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POLITICS (2020-09-29)

This is History (2245)

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Now no NDA, this is BJP Government ?

After the departure of Prakash Singh Badal from the NDA , it seems there is no NDA only BJP Government led by Narendra Modi. LJP is also in a mood to leave NDA now.

 

 

 

 

 

Who will be PR Head in Congress ?

Search for a new head of the media department in the Congress is on. It is said that either Randeep Surjewala will continue or a surprising name well known with national media, friendly behaviour and round-the-clock accessibility will come up.

 

 

 

 

Will Bollywood actions affect Film City project of Yogi ?

Recent actions of the Modi Government in the Bollywood, it is heard in Mumbai, is going to affect the Film City project of UP CM Adityanath Yogi. They feel there is an open atmosphere in Mumbai but in the new Film City project in Noida nothing will be open.

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Dr. P D Vaghela appointed as Chairperson, TRAI (2020-09-29)

Again a surprise. Dr. P D Vaghela, Secretary of Department of Pharmaceuticals, has been appointed as Chairperson, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). He is a 1986 batch IAS officer of Gujarat.

11 IPS officers retiring in September (2020-09-29)

As many as 11 IPS officers of various cadres and batches are retiring in September 2020. They include:  Anup Kumar Singh of Gujarat; Prabhat Ranjan Deo of Haryana; Dr S Prashiva Murthy of Karnataka;  Mahan Bharat Sagar, I P Kulshreshta and Indu Prakash Arjaria of Madhya Pradesh; Neiba Newmai of Nagaland; K B Singh of Punjab; Vijaya Kumar of Tamil Nadu; Bibhuti Bhusan Dash, Ashoke Kumar Biswas and Pranab Kumar Das of West Bengal cadre.

ITBP DG Deshwal gets additional charge of NSG (2020-09-29)

ITBP Director General S S Deswal has been given an additional charge of National Security Guard (NSG). 

Alpan Bandopadhyay is new Chief Secretary of West Bengal (2020-09-29)

Alpan Bandopadhyay has been appointed new Chief Secretary of West Bengal. He is 1987 batch IAS officer.

Gyaneshwar Singh appointed Deputy DG, NCB (2020-09-29)

Gyaneshwar Singh has been appointed as Deputy Director General in Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on deputation basis. He is a 1999 batch IPS officer of HP cadre.

Shyam Bhagat Negi appointed Joint Secretary, Coal (2020-09-29)

Shyam Bhagat Negi has been appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal. He is a 1990 batch IPS officer of HP cadre.

Amitabh Kumar appointed Joint Secretary, Commerce (2020-09-29)

Amitabh Kumar has been appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce. He is a 1992 batch IRS-C&CE officer.

M Angamuthu appointed Chairman, APEDA (2020-09-29)

M Angamuthu has been appointed Chairman, APEDA under the Department of Commerce. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Ashish Chatterjee appointed SDS, NDC (2020-09-29)

Ashish Chatterjee has been appointed as Senior Directing Staff (Civil), National Defence College, Department of Defence. He is a 1999 batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

Anurag Bajpai appointed Joint Secretary, Defence (2020-09-29)

Anurag Bajpai has been appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production. He is a 1994 batch IFS officer of Manipur cadre.

Sanjay Lohiya appointed Joint Secretary, Mines (2020-09-29)

Sanjay Lohiya has been appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines. He is a 1994 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha appointed Adviser, NITI Aayog (2020-09-29)

Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha has been appointed Adviser, NITI Aayog. He is a 1993 batch IRTS officer.

Ms. Rekha Yadav appointed Joint Secretary, Panchayati Raj (2020-09-29)

Ms. Rekha Yadav has been appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj. She is a 1995 batch IRPS officer.

Asheesh Sharma appointed Joint Secretary, DoPT (2020-09-29)

Asheesh Sharma has been appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT). 1997 batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre.

Rahul Singh appointed Joint Secretary, DoPT (2020-09-29)

Rahul Singh has been appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).He is a 1996 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre.

Mahmood Ahmed appointed Joint Secretary, Road Transport (2020-09-29)

Mahmood Ahmed has been appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. He is a 1993 batch IP&TAFS officer.

Ms. Kesang Yangzon Sherpa appointed Member Secretary, NCTE (2020-09-29)

Ms. Kesang Yangzon Sherpa has been appointed Member Secretary, NCTE at Joint Secretary level. She is a 1995 batch IRS-IT officer.

Chetan Prakash Jain appointed Joint Secretary, CSIR (2020-09-29)

Chetan Prakash Jain has been appointed Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). He is a 1995 batch IRPS officer.

Maheshwar Rao appointed Joint Secretary, Space (2020-09-29)

M Maheshwar Rao has been appointed Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Department of Space, Bengaluru. He is a 1995 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

Ms. G Jayanti appointed Joint Secretary, Space (2020-09-29)

Ms. G Jayanti has been appointed Joint Secretary, Department of Space. She is a CSS officer.

Ms. Aditi Das Rout appointed Joint Secretary, Women & Child Dev (2020-09-29)

Ms. Aditi Das Rout has been appointed Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development. She is a 1986 batch officer of Indian Trade Service.

Amal Garg appointed CVO, AAI (2020-09-29)

Amal Garg has been appointed Chief Vigilance Officer, Airports Authority of India (AAI). He is a 1995 batch IRS-IT officer.

Ashwini Kumar Tiwari appointed CVO, HPCL (2020-09-29)

Ashwini Kumar Tiwari has been appointed CVO, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Mumbai. He is a 1994 batch IDAS officer.

Vineet Pandey appointed CVO, SAIL (2020-09-29)

Vineet Pandey has been appointed Chief Vigilance Officer, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). He is a 1994 batch IRSEE officer.

Nitin Gupta promoted to Principal CCIT grade (2020-09-29)

Nitin Gupta, DGIT (Inv.), Mumbai, has been promoted to the grade of Principal CCIT on an in-situ basis. He is an IRS-IT officer. 

Santosh D Vaidya returns to parent cadre (2020-09-29)

Upon repatriation from central deputation, Santosh D Vaidya has been posted to Delhi government. He is a 1988 batch IAS officer of AGMUT cadre.

Former IRS officer to contest for Captain, Delhi Golf Club (2020-09-29)

Former 1970 batch IRS (IT) officer Ashwini Luthra is going to contest  for Captain of the Delhi Golf Club. For the first time, some body from the Income Tax is in race for Captain.

Vivek Kumar Daksh appointed PMG, HQ region (2020-09-29)

Vivek Kumar Daksh has been appointed Post Master General, HQ region, Lucknow after promotion to Senior Administrative Grade. He is a 2002 batch officer of Indian Postal Service.

One IPS officer out of five from AP empanelled as Additional Secretary (2020-09-29)

One IAS officer, out of a total of five of 1993 batch, from Andhra Pradesh cadre has been empanelled for holding Additional Secretary/Additional Secretary equivalent posts in Government of India.

Sanjay Dayal deputed to Bihar Govt returning in October (2020-09-29)

Sanjay Dayal, who was on cadre deputation to Bihar Government, will be returning to parent cadre, Railway Board with effect from October 24, 2020. He is an IRSS officer.

Dr. Tiwari likely to return to parent cadre after completion of ICD tenure (2020-09-29)

Dr. Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari, serving with the Uttar Pradesh Government on inter cadre deputation (ICD), is expected to return to parent cadre in November this year.  He is a 2006 batch IAS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

Deputation tenure of Agrawal extended (2020-09-29)

The Prasar Bharati Secretariat has extended the deputation tenure of Neeraj Agrawal, ADG (Content Operation), West Zone, Mumbai, for a period of one year till Sept 25, 2021. He is an ITS officer.

New posting for five IPS officers in MP (2020-09-29)

The Madhya Pradesh Government has reshuffled five senior IPS officers. Accordingly, Vijay Yadav has been posted as Director, Directorate of Public Prosecution, Bhopal, while Milind Kanaskar will be Additional Director General of Police, Special Armed Force (SAF), Bhopal. Similarly, Rizwan Iqbal was made Assistant Inspector General of Police, PHQ, Bhopal, while Dharmveer Singh will be the new SP of Satna. The government has also modified its earlier posting order and ML Chhari will continue as DIG, PHQ Bhopal.

21 IBES officers transferred (2020-09-29)

The PB has transferred 21 IBES officers to different places, Accordingly,Satish K to ADE, Bangalore, DDK, Pankaj Kumar Bhutiani, ADE, Leh DDk, B.Srinivas Rao, ADE, ADG(NEZ) Guwahati, Samarjeet Singh, ADE, Silchar DDK, Madan Chandra Bansal, ADE, Srinagar DDK, J.Ravikanth Babu, DE, Bangalore DDK, J Krishna Rao, DE, Bhubneshwar DDK, N L Chauhan, DE, Ahmedabad DDK, Rahul Singh, DE, Kolkata DDK, Bibian Kerketa, DE, ADG(E),NZ,Delhi, Sukumar Patel, DE, DG, DD, Delhi, Shailesh Kumar Kanuje, DE, DG, DD(DCD), Delhi, M.Someshwar Rao, DE,Guntur DMC,W Tata Rao, DE, Vishakhapatnam HPT, Laxman Tete,DE, Kasauli HPT, balbir Singh, ADE, Srinagar DDK,D K Bhati,ADE, Delhi CPC, ranjeet Meena, DE, HisarDDK,Ravinder Dungarwal, DE, Delhi E/S, Satish Razdan, DE, Delhi CPC and Smt R. Jeeva DDE, Shimoga HPT.

Tenure of eight ITS officers\' extended (2020-09-29)

The DoT has extended the deputation tenures of eight ITS officers posted at different organisations. Now, Anil Kumar R is posted as Sr GM, BBNL, Ernakulam, Pawan Kumar Bhargawa, GM, RailTel(TM) at Nagpur, Budhi Prakash Sharma, CVO, SECL, G K Sutar, Project Director,State Data Centre,Karnataka govt, Neeraj Kumar, Director Project, NeGD, S P Uniya, Dy Director, FIU, Neeraj Agrawal, ADG, Prasar Bharati and Arvind Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment., will stay at their places of postings for one more year.

Tenure of eight ITS officers\' extended (2020-09-29)

The DoT has extended the deputation tenures of eight ITS officers posted at different organisations. Now, Anil Kumar R is posted as Sr GM, BBNL, Ernakulam, Pawan Kumar Bhargawa, GM, RailTel(TM) at Nagpur, Budhi Prakash Sharma, CVO, SECL, G K Sutar, Project Director,State Data Centre,Karnataka govt, Neeraj Kumar, Director Project, NeGD, S P Uniya, Dy Director, FIU, Neeraj Agrawal, ADG, Prasar Bharati and Arvind Kumar, Director in the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment., will stay at their places of postings for one more year.

Repatriated officer reports back to DoT (2020-09-29)

Consequent upon his repatriation from Prasar Bharti, Raj Kumar Upadhyaya has reported back to his parent DoT. He is a SAG level ITS officer.

Pradhan continues to hold additional charge (2020-09-29)

Chitranjan Pradhan will continue to hold the additional charge of the Director (Finance), ITI for a period of three months till December 22, 2020. Pradhan is a 1995 batch IP&TFS officer and has been given the additional charge of the said post since March this year.

Dr. Agrawal and Singh appointed member, PSC, UP (2020-09-29)

Dr. Savita Agrawal and Harendra Pratap Singh have been appointed new members of UP, PSC. One more post of member is still vacant. 

DoPT seeks officer for post of Financial Adviser (2020-09-29)

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is seeking an officer to fill up the post of Financial Adviser, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), Mumbai, under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Search begins for Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh (2020-09-29)

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has proposed to fill up one post of Registrar at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, on deputation basis, for a period of three years.

J Swroop’s transfer order cancelled (2020-09-29)

The transfer order of Janardan Swroop – who is a Group 'B' officer in Stores Department – from Rail Coach Factory (RCF) to Northern Railway has been cancelled on his own request.

GC Vidyasagar moved to SCR (2020-09-29)

G Chiranjeevi Vidyasagar – who is a Senior Scale (SS) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) in East Coast Railway (ECR) – has been transferred to South Central Railway (SCR) and posted in the cadre.

PK Dwivedi shifted to NER (2020-09-29)

PK Dwivedi – who is a selection grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from South Central Railway (SCR) to North Eastern Railway (NER) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

JK Mishra sent to CORE (2020-09-29)

JK Mishra – who is a selection grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) to Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

Akash Deep moved to DLW (2020-09-29)

Akash Deep – who is a selection grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) to Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

Harbans Singh shifted to NR (2020-09-29)

Harbans Singh – who is a selection grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from Diesel Locomotive Modernisation Works (DMW) to Northern Railway (NR) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

Mahesh Kumar goes to DMW (2020-09-29)

Mahesh Kumar – who is a higher administrative grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from Northern Railway (NR) to Diesel Locomotive Modernisation Works (DMW) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

Vivek Diwakar moved to NCR (2020-09-29)

Vivek Diwakar – who is a higher administrative grade (SG) officer of the Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) – has been transferred from Western Railway (WR) to North Central Railway (NCR) on his own request and posted in the cadre.

SK Gupta shifted to NER (2020-09-29)

SK Gupta – who is a senior administrative grade (SAG) officer in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) – has been transferred from North Central Railway (NCR) to North Eastern Railway (NER) and posted in the cadre.

BK Gupta to be CAO-C, NWR (2020-09-29)

BK Gupta – who is a higher administrative group (HAG) officer in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) and is posted as Chief Administrative Officer (Coordination) in East Coast Railway – has been transferred to North Western Railway and posted in the same capacity. He replaces CL Meena, who is superannuating on September 30.

DP Lal is CAO-C, ECoR (2020-09-29)

DP Lal – who is a higher administrative group (HAG) officer in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) and is posted as Chief Project Director (Bhubaneswar) in East Coast Railway (ECoR) – has been posted as Chief Administrative Officer (Coordination) in ECoR itself.

CP Gupta to be PCE, NR (2020-09-29)

CP Gupta – who is a higher administrative group (HAG) officer in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) and is posted as Chief Project Director/SD in Northern Railway (NR) – has been posted as Principal Chief Engineer (PCE) in place of RC Thakur, who is superannuating on September 30.

Arunjyoti Sahoo to be JGM(Elec), ORIDL (2020-09-29)

Arunjyoti Sahoo – who is posted as Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer (Construction) in East Coast Railway (ECoR) – has been selected for deputation to Odisha Rail Infrastructure Development Limited (ORIDL) as Joint General Manager (Electrical) at Bhubaneswar for a period of three years. He is an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer.

Jonal Chaudhary to be JGM (S&T), DFCCIL (2020-09-29)

Jonal Chaudhary – who is posted as Senior Divisional Signal & Telecom Engineer (Coordination) in Western Railway has been selected for deputation to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) as Joint General Manager (Signal & Telecommunication).  He is an Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) officer. 

Eight police officers awarded IPS cadre in MP (2020-09-29)

As many as eight officers of Madhya Pradesh State Police Service have been awarded  Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre. The officers are: Yashpal Singh Rajput, Dharmvir Singh, Arvind Tiwari, Priyanka Mishra, Veerendra Kumar Mishra, Pramod Kumar Sinha, Vijay Kumar Bhagwani and Rajeev Kumar Mishra.

Six officers of Haryana Forest Service appointed to IFS (2020-09-29)

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) has appointed six officers of Haryana State Forest Service to the Indian Forest Service. The four officers of Select List 2008 have been granted notional appointment. They are: Om Prakash Sharma, Ram Karan Sharma, Rajesh Kumar Gulia and Satyavir Singh Shoran. Besides, Balbir Singh Khokha and Rajesh Kumar Chugh of Select List 2012 were also awarded IFS cadre.  

Prof. Renu Jain appointed VC of DAVV, Indore (2020-09-29)

Prof. Renu Jain has been appointed as Vice Chancellor of the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore.

Additional charge for Shaleen Kabra in J&K (2020-09-29)

1992 batch IAS officer Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, J&K, shall hold the additional charge of Administrative Secretary, Department of Forest, Ecology and Environment, till Ms. Sarita Chauhan resumes her duties.

26 AGMUT cadre IPS officers transferred (2020-09-29)

As many as 26 IPS officers AGMUT cadre have been transferred to different segments of the cadre.  Out of total transferred officers, 12 IPS officers will join Delhi Police while eight officers are joining Arunachal Pradesh police and one each to Goa, A&N Islands, Mizoram, Puducherry, Chandigarh and Lakshdweep police administrations. Those who are coming to Delhi are: SS Yadav, Shibesh Singh, Sweta Chauhan, Usha Rangnani, Pranav Tayal, Sanjay Kumar Sain, Guriqbal Singh Sidhu, Devesh Kumar Mahla, Vikas Kumar, Prashant Priya Gautam, Surendra Choudhary and Amit Goel. Besides, Asif Md Ali, Rohit Rajbir Singh, Vikram Harimohan Meena, Sanjay Bhatia, Satya Vir Katara, Dinesh Kumar Gupta, Rajendra Singh Sagar and  Rakesh Kumar will join the Arunachal Police. Similarly, Anand Mohan has been transferred to Puducherry,Sharat Kr Sinha to Lakshyadweep, Shivendra Kant Tiwari to A&N Islands; Nidhin Valson goes to Goa, Ketan Bansal joins Chandigarh and Deotesh Kumar Surendra Singh will join the Mizoram Police.

O P Tripathi promoted to JAG in MP (2020-09-29)

O P Tripathi has been promoted to the Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) in Madhya Pradesh. He is a 2009 batch IPS officer.

 

Sharat B appointed as MD, Karnataka Silk Marketing Board Ltd (2020-09-29)

Sharat B has been appointed as Managing Director, Karnataka Silk Marketing Board Limited, Bengaluru in Karnataka. He is a 2011 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

 

Malaya Shrivastava promoted to Chief Secretary grade in MP (2020-09-29)

Malaya Shrivastav has been promoted to the grade of Chief Secretary in Madhya Pradesh. He is a 1990 batch IAS officer.

 

Kuldeep Singh Chahal goes on inter-cadre deputation to Chandigarh Admn (2020-09-29)
Kuldeep Singh Chahal is joining AGMUT cadre (Chandigarh sector) on inter-cadre deputation. He is a 2009 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.
K G Jagadeesha relieved to join as Secretary, Coffee Board (2020-09-29)

  K G Jagadeesha has been relieved to join as Secretary, Coffee Board, Bengaluru in Government of India. He is a 2005 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre.

Tuli Roy nominated Director, UCO Bank (2020-09-29)

Dr. Tuli Roy has been nominated Director by the Centre on the Board of UCO Bank in place of Dr. Arvind Sharma.

JP Kabra is INED, Disha Sources Ltd (2020-09-29)

Jagdish Prasad Kabra has been appointed as Additional Director and designated as Independent Director (Non-Executive) on the Board of Disha Sources Limited.

MK Srivastava ceases to be Part-Time Govt Director, CONCOR (2020-09-29)

Manoj K Srivastava has ceased to be Part-Time Government Director of Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) on completion of his tenure.

Kuldeep Kumar is INED, Visagar Polytex Ltd (2020-09-29)

Kuldeep Kumar has been appointed as Additional Director and designated as Non-Executive Independent Director of Visagar Polytex Limited. Meanwhile, the resignation of Subhankar Adhikary from the company’s directorship has been accepted.  

Rajesh Mahajan is MD, Brooks Laboratories Ltd (2020-09-29)

Rajesh Mahajan has been appointed as Managing Director of Brooks Laboratories Limited. Meanwhile, Atul Mahajan has been reappointed as Whole-Time Director of the company.

SR Buddi is Addl Director, Seva Industries Ltd (2020-09-29)

Sivaprasad Rao Buddi has been appointed as Additional Director of Seva Industries Limited.

SS Bhanushali relieved as CEO, Gateway Distriparks Ltd (2020-09-29)

Sachin Surendra Bhanushali has been relieved from the post of Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Distriparks Limited (GDL) Group. The decision was taken as a part of reorganising of Key Managerial Personnel in the Group in order to enable Bhanushali to focus on the expansion of the company’s rail vertical in his role as the CEO and Whole-Time Director of Gateway Rail Freight Limited. Meanwhile, the Group’s Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Prem Kishan Dass Gupta will take additional charge of managing day-to-day activities of the company’s CFS vertical.

Manju Singla is again MD, Titan Securities Ltd (2020-09-29)

Manju Singla has been reappointed as Managing Director of Titan Securities Limited.

Reappointments in Talbros Engineering Ltd (2020-09-29)

Vijay Kumar Sharma and Kuldeep Singh Bhalla have been reappointed as Whole-Time Director and Independent Non-Executive Director, while Sarabjeet Singh has been made Independent Non-Executive Director of Talbros Engineering Limited.

Neelima Khetan reappointed as Ind Director, Shree Rajasthan Syntex Ltd (2020-09-29)

Neelima Khetan has been reappointed as Independent Director of Shree Rajasthan Syntex Limited.

Ashok Shah is again Ind Director, 3i Infotech (2020-09-29)

Ashok Shah has been reappointed as Additional Director and designated as Independent Director of 3i Infotech Limited.

Gowra Sriniwas is again MD, Gowra Leasing and Finance Ltd (2020-09-29)

Gowra Sriniwas and Madhumathi Suresh have been reappointed as Managing Director and Independent Director of Gowra Leasing and Finance Limited.

FORUM (2020-09-29)

Height of stupidity

 

It is height of the stupidity that appeals in the Income Tax department will be decided without personal hearing. If the appeals can be decided on the basis of written submissions what the is need for a Commissioner? In the new regime all submissions will be brushed aside by the appeal units and the appeals will travel to ITAT eventually. The whole scheme of face less appeals without any pilot projects will create more trouble for tax payers that it solves. The corruption it intends to eliminate will only travel upwards to Tribunals and other such fora. It is a known fact that almost all DRPs simply confirm the demands and the tax payer needs to go to ITAT. Faceless appeals system will be no different. For sure some tax lawyers are going to challenge this facelessness for its vires.

 

Amit

DATE WITH RTI (2020-09-29)

Third party notice not necessary in all cases

The details of certain telephone number and the monthly amount paid for it was denied to the appellant. The appellant submitted that even if the information is related to the third parties, the PIO was bound to follow the procedure laid down under section 11 of the RTI Act. The CIC rejected the contention of the appellant that the CPIO should have followed the procedure u/s 11 of the RTI Act before denying the information. The CIC observed that the procedure u/s 11 of the RTI Act is only to be followed in such cases where the PIO intends to disclose any information related to a third party, which was not the case in the present matter as the PIO had outrightly denied the information while stating that the information is related to third party.

Comments

Section 11(1) of the RTI Act says that where the PIO intends to disclose any third party information on a request made under this Act, the PIO shall, give a written notice to such third party of the request and of the fact that the PIO intends to disclose the information and invite the third party to make a submission regarding whether the information should be disclosed.

Citation: C Christu Raj v. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in File no.: CIC/BSNLD/A/2019/639531, Date of Decision: 07/09/2020

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