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WHISPERS POLITICS NEWS

Under Reddy’s leadership, AP undergoes a metamorphosis
Under the dynamic leadership of Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, the Andhra Pradesh state made impressive strides in improving basic public amenities with rapid economic growth. The State stood first in India with GSDP growth of 11.43%. Besides, the State ranked first with Rs 40,361 crore of investments out of Rs 1,71285 crore across India from January to July 22. Under his leadership, the State topped 'ease of doing business' (EODB) in India for the third year in a row.  Notably, Andhra Pradesh is the fastest growing state in the country with a double-digit growth rate.

 


Next target of BJP is Sharad Pawar?
The three day visit of the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to the stronghold of Sharad Pawars constituency Baramati  has fuelled speculations that the BJP is targeting  him in his home turf.  Will Baramati be now Amethi and Raebareli?
 

BUREAUCRACY HEADLINES
Whispers bureaucracy News
Secretary Security to retire in October

Andhra Pradesh cadre 1986 batch IPS officer VSK Kaumudi who is secretary (security) in the Cabinet Secretariat is retiring in October.

11 SC Judges and 255 Judges in HCs appointed

During former Chief Justice of India NV Ramana’s tenure appointment of 11 judges to the apex court was made while 255 people were recommended for the post of judges of various high courts,

RK Mangala given extension as Member (Infra), Railway Board

RK Mangala, Additional Member (Production Units), Railway Board, has been assigned additional duties of the post of Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board. He is an Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) officer.

Brijesh Kumar given extension as Addl. Member (L&A), Railway Board

Brijesh Kumar, Additional Member (Works), Railway Board, has been given extension on his additional duties of the post of Additional Member (L&A), Railway Board, for a period of three months. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer.

Anshul Gupta given extension on additional duties as GM, NFR (Con.)

Anshul Gupta, General Manager (GM), Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR)  has been extension on his additional duties of the post of General Manager (GM), Northeast Frontier Railway (Construction) for a period of three months.

General Anil Chauhan takes over as Chief of Defence Staff

General Anil Chauhan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM assumed the office as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). General Chauhan will also be the Principal Military Advisor to the Raksha Mantri on all Tri-Service matters as well as head Department of Military Affairs as Secretary. He will also be Permanent Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC).

Niten Chandra is also Secretary, Legislative for a while

Niten Chandra, Secretary Legal Affairs, has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Legislative till Oct 7, 2022. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Orissa cadre.

No senior Navy officer retiring this year

The Indian Navy will not see the retirement of any senior officer in the remaining three months of 2022.

Raghubir Lal gets extension

Raghubir Lal JS, Security in Lok Sabha has been given extension. He is 1997 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

New CDS is also from Uttarakhand

New CDS Lt Gen (Retd) Anil Chauhan also hails from Uttarakhand like first CDS Bipin Rawat. He is considered close to NSA Ajit Doval.

Neeraj Kumar posted in Ministry of Culture

Niraj Kumar,CSS, Director has been posted to the Ministry of Culture. Kumar has been a prolific writer on multidisciplinary issues like Himalayan studies , Asian integration,  Buddhism and  Indian philosophy. He has written nearly a dozen books.

Advisory Committee likely to be formed for J&K UT

An advisory committee is expected to be formed to advise the Government of Jammu & Kashmir UT under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Sandeep Kumar to retire in October this year

Member CBEC Sandeep Kumar is superannuating in October this year.

ITS officer posted in the Ministry of Panchayati Raj

Ramit Maurya has been appointed as Director in the ministry of Panchayati raj under the Central Staffing Scheme for a period of five years. He is an ITS officer.

ITS officer reported back to his parent department

Consequent upon repatriation from the Western Coal Field, Nagpur, Amit Kumar Srivastava has reported back to his parent DoT. He is a JAG level ITS officer.

Nand Lal Sharma gets extension in tenure as CMD, SJVN Ltd

Nand Lal Sharma has been given extension in his tenure as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of SJVN Limited till the date of his superannuation, which is up to February 29, 2024.

11 IPS officers of 2018 and 2020 batch posted as ASP, ACP in UP

Two IPS officers of 2018 batch and nine probationary IPS officers of 2020 batch have been posted as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in different districts. Chandrakant Meena and Chirag Jain of 2018 batch have been posted as ASP of Bareilly and Prayagraj respectively. Among the nine probationary IPS officers of 2020 batch, who have been posted upon the completion of their training, Shruti Srivastava has been posted as ACP, Kanpur City, while Shiva Singh was made ACP, Varanasi and Shakti Mohan Awasthi was appointed as ASP, Azamgarh. Besides, Puneet Dwivedi is posted as ASP, Aligarh; Patil Nimish Dashrath as ASP, Ghaziabad; Manush Pareek as ASP, Gorakhpur; Ayush Vikram Singh as ASP, Muzaffarnagar; Anukrity Sharma as ASP, Bulandshahr and Amit Kumawat has been made ACP, Lucknow.

Justice Jagdish Prasad Gupta appointed as Chairman, MP Arbitration Tribunal

Jagdish Prasad Gupta, retired Judge of MP High Court, has been appointed as Chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Arbitration Tribunal.

Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra transferred to Jharkhand HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of Justice Sanjaya Kumar Mishra, Judge, Uttarakhand High Court to Jharkhand High Court.

Justice K V Chandran transferred to Bombay HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of Justice K Vinod Chandran, Judge, Kerala High Court to Bombay High Court.

Justice AK Singh transferred to Tripura HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended transfer of Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh, Judge, Jharkhand High Court, to Tripura High Court.

Justice Dr S Muralidhar transferred as Chief Justice, Madras HC

Justice  Dr. S Muralidhar, Chief Justice, Orissa High Court has been transferred and posted as Chief Justice, Madras High Court.

Justice Pankaj Mithal transferred as Chief Justice, Rajasthan HC

Justice Pankaj Mithal, Chief Justice, Jammu & Kashmir High Court has been transferred and posted as Chief Justice, Rajasthan High Court.

Justice Jaswant Singh recommended as Chief Justice, Orissa HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of Jaswant Singh, Judge, Orissa High Court, as Chief Justice of that High Court.

Justice PB Varale recommended as Chief Justice, Karnataka HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of PB Varale, Judge, Bombay High Court, as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court.

Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey recommended as Chief Justice, J&K HC

The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended the elevation of Ali Mohammad Magrey, Judge, Jammu & Kashmir High Court, as Chief Justice of that High Court.

3 IAS officers shifted in MP

Three IAS officers have been transferred in MP. Virendra Kumar has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, Labour Department, while Dharnendra Kumar Jain is now Deputy Secretary, Public Health and family Welfare and Somesh Mishra will be posted as Deputy Secretary, Technical Education, Skills Development and Employment Department.

Ashesh Agarwal given extension on additional duties as PCAO, PLW

Ashesh Agarwal, General Manager (GM), Rail Coach Factory (RCF), has been giving extension on his additional duties of the post of Principal Chief Administrative Officer (PCAO), Patiala Locomotive Works (PLW) for a period of three years months.

Ms. Mukherjee is also DG, NAIR

Ms. Chandralekha Mukherjee, Director General (DG), Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM) has been assigned additional duties of the post of Director General (DG), National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) for a period of three year months.

Amitabh shifted as PCME, NWR

Amitabh - who is presently working as Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME) in Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW) has been transferred to North Western Railway (NWR) in the same capacity.

PK Saha appointed PCME, BLW

PK Saha - who is presently posted on Metro Railway - has been transferred to Banaras Locomotive Works (BLW) and posted as Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME). He is an Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) officer.

JM Garg appointed PCMM (PHOD, Western Railway

Jag Mohan Garg - who is presently posted on Western Railway (WR) - has been posted as Principal Chief Materials Manager (PCMM) (PHOD) on the Railway itself. He is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer.

Rajiv Kumar moved to Western Railway

Rajiv Kumar - who is returning from deputation to Rail India Technical and Economic Service Limited (RITES) - has been moved to Western Railway (WR) and posted in the cadre. He is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer.

SK Sadangi appointed PCMM, CLW

Saroj Kumar Sadangi - who is returning from deputation to India Limited - has been posted as Principal Chief Materials Manager (PCMM) on Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW). He is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer.

AK Verma posted as PCMM (PHOD), NER

Ashok Kumar Verma - who is presently working as Principal Chief Materials Manager (PCMM) on Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) - has been transferred to North Eastern Railway (NER) and posted as PCMM (PHOD). He is an Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) officer.

Mohsin Alam is also CCIT-3, Kolkata, WB & Sikkim

Md Mohsin Alam, CCIT, presently posted as CCIT (OSD), & CCIT-I (Addl Charge), Kolkata, WB & Sikkim Region, will also handle additional charge of the post of CCIT-3, Kolkata, WB & Sikkim Region. He is an IRS officer.

 

Services of Love Kumar placed at disposal of SFIO (UPDATED)

Love Kumar has been posted as Additional Director (Investigation) in the Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO), under Ministry of Corporate Affairs on deputation, and his services are placed at the disposal of the SFIO for a period of five years.

 

Vanlalhuma appointed Ambassador to Colombia (UPDATED)

Vanlalhuma, presently Ambassador of India to the Slovak Republic, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Colombia. He is a 1990 batch IFS officer.

 

Harjinder Singh confirmed in IAS (UPDATED)

Harjinder Singh, a member of Indian Administrative Service of Madhya Pradesh Cadre of 2011 batch, has been confirmed in IAS with effect from August 2013.

 

Attachment of Ajit Kumar and Dwivedi with INGAF extended (UPDATED)

The attachment of Ajit Kumar, Assistant Account Officer (AAO), Ministry of I&B, Delhi, and Nischal Dwivedi, Senior Accountant, Ministry of Education, Delhi, with Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), New Delhi, is further extended up to December 31, 2022.

 

Eight IAS officers get new responsibilities in UP (UPDATED)

Eight IAS officers have been handed over new responsibilities in UP. Sarika Mohan has been appointed as Divisional Commissioner, Bareilly, while Selva Kumari takes over as Divisional Commissioner, Meerut and Ritu Maheshwari, CEO, Noida Authority, has been given additional charge of CEO, Greater Noida Authority. Similarly, Anamika Singh, Secretary, Child Development and Nutrition Department, has been given the additional charge of Director, ICDS; Pooja Yadav has been shifted as Chief Development Officer, Rae Bareli; Anand Vardhan as ACEO, Noida Authority; Prabhas Kumar as ACEO, Greater Noida Authority and Praveen Mishra gets the responsibility of Special Secretary, Namami Gange.

 

286 IRS-IT officers at Commissioner level shifted (UPDATED)

As many as 286 IRS-IT officers in the grade of Commissioner of Income Tax/Directors of Income Tax have been transferred and posted to different places. The list of shifted officers as follows:

https://whispersinthecorridors.com/uploads/media/286_IRS-ITofficersatCommissioner.pdf

141 IRS-IT officers at Dy Commissioner level transferred (UPDATED)

As many as 141 IRS-IT officers in the grade of Deputy Commissioner/Assistant Commissionr of Income Tax have been tansferred and posted to different places. The list of shifted officers as follows:

https://whispersinthecorridors.com/uploads/media/141_IRS-IT_officers__transferred_.pdf

 



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Arun Govil re-appointed MD, Ducon Infratechnologies

Arun Govil has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Ducon Infratechnologies Limited.

Bahirji Ghorpade re-appointed MD, SMIORE

Bahirji A Ghorpade has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Sandur Manganese & Iron Ores (SMIORE). Besides, Mohammed Abdul Saleem has been re-appointed as Whole-Time Director, designated as Director (Mines).

Munish Avasthi re-appointed MD, Sportking India Ltd

Munish Avasthi has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Sportking India Limited. Besides, Naresh Kurnar Jain has been re-appointed as Whole-Time Director of the company.

Gaurav Dalmia re-appointed MD, LPDCL

Gaurav Dalmia has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Landmark Property Development Company (LPDCL). Besides, Ambarish Chatterjee has been appointed as Independent Director of the company.

Suhir Shah re-appointed MD, Relicab Cable Manufacturing Ltd

Suhir Shah has been re-appointed as Managing Director of  Relicab Cable Manufacturing Limited.

Vineet Jain re-appointed MD, PAL

Vineet Jain has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Pasupati Acrylon (PAL).

Mrs Sridhar re-appointed MD, Thakral Services (India) Ltd

Mrs. Nirmala Sridhar has been re-appointed as Managing Director of  Thakral Services (India) Limited. Murali Krishna Annapragada has been appointed as Non-Executive -Independent Director of the company.

SH Seth re-appointed MD, Nanavati Ventures Ltd

Shreykumar Hasmukhbhai Sheth has been re-appointed as  Chairman and Managing Director of Nanavati Ventures Limited with effect from July 1.
 

Punit Beriwala re-appointed MD & CEO, Vipul Ltd

Punit Beriwala has been re-appointed as  Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Vipul Limited with effect from April 1, 2023.

Jiwarajka re-appointed MD, Salora International Ltd

Gopal Sitaram Jiwarajka has been re-appointed as Managing Director of Salora International Limited.

MC Mittal appointed MD, SIL

Mahesh Chand Mittal has been appointed as Managing Director of Sybly Industries Limited (SIL). Besides, Ramesh Chandra Sharma has been appointed as Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of the company.

Rajesh Tibrewal re-appointed Ind. Director, Sunil Industries Ltd

Rajesh Tibrewal has been re-appointed as Independent Director of Sunil Industries Limited with effect from 22nd August, 2022.

Appointments in Ruchira Papers Ltd

Deepan Garg, Mrs. Ruchira Garg Kumar and Daljeet Singh Madan have been appointed Whole-Time Directors of Ruchira Papers Limited. Meanwhile, Ashwini Kumar Agarwal has been appointed Non-Executive Independent Director while Kapil Gupta with effect from October 10, 2022.

Re-appointments in Pritika Auto Industries Ltd

Yudhisthir Lal Madan has been re-appointed as Independent Director while  Raminder Singh Nibber has been re-appointed as Director of Pritika Auto Industries Limited.

Appointments in Bervin Investment & Leasing Limited

Alok Saklani and Vivek Manohar Padgaonkar have been appointed as Additional Directors (Non-Executive Independent) of Bervin Investment & Leasing Limited.

NB Bansal re-appointed Ind. Director, SBEC Sugar Ltd

Narayan Prakash Bansal has been re-appointed as Independent Director of SBEC Sugar Limited.

Salil Seth appointed NE Director, SBEC Systems (India) Ltd

Salil Seth has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of SBEC Systems (India) Limited with effect from August 16, 2022.

Appointments in SPS Finquest Ltd

Ms. Megha Mehul Mehta has been appointed as Independent Director while Ms. Mahita S Shah has been made Director of SPS Finquest Limited.

Appointments in Caplin Point Laboratories Ltd

 Dr R Nagendran and S Deenadayalan have been appointed as Independent Directors of Caplin Point Laboratories Limited.

Appointments in BKV Industries Ltd

Hari Venkata Nagendra Kola and Ms. Maddula Durga Sushma have been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Directors of BKV Industries Limited.

Whispers Forum
FORUM

Extension bad in policy
Extensions to the officers are bad in policy.  Extension creates vested interests.
B K Saha, former Chief Secretary MP

Chief Minister of Rajasthan

Media reports say that Ms. Sonia Gandhi will shortly decide whether Rajasthan will have a new Chief Minister and if so she will nominate the person for this post. It is the constitutional right of the citizens of Rajasthan to choose their Chief Minister through their elected representatives. Is Ms. Gandhi a queen or viceroy or governor general to chief minister of an Indian State? One hopes that MLAs of Rajasthan will show gumption and show the lady where she belongs. How can one allow in independent India an extra-constitutional person, to designate a person as Chief Minister of an Indian state. One hopes that congress MLAs in Rajasthan act to put a stop to this utterly unconstitutional act once and for all.
Raghavan

 

DATE WITH RTI

Report of UGC fact finding committee

Certified copy a report of fact finding committee constituted by the UGC, chaired by Mrs. Mamta Aggarwal, the then Joint Secretary, UGC, New Delhi and its supporting documents, were not provided and it was submitted that it is not available with the office of UGC, New Delhi. The CIC remarked that Fact finding Committee’s Report which has duly been produced before Hon’ble Supreme Court, is supposed to be available with the UGC, to which it was submitted that an effort would be made to locate the desired report, but there is another possibility of it being weeded out. The CIC observed that no information with respect to the instant RTI Application has been provided to the Appellant. The CIC further observed that the replies furnished by the UGC were inadequate, misleading and blithe, that too with inordinate delay. The CIC took grave exception for the cavalier and irresponsible conduct of the UGC and strictly admonishes them for the same. The CIC sternly cautioned the UGC that in future, they shall ensure that replies to the RTI Applications shall be provided with mindful approach and within a stipulated time-frame as specified in the provisions of the RTI Act. The CIC admonishes the UGC for poor management of the official records and cautioned them to remain careful in future. The CIC directed to make effort to search their records in a prudent manner to locate the report and provide the same along to the Appellant. The CIC directed to provide the record retention schedule and copy of the weeding out report to the Appellant with a copy marked to the CIC, in case the said Report has been weeded out.

Comments

In case of any claim of records being weeded out, the copy of destruction memo must be produced. This is one case where the CIC has admonished the public authority but has not preferred to invoke any penal provisions.

Citation: Rajesh Gill v. University Grants Commission in Second Appeal No. CIC/UGCOM/A/2021/111603, Date of Decision: 22.07.2022

Dr. Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is an expert on RTI matters and has co-authored the books RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Apart from her weekly article here, her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: www.rtifoundationofindia.com

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