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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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Sushil Kumar is also Secretary, ICAR

By IndianMandarins 11 Mar 2019

Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was, on Sunday, re-designated as as Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DoAR&E) and Secretary Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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Sushil Kumar is also Secretary, ICAR

By IndianMandarins 11 Mar 2019

Sushil Kumar (lAS:1987:TR) was, on Sunday, re-designated as as Additional Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research & Education (DoAR&E) and Secretary Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

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Search of Tripura CS at interesting juncture: Merit Vs seniority amid four claimants

By IndianMandarins 22 Sep 2018

Following the appointment of Sanjeev Ranjan (IAS:1987:TR) as NHAI Chairman this week the power corridor is abuzz as who would be named as the Chief Secretary to the Govt of Tripura.

 

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that it is almost clear that Tripura Government may not abide by the conventional selection procedure which considers seniority as sacrosanct. Reportedly, the Rajan’s successor may be picked from among four Additional Chief Secretary rank officers, all posted in Tripura namely; Usurupati Venkateswarlu (IAS:1986:TR), Lalit Kumar Gupta (IAS:1987:MT), Gomatham Srinivasa G Ayyangar (IAS:1987:TR) and Sushil Kumar (IAS:1987:TR).

 

There are indications that professionalism, competence and merit may overrule seniority as criteria for the top job. If this happens then Venkateswarlu may (and may not) loose the opportunity and the three batch-mates may have strong possibility of getting the top job.

 

It will be interesting to recall that Tripura Govt had in July this year made departure from the conventional school (Seniority Rule) and appointed Dr Alind Rastogi (IFoS:1986:TR) as PCCF (Head of Forest Force) by ignoring the seniority of Ashok Kumar (IFoS:1984:TR) and Surender Kumar (IFoS:1985:TR); both posted in Tripura.

 

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the same may be adhered to for CS post as well.

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