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Maharashtra Chief Secreary gets extension

Following the concurrence of Centre the Maharashtra Government on Saturday announced the extension in service of Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ajoy G Mehta (IAS:1984:MH) for a period of three months. He was scheduled to retire on March 31, 2020 instead he would continue as CS till June 30, 2020.   

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Jharkhand: Sukhdev Singh named as next CS, Ekka as PS to CM

The Hemant Soren Government on Saturday announced the appointment of Sukhdeo Singh (IAS:1987:JH) as next Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. He will take over from D K Tiwari (IAS:1986:JH); the outgoing CS retiring on March 31. Currently, Singh is  Development Commissioner holding the additional charge of Home Department.

Further, Chief Minister Soren picked Rajiv Arun Ekka (IAS:1994:JH) as his Principal Secretary.

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Maharashtra Chief Secreary gets extension

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Following the concurrence of Centre the Maharashtra Government on Saturday announced the extension in service of Maharashtra Chief Secretary Ajoy G Mehta (IAS:1984:MH) for a period of three months. He was scheduled to retire on March 31, 2020 instead he would continue as CS till June 30, 2020.   

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Jharkhand: Sukhdev Singh named as next CS, Ekka as PS to CM

By IndianMandarins Just now

The Hemant Soren Government on Saturday announced the appointment of Sukhdeo Singh (IAS:1987:JH) as next Chief Secretary, Jharkhand. He will take over from D K Tiwari (IAS:1986:JH); the outgoing CS retiring on March 31. Currently, Singh is  Development Commissioner holding the additional charge of Home Department.

Further, Chief Minister Soren picked Rajiv Arun Ekka (IAS:1994:JH) as his Principal Secretary.

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IAS officer suspended for jumping home quarantine

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2020

If some well-placed sources are to be believed the Govt of Kerala suspended Kollam Sub Collector Anupam Mishra (IAS:2016:KL) for jumping home quarantine and leaving for Kanpur (home town) during the nation-wide lockdown. While taking stringent action the state government described the behaviour; “a serious lapse on part of an IAS officer”.

A case was lodged against him for jumping home quarantine. The officer had come back from Singapore on 18 March. Amid COVID-19 pandemic District Collector B Abdul Nazer had directed him for self-quarantine at his official residence. Instead he left for his hometown Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on March 21 a few days before a three-week countrywide lockdown.

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Shobha Oza’s appointment scrapped

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2020

After the cancellation of political appointments in boards and commissions, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday wiped out the appointment of Congress leader Shobha Oza as the chairperson of MP Women’s Commission with immediate effect. The then outgoing CM Kamalnath had appointed her to the post days before submitting resignation   

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Kerala cadre IAS jumps isolation to go to Kanpur

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2020

In the worst-affected Kerala that has over 126 tested positive so far a 2016 batch IAS officer put in isolation in Kollam after coming back from UK jumped his quarantine and headed for Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh in the middle of coronavirus pandemic. Over 126 people have tested positive in Kerala so far.

As per the Kerala government information, the Kollam Sub Collector is said to have left on for Kanpur on March 21, a few days before a three-week countrywide lockdown began to check the spread of coronavirus that has affected close to 700 people in the country. It has claimed almost a dozen lives so far.

He had returned from the UK in the first week of March. The Kollam administration put his driver, personal security guard and secretary in isolation after his disappearance came to light. His disappearance has also embarrassed the government which is hard pressed to enforce quarantine norms.

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One more split likely in Congress after Scindia's exit

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22   Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split.                                   

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time.               

Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.One more split likely in Congress after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit

 There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22 Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split .

 

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time. Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.


By: Neha Sharma

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Shivraj shifts Rajgarh Collector, cancels top appointments: Course correction or settling scores?

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the second day of his assuming charge of the office, cancelled all political appointments with immediate effect.

Further, taking action against officers who confronted BJP leaders in Kamal Nath government Shivraj administration shifted Rajgarh Collector, Nidhi Nivedita (IAS:2012:MP) and Deputy Collector Priya Verma (a PCS officer). Nivedita is posted to Secretariat as Deputy Secretary. Deputy secretary in Secretariat, Neeraj Kumar Singh (IAS:2012:MP) has been appointed Rajgarh Collector.

Nivedita had on January 19 slapped a BJP spokesperson while trying to manage law and order situation during a pro-CAA rally in her area. Her deputy Priya Verma was also involved during the incident.

Apart from this, the government also shifted municipal commissioner of Rewa, Sabha Jeet Yadav, who had slapped a Rs 5 crore notice to former BJP minister Rajendra Shukla, a close confident of CM Chouhan, for using defamatory words. Yadav has been appointed Additional Secretary in the Secretariat. CEO, District Panchayat, Rewa, Arpit Verma has been assigned additional charge of the Municipal Commissioner.

In fact, on March 16, the Kamal Nath government had ordered appointment of M Gopal Reddy (IAS:1985:MP) as Chief Secretary, replacing Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty (IAS:1982:MP), while heads were also appointed for constitutional bodies including MP Women's Commission, State Backward Classes Commission, State SCs Commission, State Minority Cell and State ST Commission.

It may be underlined that a BJP delegation led by Chouhan had on 17 March called on Governor Lalji Tandon and conveyed that the Kamal Nath’s minority govt did not have rights to clear appointments to several constitutional posts. As per Shivraj administration’s move all those appointments stands cancelled.

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MP Govt effects bureaucratic rejig: 8 IAS officers get new assignment

By IndianMandarins 24 Mar 2020

After the return of Shivraj Singh Chauhan as Madhya Pradesh CM, the new Government has effected the transfer of following IAS officers:

  1. Jay Narayan Kansotiya (IAS:1989) presently Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Disabled Persons Welfare was given additional charge as Additional Chief Secretary,  Cottage and Rural Industries Department
  2. Prabhanshu Kama l(IAS:1985) presently Agriculture Production Commissioner was transferred as Chairmen, Professional Examination Board, Bhopal
  3. Kishore Kumar Singh (IAS:1985) presently Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department goes as Agriculture Production Commissioner, MP.
  4. I C P Keshari (IAS:1988) presently Chairman, Professional Examination Board MP and OSD-cum- Resident Commissioner, MP Bhawan (New Delhi) and Additional Chief Secretary, Commercial Tax Department was posted as Additional Chief Secretary- General administration Department
  5. Vinod Kumar (IAS:1989) presently MD, SC, Finance Development Corporation, and additional chief secretary SC Welfare was transferred as Vice President- Narmada Valley Development Authority (NVDA), Bhopal.
  6. Sandeep Kumar Mawkin (IAS:2010) presently Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation  transferred as Director, Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehab Department;
  7. Harsh Dixit (IAS:2013) presently Additional Collector Jabalpur was transferred as Commissioner, Gwalior Municipal Corporation;
  8. Dr. ILayaraja T (IAS:2009) presently Department Secretary to CM and Deputy Secretary, Aviation Department was given additional charge as Director, Aviation

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