GIRISH CHANDRA MURMU

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Will Murmu be made VC after retirement?

It is widely believed that after his retirement in November this year, the outgoing Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ) may be considered for the coveted job of Vigilance Commissioner in CVC.

 

Sharad Kumar (Retd IPS:1979:HY) was on June 11, 2019 announced as Interim CVC after K V Chowdary completed his term. Presently, CVC and a VC posts are lying vacant as formal announcement of the appointment of CVC is awaited. But the official website of CVC suggests that two posts of VC are lying vacant at present.

09 Sep 2019
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An expanded mandate for Murmu

In a peculiar decision, the NaMo administration announced that while taking over as Officer on Special Duty in Department of Expenditure Girish Chandra Murmu (lAS:1985:GJ) will continue to hold the additional charge Special Secretary, Department of Revenue.

01 Dec 2018
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Will Murmu be made VC after retirement?

By IndianMandarins 09 Sep 2019

It is widely believed that after his retirement in November this year, the outgoing Expenditure Secretary Girish Chandra Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ) may be considered for the coveted job of Vigilance Commissioner in CVC.

 

Sharad Kumar (Retd IPS:1979:HY) was on June 11, 2019 announced as Interim CVC after K V Chowdary completed his term. Presently, CVC and a VC posts are lying vacant as formal announcement of the appointment of CVC is awaited. But the official website of CVC suggests that two posts of VC are lying vacant at present.

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An expanded mandate for Murmu

By IndianMandarins 01 Dec 2018

In a peculiar decision, the NaMo administration announced that while taking over as Officer on Special Duty in Department of Expenditure Girish Chandra Murmu (lAS:1985:GJ) will continue to hold the additional charge Special Secretary, Department of Revenue.

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Issues that may clinch appointment of next Revenue Secretary

By IndianMandarins 14 Nov 2018

The NaMo administration is all set to announce the name of the OSD to Department of Revenue- ahead of the retirement of the outgoing Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia (IAS:1981:GJ), the end of the month. The named OSD will take over the charge from Adhia.

 

It is believed in official circles that the appointment of the OSD/next Revenue Secretary may be decided on the merit of his/her capability as an officer who could earn the goodwill of businesses as well as voters/taxpayers by virtue of their imaginative and creative handling of this critical department ahead of the the critical 2019 LS elections that may decided the fate of PM Modi.

 

Since all administrations tend to have four categories of officers - ideological, idealist, and pragmatic, besides an exclusive category that has the attributes of all the three in right proportions, it is to be seen which category is preferred by the administration in the appointment of a new Revenue Secretary.

 

The outgoing Revenue Secretary, Hasmukh Adhia, is considered an officer with unimpeachable integrity and honesty and has been often seen as too idealistic and less practical, even though well-meaning and well-intentioned. It was evident when he functioned as Banking Secretary (DFS, Secretary): he not only discouraged big loan seekers from seeking appointments with him, he declined to meet them as well. He was also seen reluctant in meeting bank MDs & CEOs. His idealistic behaviour verging on aloofness is said to have caused too many issues of compliance & avoidable pain when the GST was rolled out under his leadership as Revenue Secretary.

 

It is claimed by some officials that GST was implemented and formalised in haste and it consumed as much as 08-09 months to consider the rationalisation and fitment of tax rates after the PMO became active. However, Adhia's aloofness brought the process of GST rate rationalisation to an abrupt termination after the first tranche of fitness and rate-revision was executed at the behest of the PMO.

 

In today's complex business environment, the Govt requires an RS who is more practical the outgoing one and has a crystallised understanding of business reality. Since the GST story is not yet over, the government may need and prefer an officer for the post of RS who may handle issues pragmatically. 

 

It is generally believed that GST issues are still haunting small and medium businesses and there is a pressing need to mitigate their problems and help them sort out their paralysing problem of shortage of capital through a further rationalisation of GST rates.

 

Besides the GST, the country is also targeting increasing the taxpayers' base as well as overall tax collection. It goes to the credit of Adhia and his CBDT colleague Sushil Chandra that together, with their team, they have been able to increase the tax collection to a phenomenal level of about Rs 10.5 lakh crores even as the grievances of the taxpayers declined to an all-time low thanks to their efforts to ensure that the tax authorities addressed the issue of taxpayers urgently and immediately.

 

So, the next revenue secretary has to be a person who could carry the good work of Adhia and Sushil Chandra ahead, besides attending to the emerging problems of businesses - particularly small and medium ones.

 

Though two names are doing rounds prominently for the job but it would be interesting to see if there is a dark-horse as well.  

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Next Revenue Secretary - Pandey or Murmu?

By IndianMandarins 12 Nov 2018

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that three names have been doing the rounds for the coveted post of Revenue Secretary. It is learnt that the NaMo administration may announce the name of the OSD of Department of Revenue this week - about 15 days ahead of the retirement of the outgoing Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia (IAS:1981: GJ) who is retiring on 30 November 2018.

 

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Ajay Bhushan Pandey (IAS:1984:MH) may be named as successor to Adhia. Pandey currently serves as CEO, UIDAI and also as Chairman of the GST Network.

 

At the same time, Girish Chandra Murmu's (IAS:1985:GJ) chances may not be ruled out for several reasons. He has been made to acquire requisite experience first by induction in the Department of Expenditure, then Additional Secretary, DFS, and later in Dept of Revenue where he was elevated as Special Secretary. Throughout his central deputation, Murmu was found suitable for a job under the Ministry of Finance which clearly signals about the administrations' trust in him.

 

If some top sources are to be believed Petroleum Secretary M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT) and Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas (IAS:1983:OR) are also in the reckoning.

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Karnal Singh all set to get extension

By IndianMandarins 23 Oct 2018

The outgoing Enforcement Directorate Chief Karnal Singh (IPS:1984:UT) is all set to get extension for a period of six months. His fixed tenure comes to an end on coming Friday.

 

Amid constant reluctance in moving the file related to Singh’s extension the NaMo administration appears keen on retaining Karnal Singh ahead of 2019 elections.

 

Once he gets another six months term, Singh would be completing his tenure on April 25, 2019. It is also believed that Girish Chandra Murmu (IAS:1985:GJ) may be given chance well before Singh’s extended tenure comes to an end early next year.

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