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IPS officer Madhukar Shetty passes away



Senior IPS officer from the State, K. Madhukar Shetty, 47, passed away at a hospital in Hyderabad on Friday.

He was hospitalised for over a week on a suspected case of H1N1 infection-induced pneumonia. He underwent heart surgery on Wednesday and was on life support. He passed away at the hospital on Friday at around 8.30 p.m., sources said. He was last posted as Deputy Director, Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

He was the son of renowned editor, Vaddarse Raghurama Shetty, who started the Kannada newspaper ‘Mungaru’ in the 1980s.

MP Govt transfers 48 IAS including 28 District Collectors



After the Rajasthan Government, now the newly formed Madhya Pradesh Government has transferred more than 48 IAS officers. Out of these 48, 24 are district collectors.

Manu Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, and MD of Urja Vikas Nigam has been given additional charge of Commercial Tax Department.

Collectors of Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam and Katni have not been transferred.


Collectors who have been transferred are Abhishek Singh to Sidhi, Tarun Pithode from Sehore to Betul, Bharat Yadav from Morena to Gwalior, O P Shrivastava from Mandsaur to Rewa.

Collectors Preeti Maithil from Rewa to Sagar, Satyendra Singh from Burhanpur to Satna, Shrinivas Sharma from Jabalpur to Chhindwara, Deepak Saxena to Narsinghpur, Ashish Saxena from Jhabua to Hoshangabad, Priyanka Das from Hoshangabad to Morena, Vasant Kure to Sheopur, RPS Jadon to Datia, Surbhi Gupta to Dindori, Gopal Chandra Dad from Seoni to Khargone, Shammimuddin to Alirajpur, Dhanraju S from Bhind to Mandsaur, Ganesh Shankar Mishra from Alirajpur to Sehore, Bhaskar Lashkar to Guna, Chhote Singh to Bhind, Anugrah P from Annupur to Shivpuri, Niraj Kumar Singh to Damoh.

Senior IAS officer Rajni Singh has been appointed as the CEO Jabalpur, Sheetla Patel as Additional Collector, Betul, and Harshika Singh has been moved to Mantralaya.

MP Govt transfers 48 IAS including 28 District Collectors



After the Rajasthan Government, now the newly formed Madhya Pradesh Government has transferred more than 48 IAS officers. Out of these 48, 24 are district collectors.

Manu Shrivastava, Principal Secretary, New and Renewable Energy, and MD of Urja Vikas Nigam has been given additional charge of Commercial Tax Department.

Collectors of Indore, Ujjain, Ratlam and Katni have not been transferred.


Collectors who have been transferred are Abhishek Singh to Sidhi, Tarun Pithode from Sehore to Betul, Bharat Yadav from Morena to Gwalior, O P Shrivastava from Mandsaur to Rewa.

Collectors Preeti Maithil from Rewa to Sagar, Satyendra Singh from Burhanpur to Satna, Shrinivas Sharma from Jabalpur to Chhindwara, Deepak Saxena to Narsinghpur, Ashish Saxena from Jhabua to Hoshangabad, Priyanka Das from Hoshangabad to Morena, Vasant Kure to Sheopur, RPS Jadon to Datia, Surbhi Gupta to Dindori, Gopal Chandra Dad from Seoni to Khargone, Shammimuddin to Alirajpur, Dhanraju S from Bhind to Mandsaur, Ganesh Shankar Mishra from Alirajpur to Sehore, Bhaskar Lashkar to Guna, Chhote Singh to Bhind, Anugrah P from Annupur to Shivpuri, Niraj Kumar Singh to Damoh.

Senior IAS officer Rajni Singh has been appointed as the CEO Jabalpur, Sheetla Patel as Additional Collector, Betul, and Harshika Singh has been moved to Mantralaya.

Ranjan Gogoi has scrapped weekday leave for judges

India's Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi has scrapped weekday leave for judges, except for emergencies. Seeking to reduce the backlog of court cases, Gogoi has also barred judges from taking leave travel concession during work days and asked them to plan family holidays in advance by coordinating with "brother judges and chief justice." The Supreme Court will take action against errant judges who break the holiday rule. India’s courts have a pile-up of over 3.3 crore cases and are hampered by a shortage of judges — the high courtsoperate 40% below capacity.

Venkaiah Naidu attends wedding of IAS lovebirds Tina Dabi and Aamir, shares pic



Civil services exam 2015 topper Tina Dabi and her husband Athar Aamir Khan, who came second in the same exam, hosted their wedding reception on Ashoka Road in central Delhi on Saturday. The guests included Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

Ms Dabi, 24, and Mr Khan, 25, got married in Jaipur last month and their family and friends had attended the wedding celebrations in south Kashmir’s Pahalgam on April 7.

Several bureaucrats from Rajasthan were seen at the reception. Both Ms Dabi and Mr Khan are Rajasthan-cadre Indian Administrative Service or IAS officers.

At a time when the country is seeing heated debates on communal disorder, the coming together of Ms Dabi and Mr Khan is being hailed by many as a beautiful example of love and peace.

Purabi Mahato : an inspiration to government officials

The story was first published in Dainik Bhaskar about a viral photo of Purabi Mahato. A a picture is becoming viral on the social media in which a woman is sitting infront of a group of Adivasi people, the police is standing next to her. At first glance, it seems that something bad has happened with the woman, but the case here differs from your perception. The lady is Additional Divisional Forest Officer of Midnapore Purabi Mahato from from West Bengal . She did this to prevent the tribals from hunting animals, that the picture became viral. Navneet Sekera, the UP Police Supercope also shared this picture.  The tribals had a custom to hunt down on this special day, after all the efforts from goverment officials tibals did not stop, Finally she asked the elders to kill her first before killing the animals in the Jungle. This genuine gesture won the hearts of tribal head and they agreed. 

13 Joint Secretaries appointed



The Union government on Friday appointed 13 Joint Secretaries to various Ministries. Among those who figure on the list is a Karnataka- cadre Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Ritvik Pandey, who has been appointed Joint Secretary in the Department of Revenue.

He replaces Uday Singh Kumawat, who has been shunted out from the crucial position after a controversy over a visit to France. Mr. Kumawat is a 1993-batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre. A senior parliamentarian had tweeted about Mr. Kumawat, triggering a controversy.

Mr. Pandey is an old hand in the Ministry of Finance, having served as Director (Budget) in the Ministry at the Centre, and as Commercial Tax Commissioner in his parent cadre, Karnataka. It may be noted that he is the son-in-law of Nripendra Mishra, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Enforcement Directorate has seized properties worth over Rs 2 crore of a senior IAS officer of Bihar cadre

PATNA:The Enforcement Directorate has seized properties worth over Rs 2 crore of a senior IAS officer of Bihar cadre, who had been charged with amassing huge wealth during his tenure as the district magistrate of Munger and the commissioner of Patna Municipal Corporation.

He is presently posted as director of employment and training with the state labour department.

"The agency has attached assets worth Rs 2.51 crore of K Senthil Kumar, 1996 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre," a release issued by the ED yesterday said, adding that the Vigilance Investigation Bureau, Patna, had, in the past, filed a charge sheet against the bureaucrat for money laundering.

Kumar had been accused of "causing huge loss to the exchequer" by illegally approving maps for builders, awarding contracts to favoured firms and inadequate collection of holding tax from prominent hotels of Patna, it said. 

IG Roopa Moudgil rejects Namma Bengaluru Award



Inspector general of police D Roopa Moudgil who was in the news for exposing the alleged VIP treatment to AIADMK leader Sasikala in Bengaluru central prison, has reportedly refused to accept 'Namma Bengaluru Award' conferred by non-profit organization Namma Bengaluru Foundation.In a letter addressed to Namma Bengaluru Foundation, the senior officer of home guard and civil defense stated that her 'conscience does not allow' her to receive the high cash reward offered to her.

Her letter read, "Every government servant is expected to maintain neutrality and equidistance from all quasi-political bodies and associations that have even the bare minimum political overtone. Only then can a public servant maintain a clean and fair image in the eyes of the public."

Gorakhpur DM, Who Stopped Media from Entering Counting Centre, Promoted

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-led UP government transferred 37 IAS officers in a major reshuffle on Friday night. Of the 16 District Magistrates and four divisional commissioners transferred, one of them was Gorakhpur DM Rajeev Rautela, who was in news for stopping journalists from entering the counting centre during the constituency’s recently concluded bypoll.

Rautela has now been made the new divisional commissioner of Devipatan division, while K Vijyendra Pandiyan was made the new Gorakhpur DM.

Former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian dies; tributes pour in



New Delhi: Former cabinet secretary, TSR Subramanian, died on Monday.

The IAS association tweeted, "Extremely shocked to hear the sad news of the demise of TSR Subramanian. He was the tallest amongst all and is a big loss for the IAS fraternity and the nation."

Delhi Chief Secy Assault: IAS Assoc Secy meets Hans Raj Ahir, Jitendra Singh



The Secretary of Indian Civil and Administration services (IAS) Manisha Saxena conducted a meeting on Friday with the Minister of State Home Affairs Hans Raj Ahir and Union Minister Jitendra Singh regarding the alleged assault on the Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.

Manisha Saxena informed that the entire association has been hurt by the incident of assault. She highlighted her concern regarding the security and the safety of the Indian bureaucracy.The Delhi Chief Secretary had alleged an assault on February 20 by the members of legislative assembly of Aam Aadmi Party and a case was registered with the Delhi Police. The ruling Aam Aadmi Party had refuted such claims and in return accused the Chief Secretary of abusing the party MLA.

The Delhi bureaucrats on Thursday created a coordination committee and conducted a peaceful protest, condemning the incident of the assault. They were supported by the Indian Administrative Service of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) and Delhi Administration Subordinate Service (DASS

How transparent is Modi's 360-degree appraisal system?

In August, after being denied a secretary-level position in the Union government, Indian Administrative Services officer Vineet Chawdhary filed a case questioning the legal validity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “360-degree appraisal” system for promoting senior civil servants. Despite his petition, the Union government did not think it fit to grant him the position. But in December, Chawdhary was picked to be the chief secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s new government in Himachal Pradesh, where he heads the state’s bureaucracy.The 360-degree appraisal system is a process that the prime minister approved in April 2015 to supplement the existing review mechanism to assess whether IAS officers are capable of holding the most senior positions of additional secretary and secretary in the Union government.


Will the corporate-style 360-degree feedback tool work in evaluating civil servants?

It was a wake-up call for several bureaucrats in Delhi last year when they failed to make the cut as additional secretaries, just a rung below the coveted post of a secretary at the Centre.

The reason: the Narendra Modi government’s introduced 360-degree feedback tool for officers on the threshold of becoming Additional Secretaries or Secretaries. Till then, empanelment committees would select civil servants for top jobs based on their annual progress reports or confidentiality reports. These reports were generated by just one person: the immediate boss of the officer under review. Many officers are happy with the decision and others feel that the corporate style feedback system may prove as a litmus test for IAS officers.

Maharashtra IAS officer Tukaram Mundhe transferred again, 3rd time since May 2016



Tukaram Mundhe, 43, who was serving as the chairman and managing director of Pune Municipal Transport Corporation Limited has now been posted as the municipal commissioner of Nashik.

Usually, the tenure of a government officer is three years. This is Mundhe’s third transfer order in the past four years.

The transfer comes just 11 months after he was shifted from the post of Navi Mumbai municipal commissioner. Mundhe, who was the district collector of Solapur, was appointed to the post in Navi Mumbai in May 2016. In Solapur, Mundhe had cracked down on officials involved in the irrigation scam. He had also taken on the local sand mafia, owing to which he was attacked in January 2016, but escaped unhurt. He was shunted out of Solapur in 17 months owing to pressure from politicians, sources said.

Shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in country: Government



NEW DELHI: There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country, the government said on Wednesday.

Officers in position as on January 1, 2017, is 5,004 against the total authorised strength of 6,500 -- vacancy of 1,496, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Giving state-wise details, the minister said that Uttar Pradesh has 515 officers against the total authorised strength of 621.
Bihar has 243 IAS officers, West Bengal 277, Madhya Pradesh 341 and Kerala 150 against the total authorised strength of 342, 359, 439 and 231, respectively.

Tamil Nadu has 289 officers, Rajasthan 243, Jharkhand 144 and Haryana 155 against the strength of 376, 313, 215 and 205, respectively, Singh said.

Gujarat has 241 IAS officers (against the strength of 297) and Himachal Pradesh has 115 bureaucrats against the strength of 147.

Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma in trouble ?



Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajbala Verma, who has had a controversial career, has now courted a fresh trouble just ahead of her retirement. She has now been accused of shielding an officer who allegedly indulged in misconduct in coal block allocation.

The Prime Minister’s Office had taken cognisance of the issue and sent a letter to the principal secretary of Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das, asking for investigation against Rajbala Verma and senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer AP Singh, reported Prabhat Khabar.

The letter from the PMO is reportedly in response to letters sent to it by Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) leader Dilip Mishra in July and September 2017. In his letters to the PMO, Mishra had sought action against Rajbala Verma and AP Singh.


According to the letters, Rajbala Verma and AP Singh had made false report concerning then Palamau district collector Puja Singhal to protect her. Acting on the same, the Personnel and Training Department of Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pension recommended a probe against Verma and Singh to the PMO.

The letter from PMO, dated January 25, 2018, has asked the government to take necessary action in the case. The issue concerns allocation of 200 acre of land to Kathotia Coal Block Private Limited in Palamau.

Rajbala Verma is a 1983 batch Bihar cadre IAS officer, and has been in several controversies during her service. Earlier, she faced attack from opposition parties for allegedly writing to a private bank to pressure them for funding her son’s company. Besides, she was also accused of laxity in the probe concerning fodder scam.

FOUR GUJARAT CADRE IPS OFFICERS PROMOTED AS DGPS

Gujarat home department on Monday promoted four Gujarat cadre IPS officers as Director General of Police (DGP) from the rank of Additional Director General of Police (ADGP). The IPS officers are Vipul Vijoy, AK Surolia, Mohan Jha and TS Bisht. With the promotion of these officers, Gujarat now has nine DGPs. Vijoy, a 1983-batch officer who was accused of illegally confining junior staff members at his home while serving as ADGP (Communication), was denied a promotion in the last round.

He has been serving as ADGP (traffic) and will now head it as DGP. Similarly, 1985-batch IPS officer AK Surolia has been promoted to DGP, Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). Another 1985-batch IPS officer Mohan Jha, serving as ADGP (administration) has been promoted as DGP in the same department. T S Bisht, 1985-batch IPS officer, who was serving as ADGP and Inspector General of Prison will now head it as DGP.

Following the superannuation of Gujarat’s first woman In-charge DGP Geetha Johri, IPS officer Pramod Kumar had taken over the charge. Now, the state has nine DGPs including Pramod Kumar (in-charge DGP, Inspector General of Prison), AK Singh (Police Commissioner, Ahmedabad), Tirth Raj (Law & Order), Shivanand Jha (Intelligence), Ashish Bhatia (CID Crime), Vipul Vijoy (State Traffic Branch), AK Surolia (ATS), Mohan Jha (Administration) and TS Bisht (Prison).

Vijay Gokhale to take charge as Foreign Secy



Seasoned diplomat Vijay Gokhale will take charge as the next foreign secretary today, succeeding S Jaishankar.



A 1981-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, Gokhale is currently serving as the Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.

He was India's Ambassador to China before moving back to the MEA in New Delhi. Gokhale will have a two-year tenure as the Foreign Secretary. He has also served as India's top envoy to Germany and worked in Indian missions in Hong Kong, Hanoi and in New York.

Dr Jaishankar was appointed foreign secretary in January 2015, for two years. He was given a one-year extension in January last year.

Earlier this month, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the appointment of Gokhale to the post of Foreign Secretary.

Artika Shukla cracked IAS without any coaching

Artika was born in Varanasi. She has always been a brilliant student. In fact, her parents used to give quite a high importance to education. She is youngest among three siblings. Her eldest brother, Dr. B. K. Shukla, is a pediatrician and practicing in Kashi while the other brother, Gaurav Shukla, had cracked UPSC Civil Services in 2012 and got IAS. He is currently posted in Guahati.

Artika studied from St. John School, DLW, Varanasi. She was a throughout topper from this school. After schooling, she cracked pre medical test and went to MAMCH, New Delhi for MBBS. She has worked as an intern with Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi and later joined PGIMER, Chandigarh as a Junior Intern. She is currently doing MD Pediatrics from Chandigarh. However, she will now go to Mussourie for IAS training. It was in 2013 when Artika decided to prepare for UPSC Civil Services. She couldn’t afford to give much time for preparation and was completely relying on the inputs for preparation from her IAS brother Gaurav. Her brother did lots of help and provided useful tips, including his GS notes. Artika didn’t join any coaching institute for obvious reasons. However, after clearing the Prelims, she had gone for a test series for Mains and later did some Mock Interviews for Interview preparation.

Hassan Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri has been transferred just weeks before Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations in the district.



Hassan Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri has been transferred just weeks before Mahamastakabhisheka celebrations in the district.

Sindhuri was overseeing arrangements for the upcoming celebrations at Shravanabelegola and the news of her transfer elicited a strong reaction from leaders of BJP and JD(S). She had taken over as DC of Hassan in July 2017 and becomes the latest civil officer to be transferred in less than a year’s time of duty in the state.

The Mahamastakabhisheka is an important Jain festival held once in twelve years at Shravanabelegola in Hassan district. It is set to take place from February 17-21. The BJP has alleged that the transfer has happened due to disagreements between the officer and the Chief Minister's office over the festival.

BJP State President, BS Yeddyurappa, called the transfer unceremonious and said that there was no place for honest offers in the Siddaramaiah government