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

Atul Khare appointed as Under-Secretary-General for field support

Atul Khare

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed veteran Indian diplomat and UN official, Atul Khare, as the Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, making him one of the two highest-ranking Indians at the UN.

Khare will join Vijay Nambiar, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Myanmar, on the world body’s Senior Management… 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

Sindhushree Khullar likely to be Secretary,NITI Aayog

niti aayog

If sources are to be believed, Sindhushree Khullar is likely to be appointed as CEO of the newly formed NITI Aayog. Khullar, a 1975 batch UT cadre IAS officer, had taken over as Secretary Planning Commission in April 2012 replacing the Member Secretary of the body Sudha Pillai.… Read More

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

Ministry of 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

alok joshi

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 served… Read More

Arvinda Panagariya to head NITI Aayog

Arvind Panagariya

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

RN Nayak

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