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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 12 hours ago

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

CLICK to read related news:

https://www.indianmandarins.com/news/jain-replaces-choudhury-as-new-coal-secretary/19126

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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

By IndianMandarins 12 hours ago

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

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Jain replaces Choudhury as new Coal Secretary

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) was on Friday appointed as new Coal Secretary vice Sumanta Choudhury (IAS:1985:WB). The replacement came as a surprise leaving people in corridors clueless about the reason for Choudhury’s ouster.  

 

Presently Jain is serving as Special Secretary, Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.

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A real bold move: FM announces significant tax cut to spur growth

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

Few economists call it ‘a real bold move’. This is not mere nitpicking, this is not tidbits, this is a significant tax reduction. Is it so?

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today surprised the business world with a slew of measures to brave economic slowdown. As FinMin announced Indian firms will have the option to pay income tax at 22 percent if they don't avail any exemptions or incentives as effective tax for these companies comes to 25.17 per cent inclusive of all surcharge and cesses.

To spur growth, corporate tax cut will be brought through an ordinance besides that domestic firms will not have to pay minimum alternate tax, no tax surcharge on capital gains on sale of securities, including derivatives in the hands of FPIs. There will be no tax on listed companies' share buybacks announced before July 5, 2019. In another big move, the government has decides to allow spend CSR of 2 per cent on incubators run by PSUs.

It is believed that companies will benefit significantly from the move as it will put more money in the hand of corporate, enabling them to invest more.

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CBI corners former Kolkata Police Commissioner

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2019

The CBI has sought arrest warrant against former Kolkata police commissioner Rajiv Kumar as Tom and Jerry chase between the CBI and Kumar is continuing from long. Meanwhile, the CBI has accused him of suppressing evidence required for preparing final charge sheet in Saradha scam case. He has been asked to appear before CBI on September 20.

 

As claims CBI Kumar has not only been ignoring summons but evading arrests as well so the investigation agency had sent letters to West Bengal DGP, CS and HS to help trace Kumar. The CBI wants his custody as it will not only help gather more evidences about Saradha scam but it has also some political implications as well in a state where the saffron party at the Centre has an eye.

 

Officially Kumar is on leave till September 25. CBI conducted searches at various locations across Kolkata looking for Kumar in connection with Saradha scam

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Ten officers appointed as GM, Railways

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration on Thursday cleared the appointment of as many as ten officers as General Manager Railways. Accordingly;

  1. Rajiv Kumar Vyas (IRSS) appointed as GM, Rail Wheel Factory (Yelhanka)
  2. John Thomas (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Southern Railway (Chennai)
  3. Suneet Sharma (IRSME) appointed as GM, Eastern Railway (Howrah). Presently he is GM Modern Coach Factory (Rae Bareli)
  4. G Banerjee (IRSEE) appointed as GM South East Central Railway (Bilaspur)
  5. R Gupta (IRSME) appointed as GM, Rail Coach Factory (Kapoorthala)
  6. Sanjeev Mittal (IRSE) appointed as GM, Central Railway, Mumbai
  7. V M Srivastva (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli Vice Suneet Sharma
  8. Sanjay Kumar Mohanty (IRTS) appointed as GM, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata
  9. Anand Prakash (IRSE) appointed as GM, North Western Railway (Jaipur)
  10. Y P Singh (IRSSE) appointed as GM, CORE, Allahabad

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Director (Tech), NHPC: Chaubey will replace Choudhary in April 2020

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

The public-sector headhunter (PESB), on Thursday, selected Yamuna Kumar Chaubey (ED, NHPC) for the post of Director (Technical), NHPC Limited. Altogether Seven candidates appeared before the selection board for interview held at PESB today.

Subject to requisite clearances and ACC approval Chaubey will replace Janardan Choudhary; the outgoing Director (Tech) retiring March next year.

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NHAI: Panel for 03 Member posts scrapped, panel for 01 remains

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Two posts of Member (Project) and one each post of Member (PPP) and Member (Administration) had been lying vacant for several months for which the selection process was started in February/March this year.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that panel for Member (Admin) remains alive whereas panels for two posts of Member (Project) and one for Member (PP) have been scrapped recently.

Even though the Member (Administration) post may be filled soon, NHAI may have to wait for a few more months to get full-strength at Board level.

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