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Gujarat chief secretaryship: Doubts quietly surface over Pandian's extension; Aloria already front-runner

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While it is still five months to go for incumbent chief secretary of Gujarat, D Jagatheesa Pandian, a 1981 batch IAS bureaucrat, to retire from services, doubts have strangely crept in among top Sachivalaya babus that the top state bureaucrat, known for his closeness to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, may not be allowed an extension. While officials say nothing can be said about this at this stage with complete finality, already, the name of Ganga Ram Aloria of his batch is being widely quoted as the front-runner as next chief secretary.
The reason being advanced by state babus for Aloria's possible choice as next chief secretary on May 31 – the day Pandian retires – are several. First and foremost, it is suggested, Aloria has left “no stone unturned in pleasing the powers that be”, including Modi, when he was chief minister till May 2014, and later his successor Anandiben Patel. “It isn't without reason that Aloria has been handed over two of the most crucial portfolios, directly handled by Patel – home and urban development”, a senior bureaucrat, refusing to be named, said.
Secondly, Aloria is said to be one of the most active backstage organisers of the two high-profile events to take place in Gandhinagar with the direct participation of Modi – the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas of January 7, followed by the Vibrant Gujarat business meet of January 11. “He is totally involved in overseeing the preparations of security setup as additional chief secretary, home, and frequently alerts top cops on what's to be done”, a top bureaucrat said, adding, “He ensures that a complete brief of what all he does reaches the chief minister and the Prime Minister's office promptly.”
Finally, unlike many other colleagues, Aloria has meticulously kept is political bosses informed about every detail what all is happening in the babudom, and which babu thinks what. “He did this under Modi and continues it now. In doing so, he was performing his normal duty”, a senior official, who is known to be close to Aloria, said. In fact he earned Patel's “goodwill” when he was looking after financial matters of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, the top state body implementing the Narmada project. “Formerly in revenue department, he was very fast in getting land acquired for Narmada canals”, an official said.
While Pandian's extension for another six months cannot theoretically be ruled out, those in the know of things say, in May 2015 Gujarat government cannot offer “any plausible explanation” for its need. There are no elections, the budget will already have been presented and discussed in the state assembly in February-March 2015, and there is no other emergency either. More, on retirement, Pandian may be “more than willing” to be go as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), where he remained for nearly a decade as MD.
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“Pandian wishes to fulfill his long-cherished dream to take GSPC to new heights, something which he thinks received a setback when he gave up after he was made state energy secretary till taking over as chief secretary on November 1, 2014”, a senior official said. “He wanted to ensure that hope in GSPC's KG Basin oil-and-gas exploration off Andhra coast is revived. His successors tried to play down the GSPC success by saying that the gas find in KG basin was less than 2 trillion cubic metre instead of the expected 20 tcf”, said a Pandian protagonist.
Further, if the chief minister Patel has developed a special liking for Aloria, who as in charge of urban development ensures that every town planning scheme is perused by her personally before clearing it, there is “no such thing for Pandian”. In fact, officials recall how Pandian was personally called and “reprimanded for the mess” he allegedly created while handing over an Indian map to the mediapersons during Chinese president Xi Jianping's visit to Gujarat last year. The map showed portions Kashmir as belonging to Pakistan and China.
No doubt, there is a possibility that Aloria's claim to be chief secretary may not succeed in case Hasmukh Adhia, his immediate senior in the 1981 batch, returns. “However, Adhia, who is immediate junior to Pandian, only recently went to Delhi as secretary, financial services, Government of India, and is significantly looking in charge of banking and other financial services”, a senior official said.
“He would have been the most preferred Modi choice. But currently, through Adhia – who in Gujarat was architect of Modi's RSS-style conclaves or shibirs, regularly organised for babus – Modi is constantly informed about the way corporate sector interacts with banks”, the official added.

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Anonymous said…
How long the Collector / Municipal Corporation Vadodara will take time to clear AIR Vadodara safety wall encroachments. 15 years are passed?
From: Dr.R.K.D.Goel (drrkdgoel@hotmail.com)
Sent: 13 May 2013 22:40PM REMINDER DATED: 21/11/2014
To: G.R. Aloria IAS Principal Secretary UD&UH (securban@gujarat.gov.in); Vinod Rao IAS (collector-vad@gujarat.gov.in); Manish Bhardwaj IAS,Mun.Comm.VMSS (vmccomm@gmail.com); Varesh Sinha IAS Chief Secretary (csguj@gujarat.gov.in); Satish Sharma IPS (cp-vad@gujarat.gov.in); Secto CM (sectocm@gujarat.gov.in); Dr.S.K.Nanda IAS Ad.CS Home (dgp-scr@gujarat.gov.in); Anandiben Patel Minister Revenue deptt. (min-rev@gujarat.gov.in); Secretary Home deptt. Gujarat Gov. (sechome@gujarat.gov.in)
Cc: DrRKD Goel (drrkdgoel@hotmail.com); Shailesh Mistry City engineer (ce_vmc@yahoo.com); Jyoti Pandya (mayorvmss@gmail.com); Dr.Vijay Shah (induhealth@gmail.com); chintan.vmc@gmail.com (chintan.vmc@gmail.com)
Bcc: Home Minister Centre Govt (websitemhaweb@nic.in)
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The Collector Vadodara officers after survey of AIR and taking the statements of the wrong doers said "It may require Blue Star operation to clear the AIR boundary illegal constructions"
The reason was who were the wrong doers as well as the AIR Station Engineer who allowed the illegal constructions so long. Found names in Punchnama dated 04.07.2002
I will ask by my RTI Act 2005 applications from the Collector and Municipal Commissioner VMSS Vadodara for the reasons for delay in removing illegal constructions from AIR. Mr. G.R. Aloria IAS was the Municipal Commissioner of VMC from 1998 to 2001.

If such type lapses can't be rectified by the Vadodara authorities for 15 years, HOW THEY WILL PROVIDE THE RESIDENTS SAFETY FROM TERRORISTS?
I will again submit the Publications of press reports from 1999 to 2001 against the GHB Tarsali Housing Societies Vadodara.

Mr. A. Bhattacharya IAS the then GHB Commissioner visited the AIR Tarsali area on 25.05.2002 on instructions from higher authorities to see that the illegal constructions are immediately removed from GHB house # 1427 and the road cleared up to AIR boundary as the gate of GHB HNo 1427 was on road entry.
Mr. A. Bhattacharya IAS took 4 hours round of Tarsali GHB Vadodara Societies in scorching heat on 25.5.2002

Please also refer the Affidavit submitted on 10.02.1999 by Mr. Anil Mukim IAS the then Collector Vadodara in Hon. Gujarat High Court in my CA # 9002 of 1998 in SCA # 3426 of 1998

PRAYING THE Hon. HIGH COURT TO PASS ORDERS AGAINST THE GUJARAT HOUSING BOARD AS THEY FAILED IN THEIR DUTIES AND NOW PUTTING THEIR WRONG DOINGS ON THE SHOULDER OF STATE GOVERNMENT.
THE GHB FAILED TO PROTECT THEIR LAND FROM ILLEGAL ENCROACHMENTS AND GRABBING GHB land BY A SLUM MAFIA, Chinnam Gandhi with connivance of GHB’s EXEN of Tarsali housing scheme Vadodara
I now humbly request Mr. G.R.Aloria IAS to please instruct Municipal Commissioner / Collector Vadodara to clear the encroachments from AIR Security Boundary of his time.
Thanks
Yours truly,
Dr. R.K.D. Goel
A sufferer for 18 years from 1996 till date.

P.T.O. For Houses on AIR Vadodara fencing wall. VMC Not giving reply of RTI 05 applications from 2006 despite GSCIC Final Orders to give reply. But all in Vain OF NATIONAL SECURITY.

Anonymous said…

READ COLLECTOR'S VADODARA PANCHNAMA DATED 04.07.2002 TO REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS FROM AIR BOUNDARY WALL OF VADODARA WRITTEN TO VADODARA MUNICIPAL CORPORATION VADODARA BUT ALL IN VAIN TILL DATE. (Copy enclosed)
How long the Vadodara Collector and MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER OF VMC VADODARA WILL TAKE FOR ACTION OF BLUE STAR OPERARATION TO REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS FROM AIR SECURITY FENCING WALL FOR SAFETY OF NATION INDIA?
Letter No. AIR / VADODARA / COLLECTOR / MUN. COMM. VMC/ --25-- Dated: 28 / 10 / 2014
Copy Submitted to for information’s and necessary action please.-ARE INDIA SAFE From Gujarat Bureaucrats from 1998 to 2014 when Al-Qaeda (India) Active to attack / doing Proxy War against India /Bomb blasts in different cities of India to kill innocent peoples of India?
WHEN COLLECTOR AND MUNICIPAL COMMISSIONER VMC, VADODARA PLANNING BLUE STAR OPERATION TO REMOVE ENCROACHMENTS AND ILEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS FROM AIR, A VITAL INSTITTUTE AND VULNERABLE FOR SOBATAGE BY TERRORISTS. ARE THEY NOT CONCERNED FOR SAFETY OF NATION IN THE ERA OF TERRORISM AGAINST INDIA? JAGO JAGO JAGO PLEASES. BHARAT (INDIA) IS IN DANGER OF AL--QAEDA TERRIRISTS ATTACKS AND YOU ARE SLEEPING IN VADODARA FROM 1999. No one have Tongue to speak from 7.10.2001 of Mr. NAMO’S VIBRANT GUJARAT and open their mouth for safety of Nation.
To: - Mr. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------P.T.O. Please read my E-mail dated 12 / 05 / 2013. (By RTI Act 2005 application separately).
Dr.R.K.D. Goel, Vadodara (Gujarat) Ph: 0265-2647677: Mob: 9427341041.
Anonymous said…
Terrorists using small Plane in blasts. Is 95 meters tower of All-India Radio Vadodara safe whose boundary encroached from 1998?
From: Dr.R.K.D. Goel (drrkdgoel@hotmail.com)
Sent: 18 July 2014 23:09PM
To: Varesh Sinha IAS Chief Secretary (csguj@gujarat.gov.in); Home Minister Centre Govt (websitemhaweb@nic.in); Secto CM (sectocm@gujarat.gov.in); Mr.Narendra Modi (pmosb@pmo.nic.in); Rajnath Singh (rajnathsingh1951@gmail.com); Anandiben Patel Minister Revenue deptt. (min-rev@gujarat.gov.in); Dr.S.K.Nanda IAS Ad.CS Home (dgp-scr@gujarat.gov.in); Satish Sharma IPS (cp-vad@gujarat.gov.in); Secretary Home deptt. Gujarat Gov. (sechome@gujarat.gov.in); AAM AADMI (contact@aamaadmiparty.org); Ratilal Desai (ratudesai@yahoo.com)
Cc: G.R. Aloria IAS Adl.Chief Secretary UD&UH (securban@gujarat.gov.in); Anil Mukim IAS (secrev@gujarat.gov.in); Bharat Shah (mayorvmss@gmail.com); Sonal Mishra IAS,Mun.Comm.VMSS (vmccomm@gmail.com); Vinod Rao IAS (collector-vad@gujarat.gov.in); Chintan Desai Secretary VMSS (chintanvmc@gmail.com); DrRKD Goel (drrkdgoel@hotmail.com); Dr.J.S. Bandukwala (drbandukwala@yahoo.co.in); Gujarat BJP (bjpgujarat2010@gmail.com); bjpdelhioffice@gmail.com (bjpdelhioffice@gmail.com); P.L. Sharma,joint Secretary,UD&UH (osd-udd@gujarat.gov.in); Shailesh Mistry City engineer (ce_vmc@yahoo.com); Vijay Goel (contact@vijaygoel.in)
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To: -
Mr. Varesh Sinha IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat. And other Bureaucrats of Gujarat as in this E-mail.

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