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Sharma selected for MD, DFCCIL

The public sector headhunter on Monday selected Anshuman Sharma (IRSEE:1984) for the post of Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation Of India Limited (DFCCIL). Currently Sharma serves on the Board of DFCCIL as Director (Projects). PESB had interviewed five candidates namely; Anshuman Sharma, Director (Projects) DFCCIL; Dhirendra Singh Rana Director…

Coal India CMD may be selected on 16 June; six in race

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the public sector headhunter may hold the selection interview for the post of Coal India CMD on June 16. The post which is scheduled to fall vacant on August 31 with the retirement of CMD Sutirtha Bhattacharya. As many six candidates are said to have…

Karnataka government wraps up malice as technical error

An UP police team, headed by Dy SP Avanish Mishra, probing the death of the 2007 batch Karnataka-cadre IAS officer, Anurag Tewari, has revealed in its initial findings that the Karnataka government withheld Tiwari’s salary for four months and released it a week after he died. But an unnamed top…

Empanelment of 1987-88 batch of IAS: CoS signed & sealed on March 31

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the final meeting regarding the empanelment of 1987 and 1988 batch IAS officers for holding Additional Secretary rank posts (GoI) was signed & sealed on March 31. This level of meeting is considered the final stage in the process before it is sent to PMO…

Cattle notification: How a minor oversight triggered a controversy

On 18th May, former Environment & Forest Minister Anil Madhav Dave died. Five days later,  on 23 May, the ministry came out with a notification on cattle trade. It is said the notification didn’t go through the normal process of consultation and vetting. So the wording of the notification provided…

Terms of AG Mukul Rohatgi & six senior Law Officers extended

As Indianmandarins had reported first on 22 May 2017 (see web-link below) the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet on Saturday extended the terms of Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar and Additional Solicitor Generals (ASGs). Mukul Rohatgi was appointed as the new Attorney General in May 2014….

Two DIG-level posts in BCAS keep IPS officers on tenterhooks

Unlike the other All India Service cadres, IPS officers have relatively limited avenues to serve in Govt of India and hence at any point in time, a large number of them look for the opportunity to serve at the Centre. And when some available posts become uncertain, their hopes get…

Vempati appointed CEO, Prasar Bharti

Shashi Shekhar Vempati, an IIT Bombay alumnus and former principal architect of Infosys Technologies on Friday appointed the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati. Vempati had been on the board of Prasar Bharati as a part-time member. The appointment announced seven months after the last CEO, Jawhar Sircar,…

Posting racket in army unearthed

The CBI has reportedly arrested a Lt Colonel and a middleman in connection with an alleged transfer and posting racket at the Army headquarter in New Delhi. It is said money changed hands for manipulating postings. Sources said the military secretariat has been notorious for whimsical postings and transfers. The…

REC posts its highest-ever annual profit of Rs. 6,246 Crore

Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) Limited, a Navratna public sector company, recorded an increase of 11% in Profit after Tax (PAT) to Rs. 6,246 crore in FY17 over last year. Total Income of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2017 rose to Rs. 24,096 crore against Rs. 23,757 crore…

NEC Secretary: Repatriation or lateral shift?

Indianmandarins has learnt that Ramnganing Muivah (IAS:1985:TR), Secretary of the North Eastern Council, may soon be replaced. Reportedly, either he may be repatriated to his cadre or may be laterally shifted in Govt of India. The North Eastern Council (constituted in 1971 by an Act of Parliament) is the nodal…

Prakash set to repatriate; tipped for RC, Andhra Pradesh

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Praveen Prakash (IAS:1994:AP), Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Urban Development, is all set to repatriate. Reportedly, he may take over as the Resident Commissioner of Andhra Pradesh in New Delhi. This post fell vacant a couple of weeks back following the appointment of A…

JS (Security) Parliament: Old panel Vs Mittal (IPS)

The appointment of a new Joint Secretary (Security), Parliament, has become a bone of contention. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Sandeep Mittal (IPS:1995:TN) has suddenly emerged as the front-runner for the coveted post amid the fact that the old panel, comprising 04 IPS officers, which was sent by MHA to…

Banks’ digitization drive runs short of funding

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The Indian Banking Association (IBA) on Thursday portrayed a grim picture of the post-demonetization scenario for the banking sector. In a briefing to the Standing Committee of Parliament on Finance headed by veteran Congress MP Veerappa Moily, IBA representatives said banks need more aid and assistance from the Centre to…

SBI seeks DoT help to solve lenders’ problems

State Bank of India has asked the Department of Telecom to work out a bailout package for telecom operators, including a deferred payment for spectrum and rationalization of spectrum fee. SBI was prompted to do this as lenders have a total exposure of more than Rs 4 lakh crore to…

An Addl Secy rank post created for DONER

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the NaMo administration has recently created a new post of the rank of Additional Secretary in Ministry of Development of North East Region (DONER). Until now, DONER didn’t have any sanctioned post of Additional Secretary. In addition to an AS&FA, it has only two Jt…

ED (Security) Air India: 03 IPS officers under consideration

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that three IPS officers have been under consideration for the post of Executive Director (Security), Air India Ltd. The post fell vacant in February following the repatriation of Alok Singh (IPS:1994:UP). Reportedly, the panel constituted couple of weeks back has the names of three officers: Vivek…

Commerce Secretary launched Online APAR for Indian Trade Service 

Udyog Bhavan, Ministry of Commerce and Industry

In accordance with the Government’s policy to introduce online Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) for Group ‘A’ services, Ms Rita Teotia (IAS:1981:GJ),Commerce Secretary, launched the SPARROW-ITS (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) on Wednesday, to enable the Indian Trade Service (ITS) officers to fill their APAR online for  2016-17…

SAIL remains EBITDA positive

  SAIL’s continual thrust on gaining operational excellence has led to the company remaining EBITDA positive for four consecutive quarters, which stood at Rs 671.6 Crore vis-à-vis Rs (-) 2,203 Crore over the corresponding period of last year, recording an increase of Rs. 2875 Crore. The Company has narrowed down…

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