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Category: Transfer Postings

Capt Picks Chander Gaind for the post of Commissioner of Patial

(Chd,Pb)Capt Picks Chander Gaind for the post of Commissioner of Patiala
Punjab Government Led By Capt Amarinder Singh has issued transfer and posting orders of 2 IAS Officers and 1 PCS officer with immediate effect.
IAS officer Chander Gaind has been transferred and posted as Commissioner, Patiala Division, Patiala and
IAS officer Ghanshayam Thori, Deputy Commissioner, Jalandhar has been given the additional charge of Chief Executive Officer, Jung-e-Azadi Memorial Foundation, Jalandhar, while
PCS officer Amandeep Bansal has been transferred and posted as Secretary, Punjab Subordinate Services Selection Board and in addition Additional Secretary, Medical Education and Research.

शराबनीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को सेवानिवर्ती से एक माह पूर्व पद से हटाया

(चंडीगढ़,पँजांब)शराबनीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को सेवानिवर्ती से एक माह पूर्व पद से हटाया
शराब नीति पर मंत्रियों से पंगा लेने वाले करण अवतार सिंह को हटा कर विनी महाजन को मुख्य सचिव बनाया
पंजाब के दो मंत्रियों के साथ कहासुनी के कुछ सप्ताह बाद शुक्रवार को मुख्य सचिव करण अवतार सिंह को पद से हटाकर विनी महाजन को मुख्य सचिव का पदभार सौंप दिया गया है। वह प्रदेश की पहली महिला मुख्य सचिव हैं।
भारतीय प्रशासनिक सेवा के अधिकारी करण अवतार सिंह को अगले महीने उनकी सेवानिवृत्ति से ठीक पहले पदमुक्त कर दिया गया। गौरतलब है कि एक बैठक में पंजाब के दो मंत्रियों द्वारा उनके व्यवहार का विरोध करने के बाद यह कदम उठाया गया है।
1987 बैच की आईएएस अधिकारी विनी महाजन के पति दिनकर गुप्ता राज्य पुलिस बल में पुलिस महानिदेशक हैं।
सरकारी बयान के अनुसार महाजन की आखिरी नियुक्ति निवेश प्रोत्साहन, उद्योग और वाणिज्य, आईटी और शासन सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग में अतिरिक्त मुख्य सचिव के रूप में थी। वह राज्य की स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र प्रतिक्रिया और अधिप्राप्ति समिति की प्रमुख भी थीं।
महाजन अभी राज्य में पंजाब कैडर की एकमात्र अधिकारी हैं जिन्होंने केंद्र में सचिव का पद संभाला है।
वह पंजाब में उपायुक्त के रूप में तैनात होने वाली पहली महिला अधिकारी भी थीं। तब उन्हें 1995 में रोपड़ जिला सौंपा गया था।
पंजाब सरकार के एक आदेश के अनुसार, 1984 बैच के आईएएस अधिकारी करण अवतार सिंह को अब शासन सुधार और लोक शिकायत विभाग में विशेष मुख्य सचिव के रूप में तैनात किया गया है।
मुख्यमंत्री अमरिंदर सिंह द्वारा 2017 में मुख्य सचिव पद के लिए चुने गये सिंह अगस्त के अंत में सेवानिवृत्त होने वाले हैं।

VINI MAHAJAN TAKES OVER AS PB’S 1ST WOMAN CHIEF SECY

(Chd,Pb)VINI MAHAJAN TAKES OVER AS PB’S 1ST WOMAN CHIEF SECRETARY
Vini Mahajan on Friday took over as the first woman Chief Secretary of Punjab, marking another milestone in an illustrious career which is notable for many landmark achievements.
A 1987 batch IAS officer, Vini has replaced Karan Avtar Singh at the prestigious post, where she brings to the table 33 years of experience in a host of key positions in the Central and Punjab governments. Karan Avtar takes over as Special Chief Secretary, Governance Reforms.
The only Punjab cadre officer currently in the state who is empaneled to hold position as Secretary, Government of India, Vini was till now serving as Additional Chief Secretary, Investment Promotion, Industries & Commerce, IT and Governance Reforms and Public Grievances. She has been playing a crucial role in steering the state government’s response to the Covid crisis as Chairman Health Sector Response & Procurement Committee.
An Economics graduate from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, and a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta, where she was placed on the Roll of Honour and later also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Vini was pivotal in the state’s success in attracting over Rs 20,000 crore new investment every year during her tenure in Investment Promotion and Industries & Commerce.
it was with her at the helm of the department that Punjab participated for the first time in the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2019, and held a highly successful Investor Summit, with focus on MSMEs, in December 2019
It was during her tenure as ACS Housing & Urban Development, that the development of a 5,000 acres new township near Mohali Airport was initiated. Further, during her term as Additional Chief Secretary Revenue, Punjab became the first state in the country to roll out the National Generic Document Registration System.
Vini Mahajan served in the office of the then Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh from 2005-2012
Earlier in 2004-05 as Director in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance (GoI), she was involved with India’s external assistance programme, as well as infrastructure issues.
In 1995, she became the first woman officer to be posted as DC in Punjab, when she took over as DC Ropar, in which capacity she carried out a highly effective Total Literacy Campaign, for which Ropar received the National Literacy Award for best performance in the country.
Vini Mahajan has received numerous academic awards, including the National Talent Search Scholarship. She was a Hubert Humphrey fellow based at American University in Washington DC in 2000 –2001. She could be the only student in the country who got admission to both IIT and AIIMS Delhi in 1982 after she finished her 12th grade from Modern School, New Delhi.
Her father, BB Mahajan, was also an IAS officer of the Punjab cadre. Topper of the 1957 batch and known to be a man of integrity, he held important positions, including FCR in Punjab, before retiring as Secretary Food, Govt. of India.

Vijay Shanker to Serve as Associate Judge on the Columbia (Appeals)

Vijay Shanker to Serve as Associate Judge on the Columbia (Appeals)
Vijay Shanker serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Section. Before joining the Department of Justice in 2012, Mr. Shanker was in private practice with the Washington, D.C., offices of Mayer Brown, LLP, and Covington & Burling, LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Shanker served as a law clerk to Judge Chester J. Straub on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Shanker earned his B.A., cum laude, from Duke University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

World Refugees Day,Rights of Victims Of 1947 Denied

(New Delhi)
World Refugees Day,Rights of Victims Of 1947 Denied
Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them. They are the only global legal instruments explicitly covering the most important aspects of a refugee’s life. According to their provisions, refugees deserve, as a minimum, the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals.
Rights contained in the UN 1951 Convention include:
The right not to be expelled, except under certain, strictly defined conditions;Unfortunately Many Refugees of 1947 Partition Are Still Struggling For Their Legal #Rehabilitation/#Compensation Claims

Akhilesh Slashes His Successor Govt For Migrant Unemployment

(Lucknow,UP)Akhilesh Slashes His Successor Govt For Migrant Unemployment
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday charged that the BJP was busy focusing on elections and not interested in tackling the problem of joblessness.
There have been some cases of migrant labourers, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states recently, committing suicide.
“In UP, unemployment has emerged as a big problem in form of suicides. Forgetting truth of corona, BJP has become busy in elections. When BJP is not considering unemployment and starvation as a problem, how will it solve them.With Bihar election nearing, after some days ‘star campaigner’ will also start flying,” Yadav said in a tweet in Hindi.
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7 Collectors Among 16 IAS Officers Shuffled in MP

(Bhopal,MP)7 Collectors Among 16 IAS Officers Shuffled in MP
The Madhya Pradesh government has transferred 16 IAS officers, including collectors of seven districts and divisional commissioner of Indore.
The newly-appointed collectors are Alok Kumar Singh (Dhar), Ilayaraja T (Rewa), Ved Prakash (Narsinghpur), Anil Kumar Khare (Mandla), Chandramauli Shukla (Dewas), Rajiv Ranjan Meena (Singrauli) and Avdhesh Sharma (Agar Malwa).
The existing district collectors of six of these districts, except Singrauli, have been shifted as deputy secretaries in the state secretariat
Bhopal Municipal Commissioner B Vijay Dutta has also been transferred as deputy secretary in the state secretariat and replaced by V S Choudhary Kolsani, who was till now Singrauli’s district collector.
Besides, Indore divisional commissioner Akash Tripathi has been replaced by Pawan Kumar Sharma, who was commissioner of the Narmada Valley Development Authority.
Tripathi has been appointed as managing director of the Jabalpur-based Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company.

Press Council of India Member BR Gupta Resigns

(New Delhi)Press Council of India Member BR Gupta Resigns
Gupta was appointed as a PCI member for a three-year term on May 30, 2018.
Press Council of India (PCI) member B R Gupta has resigned from his post, saying he was unable to work individually or collectively for the media, which is in a “deep crisis”.
He claimed that the PCI was not a wholly representative body for the media.
Referring to salary cuts and job losses, he said media and mediapersons were struggling for social, political and economic justice.

Kolkata Port Trust Renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust

(New Delhi)Kolkata Port Trust Renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust
Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port.
The Board of Trustees of Kolkata Port Trust in its Meeting held on 25th February, 2020 has also passed a Resolution to re-name Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata considering his multifaceted genius as an eminent jurist, academician, thinker and leader of the masses.
On the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of Sesquicentenary Celebrations of Kolkata Port on 12th January, 2020, keeping in view the sentiments of the people of West Bengal, it was announced that Kolkata Port will be re-named after Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, one of the most deserving sons of West Bengal and a front-runner in national integration, dreamer of Bengal’s development, inspiration for industrialisation and ardent votary of one law for one nation.

Wipro Appoints Satwalekar to its Board for Five Yrs

(Bengaluru) Wipro Appoints Satwalekar to its Board for Five Yrs
IT service major Wipro Limited on Friday announced the appointment of financial services professional Deepak M Satwalekar to its Board of Directors for five years effective July 1, subject to the approval of the shareholders.
Satwalekar has been the Managing Director of HDFC Ltd and subsequently the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
He has also been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
Rishad Premji, Chairman, Wipro Limited said: With his deep repository of knowledge spanning across the financial services sector, sharp business acumen, understanding of technology and as a strong votary of the highest standards of corporate governance, his invaluable experience will immensely benefit Wipro.
Satwalekar is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and currently the Chairman, Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Indore