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WHISPERS POLITICS NEWS

Bihar, AP given special packages

In the union budget for the 2024-25, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh have been linked with a special scheme, States in the eastern part of the country benefited under scheme ‘Purvodaya’.  Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh will be benefited from ‘Purvodaya Scheme. She said, the government has made concerted efforts to fulfill the commitments in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act. Various development and infrastructure projects were also announced for Bihar.

  

Budget lays out nine priorities of Modi government

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the budget listed productivity and resilience in agriculture, employment and skilling, inclusive human resource development and social justice, manufacturing and services, urban development, energy security, infrastructure, innovation, research and development and next-generation reforms as nine priority areas for the government.

Whispers bureaucracy News
Who will be new Secretary DoPT?

Who will be the new Secretary DoPT on August 1? Names of Katikithala Srinivas, 1989 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre who is presently Secretary Minority Affairs and AAI Chairman Sanjeev Kumar 1993 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre are doing the rounds.

Will Khandelwal be new Chairman Railway Board?

Whispers have started about the new Chairman of the Railway Board. Anil Kumar Khandelwal Member Infrastructure, Railway Board is likely to be appointed new Chairman Railway Board in September.

Who will be new Chairman of AAI?

Who will succeed Sanjeev Kumar as Chairman of AAI? Whisper has it that either Usha Padhee 1996 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre or M Suresh Member Air Navigation Services in AAI may get the charge.

D S Mishra is unlikely to get any assignment?

Outgoing Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh D S Mishra is now unlikely to get any assignment at the Centre. He is a 1984 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.

A retired JS to work as PS to Minister in 10 yrs relaxation

A retired Joint Secretary level officer will be serving as Private Secretary to a Minister in relaxation of 10 years.

Tenure of Ms Amita Prasad Sarbhai as Joint Secretary, Culture extended

The central deputation tenure of Ms Amita Prasad Sarbhai working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, has been extended for a period of one year beyond August 6, 2024. She is a 1993 batch IRAS officer.

Tenure of Kumar Sanjay Bariar as Additional Secretary, UPSC extended

The central deputation tenure of Kumar Sanjay Bariar working as Additional Secretary, UPSC, has been extended for a period of two years beyond August 18, 2024. He is a 1993 batch IP &TA &FS officer.

Additional charge of Chairperson, JNPA to Unmesh Sharad Wagh extended

Additional charge of Chairperson, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority to Unmesh Sharad Wagh, Deputy Chairperson, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, has been extended for a period of six months with effect from July 3, 2024. He is a 2000 batch IRS-C&CE officer.

Cadre of Y D Bhutia transferred to Assam-Meghalaya

Cadre of Ms Yangchen Doma Bhutia has been transferred from Tamil Nadu cadre to Assam-Meghalaya. She is a 2020 batch IPS officer.

Sanjay Kumar Singh appointed as Director (Proj), NHPC Ltd

Sanjay Kumar Singh, CGM, SJVN Ltd, has been appointed as Director (Projects), NHPC Limited. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post.

 

Sanjay Shukla appointed as MD, NHB

Sanjay Shukla, MD & CEO, Centrum Housing Finance Limited, has been appointed as Managing Director in National Housing Bank (NHB). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post.

(We said this on April 11, 2024)

 

Darla Sunil Kumar appointed as Director (Fin), SECL

Darla Sunil Kumar, GM, NCL, has been appointed as Director (Finance), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL). The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved his appointment to the post.

Pranjol Chandra returns to parent cadre

Pranjol Chandra, Director in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, has been given premature repatriation to his parent cadre on personal grounds. He is a 2001 batch IRSME officer.

Sudhir Chowdhary is Special Monitor NHRC

Sudhir Chowdhary has been appointed Special Monitor of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

R K Arora promoted to ACGDA grade

R K Arora has been promoted to the grade of Additional Controller General of Defence Accounts (HAG+) in the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS).  He is a 1990 batch IDAS officer.

Ms Sharma promoted as SCGDA

Ms Alka Sharma has been promoted as Special Controller General of Defence Accounts in the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS). She is a 1988 batch officer.

Amendments in General Financial Rules, 2017

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has made amendments in General Financial Rules, 2017. The same has been posted on the ICAR website www.icar.org.in for information, guidance and compliance.

Advisory to PFMS on safeguarding digital data

The Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Controller General of Accounts Public Financial Management System has issued an advisory to all PFMS regarding the safety and security measures for safeguarding digital data.  More information can be availed from the website www.icar.org.in.

Post of Research Officer PMI to WTO, Switzerland advertised

The Department of Commerce has advertised for the filling up of the post of Research Officer, Permanent Mission of India (PMI) to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva (Switzerland) on deputation basis. The applications must reach on or before August 27, 2024.

NHRC extends last date to apply for various posts

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has extended the last date to apply for various posts. The revised date is August 16, 2024.

EPFO Consultant post advertised for New Delhi location

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has advertised for the engagement of retired government officers as Consultant for New Delhi location on contract basis. More information can be availed from the website https://www.epfindia.gov.in.

Dr Anita Bansal posted at NR

Dr Anita Bansal has been posted on the Northern Railway with effect from August 25, 2024. She is a NF-HAG, Indian Railway Health Services (IRHS) officer.

Vishwakarma is AGM NF Rly

V B Vishwakarma has been transferred to Northeast Frontier Railway and posted as Additional General Manager (AGM). Prior to this appointment, he was working as Principal Chief Electrical Engineer (PCEE). He is Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer of Eastern Railway zone.

Three IAS officers shifted in MP

Avi Prasad has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, Mantralaya, while Dilip Kumar Yadav was made Collector, Katni and Ms Aditi Garg is appointed as Collector, Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh.

Dr Jaideep Gupta appointed Addl. Member (RE), Railway Board

Dr. Jaideep Gupta, who is presently posted at Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering (IRIEEN), has been transferred to the Railway Board and appointed as Additional Member (Railway Electrification). He is an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer.

Senthil Kumar appointed DDGF, RO, Nagpur (UPDATED)

Dr S Senthil Kumar has been appointed Deputy Director General of Forests (DDGF), Regional Office, Nagpur, on deputation basis under the Central Staffing Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (CSS-MoEF&CC) for a period of 5 years. He is a 1998 batch IFoS officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

Mrs Roui Kullai appointed IGF, New Delhi (UPDATED)

Mrs V L Roui Kullai has been appointed Inspector General of Forests (IGF), New Delhi, on deputation basis under the Central Staffing Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (CSS-MoEF&CC) till completion of her deputation tenure i.e. 28 September, 2028. She is a 1998 batch IFoS officer of Manipur cadre.

 

R K Bajpai appointed Additional Director, IGNFA, Dehradun (UPDATED)

Raj Kumar Bajpai has been appointed Additional Director, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun, on deputation basis under the Central Staffing Scheme of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (CSS-MoEF&CC) till completion of his extended deputation tenure i.e. June 16, 2026. He is a 1994 batch IFoS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

 

Sarita Kumari appointed Professor, IGNFA, Dehradun (UPDATED)

Mrs. Sarita Kumari has been appointed Professor, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun on deputation basis under the Central Staffing Scheme of the Ministry (CSS-MoEF&CC) for a period of 5 years. She is a 2005 batch IFoS officer of HP cadre.

 



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Ms Sangwan re-appointed Ind. Director, SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd

Ms. Usha Sangwan has been re-appointed as Independent Director of SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd, commencing from August 24, 2024.

Chandan Sinha appointed Part-Time Chairman, RBL Bank Ltd

Chandan Sinha, Non-Executive Independent Director, RBL Bank Limited, has been appointed as the Non-Executive Part-Time Chairman of the Bank.

Deepak Jatia re-appointed MD, ASI Industries Ltd

Deepak Jatia has been re-appointed as Managing Director of ASI Industries Limited.

Tushya Jatia re-appointed Whole-Time Director, ASI Industries Ltd

Tushya Jatia has been re-appointed as Whole-Time Director of ASI Industries Limited.

Dr Mishra appointed Govt Nominee Director, HMT Limited

Dr Renuka Mishra, Economic Adviser, Ministry of Heavy Industries, has been appointed as Government Nominee Director on the Board of HMT Limited.

Ms PV Bharathi re-appointed Ind. Director, IDBI Bank Ltd

Ms PV Bharathi has been re-appointed as Independent Director on the Board of IDBI Bank Limited.

 

Kamlesh Kumar appointed Addl. Director, Naturo Indiabull Ltd

Kamlesh Kumar has been appointed as an Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of Naturo Indiabull Limited.

Mrs Sanjana re-appointed NE Director, Surana Telecom & Power Ltd

Mrs. Sanjana has been re-appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Surana Telecom & Power Limited.

Mayank Sanghani re-appointed NE Director, Surana Telecom & Power Ltd

Mayank Lalit Chandra Sanghani has been re-appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Surana Telecom & Power Limited.

Rajagopal Ravi re-designated as Non-Independent Director, Saven Technologies Ltd

Rajagopal Ravi, Non-Executive Independent Director, Saven Technologies Limited, has been re-designated as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the company, effective August 4, 2024.

DC Patwari appointed Addl. Director, Jana Small Finance Bank Ltd

Dinesh C Patwari has been appointed as Additional Director (Non-Executive Independent ) of Jana Small Finance Bank Limited.

Ashok Dalwai appointed Addl. Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

Ashok Dalwai has been appointed as Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of Jain Irrigation Systems Limited.

MR Gala resigns as NE Director, Shyamkamal Investments Ltd

Mavji Ramji Gala has resigned from the post of Non-Executive Director of Shyamkamal Investments Limited.

Whispers Forum
FORUM

Is IAS losing its eminence?

The suppression of facts by one of the members of this elite service is in the news these days. Had she not misused her position, this concealment of facts would have not surfaced. Her misdemeanor landed her in soup. It may not be an exaggeration to say that this service has been given more prominence than it deserved and it is the result of this hype that we see and hear the misuse of power and position by the holders of this service. arrogance has replaced the motto of service to the nation and its citizens. Once qualified, they consider themselves as different with special love for red beacons. MNCs, private sector, banks have professionals and they are not less in any way. Time has come to strengthen the Central staffing scheme to broaden its area of intake from other services at every level. This would eliminate the hegemony of one service. The concept of indispensable is redundant. It is no secret that the achievement of goals set out in any organisation is not the handiwork of one man but teamwork and active participation by officers and supporting staff belonging from different streams. Time has come to expose the myth that only so and can do it. Everyone has the potential to achieve the desired results provided he or she is afforded an opportunity.

Raj Kumar Thakur

DATE WITH RTI

Submission of proof of being a Legal Heir of the deceased

Copy of account opening form of a deceased person was denied by the Bank u/s 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act. When queried by the Commission regarding the submission of proof of being a Legal Heir of the deceased by the Appellant, the Respondent replied that no such proof has been submitted by the Appellant. The CIC advised the appellant to furnish the documentary proofs to the Respondent within 10 days from the date of receipt of this order. Further, the Respondent was directed to re-visit the RTI application and provide a correct revised reply to the appellant based on the aforesaid documentary proofs.

Comments

Many RTI applications are filed seeking information about a deceased person without any accompanying documents such as death certificate, legal heir proof, etc. If a person wishes to obtain any personal information about a deceased individual, then such documents should be enclosed alongwith the RTI application.

Citation: Neeta Singh v. Madhyanchal Gramin Bank, CIC/RUGBK/A/2022/136906; Date of Decision: 01.04.2024

Dr Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is a RTI Consultant currently working with IIM Visakhapatnam. She has co-authored the books, RTI Right to Information - Law and Practice and PIO’s Guide to RTI. She offers consultancy on RTI matters and Third party audit. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link www.rtifoundationofindia.com

 

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