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Rajasthan: Ex CS and incumbent DGP tipped for ChairRPSC and State CIC

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Ashok Gehlot Government is gauging the prospects to draft Devendra Bhushan Gupta (IAS:1983:RJ) as the next Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission. The incumbent RPSC Chairman is completing his tenure on 14 October 2020. It may be underlined that the then Chief Secretary DB Gupta was made Adviser to Chief Minister three months ahead of his retirement.  

Though the incumbent State DGP Bhupendra Singh Yadav (IPS:1987:RJ) is still ruling the turf as DGP he hit the headlines last week for the supposed request for VRS application. It is believed that the State Govt may pick him as Chief Information Commissioner, State CIC. It is not a mere coincidence that news pertaining to VRS coincided with the advertisement of vacancy for the CIC post. 

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

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.

ALSO WATCH:

North East Development Conclave 2018: Realizing Potential of North East

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JfvKULzBw

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Rajasthan: Ex CS and incumbent DGP tipped for ChairRPSC and State CIC

By IndianMandarins 8 hours ago

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Ashok Gehlot Government is gauging the prospects to draft Devendra Bhushan Gupta (IAS:1983:RJ) as the next Chairman of Rajasthan Public Service Commission. The incumbent RPSC Chairman is completing his tenure on 14 October 2020. It may be underlined that the then Chief Secretary DB Gupta was made Adviser to Chief Minister three months ahead of his retirement.  

Though the incumbent State DGP Bhupendra Singh Yadav (IPS:1987:RJ) is still ruling the turf as DGP he hit the headlines last week for the supposed request for VRS application. It is believed that the State Govt may pick him as Chief Information Commissioner, State CIC. It is not a mere coincidence that news pertaining to VRS coincided with the advertisement of vacancy for the CIC post. 

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

By IndianMandarins 12 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.

ALSO WATCH:

North East Development Conclave 2018: Realizing Potential of North East

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-JfvKULzBw

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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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Odisha Govt reshuffles IPS officers

By IndianMandarins 24 Sep 2020

In a major IPS rejig the Odisha Government on Wednesday (September 23) transferred nine senior IPS officers as follows:

Arun Kumar Ray (IPS:1988:OR) posted as AGDP, Communication; Lalit Das (IPS:1992:OR) was made AGDP, Headquarters; YK Jethwa (IPS:1994:OR) posted as AGDP, Law & Order; Vinaytosh Mishra (IPS:1993:OR) was drafted as Director, SCRB. Further, Sanjay Kumar Singh (IPS:1996:OR) was posted as IGP, Modernisation; Rekha Lohani (IPS:1997:OR) was posted as Additional Commissioner of Police; Ritu Arora (IPS:1995:OR) posted as OSD, Home Department; Rajesh Kumar (IPS:1998:OR) was posted as IGP, FSL and Anupama James (IPS:2013:OR) as SP, Vigilance.

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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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Gujarat: Two IAS officers get new postings

By IndianMandarins 23 Sep 2020

The Government of Gujarat was on Wednesday effected a small reshuffle of IAS officers:

M A Pandya (IAS), Commissioner of Mid-day Meals was appointed as the Mission Director, National Health Mission, Gandhinagar. Similarly, Prabhav Joshi (IAS), District Development Officer, Kachchh-Bhuj, was appointed as the Managing Director, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation, Gandhinagar under Health & Family Welfare Department.

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SC Collegium announces 10 judicial officers as Judges of Madras HC

By IndianMandarins 23 Sep 2020

The Supreme Court Collegium on Wednesday approved the proposal for elevation of 10 Judicial Officers as Judges of the Madras High Court. They are; Kannammal Shanmuga Sundaram, Sathikumar Sukumara Kurup, Murali Shankar Kuppuraju, Manjula Ramaraju Nalliah, and Thamilselvi T Valayapalayam.

Besides them, the Collegium also approved names of G Chandrasekharan, A A Nakkiran, Sivagnanam Veerasamy, Ilangovan Ganesan, and Ananthi Subramanian.

The Collegium headed by CJI SA Bobde included justices N V Ramana, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and A M Khanwilkar.

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Bihar DGP takes VRS to contest Assembly Elections; Singhal is interim DGP

By IndianMandarins 23 Sep 2020

Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey (IPS:1987:BH), took voluntary retirement from service on Tuesday evening; five months ahead of his retirement scheduled in February 2021. September 22, was his last working day.

Following Pandey’s VRS Sanjiv Kumar Singhal (IPS:1988:BH), Director General of Homeguard and Fire Services has been given additional charge of the DGP.

Not surprising, exempting him from the mandatory three-month notice-period against VRS Bihar Government accepted his VRS request with immediate effect. This is something which was evident from Pandey’s media statements in the backdrop of SSR death case.

Pandey had earlier taken premature retirement to contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2009. He reportedly wished to contest from the Buxar Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket however it did not materialize back then.

It is believed that in all probability he will contest Assembly Elections as a ruling NDA candidate from Buxar constituency.

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