DRDO in Overhaul Mode
Relieved over getting a chief after nearly four months, DRDO is in overhaul mode. Service extensions, a regular practice in the defence agency, have been done away with. Scientists will now be allowed to retire at the end of their tenure. However, DRDO still doesn’t have a spokesperson after the previous one retired two months ago.
Enforcing the ED
The NDA government intends to strengthen the Enforcement Directorate (ED), one of the most powerful agencies that is running with a skeletal staff. Over 30 IRS, IAS and IPS officers are being screened. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, G C Murmu, may be made the ED’s chief. He served on crucial posts in Gujarat when Narendra Modi was the chief minister.
There is a strange poster on the wall of the CBI headquarters in Delhi. It says that a car has been stolen and if anyone finds out about it, they should inform the CBI office. Ironically, the car belongs to Superintendent of Police Arun Kalra and was stolen from Paharganj. Seems the CBI can’t trace a stolen vehicle of its own officer.
18K Pleas Keep Cheema Engaged
For the first time, transfers of teachers of government schools in Punjab will be done online. State Education Minister Daljeet Singh Cheema is burning the midnight oil to go through 18,000 applications to ensure transfers as per rules. Not even political sifarish is being heard.