Category Archives: State

BHEL to build Gas based power plant at Bengaluru at a cost of Rs 1,202 cr

In a big PSU news update; Navratna PSU, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has signed contract of Rs 1,200 crores with Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) to build later’s first gas-based Utility Power venture at Yelahanka on the outskirts of Bengaluru

Under the contract, BHEL will commission the Combined Cycle Power Plant (CCPP), on… Read More

President appoints Governors

Govt of India

The President has been pleased to make the following appointments:-

(a) Shri Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor of Haryana to discharge the functions of the Governor of Punjab, in addition to his own duties till further orders and also as Administrator of the Union Territory of Chandigarh vice Shri Shivraj V. Patil, who completes his tenure on 21.1.2015.

(b) Shri… Read More

Anupam Shrivastava is new BSNL CMD

anupam srivastava

Anupam Shrivastava has been appointed the chairman and managing director (CMD) of state-run BSNL from January 15. Shrivastava has been appointed CMD of BSNL for a period of five years or till the time of superannuation at the age of 60 years.

Prior to this posting, Mr. Shrivastava has served as director (consumer mobility) BSNL. He has also worked as senior general… Read More

Tamil Nadu PS Shanthini Kapoor dies in road accident


Senior IAS officer who was also the Principal Secretary of Special Programme Implementation to the Tamil Nadu
Government, Shanthini Kapoor and two others were killed in an accident on the Krishnagiri-Dharmapuri Highway on
Wednesday.… Read More

Maharashtra govt to shunt out incompetent officials

Maharashtra Govt

The Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government is set to prematurely retire officials of doubtful integrity and competency, particularly those who have completed 30 years in service or are in the 50-55 age bracket.

A week ago, the departments of cooperation, textiles and excise promulgated two independent orders to provide for review of performance of all officials… Read More

T.N. Veeraraghavan appointed Director (E, R and D) BHEL

T N veeraraghavan

T.N. Veeraraghavan, 59, has assumed charge as Director (Engineering, Research & Development) of the Maharatna Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise.

Prior to this, he was heading the company’s Boiler Auxiliaries Plant at Ranipet as Executive Director. An Electrical Engineer from University of Visvesvaraya College of Engineering,… Read More

Rajiv Mehta appointed as DGP of Meghalya

meghalaya police

Rajiv Mehta, the 1981 Assam-Meghalaya IPS cadre officer has been appointed as the new Director General of Police in Meghalaya. He has served with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) as an IG.

He is currently serving as the Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Delhi. Mehta replaces PJP Hanaman who retired on December 31 and will take charge… Read More

Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab effect massive IAS reshuffle


Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Punjab – effected massive administrative reshuffle of IAS officers.  In Andhra Pradesh 35 IAS officers got new posting. Chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu handpicked a junior officer PS Pradyumna of 2004 batch into the CMO and made him his joint secretary. Pradyumna originally hails from Karnataka. He was earlier joint collector… Read More

Yash Pal Singhal appointed as the new DG of Haryana Police

Yash Pal Singal

Mr. Yash Pal Singhal, IPS 1983 batch,  is the new Director General Police (DGP) of Haryana Police. Prior to this appointment, he was the Director General of Vigilance Bureau.  He has replaced Mr. S.N. Vashisht,  IPS 1981 batch,  who will now be officiating as DG Haryana State Vigilance Bureau in place of Mr. Singhal.  Mr. Vashisht is due to retire on November… Read More

President clears Citizenship ordinance merging PIO, OCI schemes


The President of India is said to have cleared an ordinance amending the Indian Citizenship Act to merge the Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. This will ensure life-long Indian visa to PIOs, besides exempting them from police reporting.

The amendments to the Citizenship Act will benefit PIOs and will give them benefits… Read More

CBEC Promotes 84 Addl Commissioner to the Rank of Commissioner


The Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) under Union Ministry of Finance has promoted 84 Indian Revenue Service (IRS C&CE) Officers of Additional Commissioner grade to the Rank of Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise.

On Promotion CBEC transferred & posted them in Various Zones of Customs & Central Excise across India.CBEC … Read More