PRESIDENT OF INDIA

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Road to Raisina hills goes from PESB?

It is a sheer coincidence but yet remarkable. Former PESB Chairman Sanjay Kothari was abruptly made Secretary to the President years before he completed his tenure at PESB. Now, Kothari’s predecessor at PESB Kapil Dev Tripathy too was suddenly drafted as Kothari’s successor at Raisina hills. Coincidence but yet remarkable.

22 Apr 2020
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Bala Prasad tipped to become Secretary to President?

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that Dr E L S N Bala Prasad (IAS:1986:BH) may be appointed as Secretary to the President; a post which will fall vacant after Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner. Presently, he is working in the President Secretariat as Special Secretary to The President. It is believed that the new Secretary’s appointment may be on co-terminus basis with the President.

Reportedly, a senior IAS officer’s name was tossed for the coveted position but Bala Prasad remained as the first choice for the job who still has a year long term in service.

20 Apr 2020
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Road to Raisina hills goes from PESB?

By IndianMandarins 22 Apr 2020

It is a sheer coincidence but yet remarkable. Former PESB Chairman Sanjay Kothari was abruptly made Secretary to the President years before he completed his tenure at PESB. Now, Kothari’s predecessor at PESB Kapil Dev Tripathy too was suddenly drafted as Kothari’s successor at Raisina hills. Coincidence but yet remarkable.

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Bala Prasad tipped to become Secretary to President?

By IndianMandarins 20 Apr 2020

Indianmandarins has reliably learned that Dr E L S N Bala Prasad (IAS:1986:BH) may be appointed as Secretary to the President; a post which will fall vacant after Sanjay Kothari takes oath as Chief Vigilance Commissioner. Presently, he is working in the President Secretariat as Special Secretary to The President. It is believed that the new Secretary’s appointment may be on co-terminus basis with the President.

Reportedly, a senior IAS officer’s name was tossed for the coveted position but Bala Prasad remained as the first choice for the job who still has a year long term in service.

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Anti-corruption ombudsman has nothing to tell Parliament this year!

By IndianMandarins 12 Mar 2020

The government informs that since the appointment of Lokpal took place at the fag end of March, 2019 so there is no report as such this year to present before Parliament. The long-cherished promise of fighting corruption at the top level, the ombudsman called Lokpal is in place and fully functional.

The President of Indida appointed Chairperson and eight Members of the Lokpal and they assumed charges of their respective offices on March 23 and March 27, 2019 respectively. Pinaki Chandra Ghose is the Chairperson and Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale, Pradip Kumar Mohanty, Abhilasha Kumari, Ajay Kumar Tripathi, Dinesh Jain, Archana Ramasundaram, Mahendra Singh and Dr Indrajeet Prashad Gautan being the other members.

The Lokpal is required to present annually to the President a report on the work done by it, which is caused to be laid in both the houses of Parliament. Since the Lokpal was operationalized at the fag end of March, 2019, no such report has been submitted. Hence, details of the cases registered and action taken thereon by the Lokpal are not available.


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Lutyens' Delhi: Bureaucracy abuzz with a colleague's importance

By IndianMandarins 03 Feb 2020

It passed off unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi. But more than a week after, its importance is dawning upon senior officials.

Despite who’s who of power corridor in Delhi attending a private function of a joint secretary-level officer that had failed to catch eyeballs of many in Lutyens but people in the power corridors are still whispering about the affair cautiously even a week has gone by.

'Mundan Sanskar' of the daughter of a Joint Secretary level IAS officer working in the Commerce Ministry has become a matter of discussion for many senior officials these days. What they appear to be astonished about is that there are over four hundred Joint Secretary level officers across all ministries and departments in the Govt of India but this seems to be something very unheard of that the top echelons of the country did not miss to attend the invitation.

So much so that the event was attended by President of India, Prime Minister of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce/Industry minister, Health/IT Minister, Chief of Defence Staff General Vipin Rawat, chief ministers of several states and dozens of former Union ministers (UPA)  and Union secretaries too attending the function but it went unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi which keeps track of the fact even how many times PM clapped during the budget presentation.

 

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Lutyens' Delhi: Bureaucracy abuzz with a colleague's importance

By IndianMandarins 03 Feb 2020

It passed off unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi. But more than a week after, its importance is dawning upon senior officials.

Despite who’s who of power corridor in Delhi attending a private function of a joint secretary-level officer that had failed to catch eyeballs of many in Lutyens but people in the power corridors are still whispering about the affair cautiously even a week has gone by.

'Mundan Sanskar' of the daughter of a Joint Secretary level IAS officer working in the Commerce Ministry has become a matter of discussion for many senior officials these days. What they appear to be astonished about is that there are over four hundred Joint Secretary level officers across all ministries and departments in the Govt of India but this seems to be something very unheard of that the top echelons of the country did not miss to attend the invitation.

So much so that the event was attended by President of India, Prime Minister of the country, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce/Industry minister, Health/IT Minister, Chief of Defence Staff General Vipin Rawat, chief ministers of several states and dozens of former Union ministers (UPA)  and Union secretaries too attending the function but it went unnoticed in Lutyens' Delhi which keeps track of the fact even how many times PM clapped during the budget presentation.

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Press Secretary for President; PS and OSD for Javadek and Irani

By IndianMandarins 16 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration on Monday cleared the appointment of Ajay Kumar Singh as Press Secretary to the President of India on contract basis initially for a period of one year.

Further, K M Mahesh (IRS IT:2003) was appointed as Private Secretary to Prakash Javadekar in the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change at Director level for a period up to 19.10.2020. Presently, Mahesh is Director, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

Union Textiles Minister Ms Smriti Irani also got OSD in  Ms Shah Devanshi Viren (a private person) on co-terminus basis with the term of minister.

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BJP to train its MPs on public speaking, ideology in a two day camp

By IndianMandarins 02 Aug 2019

New Delhi: To tell its lawmakers how to behave, the ruling party at the Centre -- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- has planned a two-day training camp in the Balayogi Auditorium in New Delhi on August 3-4, 2019. Every member of Parliament of the BJP from both the houses will have to compulsory show up at the event to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with many other senior leaders.

The BJP leaders are of the view that this is an attempt of the saffron outfit to train and sensitise all its 381 members of Parliament on the issues related to parliamentary practice, debates, party ideology, public speech, handling media and even the internal issues of the party.

The meeting is important because of the fact that training session would give clarity to the BJP MPs on ideological issues which is important for the BJP. They will also be told not to speak out of turn and on such subjects that they are not well equipped with. The meeting will not only attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on both days but he is likely to speak at the event as well.

Sources in the BJP said that the meeting will also be addressed by speakers not only from the BJP but outside the party as well on specialized subjects. Besides the PM and Union Home minister Amit Shah, there is a possibility that party general secretary and in-charge of BJP training cell Muralidhar Rao might also address it. All the MPs have been asked to attend this meeting without a miss. Actually the BJP wants to pull string on some of motor mouths in the party by telling them how to speak saving the party from any unnecessary controversy and embarrassment due to some of its own leaders.

Sources further informed that this is a hectic meeting that would start at 9 am and would finish at 9 pm. MPs will get breakfast, lunch and dinner at the venue itself. Training cell of the BJP has major role to play in it as it is continuously doing the same but at smaller level. It will take up many issues including etiquette and how to deal with media which is a major concern of the party.

Sources are not ready to divulge any further detail about the programme but the purpose of the entire exercise is to ensure that certain basic things are required for a MP, minister and people having organizational responsibilities.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too keeps on doing such training camps for its workers but this would be the first such event when all BJP MPs will be participating in such a mega event that is dubbed as (Abhyas Varg).

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Commerce: Ms Manisha Meena appointed as DS

By IndianMandarins 01 Aug 2019

Ms Manisha Meena (IES:2008) was on Thursday appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Department of Commerce for a period of 04 yrs under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS). 

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