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Yogi invokes NSA against 6 Jamaat members for misbehaving in hospital

Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath on Friday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against six Tablighi Jamaat members for allegedly misbehaving with staff at MMG District Hospital. They are being quarantined at the hospital after having tested positive for the COVID-19.

While invoking NSA Yogi Adityanath said “An incident like Indore wherein the doctors were attacked should not be seen anywhere in the state. For this, we will take whatever action is required by law,”.

In Uttar Pradesh, on April 03, the ally of COVID-19 cases soared to 172 Uttar Pradesh's on 3 April. Of 46 new cases 40 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi.

03 Apr 2020
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LG grants power of detaining authority to Delhi Commissioner under NSA

New Delhi: In a latest move, Delhi LG Anil Baijal has granted power of detaining authority to the Delhi Police Commissioner under the National Security Act. The NSA allows preventive detention of an individual for months if authorities feel that any individual is a threat to the national security, and law and order.


In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 3, read with clause (c) of Section 2 of the National Security Act, 1980, the Lt Governor pleased to direct that during the period January 19 to April 18, the Delhi Police Commissioner may also exercise the powers of detaining authority under sub-section (2) of the section 3 of the aforesaid Act, the notification stated. The notification has been issued on January 10 following the approval of the LG. This decision has come at a time when Delhi is witnessing a number of protests against CAA and NRC.

18 Jan 2020
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Yogi invokes NSA against 6 Jamaat members for misbehaving in hospital

By IndianMandarins 03 Apr 2020

Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath on Friday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against six Tablighi Jamaat members for allegedly misbehaving with staff at MMG District Hospital. They are being quarantined at the hospital after having tested positive for the COVID-19.

While invoking NSA Yogi Adityanath said “An incident like Indore wherein the doctors were attacked should not be seen anywhere in the state. For this, we will take whatever action is required by law,”.

In Uttar Pradesh, on April 03, the ally of COVID-19 cases soared to 172 Uttar Pradesh's on 3 April. Of 46 new cases 40 had attended the Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi.

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LG grants power of detaining authority to Delhi Commissioner under NSA

By IndianMandarins 18 Jan 2020

New Delhi: In a latest move, Delhi LG Anil Baijal has granted power of detaining authority to the Delhi Police Commissioner under the National Security Act. The NSA allows preventive detention of an individual for months if authorities feel that any individual is a threat to the national security, and law and order.


In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 3, read with clause (c) of Section 2 of the National Security Act, 1980, the Lt Governor pleased to direct that during the period January 19 to April 18, the Delhi Police Commissioner may also exercise the powers of detaining authority under sub-section (2) of the section 3 of the aforesaid Act, the notification stated. The notification has been issued on January 10 following the approval of the LG. This decision has come at a time when Delhi is witnessing a number of protests against CAA and NRC.

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Doval continues as NSA; gets Cabinet rank

By IndianMandarins 03 Jun 2019

The NaMo administration 2.0, on Monday, appointed Ajit Doval (Retd IPS) as National Security Adviser on co-terminus basis with the term of Prime Minister w.e.f 31 May 2019. He was also given Cabinet rank in the Government of India in recognition of his contribution in the national security domain.


He would continue as the National Security Adviser (NSA) for the next five years. He served in the position of the NSA since May 2014. He had previously served as the Intelligence Bureau Chief during 2004-05.

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Team PMO in NaMo administration 2.0: Continuity Vs Disruption

By IndianMandarins 29 May 2019

While addressing the Parliament the outgoing Prime Minister and Prime Minister­ designate Narendra Modi suggested the newly elected MPs and his partymen to abstain from speculations over portfolio allocation. But despite efforts to abstain; speculations keep circulating, in several formats by several means, about the prospects of who’s who.


Hours ahead of PM’s oath various speculations are gathering moment as who will continue and occupy top positions in crucial quarters and who all will be inducted in a fresh re-hashed ‘Team PMO’. When PM designate has mammoth task ahead of making India a 5 trillion dollor economy with investments of over 100 lakh crores for infrastructure development and over 25 lakh crores investment for rural sector it becomes imperative to explore the bandwidth capability of new ‘Team PMO’.  

 

Principal Secretary to PM: It is being considered as an open secret that Nripendra Mishra (Retd IAS:1967:UP), Principal Secretary to PM Modi, may be rewarded with gubernatorial assignments immediately after PM Modi’s oath on May 30. In all likelihood the PMO may be rehashed barring few officers allowed to continue with PMO. But replacement of Nripendra Mishra would be decided by Dr P K Mishra’s (Retd IAS:1972:GJ) next role in PMO. Power corridors are abuzz that Dr P K Mishra’s health issue constrains him from accepting further responsibilities. In case, Dr PK doesn’t chose to take rest his elevation as PM may elevate him as Principal Secretary to PM with the same role i.e. personnel matters.

 

Additional PS to PM:

You start talking to any senior civil servant, serving at Centre, about Dr P K Misra and you will get the same note; it would be too difficult for PM to find an alternative to Dr P K as he enjoyed unparalleled trust and comfort with PM Modi. Though, Mishra’s ageing too does rounds in crucial quarters. In case, Dr P K doesn’t chose to take rest PM may not look for his replacement though few names are often mentioned as his heir apparent namely;  K Kailashnathan (Retd IAS:1979:GJ), Ratan P Watal (Retd IAS:1978:AP). It is also said that initially Dr P K may be continued in his position but Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) may become his replacement post his retirement next year.

 

National Security Adviser: Post CBI faction-feud it appeared for a while that something had fallen out of sync. But increasingly assertive (counter terrorism) operations in J&K and affirmative action in Balakot (post Pulwama) dettered the apprehensions. Now it is widely believed that PM Modi may not look for alternatives to his trusted lieutenants; Amit Shah, Ajit Doval (Retd IPS:1968:KL) & Dr P K Mishra. It is widely believed that PM may chose to continue Doval in NSA role.

 

Private Secretary to PM:

Having played flawless role as Secretary to PM Rajiv Topno (IAS:1996:GJ) too is being seen as the one whom PM may like to continue him in his  proven role. Further, A K Sharma (IAS:1988:GJ), Additional Secretary, PMO, too may be retained in next team PMO.

 

Secretary, PMO:

Though Bhaskar Khulbe (IAS:1983:WB), the incumbent Secretary, PMO is scheduled to complete his extended tenure next month (30 June) it is believed that his term may be extended for another six months. In case, he does not get extension then it may open avenues for several takers.

 

Cabinet Secretary:

Though; the outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba (IAS:1982:JH)  has occupied the imagination of whos who is power corridors as the heir-apparent of P K Sinha (IAS:1977:UP) completing his extended tenure as Cabinet Secretary in June second week one may not rule out the possibility of another extension to Sinha. In fact the present rule, technically, does not stop the possibility. In case of extension to Sinha appointment of next Cabinet Secretary may become a tricky question drawing a line between 1982 and 1983 batch.

 

Home Secretary:

Amid loud speculations over Rajiv Gauba’s prospects as next Cabinet Secretary; DIPP Secretary Ramesh Abhishek (IAS:1982:BH), Rural Development Secretary Amarjit Sinha (IAS:1983:BH), Urban Development Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra (IAS:1984:UP) and Banking Secretary Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) are being seen as prospective claimants. In case; P K Sinha is given another extension Gauba would continue as Home Secretary until his two years fixed tenure ending August this year.

 

Defence Secretary: The outgoing Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra (IAS:1982:WB) is set to retire this month end; the very next day after PM’s oath. It is believed that the top authorities may have identified Mitra’s successor. Power corridors are abuzz that Environment & Forests Secretary C K Mishra (IAS:1983:BH), Secretary Defence Production Ajay Kumar (IAS:1984:KL), Food & PD Secretary Ravi Kant (IAS:1984:BH) and Rajiv Kumar (IAS:1984:JH) would be among the officers in the reckoning. 

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NSA’s son Vivek Doval hits back at muckrakers

By IndianMandarins 21 Jan 2019

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval’s son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against ‘The Caravan’ magazine for publishing a defamatory article “with mala fide intent”, the article’s writer, Kaushal Shroff, and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh for addressing a press conference on the basis of the report “without verifying the facts”. The matter has been listed for hearing on on Tuesday. 


On January 16, The Caravan had published an article, “The D Companies”, which stated that “Ajit Doval’s sons run a web of companies including a Cayman Islands hedge fund even as father demands crackdown on tax havens”.

 

It alleged that the fund headed by Vivek Doval, based in the Cayman Islands, was involved in laundering black money and routing it to India after demonetization was implemented in 2016.

 

In the complaint, Doval stated that the idea of starting a hedge fund was formed back in 2013 with his friend Amit Sharma in London. After several deliberations with stakeholders, the fund commenced in 2016, with several reputed businessmen on board.

 

His complaint further stated that the announcement of demonetization and the firm’s launch, “though proximate in time, are two completely independent events, none being related to other, even remotely”.

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Sinha, Ibrahim drafted into NSAB

By IndianMandarins 02 Jan 2019

Former Ambassador to Afghanistan and Tajikistan Amar Sinha and former IB chief Asif Ibrahim have been drafted into the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB)  as its members.

 

The appointment of former R&AW officer Tilak Deveshwar as a NSAB member is also said to be on the cards. Former R&AW official A B Mathur, Lt Gen (retd) S L Narasimhan and Prof Bimal N Patel of Gujarat National Law University are the other members of the board.

 

Former Ambassador to Russia PS Raghavan who was inducted in June this year may continue to head the NSAB.

 

The NDA government has significantly reduced the composition of the NSAB to just half a dozen members including the Chairman, while the previous NSAB headed by former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran had 14 members. The new NSAB may have a two-year tenure.

 

The first NSAB was set up in 1998 with K Subrahmanyam as its convener. Earlier, the NSAB consisted of senior retired officials, academics and distinguished members of civil society having expertise in internal and external security, foreign affairs, defence, science and technology and economic affairs.

 

Now its composition stands changed and includes chiefly retired civil servants and military officers.

 

The National Security Council is the apex body in a three-tier structure headed by the Prime Minister and with the National Security Adviser as its Secretary. The Strategic Policy Group which was earlier chaired by the Cabinet Secretary is now chaired by NSA Ajit Doval. This is the first expansion after Doval took charge of the SPG which consists of senior officials responsible for policy-making and for follow up action in matters concerning national security.

 

The SPG includes the Chiefs of the Armed Forces, Intelligence Bureau and the Research and Analysis Wing. Its main task is to make policy recommendations to the National Security Council. 

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