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Posting of 1991 batch of IAS begins, major reshuffle in Additional Secretary level effected

As Indianmandarins had reported first early morning today the NaMo administration on Wednesday cleared the appointment and reshuffle of Additional Secretary level posts. Several 1991 batch IAS officers were posted as Additional Secretary in Govt of India and various others were elevated (In-situ) from Joint Secretary to Additional Secretary rank. They are:

  1. Amit Yadav (IAS:1991:UT) appointed as DG, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS  Department of Telecom.
  2. Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He replaces Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on his appointment as Chairman, NHAI.
  3. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (IAS:1988:UK) appointed as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  4. Ms. T. Rajeshwari (ISS:1985) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Presently, she is Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  5. Arvlnd Singh (IAS:1988:MH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Chairman, Airports Authority of India.
  6. Ashish Upadhyay (IAS:1989:MP) appointed as AS&FA in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal.
  7. K Sanjay Murthy (IAS:1989:HP) appointed as CEO & MD of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Presently he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  8. Keshav Kumar Pathak (IAS:1990:BH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MD, NHIDCL).  
  9. Ganji Kamala V Rao (IAS:1990:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as CMD,  India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (MD, ITDC).
  10. K Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN) appointed as Secretary, North Eastern Council Secretariat (Ministry of DONER). Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. S Gopalakrishnan (IAS:1991:TN) appointed (In-situ) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT.
  12. Pramod Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as DG, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS Department of Food and PD.
  13. Ms. Debashri Mukherjee (IAS:1991:UT), JS in PMO, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  14. Ms Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) who was yesterday appointed Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.
  15. B Srinivas (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as MD, National Horticulture Board, Department of Agriculture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  16. Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development. Presently he is Director (JS level), NHIDCL.
  17. Vijayendra (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as CMD (AS level), National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. Presently, he is JS, Department of Defence Production.

The ACC has also approved upgradation of the following officers of 1991 batch on in-situ basis to the level of Additional Secretary (GoI) as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:

  1. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), JS , Department of Rural Development as Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  2. G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG), Mission Director, National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti in-stu elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  3. V Thiruppugazh (IAS:1991:GJ), Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority elevated (In-situ) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  4. Anil Malik (IAS:1991:HY), JS MHA as as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  5. Ms. Vandana Gurnani (IAS:1991:KN), Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.
  6. Rajit Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), Chief Vigilance Officer, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary.
  7. Jan E Alam (IAS:1991:NL) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  8. Abhilaksh Likhi (IAS:1991:HY), Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture.
  9. Manish Kumar Gupta (IAS:1991:UT), Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

23 Oct 2019
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Modi to Imran: No favor needed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just signaled to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that he doesn't want any personal favor from Islamabad. After the MEA, in the routine course, got the clearance from Pakistan to use its air space for the PM's flight to Bishkek to attend the SCO meeting, NaMo made it clear that he would rather take the Oman route to fly to the Kyrgyz capital than fly over the Pakistani air space. This was significant in view of some of the Indian medical students in Bishkek requesting the GoI to resolve the flight route problem with Pakistan because it was making them lose a lot of money on journeys to, and from, India.

 

By canceling the flight over Pakistani air space, the PM has clearly sent out a signal to those students as well as the common Indian masses that he would not avail of any facility that Pakistan is not willing to extend to the Indians in general.

This means there is no chance of any personal deal.


But this public posturing may not exclude any covert deal to bring peace to the subcontinent.

 

On the surface, Pakistan is being driven to a situation where it might find that it can't talk to India on its own condition. Facing the real danger of getting promoted into the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Gazis of the Islamist military state may find themselves checkmated when New Delhi completes assembly delimitation exercise in J&K. The latter move will literally shift the hill state's balance of power in favor of Jammu which, though being larger in geographic and population terms, has disproportionately low representation than the valley. Hopefully, the delimitation exercise may be complete before the next assembly election.

 

Once the balance of power shifts to Dharmic-majority Jammu and Ladakh, the Islamist Gazis would find themselves deprived of the cover of democracy to agitate for their separatist agenda. Also, then the assembly can pass a legitimate resolution calling for the abrogation of Article 370 inserted by late PM J L Nehru into the Constitution of India. The article has in recent years only fueled separatism and Islamism instead of making them content with their special status within the Union of India.

 

Further, Pakistan's best friend China is deeply troubled by Trump's trade war is beset by growing US naval activities in the Western Pacific. There are indications that Beijing may increasingly find itself into a trap of its own making, from which it would be difficult for it to lend a helping hand to its best Islamist friend.


All of this can't but put additional burden on Pakistan military Gazis whose philosophy, according to American political scientist Christine Fair, is to 'fight to the end'. 

(By M K Shukla & Rakesh Ranjan)

14 Jun 2019
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Posting of 1991 batch of IAS begins, major reshuffle in Additional Secretary level effected

By IndianMandarins 23 Oct 2019

As Indianmandarins had reported first early morning today the NaMo administration on Wednesday cleared the appointment and reshuffle of Additional Secretary level posts. Several 1991 batch IAS officers were posted as Additional Secretary in Govt of India and various others were elevated (In-situ) from Joint Secretary to Additional Secretary rank. They are:

  1. Amit Yadav (IAS:1991:UT) appointed as DG, Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS  Department of Telecom.
  2. Rakesh Sarwal (IAS:1988:TR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education. Presently, he is  Additional Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries. He replaces Sukhbir Singh Sandhu on his appointment as Chairman, NHAI.
  3. Sukhbir Singh Sandhu (IAS:1988:UK) appointed as Chairman, National Highways Authority of India. Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Department of Higher Education.
  4. Ms. T. Rajeshwari (ISS:1985) appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Presently, she is Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Ministry of Jal Shakti.
  5. Arvlnd Singh (IAS:1988:MH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Chairman, Airports Authority of India.
  6. Ashish Upadhyay (IAS:1989:MP) appointed as AS&FA in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal.
  7. K Sanjay Murthy (IAS:1989:HP) appointed as CEO & MD of Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation, Ministry of Commerce & Industry. Presently he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  8. Keshav Kumar Pathak (IAS:1990:BH), presently in the Cadre, appointed as Managing Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (MD, NHIDCL).  
  9. Ganji Kamala V Rao (IAS:1990:KL), presently in the Cadre, appointed as CMD,  India Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (MD, ITDC).
  10. K Moses Chalai (IAS:1990:MN) appointed as Secretary, North Eastern Council Secretariat (Ministry of DONER). Presently, he is Additional Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development.
  11. S Gopalakrishnan (IAS:1991:TN) appointed (In-situ) as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. Presently, he is Joint Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT.
  12. Pramod Kumar Tiwari (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as DG, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary. Presently, he is JS Department of Food and PD.
  13. Ms. Debashri Mukherjee (IAS:1991:UT), JS in PMO, appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.
  14. Ms Rachna Shah (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat vice Rajesh Bhushan (IAS:1987:BH) who was yesterday appointed Secretary (Coordination), Cabinet Secretariat.
  15. B Srinivas (IAS:1991:KL) appointed as MD, National Horticulture Board, Department of Agriculture in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  16. Satya Brata Sahu (IAS:1991:OR) appointed as Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development. Presently he is Director (JS level), NHIDCL.
  17. Vijayendra (IAS:1991:AM) appointed as CMD (AS level), National Small Industries Corporation Ltd. Presently, he is JS, Department of Defence Production.

The ACC has also approved upgradation of the following officers of 1991 batch on in-situ basis to the level of Additional Secretary (GoI) as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by them:

  1. Kamran Rizvi (IAS:1991:UP), JS , Department of Rural Development as Additional Secretary, Department of Rural Development.
  2. G Asok Kumar (IAS:1991:TG), Mission Director, National Water Mission, Ministry of Jal Shakti in-stu elevated in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  3. V Thiruppugazh (IAS:1991:GJ), Advisor, National Disaster Management Authority elevated (In-situ) in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.
  4. Anil Malik (IAS:1991:HY), JS MHA as as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.
  5. Ms. Vandana Gurnani (IAS:1991:KN), Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.
  6. Rajit Punhani (IAS:1991:BH), Chief Vigilance Officer, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd in the rank & pay of Additional Secretary.
  7. Jan E Alam (IAS:1991:NL) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  8. Abhilaksh Likhi (IAS:1991:HY), Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare as Additional Secretary, Department of Agriculture.
  9. Manish Kumar Gupta (IAS:1991:UT), Principal Commissioner, Delhi Development Authority in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary.

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Modi to Imran: No favor needed

By IndianMandarins 14 Jun 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has just signaled to his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan that he doesn't want any personal favor from Islamabad. After the MEA, in the routine course, got the clearance from Pakistan to use its air space for the PM's flight to Bishkek to attend the SCO meeting, NaMo made it clear that he would rather take the Oman route to fly to the Kyrgyz capital than fly over the Pakistani air space. This was significant in view of some of the Indian medical students in Bishkek requesting the GoI to resolve the flight route problem with Pakistan because it was making them lose a lot of money on journeys to, and from, India.

 

By canceling the flight over Pakistani air space, the PM has clearly sent out a signal to those students as well as the common Indian masses that he would not avail of any facility that Pakistan is not willing to extend to the Indians in general.

This means there is no chance of any personal deal.


But this public posturing may not exclude any covert deal to bring peace to the subcontinent.

 

On the surface, Pakistan is being driven to a situation where it might find that it can't talk to India on its own condition. Facing the real danger of getting promoted into the blacklist of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Gazis of the Islamist military state may find themselves checkmated when New Delhi completes assembly delimitation exercise in J&K. The latter move will literally shift the hill state's balance of power in favor of Jammu which, though being larger in geographic and population terms, has disproportionately low representation than the valley. Hopefully, the delimitation exercise may be complete before the next assembly election.

 

Once the balance of power shifts to Dharmic-majority Jammu and Ladakh, the Islamist Gazis would find themselves deprived of the cover of democracy to agitate for their separatist agenda. Also, then the assembly can pass a legitimate resolution calling for the abrogation of Article 370 inserted by late PM J L Nehru into the Constitution of India. The article has in recent years only fueled separatism and Islamism instead of making them content with their special status within the Union of India.

 

Further, Pakistan's best friend China is deeply troubled by Trump's trade war is beset by growing US naval activities in the Western Pacific. There are indications that Beijing may increasingly find itself into a trap of its own making, from which it would be difficult for it to lend a helping hand to its best Islamist friend.


All of this can't but put additional burden on Pakistan military Gazis whose philosophy, according to American political scientist Christine Fair, is to 'fight to the end'. 

(By M K Shukla & Rakesh Ranjan)

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Escalating trade war between US and China

By IndianMandarins 24 Sep 2018

President Donald Trump sent a tough message to business rival China by imposing tariff on $200 billion products. China has replied firmly by imposing sanctions on products manufactured in US. So a trade war has started between US and China. CLICK TO READ RELATED STORIES.

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