The Punjab government has recommended names of three IAS officers for the post of managing director of Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO).
Those making it to the list include 1999-batch officer Harbhupinder Singh Nanda, Arunjit Singh Miglani of 2000 batch and Kavita Singh of 2004 batch.
As per rules, the parent state will also be required to send vigilance clearance of the officers whose names are there in the panel. This is to ensure that no vigilance or departmental inquiry is pending against the officer in his or her parent state. Without such clearance, the administration of recipient state cannot initiate selection process of the candidate.
After getting the clearance, the UT administration will forward the panel to ministry of home affairs (MHA) which will make the selection. It is pertinent to mentioned here that the MHA had rejected two panels for the post of MD, CITCO, in the last one year.
The post fell vacant after DK Tewari was repatriated to his parent state on July 31 after spending more than 4 years on deputation in Chandigarh.
According to senior officials, with both industrial and tourism sectors of CITCO witnessing a steep dip in its earnings in recent years, the new MD will have to toil hard for revival of the corporation.
With no financial assistance from the UT administration, CITCO has to generate funds to meet all its expenditures, including salary of staff members, thus making the fall in revenue as a serious cause for concern.
Harbhupinder Singh Nanda (1999 batch)
Arunjit Singh Miglani (2000 batch)
Kavita Singh (2004 batch)
Nine in fray for post of UT finance secretary
As many as nine Punjab-carder IAS officers have applied for the coveted post of UT finance secretary. The term of incumbent finance secretary VK Singh (1990 batch Punjab-cadre IAS officer) will come to an end in January 2014.
Punjab government had sought applications from the IAS officers from 1990 batch onward. The government will shortlist the names to prepare a panel, which will be forwarded to UT administration.
Sucha Ram Ladhar (a 1991 batch officer), who is involved in infamous case of charging arbitration fee without permission, is one of the aspirants for the post.
Anurag Agarwal (1990 batch)
Seema Jain (1991 batch)
Sucha Ram Ladhar (1991 batch)
Sarvjit Singh (1992 batch)
Jaspal Singh (1992 batch)
Anurag Verma (1993 batch)
Hussan Lal (1995 batch)
Raj Kamal Chaudhuri (1996 batch)
Veerendra Kumar Meena (1997 batch)