Govt to amend rules to check arbitrary suspension of officials

The Centre has decided to amend rules to check arbitrary suspension of IAS, IPS and IFoS officials and to bring in uniformity in procedure to be followed for conducting disciplinary proceedings against them.

The information regarding suspension of an IAS, IPS and IFoS official by a state has to be immediately communicated to the Centre by the fastest means,… Read More

Jiji Thomson repatriated to his parent cadre,Kerala

Jiji Thomson, Director General of Sports Authority of India  has been repatriated to his parent cadre–Kerala as he is likely to be appointed as the new Chief Secretary of the state. Thomson, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, is presently working as Director General, Sports Authority of India under Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Thomson… Read More

Centre allocates IAS, IPS officers to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

The Centre has provisionally allocated IAS and IPS officers to newly-formed state of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh and allowed them with a limited-time option of swapping their cadres.

A total of 166 IAS and 119 IPS officers have been allocated Andhra Pradesh cadre. Whereas, 128 IAS and 92 IPS officers have been given Telangana cadre, said an order… Read More

EIL, NFL & FCIL sign JV Agreement to revive Ramagundam Fertilizer Plant

National Fertilizers Limited (NFL), Engineers India Limited (EIL) and Fertilizer Corporation of India (FCIL) have signed an agreement to form a Joint Venture Company (JVC) for setting up new Ammonia and Urea plants of 2200 MT per day & 3850 MT per day capacity respectively at the existing site of Ramagundam Fertilizer Plant in Distt. Karim Nagar in Telangana.… Read More

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