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Gujarati News Service (GNS) becomes 06th National News Agency

GNS (Gujarati News Service) has become the country’s 06th National News Agency after PTI, UNI, Hindustan Samachar (HS), EMS and ANI, editor-in-chief and CEO of the agency Ashutosh Pandya informed the media persons on Saturday. In its advisory issued on 28 April 2017, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has…

Modern technology in aid of infra monitoring

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to have advised Niti Ayog to set ambitious targets for all sectors keeping in mind the commitments made by this government for housing, electricity, etc with an eye on the national elections in 2019. On its part, the Ayog is placing emphasis on monitoring…

Adhia: Nine lakh companies not filing annual returns

Hasmukh Adhia (IAS:1981:GJ)

As many as 8-9 lakh registered companies have not been filing annual returns with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) and are a potential source of money laundering, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said on Saturday. Speaking at the Enforcement Day event in New Delhi, Adhia said the task force set…

IAS association exhorts members to adopt martyrs’ families

The Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association, at its meeting in New Delhi on April 28, proposed that each member of the Indian Administrative Service adopts one family of a martyred soldier. The family may preferably be from the State to which the officer belongs and will be serving…

Vyas replaces Sharma s Chief Secretary, J&K

Amid the worsening law and order situation and sluggish implementation of several development projects Bharat Bhushan Vyas (IAS:1986:JK) was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir today, replacing Braj Raj Sharma (IAS:1984:JK) who was made advisor to CM Mehbooba Mufti. He has 07 months in hand to attain…

DPC clears the deck for 152 IRS-IT officers

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) meeting for Non-functional Selection Grade, held on 25th April 2017, has cleared the decks for 152 IRS (Income Tax) officers of the 2004 batch for promotion as Additional Commissioners w.e.f January 2016.

Singh’s name does rounds for Chhattisgarh DGP: Rumor or fact?

Though many top officials in Delhi decline to endorse but rumors have it that Binay Kumar Singh (IPS:1987:CG), Joint Director (Establishment) Intelligence Bureau, may shortly be made the DGP of Chhattisgarh in the aftermath of the Sukma attack. There is a strong similar buzz in the corridors of the PHQ…

Nine JS-level officers from Delhi to be appointed in Lucknow

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The NaMo administration is said to be in the process of deploying nine JS-level UP cadre IAS officers in the Yogi secretariat as part of its ‘strategic preparation’ for the 2019 national election. The Department of Personnel & Training has reportedly shortlisted the names of officers and sent the list…

ITPO goes ahead with IECC construction

The India Trade Promotion Organisation is going ahead with the construction of an Integrated Exhibition and Convention Centre (IECC) with latest modern architectural design at Pragati Maidan as courts have not stayed the demolition of certain structures. In view of the redevelopment plan of Pragati Maidan, Hall No.1, Hall of…

Haryana gets a new DGP as part of IPS officers’ reshuffle

The Haryana government on Thursday appointed senior IPS officer B S Sandhu (IPS:1984:HY) as its new Director General of Police. He replaced Kushal Pal Singh (IPS:1985:HY) who has been posted as DG Prisons. “Sandhu was holding the post of Chairman and MD Haryana Police Housing Corporation Panchkula. IPS officer K…

Latest appointments: Updated @ 07 pm (27 April)

Central deputation tenure of Ashok M Dalwai (IAS:1984:OR) has been extended for a period of 03 months beyond 29 April 2017. Dalwai serves as Additional Secretary, Dept of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare. (Updated: 07 PM (27 April 2017) ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– Central deputation tenure of Ravi Sinha (IDSE:1984), Director, Ministry of…

84 IAS & 54 IPS officers transferred in UP

In its biggest bureaucratic reshuffle the Yogi Adityanath government on Wednesday transferred 84 IAS officers; including 38 DMs. 54 IPS officers too were reshuffled. 11 officials of the Secretary and Principal Secretary ranks have also been rejigged. Among the DMs shifted out include those of Lucknow, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad,…

Finally suspense is over: Bhatnagar appointed DG, CRPF

As reported first by Indianmandarins on 07 February 2017 (web link below), Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar (IPS:1983:UP) was on Wednesday appointed the new Director General of Central Reserve Police Force. He may take the charge this week as he is on official trip to Indonesia currently. Bhatnagar will have approx 02…

Pachnanda replaces Choudhary as ITBP DG

The incumbent DG of NDRF Ranjit Kumar Pachnanda (IPS:1983: WB) has been named as the successor to Krishna Choudhary (IPS:1979: BH), the outgoing Director General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. He will take over from Chaudhary on 30th June this year. He will have 16 months tenure as DG ITBP. Pachnanda…

BCAS becomes bone of contention: MoCA & MHA at loggerheads

For the last few months, it has been like a never-ending feud between Union Home Ministry and Ministry of Civil Aviation to control the BCAS. This aviation security regulator reports to Civil Aviation Ministry since inception, while CISF, that has the responsibility of maintaining security at airports, reports to MHA….

HUDCO celebrates its 47th Foundation Day

 Union Minister for Urban Development & Urban Poverty Alleviation M Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated the function and addressed the august gathering to commemorate the 47th Foundation Day of HUDCO. M Venkaiah Naidu congratulated HUDCO on completing 47 glorious years of service to the nation. Highlighting the noteworthy role of HUDCO, Naidu…

Will Watal be next CAG?

  After Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha’s tenure was extended for one year, speculations have mounted over the appointments to the coveted posts of CAG, Home Secretary, and Defence Secretary that are scheduled to fall vacant soon. The incumbent CAG, Shashi Kant Sharma (Retd IAS:1976:BH), is scheduled to complete his…

SC and govt battle keeps judges’ chair empty at Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court, the country’s biggest high court, has acquired a unique distinction of having almost 50 percent posts of judges vacant, thanks to a tussle between SC collegium and the government. With both the government and the SC turning adamant, the High Court doesn’t know when its woes…

Reinstate Senkumar as DGP; SC orders Kerala Govt

The SC directed the Kerala Govt on Monday to reinstate T P Senkumar (IPS:1983:KL) as the police chief who was, on 01 June 2016, replaced by Loknath Behera (IPS:1985: KL). Issuing the first such directive for reinstatement of a top cop, the Supreme Court invalidated Kerala Govt’s order dated June…