I scooped the report of Justice MC Jain inquiry into assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and conspiratorial angle,
for VAARTHA a Telugu Daily, much before it was handed over to Govt of India. With this the Inder Gujral Govt fell.Chacha Sitaram Kesri submitted withdrawal of Congress support to Gujral Govt. Chacha specially gave me a Lunch to persue the scoooped copy of the report. Ten to fifteen special scoop stories done by me
Answer from a senior functionary of PMO is that it will happen
between May 10-15. Thought process with various options are being
worked out at the highest level.
PM has begun liking for Ashok Chawla. present Finance Secretary
and it is the general feeling of PMO that a cabinet secretary material
should have a financial background. speculation is now ripe about
Chawla.However there are four seniors to Ashok Chawla. How do you accommodate
them? Probability which is being discussed at the highest level is that Sudha Pillai will be elevated as Member Secretary with three year tenure in Planning Comission M Ramachandran will be given Asian Development Bank slot Sujit Banerjee presently Tourism Secretary shall be accommodated in TRAI a member P J Thomas is being elevated as Election Commission member. These officers are senior to Ashok Chawla hence such a proposal.
North Block is keen to appoint SC Goel as Chairman of India Infrastructure Finance Company
S S Kohli was till recently held this position. SC Goel being a former chairman of a public sector bank, contributed towards the infrastructure during his tenure is the basic attraction for north block.There are other two names in the panel, but PMO will take a final call by end of this month.