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Do appointments of LGs give any clue to NaMo’s future strategy?

The NaMo Govt is known for its penchant for civil servants but it has its own way to deploy, employ and engage them to accomplish its task and corner the opposition on issues like demonetisation, GST and abrogation of Article 370.

In June 2018 none could understand the objective as why B V R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1987:CG) was borrowed from Chhattisgarh as J&K Chief Secretary. In fact, Subrahmanyam was brought to J&K to take commands from NaMo administration and hold sway over their execution. A year later (May 31, 2019), the entire system remained clueless and failed to explain NaMo administration’s certain bureaucratic and political decisions which include S Jaishanker’s induction as Foreign Minister, Cabinet rank to NSA Ajit Doval and 03 months extension to the then Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha putting the then Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on wait to replace Sinha. It was only after the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that had unfolded the mystery. The top officials, mentioned above, proved as key to the flawless execution of NaMo-Shah’s plan for J&K. 

Even though much is being said and written about appointment of former Defence Secretary R K Mathur and NaMo-Shah loyalist and expenditure Secretary G C Murmu as LGs of Ladakh and J&K and respectively. It requires out of box thinking to gauge NaMo administration’s move. Again it is not a mere coincidence that PM Modi on Monday expressed his aspirations for integrating PoK with India. None knows if it is the very context NaMo often refers as New India?

Further, it was also not a sheer coincidence that NaMo administration picked former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma as the Administrator of Lakshadweep which is increasingly exposed to Chinese strategic moves to encircle India and its intensifying strategic partnership with Shri Lanka.

If one goes by the credentials and experience of these newly appointed LGs and Administrator, one might be able to gauge the future perspective of NaMo Administration for New India. NaMo administration needed the one who could religiously implement its rehabilitation plans and development roadmap in Jammu & Kashmir and the one who could shoulder the strategic needs of Ladakh which shares borders with Pak, PoK and China.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

29 Oct 2019
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Four IPS officers elevated as Special Director in IB

The NaMo administration on Thursday elevated four IPS officers, presently serving in IB as ADG, to the rank of Special Director General in Intelligence Bureau. They are;

Sheel Vardhan Singh (IPS:1986:BH)

Dr A K Verma (IPS:1986:BH)

Dr Prabhakar Aloka (IPS:1986:TG)

Shambhu Nath Singh (IPS:1986:MN)

13 Sep 2019
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Do appointments of LGs give any clue to NaMo’s future strategy?

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

The NaMo Govt is known for its penchant for civil servants but it has its own way to deploy, employ and engage them to accomplish its task and corner the opposition on issues like demonetisation, GST and abrogation of Article 370.

In June 2018 none could understand the objective as why B V R Subrahmanyam (IAS:1987:CG) was borrowed from Chhattisgarh as J&K Chief Secretary. In fact, Subrahmanyam was brought to J&K to take commands from NaMo administration and hold sway over their execution. A year later (May 31, 2019), the entire system remained clueless and failed to explain NaMo administration’s certain bureaucratic and political decisions which include S Jaishanker’s induction as Foreign Minister, Cabinet rank to NSA Ajit Doval and 03 months extension to the then Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha putting the then Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on wait to replace Sinha. It was only after the abrupt abrogation of Article 370 and 35A that had unfolded the mystery. The top officials, mentioned above, proved as key to the flawless execution of NaMo-Shah’s plan for J&K. 

Even though much is being said and written about appointment of former Defence Secretary R K Mathur and NaMo-Shah loyalist and expenditure Secretary G C Murmu as LGs of Ladakh and J&K and respectively. It requires out of box thinking to gauge NaMo administration’s move. Again it is not a mere coincidence that PM Modi on Monday expressed his aspirations for integrating PoK with India. None knows if it is the very context NaMo often refers as New India?

Further, it was also not a sheer coincidence that NaMo administration picked former IB Chief Dineshwar Sharma as the Administrator of Lakshadweep which is increasingly exposed to Chinese strategic moves to encircle India and its intensifying strategic partnership with Shri Lanka.

If one goes by the credentials and experience of these newly appointed LGs and Administrator, one might be able to gauge the future perspective of NaMo Administration for New India. NaMo administration needed the one who could religiously implement its rehabilitation plans and development roadmap in Jammu & Kashmir and the one who could shoulder the strategic needs of Ladakh which shares borders with Pak, PoK and China.

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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Four IPS officers elevated as Special Director in IB

By IndianMandarins 13 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration on Thursday elevated four IPS officers, presently serving in IB as ADG, to the rank of Special Director General in Intelligence Bureau. They are;

Sheel Vardhan Singh (IPS:1986:BH)

Dr A K Verma (IPS:1986:BH)

Dr Prabhakar Aloka (IPS:1986:TG)

Shambhu Nath Singh (IPS:1986:MN)

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Neeraj Sinha appointed IG, BPR&D

By IndianMandarins 11 Sep 2019

Neeraj Sinha (IPS:1990:BH) appointed as Inspector General in Bureau of Police Research & Development. He was serving as IG in Intelligence Bureau. 

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Appointment of IB & RAW chief cleared; Kant continues as CEO, NITI

By IndianMandarins 26 Jun 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first (see weblinks) the NaMo administration on Wednesday cleared the appointment of Arvind Kumar (IPS:1984:AM) as Director Intelligence Bureau and Samant Kumar Goyal (IPS:1984:PB) as RAW Chief. Further, the Amitabh Kant (IAS:1980:KL), the outgoing CEO of NITI Aayog, was given extension for a period of two years ending June 30, 2021. Kant's extended tenure (six months) was scheduled to be over on June 30. 2019.


Arvind Kumar replaces Rajiv Jain (IPS:1982:JH) whereas Samant Kumar Goyal replaces Anil Kumar Dhasmana (IPS:1981:MP). 

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IB Chief: Kumar may be announced Jain’s successor

By IndianMandarins 21 Jun 2019

If some top sources are to be believed Arvind Kumar (IPS:1984:AM), presently serving as Special Director IB, may shortly be announced successor to the outgoing Intelligence Bureau Chief Rajiv Jain (IPS:1982:JH) completing his extended tenure on June 29, 2019.

 

In case Kumar is announced as next IB Director he will earn a fixed term of two years ending  June 2021.

 

It may be underlined Arvind Kumar is the only officer from his batch in IB as rest have already retired. Though his senior S K Sinha (IPS:1983:BH) could be a strong claimant but by shifting him from IB to Cabinet Secretariat (Secretary, Security) in October 2017 the NaMo administration had signalled that he might not be its first choice for the top job. Sinha will be retiring in October this year.

 

Further, M Harisena Verma (IPS:1985:WB), is also said to be ruled out as he was elevated from ADG rank to Special Director IB rank (after review empanelment) April this year. Varma’s batchmate Subodh Kumar Jaiswal (IPS:1985:MH) too was believed to be strongest claimant but since March this year he is comfortably placed in cadre as State Police Chief.

Not to mention, 1986 batch is out of consideration zone for a DG level post at Centre as empanelment for DG level post is delayed for certain reason.

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Who comes next: IB, RAW Chiefs, NITI CEO and two secretaries to retire soon

By IndianMandarins 06 Jun 2019

Ahead of PMO’s decision on appointments to several top positions power corridors appear to be curious over the likely exit of several officers due for superannuation and completion of extended tenure by the end of this month. The decks thus poised to be clear will also bring several takers who may already be waiting in the queue. Among the retiring officials are Amitabh Kant, Rajeev Jain, A K Dhasmana and Raghavendra Singh.

 

Currently Amitabh Kant (IAS:1980:KL) is CEO of NITI Aayog but he is completing his extended tenure on 30 June 2019. He is widely expected to emerge as a dark horse for some coveted post again.

 

A K Dhasmana (IPS:1981:MP) is the Chief of R&AW. He is going to complete extended tenure on 28 June 2019. And so is the case of Rajeev Jain (IPS:1982:JH), Chief of Intelligence Bureau. He is set to complete the extended tenure on 29 June 2019. 


Raghavendra Singh (IAS:1983:WB), Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, will be retiring on 30 June 2019.

 

In addition, the terms of Nripendra Mishra (Principal Secretary to PM) and Dr P K Misra (Additional PS to PM) are (technically) over though it is expected that NaMo administration may redraft them into same positions or may be with some suitable alteration soon this week.

 

Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha (IAS:1977:UP) too is expected to complete his extended term next week. And, thus, with so many top slots falling vacant all eyes are upon the PMO that is believed to have set the process of crucial selections rolling.

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Verma appointed Spl Director, IB

By IndianMandarins 10 Apr 2019

M Harisena Verma (IPS:1985:WB), presently Additional Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) was on Tuesday appointed Special Director in IB for a period ending 31 December 2019. 

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Nanda will succeed Chander as Goa DGP

By IndianMandarins 25 Feb 2019

The NaMo administration, on Monday, announced the appointment of Pranab Nanda (IPS:1988:UT) as new Director General of Police of Goa w.e.f 01 March 2019.


Presently, Nanda serves as Additional Director General, Intelligence Bureau and will be completing his central deputation this month end. He was promoted (in-situ) in IB from Jt Director post to ADG in June 2018.


He will succeed his batch-mate Muktesh Chander (IPS:1988:UT) on March 01, 2019. Muktesh Chander’s new posting in Delhi is yet to be announced. 

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