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Who will be new CIC – Sudhir Bhargava ?

sWho will be new Chief Information Commissioner ?.Tie is said to be between outgoing Member of PM’s Economic Advisory Body & noted Economist & newspaper columnist Surjit Bhalla  and Member Information Commission Sudhir Bhargava. In all probability, Sudhir Bhargava - a former 1979 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre - will make it.

New CBI Chief to be from North India ?


sIt is widely believed that the new CBI Chief would be from the North India.


Two names sent to ACC for Chairman of CBIC ?


sTwo names are believed to have been sent to ACC by  the COS for Chairman CBIC. Persons with less than six months service will not be considered for the post.

Extension to IB and R &AW Chief –thanks to election results !

Rajiv Jain IB jha ips 80sIn the corridors of power it is said that six months extension in service to the IB and R&AW Chief is the outcome of the five state assembly election results. One need not elaborate.

New Member of Election Commission soon

New Member of the Election Commission is being appointed this month only. S/he will be a new face.

Three DG level vacancies in GoI

There are going to be three DG level vacancies in the Government of India. The vacancies are NDRF, Natgrid and the National Human Rights Commission.

Justice Jaiswal to be CJ of High Court ?

sdJustice Pankaj Jaiswal of the Madhya Pradesh High Court is all set to become Chief Justice of a State in North-East.

New CS, DGP soon after accession of Ashok Gehlot as CM, Rajasthan

aThe fate of bureaucracy will be decided soon after the accession of Ashok Gehlot as Chief Minister. The newly formed Government is whispered to appoint new Chief Secretary (CS) and Director General of Police (DGP) apart from reshuffle of other officials after the swearing-in ceremony in Rajasthan.

O P Rawat's initiative appreciated


sAt a gathering in Delhi, Former CEC O P Rawat's initiative about counting  of votes was appreciated by all. In MP assembly elections obtaining a certificates was mandatory before starting next round of counting. Though, this process was long but there was no demand for recounting.


Mrs Nagma M Mallik to be back in MEA


sMrs Nagma M Mallik , currently India’s High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam, will be posted back in Ministry of External Affairs. She is a 1991 batch Indian Foreign Service officer.

Tanmaya Lal appointed High Commissioner to Mauritius


Tanmaya Lal , presently Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York, has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Mauritius. He is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 1991 batch.


T.C. Barupal to be next Ambassador to Republic of Guinea

T.C. Barupal, presently Consul General of India, Zanzibar has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Guinea.

Tenure of Saurabh Kumar as Counsellor (Coord), Embassy of India, Moscow extended


The tenure of Saurabh Kumar as Counsellor (Coordination), Embassy of India, Moscow, has been extended upto April 30, 2020. He is a 2003 batch IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Deputation period of IAS officer extended for two more years

GoI has given the approval for extension of inter - State deputation of Smt Alaknanda Dayal from Punjab to UP cadre for a further period of two years beyond December 17, 2018, She is a 2000 batch IAS officer.

Puneet Gulati relieved to take up foreign assignment as Tax Policy Advisor

The Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) has relieved Puneet Gulati of cadre responsibility for foreign assignment as 'Tax Policy Advisor' for Tax Policy and Administration Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information For Tax purposes at the OECD, Paris. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Post of Mission Director, National Water Mission downgraded to Joint Secretary level

The Additional Secretary level post of Mission Director, National Water Mission (NWM) has been downgraded to the level of Joint Secretary for a period of two years.

Manish Shanker Sharma empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI

sadManish Shanker Sharma has been empanelled for holding Joint Secretary and Joint Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India. He is a 1992 batch IPS officer of MP cadre.

RBI to receive shortlisted YES Bank Chairman probables list on Jan 9

The 'Search & Selection Committee' and the Board of Directors of YES Bank will make the final recommendation for the shortlisted names for post of Non Executive Chairman which will be submitted to the Reserve Bank of India by the Board of Directors post their next meeting scheduled on January 9, 2019. 

Six months extension to Advisor/Consultant Prasar Bharti

Prasar Bharati Board (PB) has given six months extension  in the tenure of four Contractual engagement till June 30, 2019. They are – Mrs. Aparna Vaish, Advisor, Dhiranjan Malvey, Advisor, Dr Awadhesh Kumar Saxena, Consultant and A K Barua, Legal Consultant.

Technical resignation of IRS officer accepted

Technical resignation tendered by Abhinav Yadav,Dy Director, has been accepted w e f Decmber 16, 2918. He is an IRS(C&CE) officer.

B Murali Kumar gets additional charge

B Murali Kumar, DGIT (Inv), Chennai, has been assigned additional charges of PrCCIT, CCIT-I and CCIT (TDS), Chennai.

President approves withdrawal of resignation by Justice Nakka Balayogi


The President of India has approved the request of withdrawal of resignation by  Justice Nakka Balayogi, Judge, High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Justice Nakka Balayogi will continue as Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad.


Manjit Singh gets Selection Grade since June 2005

Manjit Singh, Joint Commissioner of Income Tax has been placed in Selection Grade with effect from June 2005. He is an IRS-IT officer.

Ashok Kumar transferred as Director (Stores), TC, Railway Board

Ashok Kumar of Northern Railway, has been transferred as Director (Stores),

Transformation Cell, Railway Board. He is an IRSS officer.

Post of CMD, Telecommunications Consultants Ltd advertised

The Government of India has advertised the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Telecommunications Consultants (India) Limited.

DoPT in search of JS level officer for Member, SSC

The Department of Personnel and Training is in search of a Joint Secretary level officer for filling up the post of Member, Staff Selection Commission, New Delhi.

Reshuffle of IAS officers in UP

A large number of IAS officers have been transferred and posted to different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, Dr Kajal has been appointed as Director, Local-Self Government while Prakash Chandra Shrivastava was made Special Secretary, Home and Sunil Kumar is Controller, Legal measure. Similarly, Shruti Singh has been appointed as MD, Medical Supply; R P Pandey as Special Secretary, Home; Rajkamal Yadav as Special Secretary, Secretariat; Krishna Kumar as Additional CEO, Greater Noida; C Indumati as Additional Sugarcane Commissioner; Neha Sharma as Commissioner, Ferozabad; Kedarnath Singh as Special Secretary, Tourism; Anil Mishra as Director, State Nutrition Mission; Grish Verma as Additional CEO, UPEIDA; Chandra Bhushan Singh as Vice Chairman, Aligarh Development Authority; Bhavan Shrivastava as MD, Small Scale Industries; Shamim Ahmed as Commissioner, Aligarh; Faisal as Additoinal Commissioner, Kanpur; Gyaneshwar as Special Secretary, Medical Education; Ram Manohar as Special Secretary, Small Industries and Avanish Sharma was made Secretary, Labour.

Parimal Rai to be new CS of Goa


Parimal Rai IAS UTParimal Rai has been appointed new Chief Secretary of Goa. A 1985 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer was posted in Chandigarh.


Parida appointed Advisor to Administrator Chandigarh

Parida manoj kumar  86 IAS UTManoj Kumar Parida , 1986 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer, has been appointed new Advisor to Administrator Chandigarh.

Sharma join Delhi govt


Dharmendra Sharma 88 IAS AGMUDharmendra Sharma has been transferred from Goa to Delhi Government. He is a 1988 batch AGMUT cadre IAS officer.

Three IAS officers shifted in Punjab


Mrs Kalpana Mittal Baruah has been appointed as ACS-cum-Financial Commissioner, Revenue & Rehabilitation while Manikant Prasad Singh was made ACS-cum-Financial Commissioner, Taxation and Mrs Surabhi Malik is made Chairman, Improvement Trust, Patiala in Punjab.


Light Utility Helicopter Project achieves another milestone
ight Utility Helicopter Project achieves another milestone

Soon after flying at 6 KMs altitude recently, the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project of HAL gathered momentum as the third prototype (PT3) made its maiden flight on December 14, 2018. The chopper was flown by Test Pilots, Wg Cdr (Retd) Anil Bhambhani and Gp. Capt (Retd) M R Anand V M. The flight was flawless and this prototype would augment development flight testing in conjunction with other two Prototypes towards Certification. Based on the feedback from flight testing of PT1 and PT2, PT3 is built to the standard of deliverable configuration. R Madhavan, CMD-HAL says, with this achievement, LUH is now close to production clearance and HAL is confident of meeting requirements of the Armed Forces. The successful completion of first flight of third prototype of LUH is a quantum leap and will soon replace the ageing fleet of Cheetah/Chetak, says Arup Chatterjee, Director (Engg., R&D) HAL. The LUH is a 3-ton class new generation single engine helicopter indigenously designed and developed by Rotary Wing Research and Design Center (RWR&DC) of HAL. First flight of LUH PT-1 was carried on September 6, 2016 and the second Prototype flew on May 22, 2017.  High altitude cold weather trials of LUH is planned in January 2019.


PM inaugurates New Airport Complex at Bamrauli Airport
PM inaugurates New Airport Complex at Bamrauli Airport


A new airport complex at Bamrauli Airport in Prayagraj District of Uttar Pradesh was inaugurated on December 16, 2018 by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The inauguration took place in the august presence of Ram Naik, Governor of Uttar Pradesh; Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation; Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh, Sidharth Nath Singh, Minister of Medical & Health, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Nand Gopal Gupta “Nandi”, Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shyama Charan Gupta, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha). In his address, PM applauded the efforts made by Airports Authority of India to complete the project of New Airport Complex in record 11 months and congratulated Suresh Prabhu Minister of Civil Aviation and team of AAI. Airports Authority of India, under the supervision of the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to provide air connectivity and develop and upgrade airport infrastructure across the country. Due to the proactive measures being undertaken by the government, India is already one of the fastest growing civil aviation markets in the world. The New Airport Complex of BamrauliAirport has been developed by the Airports Authority of India, at a cost of Rs.164Crores. Bamrauli Airport belongs to the Indian Air Force and AAI maintains a Civil Enclave there. The previous Civil Enclave had an area of 0.8 acres with constrained operations through a small Terminal Building. 


Corporate Communication Meet of NTPC held
Corporate Communication Meet of NTPC held


Two day 29th Corporate Communication Meet of NTPC was held in Vindhyachal  - the largest Power station of NTPC on December 14-15, 2018. The inaugural of the program was addressed by A N Verma , ED (HR) , A K  Tewary, ED Vindhyachal and BUHs of Singrauli and Rihand Shri Debashis Sen and A K Mukherjee. Gurdeep Singh , CMD, NTPC;  S Roy, Director (HR) and A K Gupta, Director (Commercial ) also addressed the Meet through video conferencing, which was a source of great encouragement for Corporate Communication professionals from NTPC projects across the country. KM Prashanth, AGM(CC) gave an overview of the two days plan and Uttam lal , GM(HR), Vindhyachal proposed vote of thanks.


Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Samudra Manthan Award 2018


Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust wins Samudra Manthan Award JNPT over the years has been fully focussed on setting up facilities which boost EXIM trade and reduce cost of operations and save time. Innovative measures have been implemented at the Port which has resulted in all-round improvement in efficiency. Recognising these initiatives, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, India’s Premier Container Port has been conferred with “Innovative Port of the year” award in the Ruby category at the 6th Samudra Manthan Awards 2018. Aligned with the vision of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, JNPT has initiated several reforms towards being a paperless port which would help in ease of doing business with the port. JNPT has been implementing several infrastructure and digitization measures for the benefit of its customers. RDE (Radiological Detection equipment), RFID based Gate automation (Radio Frequency Identification), DPE (Direct Port Entry) DPD (Direct port Delivery), Logistic Data Bank tagging are some of the service introduced by JNPT which has benefited the EXIM Trade. All these initiatives contributed to the emergence of JNPT as the winner in the 'Innovative Port of the year'.  Accepting the award on behalf of JNPT, Neeraj Bansal, Chairman-in-Charge, JNPT said, “JNPT is committed to bring full transparency in its operations and deploy technological advances to benefit the EXIM Trade. These awards which recognise and appreciate the trade-friendly steps being implemented at JNPT will spur the team further to work harder and raise the efficiency-bar to next level”. From the total 14 categories of Samudra Manthan award, JNPT was the winner in the “Innovative Port of the year” in Ruby category. The award was instituted by Bhandarkar Shipping, which is a leading publication in the maritime industry. It aims to fuel healthy competition in the maritime sector and impart an impetus to the industry to emerge stronger to work for the benefit of trade and the economy.


Pranab Kumar Das appointed as Chairman, CBIC


Pranab Kumar Das has been appointed as Chairman, Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) on superannuation of S Ramesh.  Das is a 1983 batch IRS-C&CE officer.


Post of Madhukar Gupta upgraded to Additional Secretary level

The post of Madhukar Gupta as Joint Secretary, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) has been upgraded to the level of Additional Secretary. He is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

Ms Madhavi Goradia Divan appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India

Ms Madhavi Goradia Divan, Advocate, has been appointed as Additional Solicitor General of India (ASGI) in the Supreme Court of India.


 Gaurav  Dwivedi  to be Secy to CM in C’garh

Gaurav  Dwivedi, 1995 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre had been made Secretary to newly appointed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Pravin Shukla to be OSD to C’garh CM

Pravin Shukla would be OSD to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

T S Sonwani to be Spl Secy to C’garh CM

T S Sonwani, currently posted as Commissioner, Surguja division had been appointed as Special Secretary to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel.

Taran P. Sinha to Head DPR in Chhattisgarh

Taran Prakash Sinha had been given charge of Public Relations Department in Chhattisgarh.He is 2012 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.


Ms Gayathri quits as Dir of Reliance Naval and Engg

Ms Comal Ramachandran Gayathri has quit as Director of Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd due to her preoccupation.

Ms Kumari is CS of Value Industries

Value Industries Limited has appointed Ms Samridhi Kumari as Company Secretary of the company.

Yadav is Addl Dir of Madhur Industries

Madhur Industries Ltd has appointed Subhash Yadav as an Additional Director of the company.

Mrs Shah is Dir of Mitshi India

Mitshi India Ltd has appointed Mrs Deepa Kumar Shah as Director of the company.

Mrs Kariya is Addl. Dir of Caprihans India

Caprihans India Ltd has appointed Mrs Ankita J Kariya as an Additional Director of the



Nation needs Modi for 10 years

Bharat needs PM Narendra Modi for 10 years, then only this country develops. After PV Narasimha Rao, He is only bold PM. May God Bless him with enough strength.




Real test of Congress came in Vidhan Sabha elections


The Congress, which had split between certain and uncertain political future and been political exile for 15 years after a string of defeats one after another and teetering on the edge of total political wipeout, proved its mettle in Madhya Pradesh.  The results will augur well for Congress and seen as the catalyst for the new political developments in the State. However, the BJP did not suffer a humiliating defeat. But the BJP was clearly on the ropes. The Congress, which is riding the crest of a wave of win by the lowest margin, has to face Lok Sabha elections in 2019. The vote percent of BJP in MP is more than Congress and it can be realized by BJP in the same. The fight of Lok Sabha is likely to be neck and neck between Congress and BJP.


Sunil Salve

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