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This is History (2214)

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Who will be Bhumihar leader to replace Manoj Sinha ?

Manoj Sinha is out from political arena after becoming the LG of J&K. Now the question is who will replace him as Bhumihar leader ? Sanjay Roy is, however, said to be emerging as a Bhumihar leader.

 

 

 

 

Will Fadnavis be given Bihar's responsibility ?

BJP is likely to send Devendra Fadnavis from Mumbai to Patna. It is said that he will be given strategic responsibility in the forthcoming assembly elections in Bihar. Till then wait and watch for the party's decision.

 

 

 


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Bangalore DRM A K Verma in race for CMD, ONGC

An IRSE officer presently working as DRM, Bangalore, A K Verma is said to be in the race for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC).

CIC registers higher disposal rate amid Covid-19 pandemic

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has continued its hearings amid the spread of COVID-19 and disposed of the cases routinely. The Chief Information Commissioner, Bimal Julka managed hearings during total lockdown period and ensured timely disposal of the cases. Interestingly, the disposal rate goes higher than the usual. The pandemic was not a major stumbling block to disposing of the cases.

Vikram Doraiswami to succeed Das on October 1

1992 batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Vikram Doraiswami  will succeed Riva Ganguly Das on October 1 Ambassador of India to Bangladesh. He is currently serving as additional secretary in-charge of international organisations and summits at the headquarters of the external affairs ministry in Delhi.

Tenure of Abhay Singh as DIG, CBI extended

The deputation tenure of Abhay Singh as Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Central Bureau of Investigation, has been extended till June 29, 2021. He is a 2002 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

Pravin Mandloi inducted as Superintendent of Police, CBI

Pravin Mandloi has been inducted as Superintendent of Police in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). He is an IPS officer of MP cadre.

Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General V Ravindran goes on long leave

V Ravindran, Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General, has gone on long leave. His charge has been distributed amongst the other Deputy Comptroller & Auditor Generals in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India. He is a 1983 batch IA & AS officer.

Rajiv Kumar Singh selected for MD, NEHHDC

A lone candidate Rajiv Kumar Singh has been selected for the post of Managing Director, North Eastern Handicrafts & Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC),  at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on August 14, 2020.

Mrs. Neera N Saxena recommended for GM & Director, NICL

Mrs. Neera N Saxena has been recommended for the posts of General Manager & Director in National Insurance Company Ltd (NICL).

Ministry of S &T preparing new STIP-2020

The process of formulation of Science Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP)-2020 has been initiated. The policy formulation process, based on four interlinked tracks covering cover nearly 15,000 stakeholders, also involves inclusion of inputs through community radio and for the first time, India is recording the voice of the voiceless through community radio.

Applications invited against the vacant posts of 2019

Interested officials who want to apply for the posts of Judicial and Administrative Members in CAT , can apply till August 20, 2020. Vacancies for seven  Administrative Members and 13 Judicial Members posts in CAt arisen during the year 2019.  Process to fill up these posts started from July 27, 2020.

Three IAS officers get new jobs in Maharashtra

Mrs. Vinita Vaid-Singhal has been appointed as Secretary (Labour), Industries, Energy and Labour Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai, while  Anup Kumar Yadav was posted as Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai and Dilip Halde is Managing Director, Maharashtra State Co-operative Marketing Federation, Mumbai in Maharashtra.

10 IAS Probationers get postings in MP

As many as 10 IAS Probationers of 2018 batch have been given postings after training in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, Pratham Kaushik has been posted as SDO Revenue Mandla, while Siddharth Jain was appointed as SDO Revenue, Lakhanadaun, Seoni and Ms Tapasya Parihar is SDO Revenue, Sendhwa, Barwani. Similarly, Shishir Gemavat has been appointed as SDO, Revenue, Petlawad, Jhabua; Abhishek Chaudhari as SDO, Revenue Pushprajgarh, Anuppur; Sangh Priya as SDO, Revenue Sehora, Jabalpur; Ms Harsimaranpreet Kaur as SDO, Revenue Chanderi, Ashoknagar; Shyambir as SDO, Revenue, Jobat, Alirajpur and Akshya Kumar Temrawal was posted as SDO, Revenue, Raghogarh, Guna.

Six Judges of Allahabad HC to retire in 2020

A total of 6 judges of Allahabad High Court will retire this year. They are justices-Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal (Retirement- September 23, 2020), Shashi Kant Gupta ( Retirement-November 13, 2020), Abhinava Upadhya (Retirement-November 2, 2020), B Amit Sthalekar (Retirement-December 24, 2020), Rahul Bhargava (Retirement-November 17, 2020) and Ashok Kumar (Retirement-September 2, 2020).

Honorary Commissions for Army Personnel

The list of Army personnel who have been honoured with honorary commissions on the occasion of 74th Independence Day-2020 is attached to following link.

https://static.pib.gov.in//WriteReadData/userfiles/NEWS%20MAT%20ENGLISH%20ID2020%20(1).pdf

926 Police personnel get medals on Independence Day

A total of 926 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2020.  Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 215 police personnel for their conspicuous gallant action. President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service has been awarded to 80 police personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 631 police personnel.  Among the majority of the 215 Gallantry Awards, 123 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir, 29 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing extremism affected areas and 8 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 55 are from CRPF, 81 are from J&K police, 23 are from Uttar Pradesh and 16 are from Delhi Police, 14 are from Maharashtra  and  12 are from Jharkhand and the remaining from the other States/UTs and Central Armed Police Forces.

https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/GALLANTRYANDSERVICEMEDAL_2020.PDF

Dr Indra Iyer quits as Chief Director, TPRU

Dr Indra Iyer has resigned from the post of Chief Director (Tax Research) in Tax Policy Research Unit.

Chandigarh IAS & IPS officers decline to accept commendation certificates

The IAS and IPS officers of Chandigarh UT Administration have resolved not to accept any commendation certificate against their services rendered during Covid-19 pandemic. They ascribe the services as a part of their normal duty.

 

Minor reshuffle of IAS officers in Gujarat

As many as five IAS officers have been given new jobs in Gujarat. Accordingly, Mrs Anuradha Mall has been appointed as Director General, Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, Ahmedabad, while K M Bhimjiyani was made Settlement Commissioner & Director of Land Records, Gandhinagar and Swaroop P gets posting as Municipal Commissioner, Vadodara Municipal Corporation. Besides, N B Upadhayay has been appointed as Secretary, Animal Husbandry, Cow Breeding & Fisheries and Manish Bhardwaj is posted as Agriculture, Farmers Welfare and Cooperation.

Dr Rao appointed Additional Director, Ashok Leyland

Dr C Bhaktavatsala Rao has been appointed as an Additional Director on the Board of Ashok Leyland.

Vishal Surve appointed CFO, Mudra Financial Services

Vishal Surve has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Mudra Financial Services Ltd.

Shashi Chandra appointed Independent Director, SSPDL Ltd.

Shashi Chandra has been appointed as an Additional Director (Independent Director) of SSPDL Limited.

Vangallu K appointed Director, Ashiana Agro Industries Ltd.

Vangallu K has been appointed as Director, on the Board of Directors of Ashiana Agro Industries Limited.

Udit Agarwal is Additional Director, Genus Prime Infra Ltd.

Udit Agarwal has been appointed as an Additional Director, Genus Prime Infra Ltd.

Vishal Surve appointed CFO, Mudra Financial Services

Vishal Surve has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Mudra Financial Services Ltd.

FORUM

“Non-governance Unlimited”

This refers to the views expressed by one Prasad “ Narcissist rule under Modi” in WIC Forum dated August 10.The post merely reveals half-truths.

After taking over the governance by Modi-led NDA in 2014, the Modi sarkar raised public expectations  of economic revival, creating millions of jobs. First two years were action-packed with announcement of schemes, programmes, plans.

Demonetisation topped the list of mis-adventures for sheer lack of success and the havoc that it inflicted on the economy. Ignoring the advice of two successive RBI governors: Raghuram Rajan and Urjit Patel, Modi sarkar sucked out 86% of the currency in circulation by value in Indian economy. currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 were withdrawn in the hope that that the move would eliminate all black money from the system along with fake currencies. And, we all know the history thereafter.

Modi Sarkar claimed that 99.7% of the currency came from the system  into banking stream. But, there was no black money dividend to the tune of Rs 25 lakh crores, as expected. But, there were huge losses of jobs due to partial  closure of  lakhs of SMEs, slumps in construction and farming sectors. Massive hardships to lower and middle classes. Long queues of accounts holders for withdrawing their own money. The sarkar failed on its stated objectives of combating terror funding, counterfeit  notes and black money besides wiping out joblessness. Having said that, Atmanirbharta is the only lollypop for the public.

Consider specifics.

 

Fraudsters including Vijay Mallya and two Modis businessmen stealthily left the country. Vijay Mallya fled  through diplomatic channel at Delhi airport, carrying some 300 bags (as per Enforcement Directorate). Mallya, by his own admission, had met the late Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the corridors of Parliament before fleeing. Rest is known to everyone.

Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi fled without repaying the loans taken from PSU banks, running into lakhs of crores of rupees. NPA rising exponentially. No accountability, no penalty for bankers for dereliction of duties.  PM Modi’s friend Gautam Adani won the contract for building and operating  six airports. Criteria for winning contracts to run the airports were changed.

We know  PM loves to advertise his achievements to earn political brownie points, so much so, that a parliamentary question revealed that the government spent about Rs 5000 crores of tax payer money out of publicity budget for  advertising government's ‘achievements’. History is repeating itself as no lessons were learnt from UPA-1 and 2’s multiple scams.

Freedom of Speech is fair enough. But, unbridled  publicity by TV channels owned by business tycoons ,is questionable. Nothing is pro bono in the world. I refrain from expressing further due to current security scenario facing the country.

Misuse of discretionary powers  is rampant in appointment matters including those to Constitutional positions. Cases of appointment of pliable, favourite bureaucrats by a caucus, is open secret. Grace marks for regional considerations. Is PM Modi oblivious of the goings-on.

Under UPA-I &II, there was free flow of money by touts to extra-constitutional persons in fixing appointments.

No longer under existing NDA dispensation.

PM Modi  is unquestionably honest and incorruptible.

But, he is a politician ,too. His advisors within  and outside including extra-constitutional bodies, are not worth trusting .

A K Saxena ( A former civil servant)

DATE WITH RTI

 Filing an application to the “concerned” public authority

The Appellant sought information regarding a recruitment rally conducted by the Punjab Regimental Centre, Ramgarh Cantt. Jharkhand from the Cantonment Board, Ramgarh. The Appellant was aggrieved with the fact that the Respondent office did not transfer the RTI Application to the concerned public authority and that CPIO replied on the RTI Application only after expiry of the 30 day time period and two days after First Appeal was filed, and that too for returning the RTI Application. The CIC observed that by his own admission, the Appellant was aware that the information sought pertained to Punjab Regimental Centre, yet he filed the RTI Application with a completely unrelated public authority i.e the Respondent office, Cantonment Board, Ramgarh. The CIC did not find any scope for intervention in the reply of the PIO reply and condoned the delay in replying on the RTI Application while disposing the appeal.

Comments

Section 6(1)(a) of RTI Act provides that the RTI Application should be filed to the concerned public authority. The act put an onus on the applicant to file the application to the concerned authority if he knows who is holding the information. An applicant should not file an application to anyone expecting that he would find the right public authority and would transfer the RTI Application to the relevant public authority under section 6(3).

Citation: Rahul Kumar v. Cantonment Board in File No: CIC/IARMY/A/2018/163631, Date of Decision: 22/07/2020

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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