Friday, April 15, 2011
NEW DELHI GRAPEVINE SNIPPETS
Raghu Raman Chief Executive Officer of Natgrid is now a
dejected personality. He is a former Army personnel later joined
Mahindra Securities-. He was drawn by P Chidambaram to be the
CEO of National Intelligence Grid to work out a software to track
terrorists funds. Raghu Raman take home pay per month is tenlakh
rupees. In the recent presentation made by him to the Union Home
Secretary GK Pillai about the tracking of terrorists funds TTF
intelligence officials had gone to sleep. They do not cooperate
with Natgrid. Be it RAW or IB, hence Raghu Raman has taken
up with Home Minister complaining that desired cooperation
is not forthcoming from Secretaries of Home,Expenditure, Finance
Banking and Foreign office.
Director SPG (Special Protection Group) is now positioned above
Secretaries to Government of India. Financial power of Director
SPG has since been enhanced from 20 crores to 25. This has upset
many senior Secretaries to Government of India, are empowered to
clear any submissions worth about Rs 20 crores.This is the maximum
limit. But SPG director is given addtional Rs 5 cores. Sushma Nath
Secretary Expenditure is believed to have been overruled, as SPG
protects Prime Minister and UPA2 Chairperson and her family members.
Sushma Nath closed her face with two hands-at Committee of Secretaries
meet where this proposal was approved.