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Negi, Shailendra & Saxena on panel for ADG (Wild Life)  

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that a panel of three names from the 1984 batch has reached the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for the coveted post of Additional Director General (Wild Life), Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. The officers on the panel are M S Negi (IFS:1984:UT), Ajay…

UP Govt reshuffles over a dozen IAS officers

The Uttar Pradesh govt has reshuffled over a dozen senior IAS officers. Accordingly; Sailesh Krishna (IAS:1980:UP) has been appointed the DG, Deendayal Upadhyaya State Institute of Rural Development. Earlier he was posted as OSD, Greater Noida. Alok Tandon (IAS:1986:UP) appointed as the Chairman/CEO of Noida Metro Rail Corporation. He had…

B V R Gopal selected for Dir (Ref), IOCL

In a selection interview held today (Sept 07, 2017) PESB selected B V Rama Gopal (ED, Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex, IOCL) for the post of Director (Refineries), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL); a post which fell vacant following the appointment of Sanjiv Singh as IOCL. As many as six…

5 new Non-Official Directors on the Board of 03 CPSEs

The NaMo Administration on September 07 cleared the Non-Official Directors on the Boards of three PSUs under the administrative control of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Ministry of Defence: MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS:- EIL– Chaman Kumar OIL– Ms Amina R Khan MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (Dept of…

Who will be the next Chairman of GSTN – Mukherjee or Das?

After Navin Kumar (Retd Bihar cadre IAS officer) demitted office on 29th August following the completion of his tenure that started from 17 May 2013 power corridors have been speculating over the appointment of next Chairman of GSTN. This crucial post is currently held by Union Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia…

Will Ms Kanwar replace Bharat Lal in Gujarat Bhawan?

Indianmandarins has learnt that Ms. Arti Kanwar (IAS:2001:GJ) is being considered for the post of Resident Commissioner of Gujarat Bhawan in Delhi. The post fell vacant following the appointment of Bharat Lal (IFoS:1988:GJ) at Raisina Hills as Joint Secretary, President Secretariat in the last week of July. Currently, Lalnunmawia Chaungo…

AAI to expand and upgrade Tirupati and Kadapa Airports

Airport Authority of India has approved the expansion and upgradations plan for Tirupati and Kadapa airports in Andhra Pradesh. To cost Rs. 177.10 Crore, the Tirupati project will include the strengthening of the existing runway to accommodate wide-body aircraft for international operations. The project will be completed within 24 months…

Politics of murder becomes theatrical

The modus operandi in Gauri Lankesh’s murder is said to be similar to that of Narendra Dabholkar (2013) in Pune, Govind Pansare (2015) in Kolhapur and M.M. Kalburgi (2015) in Dharwad. In all the four cases of murder, two bike-borne assailants were involved and the pillion rider fired at the…

BDL begins production of BVRAAM

A special production facility of public sector Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has started manufacturing the indigenously-developed Astra Mk1 beyond-visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM). The first production batch may arm the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKI’s multi-role fighters by the year-end. Launched on 27 August at Sangareddy in…

Dr P K Mishra inaugurates first aid post at Moti Bagh complex

  Dr. P. K. Mishra, Addl. Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, recently inaugurated the CGHS First Aid Post (FAP) at NBCC Service Centre GPRA Complex, New Moti Bagh, New Delhi. C. K. Mishra, Health & Family Welfare Secretary, and Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC, were present on the…

HUDCO CMD welcomed new Union Minister (MoHUA)

Dr. M Ravi Kanth, CMD, HUDCO welcomed Hardeep S Puri, Union Minister (Housing and Urban Affairs) in Nirman Bhawan, and briefed on HUDCO mandate. Housing & Urban Development Corporation functions under the administrative control of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs; which was earlier Housing & Urban Development Ministry.

78 new Non-Official Independent Directors on the Board of 39 CPSEs

The NaMo Administration on September 05 opened the flood gates by clearing the appointment of 78 Non-Official Independent Directors on the Boards of 39 Central PSUs at one go. For these 78 appointments the average comes out to 02 Non-Official Ind Directors for all 39 PSUs. 15 CPSEs under the administrative control…

Plans afoot to offload equities of all five railway PSUs

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) is said to be looking for a registrar to manage a proposed 25 percent disinvestment in Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL). September 21 is the deadline for submission of applications. Officials said the Centre was keen on offloading stakes in at least RVNL…

DGCA may ground hundreds of AI pilots and crew members

Aviation regulator DGCA may ground over 130 pilots and over 400 cabin crew of Air India after it was found during a surveillance in June that they had not undergone the mandatory breath analyser tests. But Air India said it was the difference in the interpretation of the law that…

Proposal to rename youth organization (NYKS)

Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan may soon be designated as National Yuva Kendra Sangathan to enable it to function as a truely national organization. For this purpose, the Department of Youth Affairs has prepared a proposal for the Cabinet to drop “Nehru” from the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. The proposal has…

SC orders CBI probe into Karnataka police officer’s death

The Supreme Court ordered a CBI probe on August 5 into the death of former Mangaluru Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapathy on the ground that there were “startling facts” in the case that needed to be investigated. This has caused huge embarrassment to the state Congress government that had stubbornly…

Latest appointment orders: Updated @ 09.30 pm

T K Manoj Kumar (lAS:1987:KL) appointed to the post of Joint Secretary (JS Level), Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority (WDRA) under the Department of Food and Public Distribution vice Ms Veena Kumari Meena (lAS:1983:UP). He will continue on this post till he would complete a combined tenure of 07 years…

Govt tells HC Sanjiv using CPIL as ‘proxy litigant’

The Centre alleged in Delhi High Court on August 4 that IFoS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi was using an NGO “as a proxy litigant” to raise the issue of alleged corruption in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) during 2012-2014. Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, standing for the Ministry of…

Can cabinet reshuffle bridge NDA-2 governance deficit?

  The third round of NDA-2 Cabinet reshuffle may be PM Narendra Modi’s instrument of last resort to aborting the Tsunami of popular discontent triggered by his disruptive economic policies. Forget about the core issue of reforming governance and administration. Gone are those days and gone are those promises. New…

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