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Joint Secretary level reshuffle effected at Centre; 16 officers get a new assignment

The NaMo administration on Monday effected a major bureaucratic rejig. As many as sixteen Joint Secretary level officers were given a new assignment;

  1. Shyam Bhagat Negi (IPS:1990:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a period of five years.
  2. Sanjay Lohiya (IAS:1994:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a period of five years.
  3. Asheesh Sharma (IAS:1997:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) for a combined tenure of seven years ending 24.02.2023.
  4. M Angamuthu (IAS:2002:AM) appointed as Chairman, APEDA under the Ministry of Commerce for a period of five years.
  5. Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha (IRTS:1993) appointed as Adviser, NITI Aayog for a period of five years.
  6. M Maheshwar Rao (IAS:1995:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Space (Bengaluru) for a tenure of five years by downgrading the post from Additional Secretary level for two years vice Anoop Srivastava.
  7. Mahmood Ahmed (IP&TF&AS:1993) appointed as Joint Secretary Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) for a tenure of five years.
  8. Rahul Singh (IAS:1996:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) for a tenure of five years.
  9. Amitabh Kumar (IRS C&CE:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for a period of five years.
  10. Anurag Bajpai (IFS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for a period of five years.
  11. Ms Aditi Das Rout (ITS:1986) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development till her superannuation on 30.09.2023.
  12. Ms G Jayanti (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Space (Bengaluru) till her superannuation on 31.03.2024.
  13. Ms Kesang Yangzom Sherpa (IRS IT:1995) appointed as Member Secretary, NCTE (Joint Secretary level) under the Department of School Education & Literacy.
  14. Ms. Rekha Yadav (IRPS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj for a period of five years.
  15. Chetan Prakash Jain (IRPS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for a tenure of five years.
  16. Ashish Chatterjee (IAS:1999:TN) appointed as Senior Directing Staff SDS (Civil), National Defence College under the Department of Defence for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. up to 01.06.2021.

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P D Vaghela appointed as TRAI Chairperson

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday appointed Dr P D Vaghela (IAS:1986:GJ) as Chairperson, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65 years. Vaghela has also served in the state as a commissioner of commercial tax. He was also instrumental in bringing GST in 2017.

Vaghela, the outgoing Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, is retiring on Wednesday.

He will take over Ram Sewak Sharma, the outgoing TRAI Chairperson who demits office on September 30, after a five-year tenure.

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Joint Secretary level reshuffle effected at Centre; 16 officers get a new assignment

By IndianMandarins 1 hour ago

The NaMo administration on Monday effected a major bureaucratic rejig. As many as sixteen Joint Secretary level officers were given a new assignment;

  1. Shyam Bhagat Negi (IPS:1990:HP) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal for a period of five years.
  2. Sanjay Lohiya (IAS:1994:AM) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Mines for a period of five years.
  3. Asheesh Sharma (IAS:1997:MH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) for a combined tenure of seven years ending 24.02.2023.
  4. M Angamuthu (IAS:2002:AM) appointed as Chairman, APEDA under the Ministry of Commerce for a period of five years.
  5. Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha (IRTS:1993) appointed as Adviser, NITI Aayog for a period of five years.
  6. M Maheshwar Rao (IAS:1995:KN) appointed as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Space (Bengaluru) for a tenure of five years by downgrading the post from Additional Secretary level for two years vice Anoop Srivastava.
  7. Mahmood Ahmed (IP&TF&AS:1993) appointed as Joint Secretary Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) for a tenure of five years.
  8. Rahul Singh (IAS:1996:BH) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) for a tenure of five years.
  9. Amitabh Kumar (IRS C&CE:1992) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce for a period of five years.
  10. Anurag Bajpai (IFS:1994) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production for a period of five years.
  11. Ms Aditi Das Rout (ITS:1986) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development till her superannuation on 30.09.2023.
  12. Ms G Jayanti (CSS) appointed as Joint Secretary, Department of Space (Bengaluru) till her superannuation on 31.03.2024.
  13. Ms Kesang Yangzom Sherpa (IRS IT:1995) appointed as Member Secretary, NCTE (Joint Secretary level) under the Department of School Education & Literacy.
  14. Ms. Rekha Yadav (IRPS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj for a period of five years.
  15. Chetan Prakash Jain (IRPS:1995) appointed as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR) for a tenure of five years.
  16. Ashish Chatterjee (IAS:1999:TN) appointed as Senior Directing Staff SDS (Civil), National Defence College under the Department of Defence for a combined tenure of seven years i.e. up to 01.06.2021.

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P D Vaghela appointed as TRAI Chairperson

By IndianMandarins 2 hours ago

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Monday appointed Dr P D Vaghela (IAS:1986:GJ) as Chairperson, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65 years. Vaghela has also served in the state as a commissioner of commercial tax. He was also instrumental in bringing GST in 2017.

Vaghela, the outgoing Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, is retiring on Wednesday.

He will take over Ram Sewak Sharma, the outgoing TRAI Chairperson who demits office on September 30, after a five-year tenure.

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Act East: Shah and Dr Jitendra Singh launched Destination North East 2020

By IndianMandarins 13 hours ago

Coinciding with World Tourism Day, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated Destination North East 2020, a four-day festival to promote and showcase the region’s tourism, culture, heritage and business.

The inauguration took place through video conferencing and was attended by Union Minister for Development of North East Region (DONER) Jitendra Singh and the chief ministers of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘The Emerging Delightful Destinations’ and will be a virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Stressing on the need for peace in the once strife-torn region in order to promote tourism and investment, Shah said since 2014 steps taken by the Centre have helped replace violence with development.

Shah mentioned the Centre’s Act East Policy, which aims to open the Northeast region for trade and tourism with South East Asia and listed the initiatives taken in the past six years for development and connectivity in the region.

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North East Development Conclave 2018: Realizing Potential of North East

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BJP President Nadda announces new team: Ram Madhav, GVL & Muralidhar Rao dropped, Tejaswi youth wing’s chief

By IndianMandarins 26 Sep 2020

Eight months after taking over as National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jagat Prakash Nadda on Saturday announced the 70-member national executive committee as his new team.

What is more surprising is the absence of big names like G V L Narasimha Rao, Ram Madhav and P Muralidhar Rao in the list. While GVL was the national official spokesman, Ram Madhav from Andhra and P Muralidhar Rao from Telangana was the national general secretaries in the previous term. It is yet not known whether they will be given another assignment.

Tejashwi Surya (BJP MP) has been made the new President of Yuva Morcha; the party’s youth wing. Tejaswi replaces Poonam Mahajan.

The new team was expected in April but due to the coronavirus epidemic and nationwide lockdown, the party high command could neither convene the new team nor convene a meeting of national officials by calling a meeting of the National Executive and Council.

Reportedly, he had prepared a list of national officials a few months back after brainstorming with senior party leaders.

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Amarendu & Dasgupta drafted as chief of Bokaro & Bhilai steel plants; Rai as Director (TP & RM)

By IndianMandarins 25 Sep 2020

Following the ACC’s endorsement of restructuring of SAIL’s Board, the NaMo administration on 24 September appointed Amarendu Prakash as Director in-charge of Bokaro Steel Plant (BSP) for a period of five years. It may be underlined that PESB had recommended him for the post of Director (Raw Materials & Logistics), SAIL that could not be formalized as the post was merged into Director (Technical) under the restructuring-plan.

Further, Anirban Dasgupta was drafted as the Director in-charge of Bhilai Steel Plant till the completion of term of five years as Director (Projects & Business Planning) i.e. 31.01.2025.

Harinand Rai, the incumbent Director (Technical) of SAIL, was appointed as Director (Technical, Projects, and Raw Materials) till his superannuation on 30.04.2022. The post emerged after the merger of the post of Director (Raw Materials & Logistics) with the post of Director (Technical) presently held by Hiranand Rai.

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PESB recommendation for Director, RM & Logistics, hangs in balance

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SAIL: Restructured Board comprises Chairman, 4 Directors and 4 CEOs as functional-directors

By IndianMandarins 25 Sep 2020

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) approved the restructuring of SAIL’s board. As per the approval, the four posts of CEOs of SAIL’s integrated steel plants will be elevated as functional directors by designating them as directors-in-charge of Bokaro, Rourkela, Bhilai, and one director-in-charge jointly for Burnpur and Durgapur steel plants.

The restructured board will consist of Chairman, Director (Finance), Director (Commercial), Director (Technical, Project and Raw Materials), Director (Personnel), Directors in-charge of integrated steel plants (ISPs).

Besides, the board will have non-official directors as per the Companies Act 2013 and 2 government nominee directors as per the DPE (Department of Public Enterprise) policy.

This will facilitate a speedy modernization and expansion program of the country’s largest steel-making company

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Rajasthan DGP seeks VRS, Lather tipped as next DGP

By IndianMandarins 25 Sep 2020

It has come to the fore that Rajasthan's DGP Bhupendra Singh Yadav (IPS:1986:RJ) has sought VRS. He started his stint as DGP on 30 June 2019 and was supposed to continue till June 2021 but he decided to quit midway.

The incumbent DGP Yadav met Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday (23 Sept) and discussed the matter.

Post Yadav’s meeting with CM speculations have started doing rounds Gehlot is keen to give Yadav an important portfolio post-retirement (VRS). One can't deny the possibility that  BS Yadav may replace Deepak Upreti as the RPSC (Rajasthan Public Service Commission) Chairman. Upreti is due for retirement next week.

Reportedly, Mohan Lal Lather (IPS:1986:RJ), the senior-most IPS in the state after BS Yadav, may be drafted as the next DGP of Rajasthan.

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The old saga of transfer-posting nexus casts a shadow on Ex UP DGP?

By IndianMandarins 24 Sep 2020

Old administrative misdeeds often fail to die down and keep giving nightmares to several others within the system. Something similar appears in Uttar Pradesh Police as well.   

Recently Dr Nutan Thakur, a social activist, and wife of former IPS officer Amitabh Thakur demanded the Yogi Govt for an immediate investigation against former UP DGP Om Prakash Singh for his alleged role in the field posting of senior police officers that the SIT had revealed in January this year.   

It may be recalled that following the SIT report FIRs were lodged against IPS officers; then SP Sultanpur and SP Rampur and others, for allegedly lobbying for their transfer and posting. They had admitted before the SIT to have spent Rupees sixty to eighty lakhs for securing their postings in Meerut and Agra district. Later they were booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act as well. 

The SIT was headed by then DG Vigilance HC Awasthy which comprised Amitabh Yash (IG, STF) and Vikas Gothalwal (IAS) as members.

A couple of days back UP based newspapers too reported that then UP GDP too may be the subject of investigations.    

Senior police officials say that UP Govt has some specific inputs else govt would not have ordered an inquiry.  Agencies believe that once the touts would be arrested they would reveal on whose behest they demanded money.

It may further be recalled that the secret report over alleged corrupt practices sent by then Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna included names of SSP- Ghaziabad), SP- Rampur, SP- Sultanpur, SP- Banda, and SSP (STF)- Lucknow. Though later the daring IPS officer Vaibhaw was placed under suspension on January 09, after an initial inquiry found him responsible for violation of the All-India Service Conduct Rules by leaking the secret report sent to the state government.

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