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Tag Archives: Cabinet Secretary

Bharat Petroleum set to get Maharatna status

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is poised to become a Maharatna company. Presently it has a Navratna status. The decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status was taken by a panel headed by Cabinet secretary and an announcement to this effect may be made soon. BPCL will be the eighth Central…

Hold it, do whatever you like but don’t break order

Promoting merit is one thing; breaking the hierarchy in the name of merit is open to questioning. Of course, it’s the fundamental right of the political dispensation to pick up and employ civil servants of its choice; but this right can’t be exercised at the cost of breaking the hierarchy…

Deletions sent her on training

Deletions of comments and observations from the official portal eSamiksha have sent out a Cabinet Secretariat Jt Sec on a long-term training before completion of her tenure in December. Her deeds have prompted the Cabinet Secretary to review every Tuesday the online system for monitoring follow-up action on decisions taken during presentations…

FAME & NEMMP shifted to Niti Ayog; a setback for DHI

Indianmandarins reliably learns that the Cabinet Secretary and Committee of Secretaries a couple of days back decided that Electric Mobility Mission Plan and FAME scheme run by DHI for promotion of electric vehicles be shifted out of Dept of Heavy Industry (DHI) to Niti Ayog. To synchronize efforts of various…

Empanelment review for 1986 batch IPS concludes

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the ‘360 feedback committee’ headed by B D Sharma (former DG of SSB) completed its vetting last month. Reportedly, the ADG review empanelment of 1986 batch IPS is through. Sources indicate that the formal and final meeting of the ‘Selection Committee’ headed by Union Cabinet…

Cabinet Secretary gets extension (We said this on 14 April)

As Indianmandarins had reported on 14 April 2017 (Web-link below) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha (IAS:1977:UP) has been given extension for a period of one year. His tenure was scheduled to be over on 13 June this year. He will continue to the coveted post till 13 June 2018….

Limited opportunity in secretary rank posts: Only 06 posts on offer

At a time when approx 110 IAS officers belonging to 1984 & 1985 batch, including 02 from 1983, are waiting with bated breath to see their names on the empanelment list of secretary, a question that is there on the lip of everyone is whether there will be sufficient vacancies…

Secretary and Additional Secretary at loggerheads?

  The gossip has been doing round the corners which is something IAS Vs IAS. One Secretary and an Additional Secretary (who is close to the Minister as well) are not getting along. Both officers are from the same cadre, yet they are pulling in opposite directions. The AS has…

Three top posts of fixed tenure falling vacant by Sept

  There are a few posts where pre-retirement extension for IAS officers hangs in a delicate balance. They are coveted by one and all and so these posts could be described as low hanging fruits. Three of them are set to fall vacant in weeks and months ahead. Naturally, all…

An IAS officer sets an exceptional example  

Ravinder Kumar (UP:IAS:2011) is an exceptional civil servant having climbed Mt Everest. None of his service colleagues has ever done that. So when he released his book “Many Everests” on 12 December 2016 at CSOI Auditorium, the Chief Guest was none other than Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha. Guests on…

Interviews take place for five foreign postings

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Cabinet Secretary chaired the interview panel on 29 November for five foreign posts (Jt Secretary level posts) which are always coveted by IAS officers. The posts for which interviews were conducted were those for Senior Adviser to Executive Director, World Bank; Minister Economic at…

Setting a new precedent in appointment of secretaries

  Probably this is the first time that serving Union Secretaries have been appointed as OSDs before taking over the charge from outgoing secretaries. Usually, Special Secretaries are appointed as OSDs so that a smooth transition may be ensured. On 23 November 2016, as many as 19 secretaries were appointed…

ITS cadre restructuring shortly; 766 new posts being created    

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Government finds itself in a fix over the complex issue of cadre restructuring of Indian Telecom Service. While the technical work has been shifted to BSNL/MTNL, the ITS cadre is left with almost no role to play in the framework of Department of…

Smriti at her oldest best

It may look like a twist of fate: whatever Smriti does, she lands in controversy. This fate is chasing her again in the Textiles Ministry as well. The irony is that after her departure from the HRD ministry, several officers feel that she was after all not too bad a…

Estuary of ironies: JS empanelment of IRS C&CE ?

It appears an irony that the IRS (C&CE) continues to be denied its dues even though the indirect tax collections (as per data, 1st quarter, released by Fin Min in the first week of July) jumped 30.8 percent between April and June 2016 to Rs 1,99,790 crore, net direct tax…

New fiscal time-cycle under consideration

About 150 years after the British set India’s financial year from April 1 to March 31, the government is now looking to re-set the fiscal time-cycle. The Finance Ministry has set up a committee under Shankar Acharya, a former Chief Economic Adviser to the Finance Ministry, to examine the “desirability…

C-NEP recommends new structure for UGC

The committee on new education policy (C-NEP), headed by former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian, has recommended that the law on the higher education regulator University Grants Commission (UGC) be allowed to lapse. Submitted recently to the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the committee’s report says the UGC has been unable…

Rail, defence, postal unions serve notice for strike from July 11

  Following the call by the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC), railway unions – Northern Railwaymen Union and Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union – served a strike notice to the Northern Railways General Manager on Thursday, threatening to go on indefinite strike from July 11. The strike is part of the…

Secretary DoRD: PM’s liking has no end

Probably it is for the first time when the least priority sector has attained much importance in power corridors. For over a month before Rural Development Secretary J K Mohapatra was to superannuate on April 30, 2016, top officials in Govt have been curious over his successor. Though it is…

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