New Post on the Page Miscillany ( This Law is is Challenge that is to be overcome by “Fail Safe Engg” and hence of Importance to Rly. Signal Engineers).
Basic Murphy’s Law as we know …
” If something can go wrong, it will go wrong.”
Other Laws and corollaries :
- Murphy’s Law of Thermodynamics
Things get worse under pressure.
- The Murphy Philosophy
Smile . . . tomorrow will be worse.
- Quantization Revision of Murphy’s Laws
Everything goes wrong all at once.
- Murphy’s Constant
Matter will be damaged in direct proportion to its value
- Murphy’s Law of Research
Enough research will tend to support whatever theory.
- Addition to Murphy’s Laws
In nature, nothing is ever right. Therefore, if everything is going right … something is wrong.
- Sod’s Law or
“Murphy was an optimist” …. so to say “Even if Something cannot go wrong it will”.
The die is cast now. After the whopping miscalculation faced by the UPA government in nominating PJ Thomas IAS as CVC whose appointment was declared null and void by the Supreme Court, the government is now treading its path cautiously for the appointment of a new CVC.
It is almost clear that the next CVC will not be an IAS officer and will be drawn from other sectors as mentioned by the SC in its order.
It is learnt that a detail process has been followed and according to insiders, a list of three names have been narrowed down. None of them belong to the IAS cadre.
As per the advice of a Railway Board official during the visit of 87-88 exam batches ( a few) to R. Board recently, a common appeal is being submitted to Hon’ble MR and R. Board shortly in Regard to SAG promotion and other important matters considered vital for IRSSE in general for career Progression :
Some of the issues being highlighted/ adressed :
1. Important of IRSSE in Train Operations and Safety
2. The fact the best opt for ECE in Engg, the best among the ECE- CESE toppers chose IRSSE over other Engg Service options; the present state of affairs of IRSSE.
3. Need for Creation of Member (S&T)
4. Need for Proportionate representation in GM/DRM/AGM/ SDGM/ CSO etc
5. Use of ADRM to decongest IRSSE and do better cadre balancing
6. Immediate Processing of NFSAG for 87 batch
7. Follow it up with steps to promote left over 86, 87, 88 and 89 IRSSE to SAG
The coordinators are expecting at least 20 Signatures of IRSSE, preferably 86-89 batches. Please email web manager or your EC Member of –ROA of your Railway if you want to sign too (irrespective of batch).
The issue is beyond timely SAG for a few batches.
Reasons for adding a Disclaimer are obvious.
Thank You all.
Some of 87-88 Batches met some Officials who matter in R. Board and brief summary of What emerged about SAG issue :
CRB : Was not accessible as he was very busy perhaps due to change of MR
ML : Allowed only one of the delegation and said the IRSSE is over saturated so he cannot help ; also that people cannot stop working just because they say they are demoralized. ( It is learnt the file of 86-87 SAG File is lying here for obvious reasons).
SECY/ RB : Most receptive and sympathetic . (The Part 87-86 is with ML and doesnt know why it is not going ahead beyond ML?! NF SAG will be expedited).
AM/Sig : Was not available as he was on an unexpected leave/ Line Prog.
One ED : The Position of IRSSE is very bad and people shold look outwards.
Another ED : The NF SAG for 87 IRSSE can be a reality within a week.
Another delegation may meet AM/Sig and ML soon.
Source : Rediffnews
There is intense speculation in the government that Railways would not go to the Trinamool as the Railway minister has always been a senior person, carrying political weight while being on various cabinet committees and Group of Ministers.
Sources say that Ms.Mamta has been offered three portfolios in lieu of the railway portfolio while her ministers of state would be there to keep track of the WB aspects of the railways. A final decision on this is yet to be taken.
The prime minister, who is hosting a dinner on May 22 to celebrate the second anniversary of the second term of the United Progressive Alliance , where a report card on the government’s achievements would be released, is leaving for an Africa tour from May 23 to 28. A decision some time there after.
Source: Indian Express 20-05-2011
For now Shri Mukul Roy will only be a junior minister under the Prime Minister, who is handling the portfolio after Ms. Mamata Banerjee. He will be made a Cabinet minister when the Prime Minister reshuffles his team, most likely before the monsoon session of Parliament in July.
Sources said the Trinamool chief made it plain to the Congress leadership, when she met them earlier this week, that she would want her party to retain the Railway portfolio. The reasoning within the Trinamool, sources said, was because a number of projects, especially those relating to West Bengal, which were announced by Mamata are still in preliminary stages, she was keen that they be completed with the ministry under the Trinamool’s charge.
Shri P K Metha has taken over as new DG of the RPF on Friday the 20th May 2011 .He is 1977 batch IPS officer of Haryana cadre.