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Empanelment of 1976 batch IPS takes place

Empanelment of 1976 batch IPS officers to the rank of DG in the Government of India has taken place on Friday. It is believed that altogether 32 officers of this have been empanelled. They reportedly are :-Mssrs Jyoti Swarup Pandey, Satyavrat Bansal, Renuka Muttoo and Subhash Joshi (Uttarakhand), Ashok Kumar Bhan (J&K), Praveen Mahendru ( Chattisgarh) , Bharat Vir Wanchoo , Naparajit Mukherjee and K S Shankarnarayan (West Bengal ) KN Sharma (Gujrat), Mahavir Singh Bali ,S P Srivastava, Atul, Udyan Parmar, Alaxander Daniel and P C Sabarwal (Uttar Pradesh) MM Praharaj (Orissa), D Shivanandan and Alaxander Daniel (Maharashtra), V Rajagopal (UT), SK Upadhyay (Tamil Nadu), DV Guruprasad (Karnataka), Neeraj Kumar (UT), Balwinder Singh (Andhra Pradesh), Manjari Jaruhar and Rakesh Jaruhar (Jharkhand), Yashovardhan Azad and Nandan Dube (Madhya Pradesh), Anirudh Uppal (Himachal Pradesh), Ravindra Narayanan Ravi (Kerala) and Harish Chandra Meena (Rajasthan) and Alok Joshi (Haryana).

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Rajgopalan to be Additional Secretary Petrochemicals

Dr V Rajgopalan is being appointed Additional Secretary Chemicals and Petro-chemicals in the Government of India. He is 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Sujit Gulati to be JS Home ?

Sujit Gulati is likely to be appointed Joint Secretary Home in the Government of India, He is 1985 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sailas Thangal is Director External Publicity in MEA

Sailas Thangal an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1996 batch on his return from The Hague has assumed the charge as Director External Publicity in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Hitherto he was Counselor in The Hague.

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure Development Committee to prepare RFD

The GoI has constituted Infrastructure Development Committee, for 2009-2010, to prepare results-framework document (RFD) for reforms with Vinod Vaish, (IAS 1966 Chattisgarh), Member, Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal, as its Convener. Its other members are Moosa Raza ( IAS 1960 Gujarat), Secretary- Information Tech, Pawan Chopra (IAS 1967 Rajasthan), Secretary - Information & Broadcasting, AH Jung (A&AS 1965), Secretary - Civil Aviation, NP Gupta (IAS 1972-TN), Director - TN Road Sector and AS Bansal, Former C&MD TCIL, Telecom & IT.

 

 

 

 

 

Ganesh Kumar promoted in RBI

Ganesh Kumar has been promoted to the rank of Chief General Manager in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Will Bharat Chaturvedi move to Commonwealth Games ?

GM Ground Handling Northern Region Bharat Chaturvedi is likely to be shifted to the Commonwealth Games by the Air India.

 

 

 

 

 

 

J M Garg, Chairman, CMD Corporation Bank to retire this year

J M Garg CMD Corporation Bank will be retiring by the end of April 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. S. Swarna to join MEPZ

The services of Dr. S. Swarna, IAS, Joint Commissioner (DM & M), Revenue Administration and Project Director (in charge), Tsunami Sustainable Livelihood Programme, Chennai are placed at the disposal of the Government of India for appointment as Joint Development Commissioner (Deputy Secretary level), Madras Export Processing Zone(MEPZ), Chennai under the Department of Commerce with effect from the date of relief.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil Companies cry foul against BHEL

As the grapevine has it, major oil companies have blamed the Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd (BHEL) being headed by BP Rao of a tardy progress vis a vis timely supply of equipments for captive power plants & compressors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justice Kakru appointed CJ of AP High Court

Justice Nisar Ahmad Kakru of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has been appointed new Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
(We said this on Nov 28,2009 and on Feb 3 )

 

 

 

 

 

B C Nayak gets three months extension

ED Chief Security ONGC Bidhan Chandra Nayak has been granted three months extension in deputation tenure.He is 1975 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

Two posts of Additional Director in CBI vacant

Two posts of Additional Director level are currently vacant in the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI).

 

 

 

 

 

Lt gen Singh is new head of Desert Core

Lt Gen Narendra Singh has taken over as Desert Core Head in Jodhpur. He has replaced Lt Gen A M Verma who has moved to the Army Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

Rahul Gandhi making waves

AICC general secretary Rabhul Gandhi, who is now well entrenched in politics, is making waves because whatever he does or says is drawing immense media attention besides reaction from masses.

 

 

 

 

 

Mathew takes over as DG NIRD

C K Mathew former Special Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, has taken over as Director-General, NIRD in Hyderabad. He is 1976 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

IPS changes in Uttar Pradesh

Rajeev Krishna, has been appointed as the new Lucknow district police chief. He has replaced DIG Prem Prakash who has been shifted to Kanpur city .B P Jogdand will now be DIG PAC Lucknow.

 

 

 

 

 

IAS reshuffle in Uttar Pradesh

Netram has also been appointed Additional Cabinet Secretary. Other new postings are Mssrs:- Shailesh Krishna Principal Secretary Revenue, Durgashankar Mishra and Raj Pratap Singh Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister, R K Sharma APC, Anil Sant Additional charge Finance, K K Sinha Principal Secretary Agriculture and Raj Kamal Gupta Secretary Lucknow Development Authority.

 

 

 

 

 

Duggal is now Member-Secretary Telangana issue

V K Duggal has taken over as Member-Secretary of the Committee set up by the GoI on Telangana issue. He is retired 1968 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shishir Kumar is DG, Economic Intelligence CBEC

Shishir Kumar, an officer of Central Board of Excise & Customs from 1975 batch, has assumed charge as Director General (DG) of the Central Economic Intelligence Bureau & Special Secretary on February 15, 2010.

(We said this last week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uncertainty over fate of Sarthak Behuria's extension on

Uncertainty still prevails over the fate of Sarthak Behuria CMD Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) whose term expires in February 2010. Otherwise Behuria is to retire in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six IDAS officers transferred

Six IDAS officers have been transferred by the office of the Comptroller General of Defence Accounts. Those transferred are Vishruta Abinna (IDAS : 1996) from IFA (Army – 0) New Delhi/PCDA, New delhi to PAO (ORS) ARTY, Nashik, KS Lather (IDAS : 1997) from PAO (ORS) ARTY, Nashik to IFA (Army – 0), New Delhi, M Shanker (IDAS :1998) from AO OF Khameria to DFA GTRE, Bangalore, Niranjan Kumar (IDAS : 1999) from AO GCF Jabalpur to AO OCF Shahjahanpur, Arvind Khare (IDAS : 2000) from PCDA (0) Pune, MO, to AO OF Khamaria and GC Chakraborthy from PCA (FYS) Kolkata MO to AO MSF Ishapore.

 

 

 

 

 

Bihar Chief Minister is sticking to grassroots

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is one who is sticking to grassroots & trying to ensure upliftment of have-nots while attracting investments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lahiri re-appointed Chairman of ISM Dhanbad

MHRD in GOI has re-appointed P K Lahiri for a fresh term (of 5 years or till further orders, whichever is earlier ) as Chairman of the General Council and Executive Board of  ISM,Dhanbad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eds of 10 banks to be interviewed on Feb 17, 2010

As many as 10 Executive Directors (EDs) of public sector banks will face interviews for elevations as CMDs on February 17, 2010. They are: B.A. Prabhakar Bank of India, M. Narendra Bank of India, S.C.Sinha Oriental Bank of Commerce, R.K.Bakshi Bank of Baroda, S.Raman Union Bank of India, M.V.Tanksale Punjab National Bank, H. S. U. Kamath Canara Bank, M.G. Sanghvi Bank of Maharashtra, Nagesh Pydah Punjab National Bank and A.S. Bhattacharya Indian Bank. As there are going to be 10 vacancies, it likely that all 10 will be selected.

 

 

 

 

 

Seminar on "Criminal trials, investigation and role of media" held

A seminar on "Criminal trials, investigation and role of media" was organised by KC Mittal, President, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. Mittal is the former Chairman Bar Council Delhi and Former President Delhi High Court Bar Association. The seminar focused on a constructive and positive role of media in administration of criminal justice so that public faith in the system is maintained. The prominent speakers were Union law Minister, Director CBI, Jusice Delhi HC Pardip Nadrajot , Pankaj Pachauri NDTV, Pankaj Vohra HT, Ajay Kashyap IPS Delhi Police, Loknath Behera IPS IG NIA and R.N Mittal Senior Advocate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD

IDAS officer is CVO of Jute Corporation of India

Sanjay Kumar Singh has been appointed CVO of the Jute Corporation of India. He is 1992 batch IDAS officer.

 

 

 

 

 

Varun Jha appointed Chairman of Tata Group’s Jamipol.

Tata Group’s Senior vice-president Varun Jha has been appointed Chairman of Jamipol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kapoor is GM Syndicate Bank

Hari Kapoor has been appointed General Manager (Calcutta region) of Syndicate Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHISPER'S SURVEY

Whispers’ Debate : WHO AFTER DR. MANMOHAN SINGH?

WHO WILL BE THE QUEEN’S CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER AFTER DR. MANMOHAN SINGH?
Dr. Singh is doing a good job as Prime Minister, keeping the AICC chief Sonia Gandhi and party leaders in good humour. However, to judge the mood of the surfers about the second line of succession in Congress we are trying to ascertain as to who will be the next choice of Madam, after Dr. Manmohan Singh. UPA Government into the second year in its second term at the centre has a long list of loyals who are heading different ministries. Will anyone among them make the cut and get the AICC chief’s approval if Dr. Singh decides to call quits. Please mail in your response to:

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DATE WITH RTI

Transfer of application under section 6 (3) of the RTI Act
Information in a series of 71 points concerning various public authorities including Election Commission of India, Lok Sabha Secretariat etc. was sought from the CPIO of the CIC. The CPIO informed that the CIC was not the custodian of the information as asked for by the appellant and advised him to approach those authorities directly u/s 6(1) as the appellant was well aware of the authorities concerned. The appellant complained that the CPIO, CIC has not exercised his obligation of transferring the application to concerned authorities as per the provision of Section 6 (3). Relying on its earlier decision in case file No. CIC/WB/C/2008/00469, Mangesh Joshi v. CIC, the Commission held that it is not open to a citizen to place questions regarding every public authority before a
single public authority unrelated directly thereto and then expect to get information.
Comments
An applicant cannot bundle a series of requests into one application. However, a request may be comprised of a question with several supporting questions stemming from the information sought. Such an application will indeed be treated as a single request
and charged for accordingly.
[Bindeshwar Shah v. CIC in Complaint No. CIC/WB/C/2009/000081]

Mrs . Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in)

Co-author of the book: RIGHT TO INFORMATION – LAW AND PRACTICE by Taxmann

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There’s been a bomb blast in Pune and at least 10 people have been killed!
Confidence in the terror organizations we have instilled!!
 
They feel we are a Country of wimps who lump down attack after attack!!
Guts we simply lack!!
 
Sharukh ‘My name is Khan’ (MNIK) what do you have to say???
Bat and ball with the Pakis you so desperately wanted to play!!
 
The aim of this blast is to create a terror scare overseas!!!
So that advisories are issued ‘ avoid going to India please’!!
 
It’s timed for the IPL  and they want to create a scare!!
Pakis has issued 'IPL will not take place without us dare'!!
 
The message…. we can strike at will so IPL overseas players beware!!!
‘Do not come if for your life you do care’!
 
Like I said they spray us with bullets and blast us!!!
And we have Sharukh who on Paki players being ignored in IPL creates a fuss!
 
There’s a ‘new confidence’ or you can say a pep in the step off the terror lot!!!
A big boost from Sharukh’s stand and MNIK fracas they’ve got!!
 
‘First attack in 14 months’ is how PC’s trying to deflect any blame!!!
He says Maha Sarkaar ignored 'threat advisories' and says this is a crying shame!!
 
Arre PC Maha Sarkaar has been busy with MNIK as orders came from the very top!
Order from top was crisp and clear ‘all anti MNIK activities ko karro stop’!!
 
And Chavan knew if this was not done he’d be shunted out!!
In fact some say from Delhi ‘he got a shout’!!
 
Cops MNIK preoccupation must have been an encouraging sign for the terror lot!
They must have felt ‘ what an opportunity to strike we’ve got’!!!
 
As now Diggy is Congress’s Investigation expert he should be deputed to Poona!!!
And with him as usual he’ll be carrying his ‘verbal whitewash choona’!!
 
He’ll apply this choona so as to endear Congress to the majority minority vote bank!
Now Project Woo right at the very top Congress does rank!!
 
DBI or Diggy Bureau of Investigation investigates and whitewashes in one go!!!
It’s a highly skilled job say those who are in the know!!
 
Maybe Diggy will pin the blame of this blast on Maoists or Khalistanis!!!
He’ll do everything so at to deflect blame from Pakistanis!
 
Maybe the Right to Food act could be tweaked on account of Project Woo!!
Something to bolster its Project Woo Congress will do!!
 
Maybe Mohna will say ‘ majority minority should get the first right to food’!!
To get the majority minority in the ‘right mood’!!
 
I’m not against the majority minority it is this appeasement that infuriates!!
A wedge in Society this creates!!
 
I admire a true Muslim’s belief and abidance of Islam!
To them I always do a salaam!!
 
It’s these guys who have twisted Islam to give it an ‘Aurangzeb look’!!
Who twist and turn what is written in the Holy Book!
 
Like a Kafir is one who does not believe in God but its been given a slant!
Kafir is one who to follow Islam says ‘ I can’t’!!
 
Jehad is a war that every human fights within!!!
It’s a fight so as not to commit any sin!!
 
It’s every Indian’s right to celebrate Valentine’s Day!!!
It’s every Indian’s right to educate Indians ‘within boundaries of our culture please stay’!
 
Rather than adopting aggressiveness to send the message why not educate!!
Why not position ‘educators’ at every Mall or Archie's Showroom gate????
 
Valentine Day like Pa and Ma Days is the creation of a Card Company!!!
Huge amount of consumerism with the ‘love created on this day ’ does accompany!!
 
And on this day exhibitionism is part of the ‘coochie coo’!!!
It is this exhibitionism that gets booed as coochie coo in public glare many do!!
 
Confucius says……. Valentine, Ma and Pa days in the end are all about ‘the money’!!!
Without a gift  you cannot be a true lover or daughter or sonny!!!!
 
Flash....... BJP says terror and talks cannot coexist!!
One hand cannot be used to shake hands and the other hand to fist (punch)!!
 
As Congress is in Project Woo mode talks will not be stalled!!!
Congress's spin Doctors have already been called!!
 
Excuse to continue with the talks will be conjured!!!
Maybe this time they'll come up with ' what cannot be changed has to be endured'!!


Bharat Kumar
aaj_ki_aawaz@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHO WILL BE THE QUEEN'S CHOICE FOR PRIME MINISTER AFTER DR. MANMOHAN SINGH?
Question is wrong

Given the political system the India follows, perhaps your question is wrong. The question should read like Who will be the people's choice for Prime Minister after Dr. Manmohan Singh?
DK dkvfeb@hotmail.com

Corruption and currency of 1000 and 500 notes
So the solution lies not in raiding 5-10 officers but in removing currency of notes of thousand and five hundred Rupee from the circulation. There should be smaller notes of 5,10,20,50 and maximum 100 rupees In India.

If the above is implemented then corruption will be eradicated conveniently. There will not be any need for raiding the premises of powerful bureaucrats and politicians. Because if one officer wants to take a bribe of 1 crore – he will have to build a big godown to store 1 crore Rupees of denomination of 50-100 notes. And the one who will give 1 crore bribe will have to hire 5 trucks to transport it to the officer! With this fake currency will also be eliminated – since nobody would risk printing 50 rupee note and get caught.

Therefore, through this esteemed website, may I request the readers as well as the authorities concerned to take immediate steps to stop printing one thousand and five hundred rupee notes and take back the notes of these denominations from the public by exchanging with smaller notes within a short span of time. India is a rich country with poor people – let its people be rich as well.

I request Whisper corridors to start a discussion on the above so that people can exchange their views on stopping the notes of 1000 and 500 Rupees, in the interest of common man of India.
Kaushal


It calls for some more explanation

It calls for some more explanation as to why there are very few IAS officers domiciled from Gujarat. How I wish if you had given state wise comparison of officers domiciled from various states in various category i.e. General, SC, ST & OBC?

In my view the cream of Gujarati youth do not find IAS lucrative. They find employment in other sectors attractive. The seconf best from Gujarat compete with the best of other states. The second best can't match the best from other states. If comparisons of IAS officers from various category is available, perhaps my hypothesis will be put to proper test.
Prem Kumar Gera
Change pattern of declaring gazetted holidays

I would like to bring it to the notice of concerned officers in the Ministry of Home and Department of Personnel that there is a need to change the pattern of declaring gazetted holidays, from the pattern we are following for the past 50 years.  The gazetted holiday is declared to facilitate the government employees and others  to use the day judiciously for some purpose, eg: for a religious function, for a festival, etc. Therefore, declaring a gazetted holidday on October 2nd and August 15 are of no use to anyone. Instead government should consider declaring gazetted holidays on Shivratri and Raksha Bandhan. On both these occasions, it is found that attendance in government office is very thin. Many of the government employees go on a 'french leave', without any information to the office or taking permission. Everybody in the office does not bother about it. The officers harass those few people who are present in the office with the load of work - and it is a punishment to those who have come to office sincerely.  More than this, the amount of petrol wasted, electricity and water wasted in the offices, on such days are enormous. Most the State Governments and private compaies/ institutions observe a holiday on Shivratri and Raksha Bandhan.  
 
Therefore, I feel that government should consider giving a gazetted holiday on Shivratri and Raksha Bandhan and in lieu of that declare October 2nd and August 15 as working days. It will be in the right spirit because combined output of all the staff in offices, factories, etc. will boost the economy of the country than the whole nation idling and wasting these two days at home, sipping tea, playing cards, boozing , quarrelling, etc. Because on these two days people have nothing else to do. Whereas if it is a religious or festival holiday, people would be busy praying, celebrating , etc.
 
So, in view of the depleting economic situation in the country, the people have to contribute for the progress of the country. Such small and judicious measures will go a long way in boosting the economy of the country - instead of wasting the valuable time.
 
I would like to elicit the views of the readers on this and if everyone agrees with me, the authorities concerned should think about it.
NK Neelakantan

Important points missed in the entry about TN Lakshmi Narayanan
Almost the entire basic industrial infrastructure of Tamil Nadu and the major development institutions including the Tamil andu Industrial Development Corporation were set up during the tenure of this officer as Industries Secretary of the State under the guidance of the then Minister of Industry R Vankatraman later the President of India. Lakshminarayanan was the Advisor to the Governors of Tamil Nadu and Kerela when the States were under Presidents rule. His son in law Arun Ramanathan was the Union Finance Secretary at the time of his retirement.

It is a comment on the falling standards of decency today that neither the Government of Tamil Nadu nor the leading industry bodies like FICCI, CII etc chose to send a representative to lay a wreath for this extraordinarily pleasant and competent officer. Minus the vision and work of this officer and R Venkatraman, the State would have lost the headstart it has now which the current Government and the captains of Tamil Nadu industry are taking advantage of.
Kuppuswamy M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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