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Ladakh: Narula advisor to LG, Khandare as police chief

The Union Home Ministry has appointed Umang Narula (IAS:1989:J&K) as Adviser to Ladakh LG R K Mathur while senior IPS officer S S Khandare (IPS:1995:JK) as head of police in the UT. At present Narula is Financial Administrator to the Governor of J&K. Khandare is Inspector General of JK Police and now will head the police in Ladakh.

30 Oct 2019
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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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Ladakh: Narula advisor to LG, Khandare as police chief

By IndianMandarins 30 Oct 2019

The Union Home Ministry has appointed Umang Narula (IAS:1989:J&K) as Adviser to Ladakh LG R K Mathur while senior IPS officer S S Khandare (IPS:1995:JK) as head of police in the UT. At present Narula is Financial Administrator to the Governor of J&K. Khandare is Inspector General of JK Police and now will head the police in Ladakh.

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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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G C Murmu and R K Mathur will be LG of J&K and Ladakh respectively

By IndianMandarins 26 Oct 2019

Putting speculations to rest and once again coming up with surprise, the Modi Government has appointed Girish Chandra Murmu (IAS:1985:Gujarat) and R K Mathur (IAS:1977:TR) as Lieutenant Governors of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh respectively when two Union territories are created on 31 October.

The outgoing Expenditure Secretary Murmu, a close confidante of Modi, had previously served as Additional Principal Secretary to Narendra Modi, the then Gujarat Chief Minister. He was brought to the Finance Ministry in 2015 and later became Expenditure Secretary in May this year. Mathur had joined the transparency watchdog Central Information Commission after retirement and later became the country’s Chief Information Commissioner.

JK Governor Satya Pal Malik will take over as Governor of Goa replacing Mridula Sinha.

Former IB director Dineshwar Sharma, who was working as interlocutor, has become administrator of Lakshadweep.

Some other changes included with Kerala BJP president PS Sreedharan Pillai being appointed as Governor of Mizoram. He replaces Jagdish Mukhi, the Assam Governor who held the additional charge of Mizoram after Kummanam Rajasekharan resigned in March 2019 to contest the Lok Sabha election against Shashi Tharoor in Thiruvananthapuram. 

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Will Prakash Mishra be LG, Ladakh?

By IndianMandarins 09 Oct 2019

After the abrogation of Article of 370 and the Valley inching towards normalcy, the next big administrative move that is set to be taken by the NaMo administration is to announce the names of Lieutenant Governor for the newly crafted Union Territories Ladakh and J&K.

Reportedly, former CRPF Director General Prakash Mishra may be appointed as the LG for Ladakh over a week before Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary. Further, it is learnt that NaMo administration has decided to continue Satyapal Malik in J&K who is now well versed with the criticalities of region’s socio-political affairs.

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LGs and AIS officers to be finalised for UTs of Ladakh and J&K by Oct 31

By IndianMandarins 10 Sep 2019

The Centre is getting ready to deal with intricate administrative matters in J&K with its newly attained status of Union territory after the abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A from the state. The government plans to appoint LGs in J&K and Ladakh on October 31 that is birthday of first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was instrumental in bringing these states to India. The government will enact other administrative changes in these UTs.

 

The primary concern of the government has been to provide good governance and for that the government is working on the names of All India Service officers to be deployed there. With J&K turning into a UT administration including the police will be with the Centre. So it is being said that names of the IAS officers to be posted in J&K have been decided by Nripendra Mishra while call on IPS officers will be taken by Ajit Dobhal obviously with the consultation of Union Home minister Amit Shah.

 

Administrative control in J&K will help establish peace in the state which as per government claims is peaceful after the special status was repealed from there. Taking administration into its hands has been key to turn J&K into UTs. The government is also working to de-radicalize the region.

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