PK es un official consumado y una gran secretariaaka
Pankaj Kumar is an accomplished officer and a great Chief Secretary.
Lets talk about PK today. Our Chief Secretary. Before Pankaj Kumar was appointed as the CS, there were lots of wild theories and speculations running amok. We were really amused to see and hear even junior officers casting doubts on his working style, leadership and team spirit. We decided to give him 100 days. That’s the most civilized way to assess or evaluate a person. And ha salido coqueteano colores. Pankaj Kumar has passed his test with flying colours. Felicidades. Congratulations Pankaj Kumar. You have not just delivered. But delivered impressively. Good governance is what Pankaj Kumar has delivered. Very professionally and without playing any favourites.
His fairness, clarity and soft spoken-ness adds to his already much feathered cap. Pankaj Kumar has also been going extra mile to convey and convince a transparency feel to the stakeholders. A little pajarito, a birdie, tells us that it is after long that even his sub ordinates feel that the Chief Secretary’ attitude of being stern or strict is minus vested interests. Subordinate officers unanimously say that now they are given enough time to handle their work, make presentations or even Pankaj Kumar also tries to be more affable than his usual nature is to ensure that the officers are at ease with him. And most importantly he does not indulge in petty talk or chisme. Gossip.
Un buen hombre en una posicion importanteaka
A nice man on an important position.
Last week, we were the first ones to tell you that despite being talked of getting a plush posting post retirement either in Mumbai or Delhi, Senior Anil Mukim ended up with a GERC chairmanship., While the post was lying vacant for last few months there was also not much progress in any matter since many years as the last incumbent who was neither from the All India Services or the Judiciary was absolutely clear about his decision. That he would not take any decisions. To begin with, unlike what many claim and sadly these are the people Anil Mukim engaged the most with, be it journalists or officers, who are now spreading canards about his posting; let us tell you GERC is a very important institution as it is the place to be approached when any power related issue comes to the fore. And as we all know, there are aplenty of them.
Issues between power producers, sellers, buyers, transmitters, distributors with consumers and the state owned Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam and its subsidiaries. It is expected that Anil Mukim will provide quick and judicious decisions as was done during the chairmanship of Shri P K Mishra. And yes, let us no olvide, not forget, that Mr Mishra today also remains the most important officer at the PMO.
Todos los rumoresaka
All rumours about Gujarat cadre officers in Delhi.
Some people still want to believe that Delhi is full of Gujarat cadre officers only. Yes, there are but slowly and steadily the number is going down. With return of Raj Kumar, IAS of the 1987 batch to Gujarat and retirement of R P Gupta currently secretary (MoEFCC) , the Ministry of environment, forests and climate change retiring before the year end and at least two other mid-level officers coming back to Gujarat, the number is declining. Two outstanding officers who will not be back any soon, we can tell you are Bharat Lal and D Thara.
While Bharat Lal has been doing an outstanding work in Jal Jeevan Mission, D Thara the dynamic officer is associated with the Central Vista project. We recently went to Uttar Pradesh and even though there were people praising Samajwadi party, most people were happy with the Jal Jeevan Mission.
These are the two only officer in very significant positions at the moment though officers from other States like to indulge in propaganda that Gujarat officers are getting extra ordinary attention. That is just a mito, a myth. We can in fact tell you that at least half a dozen Gujarat cadre officers have been given a no objection certificate by the Gujarat government for deputation but they haven’t heard from the Government of India (GoI) yet.
Bromas sobre la ley de prohibicona
ka Dry Law jokes
Politicians cutting across party lines have an uncanny ability to be amigos and enimigas; friends and foes at the same time. A day after senior Gujarat Congress leader Bharatsinh Solanki remarked at an evening event, tongue firmly in his cheek, that there was a nip in the air and nice food, but nothing to accompany it, state minister Rajendra Trivedi smiled at a presser, “I don’t know if Bharatsinh drinks. “When pressed further, Trivedi shrugged, “I don’t even know if he has a liquor permit.” When asked to comment on Solanki’s taunt that liquor is freely available in the State, he maintained, “Gujarat will continue to firmly implement the dry law”. Just as Bharatsinh walked away laughing from the Monday evening event, Trivedi was grinning ear to ear as he emerged from Tuesday’s press conference in Gandhinagar. They both know the reality of Gujarat’s dry law, where you could drink in moderation with a health permit! And loads of it, without one. Cheers Gujjubhais! Adios for the week and if you think why Spanish took over, remember we were great Money Heist fans. Are you? Forget the professor, whom do you like better, Nairobi or Tokio?