Govt plans to end dual role for DRDO chief

In a bid to reform the country’s defence R&D establishment after sacking missile scientist Avinash Chander on Tuesday, the government plans to bifurcate the post of scientific advisor to the defence minister-cum-DRDO chief, held by one person till now,

The move will lead to the appointment of a secretary (defence R&D), who will also double… Read More

Maharashtra govt to shunt out incompetent officials

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

Kiran Bedi joins BJP

Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi joined the BJP Thursday, ahead of Delhi assembly election scheduled Feb 7.

Bedi, who was earlier attached with India Against Corruption led by Anna Hazare, became a member of the party by dialling the toll-free number started for the BJP’s mass membership drive.

The country’s first woman IPS officer spoke about the many… Read More

Govt appoints PS to Rudy, Giriraj Singh

Kundan Kumar and Sudhanshu Kumar have been appointed as Private Secretaries to Union Ministers Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Giriraj Singh respectively.

Kundan Kumar, a 2004 batch IAS officer of Bihar cadre, has been appointed as Private Secretary to Rudy, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Sudhanshu Kumar, who is 1996 batch IPS officer… Read More

Rafale Deal – Mon cher divorce pas une option.. Why this is more than just buying planes….

As they say there is more than meets the eye…. We probed a little more to make sense of this ongoing saga….. after all we are paying sooooo muchhhh! and we have an option of buying from other nation like USA, Britain or Germany, they too make planes, right?  Well it turns out to be much more than just buying or selling of planes, it’s about dependability… Read More

French Gaurantee for Make in India Quality ??

A French delegation will visit New Delhi in this month to salvage an agreement to supply 126 Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force that has hit a snag over the local assembly of the planes, threatening to derail one of the world’s biggest defence deals.

India is insisting that France’s Dassault Aviation take full responsibility for the production… Read More

Ex-CBI chief AP Singh resigns as UPSC member

Amar Pratap Singh, 1974-batch IPS, and former CBI Director, has quit as member of the Union Public Service Commission two years ahead of the end of his term. A formal notification would soon be issued by the government.

Singh has been under the scanner for his association with Delhi-based meat exporter Moin Qureshi who has been under investigation by the… Read More

HS Brahma appointed Chief Election Commissioner

Hari Shankar Brahma, 1975 batch IAS; AP cadre,  is the next Chief Election Commissioner of India.

He succeeds  Shri V S Sampath. Together as a team  they conducted the 14th Lok Sabha elections that recorded the highest participation ever in history with about 814 million people casting their votes. Mr Brahma a retired IAS officer, assumed charge… Read More

Sekhar Basu likely to head DRDO

September 1952 born Nuclear scientist Sekhar Basu is likely to be named the new DRDO chief replacing Avinash Chander, government sources said Wednesday.

Basu, who heads the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, is the man behind the nuclear system that is driving the Arihant-class submarines of the Indian Navy. A notification was issued by the government Monday… Read More

14 GMs shortlisted for appointment as EDs in public sector banks

If sources are to be believed list of 14 General Managers has been shortlisted for appointment as 14 Executive Directors in various public sector banks.

Though not yet confirmed, the buzz about the probable names include Umesh Kuamr Singh of Central Bank and VK Shukla of Canara Bank, Pawan Kumar Bajaj, Raj Kamal Verma and Charan Singh of BoI, Arvind Kumar Jain… Read More

Avinash Chander DRDO chief sacked

The government on Tuesday sacked Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander, putting up the exit order on the Department of Personnel and Training website even before informing him.
DRDO chief Avinash Chander was removed from his post 16 monthe before his contract was to end.

The appointments committee of the cabinet (ACC)… Read More