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Tag Archives: Principal Secretary

Satya Gopal tipped as PS to Delhi LG

  A major bureaucratic reshuffle is on the anvil in Delhi Govt and it may begin from newly appointed LG Anil Baijal’s office. Indianmandarins has learnt that Satya Gopal (IAS:1988:UT) may shortly be appointed as Principal Secretary to Delhi LG. Simultaneously, there has been speculation over Vijay Kumar (IAS:1992:UT) shifting…

Suspension of accused IAS officer may be revoked

Suspended Rajasthan-cadre IAS officer Ashok Singhvi’s (IAS:1983:RJ) suspension could be revoked and he be recalled to duty in December this year. This follows the recommendation of a committee headed by the chief secretary. The final decision, though, would be taken by chief minister Vasundhara Raje to whom the recommendation has…

Senior IAS proceeds on leave; Nitish twists prohibition law according to convenience

K.K. Pathak (IAS:1990:BH), Principal Secretary of Bihar’s Registration, Excise and Prohibition Department, who authored Bihar’s prohibition law, has proceeded on leave and has asked the government to find a “suitable replacement” for him. Pathak is known as a no-nonsense bureaucrat who was expressly brought to Bihar last year to effectively…

Telecom wars reach PMO

Having initiated a battle against Reliance Jio, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has found it fit to escalate it by writing to the Prime Ministers’ Office “expressing deep concern” over the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) allegedly favouring the new entrant Reliance Jio, while hurting existing operators…

PMO discloses salaries of its officials

Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has made public the monthly remuneration of all its officers and staff under the Right to Information Act. The Secretary to the Prime Minister and IAS officer of the 1983 batch, Bhaskar Khulbe, is the highest paid official at the PMO with a monthly salary of…

Rajendra Kumar (IAS) granted bail

A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended Delhi government’s Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar in a corruption case. Special Judge Arvind Kumar granted him bail on furnishing a bail bond of Rs. 1 lakh with one surety in the like amount. The CBI had opposed his bail plea. The…

Telangana sets an example, Rajat (IAS:91) initiates instant payments to paddy farmers

Rajat Kumar (IAS:1991:TL), Commissioner Civil Supplies and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana, has said that paddy farmers would be paid within 48 hours of procurement, thanks to a new online paddy procurement process. “For the first time, we are implementing the mandatory online payment process for the present…

Atheek appointed as PS to K’taka CM

As Indianmandarins had anticipated in its report (April 30, 2016), L K Atheek (IAS:1991:KN) has been appointed as Principal Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Presently he is serving as Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms in the state government. Prior to repatriation to Karnataka Atheek served as…

Atheek tipped as PS to K’taka CM

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that L K Atheek (IAS:1991:KN) may shortly be appointed as Principal Secretary to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. Currently he is serving in the state as Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms (DPAR). He has recently (Jan 2016) repatriated from a posting in Washington DC…

Sanjiv charges PMO of malafide intent

Former AIIMS CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi has, in a fresh affidavit to the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), has accused the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister of dealing with his case of an inter-cadre deputation to the Delhi government in a “partisan and biased” manner. “The main…

Hectic lobbying for Chairman, Coffee Board of India: an inside story

Power corridors are abuzz that an IAS officer from a southern state recently called on a heavyweight minister in Nirman Bhawan seeking intervention in the selection/appointment for Chairman Coffee Board as he is also aiming to grab the position which is with Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman. Indianmandarins had earlier reported (March…

Contempt notice issued to UP PS (Home)

The Allahabad High Court on Monday issued contempt notice to the Principal Secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh, Debashish Panda, for allegedly not complying with the directions of the court to provide documents to suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur about departmental inquiry against the latter. Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya gave this…

Dr R Khatri tipped for Chairman, Coffee Board of India?

Power corridors are abuzz with speculations that Dr Rajkumar Khatri (IAS:1988:KN) may be appointed chairman of Coffee Board of India. The post has been lying vacant since May 10, 2015 vice Jawaid Akhtar (IAS:1989:KN). Khatri is currently serving in his cadre state as Principal Secretary (PS), Disaster Management, in the…

DoPT to review AGMUT officers’ performance

The central government is scheduled to review the performance of IAS officers working in the Delhi government under a rule that empowers it to retire nonperforming bureaucrats in public interest after they have completed 30 years of service or attained 50 years of age. The department of personnel and training…

Haryana cadre IFS officers agonized over discrimination

Haryana cadre Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers find themselves at the receiving end of the state government’s promotion policy. While IAS and IPS officers are never denied their rank and pay grade linked to the years of service, the same does not hold true for IFS officers. This discrimination was…

Haryana promotes 06 IAS officers to PS including Khemka

  Six Haryana cadre IAS officers of the 1991 batch were promoted to the rank of Principal Secretary. The surprise inclusion in the list was the name of Ashok Khemka, an officer known for his integrity, who has continued to suffer indifference of the current Haryana government as much as…

Arrested Delhi IAS officer sent to JC

Delhi IAS officer Sanjay Pratap Singh and his personal assistant, arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2.2 lakh, were on Thursday remanded to judicial custody (JC) till December 23 by a Delhi court after the CBI said they were not required for further custodial interrogation. Singh, a 1984-batch…

Glitter of power Vs dullness of duty: Curious case of Rajendra Kumar

  Like every good thing in life, high-profile appointments for IAS, IPS and other senior rank officers come with a huge cost – in terms of loss of their bureaucratic neutrality. Most of them don’t realize it so long as the show lasts. By the time they come to evaluate…

IAS Sanjay Pratap Singh nemesis begins

The 1984-batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre Sanjay Pratap Singh, who was caught red-handed accepting a bribe of over Rs two lakhs, will be produced in a special CBI court today. The Delh government’s principal secretary in the Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities, was arrested…

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