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Telangana: Four IAS officers reshuffled

In a relatively small bureaucratic rejig as many as four IAS officers were transferred and posted at various departments in the Govt Telangana. 

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28 Feb 2020
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Srivastava is Special CP Law & Order; may replace Patnaik as Delhi CP

S N Srivastava (IPS:1985:UT) was on Tuesday evening appointed as the new Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) to take control of the violence in NCR.  Srivastava was repatriated from the CRPF ahead of appointment as Special CP. He served as Special DG (Training) in CRPF.

Immediately after taking over, Srivastava took part in a security review meeting called at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. It is understood that Srivastava may take over as the Delhi Police Chief after Amulya Patnaik’s extended tenure ends coming Saturday.

25 Feb 2020
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Telangana: Four IAS officers reshuffled

By IndianMandarins 28 Feb 2020

In a relatively small bureaucratic rejig as many as four IAS officers were transferred and posted at various departments in the Govt Telangana. 

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Srivastava is Special CP Law & Order; may replace Patnaik as Delhi CP

By IndianMandarins 25 Feb 2020

S N Srivastava (IPS:1985:UT) was on Tuesday evening appointed as the new Delhi Police Special Commissioner (Law and Order) to take control of the violence in NCR.  Srivastava was repatriated from the CRPF ahead of appointment as Special CP. He served as Special DG (Training) in CRPF.

Immediately after taking over, Srivastava took part in a security review meeting called at the residence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. It is understood that Srivastava may take over as the Delhi Police Chief after Amulya Patnaik’s extended tenure ends coming Saturday.

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Will Parida replace Dev as Delhi CS?

By IndianMandarins 17 Feb 2020

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Manoj Kumar Parida (IAS:1986:UT) is expected to replace Vijay Kumar Dev (IAS:1987:UT) as the next Chief Secretary to the Government of Delhi. Reportedly, Dev may move to Centre. Prida is presently working as Adviser to Administrator, Chandigarh.     

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Low pitch and sound strategy sail AAP through

By IndianMandarins 12 Feb 2020

Winning Delhi Assembly elections remains elusive for the BJP yet again with AAP managing the second successive victory in Delhi by securing over 50% votes. But what catapulted the AAP to this victory that fared third in the recent Lok Sabha elections in Delhi is a very interesting to ponder about.

Analysts attribute this to Kejriwal’s popularity and his welfare agenda which is another perfect example how Indian voters differentiate between national and local elections. The BJP crossed 50% vote share in the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and 2019 in Delhi, and the AAP in Assembly elections in 2015 and 2020. Similar factors helped the BJP when it lost in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Rajasthan in 2018 and bounced back in 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

They further say that the success rate of the BJP dwindles where there is mostly bipolar contest as vote share suggest that it is the BJP which has gained more from poor performance of Congress collapse from 9.7% in 2015 to 4.3% in 2020 vote share. The BJP managed to get its second highest vote share in 2020 in Assembly elections since 1993 and six percentage points more than the 2015 figure of 32.3%. But it is significantly less than the 56% which it got during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP has done well in areas with unauthorised colonies which it regularised.

But most important aspect of Kejriwal’s campaign was that he did not criticize the PM strategically. He had also cautiously made a ballance and was not seen unnecessarily with Muslim extremists and very cleverly and innocently peddling soft Hinduism. He also countered aggressive posturing of the BJP by softly raising slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Mataram’ with prude. But his main focus was around basic requirement of Delhites that is Bijli (electricity), Pani (water) and 'Sasti yatra' (cheap transport) and he sailed through.

Hyper-nationalism adopted by the BJP in Delhi elections proved to be counter productive and has a negative correlation to electoral success. Economic and livelihood issues are neglected by the BJP that has been a major bearing on its narrative against the party. The story is always different in Lok Sabha elections where nationalist agenda seems to be having a positive correlation.

It is not that Kejriwal alone but several other anti-BJP forces including NCP, JD(S), TMC, TRS and DMK are saying that the time for alternative politics for 2024 has come that talks about Kaam Ki Rajneeti vs Jabaan Ki Rajneeti. But role of Prashant Kishor cannot be anything less who started Kejriwal’s campaign with attacking Delhi BJP chief by Rinkiya Ke Papa jibe and suggesting top brass of the APP – Arvind Kejriwal to adopt soft Hindutva and Manish Sisodia to support Shaheen Bagh.

It was also part of the strategy to attack the BJP being faceless. There is another question that why the most acceptable face of BJP in Delhi Dr Harshvardhan was not made face of party in Delhi elections. On the other hand insiders say that Congress didn't want to get exposed but a decision to give passage to AAP against the BJP was taken the moment CAA was passed in Parliament.

There was no taker of the BJP campaign on abrogation of Article 370, Ayodhya Verdict, triple talaq however the party managed to generate some sentiment against CAA protest that helped increasing its poll percentage. Of course, a big section of youth of Delhi remained glued towards the AAP with most of the universities students in Delhi taking to street for some or the other reason. However, what will be the impact of anti-CAA movement will determine the course of Indian politics.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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From advantage AAP to neck and neck with BJP but Congress may surprise

By IndianMandarins 29 Jan 2020

The Congress is skirting the CAA issue in Delhi, AAP tells that it is in the support protesters and the BJP is vehemently opposed to protests especially at Shaheen Bagh. But what does it mean as Delhi Assembly elections are at very crucial stage?

A glance:

  1. The BJP very tactically shifted the entire narrative of bijli muft, paani muft (free water, free electricity) to CAA debate in Delhi.
  2. The party has also fanned AAP’s overconfidence by fielding weak candidates against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia giving a message of conceding defeat while they are working hard in constituencies to cash in on anti-incumbency of AAP MLAs.
  3. Free DTC ride has disappointed auto driver as it is impacting their earning who were their hardcore supporters
  4. Certain section of the traditional voter of the Congress is now disenchanted with AAP is also coming back to the Congress.
  5. Despite the protest at Shaheen Bagh having some link with Amanatullah Khan of AAP Muslims are relying more on the Congress for their long-term benefits
  6. Reports are coming that Muslims voters will go full hog with the Congress the way they voted during Lok Sabha elections as their belief is constantly growing that only the Congress can take a decisive stand for them.
  7. Tentative approach of AAP is harming them as Many Congress leaders reached Shaheen Bagh but AAP leaders kept a distance from the protest
  8. AAP’s Muslim leaders are feeling cheated after some tickets were denied to Muslims
  9. AAP faced maximum protest in ticket distribution and except freebies AAP government does not have anything to offer to the people of Delhi.
  10. Strong Congress is a threat to AAP in the ongoing elections that the party failed to sense so far.
  11. The BJP is trying to increase just one to two percent beyond their fixed vote bank as they feel there is no wave as such for AAP

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Delhi Police: UT cadre IPS officers from NE elude important field postings?

By IndianMandarins 18 Nov 2019

North East claims to have a louder voice in New Delhi in the NaMo regime because of the emphasis of the NaMo Govt on ‘Act East policy’. To a bigger extent the assumption is closer to the reality as well.

On various developmental fronts, NE has got much more importance but while interacting with Indianmandarins several members of North East residing in New Delhi underlined an interesting administrative aspect which often goes un-noticed in the echelons of power.

When Indianmandarins started digging out information it was found that approx 10 senior UT cadre IPS officers are serving in Delhi Police but hardly any of them get important assignment in field operations. Rather, most of them are employed/deployed in Training, VIP Security, Delhi Armed Police which are considered less important.

In police administration, assignments like Crime, Law & Order, Economic Offence Wing, Licencing and Traffic are considered to be more important but none of the officers from NE are presently deployed in these areas. Rather, going by the data it appears that there has been a long practice of ignoring them for ‘so-called main postings’ like L&o, Crime, EoW etc.

For instance the list goes as follows;

  1. P N Khirmey (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG, Delhi Armed Police
  2. M N Masuvi- DIG, Training
  3. Michi Paku (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG, PTC Training
  4. Hibu Tamang (IPS:2004:UT)- DCP, Security
  5. Tushar Taba (IPS:2002:UT)- DIG, Security
  6. C K Mein (IPS:2004:UT)- DIG Security (Additional CP, PM Security)
  7. Robin Hibu (IPS:1993:UT)- Special Commissioner of Police, Delhi Armed Police. He served as DCP West for 2.5 years during Dr Paul’s tenure as CP.
  8. David Lalrinsanga (IPS:1995:UT)- Presently in Delhi Police HQ earlier served  for more than four years in VIP Traffic
  9. Kimey Kaming (IPS:UT)- Earlier served in Delhi Armed Police is now in Arunachal Pradesh Police HQs as DIG (Training)
  10. Apurva Bithin (IPS:UT)- DIG Training

Those who underlined these aspect also said that even in the name of modern HR practices and perception management or for the sake of giving due importance to Act East policy, IPS officers belonging to North East should have been given a little more space in a few important field postings which would have sent out messages across.

But unfortunately, while interacting with Indianmandrins, they forgot to underline several examples wherein many NE States often show less appetite for giving important field postings to IAS, IFoS and IPS officer’s native of outside NE Region.

Terming the cases as examples of discrimination would certainly be the over simplification of facts but this something which draws attention.   

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Change of Delhi CS ruled out; Mrs Ray faces tough time ahead?

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

Immediately after the abrupt repatriation of Mrs Reena Ray (IAS:1984:UT), Secretary, Department of School Education under Union HRD Ministry, last week, it was speculated that she may be made Delhi Chief Secretary vice Vijay Kumar Dev (IAS:1987:UT). Indianmandarins explored the prospect with several top officials and it is learnt that MHA might not destabilise the Delhi administration.

It may be underlined that the incumbent Delhi CS, presently holding the additional charge of NDMC chairman as well, had earlier served as Chief Electoral Officer in Delhi. Having well versed with the Delhi affairs, the NaMo administration may not find it much productive to destabilise the Delhi administration ahead of Delhi Assembly elections.

In addition to the reasons for abrupt unceremonious repatriation of Mrs Ray, which Indian Express broke first, there were other factors too which went against her abrupt unceremonious repatriation just 18 months ahead of retirement. If well-placed sources are to be believed differences and bitterness with juniors under her department would have added to her predicament and made her chances bleak to become Delhi’s next CS.

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Angry bureaucrats adding up RSS for ouster of AAP from Delhi

By IndianMandarins 21 Sep 2019

New Delhi: If some reliable sources are to be believed some unhappy and humiliated bureaucrats are working to oust Kejriwal (AAP) led Delhi Government in the next Assembly elections. They are working day in and day out to oust AAP. Many of them are in constant touch with the RSS leaders in Delhi to execute plans of the BJP. 

 

Reportedly, disgruntled civil servants are helping the RSS to find ways to weaken Kejriwal’s prospects. These bureaucrats are telling the RSS vulnerability of the government where it could be hit at and strength where it should not be attacked.

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