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Jitendra Singh launches the IAS Civil List-2020

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on June 26, 2020 launched the IAS Civil List-2020 and its e-version. The minister said that the dynamic list will help in selecting the right officer for the right assignment based on the available profile. It is a vital source of information on the officers manning various posts for the general public.

This is the 65th edition of the IAS Civil List and the 2nd e-Civil list with photographs of the IAS officers of all the State Cadres. The List also contains information about IAS officers as per batch, cadre state, present posting, pay and allowances, education and superannuation.

Dr Singh said that the push given to DoPT in the last 5-6 years by the Modi Government resulted in a number of innovations and reforms for the common public good. Referring to a series of out of box decisions since May 2014, he said that the decision to do away with the time-old practice of getting documents attested by a gazetted officer and replacing the same with self-attestation, three-month Central Government stint as Assistant Secretaries for IAS officers in the beginning of their career, PM’s Excellence Awards of DARPG were revolutionary in nature.

The Minister said that the proposal for the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency is at an advanced stage and when introduced, it will be recorded in the annals of history for providing level playing field to the candidates. The NRA will conduct a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test for recruitment to non-gazetted posts with test centres in every district.

27 Jun 2020
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Srinivas takes over as EO and Secretary to the ACC

Katikithala Srinivas (IAS:1989:GJ) on June 1 took over as the new Establishment Officer, DoPT and Secretary to the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister. Prior to this Srinivas was working as Additional Secretary in the DoPT itself. He has replaced P K Tripathi (IAS:1987:JK) who takes over as Union Steel Secretary today.

Srinivas is considered to be among the trusted officers of the PM so much so that when Narendra Modi moved to New Delhi as the PM of the country, he handed over his ambitious project of ‘Statue of Unity’ to him. During his stint in cadre state of Gujarat, he also headed the General Administration Department (GAD).

The post of EO is considered to be the most powerful in the Government of India at the level Additional Secretary as the office of EO is considered as the ‘Gateway to the ACC’.

It may be mentioned here that as Secretary to the ACC the Establishment Officer (EO) handles all senior appointments under the Government of India requiring the approval of the ACC. EO also handles the policy on regulation of tenure of officers serving at the Centre, Inter-cadre deputation/transfers of All India Service officers, the appointment of Central Observers of Election to Lok Sabha/Assembly elections, maintenance of ACRs and APRs of IAS officers, empanelment of IAS/IFS/IPS officers for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at Centre. In addition, EO also handles the cadre clearance to AIS officers for taking up foreign assignments and matters relating to career management and foreign assignment.

01 Jun 2020
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Jitendra Singh launches the IAS Civil List-2020

By IndianMandarins 27 Jun 2020

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on June 26, 2020 launched the IAS Civil List-2020 and its e-version. The minister said that the dynamic list will help in selecting the right officer for the right assignment based on the available profile. It is a vital source of information on the officers manning various posts for the general public.

This is the 65th edition of the IAS Civil List and the 2nd e-Civil list with photographs of the IAS officers of all the State Cadres. The List also contains information about IAS officers as per batch, cadre state, present posting, pay and allowances, education and superannuation.

Dr Singh said that the push given to DoPT in the last 5-6 years by the Modi Government resulted in a number of innovations and reforms for the common public good. Referring to a series of out of box decisions since May 2014, he said that the decision to do away with the time-old practice of getting documents attested by a gazetted officer and replacing the same with self-attestation, three-month Central Government stint as Assistant Secretaries for IAS officers in the beginning of their career, PM’s Excellence Awards of DARPG were revolutionary in nature.

The Minister said that the proposal for the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency is at an advanced stage and when introduced, it will be recorded in the annals of history for providing level playing field to the candidates. The NRA will conduct a computer-based online Common Eligibility Test for recruitment to non-gazetted posts with test centres in every district.

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Srinivas takes over as EO and Secretary to the ACC

By IndianMandarins 01 Jun 2020

Katikithala Srinivas (IAS:1989:GJ) on June 1 took over as the new Establishment Officer, DoPT and Secretary to the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) headed by the Prime Minister. Prior to this Srinivas was working as Additional Secretary in the DoPT itself. He has replaced P K Tripathi (IAS:1987:JK) who takes over as Union Steel Secretary today.

Srinivas is considered to be among the trusted officers of the PM so much so that when Narendra Modi moved to New Delhi as the PM of the country, he handed over his ambitious project of ‘Statue of Unity’ to him. During his stint in cadre state of Gujarat, he also headed the General Administration Department (GAD).

The post of EO is considered to be the most powerful in the Government of India at the level Additional Secretary as the office of EO is considered as the ‘Gateway to the ACC’.

It may be mentioned here that as Secretary to the ACC the Establishment Officer (EO) handles all senior appointments under the Government of India requiring the approval of the ACC. EO also handles the policy on regulation of tenure of officers serving at the Centre, Inter-cadre deputation/transfers of All India Service officers, the appointment of Central Observers of Election to Lok Sabha/Assembly elections, maintenance of ACRs and APRs of IAS officers, empanelment of IAS/IFS/IPS officers for holding Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at Centre. In addition, EO also handles the cadre clearance to AIS officers for taking up foreign assignments and matters relating to career management and foreign assignment.

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DOPT: Nidhi Srivastava appointed as DS

By IndianMandarins 26 May 2020

Ms Nidhi Srivastava (IAS:2010:UT) was on Tuesday appointed to the post of Deputy Secretary in the Department of Personnel and Training for a period of four years.

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Group A officers need not submit a medical report this year for APAR

By IndianMandarins 23 May 2020

The government has ordered to delink recording of annual performance appraisal reports of Group A officers from submission of summary of medical report for year 2019-20 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

It has been decided by the ministry of personal to delink the submission of summary of Medical Report from recording and completion of APAR for the year 2019-20. The timeline for conducting of Annual Medical Examination and thereafter submitting the summary of the Medical Report for the year 2019-20 is extended up to December 31, 2020.

The ministry of personal already extended dates for initiation and completion of the central government employees’ APARs due to coronavirus pandemic on March 30, 2020. A revised target date for completion of APARs for Group A, B and C officers of central civil services had been issued by the ministry.

According to the revised schedule, the distribution of blank APAR forms needs to be completed by May 30 and the submission of self-appraisal to reporting officer by June 30. This measure is a one-time relaxation only.

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Major bureaucratic reshuffle effected at Secretary, AS & JS level; Sriniwas appointed as EO, DoPT

By IndianMandarins 12 May 2020

The NaMo administration on Tuesday effected a major bureaucratic reshuffle at Secretary, Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary level:

  1. Sanjeeva Kumar (IAS:1986:AM) appointed as Secretary, Department of Border Management, Ministry of Home Affairs vice N N Sinha (IAS:1987:BH). Presently, he is Special Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  2. Ms. Vasudha Mishra (IAS:1987:TG) appointed as Secretary, UPSC under DOPT in the rank and pay of Secretary to Government of India by temporarily upgrading the post. Presently, she is Special Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare.
  3. Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR) appointed as Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD.
  4. S Kishore (IAS:1989:WB), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce.
  5. Katikithala Srinivas (IAS:1989:GJ) appointed as Additional Secretary and Establishment Officer (DoPT) vice Pradip Kumar Tripathi (IAS:1987:JK). Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, DoPT.
  6. Anurag Jain (IAS:1989:MP), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Vice Chairman, Delhi Development Authority  (DDA) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India.
  7. Devendra Kumar Singh (IAS:1989:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  8. Shiv Das Meena (IAS:1989:TN) appointed as Chairman, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary to Government of India. Presently, he is working as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  9. Manoj Ahuja (IAS:1990:OR) appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary by temporarily upgrading the post. He replaces Ms Arti Karwal (IAS:1988:GJ). Presently Ahuja is working as Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (DoPT).
  10. Ms. Arti Ahuja (IAS:1990:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare. Presently she is Special Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration.
  11. Kumar Alok (IAS:1990:TR), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat (SR).
  12. Ms Nivedita Shukla Verma (IAS:1991:UP), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence.
  13. Ms V Vidyavathi (IAS:1991:KN), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Director-General, Archaeological Survey of India, Ministry of Culture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  14. Rajendra Kumar (IAS:1992:TN), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Director-General, Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Ministry of Labour & Employment in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  15. Rakesh Ranjan (IAS:1992:AM), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of HRD vice Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR).
  16. Anil Kumar Nayak (IOFS:1986) appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Posts. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines.
  17. Aniruddha Kumar (IRS:IT:1987) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power.
  18. Subir Mallick (IA&AS:1989) appointed as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Agricultural Research and Education. Presently, he is Additional Financial Advisor and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Defence (Finance).
  19. Ms. Anuradha Thakur (IAS:1994:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat. Presently, she is Joint Secretary, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), Ministry of Finance.

In addition, the ACC also approved in-situ up-gradation of five Joint Secretary level officers to the level of Additional Secretary, as a measure personal to them:

  1. Ashish Gupta (IPS:1989:UP), CEO, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs
  2. Ms Rashmi Chowdhary (IRPS:1989), Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training.
  3. Pankaj Kumar Mishra (IRS IT:1989), Director, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU-IND), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
  4. Anand Mohan Bajaj (IA&AS:1990), Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
  5. Ms Arti Bhatnagar (IDAS:1990), Chief Vigilance Officer, Air India Ltd.

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DOPT going slow, officers under dilemma: SFIO Director Bhatia completes tenure

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 pandemic has severely hit day-to-day administration across departments and ministries forcing them to focus time, resources and attention in handling counter measures and future strategies and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) too is not an exception.

There are several officers who are feeling the heat amid DOPT going slow in issuing regular orders pertaining to appointments, extension in tenures etc. Several officers who completed or approaching completion of central deputation tenure are clueless for want of official orders.

There are many officers awaiting either extension orders or relieving orders after completion of their tenure. For example, Amardeep Singh Bhatia (IAS:1993:NL), Director (JS level post), Serious Fraud Investigation Organization (SFIO) completed his tenure on Wednesday. Neither his term was extended nor did he get relieving order from the ministry.

While speaking to Indianmandarins few senior officials indicated that ACC orders and deputation rules clearly state that a person does not necessarily require relieving order. As per provisions officials stand relieved on the date of completion of tenure.     

It is pertinent to mentioned that on completion of tenure officers are relieved and given a ‘Term end leave’, usually for a two months period, to address personal needs arising in the transition period. During the period, they get salary from the same ministry though the period is adjusted from one’s own quota of leave. But with DoPT not issuing such orders have put such officers under dilemma. Though, in extraordinary situations such orders (relieving or term end leave) are sanctioned in retrospection as well.

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DOPT: Singh's tenure extended

By IndianMandarins 14 Feb 2020

The NaMo administration on Thursday extended the  inter cadre deputation tenure of Aunjaneya Kumar Singh, (lAS: 2005:SK) from Sikkim cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre for a further period of one year w.e.f. 15.02.2020 after completion of five years.

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MoR soon to reach DoPT for consultation on IRMS

By IndianMandarins 10 Feb 2020

If some well-placed sources are to be believed, Ministry of Railways (MoR) is expected to reach DoPT with its proposal on modalities of the merger of 8 Group A Services under the MoR as a majority of officers have supported the formation of Indian Railway Management Service (IRMS).


However, officers of Indian Railway Traffic Service, Indian Railway Personnel Service and Indian Railway Accounts Service have submitted their suggestions, which will be kept in view while finalizing the modalities of IRMS. Modalities of IRMS will be finalized in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training and approval of Alternate Mechanism. Merger of 8 organized Group ‘A’ services having 8401 sanctioned posts has been approved.


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