PM clears empanelment file of 1995 batch IAS officers

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has cleared empanelment file of 1995 batch IAS officers to the rank of Joint Secretary in the Government of India on Thursday evening.

Keshav Desiraju appointed as Secretary, Consumer Affairs in GoI
Keshav Desiraju, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttarakhand cadre.
(We said this on Feb 11, 2014)

Lov Verma gets addl charge of Secretary, Health
Lov Verma, Secretary, Department of AIDS Control, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has been assigned an additional charge of Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare until further orders. He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Will Aradhana Johri be new Secretary Health ?
Two Meetings of MSME Secretary Madhav Lal with Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad could not yield results and the top bosses have reportedly decided to appoint Aradhana Johri as new Secretary Health. She is 1980 batch IAS officer of UP cadre. Formal orders are still awaited

Four Secretaries from J & K, none from Maharashtra
Now there are four Secretaries in the Government of India from a small state of J & K. They are Anil Goswami (Home), Parvez Dewan (Tourism), Madhav Lal (MSME ) and Pankaj Jain (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation). Incidentally, there is no Secretary from a very important state Maharashtra.

B G Raj selected as Director (Fin), MIDHANI
B G Raj, GM, MIDHANI, has been selected for the post of Director (Finance), Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on February 13, 2014. As many as 13 persons were interviewed for the same.

Arun Kumar Gupta to be new DGP of UP ?
Arun Kumar Gupta is likely to be appointed new DGP of Uttar Pradesh. He is 1977 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

E Vishnu Vardhan Reddy to move to Geneva soon
Dr E Vishnu Vardhan Reddy is all set to move to PMA of United Nations in Geneva. The 2004 batch Indian Foreign Service officer is currently serving as Under Secretary, External Publicity & Public Diplomacy [XPD] Division at MEA HQ.

Singh to look after Airport wing in CISF
The newly appointed ADG in CISF Om Prakash Singh will be looking after important airport wing. The officer will look after the security of the country’s 59 airports as additional director-general of the CISF. He is 1983 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

Satish Chandra may be repatriated in April
As the grapevine has it, Satish Chandra has spread his wings to be back to his cadre state of Andhra Pradesh. The 1986 batch IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre is presently serving as JS, Dept of Fertilizers.

Dept of Rural Development soon to get its new DG, CAPART
As the grapevine has it, Department of Rural Development is all set to get its new DG for CAPART. Presently the additional charge of CAPART is with Vijaya Srivastava, an MP cadre officer.

Pandey to return to UP
DIG in the CBI, Sujeet Pandey, is returning to the parent Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is 1994 batch IPS officer of UP cadre.

Nageswara Rao to return Punjab
DIG in the CBI ,Nageswara Rao, is returning to the parent Punjab cadre. He is 1995 batch IPS officer of Punjab cadre.

Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar to continue
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar will continue, at least, till his retirement in April mainly because he is considered to be neutral – far away from having any kind of affiliation with any political group within or outside the ruling party. With the change of chief minister in the state, it was expected that the bureaucratic head will also be changed.

Uttarakhand DGP BS Sidhu to remain on seat !
Given the fact that the Police Act stipulates that the DGP shall have a minimum tenure of two years subject to superannuation, DGP in UttarakhandBirindar Singh Sidhu who was appointed on the coveted post on September 30, 2013, is unlikely to be changed.

Ms Vasudeva to succeed Choudhury as CMD, HPCL on Mar 1
Ms Nishi Vasudeva, Director (Marketing), HPCL, will be taking over the charge as Chairperson and Managing Director (CMD), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) on March 1, 2014. She will succeed S Roy Choudhary retiring on February 28, 2014.
(We said this on August 21, 2013)

Applications for post of ED, IIFCL invited
Ministry of Finance has invited applications for the post of Executive Director (Whole Time Director) of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL). Those willing to apply can send their applications to this Department before March 7, 2014.

Orders of Ms Soma Mondal for Director, NALCO yet to come
The orders of Ms Soma Mondal, GM, NALCO, for the appointment as Director (Commercial), NALCO Limited are yet to be issued by the Government of India. The post has been lying vacant since July 19, 2013.

Ms Jayasree Rajmohan posted as Deputy AG in AP
Ms Jayasree Rajmohan, on repatriation to the department, has been posted as Deputy Accountant General (ES-I) in the office of Accountant General (E&RSA), Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad. She is an IA&AS officer of 2008 batch.

Govt of Kerela may not appoint ARC in Delhi?
Amid speculations over the appointment of new Additional Resident Commissioner of Kerala in Delhi, the fresh buzz is that the Govt of Kerala may not appoint any officer as ARC. The position has fallen vacant after Bishwanath Sinha’s appointment as Jt Secretary, MoEF. Reportedly, two officers are keen to grab this slot.

Director (Fin&Comm) in HSL yet to be appointed
The Department of Defence Production is yet to appoint a candidate on deputation basis for the post of Director (Finance & Commercial), Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL). Notably, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) had not found anyone suitable candidate at a selection meeting held on November 26, 2013 and advised the concerned Ministry to explore the possibility of a candidate on deputation basis. The post has been lying vacant since November 29, 2013.
Orders of M K Singh for CMD of BRCIL yet to come
The orders of M K Singh, Director (PM), BRCIL, for the post of CMD, Bridge & Roof Company Limited (BRCIL) are yet to be issued by the Government of India. However, he is holding an additional charge of this post.

Maj Gen Naronha promoted
Major General Naronha has been promoted to the rank of Lt General in the Indian Army.

Post of CVO, Dena Bank falling vacant in May
The post of Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) is falling vacant in Dena Bank on May 5, 2014. The Department of Financial Services has started searching the candidate for the same.

S Mathias gets addl charge of Doordarshan News
S Mathias, ADG (NEWS), NSD:AIR, New Delhi, has been assigned an additional charge of Doordarshan News, New Delhi. He is an officer of Indian Information Service (IIS).

Capt Subodh Nigam to be ED (Flight Safety), Air India
Capt. Subodh Nigam has been appointed as Executive Director (Flight Safety), Headquarters, Delhi in Air India Limited.

Post of Chief Director vacant in Directorate of Sugar
One Post of Chief Director has been lying vacant in Directorate of Sugar, Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry Of Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution.

Selection for Director (Project) EIL to take place on 14 February
Selection for the post of Director (Project), Engineering India Limited is set to take place on February 14, 2014. Deepak Moudgal, the incumbent Director (Project) is scheduled to superannuate in the month of August this year.

T K Shah is also CCIT-VII, Mumbai
Indian Revenue Service officer of Income Tax cadre, T K Shah, CCIT-I, Mumbai, has been assigned an additional charge of CCIT-VII, Mumbai.

Pandey joins BJP
Former Petroleum Secretary Raghav Sharan Pandey has joined the BJP. The 1972 batch former IAS officer Pandey is expected to contest Lok Sabha election from Valmiki Nagar in Bihar.

BEML exhibits its prowess at IME-2014
BEML LIMITED, a public sector company Under the Ministry of Defence and a premier indigenous manufacturer of earthmoving equipment over four decades, is participating in big way in the IME-2014, the 5th International Mining, Exploration, Mineral Processing Technology, Metals & Machinery Exhibition being held at Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata from February13 to 16, 2014. Sriprakash Jaiswal, Union Minister for Coal inaugurated BEML Stall at the Exhibition venue in the presence of Jerzy Wifold Tietrewipz, Dy Minister of Economy, Republic of Poland, P Dwarakanath, Chairman & Managing Director and C N Durgesh, Director (Mining & Construction), BEML. The Minister and the distinguished guests went around BEML Stall and appreciated BEML’s continuous efforts in providing support to the mining industry of the country and many overseas countries, as well. In the exhibition, BEML is focusing on mining and construction equipment showcasing its range of equipment viz., Excavators, Bulldozers, Motor Graders, Backhoe Loaders etc. BEML equipments are known for self-reliance, higher productivity, user-friendly and popular in the mining industry. Being a leader in the segment, BEML’s mining machinery are fully indigenized and robust with improved versions. With its state-of-the-art R&D establishment, BEML has been launching several improvised equipment over the years. The innovative products launched recently are BH150E Electric Dump Truck and BE1800E Excavator. Design and development of 190 Ton Electric Dump Truck is in advanced stages of manufacturing and is expected to be launched shortly.

Mathur appointed CMD of EXIM Bank (UPDATED)
Yaduvendra Mathur has been appointed new CMD of the Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank). He is 1986 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre.
(We said this on December 19 and again on Feb 12)

HAL delivers crew module for human spaceflight program to ISRO (UPDATED)
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over the first “Crew Module Structural Assembly” for the “Human Spaceflight Program” to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram of ISRO in Bangalore, recently. The first Crew Module will be further equipped with systems necessary for crew support, navigation, guidance and control systems by ISRO for experimentation in the forthcoming GSLV-MK3 launch. “HAL takes pride in the India’s space programmes and our Aerospace Division has produced this Crew Module in a record time to meet the requirements of ISRO”, said Dr R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. Earlier also HAL has contributed in the India’s space programmes such as “ISRO’s Mars Mission” by providing Satellite Structure, Propellant Tankages and supplied thirteen types of riveted structural assemblies, seven types of welded propellant tankages which include the cryogenic liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen tanks and cryogenic stage structures for GSLV D5.

Reshuffle of IPS officers in UP (UPDATED)
A number of officers belonging to Indian Police Service (IPS) have been transferred and posted at different places in Uttar Pradesh. Accordingly, Javed Akhtar has been posted as ADG PTC Moradabad while Ram Dev was made ADG PAC, Lucknow and Gopal Lal Meena is ADG Power Corporation. Similarly, Vijay Kumar Garg has been made DIG Fire Services; Navneet Kumar Rana as DIG Food Cell; Prashaant Kumar as DIG Personnel; Devendra Kumar Choudhury as DIG Traffic; Gulab Singh as DIG Jhansi range; G P Kanaujiya as DIG Prosecution, Commandant; Barabanki Vinod Kumar Dohre as DIG Homeguards; Krishna Mohan as DIG, PAC Kanpur; Devendra Kumar Rai as DIG, Railways Allahabad; Sanjay Kakkar as DIG, Varanasi range; Virendra Bahadur Singh as SP Kanpur Dehat; Salig Ram as SP, Shravasti; Mahendra Pal Singh as SP Hapur; Rajendra Prasad Yadav as SP Bahriach and Mohit Gupta was made SP Gonda.
Ramakrishna joins as CEO, HLL Life Ltd (UPDATED)
Rama Ramakrishna has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HLL Lifecare Limited in place of E A Subramanian, who joined as Managing Director, Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Limited (BCPL).

Ashwani Soni selected as Director (Proj), EIL (UPDATED)
Ashwani Soni, ED, EIL, has been selected for the post of Director (Project), Engineers India Limited (EIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on February 14, 2014. As many as 12 persons were interviewed for the same.

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