12 Sep 2017

IAS officer Shashi Karnwat sacked by Madhya Pradesh government

BHOPAL: Four years after she was convicted in a corruption case, suspended IAS officer Shashi Karnwat’s services were terminated by the Madhya Pradesh government on Monday.

IAS Officer Apologises To High Court Judge For WhatsApp Message

AHMEDABAD: Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) Commissioner Vinod Rao today tendered an "unconditional apology" before the Gujarat High Court for sending a WhatsApp message to a judge hearing a petition against the civic body.

During the last hearing, Justice R H Shukla had pulled up Vinod Rao for sending a WhatsApp message to him, and said why a case of the contempt of court not initiated against him.
10 Sep 2017

500 IAS, IPS officers shifted in 6 months in UP, What has changed in UP?

NEW DELHI: According to Times of India news paper ,  In August 2015, when the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Partygovernment opposed a rule on transfers of IAS and IPS officers before completion of a two-year minimum tenure in a particular posting and sought changes in it from the Centre, it came under severe criticism from the opposition, including the BJP. The issue resonated all through the high-decibel poll campaign in UP where several BJP leaders said the previous regime was running a "transfer-posting raj" by frequently transferring bureaucrats at its whims and fancies.

After the party's spectacular win in the UP assembly polls, when BJP MPs met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a cup of tea in Delhi, the PM famously asked them to refrain from lobbying for transfers and postings of civil servants.

Yogi government transferred 36 IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has transferred 36 IAS officers, appointing Anup Chandra Pandey as the new Industrial and Infrastructure Development Commissioner.

Prominent among those transferred included Member Judicial (Revenue Board) Lalit Verma, who has been made Additional Chief Secretary General Administration, while Alok Tandon who was on wait list has been made CEO Noida and MD Noida Metro Corporation.
31 Aug 2017

Sunil Arora to be new Election Commissioner, Rajiv Mehrishi appointed Comptroller and Auditor General

NEW DELHI: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, Government on Thursday appointed IAS officer Sunil Arora as Election Commissioner and former Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Mehrishi, a 1978-batch Rajasthan cadre IAS officer, will replace SK Sharma, who is retiring on September 24. Mehrishi retired yesterday from the post of Home Secretary after serving a period of two years. In another appointment of the day, former IAS officer Sunil Arora is all set to take charge as Chief Election Commissioner on India. After Nasim Zaidi retired as Chief Election Commissioner in July, there was a vacancy in the poll panel. While Achal Kumar Joti is the CEC, Om Prakash Rawat is the other Election Commissioner.

Bureaucratic reshuffle: Rajiv Kumar DFS secretary; Anita Karwal CBSE chief   

NEW DELHI: Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS) while Anita Karwal was named CBSE chairperson as part of a major reshuffle effected today.

As many as 17 civil servants were appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments.

RP Sharma is new Odisha DGP

Senior IPS officer Rajendra Prasad Sharma was today made the new director general of police of Odisha replacing K B Singh in a minor reshuffle in the top police cadre of the state. Sharma was presently working as the director of vigilance department, the anti-corruption wing of Odisha police. Singh has been posted as chairman-cum-managing director of the state-owned Odisha State Road Transport Corporation, an official release said. Sharma, who hails from Rajasthan, has an MBBS degree besides another in law. He also has experience of working with the NSG. Prior to being the director of the vigilance department he had been the commissioner of police of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commisionerate. Sharma came to limelight when the vigilance department launched operations against the corruption in the rural housing schemes.

Dr KM Abraham appointed new Kerala Chief Secretary

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief secretary of Kerala Nalini Netto is set to retire on August 31. Additional chief secretary of finance, KM Abraham, will take over as the new chief secretary after her retirement.
Abraham who is set to retire this December will serve for a period of only 4 months.

Discussions had already begun to find the new chief for the finance department.

Nalini Netto is from the 1981 batch and took over as chief secretary on April 2.

According to seniority, Amarendra Kumar Dubey and Aruna Sundarajan are next in line. Both are in central deputation and it is not known whether they would return to Kerala.

Paul Antony, who is next in seniority, is likely to be the chief secretary after Abraham.

New portal launched for IAS aspirants

While preparation for the civil services exam can be daunting, figuring out what to study can be a tougher task. To simplify this, a new web initiative called 'Steel frame of India' has been launched for UPSC and other government exam aspirants. Separating the wheat from the chaff, this website will cull out study material from different news portals and government channels — like Rajya Sabha TV, Press Information Bureau (PIB) etc. This will be analysed and grouped into 2 categories — facts and analysis — which will be hosted everyday on its portal www.steelframeofindia.org

30 Aug 2017

IAS officers to take up modelling to showcase ethnic northeastern attire in Delhi next month

Officers of the coveted Indian Administrative Services (IAS) will take up the role of models at an event in the national capital next week to showcase the works of designers from the northeast.

The event is part of the ministry of development of north eastern region (DoNER)’s attempts to build bridges between northeastern states and the rest of the country.

Retired Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to be next Governer of Jammu & Kashmir

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Wednesday scotched rumours that he would be the next Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, saying he would be going to his home town Jaipur tomorrow on his retirement.

Rajiv Gauba Takes Charge As Union Home Secretary, Rajiv Mehrishi Retires

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba today took charge as the Union Home Secretary after incumbent Rajiv Mehrishi retired from service. He will have a fixed two-year tenure.

A 1982 batch officer of Jharkhand cadre, 59-year-old Mr Gauba was appointed as the home secretary about two months ago and since then he has been serving in the home ministry as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).
21 Aug 2017

Video suggests Sasikala allowed to leave B'lore jail; Ex-DIG D Roopa hopes for thorough probe

Bengaluru: Her fate in the AIADMK hangs in the balance with the O Panneerselvam and E Palaniswami factions within touching distance of a merger deal. And now, there is another trouble brewing for VK Sasikala with a fresh video showing her free run in a Bengaluru jail where she is serving time in a corruption case.

A new CCTV footage has emerged which purportedly shows Sasikala walking into the jail from outside in civilian clothes and holding a bag in the presence of uniformed men. Co-convict Ilavarasi is also purportedly seen walking behind her.

The footage has once again raised questions over the alleged VIP treatment to Sasikala, who may be sacked from the AIADMK on Monday with the party’s merger.

The footage has been submitted by former Bengaluru DIG (Prisons) D Roopa as part of investigation into her earlier report which had exposed the special privileges extended to Sasikala at the Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru.

7 Aug 2017

2010 Batch IAS officer #NeerajKumar posted as DM #Udhampur in J&K, Caught Drunk with girls , pics gone viral on social media

Senior IAS officer Niraj Kumar is in for deep trouble as raunchy pictures of him with at least two young girls in what looks like a hotel room have appeared in social media. Kumar a 2010 batch IAS officer of J&K cadre appears to be in an inebriate state and lying on a bed with two young women, most likely prostitutes while a third person who cant be identified is the one who has taken the pictures.

Senior officers who spoke to Kashmir Monitor on condition of anonymity say that while Kumar is known for his erratic ways, this particular incident appears to have been a honey trap for the officer." It is obvious someone exploited his weakness because he had the weakness in the first place", said an IAS officer posted in the Civil Secretariat. 
16 Jul 2017

Sasikala row: DIG Roopa submits second report

BENGALURU: Deputy inspector general (prisons) D Roopa, who recently exposed alleged corrupt activities in jail, submitted her second report to DGP (Prisons) HN Sathyanarayana Rao on Saturday.

In the report, she has highlighted the state of affairs pertaining to maintenance of the central prison, and alleged that crucial CCTV recordings of VIP treatment to AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala, who is serving a sentence, appear to have gone missing, a police source said.

Roopa told the media on Saturday that she had submitted a second report, but declined to divulge any details.

15 Jul 2017

Santosh Singh is DIG Bhopal

Bhopal: Santosh Kumar Singh will be new DIG of Bhopal and Hemant Chouhan will be new SP of Bhopal North. The state government transferred 71 IPS officers on Thursday. Total 22 SPs, eight DIGs and three IGs of field posting have been transferred.

DIG Santosh Kumar has been transferred from Gwalior to Bhopal. Anant K
31 May 2017

Jet Airways Board approves appointment of Vinay Dube as Chief Executive Officer

Dube's appointment was approved by the Jet Airways Board of Directors at their meeting on Tuesday. The appointment is subject to receipt of all requisite government /regulatory approvals, including his security clearance.

Raju Narayana Swamy has been posted as Principal Secretary, Administrative Reforms (Official language) Department.

Raju Narayana Swamy, who was shifted from the post of Principal Secretary, Agriculture, last week following a spat with Agriculture Director Biju Prabhakar has been posted as Principal Secretary, Administrative Reforms (Official language) Department.

32 IAS officers, including 7 Collectors transferred in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: The State government on Tuesday transferred 32 IAS officers including senior officials and seven district collectors. Senior officer PWC Davidar has been appointed as transport secretary in place of Chandrakant B Kamble, while the post he held so far, chairman and managing director, TUFIDCO, has been given to Kamble.

Shaktikanta Das retires as Economic Affairs Secretary; Tapan Ray to take over

Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das announced his retirement as the Corporate Affairs Secretary on Wednesday. Das has been associated with the Government of India for nearly 37 years. He will be succeeded by Tapan Ray, who will take the additional charges as the new Economic Affairs Secretary.

“It has been a very good experience, especially in the last three years. I was very fortunate to be a part of such key reforms and structural changes that have come about in the Ministry of Finance,” Shaktikanta Das told agencies.

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