RAM NATH KOVIND

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Bimal Julka takes oath of office of CIC

Information Commissioner Bimal Julka has been appointed as CIC. President of India Ram Nath Kovind administered oath of office to Julka as the CIC in the Central Information Commission. However, there are five more vacancies information commissioners after Julka takes over as the CIC.


The transparency watchdog has been functioning without a CIC after Sudhir Bhargava retired on January 11, 2020 and is at a reduced strength of six information commissioners, against the sanctioned strength of 11 including the CIC.

07 Mar 2020
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Lutyens' Delhi: Bureaucracy abuzz with a colleague's importance

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.

 

03 Feb 2020
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Bimal Julka takes oath of office of CIC

By IndianMandarins 07 Mar 2020

Information Commissioner Bimal Julka has been appointed as CIC. President of India Ram Nath Kovind administered oath of office to Julka as the CIC in the Central Information Commission. However, there are five more vacancies information commissioners after Julka takes over as the CIC.


The transparency watchdog has been functioning without a CIC after Sudhir Bhargava retired on January 11, 2020 and is at a reduced strength of six information commissioners, against the sanctioned strength of 11 including the CIC.

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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.

 

lutyens'-delhi:-bureaucracy-abuzz-with-a-colleague's-importance

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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Presidents confers first CSR awards

By IndianMandarins 29 Oct 2019

For the outstanding contribution in the area of CSR, President of India Ram Nath Kovind has conferred first National CSR Awards to various companies. Power Grid Corporation of India has been given the award for excellent services in the category of above Rs 100 crore CSR spend. Total 38 awards were given.

Mahindra and Mahindra got the award for Rs 10 to Rs 100 crore spend, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited for Rs 1 to Rs 10 crore spend and Paranjape Autocast Pvt. Ltd for less than Rs 1 crore spend. Speaking on the occasion of the awards ceremony in New Delhi, the President said, it is important to internalise social welfare in the corporate culture and the companies has shown that it is possible to be profitable while being socially and environmentally responsible.

He commended efforts of the Union ministry of corporate affairs for initiating the National CSR Awards in the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma Gandhi. These awards will be conferred every year on October 2.

Kovind said that many illustrious business families like Tata, Birla, Bajaj and many others associated with freedom struggle were sensitive to their social responsibilities. Gandhi ji developed the principle of trusteeship on the basis of the generosity of industrialists associated with him. He further said that every fiscal year since 2014-15, the corporate sector has set aside more than Rs. 10,000 crore for social welfare and various social sectors like education, environment, health, poverty eradication, sanitation and safe drinking water have benefitted from this effort.

India has been consistently improving its rank in ease of doing business indicator by the efforts of the government and the government is also sensitive about the need to calibrate the CSR regime to make it more effective. Mentioning a quote, the president said, respect is achieved by donating the wealth not by storing it, clouds attain a higher position by giving away water whereas the oceans remain at a lower position by storing water.

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Officer trainees of 2018 batch IFS call on the President

By IndianMandarins 14 May 2019

Officer trainees of the Indian Foreign Service (2018 batch), as well as two officer trainees from the Royal Bhutan Foreign Service, called on the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind on May 14, 2019 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

 

Addressing the officer trainees, the President said that India’s role and influence in the international arena is expanding. Geopolitics and geoeconomics are drawing Asia to the centre of global power relations. And in this matrix, India has an important role to play - as a driver of global growth and as an influential voice in global governance.

 

The President said the international community has greater appreciation of India and its global standing. Nations are looking to us for solutions to global challenges – be it climate change, cybersecurity, humanitarian disasters or combating extremism and terrorism. These open unprecedented opportunities but also pose new challenges for our diplomacy.

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