Govt decides to scrap Department of Disabilities

There is a surprising move to scrap the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities which was created during the tenure of the previous government to address the growing concern and rising number of disabled in the country.

The department was carved out after a string of protest by the disabled people demanding scores of benefits from the government. … Read More

Madhukar Naik Dheeravath appointed as Deputy Secretary, Minority Affairs

Presently on compulsory wait in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Madhukar Naik Dheeravath IDAS 2002 has been appointed as Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs.

 

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Alok Joshi to take over NTRO

Days after his retirement as the chief of India’s external intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Alok Joshi has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO). Joshi will take over as OSD next week, and officially as chairman on April 30.

Joshi, a Haryana cadre IPS officer of the 1976 batch, has … Read More

Arvinda Panagariya to head NITI Aayog

Didn’t we say it before it happened! Yes, the verdict is out and it is confirmed now that Arvind Panagariya has been appointed the first Vice Chairman of the newly created NITI Aayog along with six members and three special invitees.

Arvind Panagariya, a free-market economist who teaches at Columbia University in the US, was on Monday appointed the first… Read More

R N Nayak felicitated with the Power Persona of the Year Award

R N Nayak, CMD, Power Grid, has been felicitated with the Power Personal of the Year Award by Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) in recognition of his contribution for accelerated development of power sector.

The award was given by Sanwar Lal Jat, Union Minister of State, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation.… Read More

Rajeev Bhardwaj conferred with Corporate Leadership Award

Rajeev Bhardwaj, Director (HR), Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has been conferred with Indian Achievers’ Award for Corporate Leadership in Human Resources for outstanding achievements in business & social service.

The award was presented during 38th National Seminar on CSR in India: Challenges & Opportunities.… Read More

P Krishnamurthy appointed PS to Defence Minister

P Krishnamurthy a 1997 batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre has been appointed as private secretary to defence minister Manohar Parrikar.

Krishnamurthy,is presently working as resident commissioner at Goa Sadan in New Delhi. He has been appointed for a five-year period or on co-terminus basis with the minister’s… Read More

Sutirtha Bhattacharya takes charge as CMD, Coal India

Sutirtha Bhattacharya has taken charge as Coal India’s Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to this, Bhattacharya was the CMD of state-owned Singareni Collieries Company.

Coal India was without a full-time head since S Narsing Rao resigned from the post in May, 2014 to join Telangana government.Additional Secretary Coal A K Dubey was given the additional… Read More

Flexible working hours for Bureaucrats !!

Encouraged by its employees working harder and longer after the introduction of the Aadhaar-enabled attendance system, the Modi government is likely to revisit a plan to introduce flexible work timings for bureaucrats.

This comes after an analysis of data generated by the new attendance system indicated 47,000 government employees who moved to the biometric… Read More

Ajit Sharan given additional charge of DG SAI

Ajit M Sharan, IAS (HY:79), Secretary, Department of Sports has been given additional charge of Director General, Sports Authority of India for a period of three months with effect from the date of relinquishment of charge by Jiji Thomson, IAS (KL:80) or until futher orders, whichever is earlier.… Read More