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Pramod Phalnikar appointed ADG CISF on October 20

(WE SAID THIS ON JUNE 11, 2020)
Who will be new ADG CISF?
 
Pramod Phalnikar is likely to move to CISF as ADG (Airports Security). 1989 batch Madhya Pradesh cadre IPS officer Phalnikar is presently posted in the NSG. One source however, mentioned the name of 1989 batch IPS officer B Radhika for the post.

 

 
 
 



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This is History (2264)

The word tomorrow was invented for indecisive people and for children.

 

 

 

 

 

Now no business house has say in appointments in GoI

In this Modi Government, it is said that powerful business houses have no say in the appointment of officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BJP to have near majority in Rajya Sabha in November

BJP is going to win eight Rajya Sabha seats in UP and one in Uttarakhand in November thereby reaching close to the majority in the Upper House.


DEBATE- Who is a better minister – former IFS or ex-IAS officer?
 
In the Modi led NDA government, four bureaucrat turned politicians are Ministers. While Dr. S Jaishankar and Hardip Singh Puri – both Rajya Sabha MPs - are retired IFS officers, R K Singh and Arjun Meghwal – both retired IAS officers are Lok Sabha MPs. Now the question that arises is  - who among them – former IFS officers or ex- IAS officers are more result oriented ?
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Ministry of Personnel came into being in 1970 
 
Ministry of Personnel has been the brainchild of Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the then PM, who created the Ministry in question in 1970. Prior to that, there was nothing like Ministry of Personnel and the activities now being looked after by this Ministry used to be disposed off by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
 
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BUREAUCRACY HEADLINES
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Will Rajiv Jain be Vigilance Commissioner ?

Former IB Chief Rajiv Jain is likely to be appointed Vigilance Commissioner in the Central Vigilance Commission. He is former 1980 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

One dozen names recommended for ED

One dozen Spl Directors and JDs are believed to have been selected for ED during the meeting held virtually.

Rajasthan Chief Secretary unlikely to get extension?

Delhi sources said that Rajasthan Chief Secretary Rajeev Swarup is unlikely to get extension from Nov 1. He is 1985 batch IAS officer. If he somehow gets extension then Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary R P Mandal will also get extension in service.

Sameer Pandey to join GST Council

Sameer Pandey will be joining GST Council as Deputy Secretary on deputation basis for a period of four years. He is a 2010 batch IRS(C&CE) batch officer and presently posted in Jabalpur. 

Sunil Kumar Bansal is now Special Director, IB in Mumbai

Sunil Kumar will now be Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Mumbai. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Odisha cadre.

A K Mishra is now Special Director, IB in Delhi

Akshaya Kumar Mishra  will now be  Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Delhi. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

Sema Rajan to be Special Director, IB in Chennai

A Sema Rajan will now be Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB) in Chennai. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre.

Swagat Das to be Special Director, IB Delhi

Swagat Das will now be Special Director, Intelligence Bureau (IB). He is a 1987 batch IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre. 

Order yet to be implemented

The transfer orders of AGMUT cadre IPS officers  are yet to be implemented. It is said that some officers are seen in MHA to get their transfers cancelled.

12 IRS (C&CE) officers to be transferred

About a dozen IRS (C&CE) officers are set to get new postings. Their transfer file has reached at the Revenue Department. These officers are said to be of Commissioners rank. 

P S Phalnikar appointed as ADG, CISF

P S Phalnikar, IG, NSG, has been appointed as Additional Director General in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

(We  said this on June 11)

Anant Kumar Singh appointed IG, BSF

Anant Kumar Singh has been appointed Inspector General in Border Security Force (BSF) on deputation basis. He is a 1994 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

Daljit Singh Chaudhary promoted as ADG in ITBP

Daljit Singh Chaudhary, IG, ITBP has been promoted and posted as ADG in ITBP itself. He is a 1990 batch UP cadre IPS officer.

Brig. Ranjit Singh appointed IG, Assam Rifles

Brig. Ranjit Singh, VSM, Madras (Inf), has been appointed as Inspector General (East) in the Assam Rifles on deputation basis for a period of 18 months.

Balmer Lawrie yet to get Director MB

The Government of India is yet to issue orders of Raj Kumar Maity, Vice President, BLC, for the appointment as Director (MB), Balmer Lawrie & Co. Limited. The post has already been lying vacant for a long time.

Only one Board level member V Mohan eligible for CMD, NSC

Only one candidate at Board level V Mohan, Director (Finance), NSC, appears to be eligible for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, National Seeds Corporation (NSC), falling vacant next year in September with the expiration term of present incumbent Vinod Kumar Guar. 

Ravindra Kumar Jain yet to get orders for MD, DFCCIL

The Government of India is yet to issue orders of Ravindra Kumar Jain, Chief Project Director in Indian Railway Service of Engineers, for the appointment as Managing Director, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL). The post has been lying vacant since August 1, 2020. 

Anil Joshi being touted as Director (ER &D), BHEL

Anil Joshi, Executive Director, BHEL, is being seen as a potential candidate for the post of Director (Engineering Research & Development), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).

IRCTC Director Finance Ajit Kumar in race for CMD, IRCTC

Ajit Kumar, Director (Finance), is in the race for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

Vacancy of Director, Film and Television Institute, Pune

The Government of India is in search of an officer for the post of Director at Film and Television Institute of India, Pune on deputation basis.

Additional charge period extended for six more months

Chitranjan Pradhan, a1995 batch IP&TA&FS officer will continue to hold the additional charge of the Director, Finance for six more months i e till March next year.

Sankarsana Sahoo returns to parent cadre, gets posting

Sankarsana Sahoo has returned from the deputation to the Government of Odisha and has been posted to RO, FOD, NSO, MoSPI, Dehradun. He is an ISS officer.

14 IIS officers promoted to STS

MIB has issued the promotion orders of 14 JTS  IIS officers to STS. They are-Ms. Mnisha H Prakashm Ms. B K Kiranmal, Ms. Aarohi Patel, Sanjay Kumar, Rohit Tripathi, M Jaya Singh, Manish Shiv Zile, T. Shsnmugam, Dhanjibhai Utsav Parmar, Ms. Vandana Jatav, Ms. Kanchan Patyal, Ms Rubi Yhind Sharma,ms Ankita Dhanda and Syed Arif Hussain.

DDG moved from Hyderabad

The Prasar Bharti has directed V Ramakant, DDG(Content Ops) to move from Hyderabad to Chennai with immediate effect.  

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Haryana

The Government of Haryana has issued orders for the fresh posting of six IAS officers. Accordingly, Jaibir Singh Arya has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner, Bhiwani, while Ram Kumar Singh is Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Panchkula. Similarly, Ajay Kumar was posted as Deputy Commissioner, Mahendragarh; Vikram as Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Karnal; Mahavir Singh as Secretary, RTA, Panchkula and Mohammad Ikram Raza will be joining as Additional Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula. Besides, eight officers have been relieved from the charges of Secretary, RTA of the respective districts they are currently posted in. The officers are: Anish Yadav, Manoj Kumar, Ms. Preeti, Uttam Singh, Rahul Hooda, Prashant Panwar, Rahul Nanrual and Abhishek Meena.

Tobacco Board seeks officer for Executive Director

The Department of Commerce is seeking to fill up the post of Executive Director, Tobacco Board, Guntur, by officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary/Director level from the All India Services on deputation basis.

Sunita Singh is Deputy Director, Official Language

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Official Language, has appointed Sunita Singh as Deputy Director (Official Language), Department of Posts.

Reshuffle of IAS officers in Himachal Pradesh

As many as 20 IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Himachal Pradesh. Accordingly, S S Guleria has been appointed as Registrar, Co-operative Societies, HP, with additional charge of Divisional Commissioner, Kangra Division, while Amit Kashyap is posted as Labour Commissioner-cum-Director of Employment, Shimla, with additional charge of MD, General Industries Corporation, HP, Shimla, and Hans Raj Chauhan is Director, Land Records, HP, Shimla and given additional charge of MD, HP State Industrial Development Corporation, Shimla. Similarly, Mansi Sahay Thakur is posted as MD, HP State Civil Supplies Corporation; Sudesh Kumar Mokhta as Director, Environment, Science & Technology, HP, with additional charge of Director-cum-ex-officio Special Secretary (Revenue-Disaster Management); Sandeep Kumar as Director (Personnel), HPSEB Ltd, Shimla with additional charge of Director (Finance) HPSEB;  Vivek Bhatia as Director, Department of Empowerment of SCs, OBCs, Minorities and Specially Abled, HP, Shimla, with additional charge of Director, HP Finance & Development Corporation, and Gopal Chand was  made Special Secretary (MPP & Power and NCES) and given additional charge of Director, Youth Services and Sports. Besides, Harikesh Meena was appointed Director, Energy; Rajeshwar Goel will be MD, HPMC, Shimla and hold additional charge of Project Director, HP Horticulture Development Society; Ms Debasweta Banik was posted as Deputy Commissioner, Hamirpur; Raghav Sharma as Deputy Commissioner, Una; Hemraj Baiwara as Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur; Aditya Negi as Deputy Commissioner, Shimla; Kamal Kant Saroch as Director, Town & Country Planning, Shimla; Nipun Jindal as Member Secretary, HP Pollution Control Board; Rohit Jamwal as Deputy Commissioner, Bilaspur; Ashwani Kumar Sharma as Special secretary (Health & Family Welfare) with additional charge of CEO, Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, HP; Duni Chand Rana as Deputy Commissioner, Chamba and Anupam Kashyap was posted as Special  Secretary (Tourism & Civil Aviation) and given additional charge of Director, Language, Art & Culture.

Harish Gupta is PCSTE, WR

Harish Gupta – who is an IRSSE officer belonging to NFHAG grade and is returning return from deputation to MVRC – has been transferred to Western Railway and posted as PCSTE in place of Ms Vandana Garg, who is superannuating on October.

Maninder Singh appointed Chairman, Assam Administrative Tribunal

Maninder Singh has been appointed Chairman of the Assam Administrative Tribunal (AAT), Guwahati. He will continue holding an additional charge of the Chief Resident Commissioner, Assam Bhawan, New Delhi. He is a 1989 batch IAS officer. 

P K Borthakur to take over as ACS to Assam CM tomorrow

Paban Kumar Borthakur will take over as the Additional Chief Secretary to Sarbadanand Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam on October 22, 2020.  He is a 1989 batch IAS officer of A-M cadre IAS officer. 

Tenure of Rohini Divakar extended

Ms. Rohini Divakar, Joint Director of Income Tax(Investigation) and the ex-officio Secretary Regional Economic Intelligence Council , Chennai (REIC) has been retained in the same charge for another one year. She is an IRS-IT officer.

IRS-IT officer, Debashish Roy Choudhury succumbs to COVID-19

A senior officer of Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre and presently working as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (CCIT), Debashish Roy Choudhury has succumbed to COVID-19. 

Sanjiv Ranjan Ojha promoted as ADG, CRPF (UPDATED)

Sanjiv Ranjan Ojha, IG, BSF, has been promoted to the rank of Additional Director General in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He is an IPS officer of 1989 batch of HP cadre.

Hemant Priyadarshy appointed as IG, CRPF (UPDATED)

Hemant Priyadarshy has been appointed as IG in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on deputation basis. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

 

Kuldeep Dwivedi appointed as DIG, ITBP (UPDATED)

Kuldeep Dwivedi has been appointed as DIG in Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on deputation basis. He is a 2005 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Vikas Kumar appointed as DIG, BSF (UPDATED)

Vikas Kumar has been appointed as DIG in Border Security Force (BSF) on deputation basis. He is a 2004 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

Saket Kumar Singh appointed as DIG, CRPF (UPDATED)

Saket Kumar Singh has been appointed as DIG in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on deputation basis. He is a 2002 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Param Jyoti appointed as DIG, CISF (UPDATED)

Ms Param Jyoti has been appointed as DIG in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on deputation basis. She is a 2005 batch IPS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

Ex-Odisha Chief Secretary Venkataraman dies at 95 (UPDATED)

Venkataraman passed away yesterday in New Delhi. He was a great scholar and an authority on the Chola dynasty. He has several scholarly works published under Mudgal Trust. He was Chief Secretary of Government of Odisha and was responsible for establishing several institutions including Music college and Museum in Bhubaneswar. He was 95-years-old.

Three IPS officers get new postings in Karnataka (UPDATED)

Labhu Ram has been appointed as DIGP & Commissioner of Police, Hubballi-Dharward City, while R Dileep was made DIGP, Criminal Investigation Department, EOW, Wing Bengaluru and P Krishnakant was made Superintendent of Police, Dharwad district in Karnataka.

13 IPS officers get new assignments in Delhi Police (UPDATED)

As many as 13 IPS officers have been given new assignments in Delhi Government. Accordingly, Manish Agrawal will be new Joint Commissioner, Traffic while SS Yadav is now Joint Commissioner, Northern Range and Rishi Pal was made Additional Commissioner, Training. Similarly, Shibesh Singh has been appointed as Addl CP, Crime; Devendra Atya joins as DCP, Security; Usha Ranganani as DCP, PCR; Ingil Pratap Singh as DCP SW district; Urjiva Goel as DCP EOW; Sanjay Pratap Sain as Addl DCP, Shahdra; Guruiqbal Singh Sidhu as Addl DCP-I NW; Vikas Kumar as DCP, 1st Bn, DAP; Prashant Priya Gautam as DCP, Traffic and Amit Goel was posted as Addl DCP-I SW.

Amrit Mohan Prasad transferred to Guwahati (UPDATED)

Amrit Mohan Prasad has been transferred to Guwahati ,Eastern Command hq of ITBP as ADG. He is 1989 batch  IPS officer of Odisha cadre.



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Mineral Development Corpn in UP dissolved

In UP, the state mineral development corporation has been closed. This unusual step has been taken by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). The tribunal has ordered the defaulters to pay Rs 100 crore to the corporation. 

Appointments in The Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd

Mitesh Shah and Mullapudi Venkata Pattabhi Hanumantha Rao have been appointed as Non-Executive Director and Independent Director of The Mandhana Retail Ventures Limited respectively.

Tripti Sinha is Addtl Dir, Sarda Energy & Minerals Ltd

Ms Tripti Sinha has been appointed as Additional Director (Independent) of Sarda Energy & Minerals Limited.

Sheetal Pandya is Addtl Dir, Gujarat Natural Resources Ltd

Ms. Sheetal Pandya has been appointed Non-Independent Additional Director of Gujarat Natural Resources Limited.

Appointments in Maha Rashtra Apex Corporation

Gev Framoze Engineer and Yazdin Jimmy Mistry have been appointed as Non-Executive Additional Directors of Maha Rashtra Apex Corporation Limited.

LK Khetan is Addtl Dir, Ramkrishna Forging Ltd

Lalit Kumar Khetan has been appointed as Additional Director and Whole-Time Director (Executive) as Ramkrishna Forging Limited.

Sarita Garg is Addtl Dir, DCM Shriram Ltd

Ms Sarita Garg has been appointed as Additional Director (Nominee of LIC of India) of DCM Shriram Ltd.

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DEBATE (1)

IFS Ministers are methodical.

R D Paul

 

Selection board determines quality of batch

While agreeing to the overall assessment of Dr. Saxena I would add that even in pre 1980 batches there were glaring differences in the quality of the selected officers rather batches. In my opinion it is standard of the selection board which determines the quality of the batch e.g. 1978 and 1990 batches.

Ravinder

 

" Undeserved Accolades "

One Congress chatukaar called D K Barooah, in his 1974 proclamation, stooped so low as to coin the ominous slogan :

 

"India is Indira and Indira is India".

Barooah soon got disillusioned and left the Congress in disgust. Who is interested in recalling the horrendous days of emergency,the age of sychophancy?

Unless, lessons are learnt, history is bound to get repeated. India failed to learn lessons. Results were obvious. It is unfortunately blessed with a new breed of sychophants to fill the void and relive the horror of autocratic emergency era .

The captive TV Media and BJP’s hired chatukaars in their rhetorics take pride in equating PM Modi with India and vice-versa.

Giving credit to PM Modi for someone else's endeavours , is sinful; an open affront to indians. But, the smart public understands everything and cannot be fooled.


 India is neither Modi, nor is Modi India !

India means our Armed forces, farmers, the marginalised labourers, scientists, teachers , the bureaucrats, Police etc. It also covers celebrated criminals, politicians, their sychophants like the builders mafia, dons, criminals, rapists and hooligans who can incite communal riots, violence with foreign funding, at short notice.

The moot point is : Why should credits actually due to our Armed Forces , farmers, scientists at ISRO,DRDO etc be collected as political brownie points by our Prime Minister ?

Unfair, unjust, unmerited and inequitable.

Will PM Modi stop this and eat into others’ achievements . The public gets the impression that all TV scripts are written in the PMO,focusing only on one person.

War strategies are formulated by the three army chiefs and CDS, not PM Modi. Applauding Modi for all achievements in digital and print media breeds contempt.He is shown either while praying in temples or laying foundation stones.

Let me be upfront . PM Modi must lead the Nation in these hard times. There is no substitute for him.

But he must change his style of functioning by jettisoning autocratic, obdurate and egocentric approach with an overinflated sense of self-worth.

Let him follow the consultative approach in decision making.

A K Saxena ( A former civil servant)

DATE WITH RTI
Behaviour of the PIO
 
During the hearing by video conference, the manner in which the PIO was making her presentations was not at all acceptable and it appeared that she was running the hearing. Despite repeated requests she failed to maintain the decorum of the CIC and continued to speak without listening to the questions raised by the CIC. The Commission was, therefore, constrained to disconnect the audio-conferencing and she was asked to file her written submissions to decide the case. The Commission noted that complete information was provided to the appellant and the appellant is also satisfied with the same. However, the appellant requested the Commission to instruct the concerned PIO to supply the information within the time limit prescribed under the RTI Act. The CIC cautioned the PIO to remain careful while handling the RTI applications in future and to ensure that timely replies are provided to every RTI application handled by her. The CIC also observed that it is necessary to maintain decorum at all times during the hearing and even when the contention is justified, it must be in a language of utmost restraint, always keeping in view that the person making the comment is also fallible.
 
Comments
 
It is the duty of the PIO to behave cordially with the applicant and maintain good behaviour. The PIO should be humble and polite when addressing a Judicial or Quasi-Judicial body.

Citation: Dr S Garg v. University Grants Commission in File No.: CIC/UGCOM/A/2019/639673, Date of Decision: 09/09/2020

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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