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Two questions in political arena !

People have started discussing two questions- Who is number one rival of Narendra Modi and who will first raise the banner of revolt against him .




What is the character of Narendra Modi ?

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming the third most followed world leader on Twitter, next only to US President Barack Obama and the Pope, he is being discussed everywhere so much so that people have started comparing him with world leaders of the past. "Is Modi Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Roosevelt or Churchill" ?

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Rumour mill says that D K Sikri will either be Secretary General of the Lok Sabha or the new CVC. Former Secretary Justice in the GoI Sikri is retired 1975 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre. His meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fuelled speculations to this effect.





If the Right to Information Act 12 (1) is taken into account the Central Information Commission is defunct without the Chief Information Commissioner. Infact , the CIC is headless today.




In case Ranjan Mathai goes, who will succeed him as Indian High Commissioner in London ? Will he be a politician, IFS officer or a Journalist?





Jishnu Barua appointed as Joint Secretary, DoPT

Jishnu Barua has been appointed as Joint Secretary in Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in Government of India. He is a 1988 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.






D K Samantaray repatriated to parent cadre

D K Samantaray, Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has been accorded premature repatriation to his parent cadre. He is a 1982 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.






Ms Amita Sharma repatriated to parent cadre

Ms Amita Sharma, Additional Secretary, Higher Education, has been accorded premature repatriation to her parent cadre. She is a 1981 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.






Rajan Datta posted as Deputy Secretary, Culture

Rajan Datta has been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Culture in Government of India. He is a 2004 batch IRS-C&CE officer.






40 ITS officers of 1983 batch empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

As many as 40 officers belonging to Indian Telecommunications Services (ITS) of 1983 batch have been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. The officers include: Sunil Kumar Gupta, Santhosham P, Raghava Kumar V V S, Biswajit Paul, Mahesh Shukla, Raju V, Udai K Srivastava, Ashok Raj N, Satish Tandon, Durga P Parihar, B Chandrasekhar, Shailendra Agarwal, Shakeel Ahmad, Deep Tyagi, Ashok Kumar Mittal, Nirmal K Joshi, Alok K Srivastava, Ganesh Chandra Pande, Vineet Kumar Mathur, Shyam Narain, Manoj K Mishra, Gaya Prasad, Naresh Sharma, Mahendra Pati, Prakash Ballal, Satyanarayan P V,S Leela Shankari, John Chrisostom M, Alpana Aggarwal, Subhash Chand, Ashok Kumar Upadhayay, Bal Krishna Badola, Harish C Mehta, Rana Ashok Kumar, Ajay Kumar Kanojia, Prasana K Sikdar, Kishore Kumar, Debasis Chattopadhay, Srisankar V and Firoz Anwar.






6 IP&TA&FS officers of 1983 batch empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

As many as six officers belonging to Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service of 1993 batch have been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. The officers include: Mahmood Ahmed, Kumar Sanjay Briar, Devendra Kumar Nim, Pranav Khullar, Rajeev Kumar and Saurabh Kumar Tiwari.





2 IPoS officers of 1991 batch empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

Two officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) of 1991 batch namely Subrat Das and Veena R Srinvas have been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India.






Subramanian poised for CEC to PM

As the grapevine has it, Arvind Subramanian is all set to be appointed as Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Prime Minister of India. He has been with Peterson Institute for International Economics as senior fellow.






R N Ravi appointed Chairman, JIC

R N Ravi, former Special Director, Intelligence Bureau, has been appointed as Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) in the rank of Secretary to Government of India for a period of three years.
(We said this on August 11, 2014)





Ved Prakash finally gets IG rank with CISF

Ved Prakash, IG (Admin CISF, finally gets promotion to the rank of Inspector General. He had been holding the additional charge of IG, Admin with CISF Force HQ. Finally he makes it as IG.






Singh to continue with Economic Affairs till March 31

Y P Singh will be working with the Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance on attachment basis upto March 31, 2015. He is a 1991 batch C&CE officer.





Pravin Srivastava poised to be PRC, Tripura

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Pravin Srivastava may soon be appointed as Principal Resident Commissioner of Tripura. He is 1980 batch IAS officer of Manipur Tripura cadre.





Post of Director (Budget) in CBDT falling vacant soon

With the post of Director (Budget) in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) falling vacant soon, the Board has invited applications from the officers of IRS-IT cadre belonging to 1999-2004 batches before September 5, 2014.





Tenure of Nilaya Mitesh ends in Aug

The tenure of Nilaya Mitesh, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, is coming to an end in August, 2014. Nilaya is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.






PESB scraps undeclared penal for CMD, BDL

Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) is believed to have scrapped an undeclared penal for Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) in view of High Court orders. The Board had interviewed as many as 10 persons for the post, but not declared the name at its selection meeting on June 11, 2014.







R G Rao joins as Director (Fin), ILK

R G Rao, Sr MGR, RINL, has taken over the charge as Director (Finance), Instrumentation Ltd, Kota (ILK).
(We said this on Dec 3, 2013)






Chand posted as OSD in Principal CCIT office, Delhi Region

On return from deputation, Narender Kumar Chand has been posted as Commissioner of Income Tax (OSD) in the office of Principal CCIT (CCA), Delhi Region.






IRS-IT officers get postings in Principal CCIT office, Delhi region

Four IRS-IT officers, upon return from deputation, have been posted to the office of Principal CCIT (CCA), Delhi. The officers include: Meenakshi Goswami, Vivek Nangia, Bhaskar Goswami and Alok Malviya.






Col Sandeep Kumar takes over Command of IML

Institute of Military Law (IML), Brig D K Ahluwalia handed over the command of the premier Institute of Military Law (IML) to Col Sandeep Kumar at Kamtee, Nagpur.







Will Parida be Principal Secretary Power GNCTD ?

The name of M K Parida presently posted as JS, MoCA is reportedly under consideration of Principal Secretary (Power), GNCTD. He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.






Pathak appointed as Director, WD&RA

Vinay Kumar Pathak has been appointed as Director in the Warehousing Development & Regulatory Authority (WD&RA) under the Department of Food & Public Distribution for a period of five years. He is a 1993 batch IRSS officer.






Kallolikar to return to Tamil Nadu

Joint Secretary, Pharmaceuticals in the Government of India, Shambhu Kallolikar, is returning to the parent cadre TamilNadu. He is 1991 batch IAS officer.







Brig Ahluwalia is Dy Judge Advocate General in W-Command

Brig D K Ahluwalia has been appointed as Dy Judge Advocate General in Western Command Headquarters.




14 IFS officers in MP get Selection Grade

As many as 14 officers belonging to Indian Forest Service (IFS) have been accorded Selection Grade in Madhya Pradesh. The officers include: M Saeed Khan, K S Netam, A S Rajput, B S Annigiri, Mrs Archana Shukla, A K Bhugaonkar, V K Neema, A K S Chauhan, Ajaypal Singh, P S Masaram, P S Champawat, D C Gupta, Vikas Karan Verma and K k Bhardwaj.







Three districts to get new SP in Odisha

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that as many as three (or more) districts would soon get new SPs in Odisha. They are; Koraput, Malkangiri & Bolangir.






Applications for Deputy Director (Admin), AIIMS invited

Applications have been invited for the post of Deputy Director (Administration), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi under the Department of Health and Family Welfare. Those interested to apply for the same can send their applications to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) before September 19, 2014.







Dhiman poised for JS empanelment

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that P L Dhiman may soon be empanelled to be posted as Joint Secretary or equivalent with Govt of India. He is 1992 batch Indian Forest Service officer of MP cadre.






B Roy in the race of Director (HR) IOCL

Whispers in the corridors of power have it that Bishwajit Roy is in the race of Director (HR), Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) . PESB has started it's bit to take prospective candidates on board for selection interview. He is serving as Executive Director (HRD), corporate office, with Indian Oil Corporation in marketing wing.






Joshi empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

Ashish Joshi has been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary in Government of India. He is a 1992 batch IP&TA&FS officer.





JS level post falling vacant in Women & Child Development

A post of Joint Secretary level is falling vacant in the Ministry of Women and Child Development in Government of India up to September 2014.




Thy name is Indian Railways (UPDATED)

It is understood that major penalty chargesheets are being issued to 3 railway officers including Mehtab Singh CEE Northern Railway (Addl secretary rank) .Mehtab Singh retires this month end and the issue of major penalty just before retirement is significant. It is amazing that corruption in the railways at senior levels is increasing with each passing day.






Major reshuffle of senior IAS officers in Gujarat (UPDATED)

More than two dozen senior officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) have been transferred and posted at different places in Gujarat. Accordingly, L Chuaungo has been posted as Principal Secretary, Energy & Petrochemicals with additional charge of MD, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd while P K Tajena will now be ACS, Forests & Environment while Vipul Mitra was made Director General, Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration. Similarly, Raj Gopal has been posted as Principal Secretary, Ports & Transport; Kamal Dayani as Commissioner of Transport, Gandhi Nagar; J P Gupta as Commissioner, Health, Medical Services & Medical Education, Gandhi Nagr and Ex-officio Secretary of the same with additional charge of Mission Director, State Rural Health Mission and Co-ordinator, Nirogi Balak, Gandhinagar; Mrs Mamta Verma is Industries Commissioner; Anil Mukim as Principal Secretary, Health & family Welfare; D J Pandian as ACS, Industries & Mines with additional charge of Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Ahmedabad; Pankaj Kumar as Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation; Dr J N Singh as ACS, Revenue; Mrs Anju Sharma as CEO, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority; R C Meena as Secretary, Tribal Development with additional charge of Commissioner, Tribal; Mrs Anuradha Mall as Commissioner of women & Child Development with additional charge of MD, Gujarat Women Economic Development Corporation; Sanjeev Kumar as Secretary, Finance Development (Expenditure); Arvind Agrawal as Principal Secretary, Education (Primary & Secondary Education); Mukesh Puri as Principal Secretary, Higher & Technical Education with additional charge of Commissioner of the same; A M Mankad as Director, Technical Education; A M Tiwari as MD, Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals ltd, Vadodara; Mrs Sangeeta Singh as Principal Secretary, (Appeals), Revenue; Dr Jayanti S Ravi as Commissioner of Labour; on return from deputation, Mrs Arti Kanwar as Special Commissioner, Commercial Tax; Dr S Murali Krishna as Additional CEO, Gujarat State Disaster, Management Authority, Gandhinagar; Mrs Vatsala Vasudeva as Commissioner of Cottage & Rural Industries & Secretary of the same; A M Solanki as Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Cow Breeding, Fisheries & Cooperation, Agriculture & Cooperation and Mrs Sonal Mishra was made Secretary, Devasthanam Management & Pilgrimage, Industries & Mines department.







Rathore appointed as VC&MD, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd in Gujarat (UPDATED)

S S Rathore, retired Additional Chief Secretary, has been appointed as Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited in Gujarat for a period of two years.






Nilkanth S Avhad appointed as Director, Petroleum & Natural Gas in GoI (UPDATED)

Nilkanth S Avhad, who was put on compulsory wait in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, has been appointed as Director in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Delhi for his balance period of central deputation upto August 2015. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.






Ms Mrinalini Kaur Sapra promoted to JCIT (UPDATED)

Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, Ms Mrinalini Kaur Sapra has been promoted to the grade of Joint Commissioner of Income Tax (JCIT).






35 IPS officers of 1991 batch empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI (UPDATED)

As many as 35 officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) of 1991 batch have been empanelled for the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. The officers include: Alok Sharma of UP cadre; Dharam Chand Jain of Rajasthan; Vivek Gogia of UT cadre; Vinay Kumar of Bihar; Rashmi Ranjan Swain of Jharkhand; Nuzhat Hussan of UT; Piyus Anand of UP; Anuj Sharma of West Bengal; A Sunil Acharya of Nagaland; Preeta Verma of Bihar; Manoj Agrawal of Gujarat; Prem Chand Meena and Rajeev Krishna of Uttar Pradesh; R A Chandra Sekhar of Kerala; Brij Bhushan of UP; Updendra Kumar Jain and Yogesh Mudgal of MP; Ahmed Payam Siddique of Himachal; Praveen Vashista of Bihar; G P Singh of Assam-Megahalaya; Amaresh Pujari of Tamil Nadu; Virendra Singh of UT; Saurabh Srivastava of Rajasthan; C V Anand of Andhra Pradesh; K Jayanth Murali and M N Manjunatha of Tamil Nadu; K Babu Rao of MP; Shamsher Singh of Gujarat; N Shivakumar of Karnataka; Md Ahsan Reza of AP; Alok Ranjan of MP; Arun Kumar Choudhary of J&K; Jag Mohan and Jayant Kumar Basu of West Bengal and Varun Kapoor of Madhya Pradesh cadre.






Kalyan Singh new Governor, Rajasthan (UPDATED)

Kalyan Singh has been appointed as the Governor of Rajasthan






Vala is Governor, Karnataka (UPDATED)

Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala has been appointed as the Governor of Karnataka.






Rao appointed Governor, Maharashtra (UPDATED)

Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao has been appointed as the Governor of Maharashtra.







Mrs Sinha is Governor, Goa (UPDATED)

Mrs Mridula Sinha has been appointed as the Governor of Goa.






ITS Probationers led by Dr Mitra call on President (UPDATED)

Indian Trade Service (ITS) Probationers led by Dr Surajit Mitra, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), called on President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.







Sighat designated as ED & CEO, D-Link (India) Ltd

D-Link (India) Limited has designated Tushar Sighat as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company.





Gaonkar resigns as ED, D-Link (India) Limited

C M Gaonkar has resigned as Executive Director of D-Link (India) Limited with immediate effect. However, he will continue as Chief Financial Officer of the company.





Kamath appointed Non Exec. Chairman, Dr Datson's Labs Ltd

Dr Datson's Labs Limited has appointed Rajendra Kamath as Non Executive Chairman of the company.





Two Directors cease to be on Board of Larsen & Toubro Ltd

S Rajgopal and S N Talwar have ceased to be Directors on Board of Directors of Larsen & Toubro Limited on their retirement.






Babu ceases to be Director, Karur Vysya Bank Ltd

M G S Ramesh Babu has ceased to be Director of Karur Vysya Bank Limited.







Mehra resigns as Non Exec. Independent Director, Atlas Cycles (Haryana) Ltd

Surendra Mohan Mehra has resigned as Non-Executive and Independent Director of Atlas Cycles (Haryana) Limited.




Ms Khande resigns as CS, Nahar Capital and Financial Services Ltd

Ms Nidhi Khande has resigned as Company Secretary of Nahar Capital and Financial Services Limited.






Ms Modgil appointed CS, Nahar Capital and Financial Services Ltd

Ms Anjali Modgil has been appointed as Company Secretary of Nahar Capital and Financial Services Limited.





Ms Thakkar resigns as CS, TCFC Finance Ltd

Ms Dipali Thakkar has resigned as Company Secretary of TCFC Finance Ltd.





Adeshara resigns as Director, Ausom Enterprise Ltd

Mukesh B Adeshara has resigned as Director of Ausom Enterprise Limited.






Mehrotra resigns as Non Exec. Director, Bhushan Steel Ltd

V K Mehrotra has resigned as Non Executive Director of Bhushan Steel Limited due to health reasons.






Charkha appointed CFO, Tulsi Extrusions Ltd

Tulsi Extrusions Ltd has appointed Satish Charkha as Chief Financial Officer of the company.




Hojiwala resigns as Independent Director, R&B Denims Ltd

Kapil Hojiwala has resigned as Independent Director of R&B Denims Ltd.







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What is the character of Narendra Modi (Debate 1)

I can compare him with either Hitler or Stalin

V N Seth

PM knows !

PM knows the honest and hard working people from Gujarat

Dr Paul

Not holding CSB ?

Can you share the reasons for not holding the CSB now a days for Director level appointments.

P S Jadon

Separate queue for retired employees

There should be separate queue for retired Central Government employees both in the CGHS dispensaries and Government hospitals having also an air conditioned enclosure for their sitting. There should be bare minimum annual health check-up for all categories of employees. This can alert them in advance. As a result the Government will also be saving huge medical bills, which could occur because of the lackadaisical attitude of the employee. Some things have also to be looked into a lady Central Government employee can make her husband (even if he is employed in private company or doing business) and her in-lass dependants (even if her father-in-law is doing business). Some of the male employees also make their parent dependents even if the fact that their father is running a shop. Such a facility cannot happen if the male employees father is getting pension.








Raw marks scored by an unsuccessful candidate in Civil Services (Mains)

The appellant asked for scores in some of the papers of Civil Services Exam 2011. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed appellant that as per rules of Civil Services (Main) Examination 2011, "papers on Essay, General Studies and optional subjects of only such candidates will be taken cognizance of as attained such minimum standards as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion for the qualifying papers on Indian languages and English and therefore the marks in Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects will not be disclosed to those candidates who fail to obtain such minimum qualifying standards in Indian language and English paper". As the appellant had failed to attain minimum qualifying marks in Hindi, his papers in Essay, General Studies and Optional Subjects have not been taken cognizance of. The PIO submitted during the hearing before the CIC that the information being sought was denied in terms of the gazette notification issued by the government of India on Feb 23, 2011 for the Civil Services Exam 2011, which clearly stipulates that if a candidate fails to obtain minimum qualifying marks in Indian language paper, marks in respect of other papers will not be disclosed to the candidate. It was further submitted that the information being sought has not attained final shape as the marks are neither tabulated nor moderated. The CIC directed the PIO to provide the information sought by the appellant. The CIC added that the Public authority is free to clarify that these are raw marks and have not been moderated.


As per Section 22 of the RTI Act, the provisions of RTI Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in the Official Secrets Act and any other law for the time being in force. Hence, the sections of the RTI Act alone can be used to deny information.

Citation: Shri B Bhushana Rao v. Syndicate Bank in File No. CIC/VS/A/2013/001395/SH

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