MINES SECRETARY

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Meaning of moving from Mines to NCST: The grammar of governance and administration?

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) on Friday morning laterally shifted from the Ministry of Mines to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Govt of India. He got his first posting as Union Mines Secretary on December 13, 2019 and within seven months got shifted elsewhere.

Immediately after the ACC order flashed on Friday morning, it took others in a flashback. It reminded several other of cases that took place in the recent past from then Consumer Affairs Secretary Pawan Kumar Aggarwal (IAS:1985:WB), I&B Secretary Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH), Union Secretary, School Education and Literacy Reena Ray (IAS:1984:UT) and former Coal secretaries Inder Jit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) and Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB). These officers were shifted to other departments on a little different gound whereas Mrs Ray was repatriated to parent cadre. Sumanta Choudhary remained in dilemma (awaiting posting orders from the Centre) for several weeks before he chose to repatriate to West Bengal. 

But Friday’s orders left Sushil Kumar’s peers puzzled over what exactly led to this development? If some well-placed sources are to be believed he found himself constrained in responding swiftly and bringing concrete outcome to Centre’s call for a fast policy push. Reportedly, mining as a subject under the ‘State-list’ required more time to invite consultations of the state governments. Probably, Sushil Kumar’s insistence on the time-consuming consultation process irked the government leading his abrupt and unceremonious lateral shift from a significant department (Mines) to a relatively insignificant one (NCST).

Power corridors abuzz Sushil Kumar bought peace for his future. Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta’s misfortune is not an old story who is still considered among few honest officers; at least in his service peers. Some former Union secretaries remarked that Sushil Kumar was a little more fortunate than his senior Pawan Kumar Aggarwal who was shifted from Consumer Affairs (in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Govt of India) to Logistics Department in the rank and pay of Special Secretary; something which almost civil servant termed it distasteful.

After all, Civil servants know it better that, for a popular government someone’s post, rank and pay hardly matters. 

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

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25 Jul 2020
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Secretary-level reshuffle effected at Centre: Course correction vs realignment?

Following the minor Secretary-level reshuffle at Centre people in power corridors opine that it appears more of a course correction and realignment than a reshuffle reflecting a sound objective.

Appointment of Rajesh Bhushan (lAS:1987:BH), OSD in MoHFW, as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare is something which was expected. He will succeed Ms Preeti Sudan (lAS:1983:AP) on her superannuation on 31 .07.2020. 

Ram Mohan Mishra (lAS:1987:AM) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Ajay Tirkey. Presently, Mishra is working as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP) was laterally shifted to the Department of Land Resources as Secretary vice Ruolkhumlien Buhril (lAS:1984:TN) retiring next week. Appointment in the Department of Land Resources was obviously a routine requirement.   

The appointment of Tirky on a lateral shift basis from the Ministry of Women and Child Development to Land Resources appears more of making avenue for Ram Mohan Mishra who was working on Secretary equivalent level post in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI).  

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI) vice Ram Mohan Mishra whereas Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (lAS;1986:MP) was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines.  

It is believed that the lateral shift of Sushil Kumar from Mines to NCST is something unusual yet unsurprising. Looking back, the Ministry of Coal and Mines have seen several abrupt and unpleasant changes at the top. Coal and Mines are tuff turfs and require a tight rope-walk. 

24 Jul 2020
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Meaning of moving from Mines to NCST: The grammar of governance and administration?

By Rakesh Ranjan 25 Jul 2020

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) on Friday morning laterally shifted from the Ministry of Mines to National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Govt of India. He got his first posting as Union Mines Secretary on December 13, 2019 and within seven months got shifted elsewhere.

Immediately after the ACC order flashed on Friday morning, it took others in a flashback. It reminded several other of cases that took place in the recent past from then Consumer Affairs Secretary Pawan Kumar Aggarwal (IAS:1985:WB), I&B Secretary Ravi Mittal (IAS:1986:BH), Union Secretary, School Education and Literacy Reena Ray (IAS:1984:UT) and former Coal secretaries Inder Jit Singh (IAS:1985:KL) and Sumanta Chaudhary (IAS:1985:WB). These officers were shifted to other departments on a little different gound whereas Mrs Ray was repatriated to parent cadre. Sumanta Choudhary remained in dilemma (awaiting posting orders from the Centre) for several weeks before he chose to repatriate to West Bengal. 

But Friday’s orders left Sushil Kumar’s peers puzzled over what exactly led to this development? If some well-placed sources are to be believed he found himself constrained in responding swiftly and bringing concrete outcome to Centre’s call for a fast policy push. Reportedly, mining as a subject under the ‘State-list’ required more time to invite consultations of the state governments. Probably, Sushil Kumar’s insistence on the time-consuming consultation process irked the government leading his abrupt and unceremonious lateral shift from a significant department (Mines) to a relatively insignificant one (NCST).

Power corridors abuzz Sushil Kumar bought peace for his future. Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta’s misfortune is not an old story who is still considered among few honest officers; at least in his service peers. Some former Union secretaries remarked that Sushil Kumar was a little more fortunate than his senior Pawan Kumar Aggarwal who was shifted from Consumer Affairs (in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Govt of India) to Logistics Department in the rank and pay of Special Secretary; something which almost civil servant termed it distasteful.

After all, Civil servants know it better that, for a popular government someone’s post, rank and pay hardly matters. 

(By Rakesh Ranjan)

Your feedback: 

shukla1554rakesh@gmail.com 

indianmandarins@gmail.com

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Secretary-level reshuffle effected at Centre: Course correction vs realignment?

By IndianMandarins 24 Jul 2020

Following the minor Secretary-level reshuffle at Centre people in power corridors opine that it appears more of a course correction and realignment than a reshuffle reflecting a sound objective.

Appointment of Rajesh Bhushan (lAS:1987:BH), OSD in MoHFW, as Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare is something which was expected. He will succeed Ms Preeti Sudan (lAS:1983:AP) on her superannuation on 31 .07.2020. 

Ram Mohan Mishra (lAS:1987:AM) was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development vice Ajay Tirkey. Presently, Mishra is working as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Ajay Tirkey (IAS:1987:MP) was laterally shifted to the Department of Land Resources as Secretary vice Ruolkhumlien Buhril (lAS:1984:TN) retiring next week. Appointment in the Department of Land Resources was obviously a routine requirement.   

The appointment of Tirky on a lateral shift basis from the Ministry of Women and Child Development to Land Resources appears more of making avenue for Ram Mohan Mishra who was working on Secretary equivalent level post in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI).  

Union Mines Secretary Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was appointed as Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCST) in the rank and pay of Secretary (GoI) vice Ram Mohan Mishra whereas Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (lAS;1986:MP) was given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines.  

It is believed that the lateral shift of Sushil Kumar from Mines to NCST is something unusual yet unsurprising. Looking back, the Ministry of Coal and Mines have seen several abrupt and unpleasant changes at the top. Coal and Mines are tuff turfs and require a tight rope-walk. 

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A K Jain given additional charge of Mines

By IndianMandarins 28 Nov 2019

Following the immediate premature repatriation of Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS:1985:GJ) the Union Coal Secretary Anil Kumar Jain (lAS:1986:MP) was on Thursday given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines till the appointment of a regular incumbent to the post.

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A book ‘Redesign Your Life in Modern Age’ to be released on December 15

By IndianMandarins 12 Nov 2019

A book titled ‘Redesign Your Life in Modern Age’ is being released on December 15 at Kamani Auditorium. The book is authored by former Union Mines Secretary and serving Member of RERA (U.P.) Balvinder Kumar (Retd IAS:1981:UP) is about human journey in modern times with the new challenges and opportunities. It covers more than 60 topics with illustrations ranging from human destiny to inner journey, from pain, suffering, fear, anxiety, mental stress and loneliness to pleasure, happiness and success. From the early childhood experiences to the process of dying and even death and from inner working of mind and inner self to materialistic world, God and spirituality. The book also talks about science of meditation, mindful existence, to ‘doing nothing’. This is a fascinating collection of interesting topics to read and contemplate.

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HCL pays dividend for 2018-19, highest in last five years

By IndianMandarins 10 Sep 2019

Union minister for mines Pralhad Joshi has received a dividend of Rs 36.59 crore on a share holding of 76.05% on behalf of the government from Santosh Sharma, CMD, HCL. Anil Mukim, Secretary (Mines) was also present on the occasion besides some senior HCL officials.

 

The total payout by HCL on account of dividend related to 2018-19 is Rs 58.00 crore consisting of dividend Rs 48.11 crore and dividend tax Rs 9.89 crore. This is the highest dividend paid by the company in the past five years. During 2018-19, the company recorded ore production of 41.22 lakh tonnes which was the highest ever in last 21 years.

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Kutty is also Secretary, M/o Mines

By IndianMandarins 14 May 2019

Dr M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT), Union Secretary for Petroleum & Natural Gas, was on Monday given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines during the absence of Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS:1985:GJ) from 13.05.2019 to 24.05.2019. 

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Coal Secretary given addl charge of Mines

By IndianMandarins 15 Mar 2019

The incumbent Coal Secretary Sumanta Chaudhuri (IAS:1985:WB) was, on Friday, given the additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Mines from 16 March 2019 to 27 March 2019 during the period of absence on leave of Anil Gopishankar Mukim (lAS:1985:GJ).

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Mukim is also Petroleum Secretary

By IndianMandarins 11 Dec 2018

Anil Gopishankar Mukim (IAS:1985:GJ) has been given additional charge of the post of Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for a period up to 30 December 2018 beginning tomorrow. Mukim is Secretary, Ministry of Mines. The incumbent Petroleum Secretary M M Kutty (IAS:1985:UT) goes on leave during 12-30 December 2018.

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