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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

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Abrupt replacement of Coal Secretary remains unexplained: Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 13 hours ago

When corporate world was upbeat over announcement of Finance Minister reducing corporate tax resulting Sensex surging a new high, there was a complete uncertainty in coal sector.

 

The abrupt replacement of coal secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) with Anil Kumar Jain (IAS:1986:MP) caused ruffle across services and batches even as senior members of bureaucracy are still clueless as what caused this unexplained reshuffle.

 

Certain aspects generate curiosity for sure. Appointment orders of Jain as new coal secretary is completely silent on Sumanta. Neither he was repatriated nor posted laterally to any other department/ministry at Centre, nor did it mention whether Sumanta was placed under waiting for further posting.

 

The order came at a time when Mamata Banerjee was right there in New Delhi meeting PM and HM adding to the rumour that Didi would have asked for the services of Choudhury as the outgoing chief secretary Malay Kumar De (IAS:1985:WB) is retiring in next couple of days. But various senior officers of West Bengal cadre believe that neither Didi was so keen to make Choudhuri as CS nor did Choudhury has the interest of leaving Delhi sixteen months ahead of his retirement i.e. 31.01.2021.

 

Coal ministry in the last few years had been a witness of such abrupt exits. Chaudhuri served as coal secretary for ten months whereas his predecessor Inderjit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) had less than five month’s tenure as coal secretary.


It appears that whatever happened during UPA-II continues to cast its shadow on Coal Ministry leaving everyone clueless about frequent unexplained exits.

CLICK to read related news:

https://www.indianmandarins.com/news/jain-replaces-choudhury-as-new-coal-secretary/19126

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Uncertainty over retirement age galore: Buck must stop?

By IndianMandarins 13 hours ago

For the past few years the ghost of retirement age has been haunting civil servants over and over again. It not only makes them apprehensive but keeps them on tenterhooks as well leaving them clueless that who’s and what purpose does it serve? And at what cost?

 

Sometime it is about lowering the retirement from 60 to 58 and sometime it is about increasing it from 60 to 62. The rumours keep oscilating between 58 to 62. Both ways the only certainty about retirement age is that there is uncertainty. Is this the response to clarion call made on employment generation?

 

This doesn’t seem to be the answer rather it is keeping bureaucracy in flux making their work hamper especially those who are at important positions. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the government of the day to clarify on issues like this traveling in public domain. But if the government wants to keep its officials at tenterhooks by such ambiguity, its prudence will be questioned for sure!

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NHAI: Panel for 03 Member posts scrapped, panel for 01 remains

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

Two posts of Member (Project) and one each post of Member (PPP) and Member (Administration) had been lying vacant for several months for which the selection process was started in February/March this year.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that panel for Member (Admin) remains alive whereas panels for two posts of Member (Project) and one for Member (PP) have been scrapped recently.

Even though the Member (Administration) post may be filled soon, NHAI may have to wait for a few more months to get full-strength at Board level.

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Board of Directors: VRS of a Director hangs in balance?

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

A senior board level official in country’s key public sector entity is under troubles since May this year. In an unwarranted situation, the top official chose to opt for VRS but that did not prove to be enough to ease him out. If some top sources in a premier agency is to be believed the notice period for VRS ended in the first week of August 2019 but the administrative ministry extended the timeline for a particular reason.

As per rules the acceptance of VRS application requires vigilance clearance but the agencies do not find the case fit for clearance and his VRS has been hanging in balance for now.

Irony is that even though the Board-level official wants to get rid of corruption charges mere few months ahead of retirement, he finds himself in a catch 22 situation.

 

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Board of Directors: VRS of a Director hangs in balance?

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

A senior board level official in country’s key public sector entity is under troubles since May this year. In an unwarranted situation, the top official chose to opt for VRS but that did not prove to be enough to ease him out. If some top sources in a premier agency is to be believed the notice period for VRS ended in the first week of August 2019 but the administrative ministry extended the timeline for a particular reason.

As per rules the acceptance of VRS application requires vigilance clearance but the agencies do not find the case fit for clearance and his VRS has been hanging in balance for now.

Irony is that even though the Board-level official wants to get rid of corruption charges mere few months ahead of retirement, he finds himself in a catch 22 situation.

 

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Falling out of favor or falling out of sync; a key minister may be shown doors?

By IndianMandarins 18 Sep 2019

Sudden rise of a few leaders had once puzzled everyone in power corridors of New Delhi. But the bubble seems to have busted for yet another senior minister in the Modi 2.0. If some top sources are to be believed a minister holding kew portfolio may be divested from the responsibility in next reshuffle. If some top sources are to be believed the minister not only failed to deliver but unwarranted controversies cropped up which the present dispensation does not like at all. The dispensation reportedly believes that few of them could have avoided easily.

 

Grapevine is abuzz that the minister has fallen out of sync but the current dispensation does not want to remove the minister at a time when certain parameters are not in a good shape in the country.

 

Reportedly, the minister is on the path of exit at least from the particular ministry.

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Modi, the great leveler: Some old tactics don’t work in NaMo regime

By IndianMandarins 16 Sep 2019

Just keep matching dots ever since NaMo administration took over the command over the system and you would find a pattern. Modi has been a great leveler.

 

For Modi dispensation, everyone is made to realise that they are equal be it a commoner or a cabinet minister. No one can force any decision whatsoever their past had been as important decisions will have to be approved by the PMO and there is no guarantee that senior minister’s wish is always honored.

 

In the cases of appointment of bureaucrats, a senior union minister was denied officers of his choice during NaMo 1.0 but a minister close to Nagpur establishment was also very politely communicated recently that he would have to work with the same officers he was wanting to be removed despite the minister going to the extent of threatening.

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Empanelment of 1991 & 1987 batch soon

By IndianMandarins 12 Sep 2019

Finally, 1987 and 1991 batch of IAS officers may start counting hours and days to get their turn to hold Secretary and Additional Secretary rank posts at Centre.

 

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that NaMo administration may announce the empanelment either this week or by early next week. Reportedly, the process is complete and awaiting PM’s approval.

 

Power corridors are often abuzz of the AS empanelment of 1991 and 1992 batches together.  Contrary to the buzz 1992 batch of IAS may have to wait a little more. As many as 28 officers from 1991 may join the league for holding Additional Secretary (AS) rank posts whereas 09 may  be drafted into AS equivalent rank.

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