HIMACHAL PRADESH

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Chief Secretary post becomes a puzzle in Himachal

Rumours agog that Himachal Pradesh Government has quietly moved a proposal for granting six-months extension to the outgoing Chief Secretary Dr Srikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP) who is retiring this month end. On the other hand, Anil Khachi (IAS:1986:HP) recently repatriated prematurely to cadre state after having a very short stint as Union Secretary, DIPAM.

The state bureaucracy considers Khachi as Dr Baldi’s natural successor but Chief Minister is reported to be wary of picking Khachi, a blunt administrator, as next Chief Secretary. Further, the Chief Minister reportedly interacted with Brij Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:HP) about his opinion of making a come-back to the cadre state which he declined politely. However, the Chief Minister may not chose to invite a spotlight to supersede Khachi. Sources say; that is why CM might be trying to retain Baldi for as long as he can.

 

10 Dec 2019
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RERA: Jigsaw puzzle of appointments in Himachal

The entire bureaucracy in Himachal Pradesh has been anxiously watching the appointment of next Chairperson of RERA in the state. Himachal Pradesh RERA has advertised the position for appointment in a hush-hush manner giving just 20 days to apply for the post.

Immediately after the advertisement of the vacancy, the outgoing Chief Secretary Dr Srikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP), retiring next month, gave up the charge of the housing department to ensure that there are no allegations of conflict of interest.

What brings insight into this prospect is the fact that just five months ahead of his retirement, Baldi was given charge of the Housing Department in August which he never handled before. If some top sources are to be believed, it is to make him eligible for the post of Chairman RERA since he has no experience of housing sector. Is the jigsaw puzzle of appointment in HP bureaucracy solved?

25 Nov 2019
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Chief Secretary post becomes a puzzle in Himachal

By IndianMandarins 10 Dec 2019

Rumours agog that Himachal Pradesh Government has quietly moved a proposal for granting six-months extension to the outgoing Chief Secretary Dr Srikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP) who is retiring this month end. On the other hand, Anil Khachi (IAS:1986:HP) recently repatriated prematurely to cadre state after having a very short stint as Union Secretary, DIPAM.

The state bureaucracy considers Khachi as Dr Baldi’s natural successor but Chief Minister is reported to be wary of picking Khachi, a blunt administrator, as next Chief Secretary. Further, the Chief Minister reportedly interacted with Brij Kumar Agarwal (IAS:1985:HP) about his opinion of making a come-back to the cadre state which he declined politely. However, the Chief Minister may not chose to invite a spotlight to supersede Khachi. Sources say; that is why CM might be trying to retain Baldi for as long as he can.

 

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RERA: Jigsaw puzzle of appointments in Himachal

By IndianMandarins 25 Nov 2019

The entire bureaucracy in Himachal Pradesh has been anxiously watching the appointment of next Chairperson of RERA in the state. Himachal Pradesh RERA has advertised the position for appointment in a hush-hush manner giving just 20 days to apply for the post.

Immediately after the advertisement of the vacancy, the outgoing Chief Secretary Dr Srikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP), retiring next month, gave up the charge of the housing department to ensure that there are no allegations of conflict of interest.

What brings insight into this prospect is the fact that just five months ahead of his retirement, Baldi was given charge of the Housing Department in August which he never handled before. If some top sources are to be believed, it is to make him eligible for the post of Chairman RERA since he has no experience of housing sector. Is the jigsaw puzzle of appointment in HP bureaucracy solved?

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Press brief without consent irked PMO?

By IndianMandarins 31 Oct 2019

The power corridors are abuzz that the newspaper reports over a top level meeting ahead of investors meet being organised by the the Govt of Himachal Pradesh State in the first week of November at Dharamshala has irked the top decisions makers.

If some top sources are to be believed the Prime Minister Office has pulled up the Himachal Pradesh Government either for the leak of information or issuing a press release about a meeting the Prime Minister had with Chief Secretary Dr Shrikant Baldi regarding an investors meet.

As per protocol, rule and convention no press briefing should be allowed without clearance from PMO about meetings taken by the PM.

Those in the know the affairs say that all it appears to have created an impression that Chief Minister was not given due attention and the top authorities interacted directly with officers of the State.

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HP: Several top posts on hold, next RERA Chairperson remains a mystery

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

The entire bureaucracy in Himachal Pradesh is anxiously watching the appointment of next Chairperson of RERA in the state. So far, no retired bureaucrat has got any post-retirement assignment under the present govt. The State Govt scrapped the State Administrative Tribunal after recommending the names of Srikant Baldi and Manisha Nanda for appointment as Member, Administration.

Vacant posts in the HP Public Service Commission too have not been filled up as yet. The appointment to the post of Chairperson Himachal Pradesh Food Commission has reportedly been put on hold. For RERA, the outgoing Chief Secretary Dr Shrikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP) is the front runner and he is reported to have identified office accommodation and staff as well whereas the post is yet to be advertised.

 

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Secretary, DIPAM: Khachi’s repatriation adds a spin

By IndianMandarins 24 Oct 2019

Hardly had DIPAM (Disinvestment) Secretary Anil Khachi (IAS:1986:HP) completed 90 days at the Centre when the NaMo administration, on Tuesday, announced his premature repatriation to cadre state of Himachal Pradesh leaving many of his peers clueless about the reasons behind the decision.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that Kachi’s abrupt premature repatriation has added a spin to the appointment of the next Chief Secretary of the state. The outgoing CS Shrikant Baldi (IAS:1985:HP) is retiring in December this year.

It remains to be seen whether Sanjeev Gupta (IAS: 1985: HP) presently secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat will also prefer to return to his cadre and stake his claim for the coveted job. Several insiders appear to have assumed that Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP Govt in Himachal has all along ignored officers on central deputation while considering appointments to the post of Chief Secretary.

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Centre warns HP Govt: Abide by the sanctioned ACS posts

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

The Centre has issued a stern warning to the Himachal Pradesh government for appointing more than the sanctioned posts of Additional Chief Secretary (ACS). Just before the notification of cadre review, DoPT issued a warning letter to the state government.

It underlines that if appointment to ACS posts exceeds the sanctioned strength, recovery will be done from the beneficiaries and department of personal will declare them as illegal besides that the next review process of HP cadre will also be stopped.

The process was started during the time of the Dhumal government which was continued by the Veer Bhadra government and now it appears to continue in the Jayram led BJP Govt as well.

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Will the HP govt also appoint its third DGP in Jan 2020?

By IndianMandarins 03 Oct 2019

Having seen appointment of three governors, three chief justices and three chief secretaries in the past two years between 2018 and 2019, Indianmandarins foresees Himachal Pradesh witnessing yet another such appointment. (CLICK to read related story)

 

As present DGP of Himachal Pradesh Sita Ram Mardi (IPS:1986:HP) moves closer to completing his two-year-term, speculation is rife that in January 2020, the state will have the new DGP. Chief minister has openly displayed his fondness for Sanjay Kundu (IPS:1989:HP) by giving him key departments in the CM Secretariat and by appointing him as his Principal Secretary. So in all likelihood Kundu, the next senior most IPS officer, is slated to become the new DGP.  


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Himachal saw 03 Guvs, 03 CJs & 03 CS in last 02 yrs: Coincidence or what?


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HP: Young IAS officers form their own group as IAS Association turns defunct

By IndianMandarins 01 Oct 2019

Himachal Pradesh IAS Association is like a headless chicken both literally and figuratively. 

After Srikant Baldi was appointed as Chief Secretary, no one has been elected as president of the association so far. No meeting of the executive committee or general body has taken place over the past two years. Only farewell dinners and tea-parties are organized in the association. 

Disenchanted with the ignorance of seniors young regular IAS recruits have formed their own group.

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