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AAP to win MCD election but will lose Delhi?

Wind blowing in Delhi indicates that AAP is going to win in the MCD elections. People say if AAP wins MCD election it will definitely lose the Delhi elections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Pak Army Chief to carry out order of political bosses?

In Pakistan people say that new Army Chief I Pakistan Lt. General Asim Munir is a ‘Pucca soldier’ and he will go by the advice of the political bosses. Lt Gen Asim was removed as ISI Chief by the former PM Imran Khan for spying on his family.

 

 

 

 


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IAS officer seeks VRS in UP

A 1989 batch IAS officer of UP cadre has sought VRS. He is likely to join as Vice Chairman of the UP PSC.

 

Ms Kalia bows out as ED, BoI

Ms. Monika Kalia, Executive Director (ED), Bank of India (BoI), has retired on a voluntary basis with effect from November 15, 2022.

 

Anjani Kumar to be new DGP of Telangana?

ACB Chief Anjani Kumar is likely to be appointed new DGP of Telangana. 1990 batch IPS officer Anjani Kumar is presently ACB Chief .

 

Who will be new Chairman of CERC?

Arun Goel, presently Member in the CERC is also considered a strong contender. He is a former 1985 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.

 

Sanjeeva Kumar takes over as Admn Member, CAT, Principal Bench

Sanjeeva Kumar has taken over the charge as Administrative Member, Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi.

 

Chhabilendra Roul takes over as Admn Member, CAT, Principal Bench

Chhabilendra Roul has taken over the charge as Administrative Member, Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi.

 

Ms Urmita Datta delegated Admn & Financial Powers in CAT

Ms Urmita Datta (Sen), Member (J), has been delegated the Administrative and Financial Powers of the Head of the Department in respect of CAT, Guwahati Bench.

 

Dr Anand Singh Khati takes over as Admn Member, CAT, Principal Bench

Dr Anand Singh Khati has taken over the charge as Administrative Member, Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi.

 

Dr Bappaditya Dutta appointed as Deputy Secretary, CEPI

Dr Bappaditya Dutta has been appointed as Deputy Secretary in the office of Custodian of Enemy Property for India (CEPI), Kolkata. He is a 2012 batch IOFS officer.

 

Dhirendra Mani Tripathi appointed as Joint Textile Commissioner

Dhirendra Mani Tripathi has been appointed as Joint Textile Commissioner (Economics) in the office of Textile Commissioner, Mumbai. He is a 2007 batch IRS-C&IT officer.

 

Naseem posted to Department of Cooperation

Mohammad Naseem, Under Secretary, has been posted to the Department of Cooperation.

 

Civil Service Board with regard to AOs reconstituted

The Civil Service Board with regard to Sr AOs, AOs, AAOs has been reconstituted. Bhupal Nanda, Joint CGA, Office of CGA, has been appointed Chairperson of the Board, while Rajesh Kumar, CCA, Ministry of Commerce & Industry and Ms Laoni Das Dutta, CA, PPG&P are the Members.

 

Sunil Kumar Sharma appointed as CVO, ITDC

Sunil Kumar Sharma has been appointed as CVO, India Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ITDC), Delhi. He is a 1999 batch ITS officer.

 

Thillaivasan Prabhu appointed as CVO, Cochin Port Authority

Thillaivasan Prabhu has been appointed as CVO, Cochin Port Authority, Kochi. He is a 2001 batch IOFS officer.

 

Ganesh S Bhat appointed as CVO, MRPL

Ganesh S Bhat has been appointed as CVO, Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), Mangaluru. He is a 2003 batch IFoS officer.

 

Manoj Kumar Maurya appointed as CVO, Geological Survey of India

Manoj Kumar Maurya has been appointed as CVO, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Kolkata. He is a 2001 IOFS officer.

 

Ajay Madhukar Mhetre appointed as CVO, WCL

Ajay Madhukar Mhetre has been appointed as CVO, Western Coalfields Limited (WCL), Nagpur. He is a 1998 batch ITS officer.

 

Jose is now Chairman SERC in Kerala

T K Jose has been appointed as the Chairman of Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission. He is a 1988 batch IAS officer.

 

Former Chairman Air India re-appointed in Kerala

Former Air India chairman V Thulasidas has been reappointed as the special officer of Sabarimala airport. He is a former 1972 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre.

 

JTO Probationers confirmed

The DoT has confirmed 8 JTO probationers of TES Group B. They belong to 2018 & 2019 batches. They are - Rupesh Deorao Chirde, Vikas Gautam, Anurag Deependra Gaur, Saurabh Gupta, Shravan Kumar Vaishya, Vinayak Chouksey, Poonam Kumari and Mohammad Omair.

 

3 Trade Service officers promoted

Three Indian Trade Service (ITrS) officers have been promoted as Joint DGFT against the vacancy year 2022. They are Dr. Praveen Kumar, Ms Tanu Singh and Dr Sukhbir Singh Badhal.

 

9 IDAS officers transferred

The CGDA has transferred 9 IDAS officers. According, Dr S. Venugopal and SK Das will join the CGDA hq, Manivelan K goes to PCDA, R&D, Hyderabad, Dhiraj Kumar has been posted in the PCDA P office Prayagraj, Moghe Omkar Chandrasekar AAO, SC, Pune, Kamlesh Kumari will join in the Kendriya Sainik Board, Delhi, Alok Kumar Tiwari going to Pune in PCDA, O, and Mahavir Prasad Mandan will join the PCDA, WC, Chandigarh.

 

Anurag Prasad relieved to join as CVO, MMTC Ltd

Anurag Prasad has been relieved to join as CVO in Minerals & Metals Trading Corporation Limited, under Department of Commerce, Delhi on deputation basis. He is an IRS-IT officer.

 

Indian Journalist in Italy Parliament

Well-known journalist, author and conservationist, Lalit Shastri addressed Dignitaries, MPs in the press room of Italy's Chamber of Deputies (Parliament) on November 23. Shastri pointed to the reckless manner in which the American multinational Union Carbide compromised safety norms for the sake of profit and set up an obsolete pesticide plant in Bhopal by exploiting the opportunity provided by India's Green Revolution. This plant led to the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984. Prominent among those present were Renzo Tondo, ex-MP and Member Defence Commission and former President Fruili Venezia Guilia Region, Chiara Fazio of Noi Con l'Italia, Stefania Craxi, Senator and President Foreign Affairs Commission, and Martina Semenzato, Member of Parliament and Ecology Commission.

 

Chirra Achalender Reddy appointed as Chairperson, NBA

Chirra Achalender Reddy, former PCCF in Arunachal Pradesh, has been appointed as Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority (NBA). He is a 1986 batch retired IFS officer of AGMUT cadre.

 

Dr Meenakshi appointed as Director (Fin), Central Silk Board

Dr C Meenakshi has been appointed as Director (Finance) in Central Silk Board, Bengaluru. He is a 2009 batch IFoS officer of Kerala cadre.

 

B Srinivasan appointed as GM, FCI

B Srinivasan has been appointed as General Manager, Food Corporation of India (Punjab Region, Chandigarh. He is a 2011 batch IAS officer of Punjab cadre.

 

Vacancy of Director Network Planning & Marketing, RCIL

The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has advertised a vacancy of Director (Network Planning & Marketing), RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL) and has sought applications by January 9, 2023.

 

Dheeraj Sahu appointed CPO, Sharaswati, UP

Dheeraj Sahu, IAS, Joint Secretary, Department of Food & PD, has been appointed Central Prabhari Officer (CPO) of Aspirational District Sharaswati, UP.

 

Pankaj Kumar Bansal appointed CPO, Ramanathapuram, TN

Pankaj Kumar Bansal, lAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Cooperation, has been appointed Central Prabhari Officer (CPO) of Aspirational District of Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

 

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir appointed as Chairman, Backward Classes Commission

Hansraj Gangaram Ahir has been appointed as Chairperson of the National Commission for Backward Classes.

 

AK Jain appointed PCME, RCF

AK Jain - who is presently working as Principal Chief Safety Officer (PCSO) in South East Central Railway (SECR) - has been transferred to Rail Coach Factory (RCF) and posted as Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer (PCME). He is an Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) officer.

 

Pradeep Kumar appointed CSO, SECR

Pradeep Kumar has been transferred from East Coast Railway (ECoR) to South East Central Railway (SECR) and posted as Chief Safety Officer (CSO). He is an Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) officer.

 

Vineet Dwivedi appointed ED (Fin.), RDSO

Vineet Dwivedi, who is returning from deputation to Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), has been transferred to Research Design and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and posted as Executive Director (Finance), RDSO. He is an Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS) officer. 

 



WHISPERS - CORPORATE WORLD
Diwakar Gupta appointed Ind. Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd

Diwakar Gupta has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited.

 

Mrs Kapoor appointed Addl. Director, Wonder Fibromats Ltd

Mrs. Monam Kapoor has been appointed as Additional Director (Non-Executive Independent) of Wonder Fibromats Limited.

 

KM Gupta steps down as Rajasthan Tube Manufacturing Company Ltd

Krishan Murari Gupta has resigned from the position of Non-Executive Independent Director of Rajasthan Tube Manufacturing Company Limited.

 

SK Murgai quits as NE Director, Bervin Investment & Leasing Ltd

Satish Kumar Murgai has resigned from the position of Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Bervin Investment & Leasing Limited.

 

Whispers Forum
FORUM

Is judiciary a ‘superior executive’?

Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer said: “The doctrine of independence is not to be raised to the level of a dogma so as to enable the judiciary to function as a kind of super-legislature or super-executive”. The judge is addressed as “Learned/Ld Justice…”. The language of the judiciary under Art 348 is “English”. English was in use for all purposes before 1947 stated in Art 343. Calling the decision of the Executive “hanky-panky” shows disrespect to the Prime Minister and the President who have taken/approved the decision. Judges are not above these two constitutional authorities. In the Warrant of Precedent they follow, not lead, the President/Prime Minister. This is not English u/Art 348 but Inglish, derogatorily called Hinglish/Tinglish/Binglish etc. Much of the pending cases in the courts are due to freedom taken with the English language, especially the text of judicial pronouncements, which are expected to be the best compositions from the learned to inspire students of law but make no sense many a time. Can justice be expected from judges smelling hanky-panky? Will the judiciary be cautious hereafter?

M L Gupta

 

DATE WITH RTI

Ignorance of the provisions of the RTI Act

The appellant sought copies of the appointment letters issued to the dependents of the deceased employees for appointment on compassionate grounds during a particular period. During the hearing, the appellant’s representative submitted that the father of the appellant was an employee and hence, information should be given. The CIC observed that the information sought is related to third parties and rightly rejected by the respondent. However, the exemption clause was not correctly quoted. The personal information of third parties are exempt u/s 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. The CIC further observed that the FAA failed to dispose of the first appeal on time which is a sorry state of affairs. The CPIO and the FAA were both cautioned to be careful regarding the provisions of the RTI Act.

Comments

This is a case where the CIC held that this is a third party information which is duly exempt under the RTI Act. However, both the CPIO and the FAA were at the receiving end due to ignorance of the provisions of the RTI. The CPIO did not quote the correct exemption clause while the FAA did not follow the timeline. All officers must learn the basics of the RTI Act to save themselves from such humiliation.

Citation: Rajesh Nayak v. The CPIO O/o the Cantonment Board Ramgarh, File No. CIC/IARMY/A/2021/132210, Date of Decision: 02.11.2022

Dr Anuradha Verma (dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in) is a RTI Consultant currently working with IIM Visakhapatnam. She has co-authored the books, RTI Right to Information - Law and Practice and PIO’s Guide to RTI. She offers consultancy on RTI matters and Third party audit. Her other articles can be read at the website of RTI Foundation of India at the link www.rtifoundationofindia.co

 

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