Krishna Choudhary (1979 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre), the incumbent DG, NDRF is set to be appointed as new Director General of the Railway Protection Force (RPF).

PS to Dr Manmohan Singh will be Sr Adviser to ED, IMF (Washington)

IMF Washington

Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi (1987 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre) will be joining as Senior Adviser to the Executive Director of International Monitory Fund.

Navin Choudhary may join as JS, Defence

Navin Kr Choudhary IAS (1994 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre) would soon be joining as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence. He would occupy the position which had fallen vacant in October last year after Arun Kumar Bal (1986 batch IAS officer of WB cadre) had passed away. Choudhary is…

Nidhi Chibber to succeed Upamanyu Chatterjee as JS, Defence

Nidhi Chhiber (1994 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre) is expected to succeed Upamanyu Chatterjee in the Ministry of Defence as Joint Secretary. Chatterjee had recently been appointed as Secretary (Joint Secretary rank post) Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB).

ONGC CMD, Sudhir Bhargava unlikely for extension?

D K Saraf

The gossips had been doing rounds that Sudhir Bhargava is being given extension as CMD, ONGC despite the fact that PESB had selected D K Sarraf for next CMD, ONGC. The gossips had some some substance as well. PMO had been considering the advocacy of Petroleum Minister in favour of…

J&K DGP Ashok Prasad is being guessed for IB?

Ashok Prasad

J&K DGP Ashok Prasad (1979 batch IPS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre) is being guessed for GoI assignment in the coming months. Most likely he would be given as Special Director, Intelligence Bureau.

Rina Mitra being guessed for ADG with NIA?

Reena Mitra

Recent gossips indicate that Rina Mitra (1983 batch IPS officer of MP cadre) is being considered for ADG, National Investigative Agency. She has been empanelled as ADG whereas the incumbent ADG of NIA is waiting for his empanelment as Special DG in the Government of India.

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