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CAT directs Cabinet Secretary to pass ‘Reasoned’ and ‘Speaking’ order on...

Resentment of the IAS officers against the 360-degree method of empanelment of senior officers for GoI empannelment has been snowballing. While many officers have...

Bharat Petroleum set to get Maharatna status

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is poised to become a Maharatna company. Presently it has a Navratna status. The decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status...

Hold it, do whatever you like but don’t break order

Promoting merit is one thing; breaking the hierarchy in the name of merit is open to questioning. Of course, it's the fundamental right of...

Deletions sent her on training

Deletions of comments and observations from the official portal eSamiksha have sent out a Cabinet Secretariat Jt Sec on a long-term training before completion...

FAME & NEMMP shifted to Niti Ayog; a setback for DHI

Indianmandarins reliably learns that the Cabinet Secretary and Committee of Secretaries a couple of days back decided that Electric Mobility Mission Plan and FAME...

Empanelment review for 1986 batch IPS concludes

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the ‘360 feedback committee’ headed by B D Sharma (former DG of SSB) completed its vetting last month. Reportedly,...

Cabinet Secretary gets extension (We said this on 14 April)

As Indianmandarins had reported on 14 April 2017 (Web-link below) Union Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha (IAS:1977:UP) has been given extension for a period...

Limited opportunity in secretary rank posts: Only 06 posts on offer

At a time when approx 110 IAS officers belonging to 1984 & 1985 batch, including 02 from 1983, are waiting with bated breath to...

Secretary and Additional Secretary at loggerheads?

  The gossip has been doing round the corners which is something IAS Vs IAS. One Secretary and an Additional Secretary (who is close to...

Three top posts of fixed tenure falling vacant by Sept

  There are a few posts where pre-retirement extension for IAS officers hangs in a delicate balance. They are coveted by one and all and...

An IAS officer sets an exceptional example  

Ravinder Kumar (UP:IAS:2011) is an exceptional civil servant having climbed Mt Everest. None of his service colleagues has ever done that. So when he...

Interviews take place for five foreign postings

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Cabinet Secretary chaired the interview panel on 29 November for five foreign posts (Jt Secretary level posts) which...

Setting a new precedent in appointment of secretaries

  Probably this is the first time that serving Union Secretaries have been appointed as OSDs before taking over the charge from outgoing secretaries. Usually, Special...

ITS cadre restructuring shortly; 766 new posts being created    

  Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that the Government finds itself in a fix over the complex issue of cadre restructuring of Indian Telecom Service. While...

Smriti at her oldest best

It may look like a twist of fate: whatever Smriti does, she lands in controversy. This fate is chasing her again in the Textiles...

Estuary of ironies: JS empanelment of IRS C&CE ?

It appears an irony that the IRS (C&CE) continues to be denied its dues even though the indirect tax collections (as per data, 1st...

New fiscal time-cycle under consideration

About 150 years after the British set India’s financial year from April 1 to March 31, the government is now looking to re-set the...

C-NEP recommends new structure for UGC

The committee on new education policy (C-NEP), headed by former Cabinet Secretary T.S.R. Subramanian, has recommended that the law on the higher education regulator...

Rail, defence, postal unions serve notice for strike from July 11

  Following the call by the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC), railway unions – Northern Railwaymen Union and Uttariya Railway Mazdoor Union – served a...