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india Updated: Oct 23, 2011 22:04 IST
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UD ministry

All's not well in UD ministry's Delhi division
Arun Goel, a 1985 batch Punjab cadre officer who took over as JS (Delhi Division) in April this year, has been unceremoniously removed from the post sometime back. He has been made JS (urban development) - considered a low profile department. Murmurs have gained ground in the Nirman Bhawan corridor that Goel fell out with the UD minister and was moved out. The post has since then been lying vacant.

Major shuffling at the office of minister of railways
After Dinesh Trivedi succeeded his party chief Mamata Banerjee as the railways minister, the office of the minister of railways have also undergone major changes. Banerjee took away Gautam Sanyal, her Officer on Special Duty in the Rail Bhawan to assist her in Kolkata along with the key political aide Ratan Mukherjee. Now, the most trusted railway officer of the erstwhile Team Mamata, Jayanta K Saha, is also headed for a posting outside Rail Bhawan.

Officers asked to attend minister's lecture
The ministry of rural development it seems could put party workers to shame when it comes to crowd gathering for events. Recently, the ministry sent out a circular to its officers asking for their presence at a lecture that their minister Jairam Ramesh was delivering at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. But the lecture Sardar Patel Memorial Lecture - "Tirupati to Pashupati - Some reflections on the Naxal issue", was organised by Prasar Bharati.

Air India CMD leading with an example
Air India's new chairman and managing director Rohit Nandan is leading by example. Nandan made it clear that he would prefer travelling in economy class and would travel in business class only subject to availability of seats, something unheard of in the national carrier.