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POLITICS (2020-01-20)

This is History (2035)

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

 

 

 

Is Congress high command confused or...?

Congress party's two lawyers - Kapil Sibbal and Salman Khursheed- say that states can't oppose CAA since it is passed by the Parliament. Now the question is why Congress leaders- Sonia, Rahul, Priyanka and CMs of Congress ruled states are opposing the CAA for the last one month ? Is it a political gimmick of the party or to confuse the people on the issue ?  

 

 

Is BJP fighting Delhi Election for graceful defeat ?

In the political circles it is heard that in the Delhi Assembly election, BJP is fighting for defeat with grace. In the last election, BJP could win only three seats while Congress drew a blank.

 

 

DEBATE

Who are the three Prime Ministerial candidates in the country ?

Given the present day politics when there seems to be no match to PM Narendra Modi, who are the three Prime Ministerial candidates across all the political parties in the country. Mail your views to mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com  OR suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com

 

 


 

 

OUR SURVEY

Gone are the days when politics used to be a taboo for Indian women, Now with each passing day, women are becoming more and more inclined towards politics as also towards other fields. Among them some are not only young but also multi-talented thus adding a new glamour quotient to Indian politics.

India has sent 78 women lawmakers to the 17th Lok Sabha - the highest ever - and while there are veterans like Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi, there are also celebrities Hema Malini.  The Lower House also has some new faces such as Nusrat Jahan.

whispersinthecorridors.com has identified few such female politicians and asked its surfers to give their opinion as to who among them were more glamorous and talented as well. And the first six chosen by our surfers are (1) Ms. Saroj Pandey , (2) Mrs. Priyanka Gandhi , (3) Mrs. Smriti Irani (4) Mrs. Supriya Sule (5) Mrs. Dimple Yadav and Mrs. Nusrat Jahan. 

https://www.whispersinthecorridors.com/pdf/glamorouswomain.pdf

 

K V Kamath no political assignment but as Advisor to Finance Ministry ? (2020-01-20)

Latest whispers are that K V Kamath, currently Head of New Development Bank of BRICS countries, may be taken in as Advisor in the Finance Ministry after his return  from his present assignment in May. One thing is certain with this wide publicity, he will not be Minister Finance.

IAS lobby wants Rly Board Chief from their fraternity ? (2020-01-20)

Whispers are that the IAS lobby is now keen that the next CEO, Railway Board should be from their fraternity.

ED meeting in Bangalore (2020-01-20)

According to sources, this time the quarterly meeting of the ED is being held in Bangalore on January 22 & 23.

Nripendra Mishra is Chairman of Society of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (2020-01-20)

The Society of Nehru Memorial Museum & Library (NMML), New Delhi, has been reconstituted with appointing Nripendra Misra, ex-Principal Secretary to Prime Minister as Chairman. Besides, A Surya Prakash, Chairman, Prasar Bharti has been appointed as Vice-Chairman, while Kapil Kapoor, Academic, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Chairman, ICCR and Swapan Dasgupta, Journalist are Members. AS & FA, Ministry of Culture, Joint Secretary (A&A), Ministry of Culture and Director, NMML will be Ex-officio Members in the Society.

Orders for next Northern & Southern Army Commanders expected this week (2020-01-20)

The orders for both Northern and Southern Army Commanders are expected this week.

Lt Gen C P Mohanty probable for post of Southern Army Commander (2020-01-20)

Lt Gen C P Mohanty also top contender now for the post of Southern Army Commander.Orders can be issued any day now.

Lt Gen Y K Joshi probable for post of Northern Army Commander (2020-01-20)

Lt Gen Y K Joshi remains probable candidate as Northern Army Commander.Orders could be issued any day now.

Lt Gen S K Saini to assume charge as VCOAS on Jan 25 (2020-01-20)

Lt Gen S K Saini to assume charge as Vice Chief Of Army Staff on January 25, 2020.

Pramod Agrawal to be third IAS officer to serve as CMD, CIL (2020-01-20)

A 1991 batch IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre, Pramod Agrawal will be third IAS officer to serve as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Coal India Limited (CIL) after two IAS officers rendered their services to this post in CIL history. Sutirtha Bhattacharya, a 1985 batch IAS officer Telangana cadre, S Narsing Rao, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre, enjoyed this Additional Secretary level post of CMD before the non-IAS incumbent Anil Kumar Jha.

J&K :DGP has no deployment powers (2020-01-20)

In J&K, DGP has been divested of all powers to deploy cops in the state. According to an order, now Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, Security Advisor to LG, in consultation with Special Security Advisor, K Vijay Kumar, MHA, will execute the transfer postings of SHOs and other police officers.

Decision on DGP, UP after R Day (2020-01-20)

As per available indication, GoI will decide the fate of DGP of UP after Republic Day. O P Singh is scheduled to retire this month end as DGP. He is a 1983 batch IPS officer.

A K Sahay assumes charge as Ambassador to Mali (2020-01-20)

Anjani Kumar Sahay has assumed charge as India’s Ambassador to Republic of Mali. He is an Indian Foreign Service officer of 2003 batch.

Keki Mistry’s term as VC of HDFC Bank gets over (2020-01-20)

Keki Mistry, Vice Chairman of HDFC Bank, has completed a consecutive term of eight years at the close of business hours on January 18, 2020 and has accordingly relinquished his office as Vice Chairman of the Bank.

HDFC Bank okays re-appointment of Kaizad Bharucha as ED (2020-01-20)

The Board of Directors of HDFC Bank has approved the re-appointment of Kaizad Bharucha as an Executive Director on the Board of the Bank for a period of three years w.e.f. June 13, 2020 (upon expiration of his term on June 12, 2020), subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India and the shareholders of the Bank.

Six CSS officers appointed JS (2020-01-20)

As many as six CSS officers have been appointed Joint Secretaries (in-situ) in SAG and posted in different ministries / departments. Accordingly, S K Jha will join Health and Family Welfare, Satyajit Mishra goes to DoPT, Rohit Mathur - Petroleum & NG, R K Singh  - Culture, Deen Bandhu Singh  - Staff Selection Commission and Shreyasi Chaudhary goes to NDMA.

IRS officer Samuel\'s retirement request accepted (2020-01-20)

The Voluntary Retirement notice of Phillip Samuel, IRS(C&CE) officer, has been accepted w.e.f. January 31, this year. He is an Asst Commissioner and posted in Kochi.

Why interviews for CMD, AYCL delayed ? (2020-01-20)

The Government of India is yet to hold interviews for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Andrew Yule & Co Ltd (AYCL). Last date for applying for the post was October 9, 2019.

Ms Renuka Gera - strong contender for Director (IS&P), BHEL (2020-01-20)

Ms Renuka Gera, Executive Director, BHEL, appears to be strong contender for the post of Director (Industrial Systems & Products), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) falling vacant in November 2020 with the retirement of incumbent S Balakrishnan.

 
Dr K B K Bora assigned clinical post in Rlys (2020-01-20)

Dr. K B K Dora, presently posted with Central Railway, had been - on attaining 62 years of age on January 24, 2020 - posted with Western Railway in Clinical Post which is Senior Consultant/Health in SAG Scale. He is an IRMS officer.

Dr Memuna Bahadur assigned clinical post in Rlys (2020-01-20)

Dr Memuna Bahadur presently posted with Central Railway had been  - on attaining 62 years of age on January 19, 2020 - posted with Western Railway in Clinical Post which is Senior Consultant/Health in SAG Scale.He is an IRMS officer.

Wakankar and Mukherjee to be DG (2020-01-20)

Two IIS officers Nitin Wakankar and Ms Monideepa Mukharjee are set to become DG after ACC approval. Wakankar is posted in CBI as ADG while Ms Mukherjee is working as ADG, PIB in Delhi.

Punjab Government to file appeal in HC (2020-01-20)

Punjab Government is going to file an appeal in the High Court against the verdict of the CAT - setting aside the appointment of Dinkar Gupta as the Director General of Police, Punjab. The order came on petitions filed by Punjab-cadre IPS officers Mohd Mustafa and Siddharth Chattopadhyaya, both DGPs, wherein they had challenged Gupta’s appointment on the ground that they were ‘ignored’ despite being senior to him.

Only one IPS officer of 1990 batch from AP empanelled as ADG (2020-01-20)

Only one IPS officer, out of total two from Andhra Pradesh cadre and 1990 batch, has been empanelled for holding ADG and ADG equivalent posts in Government of India.

Last date for CMD, NSFDC extended (2020-01-20)

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has extended the last date for submission of application for the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, National Scheduled Castes Finance & Development (NSFDC) upto February 14, 2020.

Bharat Khera appointed as Join Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat (2020-01-20)

Bharat H Khera has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat. He is a  1995 batch IAS officer of HP cadre.

Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan appointed as Join Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (2020-01-20)

Vimalendra Anand Patwardhan has been appointed as Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Civil Aviation. He is a 1996 batch IA &AS officer.

Nagaraju Maddirala appointed as Joint Secretary, Coal (2020-01-20)

Nagaraju Maddirala has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre.

Suresh Kumar appointed as Joint Secretary, Commerce (2020-01-20)

S Suresh Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce. He is a 2000 batch IAS officer of AP cadre.

Vineet Mathur appointed as Joint Secretary, Consumer Affairs (2020-01-20)

Vineet Mathur has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs. He is a 1994 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

Vineet Mathur appointed as Joint Secretary, Consumer Affairs (2020-01-20)

Vineet Mathur has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs. He is a 1994 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

Ms Sanjukta Mudgal appointed as Joint Secretary, Culture (2020-01-20)

Ms Sanjukta Mudgal has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture. She is a 1998 batch IFS officer of MP cadre.

Puneet Agarwal appointed as Joint Secretary, Defence Production (2020-01-20)

Puneet Agarwal has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production. He is a 1998 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre.

Vishal Gagan appointed as Joint Secretary, Defence Production (2020-01-20)

Vishal Gagan has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production. He is a 1998 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.

Subodh Kumar Singh appointed as Joint Secretary, Food & Public Distribution (2020-01-20)

Subodh Kumar Singh has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution. He is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre.

 
Nipun Vinayak appointed as Joint Secretary, Health & Family Welfare (2020-01-20)

Nipun Vinayak has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare.He is   a 2001 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Union Budget goes for printing (2020-01-20)

The Halwa ceremony, marking the commencement of Budget printing process for Union General Budget 2020-21, was held here in North Block today morning in the presence of the Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman.  General Budget 2020-21 is to be presented on 1st February, 2020.

Chandra Shekhar Kumar appointed as Joint Secretary, Higher Education (2020-01-20)

Chandra Shekhar Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Higher Education. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of Odisha cadre.

Ashok Kumar Parmar appointed as Joint Secretary, Inter State Council Secretariat (2020-01-20)

Ashok Kumar Parmar has been appointed as Advisor at Joint Secretary level in Inter State Council Secretariat. He is a 1992 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre.

Ashutosh Agnihotri appointed as Joint Secretary, MHA (2020-01-20)

Ashutosh Agnihotri  has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Pravash Prashun Pandey appointed as Joint Secretary, Justice (2020-01-20)

Pravash Prashun Pandey has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Justice. He is a 1992 batch IRPS officer.

Shantanu appointed as Joint Secretary, Military Affairs (2020-01-20)

Shantanu has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs. He is a 1997 batch IAS officer of Tripura cadre.

Rajeev Singh Thakur appointed as Joint Secretary, Military Affairs (2020-01-20)

Rajeev Singh Thakur has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Military Affairs. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

R K Khandelwal appointed as Joint Secretary, NHRC (2020-01-20)

R K Khandelwal has been appointed as Joint Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). He is a 1989 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

Ms Meenakashi Jolly appointed as Joint Secretary, Official Language (2020-01-20)

Ms Meenakashi Jolly has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Official Language. She is a CSS officer.

Ms Meena Balimane Sharma appointed as Additional Secretary, CIC (2020-01-20)

Ms Meena Balimane Sharma has been appointed as Additional Secretary at Joint Secretary level in Central Information Commission. She is a 1992 batch IDES officer.

Tanmay Kumar appointed as Joint Secretary, Power (2020-01-20)

Tanmay Kumar has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power. He is a 1993 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.

(We said this on Jan 13, 2020)

Manoj Sahay appointed as Director, NHIDCL (2020-01-20)

Manoj Sahay has been appointed as Director (A&F), NHIDCL at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1994 batch IA &AS officer.

Ashish Kumar Goel appointed as Joint Secretary, Rural Development (2020-01-20)

Ashish Kumar Goel has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.

Santosh Kumar Yadav appointed as Joint Secretary, School Education (2020-01-20)

Santosh Kumar Yadav has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer of UP cadre.

Balachandra Subramoney Iyer appointed as Deputy DG, Telecommunications (2020-01-20)

Balachandra Subramoney Iyer has been appointed as Deputy Director General at Joint Secretary level in Department of Telecommunications. He is a 1994 batch IRPS officer.

Hari Ranjan Rao appointed as Joint Secretary, Telecommunications (2020-01-20)

Hari Ranjan Rao has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Telecommunications. He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of MP cadre.

Rakesh Kumar Verma appointed as Joint Secretary, Water Resources (2020-01-20)

Rakesh Kumar Verma has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

Subodh Yadav appointed as Joint Secretary, Water Resources (2020-01-20)

Subodh Yadav has been appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

Vinayan J appointed as ED (Admn), NMCG (2020-01-20)

Vinayan J has been appointed as Executive Director (Admin), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1994 batch IRTS officer.

Ashok Kumar Singh appointed as ED (Projects), NMCG (2020-01-20)

Ashok Kumar Singh has been appointed as Executive Director (Projects), National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) at Joint Secretary level. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

Manoj Sethi appointed as Joint Secretary & FA, Youth Afairs & Sports (2020-01-20)

Manoj Sethi has been appointed as Joint Secretary & FA, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. He is a 1993 batch ICAS officer.

Lalit Mohan Pandey appointed as CVO, NFL (2020-01-20)

Lalit Mohan Pandey has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). He is a 1995 batch IRSME officer.

Ms Subha Naresh Bhambhani appointed as CVO, EIL (2020-01-20)

Ms Subha Naresh Bhambhani has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer, Engineers India Limited (EIL). She is a 1987 batch ITS officer.

Ms Trishaljit Sethi appointed as CVO, NTPC (2020-01-20)

Ms Trishaljit Sethi has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC). She is a 1990 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

Mansoor Hasan Khan appointed as Director, DIPAM (2020-01-20)

Mansoor Hasan Khan, Deputy Director (Senior) in LBSNAA Mussoorie, has been appointed as Director in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). He is a 2002 batch IDAS officer.

Ratan Agrawal appointed as Director, CVC (2020-01-20)

Ratan Agrawal has been appointed as Director in the Central Vigilance Commission. He is a 1988 batch IDSE officer.

10 Rajasthan Forest officers awarded IFS cadre (2020-01-20)

As many as 10 officers of Rajasthan State Forest Service have been awarded Indian Forest Service (IFS) cadre in Rajasthan. They include: Gyan Chand Makwana, Upkar Borana, Ganesh Kumar Verma, Hari Kishan Saraswat, Devendra Pratap Jagawat, Sanjay Prakash Bhadu, Ramesh Kumar Malpani, Rajendra Kumar Hudda, Mahendra Kumar Sharma, Sudarshan Sharma and Mukesh Saini.

P V V Patnaik selected as Director (Comm), MOIL Ltd (2020-01-20)
P V V Patnaik, ED, MOIL Ltd, has been selected for the post of Director (Commercial), MOIL Limited at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on January 20, 2020. Three persons were interviewed for the same.
22 IAS officers assigned new duties in Chhattisgarh (2020-01-20)

The Chhattisgarh Government has assigned new duties to 22 IAS officers. Accordingly, Dr Alok Shukla , Principal Secretary, Planning, Finance and Statistics has been posted as Principal Secretary, School Education and Chairman, Chhattisgarh Secondary Education Board, Gaurav Dwivedi, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister had been handed over additional charge of Principal Secretary, Planning, Finance and Statistics, Subodh Kumar Singh, Secretary, Labour Department had been handed over additional charge as Secretary, PHED, Devi Dayal Singh, Secretary, PHED had been handed over additional charge as Secretary, Public Relations, Mrs Rita Shandilya, Secretary, GAD had been handed over additional charge as Commissioner, Rehabilitation and Commissioner, Land Records, Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi had been handed over additional charge as Director, Chhattisgarh State Road Development Corporation, A Kulbhushan Toppo, Secretary, Social Welfare had been posted as Member, Revenue Board, Bilaspur, Sangitha P. Secretary, Housing and Environment had been handed over additional charge as Secretary, Commercial Tax and Registration, Ambalgan P., Secretary, Mineral Resources had been handed over additional charge as Secretary, Culture Department, Prasanna R. , Secretary, Science and Technology had been handed over additional charge as Secreatry, Social Welfare Department, Dhananjay Dewangan, Secretary, Co-operative Department had been handed over additional charge as Registrar, Co-operative Department, Mukesh Kumar, Special Secretary, Horticulture had been posted as Commissioner and Director  , Tribal Welfare and Scheduled Caste Development, S Prakash, Director, Public Instruction had been handed over additional charge as Director, Panchayat, Sameer Vishnoi, Joint CEO, Chhattisgarh had been handed over additional charge as Joint Secretary, Commerce and Information Technology, Anurag Pandey, Mission Director, Swachch Bharat Mission (Rural) Raipur had been handed over additional charge as Secretary, Commerce and Industry, Dharmesh Kumar Sahu, Director General, Registration and Stamp Duty had been handed over additional charge of Mission Director,Swachch Bharat Mission (Rural), Raipur, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Joint Secretary, Chief Secretary’s office had been handed over additional charge as Commissioner, Commercial Tax,  Jitendra Kumar Shukla, Joint Secretary, Panchayat and Rural Development had been handed over additional charge as Mission Director, State Literacy Mission, Ms Iffat Aara, Managing Director, Chhattisgarh Tourism had been handed over additional charge as Managing Director, Chhattisgarh State Text Book Corporation, Ranveer Sharma, Registrar , Firms and Societies had been handed over additional charge as Deputy Secretary, Woman and Child Development Deparment, Mrs Divya Umesh Mishra, Managing Director, Chhattisgarh State Text Book Corporation had been handed over additional charge as Deputy Secretary, PHED and D Rahul Venkat, Deputy Secretary, Planning, Finance and Statistics had been handed over additional charge as Deputy Secretary, Tourism and Culture Department.  

 

Atanu Kumar Das appointed as MD & CEO, Bank of India (2020-01-20)

Atanu Kumar Das, ED, Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of India for a period of three years.

Challa Sreenivasulu Setty appointed as MD, SBI (2020-01-20)

Challa Sreenivasulu Setty, DMD, SBI, has been appointed as Managing Director (MD) in State Bank of India for a period of three years.

Atanu Kumar Das appointed as MD & CEO, Bank of India (2020-01-20)

Atanu Kumar Das, ED, Bank of India, has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of India for a period of three years.

Lingam Venkata Prabhakar appointed as MD & CEO, Canara Bank (2020-01-20)

Lingam Venkata Prabhakar, ED, PNB, has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Canara Bank.

Sanjiv Chadha appointed as MD & CEO, Bank of Baroda (2020-01-20)

Sanjiv Chadha, DMD, SBI, has been appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Baroda for a period of three years.

 

Gajendra Singh appointed as PS to Sanjeev Kumar Balyan (2020-01-20)

Gajendra Singh has been appointed as Private Secretary to Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Minister of State for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. He is a 1999 batch ITS officer.

T Sreekanth appointed as PS to G Kishan Reddy (2020-01-20)

T Sreekanth has been appointed as Private Secretary to G Kishan Reddy, Minister of State for Home Affairs. He is a 2004 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Anjani Kumar Singh promoted as IG in CISF (2020-01-20)

Anjani Kumar Singh, DIG, CISF, has been promoted to the grade of Inspector General in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

 
 
 

 

Khemka re-appointed CMD of Indag Rubber Ltd (2020-01-20)

Indag Rubber Ltd has re-appointed Nand Khemka as Chairman and Managing Director of the company w.e.f April 1, 2020 till March 31, 2025.

Ghosh appointed CFO of Lifeline Drugs & Pharma (2020-01-20)

Lifeline Drugs & Pharma Ltd has appointed Devroop Ghosh as a Chief Financial Officer of the company.

 

Mrs Poddar quits as CS of Orbit Exports (2020-01-20)

Mrs Neha Poddar has quit as Company Secretary of Orbit Exports.

Mrs Chaudhary quits as CS of Jonjua Overseas Ltd (2020-01-20)

Ms Srishty Chaudhary has quit as Company Secretary of Jonjua Overseas Ltd .

Mrs Narang quits as MD of Nuway Organic Naturals India (2020-01-20)

Mrs Anchal Narang has quit as Managing Director of Nuway Organic Naturals India Ltd.

FORUM (2020-01-20)

DEBATE(1)

There is no match of Namo. I have not seen such a powerful PM since India gained independence. He will continue to serve us for years to come.Hard-wkg PM/PMO/Cabinet.

Kanchwala

 

DEBATE(2)

Leadership crisis : In a get-together there was a consensus that there is a leadership crisis in the country. There is none other than Narendra Modi.

T C Jain

 

Has India become a police state ?

It looks as if India has become a police state where police has gone on the rampage like teargasing, baton beating lathi-wielding marauders who walk into the campuses and brutally beat students or play havoc with the youth who are protesting for one thing or the other according to their beliefs but silently standing when masked goondas come to the campus of a university and beat up students with lathis and rods.Yes they are a disciplined force as they obey the orders of their superiors-right or wrong. I wonder if the bosses tell them to jump into the well, will they do so. Are we a democratic country where the Govt is by the people of the people and for the people. I may better forget this definition which I learnt while studying political science for my M.A degree and I also ask for forgiveness from my students whom i gave this definition of democracy while teaching the subject in a university for three years.

Aarti Khosla 

DATE WITH RTI (2020-01-20)
Copy of Charge Memo and other documents
 
The PIO informed that the copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with the relevant departmental proceedings were provided to the Appellant during the hearing of departmental proceedings, hence not provided in response to the instant RTI Application. The CIC observed that the PIO has erred in denying the information sought citing the matter as sub-judice. The CIC expressed displeasure over the conduct of PIO in citing Section 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act for denying the information sought. The PIO was directed to provide copy of Charge Memo and other documents connected with the relevant departmental proceedings sought in the RTI Application.
 
Comments
 
There is no provision in the RTI Act, 2005 which allows denial of information on the grounds of the matter being sub-judice. Further, if copies of certain documents are being sought under the RTI Act, they cannot be denied claiming that copies were already provided under some other proceedings.
 
Citation: Musabbar v. CPIO, Remount Training School Depot, CPIO, Remount Training School Depot in File No.: CIC/IARMY/A/2018/143104, Date of Decision: 02/01/2020
 
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. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link: www.rtifoundationofindia.com.