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Will Agrawal be the new Chief Secretary of Gujarat?

Many developments are taking place in Gujarat bureaucracy swiftly. The DPC cleared seven names for ACS rank promotion; announcement of full-time Police Commissioner for Ahmedabad too is inching closer. The next immediate thing in the state is announcement of successor to the outgoing Chief Secretary Jagdip Narayan Singh (IAS:1983:GJ) who is completing his extended tenure this week. Several names from 1985 and 1986 batch have been doing rounds for the top job but Indianmandarins has learnt that the coveted post may go to a 1984 batch IAS officer with Arvind Agrawal as Singh’s likely successor. Though he has only five months to retire but in view of previous records Gujarat Govt appears to be liberal enough in giving extension to the head of bureaucracy. If that be the case, Agrawal will have a ten months long tenure as Chief Secretary. 

25 Nov 2019
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Problem of plenty: Whom to pick as next CS of Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Secretary Jagdip Narayan Singh (IAS:1983:GJ) is completing his extended tenure this month. Contrary to the earlier rumours, the incumbent Union Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra (IAS:1986:GJ) is unlikely to move back to state as the CS. It may be noted that there is no dearth of eligible claimants for the top job and a plenty appears to have been posing a challenge before the Gujarat government to pick Singh’s successor.

 

If some well-placed sources are to be believed, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary P D Vaghela (IAS:1986:GJ), Union Mines Secretary Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS:1985:GJ) and Union Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985:GJ) too are unlikely to opt repatriation for the CS’ job. In all likelihood the Gujarat government would have to supersede several officers as 1986 batch appears to have advantage over seniors.  

 

With three names from 1986 batch IAS doing round, the Gujarat government may supersede several officers. Among the prospective claimants (all 1986 batch), Pankaj Kumar (ACS, Revenue), Vipul Mittra (ACS, Labour & employment) and Rajiv Gupta (ACS, Forest & Environment) are being seen as the front runner. Pankaj Kumar will be retiring in April next year whereas Rajiv Gupta and Mittra have advantage of having service till May 2022 and July 2023 respectively.  

 

Reportedly, the government will have to supersede many officers if one out of these three is chosen as the next CS. In the case of Pankaj Kumar (IAS:1986:GJ) the government will have to supersede Arvind Agrawal (ACS, Finance) retiring April next year; 1985 batch IAS Punamchand Parmar (ACS, Agriculture) and 1985 batch IAS Mrs Sangeeta Singh (ACS, Home. To consider Mittra’s name, the government will have to supersede all above officers and for Gupta, the government will have to supersede all of his seniors and even his batch mates.

 

Sometimes opulence too brings problems and Central leadership and Gujarat government this time may find it difficult to accommodate its favourites suitably. However, choice and preferences of officers hardly matters for the NaMo-Shah led government be it at Centre or at state.

18 Nov 2019
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Will Agrawal be the new Chief Secretary of Gujarat?

By IndianMandarins 25 Nov 2019

Many developments are taking place in Gujarat bureaucracy swiftly. The DPC cleared seven names for ACS rank promotion; announcement of full-time Police Commissioner for Ahmedabad too is inching closer. The next immediate thing in the state is announcement of successor to the outgoing Chief Secretary Jagdip Narayan Singh (IAS:1983:GJ) who is completing his extended tenure this week. Several names from 1985 and 1986 batch have been doing rounds for the top job but Indianmandarins has learnt that the coveted post may go to a 1984 batch IAS officer with Arvind Agrawal as Singh’s likely successor. Though he has only five months to retire but in view of previous records Gujarat Govt appears to be liberal enough in giving extension to the head of bureaucracy. If that be the case, Agrawal will have a ten months long tenure as Chief Secretary. 

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Problem of plenty: Whom to pick as next CS of Gujarat

By IndianMandarins 18 Nov 2019

Gujarat Chief Secretary Jagdip Narayan Singh (IAS:1983:GJ) is completing his extended tenure this month. Contrary to the earlier rumours, the incumbent Union Secretary Guruprasad Mohapatra (IAS:1986:GJ) is unlikely to move back to state as the CS. It may be noted that there is no dearth of eligible claimants for the top job and a plenty appears to have been posing a challenge before the Gujarat government to pick Singh’s successor.

 

If some well-placed sources are to be believed, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary P D Vaghela (IAS:1986:GJ), Union Mines Secretary Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS:1985:GJ) and Union Economic Affairs Secretary Atanu Chakraborty (IAS:1985:GJ) too are unlikely to opt repatriation for the CS’ job. In all likelihood the Gujarat government would have to supersede several officers as 1986 batch appears to have advantage over seniors.  

 

With three names from 1986 batch IAS doing round, the Gujarat government may supersede several officers. Among the prospective claimants (all 1986 batch), Pankaj Kumar (ACS, Revenue), Vipul Mittra (ACS, Labour & employment) and Rajiv Gupta (ACS, Forest & Environment) are being seen as the front runner. Pankaj Kumar will be retiring in April next year whereas Rajiv Gupta and Mittra have advantage of having service till May 2022 and July 2023 respectively.  

 

Reportedly, the government will have to supersede many officers if one out of these three is chosen as the next CS. In the case of Pankaj Kumar (IAS:1986:GJ) the government will have to supersede Arvind Agrawal (ACS, Finance) retiring April next year; 1985 batch IAS Punamchand Parmar (ACS, Agriculture) and 1985 batch IAS Mrs Sangeeta Singh (ACS, Home. To consider Mittra’s name, the government will have to supersede all above officers and for Gupta, the government will have to supersede all of his seniors and even his batch mates.

 

Sometimes opulence too brings problems and Central leadership and Gujarat government this time may find it difficult to accommodate its favourites suitably. However, choice and preferences of officers hardly matters for the NaMo-Shah led government be it at Centre or at state.

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Nilam Sawhney is the new CS of Andhra Pradesh

By IndianMandarins 14 Nov 2019

Seven months ahead of retirement Nilam Sawhney (IAS:1984:AP) was on Thursday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh; a post  which fell vacant after the sudden transfer of L V Subramanyam (IAS:1983:AP), a week ago. Neerabh Kumar (IAS:1987:AP), who was holding additional charge of CS. 

The NaMo administration had on Monday repatriated Mrs Sawhney who was working in Govt of India as Union Secretary, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment. 

 

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DHFL-PF Scam: Agrawal in the eye of storm, out of race from UP CS post

By IndianMandarins 14 Nov 2019

After the Uttar Pradesh Economic Offence Wing, in its initial investigations, found his suspicious role into the EPF scam Union Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare Secretary Sanjay Agarwal (IAS:1984:UP) proceeded on leave. Further, the NaMo administration on Thursday assigned the additional charge of Agriculture to Rural Development Secretary Amarjit Sinha (IAS:1983:BH).

Earlier, it was believed that Agarwal, in addition to Union Urban Development Secretary D S Mishra (IAS:1984:UP), was in race for UP Chief Secretary post. Reportedly, Agarwal is out of race as he may be chargesheeted now whereas D S Mishra remains the alone claimant of CS. Those in the know of the affairs say that in the new scenario the Yogi Govt may draft R K Tiwari (IAS:1985:UP) as full-fledged Chief Secretary of UP. Tiwari has been in the additional charge of CS since September 01, 2019.   

It may be underlined that Agarwal was among five officials who took the decision to invest a portion of the PF in the stressed Dewan Housing and Finance Limited (DHFL). He was the Chairman of the UP Power Employees Trust (UPPET) and the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) during the period 2013-2017.

EOW has already arrested three of the five officials present at the meeting on March 22, 2017 – just three days after the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP formed the government in UP. It may be underlined that a few days before the meeting, Rs 18 crore was transferred to DHFL. UPPET invested Rs 2,631 crore in DHFL, which has been investigated for alleged links with mafia don Dawood Ibrahim.

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Chhattisgarh CS: Mondal to take over from Kujur

By IndianMandarins 31 Oct 2019

Following Centre’s denial of extension to the outgoing Chief Secretary Sunil Kumar Kujur (IAS:1986:CG) the State Govt appointed R P Mondal (IAS:1987:CG) as new CS.  Mondal will be taking over from Kujur on his retirement today. Mondal will have a brief tenure of seventeen months as State Chief Secretary.

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WB: Rajiva Sinha will be next Chief Secretary

By IndianMandarins 26 Sep 2019

Four days ahead of retirement of the outgoing Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB), Mamta Banerjee on Thursday announced Rajiva Sinha (IAS:1986:WB) as De’s successor. De is retiring next Monday.

Currently, Rajiva Sinha is working as Additional Chief Secretary to the Department of Health and Family Welfare. Sinha will have one complete year to serve as CS. He will be retiring on 30.09.2019.  

 

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Four secretaries (GoI) & two chief secretaries retiring this month

By IndianMandarins 23 Sep 2019

As many as four secretaries of Govt of India are retiring this month clearing the deck for those waiting for their own turn to become Secretaries.

 

Among senior most IAS officers are one each from 1984 and 1986 batch and two from 1983 batch namely; Mrs Seema Bahuguna (IAS:1983:RJ), Secretary, Department of Public Enterprise (DPE); Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar (IAS:1983:UP) Secretary, M/o Youth Affairs & Sports; K V Eapen (IAS:1984:AM), Secretary Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (ARPG) and Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi (IAS:1986:BH) Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) serving in the rank of Secretary (GoI).

 

Further, West Bengal Chief Secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) and Sikkim Chief Secretary Dr Alok Kumar Srivastava (IAS:1984:SK) will be hanging their boots this month. Sikkim Govt already announced Suresh Chandra Gupta (IAS:1986:SK) as its new Chief Secretary. Further, Uttar Pradesh is still awaiting for a regular Chief Secretary as Rajendra Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1985:UP) is working as an interim CS. 

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Baldi is new CS of Himachal, UP CS post hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 02 Sep 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first on 22 August (CLICK WEBLINK) Shrikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP) appointed new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh vice B K Agrawal (IAS:1985:HP) who was appointed last month as Secretart to the Lok Pal.

 

Further, in Uttar Pradesh dispensation has given the additional charge of Chief Secretary to Rajendra Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1985:UP) till the appointment of a regular incumbent. Presently, Tiwari is working as Agriculture Production Commissioner and ACS, Higher Education.

 

Chief Secretary Dr Anup Chandra Pandey (IAS:1984:UP) retired last week after completing his extended tenure. 

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