In-charge officers arranged for IAS officers representing Gujarat in Expo-2020 Dubai

September 28, 2021 10:54 pm

As the officers of the Gujarat government are representing Gujarat at the upcoming ‘World Expo-2020 Dubai’, arrangements have been made to replace them with officers in-charge. 1.    IAS Rahul Gupta, Industries Commissioner, Gandhinagar  Travel dates: September 27, 2021, to October 6, 2021 In charge: IAS M Thennarasan, Vice-chairman and managing director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation […]

Nine IAS Probationers Appointed as Independent Chief Officers

September 23, 2021 9:58 pm

Probationers of Indian Administrative Service (Batch 2020-21) are posted as independent Chief Officers from September 27, 2021 to October 16, 2021 in pursuance of the letter dated May 6, 2021 of Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration (SPIPA), Ahmedabad.  A total of nine probationers are placed at Chief Officers. Find the list below:

Centre carries out bureaucratic reshuffle

September 22, 2021 6:12 pm

The secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training has made the reshuffle of IAS (1986-1989 batch) at the secretary level in Government of India. The reshuffle involves 13 Secretary and upgradation of nine Special Secretary. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) […]

IAS Pankaj Kumar appointed as new Chief Secretary of Gujarat

August 28, 2021 6:30 pm

As anticipated, 1986 batch IAS officer  Pankaj Kumar has been appointed as the new chief secretary of Gujarat. He takes over from Anil Mukim, who served as Gujarat Chief Secretary from 2019. Mukim retired in August 2020 and was given two extensions, each of six months. Pankaj Kumar started his career from Mahuva in Bhavnagar […]

More than 40 joint secretary level officials reshuffled/appointed in the centre.

August 23, 2021 9:58 pm

Here is a detailed list.

What is the contemporary relevance of sedition law, asks CJI Ramana

July 15, 2021 4:49 pm

Nearly a century after Mahatma Gandhi was charged with “sedition” in Ahmedabad in 1922 by the British, India’s apex court has once again questioned the increasing “misuse” of the same law by the Indian government.  On Thursday, Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana has called the sedition law in India a “colonial law used […]

Gujarat IPS transfer

July 14, 2021 12:37 am

Neta-babu nexus: Servility as virtue

July 12, 2021 8:51 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his new cabinet has four former babus — Dr S Jaishankar, Hardeep Singh Puri, P K Singh and Ashwini Vaishnaw. Between them, the former bureaucrats share key portfolios of External Affairs, Petroleum, Housing and Urban Affairs, Power, Railways and Communications and Information Technology. There has been criticism of the Prime Minister […]

IAS AB Pandey and Infosys chairman Nandan Nilekani accused of 10,000 crore scam

July 10, 2021 6:19 pm

Former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax DP Kar has sent a detailed six-page petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ordering a probe against Ajay Bhushan Pandey retired Revenue Secretary. In his petition, Kar has raised allegations against Pandey’s alleged involvement with Infosys and his suspicious involvement in granting big tenders for the flopped network […]

The changing face of Indian babudom: From political loyalties and personal cliques to austere accountability

July 9, 2021 7:40 pm

Bureaucracy in India has always been a strong arm of governance – a permanent fixture in key policymaking. But as the maxim goes, nothing is permanent, the face of babudom in India has seen far-reaching changes over the last several years. The most path-breaking, however, even though it is too early to call it a […]

Vistara vexed by MP

July 6, 2021 11:02 pm

Vistara airlines known for its professional was in for a shock as they had to deal with a BJP MP at the who threw tantrums claiming he was becoming a Minister! No, this is not just done. But it just happened. A BJP MP was at an airport rushing to Delhi. That he is being […]

Buzz Bazar 04-July-2021

July 5, 2021 3:09 pm

Negative antigen report needed for consular service in Jakarta Visitors wishing to avail consular services at the Embassy of India in Jakarta, Indonesia will need to bring their negative antigen test report conducted during the last 24 hours before approaching the embassy. This initiative by Ambassador Manoj Kumar Bharti in Jakarta is a welcome move, […]

Gujarat IAS transfers

July 3, 2021 8:08 pm

In a round of reshuffle on July 3, Saturday Sandeep Kumar, IAS, Gujarat 2002 cadre has been transferred from the position of commissioner of Cottage and Rural Industries and secretary to government (Cottage and Rural Industries) to Development commissioner, Gandhinagar. Relieving NB Upadhyay, IAS of the additional charge of the post. Secretary to Government, Rakesh […]

IAS Remya Mohan’s work during Covid gets the loudest applause at her farewell

July 3, 2021 4:16 pm

Not every government officer gets a farewell like Remya Mohan. The 2007 Gujarat cadre IAS was welcomed with salutes, flowers, and praises by the revenue department for work during the unprecedented times of Covid. The Rajkot collector is transferred to the position of mission director, National Health Mission,Gujarat. She is a popular motivational speaker for IAS […]

Buzz Bazar 01-07-2021

July 1, 2021 5:53 pm

1. No Indian Ambassador posted in Poland for a long time now There is no Ambassador appointed in the Embassy of India at Warsaw in Poland & Lithuania for a long time now. There is also no Deputy Chief of Mission either. Seems like S K Ray who is First Secretary (Political & Commerce) is managing […]

Maharashtra government transfers seven IAS officers

June 30, 2021 8:13 pm

Shri. Praveen Pardeshi, IAS (1985) has been posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Marathi Bhasha Department, Mumbai. Shri. Ranjit Kumar, IAS (2008) Director (IT), Mantralaya, Mumbai has been posted as Joint Secretary to Chief Secretary Office, Mantralaya, Mumbai. Shri V.P.Phad, IAS (MH:2011) CEO, ZP, Osmanabad has been posted as Member Secretary, Marathwada Statutory Development Board, Aurangabad. […]

The Buzz Bazaar

June 29, 2021 1:51 pm

No DCM yet for Indian Embassy in Jakarta The Embassy of India in Jakarta is yet to get a Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM). There is no certainty when the DCM would be appointed and with the current pandemic situation, the buzz is that the External Affairs Ministry is in no hurry to rush an […]

The Buzz Bazaar

June 28, 2021 1:37 am

This will be a perky, weekly column on bureaucracy and mostly everything Sarkaari. If you have a tip, please mail it to us at We guarantee 100 percent confidentiality of your identity and ours too. Baaton baaton mein… Can governors be persons to discuss politics or postings? According to the Constitution, a clear no. But […]

I am from Haryana but my home is Gujarat: DGP Ashish Bhatia

July 22, 2021 2:38 pm

A man of few words, Ashish Bhatia, is a softspoken gentleman who is known to shoulder his responsibilities with professionalism, dignity, grit and sensitivity. When Vibes of India (VoI) met him at his office in Gandhinagar, the 58-year-old DGP opened up a page from his life, beyond the police services. Ashish Bhatia is the Director-General […]