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Capacity Building Commission soon: Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi (NPCSCB)

Think globally, act locally and vocal for local is something which appears NaMo Govt expects the Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian culture while they learn from best practices across the world.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Mission Karmayogi - National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) that aims at capacity building for Civil Servants.

Mission Karmayogi focuses on the individual (civil servants) & institutional capacity building. At the top, there will be a PM's HR Council which will consist of national & international experts under the chairmanship of PM.

Capacity Building Commission will be set up which will harmonize training standards, create shared faculty and resources, and will have a supervisory role over all training institutions so that there's a common understanding of India's aspirations & development goals.

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Cabinet approves "Mission Karmayogi"- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)


02 Sep 2020
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Scindia may become Shipping minister in Modi cabinet?

It is speculated that Jyotiraditya Scindia would be given Shipping ministry whenever reshuffle in the Union cabinet takes place which was also speculated to take place in the first week of April 2020. However, this was a pre-Coronavirus situation. Moreover, PM Modi has his own way of working and his well-wishers are keeping fingers crossed about Scindia’s ministerial berth.

19 Mar 2020
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Capacity Building Commission soon: Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi (NPCSCB)

By IndianMandarins 02 Sep 2020

Think globally, act locally and vocal for local is something which appears NaMo Govt expects the Civil Servants so that they remain entrenched in Indian culture while they learn from best practices across the world.

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Mission Karmayogi - National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB) that aims at capacity building for Civil Servants.

Mission Karmayogi focuses on the individual (civil servants) & institutional capacity building. At the top, there will be a PM's HR Council which will consist of national & international experts under the chairmanship of PM.

Capacity Building Commission will be set up which will harmonize training standards, create shared faculty and resources, and will have a supervisory role over all training institutions so that there's a common understanding of India's aspirations & development goals.

CLICK FOR DETAILS:

Cabinet approves "Mission Karmayogi"- National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building (NPCSCB)


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Scindia may become Shipping minister in Modi cabinet?

By IndianMandarins 19 Mar 2020

It is speculated that Jyotiraditya Scindia would be given Shipping ministry whenever reshuffle in the Union cabinet takes place which was also speculated to take place in the first week of April 2020. However, this was a pre-Coronavirus situation. Moreover, PM Modi has his own way of working and his well-wishers are keeping fingers crossed about Scindia’s ministerial berth.

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Central govt employees’ DA hiked by four per cent

By IndianMandarins 13 Mar 2020

Union Cabinet has approved a four per cent increase in Dearness Allowance for the Central government employees and pensioners. The hike will lead to a hike ranging Rs 720 to Rs 10,000 per month in the salaries. 
It may be underlined that Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief is calculated on the basis of inflation rate and price rise of essential commodities.

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Is Cabinet reshuffle likely to happen on April 7?

By IndianMandarins 13 Mar 2020

Power corridor is abuzz that the first reshuffle of the council of minister of the NaMo 0.2 is likely to take place on April 7, 2020 however people have been saying it from long that it is overdue now. Some more faces have to be inducted and the responsibility of some other has to be changed.

From March 15 to March 25, 2020 the time is not good astrologically so after Navaratra it is likely to happen if things remain smooth. One of the sources told Indianmandarins that it is most likely to happen on April 7, 2020. Some of the ministers having extra ministerial burden will be relieved. The name of Jyotiraditya Scindia might figure in the list.

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Cabinet breaks IPS stranglehold over CAPFs

By IndianMandarins 04 Jul 2019

IPS officers are going to lose their stranglehold over top posts in central armed police forces (CAPFs) following a decision taken in this regard by the NaMo administration. A cabinet meeting has decided to approve Organised Group ‘A’ Service (OGAS) to the Cadre Officers of CAPFs. The cabinet decision stems from a prolonged legal battle of over seven years. About 12,000 cadre officers in paramilitary forces and IPS officers occupying key posts in these organizations may be impacted by the decision.

 

The cabinet decision has enthused direct recruits in CAPFs as they may have better career opportunity now.


However, the Cabinet decision may not completely shut the door on IPS officers seeking central deputation in paramilitary forces. The government cannot throw out 150-200 odd IPS officers currently on deputation in CAPFs. It has to be planned and maybe over the next 5-7 years, the number of IPS officers occupying important positions in five CAPFs may decelerate.

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A little twist in the tale of appointments of PS & OSDs to Ministers

By IndianMandarins 08 Jun 2019

Soon after issuing notification, on Friday, to extend the tenure of service of Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha the NaMo administration 2.0 further cleared the decks by issuing the appointment orders for PS to three important Union Cabinet Ministers -- Amit Anilchandra Shah, Smriti Zubin Irani and Dr Jitendra Singh (see weblink for appointees).

 

These appointment orders clearly lay down the tenure of PS. The clause relevant in this respect has a catch. And this lies in the riposte: “….balance period of five years as PS to a minister”.

 

So what stands to be clear now is that five years would be the maximum time limit for an officer to serve as PS to Minister or Ministers put together, though the orders also read "...or on co-terminus basis with the minister...".

 

The rider, thus, out is all the more important when viewed against the fact that Imkongla Jamir (PS to Ms Irani), Ashish Kumar (PS to Dr Jitendra) and Saket Kumar (PS to Shah) would be able to continue in their current role till July 2020, August 2021 and July 2023 respectively.

 

So unlike in 2014, this time the Modi Govt has decided to not put a bar on officers to check them from becoming PS/OSD to Ministers twice.

 

The Govt’s decision in 2014 had put a deterrent on officers in view of the issue of loyalty.  But in 2019 it has recognised the need for continuity and cohesion in administration besides honouring Minister’s will and choice vis-à-vis the selection of an officer of his choice for the post of his or her Private Secretary.

 

And since the three ministers have been PM’s choicest ones, they got PS according to their choice and preference. But what yet remains to be seen is whether the choice and preference for PS/OSD is honoured in case of other Ministers too, or the process going to be tweaked further?

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Modi 2.0 Cabinet: Reading between the lines

By IndianMandarins 31 May 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a history of sorts with his swearing in on Thursday, May 30, evening in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan. He has been sworn in by President Ram Nath Kovind for another five year term and this is the second time that Modi took oath of office and secrecy as Prime Minister. Thus, he has become third Prime Minister in independent India after Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to return to the top office for a second consecutive term with full majority in Parliament.

 

He has emerged as a virtual Man of the Series in over a month long countrywide electoral contest. Amit Shah has turned out to be like a Man of the Match with his induction in the Cabinet today. Shah is the biggest gainer. Yet, he genuinely deserved it because of the leading role played by him in taking the BJP to the highest ever tally, or 303 seats, in the Lok Sabha.


As per the Constitution, the total number of Union ministers, including PM, shall not exceed 15 per cent of the number of members in the LS. PM Modi can have as many as 80 ministers in the 543-member Lok Sabha. With current appointments, the total number of Union ministers in 17th Lok Sabha is 57.


With average age below 60; 24 new faces are in team, 37 ministers are out. Further, 'Team Modi' has 19 first-time ministers including Shah and Jaishankar. Former Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and Amit Shah have become another star entrant to the Team Modi with today’s swearing in.

 

Unlike these two surprise entries to the new Cabinet the list of those left out despite being Ministers in Modi’s last team is rather long. The Ministers in the previous team who receded to the world of have-beens, or former ones, from today are Sushma Swaraj, Maneka Gandhi, JP Nadda, Rajyawardhan Rathore, Radha Mohan Singh, Suresh Prabhu, Satpal Singh, Jayant Sinha, Rajiv Pratap Rudi, Mahesh Sharma,Uma Bharti, Jual Oram and Ram Kripal Yadav.

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Among the outgoing lot eight time MP Maneka Gandhi is likely to be made the pro tem Speaker to conduct the initial business of the Lower House.

 

Former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley could not make to the Cabinet this time and excused himself from continuing because of his serious illness.

 

And those who missed the bus today despite speculations in the media about their likely induction in the new team of Ministers are Aprajita Sarangi (Retd IAS) from Odisha and famed lawyer and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi. Unlike these two who could not make to the new Ministry two others whom media thought could be dropped from Team Modi made it to the Council of Ministers again. They are Dharmendra Pradhan and Hardip Singh Puri.

 

As for the allies or parties in the NDA apart from the BJP the Lok Janashakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan was sworn in as a Cabinet Minister. Unilke LJP no one was included from Janata Dal (United) and Apna Dal. In the case of the last of them Anupriya Patel was a Minister of State in the last team.

 

Among the main highlights of this evening’s event at Rashtrapati Bhavan are:

Rajnath Singh retains seniority in terms of sequence but Nitin Gadkari appears to have lost his position (no. 4 in the order of today’s swearing in) as Amit Shah came in on the third position after Modi and Rajnath.

 

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan did not attend the swearing-in ceremony and were conspicuous by their absence.

 

Here is the complete list of new ministers:

Cabinet Ministers- 24

  1. Rajnath Singh
  2. Amit Shah
  3. Nitin Gadkari
  4. DV Sadananda Gowda
  5. Nirmala Sitharaman
  6. Ram Vilas Paswan
  7. Narendra Singh Tomar
  8. Ravi Shankar Prasad
  9. Harsimrat Kaur Badal
  10. Thawarchand Gehlot
  11. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
  12. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
  13. Arjun Munda
  14. Smriti Irani
  15. Dr Harsh Vardhan
  16. Prakash Javdekar
  17. Piyush Goyal
  18. Dharmendra Pradhan
  19. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
  20. Prahlad Joshi
  21. Mahendra Nath Pandey
  22. Arvind Sawant
  23. Giriraj Singh
  24. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

Ministers of State (Independent Charge)- 09

  1. Santosh Kumar Gangwar
  2. Rao Inderjit Singh
  3. Shripad Yesso Naik
  4. Dr. Jitendra Singh
  5. Kiren Rijiju
  6. Prahalad Singh Patel
  7. Raj Kumar Singh
  8. Hardeep Singh Puri
  9. Mansukh L. Mandaviya

Ministers of State- 24

  1. Faggansingh Kulaste
  2. Ashwini Kumar Choubey
  3. Arjun Ram Meghwal
  4. General (Retd.) V.K. Singh
  5. Krisha Pal
  6. Danv Raosahe Dadarao
  7. G. Kishan Reddy
  8. Parshottam Rupala
  9. Ramdas Athawale
  10. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
  11. Babul Supriyo
  12. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan
  13. Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao
  14. Anurag Singh Thakur
  15. Angadi Suresh Channabasappa
  16. Nityanand Rai
  17. RattanLalKataria
  18. V. Muraleedharan
  19. Renuka Singh Saruta
  20. Som Parkash
  21. Rameswar Teli
  22. Pratap Chandra Sarangi
  23. Kailash Choudhary
  24. Debasree Chaudhuri

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PM surprises again with some of the names in council of ministers

By IndianMandarins 30 May 2019

The Modi 2.0 government has sworn in with some surprising names like former foreign secretary S Jaishankar and Pratap Sarangi making it a mix of professional and people from organizations. The total number of ministers in the Union council of ministers including the Prime Minister is 58.

 

Inclusion of Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nisank’, Mahendra Nath Pandey, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Giriraj Singh is equally surprising at least in the cabinet but the PM doesn’t do anything without purpose as political analyst say. Now, the portfolio allocation is once again going to surprise people.

 

There are 24 cabinet ministers, nine ministers of state with independent charge and equal number of minister of states. Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan has been lucky as he has not only won his seat with slender margin but got the ministerial berth in the bargain who was dropped last time in the mid-term of the government. Karnataka BJP chief Prahlad Joshi has been rewarded for the phenomenal success of the party in the state.

 

The name of Prahlad Patel has been doing rounds for ministerial berth right from the time of the previous tenure. Despite being the senior most member in the Lok Sabha, Santosh Gangwar has to remain contended with the minister of state portfolio. West Bengal is not properly represented with just two ministers in the council of minister and it seems one more inclusion in the reshuffle.

 

There are 19 first-time ministers in the 58-member council of ministers. First timers included Amit Shah, S Jaishankar, Prahlad Joshi and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to name a few. Jaishankar is one of India’s leading strategic analysts, who was a key member of the Indian team which negotiated the landmark Indo-US nuclear deal. Arjun Munda also took oath as a Union minister for the first time. Arvind Sawant of the Shiv Sena who beat Congress’s Mumbai chief Milind Deora also got his first ministerial berth in the Cabinet.

 

Two four-time MPs from Karnataka Suresh Angadi and Pralhad Joshi also made it to the council of ministers. Prahalad Joshi could not make to the previous cabinet of Modi as two other Brahmin leaders from Karnataka Ananth Kumar and Anantkumar Hegde made the cut.

 

Rattan Lal Kataria who defeated Kumari Selja was also sworn in as a minister. G Kishan Reddy BJP MP from Secunderabad in Telangana is also a first time minister.

 

Kailash Chowdhary a farmer leader who defeated influential Congress leader Manvendra Singh in Rajasthan’s Barmer and Pratap Chandra Sarangi, BJP MP from Balasore in Odisha were also sworn in as ministers. Deboshree Chaudhary who won from Raiganj Bengal in the BJP’s stunning show in the state was also sworn in as a minister.

 

Anurag Thakur, BJP MP from Hamirpur and son of former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also made the cut for a ministerial berth for the first time. Nityanand Rai, BJP’s Bihar chief is also a first time minister and so is Ratanlal Kataria, BJP leader from Haryana. BJP’s Kerala unit chief V Muraleedharan also joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new ministry for his first assignment as a central minister.

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