Government Officials

  • No facilitation fee to agents for air travel by government officials September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has barred PSU travel agents, including IRCTC and Balmer Lawrie, from charging facilitation fees from government officials on their domestic and international air travels. The government had on October 10, 2013, allowed three authorised travel agents IRCTC, Balmer Lawrie and Ashok Travels and Tours ...
  • Sales tax officer commits suicide in Nashik June 6, 2014

    Nashik: A 56yearold senior government official allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his residence in Pathardi, police said on Friday. Avinash Suryabhan Jangale, a deputy sales tax commissioner, ended his life on Thursday, they said. Jangale, who was recently transferred to Nashik was staying alone...
  • 65 government officials found missing from duty during check in Amethi May 23, 2014

    A total of 65 officials in 42 government offices in the district were found missing from work during a surprise visit on Friday by senior officials, including the District Magistrate. Directions were given to the offices concerned to issue showcause notices to the employees and stop their one day's salary/honorarium, DM...
  • Take all necessary steps to ensure safety of women: Vasundhara Raje tells officials December 21, 2013

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Friday directed government officials to ensure safety of women in the state. She asked the officials to take swift and stern action in cases of atrocities against women. Following her directions, a meeting chaired by the officiating chief secretary was held on Friday in which...
  • Fire breaks out in government official's home in Delhi September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in the afternoon Sunday at the residence of a central government official in Delhi's high-security Lutyens' zone. The incident occurred at Ravinder Nagar in the well-known Khan Market area here. According to a fire department official, nobody was at the residence when the incident occurred and...
  • Raman Singh trying to influence govt officials, Congress complains to EC September 12, 2013

    The Opposition Congress on Thursday accused Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh of trying to influence government officials with a dinner party at his official residence ahead of the Assembly elections. The state Assembly polls are slated around year end. Raman Singh had organised a dinner party last night at his official...
  • Bijnor: Retd govt official killed by sons over property feud August 12, 2013

    A retired government official was allegedly killed by his two sons over a property dispute in village Bajidpur under Sherkot area in Bijnor, police said on Monday. Sher Singh (63), who had retired from Irrigation Department two years ago and was engaged in farming since then, was on Sunday killed by...
  • Okay to slap slack officials, says Goa minister April 9, 2013

    Panaji: It is okay to slap government officials who do not work efficiently, according to Goa Civil Supplies Minister Dayanand Mandrekar. Mandrekar made the remark on Monday during a debate on civil supplies in the ongoing budget session of the state legislative assembly. "Sometimes officials do not do any work properly...
  • CVC penalises over 200 officials for corruption November 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Over 200 government officials have been penalised for their alleged involvement in corruption by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) during September this year. Out of the total of 201 government employees, the highest number of 46 were from Central Board of Excise and Customs, 29 from Syndicate Bank,...
  • Over 120 govt officials under CVC scanner June 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Nearly 121 central government employees, including one from CBI, are under Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) scanner for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices. Railway Ministry topped the list with 23 officials under CVC scanner, 17 are from Department of Telecommunications, 12 from Bureau of Indian Standards, seven from Central...
  • Govt official gang raped in Pune, 4 men held April 18, 2010

    Pune: A senior government official from Pune was allegedly raped by four men while she was returning from a pilgrimage with her family. The accused have been arrested, police said on Sunday. The woman, a resident of Pune, was returning with her husband and son from the Vaidyanath temple in Parli...
  • Babus get their big ideas from Facebook January 14, 2008

    New Delhi: It's not just wired youngsters who think in terms of online social networking - even Indian government officials are planning to use them for foreign collaborations. When Jawahar Sircar, development commissioner of the ministry of micro, small and medium enterprises, wants to describe a new concept in online partnership...
  • Passport scam kingpin surrenders May 10, 2007

    Hyderabad: The alleged kingpin in the fake passport scam, Shakil, may surrender before the police on Thursday. Shakil, a native of Bodhan in Nizamabad, contested a seat in the State Legislative Council recently as an independent candidate, and lost narrowly, by only 11 votes. He later fled to London when the...