43 officers of Indian Police Service (IPS) belonging to 1990 batch and various cadres have been empanelled for the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in Government of India.
The officers are:
Dependra Pathak of UT cadre; Shyam Bhagat Negi of Himachal Pradesh cadre; Anil Palta of Jharkhand cadre; Dr. Shaik Darvesh Saheb of Kerala cadre; Kamal Pant of Keranataka cadre; A M Kulkarni, Jaijeet Singh and V V Lakshminarayan of Maharashtra cadre; Arun Pratap Singh, Dr Sajjad Wasi Naqvi, V K Maheshwar and Anuradha Shankar of Madhya Pradesh cadre; Y B Khurania, Arun Kumar Sarangi of Orisha cadre; Rajeev Kumar Sharma of Rajasthan cadre; Shankar Jiwal, T V Ravichandran of Tamil Nadu cadre; Mrs. Renuka Mishra, Bijaya Kumar Maurya, Satya Narain Sabat and Mrs Tilotma Verma of UP cadre; Neeraj Sinha of Bihar cadre; V Vinay Kumar of Uttarakhand cadre; Saiyed Mohd Afzal of Madhya Pradesh cadre; Prashant Kumar and Daljit Singh Chaudhary of Uttar Pradesh cadre; S S Chaturvedi of MT cadre; Avinash Chandra of UP cadre; Harinath Mishra of Kerala cadre; B Srinivasan of Jammu and Kashmir cadre;Debaish Roy of West Bengal cadre; Amrendra Kumar Singh of Sikkim cadre; Ranveer Kumar of West Bengal cadre; Dr Ravi Prakash Meharda of Rajasthan cadre; Rajwinder Singh Bhatti of Bihar cadre; Kulwant Kumar of Maharashtra cadre; Sanjay Singh of UT cadre; Abhash Kumar of Tamil Nadu cadre; Rajiv Ranjan Verma and Sandeep Salunke of Uttar Pradesh cadre; Anjani Kumar of Andhra Pradesh cadre; and Dr Y K Gautam of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.
About VV Laxminarayan –
As a young IPS officer working in Maharashtra, VV Lakshminarayana used to be so guarded about his movements that he would often leave behind his official car and take a bus. The purpose: be invisible to the enemy and retain the surprise element. The CBI joint director, who is now investigating the Jagan wealth case, believes in the credo ‘don’t let the left hand know what the right is up to.’ He is thorough when it comes to legal documentation for his cases. Those who know Lakshminarayana say he is a low-key man who just happens to be at the helm of high profile probes. Born and brought up in Srisailam in Kurnool district, Lakshminarayana is the son of a retired government engineer. After his schooling, he moved to Regional Engineering College in Warangal to complete his BE in mechanical engineering. He opted for IPS and was allotted the Maharashtra cadre. He is remembered for his stint as SP of Nanded. He then worked in the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad. Keen to work for the CBI, he opted to be deputed to the agency. He was posted as DIG in Hyderabad on June 12, 2006. “He is a low-key man who is pleasant and friendly. But when it comes to his work, he reveals no information except to his bosses in Delhi,’’ said an a fellow officer who knows Lakshminarayana. Sources say that though Lakshminarayana was posted to head the local CBI unit for a period of five years, his bosses in Delhi extended his tenure by another two years. He received his Indian Police Medal in 2006. “He feels strongly about corruption. His plus point is his handling of legal issues, especially documentation (since in all the cases he has investigated, the documents seized ran into thousands of pages). He does not get bogged down by work pressure.’’ Lakshminarayana is very attached to his school and college. In fact, a day after the High Court directed the CBI to probe the Jagan and Emaar cases, the 1990 batch IPS officer was away in Warangal to attend a reunion of his batch at REC.