By Dr Suresh Mehrotra
We bring you gleanings, leanings and learnings from the departments of bureacracy, politics, public enterprises and the corporate world.
Will Kulaste be moved to Organisation?
Union Minister Phaggan Singh Kuleste is likely to be moved to be party organization in Madhya Pradesh. Two Lok Sabha MPs Rakesh Singh and V D Sharma may get a berth in the Modi Cabinet.
US Dollar index is falling every day?
US Dollar index is falling every day. Rupee has strengthened to 81. Euro/Pound and Yen have also strengthened. But Rupee has maintained status quo vis-a-vis Euro, Pound and Yen. Even though Crude prices have fallen, inflation in Europe continues at 9.2 and US inflation data out on Thursday is unlikely to show any decline below 7%. Food grain prices are pressuring Economies. Two countries with possibly highest surplus grains are locked in war of attrition.
One banker to join Central Vigilance Commission
After the departure of Suresh Patel from the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) under the act one Member from the banking sector will be appointed. Who will make it?
Mrs A Santhi Kumari is new Chief Secretary, Telangana
Mrs A Santhi Kumari has been appointed as Chief Secretary of Telangana. She is a 1989 batch IAS officer of Telangana cadre.
Did Telangana Chief Secretary’s ignoring PM cost him dearly?
Mystery shrouds Telangana’s all powerful Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar losing his post and returns to Andhra Pradesh cadre. Insiders say that Somesh Kumar, who was eyes and ears of Telangana Chief Minister NTR, did not attend the Chief Secretaries conference convened by the PM. And result within 24 hours Somesh Kumar was asked to report to the Andhra Pradesh Government.
Rajender Kumar empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Rajender Kumar has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1997 batch IFOS officer.
Alok Mishra empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Alok Mishra has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1998 batch IIS officer.
Sanjeev Kumar empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Sanjeev Kumar has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1999 batch ISS officer.
Nalin Kumar Srivastava empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Nalin Kumar Srivastava has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 2001 batch ICAS officer.
Sajeesh Kumar N empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Sajeesh Kumar N has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 2002 batch IRTS officer.
Petal Dhillon empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Petal Dhillon has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 2002 batch IRTS officer.
Shreeshail Malge empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Shreeshail Malge has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. Malge is a 2002 batch IRAS officer.
Rahul Kapur empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Rahul Kapur has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 2002 batch IRAS officer.
S Senthil Kumar empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
S Senthil Kumar has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. He is a 1997 batch IFoS officer of AGMUT cadre.
Ms Saswati Mishra empanelled as Joint Secretary in GoI
Ms Saswati Mishra has been empanelled for holding the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India. She is a 1997 batch IFoS officer of Karnataka cadre.
11 IES officers promoted to SAG
As many as 11 officers of Indian Economic Service (IES) of 2004 batch have been promoted to Senior Administrative Grade (SAG). The officers are: Ms Gayatri Nair, Ms Shefali Dhingra, Ms Priya P Nair, Ms Archana Mayaram, Ms Ashwani Lal, Ms Athira S Babu, Ashwini Kumar, Abhay Kumar, Dr Abhijit Phukon, Satyen Lama and Ms Renu Lata.
IRS officer to join UIDAI
P Gopa Kumari will join the UIDAI under the Ministry of IT as Director on deputation basis for a period of five years. She is a 2010 batch IRS(C&IT) officer.
Post of PFRD Chairman falling vacant this month
The post of the pension fund regulator will fall vacant following completion of term of incumbent Supratim Bandyopadhyay this month.
Jayenbhai Mehta succeeds Sodhi as MD Amul
Jayenbhai Mehta has succeeded RS Sodhi as the Managing Director of the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF), commonly known by its brand name Amul.
Voluntary retirement request of Rishikesh Singh accepted
The request of Rishikesh Singh, Senior Administrative Grade Officer of Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’ belonging to 2000 batch, to retire voluntarily from Service w e f March 31, 2022, has been accepted.
Prasanna Kumar Motupalli to take over CMD, NLC India Ltd today
Prasanna Kumar Motupalli, ED, NTPC Ltd, will be taking over as Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NLC India Limited (NLCIL) at Delhi office on January 12, 2023.
Asstt Commissioner takes VR
C N Anantha Narayan has taken voluntary retirement from IRS (C&IT) w e f January 10, 2023. He is presently posted at Visakhapatnam Zone.
Sanjeev Gupta promoted to Higher Administrative Grade
Sanjeev Gupta has been promoted to the Higher Administrative Grade (HAG). He is an officer of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS).
Two IPoS officers transferred
Two officers of Indian Postal Service (IPoS) of Group ‘B’ cadre have been shifted. Debraj Sethi was shifted to Odisha Circle from Assam, while H C Upadhaya has been transferred to Uttarakhand Circle from UP.
Cadre of Abhinav Tyagi transferred to UP
The inter-cadre transfer of Abhinav Tyagi from Maharashtra cadre to Uttar Pradesh has been accepted on grounds of his marriage with Ankita Jain, IAS. He is a 2019 batch IPS officer.
Seven IPS officers promoted to ADGP rank in UP
Seven IPS officers of the 1998 batch in Uttar Pradesh have been promoted to the ADGP grade. They are: Bhagwan Swaroop, Amit Chandra, Piyush Marodiya, Suvendra Kumar Bhagat, BD Paulson, KS Narayan and Padmaja Chauhan.
Tomar appointed Advisor in TRAI
Jaipal Singh Tomar has been appointed as Advisor in TRAI hq on deputation for a period of three years. He is a HAG level ITS officer.
Dr Mahesh Shukla promoted to DG grade
Dr Mahesh Shukla has been promoted to the grade of Director General. He will serve as Director General, Telecom, Member Services Telecom and ex-officio Secretary in Government of India.
Lal Sanglur appointed as Senior Economic Adviser, EF&CC
Lal Sanglur has been appointed as Senior Economic Adviser, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change. He is a 1992 batch IES officer.
Arun Kumar appointed as Senior Economic & Statistical Adviser, DES
Arun Kumar has been appointed as Senior Economic & Statistical Adviser, Directorate of Economics and Statistics (DES), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. He is a 1993 batch IES officer.
Dividend Cheque presented to Minister Jal Shakti
Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister for Jal Shakti was presented Dividend Cheque for the year 2021-22 by R.K.Agrawal, CMD, WAPCOS & NPCC on 11th January 2023. Pankaj Kumar, Secretary (DoWR, RD & GR); Ms. Vini Mahajan, Secretary (DWS); Ms. Debashree Mukherjee, Special Secretary (DoWR, RD & GR); Vikas Sheel, Additional Secretary (DWS); Subodh Yadav, Joint Secretary; Anand Mohan, Joint Secretary; Pankaj Kapoor, Director (Finance), WAPCOS; Anupam Mishra, Director (Comml. & HRD), WAPCOS and other senior officers of Ministry & WAPCOS were also present. On this occasion, Vision document for WAPCOS @2047 was also released by the Hon’ble Minister.
Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh appointed Acting CJ, Gauhati HC
Justice Nongmeikapam Kotiswar Singh, senior-most Judge of Gauhati High Court, has been assigned to perform the duties of Chief Justice of that High Court with effect from January 12, 2023, consequent upon the superannuation of incumbent Chief Justice Rashmin Manharbhai Chhaya.
S A Chavan to join Hyderabad
S A Chavan will join RA, Hyderabad as Jt DGFT. He is an Indian Trade Service officer.
Three IDES probationers given postings
The DGDE has issued posting orders of three IDES probationers. Accordingly, Nitish Gupta posted as Jt CEO, Pune Cantt, Abhijit Sirohi goes to Delhi Cantt as Jt CEO and Vishal Sarswat has been posted as Jt CEO, Roorkee Cantt Board.
Commonwealth Secretariat invites nominations for Adviser
The MEA has informed that the Commonwealth Secretariat has invited nomination of officers of the level of Joint Secretary in the GoI and State Governments for the position of Adviser and Head of Gender Section at Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK.
BK Dadabhoy is also Addl. Member (Commercial), Railway Board
BK Dadabhoy, Additional Member (M&BD), Railway Board, has been assigned additional duties of the post of Additional Member (Commercial), Railway Board. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.
Manoj Sinha delegated administrative powers of DG, IRITM
Manoj Sinha, who is presently working as Additional Director General (ADG) in the Indian Railways Institute of Transport Management (IRITM), has been delegated administrative and financial powers of Director General (DG), IRITM. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer.
HG Tiwari appointed ACPM (Elec.), DFCCIL
HG Tiwari, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Operation, Bori Bunder, Central Railway, has been selected for deputation to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) as Assistant Chief Project Manager (Electrical) at Mumbai, South, for a period of three years. He is an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer.
Ashim Banda given post-facto extension in deputation tenure
Ashim Banda has been given post-facto extension on his tenure of deputation with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) up to September 20, 2021. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer.
Atul Nigam given post-facto extension in deputation tenure
Atul Nigam, formerly Chief Engineer (CE), Eastern Railway (ER), has been given post-facto sanction on his tenure of deputation with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) as Chief Project Manager (CPM) up to August 1, 2022. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer.
Pranav Kumar given extension in deputation tenure
Pranav Kumar, formerly Director, T, Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), has been given an extension on his tenure of deputation with IRCON International Limited as Chief General Manager (CGM), Works-II, for the fourth year, which is up to March 8, 2024. He is an Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer.
Dr Jawahar appointed Director (HR), BEML Ltd
Dr Gunaseelan Jawahar has been appointed as Director (Human Recourses) of BEML Limited.
Umesh Joshi appointed Addl. Director, Beekay Niryat Ltd
Umesh Joshi has been appointed as Additional Director (Independent) on the Board of Beekay Niryat Limited.
Geet Gorani appointed Addl. Director, Gorani Industries Ltd
Geet Gorani has been appointed as Additional Non-executive Director of Gorani Industries Limited.
SP Gaonkar appointed Addl. Director, Sagar Diamonds Ltd
Samir Pandharinath Gaonkar has been appointed as Additional Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Sagar Diamonds Limited.
DD Shah quits as NE Director, Sagar Diamonds Ltd
Dhaval Dipak Shah has resigned from the position of Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Sagar Diamonds Limited.
SR Shah steps down as NE Director, Sagar Diamonds Ltd
Saurin Rasiklal Shah has resigned from the position of Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of Sagar Diamonds Limited.
” Joshimath Crisis : A Man-made Disaster “
It will be inappropriate to attribute the Uttrakhand tragedy to divine wrath.It is a man-made disaster, caused by politico-bureaucratic-builders’ nexus, under successive political dispensations. The corrupt elements have been allowing massive constructions, under the guise of development in blatant violation of environmental laws and local byelaws.
The ongoing construction of hydro-based power projects, Tapovan, Vishnugarh by a maharatna PSU is a matter of concern as it involves dynamite blasting for digging tunnels. Though, the power utility denies project link to Joshimath subsidence, but can it pass the buck, one wonders? A feasibility study must have surely been carried out to objectively and rationally uncover the strengths and weaknesses of the project. The crisis is escalating to other districts of Uttrakhand.
The moot point is : How could successive State governments, especially the permanent executive by ignoring the warnings contained in several reports submitted since1976.Pressure from builders’ lobby cannot be ruled. Unrest has already started by the affected people of Joshimath. It may escalate to other districts. The centre may consider declaring emergency in the State,if so warranted.
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