As a major step to place the right talent for the right role, DoPT announces 31 Lateral Entry Recruitments: Dr Jitendra Singh

Dr Jitendra Singh – Union Minister:

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) requested the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on 14.12.2020 and 12.02.2021 to select suitable persons to join the Government at the level of Joint Secretary/ Director/ Deputy Secretary in various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India on Contract/Deputation basis.

The UPSC launched Online Recruitment Application for Joint Secretary/ Director level Posts on 06.02.2021 with closing date as 22.03.2021 and for Deputy Secretary Level Posts on 20.03.2021 with closing date as 03.05.2021. In response, a total of 295 applications for Joint Secretary Level Posts, 1247 applications for Director Level Posts and 489 applications for Deputy Secretary Level Posts were received.

On the basis of the Online Application Forms submitted by the candidates, the Union Public Service Commission shortlisted 231 candidates for the interviews. The interviews were conducted from 27th September to 8th October 2021 and 31 candidates have been recommended as per the enclosed list.

List of Recommended Candidates

Lateral Recruitments

 S.No. Post MinistryName of the recommended candidate (Shri/Ms)
Joint Secretary
 Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers WelfareMinistry of Agriculture and Farmers WelfareSamuel Praveen Kumar
 Joint Secretary, Department of CommerceMinistry of Commerce and IndustryManish Chadha
 Joint Secretary, Department of RevenueMinistry of FinanceBalasubramanian Krishnamurthy
 Director 
 Director(Agriculture Marketing), Department of Agriculture,Cooperation and Farmers WelfareMinistry of Agriculture and Farmers WelfareKapil Ashok Bendre
 Director(Exports Marketing), Department of CommerceMinistry of Commerce and IndustryNeerajGaba
 Director(Logistics), Department of CommerceMinistry of Commerce and IndustrySagarRameshraoKadu
 Director (Cyber Security in Financial Sector), Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of FinancePrabhu Narayan
 Director( Digital Economy and Fin Tech), Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of FinanceHarshaBhowmik
 Director (Financial Market), Department of Economic AffairsMinistry of FinanceShekhar Chaudhary
 Director(Banking), Department of Financial ServicesMinistry of FinanceHardikMukeshSheth
 Director(Insurance),Department of Financial ServicesMinistry of FinanceMandakiniBalodhi
 Director(Arbitration and Conciliation Laws),  Department of Legal AffairsMinistry of Law and JusticeAvnit Singh Arora
 Director (Cyber Laws),  Department of Legal AffairsMinistry of Law and JusticeHaimanti Bhattacharya
 Director(Warehouse Expertise), Department of Food and Public DistributionMinistry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public DistributionMateshwari Prasad Mishra
 Director (Edu Tech), Department of Higher EducationMinistry of EducationGaurav Singh
 Director(ICT Edu), Department of School Education & LiteracyMinistry of EducationEdla Naveen Nicolas
 Director (Media Management),   Department of School Education & LiteracyMinistry of EducationMukta Agarwal
 Director (Water Management), Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga RejuvenationMinistry of Jal ShaktiShiv Mohan Dixit
 Director (Maternal Health Issues)Ministry of Health & Family WelfareGovind Kumar Bansal
 Director (New Technology for Highway Development)Ministry of Road Transport and HighwaysBidur Kant Jha
 Director (Aviation Management)Ministry of Civil AviationAvik Bhattacharyya
 Director (Innovation in Education Entrepreneurship)Ministry of Skill Development & EntrepreneurshipSandeshMadhavraoTilekar
Deputy Secretary
 Deputy Secretary (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission), Department of School Education and Literacy.Ministry of EducationReetu Chandra
 Deputy Secretary (Environment Policy)Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change.RuchikaDrall
 Deputy Secretary (Information Technologies)Ministry of Statistics &Programme ImplementationSoumendu Ray
 Deputy Secretary (Iron & Steel Industry)Ministry of SteelSarathy Raja G
 Deputy Secretary (Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code)Ministry of Corporate AffairsRajan Jain
 Deputy Secretary (Mining Legislation and Policy)Ministry of MinesDheeraj Kumar
 Deputy Secretary (Sagarmala and PPP)Ministry of Ports Shipping and Waterways.Rajesh Asati
 Deputy Secretary (Manufacturing Sector)Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public EnterprisesGaurav Kishor Joshi
 Deputy Secretary (Electricity Distribution)Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.Jamiruddin Ansari

Its been a delight to work with KV Subramanian: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi:

Its been a delight to work with KV Subramanian.

His academic brilliance, unique perspectives on key economic as well as policy matters and reformist zeal are noteworthy.

Wishing him the very best for his coming endeavours.

I have decided to return back to academia following the completion of my 3-year fulfilling tenure.

Serving The Nation has been an absolute privilege and I have wonderful support and encouragement.

KV Subramanian – chief economic adviser

A momentous day for India as we set out to expand helicopter operations; to start with we will build 4 heli-hubs in Juhu, Guwahati, Delhi and Bangalore: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Jyotiraditya Scindia – Union Minister for Civil Aviation:

A momentous day for India as we set out to expand helicopter operations with the following 9 key decisions!

1. A dedicated Helicopter Acceleration Cell will be set up at the Ministry of Civil Aviation, which will provide regulatory and policy direction to instil ease of doing business for the helicopter industry.

2. As part of the new Heli-Policy, helicopter operators will be exempted from paying parking deposit and landing charges.

3. Airports Authority of India and ATC officials will be provided with adequate training.

4. We will work collaboratively with all the State governments to improve ease of doing business for the helicopter industry.

5. Heli-Disha, a booklet inaugurated by CM Pushkar Dhami Ji & myself will be given to every District Collector which will comprise all rules and regulations regarding helicopter operations. This will ensure ease of operations at all levels.

6. A centralised Heli-Sewa portal has been launched as a single window solution to facilitate all permissions for helicopter operations.

7. We will build 4 heli-hubs in the country to start with in Juhu, Guwahati, Delhi and Bangalore (HAL Airport).

8. We have identified 10 cities and 82 routes to develop helicopter corridors across the country, starting with 6 between Juhu—Pune-Juhu; Malakshmi Race Course-Pune; Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar

9. To give a boost to Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in India, heliports will be developed alongside 3 expressways (Delhi-Bombay, Ambala-Kotpuli and Ambala-Bhatinda-Jamnagar). These would ensure timely evacuation and medical treatment for accident victims.

Government approves the winning bid of Tata Sons’ SPV – Talace Pvt Ltd – for Air India disinvestment at an enterprise value of ₹18000 crore

PIB India:

Government approves the winning bid of M/s Tata Sons’ SPV (M/s Talace Pvt Ltd) for Air India disinvestment at an enterprise value of ₹18000 crore The bid by the consortium led by Ajay Singh was ₹15,100 crore

Non-core assets including land and buildings with book value of ₹14,718 crore will not be given to the acquirer but will be transferred to GoI’s @airindiain Assets Holding Limited (AIAHL)

M/s Talace Pvt Ltd emerged as the successful bidder for the sale of equity shareholding of Government of India in @airindiain and AI’s shareholding in AIXL and AISATS along with management control

The Letter of Intent (LOI) will be issued and the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) will be signed with the successful bidder. After regulatory and other approvals, the transaction is expected to close by December 2021

The winning bidder will retain all the employees. Nobody to be retrenched for one year. If after a year they are to be removed, they will be offered a VRS. Gratuity and PF benefits to be provided

The brands of Air India have eight logos that will be handed over to the new bidder and cannot be transferred for a period of five years. Even after the 5-year period, it cannot be transferred to any foreign entity


Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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