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DGFT: Singh empanelled for promotion as ADG

NaMo administration on Monday approved the empanelment of Manvendra Singh for promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade (Designated as Additional Director General, Foreign Trade/Development Commissioner Special Economic Zone/Trade Advisor) in Indian Trade Service (ITS) for the panel year 2019.

13 Apr 2020
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Dr Reddy is Chairman of Committee on Drug Security amid Coronavirus cases

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Dr Eshwara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Control Organisation (CDSCO) to the address the issues of drug security in the country in the context of Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and beyond. 
The committee in its report emphasised that the present stock -inhand of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) may be sufficient for 2 to 3 months to manufacture formulations.
It may be underlined that the NaMo Govt on Tuesday restricted export of about 26 APIs and formulations including antibiotics, vitamins and hormones with immediate effect.
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has restricted export of APIs and formulations like Paracetamol, Tinidazole, Metronidaxole, Vitamins B1, B6, B 12, hormone progesterone, formulations made of Chromaphenicol, formulations made of Ornidazole, among others.
Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the department has issued necessary instructions to National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) and state Governments to ensure adequate supply of APIs and formulations at affordable prices in the market and to prevent black marketing, illegal hoarding, creating artificial shortages in the country. 

04 Mar 2020
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DGFT: Singh empanelled for promotion as ADG

By IndianMandarins 13 Apr 2020

NaMo administration on Monday approved the empanelment of Manvendra Singh for promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade (Designated as Additional Director General, Foreign Trade/Development Commissioner Special Economic Zone/Trade Advisor) in Indian Trade Service (ITS) for the panel year 2019.

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Dr Reddy is Chairman of Committee on Drug Security amid Coronavirus cases

By IndianMandarins 04 Mar 2020

The Department of Pharmaceuticals has constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Dr Eshwara Reddy, Joint Drugs Controller, Central Drugs Control Organisation (CDSCO) to the address the issues of drug security in the country in the context of Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China and beyond. 
The committee in its report emphasised that the present stock -inhand of the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) may be sufficient for 2 to 3 months to manufacture formulations.
It may be underlined that the NaMo Govt on Tuesday restricted export of about 26 APIs and formulations including antibiotics, vitamins and hormones with immediate effect.
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has restricted export of APIs and formulations like Paracetamol, Tinidazole, Metronidaxole, Vitamins B1, B6, B 12, hormone progesterone, formulations made of Chromaphenicol, formulations made of Ornidazole, among others.
Based on the recommendations of the Committee, the department has issued necessary instructions to National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) and state Governments to ensure adequate supply of APIs and formulations at affordable prices in the market and to prevent black marketing, illegal hoarding, creating artificial shortages in the country. 

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Posting of 1991 batch of IAS begins, major reshuffle in Additional Secretary level effected

By IndianMandarins 23 Oct 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first early morning today the NaMo administration on Wednesday cleared the appointment and reshuffle of Additional Secretary level posts. Several 1991 batch IAS officers were posted as Additional Secretary in Govt of India and various others were elevated (In-situ) from Joint Secretary to Additional Secretary rank. They are:

  1. Amit Yadav (IAS:1991:UT) appointed as DG, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS  Department of Telecom.
  2. Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He replaces Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on his appointment as Chairman, NHAI.
  3. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (IAS:1988:UK) appointed as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  4. Ms. T. Rajeshwari (ISS:1985) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Presently, she is Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  5. Arvlnd Singh (IAS:1988:MH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Chairman, Airports Authority of India.
  6. Ashish Upadhyay (IAS:1989:MP) appointed as AS&FA in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal.
  7. K Sanjay Murthy (IAS:1989:HP) appointed as CEO & MD of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Presently he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  8. Keshav Kumar Pathak (IAS:1990:BH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MD, NHIDCL).  
  9. Ganji Kamala V Rao (IAS:1990:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as CMD,  India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (MD, ITDC).
  10. K Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN) appointed as Secretary, North Eastern Council Secretariat (Ministry of DONER). Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. S Gopalakrishnan (IAS:1991:TN) appointed (In-situ) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT.
  12. Pramod Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as DG, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS Department of Food and PD.
  13. Ms. Debashri Mukherjee (IAS:1991:UT), JS in PMO, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  14. Ms Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) who was yesterday appointed Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.
  15. B Srinivas (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as MD, National Horticulture Board, Department of Agriculture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  16. Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development. Presently he is Director (JS level), NHIDCL.
  17. Vijayendra (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as CMD (AS level), National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. Presently, he is JS, Department of Defence Production.

The ACC has also approved upgradation of the following officers of 1991 batch on in-situ basis to the level of Additional Secretary (GoI) as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:

  1. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), JS , Department of Rural Development as Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  2. G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG), Mission Director, National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti in-stu elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  3. V Thiruppugazh (IAS:1991:GJ), Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority elevated (In-situ) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  4. Anil Malik (IAS:1991:HY), JS MHA as as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  5. Ms. Vandana Gurnani (IAS:1991:KN), Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.
  6. Rajit Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), Chief Vigilance Officer, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary.
  7. Jan E Alam (IAS:1991:NL) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  8. Abhilaksh Likhi (IAS:1991:HY), Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture.
  9. Manish Kumar Gupta (IAS:1991:UT), Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

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DGFT: Gujarat cadre IAS is interim DG

By IndianMandarins 03 Oct 2019

Following the retirement of Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi (IAS:1986:BH); B B Swain (IAS:1988:GJ) has been given the additional charge of the post of Director General, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).

The orders issued by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry underlines that power exercised by the DG, DGFT under the Foreign Trade (Development & Regulation) Act, 1992 shall be exercised by B B Swain, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce.  

 

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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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Ms Sinha repatriates from DGFT

By IndianMandarins 04 Feb 2019

Ms Vasundhara Sinha (IRS IT:1988) prematurely repatriates to parent cadre on grounds of availing promotion in cadre. Presently, she is Additional Director General (ADG) in Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) under the Dept of Commerce.  

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Sonia Sethi repatriates to cadre state

By IndianMandarins 04 Jan 2019

Ms Sonia Sethi (IAS:1994:MH) was, on Thursday, pre-maturely repatriated to cadre state of Maharashtra on grounds of availing promotion in cadre. She served as Additional Director General in the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT). 

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