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An RSS ideologue vying hard to become BJP spokesperson

Old habits die hard. Once a self-proclaimed RSS ideologue and strategist is now trying hard to be allowed to appear in the media.

The self-proclaimed RSS ideologue earlier used to force people seeking some or the other favour to flock to his doorsteps. He is now trying hard to be accommodated as one of the spokespersons of the BJP. However, he has been conveyed via a senior RSS functionary and BJP General Secretary not to appear in media not only on behalf of the RSS but also for the BJP. He was asked categorically that he must refrain from such appearance.

 

14 Nov 2019
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AAI: Arvind Singh takes over as chairman

Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH) has taken charge as the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country. Prior to his appointment at Centre Singh served as Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) of Maharashtra government. He also worked as CMD of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. In his new assignment as the Chairman of the AAI, Singh will lead efforts to achieve AAI’s organisational goals of providing world-class airport infrastructure,top-of-the-line facilities and leading air navigation services in the world.

08 Nov 2019
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An RSS ideologue vying hard to become BJP spokesperson

By IndianMandarins 14 Nov 2019

Old habits die hard. Once a self-proclaimed RSS ideologue and strategist is now trying hard to be allowed to appear in the media.

The self-proclaimed RSS ideologue earlier used to force people seeking some or the other favour to flock to his doorsteps. He is now trying hard to be accommodated as one of the spokespersons of the BJP. However, he has been conveyed via a senior RSS functionary and BJP General Secretary not to appear in media not only on behalf of the RSS but also for the BJP. He was asked categorically that he must refrain from such appearance.

 

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AAI: Arvind Singh takes over as chairman

By IndianMandarins 08 Nov 2019

Arvind Singh (IAS:1988:MH) has taken charge as the Chairman of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The AAI, under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and manages more than 100 airports across the country. Prior to his appointment at Centre Singh served as Additional Chief Secretary (Energy) of Maharashtra government. He also worked as CMD of Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. In his new assignment as the Chairman of the AAI, Singh will lead efforts to achieve AAI’s organisational goals of providing world-class airport infrastructure,top-of-the-line facilities and leading air navigation services in the world.

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Allahabad HC: More than 40 per cent posts of judges vacant

By IndianMandarins 04 Nov 2019

Approximately, five dozen posts of judges are lying vacant in the Allahabad High Court as on 1st November 2019. The present sanctioned strength for the Allahabad High Court is 160 judges whereas the working/functional strength is only 101 meaning a shortfall of 59 judges which includes 06 permanent judges and 53 additional judges.

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Nair`s fondness of Odisha?

By IndianMandarins 04 Nov 2019

Rumors of Prashant Nair ( IAS:2007:KL) exploring possibilities to move to Odisha from Kerala on an inter-cadre deputation basis is doing the rounds in the corridors of power. It also remains a question whether it is his take or it`s the choice of Odisha government. It is also learnt that the Naveen Patnaik government is keen to have him on inter-cadre deputation. Nair, who is popularly also known as `Collector Bro` is presently working in the cadre state of Kerala as MD, Kerala Shipping Inland Navigation Corporation Ltd.

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UTs of J&K and Ladakh: CBDT extends deadline for all ITRs filing to Nov 30

By IndianMandarins 03 Nov 2019

In the newly-created Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh the CBDT has extended the deadline for filing of IT Returns to November 30 considering disturbances in phone and internet connectivity across the region. The deadline for filing ITRs for certain categories of taxpayers was to end on October 31. 

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How political prioritization influences policies: ISPP organises a workshop

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) organised a workshop on ‘How political prioritization influences policies and their implementation: cases of WASH policies in India’. The workshop was conducted by Raman VR, Head of Policy, WaterAid India.

While opening the debate, Raman briefly touched upon some important examples of political prioritization in India such as the nationalisation of banks, telecom reforms, construction of Konkan Railways, Right to Education Act, NREGS, amongst others, and further focussed on how the impact of the recent high level prioritization of WASH policies in India and the Swachh Bharat Mission offers rich policy learning.

He further critically analysed the Swachh Bharat Mission, listed its strengths and highlighted various gaps in the policy, as well as program challenges that the SBM has posed for the nation. Besides the challenges faced, he also raised a number of policy questions and learning for future, with reference to such contexts. This was followed by a vibrant discussion and question answer session.

Pradyoth SB, a public policy scholar said: "Phenomenal transformation that has happened in the sanitation sector in India over the last five years.” Raman mentioned that though India had, indeed, traversed a long way, a lot needed to still be done as far as challenges in the sector were concerned.

(For more information, please contact: sarah@ispp.org.in)

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Former head of anti-corruption body (CVC) joins Reliance board

By IndianMandarins 19 Oct 2019

Former Chief Vigilance Commissioner and the first CBDT Chairman under the Modi Govt K V Chowdary (Retd IRS IT:1978) has joined the board of India's most valuable company Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) as an independent director.

Chowdary was in August 2014 appointed as CBDT Chairman. Following his retirement he was appointed advisor to the Department of Revenue on issues relating to black money, before being made the Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) in June 2015.

It may be mentioned that he was elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. He is also a Member on the Advisory Board of CAG of India. Chowdary also holds directorship in CCL Products (India) Ltd, a listed company.

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IFS Association elects its new team of office bearers

By IndianMandarins 30 Sep 2019

Indian Forest Service Association has elected its five new office bearers and 10 executive committee members in New Delhi. The new office bearers of the Association included Dr Devendra Pandey as patron, Dr Prasant Kumar as President, Dr S P Yadav as Secretary General for second term, Dr Saket Badola as Joint Secretary, Dr Suneesh Buxy as Treasurer and Ms Bharti as Literary Secretary.

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