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india Updated: Feb 12, 2012 21:37 IST
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NIA to create two more posts for Inspector general
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has got approval for creating two more posts of Inspector General (IG) rank officers. It already has two IG rank officers — Loknath Behra and Sanjeev Singh. After the approval, the agency will appoint two more IG rank officers. Interestingly, one IG rank officer is already working in the agency. YK Gautam, an IPS of Assam cadre is empanelled as IG at the Centre but due lack of IG rank post, he was working as DIG in the NIA. Now besides Gautam, the NIA is looking for another IG rank officer.

Non-performing bureaucrats to face axe
The latest move by the government to fire non-performing bureaucrats has come as a bolt from the blue for members of the three coveted services, the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service and
the Indian Forest Service. In theory, the rule to weed out non-performing bureaucrats had always been there once they are in their fifties. But what many find worrisome is the government’s intention to finally hold the reviews with some regularity. If the government carries out its threat, a young IAS officer complained, it would mean that the civil services would lose the second of its most attractive feature: job security. A change in the pension rules already means that government servants appointed after 2004 are no longer entitled to a fixed guaranteed pension but would get a pension depending on how, and where they invested their pension funds. Double whammy, one might say.

Daunting task: CISF short of 10,000 personnel
One of the first tasks before Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer, Rajiv, who joined the central police force — Central Industrial Security Force as its director general — is filling up vacancies of 10,000 personnel.
A 1975 batch IPS officer, Rajiv — who uses only one name — wants to tide over the shortage, particularly since the force is short of not just the foot soldiers but the officers also. Rajiv, who recently took over the force, is the third UP cadre officer at the DG rank. UK Bansal, who heads the Border Security Force and Vikram Srivastava, the DG of the Bureau of Police Research and development are the other two.

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