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If you really care for freedom, liberty, there cannot be any democracy or liberal institution without politics. The only true antidote to the perversions of politics is more politics and better politics. Not negation of politics.
Insiders say despite heart burning, the Congress party knowing well that BJP is number one enemy, will give hidden support to the SP and BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh. One can now wait and watch.
General perception is that as far as corruption is concerned, Uttarakhand is much ahead of all the states in the country. How to get rid of this blame Rawat saheb ?.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has notified that 10% reservation would be provided to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in central govt posts and services and it would be effective in all Direct Recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after Feb 1, 2019. According to office Memorandum detailed instructions regarding operation of roaster and procedure for implementation of EWS reservation will be issued separately.
The Army restructuring exercise may see increase in number of major generals from 301 to 396.
Key official in the Prime Minister’s Office, Sanjeev Singla is going to Israel in place of Ambassador Pavan Kapoor as Indian Ambassador. He is 1997 batch IFS officer.
Committee for selection of CBI Director will consider 12 eligible persons from 1982 to 1985 batch. Normally only three years batches are considered, but this time a single officer of 1982 batch is heading the panel.
Pranav Nanda, it is said, wants to come back to his cadre. He is a 1988 batch AGMUT cadre IPS officer and presently posted in IB.
Vijay Singh Chauhan has been selected for the appointment in the World Custom Organization (WCO). He will join the organisation as Dy Director in Compliance and Facilitation Directorate. He is a 1992 batch IRS(C&CE) officer. He is the second officer from CBIC who has been offered this important assignment after two decades.
Ajai Saxena has been transferred from Goa to Mizoram. He is a 1984 batch IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.
R K Nayak, Additional CGDA, in addition to his own duties, will perform the duties of the post of CGDA for a period of three months or till the time regular arrangements are made. He is a 1983 batch IDAS officer.
The GoI is believed to have cleared six months extension in service to Maharashtra Chief Secretary D K Jain . He is 1983 batch IAS officer.
Prem Gautam, 2005 batch UP cadre IPS officer, has been given additional charge of Deputy Director (Administration ) in the CBI.
SP CBI Mohit Gupta has been moved to BSFB. He is 2006 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.
SP CBI in Cochin, Shiyas A has been transferred to Mumbai. He is 2008 batch IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
SP EOB, A T Durai has been transferred to Chennai as ACB, CBI, Chennai. He is 2004 batch IPS officer of TamilNadu cadre.
Abhishek Shandilya, SP, CBI, in Raipur has been transferred to Delhi. He is 2007 batch IPS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.
The Administration of Goa has relieved Sheo Pratap Singh, Commissioner & Secretary, PWD in order to join Delhi Government while Sudhir Mahajan Secretary, Urban Development was relieved to join Andman &Nicobar Island Administration.
The Administration of Goa has relieved two IPS officers of 2009 batch: Karthik Kashyap and Ms Priyanka Kashyap for their next posting in State of Mizoram.
Ms Sheela M Jog, Principal Director, Regional Training Institute, Jammu, has been transferred and posted as Accountant General (A&E)-II, Maharashtra, Nagpur. He is a 1995 batch IA&AS officer.
Rahul Rashgotra has been empanelled for holding Additional Director General (ADG) and Additional Director General (ADG) equivalent post in Government of India. He is a 1989 batch IPS officer of Manipur cadre.
Ravi P Singh, Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, has taken over an additional charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director.
The tenure of A K Sharma as Director (Finance), Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is ending in January, 2019. The Government of India is yet to find his successor.
Interviews for the post of Director (Marketing), State Training Corporation of India Limited (STC) are being held on January 31, 2019.
The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has re-advertised the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation Limited (BVFCL) after no suitable candidate was found at selection meeting held on September 7 last year.
The Government of India has advertised the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Engineering Projects (India) Limited lying vacant since October 1, 2018.
CMDE Ajay Kumar Jolly, CMD, Navy, is expected to take over the charge as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, The Jute Corporation of India Limited (JCIL) as tenure of present incumbent K V R Murthy is ending on January 31, 2019.
Gaddam Dharmendra, India’s Ambassador-designate to Iran is likely to assume charge this week. He is an Indian Foreign Service Officer of 1990 batch.
The Board of IDBI Bank has approved the appointment of Rajesh Kandwal as an Additional Director and LIC's Nominee Director on the Board of the Bank
K P Nair and G M Yadwadkar, Deputy Managing Directors of IDBI Bank to continue as DMDs for now following LIC’s 51 per cent stake acquisition in the Bank.
IDBI Bank Board has in its meeting held on January 21, 2019 approved continuation of office of Rakesh Sharma as MD & CEO of the Bank for now following LIC’s 51 per cent stake acquisition in the Bank.
Mrs Vipra Bhal has been appointed as Special Secretary to Chief Minister in Jharkhand. She is a 2006 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.
Only 73 judges out of the 670 judges serving in various high courts are women, the Central government has informed a parliamentary committee.
The Special Judge, CBI Cases, Bhopal has sentenced K K Chourasia, then Senior Manager and Vasant Pawase, then Assistant Manager (credit) of Arera Hills Branch, Central Bank of India, Bhopal, both to undergo three years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 8,000 each causing loss to the bank entering into criminal conspiracy with housing builders.
The Central Bureau of Investigation has transferred 20 SPs and ASPs. Accordingly, A Saravanan, SP/HOB/SCB, Chennai had been transferred as SP, BSFB, Mumbai, Abhishek Shandilya, SP/HoB/ACB Raipur had been transferred as SP/ACB, Delhi, Ram Gopal, SP/HoB/ SCB, Chandigarh had been transferred as SP/SU-I, Delhi, T Rajah Balaji, SP/ACB Delhi had been transferred as SP, CBI Academy, Ghaziabad, Vivek Priyadarshi, SP/ACB, New Delhi had been transferred as SP/ HoB/ACB, Chandigarh, Nirbhay Kumar,SP/EO-II, Delhi will hold additional charge of HoB/ACB, Jodhpur, HC Sharma, SP/HoB/ACB, Jodhpur had been transferred as SP, EO-I, Delhi, P Balachandran, SP/BSFB, Delhi had been transferred as SP/HoB, ACB, Cochin, S K Nair, SP/BSFB, Mumbai had been transferred as SP, ACB, Mumbai, N M P Sinha, ASP/ACB Goa had been transferred as ASP CBI ACB/New Delhi, Ashesh Kumar, ASP/ACB Chennai had been transferred as ASP/HoB/ SCB, Chennai, A K Jha, ASP/ACB, Chennai had been transferred as ASP/ HoB/SCB, Chennai, M K Puri, ASP/ACB Chandigarh had been transferred as In-charge HoB/SCB, Chandigarh, Rafat Moid Khan, ASP AC-VI, Vyapam, Bhopal had ben transferred as ASP/HoB, ACB, Raipur, R N Mishra, ASP/ SCB Lucknow had been transferred as ASP/HoB/ACB, Ghaziabad and Hari Kumar Y. , ASP/ACB, Thiruvatanthapuram had been made In-charge HoB, SCB, Thiruvanathapuram.
NTPC has been awarded for Technology Adaptation & Best Performer (Financial) at 6th PSU Awards by Governance Now, news magazine for governance, policies, politics and people. The Award was received by Ms Nandini Sarkar, Company Secretary, NTPC from Manoj Tiwari, Member of Parliament and Ms Poonam Dhillon, Veteran Actress and Social Activist in a ceremony held on January 17, 2019 at New Delhi.
Chandra Shekhar Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.
Rajat Kumar Mishra has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.
Manish Kumar Gupta has been appointed as Principal Commissioner at Joint Secretary level in DDA. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.
Manish Thakur has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. He is a 1998 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
Ved Prakash has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. He is a 1988 batch IRSE (Civil) officer.
Mrs Vibha Bhalla has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Labour and Employment. She is a 1991 batch IRS-IT officer.
Mrs Rekha Yadav has been appointed as Additional Commissioner, CPFO. She is a 1995 batch IRPS officer.
Ashok Kumar Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.
Dinesh Kumar Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, National Commission for Minorities. He is a 1988 batch IRTS officer.
Rajan Sehgal has been appointed as CMD, NHFDC at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1992 batch IFS officer of Kerala cadre.
Mrs Rekha Shukla has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare. She is a 1989 batch IRS-IT officer.
Mrs Satwant Atwal Trivedi has been appointed as Joint Secretary, NATGRID. She is a 1996 batch IPS officer of HP cadre.
Ramesh Kumar Ganta has been appointed as Joint Secretary & Advisor, NDMA. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.
Rajeev Kandpal has been appointed as Additional CEO, GeM SPV, Department of Commerce. He is a 1995 batch IP & TA & FS officer.
Mrs Meeta Rajivlochan has been appointed as Additional DGFT, Mumbai at Joint Secretary level. She is a 1990 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.
Darpan Jain has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Commerce. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.
Mrs Lamchonghoi Sweety Changsan has been apointed as Joint Secretary, School Education & Literacy. She is a 1994 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
G Ashok Kumar has been appointed as Mission Director, NWM with additional charge of ED Projects, NMCG. He is a 1991 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.
Amit Vardan has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry. He is a 1989 batch IRTS officer.
Jigmat Takpa has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Land Resources. He is a 1990 batch IFS officer of J&K cadre.
Mrs Richa Sharma has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Environment, Forests & Climate Change. She is a 1994 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.
Arvind Kumar Nautiyal has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. He is a 1992 batch IRSME officer.
Santhanan Gopalan has been appointed as DDG, UIDAI, Bangalore. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.
Rambir Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, DoNER. He is a 1993 batch IFS officer of Haryana cadre.
Rajendra Ratnoo has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Industry Policy & Promotion. He is a 2001 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.
Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Atomic Energy. He is a 1989 batch IRAS officer.
Biswajit Banerjee has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Rural Development. He is a 1991 batch IFS officer of UP cadre.
Alok Prem Nagar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Panchayati Raj. He is a 1995 batch IFS officer of HP cadre.
Vijay Varma has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Law & Justice. He is a 1990 batch IRS-IT officer.
Sarvesh Singh has been appointed as CMD, BBNL at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1988 batch IRSSE Officer.
Rakesh Asthana has taken over the charge as DG, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS). He is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Gujarat cadre.
Arun Kumar Sharma has taken over the charge as ADG, CRPF. He is a 1987 batch IPS officer.
V V Satya Sreenivas has been appointed as CVO, National Mineral Development Corporation Limited (NMDC), Hyderabad with additional charge of Visakhapatnam Port Trust. H eis a 1995 batch IRSME officer.
Ajay Kumar Rana has been appointed as CVO, Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Delhi. He is a 1988 batch IRSME officer.
Gulab Chandra Rai has been appointed as CVO, State Trading Corporation Limited (STC). He is a 1992 batch ITS officer.
Ashish Kumar has been appointed as CVO, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL), Delhi. He is a 1989 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.
Rajeev Saxena has been appointed as CVO, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Delhi. He is a 1995 batch IRSS officer.
Sameer Rastogi has been appointed as CVO, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF), Mumbai. He is a 1988 batch IFS officer of HP cadre.
Saroj Kumar Sadangi has been appointed as CVO, Coal India Limited, Kolkata. He is a 1988 batch IRSS officer.
Ms Seema Sharma has been appointed as CVO, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Delhi. She is a 1994 batch IRTS officer.
Steephan L has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce. He is a 2007 batch IRS-C&CE officer.
HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd has appointed Parag Shah as an Independent Director of the company w.e.f. January 22, 2019.
Zensar Technologies Ltd has appointed Anant Vardhan Goenka as an Additional Director of the company.
Sandeep Akolkar has quit as Chief Financial Officer of Essar Shipping .
Kalpa Commercial Ltd has appointed Kamal Sharma as the Additional Director of the company.
Vishwavir Saran Das has quit as Non- Executive Independent Director of Asian Granito India Limited.
Asthana was bailed out of CBI mess by his friends and now next few days he shall be placed at some important DG post in NIA or elsewhere. This reflects the total mess that we are in. Corrupts have their way as never before.
Political system of our country needs to be matured
Yes that is where political system of our country needs to be matured on ground level. He worked so hard and innovative but no takers for his work. These kind of things promote bureaucrats to alienate with political parties. Sad.
Difficulties in filing online RTI application
The CBDT conveyed to the CIC that the online application filed by the Complainant had not been attended to properly by the then PIO and that it was admitted that on receipt of the notice for hearing before the CIC, they learnt about the lapses on their part. The First Appeal that was filed online had also not been attended to about which the Respondent feigned ignorance. The CIC expressed its displeasure on the casual and callous approach adopted by the respondent in responding to the RTI application. With regards to the imposition of penalty u/s 20(1) of the RTI, Act it was stated that the RTI Application was received on the portal, which may not have been accessible to the then CPIO for reasons better known to him. After taking over the charge, the current CPIO had obtained the user ID and password to operationalize the access to the online applications. Penalty was not imposed and the CIC cautioned the PIO to exercise due care in future to ensure that information is furnished timely to the RTI applicant.
Online filing of RTI Applications was launched with the expectations that it would make the process easy and convenient. In this case, the Respondent admitted that there were a large number of issues in handling the online RTI applications due to technical problems and unskilled manpower. It appears that the whole system of online filing of RTI Applications needs a review.
Citation: Mr. Shiv Kirti Singh v. CPIO M/o. Finance in Complaint No. CIC/BS/C/2015/000189-BJ, Dept. of Revenue CBDT, Date of Decision: 17.04.2017, 29.11.2018
Dr. Anuradha Verma (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the co-author of the books: RIGHT TO INFORMATION – LAW AND PRACTICE and PIO’s guide to RTI. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at http://www.rtifoundationofindia.com/