PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE

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PMO rejig: Six JS in PMO to look after six verticals from A to P

Joint Secretaries in the PMO have been entrusted with the responsibility to deal with six verticals from A to P. They will report to P K Mishra, Ajit Doval, P K Sinha, Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha. These changes have been made after Tarun Bajaj and A K Sharma were shifted from PMO in the latest reshuffle.

Dr P K Mishra looks after vertical E that includes personnel, vigilance, law and justice, anti-corruption unit (CBI), Cabinet secretariat, ACC and ACC files and monitoring. Jt Secretary V Sheshadri (IAS:1999:TG) will report to him for these matters and will also report to Khulbe on Home affairs. Doval is taking care of external affairs, defence, NTRO and NSCS.

PMO has six JSs at the moment, two IFS officers and four IAS officers. Verticals that these officers will be dealing with the economy, finance, infrastructure, HR, governance, foreign and security, agriculture, rural, social, administration and monitoring etc.

Gopal Baglay (IFS:1992) has been assigned science and technology, Aadhar, DBT, earth science, IT, communications and digital payments while Rudra Gaurav Shresth (IFS:1999) is looking after external affairs, defence, NTRO, NSCS, Atomic Energy and space.

Arvind Shrivastava (IAS:1994: Karnataka) has been assigned finance, economy, corporate affairs, commerce, heavy industries, MSME, Labour and employment, textiles and steels and will report to P K Sinha. Shrikar Pardeshi (IAS:2001:MH) will look after agriculture, social, welfare, administration and rural, PMO security and public relations. Pardeshi will report to Khulbe for administration and PMO security and to Amarjeet Sinha for remaining matters.

Hiren Joshi, OSD, looking after publicity and public relations will report to Pardeshi. Rohit Yadav (IAS:2002:CG) has been given the responsibility of infrastructure, governance including parliament, parliamentary affairs and RTI, monitoring and coordination and resources.

All these JS have also been assigned different States. As per the hierarchy, director level officials have to report to these JS, who in turn report to the senior officials like Principal Secretary, NSA, Principal Advisor and Advisors.


03 May 2020
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Ministries to face expenditure cut to cope with the crisis

In view of revenue constraints caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the Union finance ministry has imposed spending restrictions on various ministries and departments. Ministries like health and family welfare, pharma, food and public distribution and AYUSH will get funds as per the Budget but fertilizer, post, road transport, petroleum, commerce and coal will face a cut in their spending.
Actually the existing guidelines have been reviewed keeping in view the present situation. It is likely that the cash position of the government may be stressed in the first quarter of 2020-21. So it becomes necessary to regulate expenditure and fix Quarterly Expenditure Plan (QEP) or Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) of the specific ministry.
They have been categorized in terms of their importance. Those falling under category A will get funds as per the approved plan, while those under B and C will have to undergo cut in their expenditure. Those falling in category A will be guided by MEP or QEP, while B category monthly expenditure may be kept at 8 percent of Budget Estimate (BE) for 2020-21 for the first month, and at 6 percent each of BE 2020-21 for the last two months of the first quarter.
For the C category, the departments need to restrict the overall expenditure within 15 percent of BE of 2020-21. Some of the important departments falling in this category include corporate affairs, department of investment and public investment management, housing and urban affairs, and labor and employment. They have been advised to observe guidelines strictly and regulate the expenditure.

09 Apr 2020
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PMO rejig: Six JS in PMO to look after six verticals from A to P

By IndianMandarins 03 May 2020

Joint Secretaries in the PMO have been entrusted with the responsibility to deal with six verticals from A to P. They will report to P K Mishra, Ajit Doval, P K Sinha, Bhaskar Khulbe and Amarjeet Sinha. These changes have been made after Tarun Bajaj and A K Sharma were shifted from PMO in the latest reshuffle.

Dr P K Mishra looks after vertical E that includes personnel, vigilance, law and justice, anti-corruption unit (CBI), Cabinet secretariat, ACC and ACC files and monitoring. Jt Secretary V Sheshadri (IAS:1999:TG) will report to him for these matters and will also report to Khulbe on Home affairs. Doval is taking care of external affairs, defence, NTRO and NSCS.

PMO has six JSs at the moment, two IFS officers and four IAS officers. Verticals that these officers will be dealing with the economy, finance, infrastructure, HR, governance, foreign and security, agriculture, rural, social, administration and monitoring etc.

Gopal Baglay (IFS:1992) has been assigned science and technology, Aadhar, DBT, earth science, IT, communications and digital payments while Rudra Gaurav Shresth (IFS:1999) is looking after external affairs, defence, NTRO, NSCS, Atomic Energy and space.

Arvind Shrivastava (IAS:1994: Karnataka) has been assigned finance, economy, corporate affairs, commerce, heavy industries, MSME, Labour and employment, textiles and steels and will report to P K Sinha. Shrikar Pardeshi (IAS:2001:MH) will look after agriculture, social, welfare, administration and rural, PMO security and public relations. Pardeshi will report to Khulbe for administration and PMO security and to Amarjeet Sinha for remaining matters.

Hiren Joshi, OSD, looking after publicity and public relations will report to Pardeshi. Rohit Yadav (IAS:2002:CG) has been given the responsibility of infrastructure, governance including parliament, parliamentary affairs and RTI, monitoring and coordination and resources.

All these JS have also been assigned different States. As per the hierarchy, director level officials have to report to these JS, who in turn report to the senior officials like Principal Secretary, NSA, Principal Advisor and Advisors.


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Ministries to face expenditure cut to cope with the crisis

By IndianMandarins 09 Apr 2020

In view of revenue constraints caused by the COVID-19 crisis, the Union finance ministry has imposed spending restrictions on various ministries and departments. Ministries like health and family welfare, pharma, food and public distribution and AYUSH will get funds as per the Budget but fertilizer, post, road transport, petroleum, commerce and coal will face a cut in their spending.
Actually the existing guidelines have been reviewed keeping in view the present situation. It is likely that the cash position of the government may be stressed in the first quarter of 2020-21. So it becomes necessary to regulate expenditure and fix Quarterly Expenditure Plan (QEP) or Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) of the specific ministry.
They have been categorized in terms of their importance. Those falling under category A will get funds as per the approved plan, while those under B and C will have to undergo cut in their expenditure. Those falling in category A will be guided by MEP or QEP, while B category monthly expenditure may be kept at 8 percent of Budget Estimate (BE) for 2020-21 for the first month, and at 6 percent each of BE 2020-21 for the last two months of the first quarter.
For the C category, the departments need to restrict the overall expenditure within 15 percent of BE of 2020-21. Some of the important departments falling in this category include corporate affairs, department of investment and public investment management, housing and urban affairs, and labor and employment. They have been advised to observe guidelines strictly and regulate the expenditure.

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PMO: Shresth appointed as JS, Dr Pardesi gets extension

By IndianMandarins 11 Mar 2020

The NaMO administration on Wednesday announced the empanelment of Rudra Gaurav Shresth (IFS:1999), presently OSD in PMO, to hold Joint Secretary level posts in Govt of India. Simultaneously, he was appointed as Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) for an overall tenure of three years upto 09.02.2023.

Further, the tenure of Dr Shrikar Keshav Pardeshi (IAS:2001:MH) was extended for a period of three months w.e.f. 10.04.2020. He will continue to work as Joint Secretary in PMO till 09.07.2020.  

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Power corridors perplexed over Swami’s tweet: Who dominates PMO?

By IndianMandarins 02 Mar 2020

Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has always something unique and witty to offer via his inimitable tweets. As usual, his tweet today reads “The PMO today is dominated by officials who have an anti-Hindutva mind-set. Some in PMO are in touch with Sharad Pawar and his daughter. The targeting of officials who are patriotic and want to prosecute the corrupt has begun.”

People in power corridors are perplexed about the officials Swami is referring to in this tweet that has gone viral. Highly-placed sources confide that raising doubts over officials in PMO is something tactful and ingenious as in the NaMo regime no one other than the PM Modi himself calls the shots. The irrepressible veteran politician is probably hinting at diluting of Hindutva ideology and growing proximity of Modi with old warhorse Sharad Pawar.

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Khulbe and Sinha appointed Adviser to PM

By IndianMandarins 21 Feb 2020

The NaMo administration on Friday appointed Bhaskar Khulbe (Retd IAS:1983:WB) and Amarjit Sinha (Retd IAS:1983:BH) as Advisor to Prime Minister for an initial period of two years in the rank and scale of Secretary to the Government of India.

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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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Over a dozen of JS & AS level posts upgraded & downgraded in PMO and other departments

By IndianMandarins 22 Oct 2019

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday extended the upgradation/downgradation of the following posts:

  1. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs, presently held by S K Dev Verman, (IAS:1988:MN) for term upto 20.07.2020.
  2. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs, presently held by Praveen K Srivastava (lAS:1988:AM) for term upto 20.07.2020.
  3. Extensionin upgradation of the post of Administrator, Universal Service Obligation Fund, Department of Telecommunications from the level of Joint Secretary to that of Additional Secretary, presently held by Ms Ansuli Arya (lAS:1989:BH) for term upto 20.07.2020.
  4. Extension in upgradation of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Government e-Marketplace Special Purpose Vehicle from the level of Joint Secretary to that of Additional Secretary, presently held by Talleen Kumar, lAS (WB:87) for term upto20.07.2020.
  5. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Department of Fertilizers, presently held by Dharam Pal (lAS:1988:UT) for term upto 21.07.2020.
  6. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, presently held by Aramane Giridhar (lAS:1988:AP) for term upto 21.07.2020.
  7. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, presently held by Arvind Kumar Sharma (lAS:1988:GJ) for term upto 21.07.2020.
  8. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office, presently held by Tarun Bajaj (IAS:1988:HY) for term upto 21.07.2020.
  9. Extension in upgradation of the post of Joint Secretary to the level of Additional Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, presently held by Madhukar Gupta (lAS:1985:RJ) for term upto 12.03.2020.
  10. Extension in downgradation of the post of Additional Secretary to the level of Joint Secretary in the Department of Atomic Energy, presently held by S M Alexander (IPoS:1987) for term upto 03.08.2020.
  11. Extension in downgradation of the post of Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor to the level of Joint Secretary in the Department of Space, presently held by Anoop Srivastava (IDAS:1989) for term upto 26.11.2020.

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PMO: Has Khulbe’s term been extended?

By IndianMandarins 06 Sep 2019

If some top sources are to be believed, tenure of Bhaskar Chandra Khulbe (IAS:1983:WB) has been extended for a period of four and a half years or co-terminus with Prime Minister’s term. Reportedly, notification may be issued next week.

His extension was supposed to end this month end. He was given extension for a period of six month beginning 01.04.2019. Reportedly, the order to this effected may be notified soon.

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