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Tag Archives: Joint Secretary

Swamy behind Kumawat’s repatriation; one more JS in line of fire?

The unexpected repatriation last week of Udai Singh Kumawat (IAS:1991:BH), Joint Secretary, Department of Revenue, has created a lot of buzz. It is learnt that one more Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance may be repatriated. Indianmandarins has reliably learnt Kumawat’s repatriation was done at the behest of senior…

Four JS appointed as Govt nominee directors on PSBs

The government has replaced its nominee directors in four public sector banks (PSBs) – Allahabad Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank, United Bank of India and Central Bank of India – with four Joint Secretary-level officials. Rajeev Ranjan, Joint Secretary in the Department of Expenditure, is appointed on Allahabad Bank board…

13 CSS officers empanelled as Jt Secretary (GoI)

As Indianmandarins had reported on 31 March 2017 (Weblink below) thirteen officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) were on 04 August 2017 empanelled to hold Joint Secretary rank posts in Govt of India. These CSS officers were promoted as Director in 2011. Officers empanelled as JS are; Rubina Ali, Nita…

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…

The eagle sees everything

Usually, a feedback is taken for a purpose and once it is through the matter ends. But sometimes it has other dimensions as well. Recently, a Joint Secretary’s central deputation tenure was extended. The minister concerned and ‘the senior most official’ of the ministry were asked from the office of…

Bagley to lead Indian delegation to Russia

  MEA Joint Secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran) Gopal Baglay, who is likely to replace Vikas Swarup as XP spokesman (as reported first by Indianmandarins), will lead the Indian delegation to a February 15 conference on Afghanistan organized by Russia and in Russia. Although it’s a trilateral Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan…

JS and Addl secretaries have to prepare and sign SC affidavits

Henceforth, joint secretaries and additional secretaries would have to prepare and sign the responses of the Centre in the Supreme Court. Chief Justice of India J S Khehar on Tuesday took umbrage at the fact that “poor” under-secretaries were submitting responses in the top court. “What would a poor under-secretary…

Agarwal is being repatriated

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that 1985 batch IAS officer Krishan Ballabh Agarwal (J&K cadre) is being repatriated to his cadre state on Monday. Initially, he served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW). Later he was appointed as Additional Secretary (MoHFW) after the post was…

Office space shortage makes two JS share a room

  It may sound awkward but it’s true. A Joint Secretary is currently facing a troublesome situation in view of the shortage of office space. After the appointment of a Special Secretary as OSD as successor to the outgoing secretary, the ministry faced the shortage of space to accommodate the…

Latest DOPT orders: 17 Oct 2016 (04:50 pm)

Dr Ish Kumar (IPS:1985:TG) has been appointed as Director, National Crime Records Bureau. —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Sandeep Mittal (IPS:1995:TN) has been appointed as IG, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science under MHA. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————– S M Sahai (IPS:1987:JK) has been appointed as Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat; vice: Umashankar (IAS:1993:HY) ——————————————————————————————————————————————————…

20 percent of JS posts vacant in MHA

The Union Home Ministry has 20 sanctioned posts in the rank of Joint Secretary, of which four are lying vacant. This means a shortage of 20 percent officers in the rank of JS; a post which is critically important in any ministry in the Govt of India. Two posts of…

Latest DoPT orders: 31 August 2016 (05:25 pm)

Manoj Dwivedi (IAS:1997:JK), Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, will continue holding an additional charge of Chairman, Tobacco Board till a new incumbent is appointed to the same.

P Kumaran appointed as next Ambassador to Qatar

P Kumaran (IFS: 1992) has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar. Presently he is serving as Joint secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. Kumaran will succeed Sanjiv Arora (IFS:1984) in the Indian Embassy of Qatar.

Latest DoPT orders: 23 August 2016 (04:15 pm)

The central deputation tenure of Sushil Kumar Lohani (IAS:1995:OR), Joint Secretary, Dept of Fertilizers  has been extended till 15 February, 2017 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————- ACC has approved the curtailment of tenure of D S Chauhan (IPS:1997:TG), General Manager, Food Corporation of India on his selection as DIG in SSB ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————– 07 officers…

Yadav appointed as next HC to Ghana

Birender Singh Yadav (IFS: 1997), presently serving as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana. Yadav will succeed K. Jeeva Sagar (IFS:1991) in Ghana. He is expected to take up his new assignment shortly.

Chawla appointed to Washington DC post

As Indianmandarins had reported on 07 April 2016 (Weblink below) Arunish Chawla (IAS:1992:BH) has been appointed as Minister (Economic) in the Economic Wing, Embassy of India in Washington DC (USA). Currently he serves as Joint Secretary, Department of Expenditure in the Ministry of Finance. The post was advertised in June…

JS empanelment of 1999 batch IAS: approx 35 names sent to PMO

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the file on JS empanelment of 1999 batch IAS reached the PMO last week. Reportedly, 35 names are being considered in the final round. The 1999 batch IAS is relatively a small batch comprising of about 50 IAS officers. It is even smaller than…

Thakur appointed as the HC Mauritius

  Abhay Thakur (IFS: 1992), presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mauritius. Thakur will succeed Anup Kumar Mudgal (IFS:1984) as High Commissioner of Mauritius He is expected to take up his assignment shortly.

All India IFS Association gets new President

Dr R K Singh (Left), Prashant Kumar (Right)

  Indian Forest Service officers elected its new President in Delhi yesterday; a notification for the same will be issued on Monday. The erstwhile President Dr R K Singh (IFS:1983:CG) handed over the baton to the newly elected President, immediately after his election on Saturday. The notification of the same…

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