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Countdown starts for next CMD of Coal India; 06 candidates in race

  Come June 16 and Coal India Limited (CIL) may get its next CMD. As the selection process nears conclusion, speculation is rife about the ultimate winner for the post. The current CMD, Sutirtha Bhattacharya, retires on 01 September 2017. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that approx 06 candidates may be…

Panagariya’s thought wave creates ripples in PSUs

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya’s proposal to unbundle Coal India (CIL) has created unnecessary and avoidable uncertainties in the minds of top PSU executives who believe that though Panagariya’s recommendation contradicts the government’s stated goal of creating consolidated mega PSUs, it may be indicative of a new thinking in the…

FinMin’s new game to control and micromanage SBI

Even though the government reportedly suffers from the shortage of funds, its lust to micro-manage PSUs shows no sign of slackening. While approving SBI’s Rs15,000-crore qualified institutional placement (QIP) issue last month, it directed the top lender to ensure that the government’s shareholding in the bank does not fall below…

EC seeks contempt powers to deal with likes of Kejriwal

The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly advised the Law Ministry to legally empower it to act against those questioning its credibility through unfounded allegations such as those made Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and others of his ilk. The Commission has reportedly called for amendments to the Contempt of Courts Act,…

Five Secretary rank posts vacant, 04 to fall vacant in next few days

Even as people all over the country are looking forward to Monsoon shower, senior civil servants are focused on the next list of Secretary-level appointments. While the Metrological Dept has declared the tentative date for the arrival of Monsoon, the NaMo administration has thought it fit for reasons best known…

18 sectoral GST groups to be constituted

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which will meet again on June 11, has approved the setting up of 18 sectoral groups as decided during its Srinagar conclave on May 18-19. These groups consist of senior officers from the Centre and states and they will interact and examine representations…

Oberoi’s prospects scuttled for Jt Director, CBI

Amid the formalities are being completed to fill four Jt Director-level posts in CBI, dozens of IPS officers are waiting with bated breath for the opportunity to get the posts. Sources indicated that one among them, M M Oberoi (IPS:1992:UT), is out from the race for some unknown reasons despite…

HM to discuss Indo-Myanmar border issues with NE CMs and officials  

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair a review meeting on Indo- Myanmar Border issues on June 12, 2017, at Aizawl, Mizoram. The Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram will attend the meeting. The meeting will discuss the status of border infrastructure along the Indo-Myanmar border, implementation…

Selection interview for ONGC, CMD on 19 June; 09 in race

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the public sector headhunter may select on June 19 the successor of D K Sharaf – the outgoing CMD of ONGC who is set to vacate the post on September 30 this year. Reportedly, nine candidates have been shortlisted for PESB for the selection interview….

Nadda wins WHO tobacco control award

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has won the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award for global tobacco control. The award was presented to him by Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia at the ‘National Consultation on Accelerating Implementation of WHO Framework Convention on…

No job for Sharma as yet

Even after a month since his appointment as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, B R Sharma, a J&K cadre IAS officer, is still waiting for work to be allocated to him. Sharma was appointed in the MHA against the vacancy created by a sudden and unscheduled transfer…

Banerjee slected for CMD, BBJ

PESB on June 08 selected Sundar Banerjee for the post of CMD, BBJ Constructions Company Ltd. Currently he serves as Director (Tech) BBJ. Six candidates were interviewed for post.

Frenetic search to fill 17 senior posts in CBI 

It is believed that the premier investigative agency CBI never witnessed so much of vacuum in its top ranks in the last one decade. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that a frenetic exercise is on to fill 05 posts in the rank of Jt Director, 03 posts in the rank of…

FinMin again at war with RBI MPC

It has almost become routine for the FinMin to poke its nose in the monetary policy domain of the Reserve Bank of India. Once again, their differences are out following the RBI refusing on Wednesday to cut interest rates to keep taming the scourge of inflation. Reportedly, the six-member MPC…

Sulkhan: Moving encyclopedia of police manuals

  While interacting with many of his peers from his service and cadre, many interesting aspects about UP DGP Sulkhan Singh (IPS:1980:UP) came to the notice of Indianmandarins. Commonly known for his simplicity, generosity and ‘Swadeshi outlook’, Sulkhan is considered as the moving encyclopedia of police manuals and rules. Reportedly,…

Utkarsh Tiwari: DOPT to JNPT

Having completed his five years long tenure as Director, DOPT (on Central deputation), Utkarsh R Tiwary (IRS C&CE:1996) is all set to move to take over the charge of Commissioner (Customs & Excise) at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust. Recently, he was promoted from Additional Commissioner to Commissioner.

NCW Chairperson turns home into office

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that National Women’s Commission (NCW) Chairperson, Ms. Lalitha Kumaramangalam, has been running the office from her home for the last couple of months. She is said to be unwell. Well regarded for her stand on women’s issues, she has been somehow not able to pull her…

Presidential election on July 17

The election for the next President will be held on July 17 and the counting will be done on July 20. Announcing the schedule for the polls on Wednesday, the Election Commission said the last date of nomination is June 28. The President is elected through an Electoral College that…

Shome selected for Director (P&P) MOIL

Dipankar Shome (ED, MOIL) hwas on 07 June 2017 selected for the post of Director (P&P), MOIL. Only two candidates had appeared for selection interview including Ravindra Kumar Nigam (SECL/CIL.  

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