DG EMPANELMENT

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DG Empanelment: 15 IPS officers on the list

The NaMo administration on Saturday announced the empanelment of 11 IPS officers for holding Director General rank posts and 4 officers for holding DG Equivalent posts in Government of India. The list goes like this:

DG and DG Equivalent:

  1. A Sema Rajan (IPS:1987:BH)
  2. Swagat Das (IPS:1987:CG)
  3. Arun Kumar Sinha (IPS:1987:BH)
  4. S Srinivas Prasad (IPS:1987:MN)
  5. Sudhir Kumar Saxena (IPS:1987:MP)
  6. Sunil Kumar Bansal (IPS:1987:OR)
  7. Dinkar Gupta (IPS:1987:PB)
  8. Taj Hassan Mohd (IPS:1987:UT)
  9. Suman Bala Sahoo (IPS:1987:WB)
  10. Pandeya Niraj Nayan (IPS:1987:WB)
  11. Sanjay Chander (IPS:1987:WB)

DG and DG Equivalent:

  1. Surendra Panwar (IPS:1987:OR)
  2. Akshaya Kumar Mishra (IPS:1987:RJ)
  3. Vijaya Kumar (IPS:1987:TN)
  4. Anil Kumar Raturi (IPS:1987:UK)

30 May 2020
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DG Empanelment: Three IPS officers on the list

The NaMo administration on Friday announced the Empanelment of three IPS officers to hold hold Director General (DG) and DG Equivalent level posts in Govt of India:

  1. M Mahender Reddy (IPS:1986:TG)
  2. Ashit Mohan Prasad (IPS:1985:KN)
  3. Pradeep Kapur (IPS:1986:OR)

21 Mar 2020
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DG Empanelment: 15 IPS officers on the list

By IndianMandarins 30 May 2020

The NaMo administration on Saturday announced the empanelment of 11 IPS officers for holding Director General rank posts and 4 officers for holding DG Equivalent posts in Government of India. The list goes like this:

DG and DG Equivalent:

  1. A Sema Rajan (IPS:1987:BH)
  2. Swagat Das (IPS:1987:CG)
  3. Arun Kumar Sinha (IPS:1987:BH)
  4. S Srinivas Prasad (IPS:1987:MN)
  5. Sudhir Kumar Saxena (IPS:1987:MP)
  6. Sunil Kumar Bansal (IPS:1987:OR)
  7. Dinkar Gupta (IPS:1987:PB)
  8. Taj Hassan Mohd (IPS:1987:UT)
  9. Suman Bala Sahoo (IPS:1987:WB)
  10. Pandeya Niraj Nayan (IPS:1987:WB)
  11. Sanjay Chander (IPS:1987:WB)

DG and DG Equivalent:

  1. Surendra Panwar (IPS:1987:OR)
  2. Akshaya Kumar Mishra (IPS:1987:RJ)
  3. Vijaya Kumar (IPS:1987:TN)
  4. Anil Kumar Raturi (IPS:1987:UK)

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DG Empanelment: Three IPS officers on the list

By IndianMandarins 21 Mar 2020

The NaMo administration on Friday announced the Empanelment of three IPS officers to hold hold Director General (DG) and DG Equivalent level posts in Govt of India:

  1. M Mahender Reddy (IPS:1986:TG)
  2. Ashit Mohan Prasad (IPS:1985:KN)
  3. Pradeep Kapur (IPS:1986:OR)

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Iron Curtain Vs Iron Curtain: Empanelment and selection no longer a guarantee

By IndianMandarins 13 Feb 2020

Disruption and disruptive changes have been something that define the NaMo administration appropriately. One may cite various examples to endorse this presumption.

The most interesting remark in this regard more often come from senior bureaucrats and top executive of the central PSUs is that days of certainties are over. And nothing guarantees you a smooth career progression be it empanelment for holding Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary or Secretary-level posts or PESB recommendation for board-level positions in Central PSUs.

Recently, various top-level executives of Central PSUs told Indianmandarins that earlier it used to be a deep sense of confidence and top executives used to congratulate their colleagues after PESB’s result for board-level positions are out. But gradually it faded away as selection does not guarantee ACC’s endorsement.

Similar appears to be the case of empanelment which was earlier considered as an assurance for posting at the level of JS, AS and Secretary in the government of India. 1985 batch senior IAS officers from Rajasthan and West Bengal cadre are such examples for whom posting as Secretary has become an endless wait. There are numerous such examples to endorse this assumption.

Stakeholders in bureaucracy and public-sector are often curious about this uncertainty. This is a known secret now that NaMo administration has less appetite for sharing its authority. Secondly, the ruling Govt at Centre has a strong and vast base of its cadre. Despite one meeting parameters for empanelment and PESB recommendation, it has to be in terms with certain other conditions as well. Unless these names are endorsed by the cadre framework, the end goal of empanelment and selection remains in the waiting-list but this is not the only criteria. Probably, this explains the reason behind inordinate delays in clearing various recommendations and proposals for appointment.    

Interestingly, in previous regimes too getting the nod from the power-centers was in practice. In UPA and Vajpayee regime also there were certain power-centers and individuals whose endorsements were key to the top appointments. Even though access and influence played a key role as these old models not only earned disrepute but proved to be counter-productive for governance as well.

In the NaMo regime, it became almost impossible for anyone to leverage on access and influence for posting and appointment but 360 feedback system and cadre endorsements [if true] put together have made certain things quite uncertain. Indian civil services earlier used to be termed as ‘Iron Curtain’ but NaMo administration has become an ‘Iron Curtain’ in itself. This is the strength of NaMo administration and to an extent its weakness as well.


(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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BJP to train its MPs on public speaking, ideology in a two day camp

By IndianMandarins 02 Aug 2019

New Delhi: To tell its lawmakers how to behave, the ruling party at the Centre -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- has planned a two-day training camp in the Balayogi Auditorium in New Delhi on August 3-4, 2019. Every member of Parliament of the BJP from both the houses will have to compulsory show up at the event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with many other senior leaders.

The BJP leaders are of the view that this is an attempt of the saffron outfit to train and sensitise all its 381 members of Parliament on the issues related to parliamentary practice, debates, party ideology, public speech, handling media and even the internal issues of the party.

The meeting is important because of the fact that training session would give clarity to the BJP MPs on ideological issues which is important for the BJP. They will also be told not to speak out of turn and on such subjects that they are not well equipped with. The meeting will not only attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both days but he is likely to speak at the event as well.

Sources in the BJP said that the meeting will also be addressed by speakers not only from the BJP but outside the party as well on specialized subjects. Besides the PM and Union Home minister Amit Shah, there is a possibility that party general secretary and in-charge of BJP training cell Muralidhar Rao might also address it. All the MPs have been asked to attend this meeting without a miss. Actually the BJP wants to pull string on some of motor mouths in the party by telling them how to speak saving the party from any unnecessary controversy and embarrassment due to some of its own leaders.

Sources further informed that this is a hectic meeting that would start at 9 am and would finish at 9 pm. MPs will get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the venue itself. Training cell of the BJP has major role to play in it as it is continuously doing the same but at smaller level. It will take up many issues including etiquette and how to deal with media which is a major concern of the party.

Sources are not ready to divulge any further detail about the programme but the purpose of the entire exercise is to ensure that certain basic things are required for a MP, minister and people having organizational responsibilities.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too keeps on doing such training camps for its workers but this would be the first such event when all BJP MPs will be participating in such a mega event that is dubbed as (Abhyas Varg).

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G P Gupta takes over as CGA

By IndianMandarins 01 Aug 2019

Girraj Prasad Gupta (ICAS:1983) took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in national capital here today. Earlier, the Government of India had appointed as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance w.e.f. 01.08.2019.

Gupta has vast and rich experience in the government at the Centre. He worked at higher positions in the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Rural development, and Ministry of Finance.

He also worked as the Director of National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad. As Additional Controller General of Accounts, he is highly credited for his work in development and implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS), a backbone IT infrastructure for Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and other financial management modules in Government of India. Mr. Gupta also worked as Director (Finance) on the joint venture mega hydel power project in Bhutan.

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DG empanelment: 26 IPS officers (1986 batch) on the list

By IndianMandarins 26 Jun 2019

The NaMo administration on June 25 cleared the empanelled of 1986 batch of IPS officer to hold DG and DG equivalent level post at Centre. Altogether 12 officers were empanelled to hold DG level post whereas 14 empanelled to hold DG equivalent level post.

 

Twelve officers empanelled to hold DG level post at Centre are:

  1. Jyotirmoy Chakravarty (AM)
  2. V S K Kaumudi (AP)
  3. Sheel Vardhan Singh (BH)
  4. Keshav Kumar (GJ)
  5. Abhay (OR)
  6. Mithilesh Kumar Jha (TN)
  7. M A Ganapathy (UD)
  8. M Jawed Akhtar (UP)
  9. Nasir Kamal (UP)
  10. Kuldiep Singh (WB)
  11. Rakesh Kumar Gupta (WB)
  12. Shashi Bhushan Singh Tomar (WB)


Fourteen officers empanelled to hold DG equivalent post at Centre:

  1. R P Agarwal (AM)
  2. Rakesh Kumar Mishra (BH)
  3. Ashok Kumar Verma (BH)
  4. Kamal Nayan Choubey (JH)
  5. A Hemachandran (KL)
  6. Shambhu Nath Singh (MN)
  7. Alok Kumar Pateria (MP)
  8. Anil Kumar (MP)
  9. Rajendra Prasad Sharma (OR)
  10. N R K Reddy (RJ)
  11. Bhupendra Singh (RJ)
  12. Aloka Prabhakar (TG)
  13. Ashutosh Shukla (TN)
  14. Akhil Kumar Shukla (TR)

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DG empanelment: Five IPS officers on the list

By IndianMandarins 14 Feb 2019

The NaMo administration, on Wednesday cleared the empanelment of as many as five IPS officers belonging to 1984 and 1985 batch to hold Director General rank post in Govt of India namely;

  • C V Muralidhar (IPS:1984:WB)
  • Maithili Sharan Gupta (IPS:1984:MP)
  • Ajay Kashyap (IPS:1985:UT)
  • Sachidanand Srivastava (IPS:1985:UT)
  • M Hari Sena Verma (IPS:1985:WB)

First three on the list will be retiring in the month of May, October and March in 2020 respectively whereas Sachidanand Srivastava will remain on the turf till June 2021. Hari Sena Verma will hang his boots December this year.

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360 may sink civil services' anchor

By IndianMandarins 15 Sep 2016

Governments run on established and time-tested rules and regulations with institutional support mechanism and not on peripheral procedures with changes introduced frequently to both circumvent and override the existing institutional mechanism which invariably runs the risk of destroying the anchor of the ship and break the confidence of the participants.

 

As days pass, more and more glaring violations of rules have begun surfacing as the administration continues to follow the 360-degree evaluation method which is not only opaque, but also contravenes the established institutional mechanism. The following brings out the contradictions between the procedure of 360 feedback and the institutional mechanism of feedback based on Performance Appraisal Reports and obtaining vigilance clearance from CVC, CBI and State Government.

 

The All India Services (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007 being violated are as follows :-

Rules 5(2), 6(4), and 5(7) Rules 5(2), 6(4), and 5(7) clearly stipulates that after one month of superannuation or relinquishment of the post, the retired officers cannot report or review the performance of serving officers. In the case of 360, officers who have retired or have demitted the post much earlier are also being consulted. In many cases the consulted officer may also be working with the private sector which results in conflict of interests.


Rules 5(4) & 6(3): Rules 5(4) and 6(3) mandates that the reporting/reviewing/accepting authority shall write the CR only if he has seen the performance of the officer for at least three months during the period for which the CR is to be written. The present 360 consultation violates the basic nature of this rule as many of the officers being consulted have never worked with the officer and thus may not have any information/knowledge of the work done by the officer in his career, as no recorded documents or copies of the ACR are made available to the retired officer who is being consulted. Most of the comments and views are thus on hearsay, gossip or their individual perceptions.


Rule 8(1) Under Rule 8(1), before the Amendment in 2007, an adverse remark in the CR was communicated to the officer in writing within two months of the receipt of the CR. This Rule is violated as there is no mechanism for communicating the comments received under 360, to the officer concerned.


According to Rule 9, before 2007 amendment, the officer may represent to the government against the remarks communicated to him within 45 days and Rule 10 provides for consideration of the representation made against adverse remarks by the officer. After 2007 Amendment, the performance appraisal report, as a whole, is communicated which ensures more transparency and also acts as an improvement oriented reporting system and this is grossly violated by the 360-degree evaluation methodology. In the place of a transparent institutional mechanism of review, an opaque system of 360 is now being followed.


Under the 360-degree evaluation methodology, as adverse remarks are not communicated, the officer has no chance of representing against the remarks and there are chances of the officer being condemned unheard. This also brings in subjectivity at both the level of gathering the inputs and at the level of giving inputs.

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