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.
3 Sep 2017

Ex-bureaucrat Alphons Kannanthanam is first minister from Kerala in the Modi government

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new man to handle tourism, an area where the NDA government has launched a number of projects over the last two years, is Alphons Kannanthanam - a bureaucrat-turned-politician who has a strong reputation as an administrator.

Modi's move to induct Kannanthanam, a 1979-batch IAS officer from Kerala, in the council of ministers is being seen as part of the BJP's efforts to expand its footprint in the southern state, where it has been working hard to emerge as a potent force.

He replaces Mahesh Sharma, who retains his post as MoS Culture.

Kannanthanam, who is the first minister from Kerala in the Modi government, was born in a non-electrified Manimala village in Kottayam district to a World War II veteran.

During his stint in the IAS, Kannanthanam served in several key positions. He shot to fame when as the commissioner of the Delhi Development Authority in the mid- 1990s he ordered demolition of thousands of illegal constructions, earning himself the sobriquet of 'demolition man'.

Among his major achievements is the key role he played in the literacy movement in India. As Kottayam district collector, he helped it become the first 100 per cent literate town in India in 1989.
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.
30 Aug 2017

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).

We will get Dawood at an opportune time: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Wednesday raised objection to the terms "Hindu terror" or "saffron terror and said that terror can't be connected to any religion.FHe also stated that fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, is in Pakistan and that country is creating hurdles in getting him back to India to face the law here, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said.

Mehrishi said the government is taking all required action so that Ibrahim could be brought back to India.
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. 
31 Jul 2017

Dilip Borthakur, a retired IAS officer who was arrested in connection with a Rs 2,250-crore scandal in the Assam social welfare department

Dilip Borthakur, a retired IAS officer who was arrested in connection with a Rs 2,250-crore scandal in the Assam social welfare department, was remanded to 14 days’ judicial custody by a special court here on Saturday. Borthakur, who was absconding for about six months, was arrested late Friday evening from his residence here, following which he was produced before a special court on Saturday. Borthakur, who had retired in the rank of Commissioner and Secretary in the Assam government, was director of the social welfare department for a few years during which the multi-crore scandal related to certain centrally sponsored schemes had taken place.
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

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.
29 May 2017

IAS Anurag Tewari's death case: 3 police personnel suspended for dereliction of duty

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday suspended three of its personnel for dereliction of duty in connection with IAS officer Anurag Tiwari's death case.

Mathai meets Karnataka Chief Secretary, wants action against IAS officers

BENGALURU: According to Indian Express , K Mathai, Administrative Officer and Under Secretary to Government, Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms (DPAR) met Chief Secretary Subhash Chandra Khuntia on Monday and lodged a complaint demanding action against IAS officers who allegedly harassed him.
27 May 2017

IAS officer Anurag Tiwari’s death: SIT gets crucial information from witnesses

According to Hindustan times , The Special Investigation Team (SIT) will again try to reconstruct the sequence of events leading to the death of Karnataka-cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari on the basis of details and information extracted from over 25 witnesses in the case.

Madhya Pradesh government revokes Harda collector’s transfer

BHOPAL: According to Times of India news paper , Madhya Pradesh government has  revoked Harda collector  Srikant Bhanot's transfer  . The cancellation was made  after three days of  his earlier order. On May 24 he was transferred to secretariat in the state capital as deputy secretary, mining.Bhanot, was replaced by another officer Tarun Rathi. A fresh order issued by general administration department (GAD) said, "Henceforth, the earlier order stands cancelled. Bhanoth will continue as collector Harda."

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