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Shakespere said "There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio…….. than dreamt of in your philosophy. (Horatio is a character from William Shakespeare's play Hamlet).





Who is the richest and poorest politician in India ?

Who is the richest and poorest politician in the country? Answer came from an old man " Poorest politician in the country is our PM Narendra Modi who has no bank balance otherwise every politician is rich ".







Empanelment of 1981 batch IAS officers to the rank of Secretary in the Government of India is going to take place in a couple of days.





It is reliably learnt that July 21 will be the last day in service for Alok Kumar Jain, Uttarakhand cadre 1979 batch IAS officer, who has reportedly moved-in his papers seeking voluntary retirement. Presently he is serving as Chief Resident Commissioner to the Govt of Uttarakhand.




As the grapevine has it, Alok Kumar Jain is all set to take charge as the first Chief Commissioner of Uttarakhand State Right to Service Commission on July 22. The 1979 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre marks his last day in IAS today. The former Chief Secretary of Uttarakhand is presently serving as Chief Resident Commissioner to the Govt of Uttarakhand.





Debasish Mallick appointed as DMD, EXIM Bank

Debasish Mallick, MD & CEO, IDBI Asset Management Company Limited, has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD), EXIM Bank of India.
(We said this on July 8, 2014)







David Rasquinha appointed as DMD, EXIM Bank

David Rasquinha, Executive Director, EXIM Bank, has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director (DMD), EXIM Bank of India.
(We said this on July 7, 2014)






Sinha relieved from UP Govt ?

It is reliably learnt that Umesh Sinha has been relieved from the Govt of U P. The 1986 batch IAS officer of U P cadre is presently serving as Dy Election Commissioner with Election Commission of India and simultaneously holding the additional charge of Chief Election Officer of U P. Sinha has succeeded Alok Shukla who repatriated to Chhattisgarh on June 30.






Singla appointed as PS to PM

Sanjeev Kumar Singla has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. He is a 1997 batch IFS officer.






Vikram Misri continues as PS to PM till July 31

Vikram Misri will be working as Private Secretary to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi till July 31, 2014. He is a 1989 batch IFS officer.






Kumar appointed as PS to Ravi Shankar Prasad

N Saravana Kumar has been appointed as Private Secretary to Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister for Communications, IT and Law and Justice. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.





RR for CBDT (post cadre restructuring) awaits DoPT's approval

It is reliably learnt that Recruitment Rules of CBDT, post cadre restructuring, may soon be approved by DoPT which has been pending since long.






File of 1992-94 batch IRS (IT) officers reaches ACC

It is reliably learnt that the files of IRS (IT) officers belonging to 1992, 1993 & 1994 batch have reached the Appointment Committee of Cabinet. DPC had taken place on June 06 this year for 205 posts of Commissioner, Income Tax. Meaning hereby, as many as 205 IRS (IT) officers would get the rank of Commissioner, Income Tax the month of August. Reportedly, it would cover the 1994 batch partly only.





Chaudhary to be Chairman of Food Commission in Haryana

Haryana Chief Secretary S C Chaudhary is being tipped to be Chairman of the Food Commission in Haryana. He is 1977 batch IAS officer.






12 Under Secretaries to be promoted to Dy Secretaries !

As the grapevine has it as many as 11 Under Secretaries are waiting in the wings to be promoted to Deputy Secretaries.






DGP slot in Tripura vacant, search on

The coveted slot of DGP, Tripura is vacant since the retirement of C Balasubrahmanyam on June 30 this year. Presently K Nagraj, IG Tripura, 1983 batch IPS officer, is in the additional charge even as the search for new DGP goes on.






Srivastava poised to be CS, Tripura

As the grapevine has it, Pravin Srivastava is likely to be appointed new Chief Secretary of Tripura. The 1980 batch IAS officer is presently serving as Member Secretary, National Monument Authority under the Ministry of Culture. The coveted slot of CS Tripura is now on offer after S C Panda's appointment as new Secretary, Textiles.






Who will be DG (Personnel) in CAG ?

V Ravindran (IA &AS 83) , braces to be anointed as the DG (Personnel) in CAG HQ, a newly created all powerful post. Meera Swarup (IA & AS 88) reportedly also poses as a serious contender for the post.





Delhi High Court Judgement on CAG on July 31

Shashi Kant Sharma, CAG of India, waits anxiously for the Delhi High Court Judgement of 31 July 2014 on his appointment. Key appointments and restructuring done to alleviate any emergency.





Cadre of Mrs Ankita Chakravarty transferred to AGMUT

The cadre of Mrs Ankita Chakravarty has been transferred from Punjab to AGMUT on the grounds of marriage to Naveen Aggarwal, a 2013 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre. Mrs Ankita Chakravarty is a 2013 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.






Kumar appointed PS to Venkaiah Naidu

S Suresh Kumar has been appointed as Private Secretary to M Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Urban Development. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre.






Singh appointed PS to Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Hardeep Singh has been appointed as Private Secretary to Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Food Processing Industries. He is a 1990 batch ITS officer.






Tenure of Srivastava as Joint Secretary, UPSC extended

The central deputation tenure of Rajiv Srivastava as Joint Secretary (Director level), UPSC, has been extended for a period of one year with effect from July 3, 2014. He is a 1991 batch IOFS officer.






Raj Kumar Bhagat gets premature repatriation

Raj Kumar Bhagat, Director, Census Operations, Jammu & Kashmir, has been accorded premature repatriation. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre.






Post of PS to Railway Minister upgraded to Director level

The post of Dr V Ponnuraj, Private Secretary to D V Sadananda Gowda, Railway Minister, has been upgraded from Deputy Secretary to Director level. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.






Tanvi Garg moves to Andaman

Tanvi Garg has been transferred from Chandigarh to Andaman. She is a 2009 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.






Prerna Puri moves to Mizoram

Prerna Puri has been moved from Chandigarh to Mizoram. She is 2009 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.






Bhalla to go to Chandigarh ?

B S Bhalla is all set to move Chandigarh Administration. He is 1990 batch IAS officer currently posted in Daman and Diu.






Deepak Kumar to join Chandigarh Administration ?

Dr S B Deepak Kumar is being moved to Chandigarh. 2005 batch IAS officer Dr Kumar is presently posted in Pondicherry.






Cheema is new DIG Chandigarh Administration

A S Chhema is joining as DIG in the Chandigarh Administration. He is 2000 batch IPS officer of UT cadre.
(We said this on July 18, 2014)






Meena is new SP, Chandigarh Administration

Ram Niwas Meena has also been posted to Chandigarh as the Superintendent of Police.






Kamaraj transferred to Delhi

DGP Pondicherry P Kamaraj has been transferred to Delhi. He is 1987 batch IPS officer of UT cadre.






Sreekanth is now Secretary to Governor in Pondicherry

Chief Electoral Officer in Pondicherry T Sreekanth has been appointed Secretary to the Governor. He is 2004 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.






Rizvi is CMD, Telangana TRANSCO

Syed Ali Murtaza Rizvi has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director, Telangana TRANSCO. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.






Vijayakumar joins as Insurance Ombdusman, Kochi

P K Vijayakumar has taken over the charge as Insurance Ombudsman, Kochi with jurisdiction of Kerala and Lakshadweep. He is a 1978 batch IRS officer.






Anand Pratap Singh appointed as Resident Commissioner, Himachal Bhawan (UPDATED)

Anand Pratap Singh has been appointed as Resident Commissioner, Himachal Bhawan, New Delhi. He is a 1997 batch IPS officer of Himachal Pradesh cadre.






SAIL gets dividend cheque from NTPC (UPDATED)

C S Verma, Chairman SAIL, has received a dividend cheque of Rs. 43.14 crores from K K Sharma, CEO - NTPC-SAIL Power Company Pvt Ltd (NSPCL), a joint venture of two Maharatna companies, Steel Authority of India Limited and NTPC Limited. On this occasion S V Shahi, CFO - NSPCL; Anil Chaudhary, Director - Finance, SAIL and S S Mohanty, Director - Technical SAIL were also present.






IAS couple dismissed from service (UPDATED)

The Government has finally dismissed 1979 batch IAS couple Arvind Joshi and Tinoo Joshi from service.The couple is however, now contemplating to move to the court of law against the dismissal.






Vinay Srivastava appointed as PS to Prakash Javadekar (UPDATED)

Vinay Srivastava has been appointed as Private Secretary to Prakash Javadekar, Ministry of State for Information and Broadcasting. He is a 1992 batch IRSME officer.






M N Reddi is new Police Commissioner, Bangalore City (UPDATED)

M N Reddi has been appointed as Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City in Karnataka. He is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre.






H C Kishore Chandra posted as Law & Order in Karnataka (UPDATED)

H C Kishore Chandra has been appointed as ADG, Law and Order in Karnataka. He is a 1984 batch IPS Officer of Karnataka cadre.






R H Auradkar is ADG, Karnataka State Reserve Police (UPDATED)

Ragavendra H Auradkar has been posted as ADG, Karnataka State Reserve Police, Bangalore. He is a 1987 batch IPS Officer of Karnataka cadre.






Kamal Pant posted as IG, Grievances & Human Rights in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Kamal Pant has been appointed as IG, Grievances & Human Rights, Bangalore in Karnataka. He is a 1990 batch IPS officer of Karnataka cadre.






Alok Kumar is IG & ADG, Law & Order Bangalore City (UPDATED)

Alok Kumar has been appointed as IG &ADG, Law & Order Bangalore City, Bangalore in Karnataka. He is a 1994 batch IPS Officer of Karnataka cadre.






Muthalif resigns as CFO, Oceanaa Biotek Industries Ltd

Abdul Muthalif has resigned as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Oceanaa Biotek Industries Ltd.






Verma appointed Director ( Sales & Mktg.), Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi

Shalabh Verma has been appointed as Director, Sales and Marketing of Kempinski Ambience Hotel, New Delhi.





Shah to be appointed CFO, Rockon Fintech Ltd

The Board of Rockon Fintech Ltd is to appoint Nirav Deepak Shah as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company





Sathe resigns as Director, Kirloskar Industries Ltd

A R Sathe has resigned as Director of Kirloskar Industries Ltd






Lee appointed Director, KTO

Byugnsun Lee has been appointed as Director of Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) in India






Angre to be appointed CFO, Shree Nath Commercial & Finance Ltd

The Board of Shree Nath Commercial & Finance Ltd is to appoint Suhaas Angre as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company







Agrawal to be appointed CFO, Banas Finance Ltd

The Board of Banas Finance Ltd is to appoint Girraj Kishor Agrawal as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the company.








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Is selection method fair ?

New companies act has made it compulsory for all companies including govt companies to have two independent directors and one woman director on board. From where are the govt companies finding out these people? Is their a fair method of selection for these nominations? The old government has gone and Modi govt has come but the proposals and notesheets initiated in old government are still calling shots! If you dont believe it take the example of Atul Garg (Retd IAS-Raj 1976). He has been nominated as Director by the concerned GOI Ministry, in NHDC, a joint venture company of GOI and GOMP. No one knows how he has been selected and how his name was sent to the NHDC board by the holding company NHPC. Stories are doing rounds about several such political nominations on board of several GOI companies. Will PM or the Ministry of Company Affairs look into it?


India Marrow Donor Programme-Need of the hour

The Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked the officials of the department to work out plan and procedure of setting up an Indian Marrow Donor Programme (IMDP) in India. He initiated this effort on the request and note of Aseeratham Achary whose 7-year-old daughter is suffering from blood cancer: Acute Myeloid Leukemia. At least 50,000 people need to undergo bone marrow transplant in India from related or unrelated donor to cure blood cancer, Thalassemia, bone morrow failure, primary immune deficiency, storage disorders like gauchers, etc. There is no bone marrow registry in India. It needs to make the people and government aware of this lack of facility and treatment in India.

Aseervatham Achary Ex-Deputy Director, Indian Railways

Review appointment proposal

The appointment proposal of Director General, ICFRE, MoEF post should also be reviewed, by ACC similar to the PS and OSD. Honorable PM should look in to the matter and appoint a person of National and International repute to advice the PM in the matter of Forest, Environment and Climate Change for a minimum period of three year.

Nagrajan S

Good decision of PMO

Good decision of PMO, not appointing IAS and IFS as PS to MoS, MoEF. This well balance the functioning of MoEF. Otherwise, all the time PS was from IFS cadre and all the IFS on central deputation were misusing the office of MoS and interpreting the rule as per their convenience.

S C Sharma

Negating revolutionary changes

No one has any right to insult Malayalam or Tamil Literature. In the name of Aptitude, if some body try to give advantage to candidates studied in English Medium through backdoor, it should not be allowed. Last year, the stupid elite consisting of some senior civil servants tried to negate the revolutionary changes which were brought by the Janata Govt. in 1977-78 by trying to give importance to English again in the Civil Service Examination. The so called elite English media and academic fools tried to support it. I am thankful to the political class supported who protested against it and made the UPSC to withdraw it! The country belongs to all and not to a few privileged people who got educated in English Medium. Nobody know where is the fellow who questioned a "chaiwallah"s right to become the Prime Minister of India. Incidentally that stupid person was also a member of the pre-1978 Civil Service, who was thinking that only persons who studied in St. Stephens, Delhi on such other institutions are fit to become Civil Servants. Regarding the Engineers and Doctors who write the Civils, I don't know why somebody should object it. They are hundred times better than the persons who get educated at Public money and then migrate to US or UK to settle there.








Citizen has no right to repeatedly ask for similar information

Through an application filed under the RTI Act, information regarding the service details and assets of the then CMD, DTC, and also information on certain retired employees who were granted pension was sought. During the hearing before the CIC, the respondent submitted that the appellant has filed around 130 RTI applications, mostly on the subject of nonpayment of pension to him. The CIC observed that it is a case of repetitive use of RTI Act, assuming the proportion of harassment to the Public Authority and abuse of RTI Act. Holding that repetitive use of RTI amounts to abuse, the CIC ordered that the same should be a ground for refusal of application and appeal. The CIC directed the deputy registrar to send the copy of the order to the Ministry of Personnel and Training with a recommendation to send it to all the Public Authorities, First Appellate Authorities and State Information Commissions. A copy was also sent to the Ministry of Personnel and Training to commission the framing of guidelines, for the benefit of and ready reference by Public Information Officers to refuse the repeated RTI applications, provide a ground for First Appellate Authorities to refuse second appeals if arise out of such refusals and similarly to reject the Second Appeals by Information Commissions either central or state.


This order would come as a relief to the officials who feel an atmosphere of fear and worry in the offices and are hesitating to take action against erring staff members for fear of facing flood of questions under RTI. However, the RTI Act does not specifically provide repeated filing of application as a ground of refusing the information, and the implied interpretation by the CIC is likely to be challenged in the higher judicial forum.

Citation: Mr. Ramesh Chand Jain v. Delhi Transport Corporation GNCTD, Delhi in File No.CIC/AD/A/2013/001326SA

(, RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore. Her other articles regarding RTI can be read at












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