Arvind Panagariya to be Vice Chairman of Niti Aayog

Renowned economist Arvind Panagariya is likely to be appointed Vice Chairman of the revamped Planning Commission, which has now been named NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog. The Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog will be given Cabinet rank. Sources says an official announcement on the same will be made by the government latest by next week.… Read More

NITI Aayog replaces Planning Commission

The Narendra Modi government began the New Year replacing the 65-year- old Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, where the prime minister would continue as chairperson of the revamped body and have state chief ministers as part of the governing council.

“The institution will serve… Read More

M Sathiyavathy appointed Director General of Civil Aviation

The government has appointed M Sathiyavathy, additional secretary and financial advisor in the civil aviation ministry, as Director General of Civil Aviation, replacing Prabhat Kumar.

Sathiyavathy, who will be the first woman in India to assume the position. She is expected to assume charge on January 5, 2015.

She is a 1982-batch Indian Administrative Read More

A.K.Mital appointed as Chairman, Railway Board

A.K.Mital has been appointed as new Chairman, Railway Board & Ex-officio Principal Secretary to the Govt. of India. He succeeds Shri Arunendra Kumar who has superannuated today i.e. 31st December 2014 from Railway Services.

Prior to this appointment, A.K.Mital was Member Staff, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India.Earlier,… Read More

Arun Kumar Gupta new DGP of Uttar Pradesh

Arun Kumar Gupta, a 1977 batch IPS officer,will be new Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police. Prior to his new assignment, Gupta held the post of Chairman and DG Police Recruitment and Promotion Board. Gupta succeeds A L Banerjee who has retired.… Read More

ACC release list of new appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments on in-situ basis, by temporarily upgrading the posts held by the officers, with prospective effect:

i) Ms. Nandita Chatterjee, IAS (WB:80) as Member Secretary, National Commission for Women, in the rank and pay of Secretary.

ii) Shri Amarendra Sinha, IAS (UK:81) as Special… Read More

Ashok Prasad named spl secretary in MHA

Ashok Prasad has been appointed as special secretary (internal security), in the ministry of home affairs. Prasad is a cadre of the 1979 batch IPS of Andhra Pradesh.

He will be filling in the vacancy caused by Prakash Mishra, who was earlier appointed as director general of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC)… Read More

ISRO chairman K Radhakrishnan retires

Indian Space Research Organisation Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on 31st December 2014.

Indian space scientists bid a ‘sombre’ farewell describing Radhakrishnan an “iconic leader” as his exit left the space agency at what ISRO on its Facebook called “at its most glorified pedestal ever.”

India’s Mars… Read More

Officers more responsive in Modi govt: TOI survey

According to a TOI survey, Modi government has tried to ensure that bureaucrats should reach office on time. 71% of respondents said that the government officers have definitely become more responsive now.

The survey, conducted by IPSOS in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad, polled a little over 1,200 men and women… Read More

Govt appoints MD & CEO of Four Nationalised Banks

Government of India announced the appointment of MD & CEO of four Nationalised Banks. The appointments announced are as follows:-

1. Shri R. Koteeswaran, Executive Director, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank – MD & CEO

2. Shri Animesh Chauhan, Executive Director, Central Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce – MD & CEO

3. Shri Kishore Kumar… Read More

N Sridhar appointed as CMD of Singareni Collieries

N Sridhar, a 1997 batch IAS officer, has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL).

SCCL is a government coal mining company jointly owned by the Telangana government and Government of India on a 51:49 equity basis. Sridhar is currently working as collector, Rangareddy district.… Read More

Devaraj shifted to Cabinet Secretariat

Cabinet Secretariat

M Devaraj  IAS UP officer of 1996 batch, has been shifted to Cabinet Secretariat,  He is currently serving as Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training.

An official announcement about his role and designation is due to be made in coming days.… Read More