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Tag Archives: DOPT

Tripathi tipped for EO (DOPT)

Since the Establishment Officer, DOPT, functions as a Secretary to the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet, the final appointing authority of the Govt of India headed by the Prime Minister, speculations have been rife for the past few months about who would take over the charge after the incumbent officer…

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.

Portals being used for assessing officers online

The DoPT, in assistance with ministries, has installed three new software portals to assess the performance of Central government officers including IAS and IPS. They are named as Probity, Sparrow and Solve. Probity is the latest one and  was launched  a few days ago to assess the integrity and performance…

DANICS officers assured of promotion

  Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh, assured a  delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman Nicobar Islands Civil Service) officers that the government would consider their request for promotion and upgradation…

SC orders justice for Bihar-cadre IAS officer Gupta

Supreme Court Justices Adarsh Kumar Goel and Uday Umesh Lalit had on Tuesday last directed the Centre to take appropriate action within three months over the 2013 Bihar cadre officer Jitendra Gupta’s (IAS:2013:BH) petition for the cadre transfer from Bihar to Haryana. Gupta was forced to knock at the doors…

DoPT claims 99% of citizens’ grievances resolved

The central government resolved 99% of citizens’ grievances in 2016, even as the number of complaints grew 35% over the previous year to the highest ever. In contrast, the state governments managed to dispose of just 15% complaints, the Department of Personnel and Training said in its annual report for…

Severe shortage of IAS and IPS officers

There is an acute shortage of over 1,400 IAS and 900 IPS officers in the country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said in Parliament on Wednesday. There are 4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as against their total authorized strength of 6,396, leaving a vacancy of 1,470, he told Lok…

Governance suffering from shortage of IAS officers

The governance is suffering from “alarming levels” of a shortfall of 23% or 1,470 IAS officers as on January 1, 2016, a parliamentary panel has said. Further, while LBSNAA director informed the panel that the academy had the capacity to train more than 180 officers, the DoPT took an opposite…

Rules to be amended for online filing of APARs

The Centre may amend the rules to allow online filing of performance reports of IAS and IPS officers. This may help in checking delayed submission of the confidential reports and reduce claims of bias in low ratings for officers, whenever it is given. “Performance Appraisal Report shall be generated and…

No central deputation allowance after five years

Officers on central deputation abroad and within the country will not get deputation allowance beyond five years of such tenure. The admissibility of deputation (duty) allowance would be up to the fifth year if the deputations have opted to draw such monetary benefit, an order issued recently by the DoPT…

Ratnaprabha pitches for Delhi posting

Having failed to become the state chief secretary in October last year, 1981 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, Ms K Ratnaprabha, is pitching for a posting at the center as she has almost one year in hand to retire. But she seems to be her own greatest enemy. While…

Dilemma continues over dozens of PSU Board level posts

The selection process for over six dozens board level posts is stuck for the last six months for want of final view/instructions from DOPT. The PESB has put on hold the selection process as it is unable to consider the candidature of executives from State PSEs and Private Sector for…

Race for WDC Education Counsellor job

The DoPT is said to have completed interviews for the post of Education Counsellor in Washington and sent a list of candidates to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. This post, under the HRD Ministry, has been lying vacant for nearly three years while the number of Indian students studying…

Prabhu again eyes for Maruti as his PS

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s search for a private secretary (PS) has brought back his attention on Pingaley Vijay Maruti (IAS:2004:TN) who was his original choice for PS when he took over the reins of Railways. In 2014, late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had refused to relieve Maruti, a…

DoPT clarifies status of old rules for declaration of assets and liabilities

The DoPT has clarified that officials are no longer required to file their declaration of assets and liabilities under the Lokpal and Lokayukta Act of 2013 and the rules framed there under in 2014. Since a fresh Lokpal and Lokayukta Act was passed in 2016, new rules would be framed…

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…

Prabhakar Singh selected for Dir (Proj) PGCIL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board has recommended the name of Prabhakar Singh (ED, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd) for the post of Director (Project) PGCIL. Singh was selected from fifteen candidates who were interviewed by PESB on Monday. The appointment will be announced by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet,…

Attend Arvind Panagriya’s Address ‘Without Fail’: Centre To IAS freshers

Days after 37 of the 172 newly-recruited IAS officers missed an interactive training session with NITI Aayog’s member Bibek Debroy and slapped show-cause notices, the DoPT has asked all freshers to attend “without fail” an address by NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya scheduled for Thursday. The theme of Panagariya’s…

DoPT examining Baswan panel report

  The DoPT is said to be examining the report of the Baswan committee which examined the whole gamut of the UPSC plan of examination, number of papers, their structure, and duration, marking scheme, weightage of marks and system of evaluation among others. The committee was set up by the…

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