30 applicants for post of Member (PPP) in NHAI
Sudhir Kumar, a joint secretary in the Power Ministry is the frontrunner for the post of Member (Public-Private Participation) in the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Thirty persons including half-a-dozen officers from NHAI and road transport itself have applied for the post which was created to specifically handle all issues related to PPP in the road sector. The post has been lying vacant ever since it was created about a year ago and it was only recently that the ministry had initiated the process to fill it.
Civil aviation ministry may relax eligibility criteria
Having failed to find a suitable candidate to head the directorate general of civil aviation, the civil aviation ministry might relax the eligibility criteria for the post. The DGCA is being headed by EK Bharat Bhushan, an IAS official. He was appointed last November for six months and was given an extension in May. The ministry plans to raise the age from 56 to 58 and relax the condition.
AI to hire COO again, but will go for an Indian
Air India, the ailing national carrier, has decided to hire a chief operating officer (COO) again. After burning its fingers last time when it offered a package of R3.1 crore, AI has fixed a salary cap of R1 crore for new COO this time. Also, it has decided that only an Indian will be selected for the top job.
UIDAI-plan panel officials spat comes in open
The uneasy relationship between babus of planning commission and unique identification authority of india (UIDAI) became apparent recently, when UIDAI’s director general RS Sharma accused a senior plan panel official of leaking information to media. The official hit back saying that UIDAI was not adhering to government norms and what media was reporting was factually correct.