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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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DOPT: Nidhi Srivastava appointed as DS

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.

26 May 2020
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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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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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Mahiwal gets extension

By IndianMandarins 03 Mar 2020

The NaMo administration on Tuesday extended the central deputation tenure of Rahul Ranjan Mahiwal (lAS: 2005:MH) from Maharashtra cadre to Bihar cadre for a further period of two years beyond 09.04.2020 on personal grounds.

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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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MHA: Meena redesignated as Director

By IndianMandarins 11 Oct 2019

The post of Deputy Secretary in MHA held by Babu Lal Meena (IFoS:2005) was redesignated as a measure personal to him for a period up 27.03 2021 i.e. Total tenure of Five years.

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D/o Science & Tech: Chandra given additional charge

By IndianMandarins 04 Oct 2019

Vipin Chandra (IRS IT:1987) was on Friday given the additional charge of the post of Joint Secretary (Administration), Department of Science & Technology from 14.10.2019 to 29.11.2019 during the period of absence on leave of Ms. Anju Bhalla (CSS).

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Subodh Kumar is PS to Sadananda Gowda

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration on Wednesday appointed Subodh Kumar (IAS:2010:TN) as Private Secretary to D V sadananda Gowda, Union Minister for Chemicals & Petro-chemicals for a period of four years at Deputy Secretary level.

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