Monday, May 27, 2013

The Cockroach Theory for Self-development : Response Vs Reaction

At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach - Her reaction was contagious, as everyone in her group also got panicky.

The lady finally managed to push the cockroach away but landed on another lady in the group. Now, it was the turn of the other lady in the group to continue the drama. The waiter rushed forward to their rescue.

In the relay of throwing, the cockroach next fell upon the waiter. The waiter stood firm, composed himself and observed the behavior of the cockroach on his shirt. When he was confident enough, he grabbed it with his fingers and threw it out of the restaurant.

Sipping my coffee and watching the amusement, the antenna of my mind picked up a few thoughts and started wondering,

Was the cockroach responsible for their histrionic behavior? If so, then why was the waiter not disturbed? He handled it near to perfection, without any chaos.

It is not the cockroach, but the inability of the ladies to handle the disturbance caused by the cockroach that disturbed the ladies.

I realized that, it is not the shouting of my father or my boss or my wife that disturbs me,
but its my inability to handle the disturbances caused by their shouting that disturbs me.
Its not the traffic jams on the road that disturbs me, but my inability to handle the disturbance caused by the traffic jam that disturbs me. More than the problem, its my reaction to the problem that creates chaos in my life.

Lessons learnt from the story :

I understood, I should not react in life, I should always respond. The women reacted, whereas the waiter responded. Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of, just and right to save a situation from going out of hands, to avoid cracks in relationship, to avoid taking decisions in anger, anxiety, stress or hurry.

* How practical would the relevance of this be in a corporate setting?
* How often do we react rather than respond to a problem at work?
* Would you prefer to react before responding or respond before reacting.

Think about it.

Courtesy - a post in Facebook

Failed in Interview stage of UPSC..? Get job in Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

To those failed in Interview stage of UPSC 2011 or 2012: Ministry of Youth Affairs got jobs for you in pay band 3

@To those who reached upto interview stage in UPSC civil service exam 2011  or 2012 but couldn't make it to the final list- Here is a good news: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has got 45 vacancies in District Youth coordinator post (Pay band 3). And guess what? There is no competitive exam anymore, they'll just shortlist you based on your mains + interview score (+academic record).

  1. Essential qualifications
  2. Desirable qualification
  3. Job profile?
  4. Selection procedure
  5. How to Apply?
  6. Helpline?

Essential qualifications

(As mentioned in the notification itself)

  1. Declared successful in the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011/2012 and appeared for interview. (the job-interview shortlisting will be done based on your scores in mains+interview)
  2. Post Graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized University. (see? The benefit of doing any PG distance-course from IGNOU!)
  3. Age: 21 years and must not have attained the age of 28 years as on 1st January, 2013. (+age relaxation to specific categories as per government instruction. although notification is silent about exact how many years relaxed for SC,ST,OBC,PH.)

Desirable qualification

At least three years' experience in youth development activities / rural development / community development / other social sectors including voluntary work in a recognized organization in a responsible position.

Job profile?


Pay band PB-3, Rs. 15600–39100/-  + G.P. Rs.5400/-  on regular basis.

Nature of work

  1. Maintain close liaison with District Administration, developmental departments, youth clubs & NGOs
  2. assist Youth Clubs/NGOs in the formulation of project proposals under Schemes of Financial Assistance of Central Government Departments/Agencies;
  3. conduct the periodic meetings of District Advisory Committee (DAC), National Youth Corps (NYC) Volunteers and Youth Clubs and proper maintenance of NYK office including personnel administration, coordination with publicity media for image building of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.
  4. prepare the Annual Action plan of programmes and activities, proper progrmmes and activities
  5. Prepare documentation and circulation of supportive and publicity material, maintenance or records and reports

Selection procedure

  • 450 candidates shall be called for interview/Personality Test for the recruitment in 45 jobs.
  • Short listing of applicants will be based on their past academic record and marks obtained in the Civil Services(Main) Examination, 2011/2012 and Interview/ Personality Test in the Civil Services examination, 2011/2012.
  • Short Listed candidates will be informed of the Date, Time and Venue of the Interview/Personality test by Post and E-mail.

How to Apply?

  • Last date to apply 20th June,2013
  • Download the PDF file from here: click me
  • Take print out of the application form given in it.
  • fill it up
  • +add attested copies of by testimonials in respect of Qualification, mains mark sheet, Experience, Proof of Age, Caste Certificate etc.
  • put it in an evnvelop. Write ""Special Drive for Recruitment of DYC, NYKS" on the envelop
  • mail It to following address

Joint Director (GA),

Nehru Yuva Kendra SangathanCore-4,

2nd Floor,

Cope Minar,

Twin Tower Complex,

Laxmi Nagar,


as per the notification, you can even mail it to


in case any doubt/difficulty contact Shri Sunil Malik Joint Director (GA) in person or over Telephone
011-22402813 on working days between 10.00 hrs and 17.00 hrs or e-mail at

source :

Friday, May 24, 2013

Civils Awareness session on 8th June 2013

Dear All,

It is to inform you that, we are planning to conduct a *Mega Civil Service
Awareness & interaction session at 6 PM on 08-June-2013*(Satur Day) @
Sundaraiah Vignana Kendra in Bagh Lingampally, Hyderabad. Shri.R.S.Praveen
Kumar IPS and Shri. Chalam, Member(Rtd.) UPSC have consented to attend this
event. As many of the 2013 batch rankers and newly posted IRS IT & Customs
officers are participating in the event, this will be a golden opportunity
for aspirants. Hence I request all of you to attend and inform the same
to all your friends. Entry is free for ALL.Thank you

*(Profile) UPSC Member(Rtd.): Professor K.S. Chalam*

Obtained his B.A. Hons., M.A., Ph.D., B.Ed. from Andhra University and DNEP
(Warsaw) from Poland. His fields of interests include Economics of
Education, Political Economy, Public Economics, Dravidian Studies and Staff

Prof. Chalam held the position of (i) Vice- Chancellor, Dravidian
University, Kuppam (AP) (2005); (ii) Member, Planning Board, Govt. of M.P.,
(2002-04); (iii) Founder Director, UGC Academic Staff College, Andhra
University, Visakhapatnam (1987-2005); (iv) Director, Swamy Ramananda
Tirtha Rural Institute, Pochampally, Hyderabad (1997-98); (v) Professor of
Economics, Andhra University (1990-2005). He is on several Committees as
Hon'ble Chairman, Member such as UGC, NCRI, A.U etc. He was Search
Committee Member for selection of Vice- Chancellor for Telugu and
Telangana Universities.

*Member, UPSC from June 1, 2005 to till 01.06.2011 .*

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shoe distribution programme on 19th May 2013

The programme of shoe distribution hasl commenced on 19 May 2013(Sunday) at 6 PM in Basheerbagh Press Club. Shri G.V.Krishna Rao IRS,Commissioner of Customs and Excise,Hyderabad ; Shri. R.S. Praveen Kumar IPS, Secretary for Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (APSWREIS) ; Dr. K. Srikar Reddy IFS, Regional Pass Port officer, Hyderabad,Ram Anjaneyulu IRS, venkatesh IRS,Balaram IRS,S Ramana Reddy IRPS and Shashank (2013 Civils AP topper) have participated in the programme and distributed the shoe to the children of Laalana Welfare Organisation, to mark the commencement of programme.\

కాలేజీలలో చదివే బిసి విద్యార్ధుల కోసం 300 హాస్టళ్ళ మంజూరు

Backward Classes Welfare Department – Hostels – Sanction of 300
College Hostels for BC Boys and Girls in the State @ one in each
Assembly Constituency – Modification Orders -Issued
Backward Classes Welfare (B2) Department
In the circumstances reported by the Director, BC Welfare in his
letter 3rd read above and in partial modification of the orders issued in
respect of para 8 in the Government Order 2nd read above, Government
hereby make a provision that in case minority candidates are not
available and applied or if the quota is not filled completely, the
balance seats leftover quota may be filled by Economically Backward
Classes category Candidates in respect of both BC College Boys and
Girls hostels.

(As per Report of Anantaraman Commission vide G.O.Ms.No.1793, Edn., dt.23.9.1970, amended from time to time as on 09.3.2009)
Aboriginal tribes Vimuktha Jathis Nomadic and Semi Nomadic tribes etc.,
1.    Agnikulakshatriya, Palli, Vadabalija, Bestha, Jalari, Gangavar, Gangaputra, Goondla, Vanyakulakshatriya (Vannekapu, vannereddi, pallikapu, pallireddi) Neyyala & Pattapu,
2.    Balasanthu, Bahurupi
3.    Bandara
4.    Budabukkala
5.    Rajaka (Chakali, Vannar)
6.    Dasari (formerly engaged in Bikshatana) (amended vide G.O.Rt.No.32, BCW(M1) Dept., dt.23.2.1995)
7.    Dommara
8.    Gangireddlavaru
9.    Jangam whose traditional occupation is begging
10. Jogi
11. Katipapala
12. Korcha
13. Lambada or Banjara in Telangana area (deleted and included in S.T. list vide G.O.Ms.No.149,SW, dt.3.5.1978)
14. Medari or Mahendra
15. Mondivaru, Mondibanda, Banda
16. Nayee Brahmin(Mangali), Mangala and Bajantri (synonyms were added vide G.O.Ms.No.1, BCW(M1) Dept., dt.6.1.1996)
17. Nakkala
18. Vamsharaj,Pitchiguntla (the original name Pitchiguntla was deleted vide G.O.Ms.No.27, BCW(M1) Dept., dt.23.6.1995 and again added as synonym in G.O.Ms.No.1, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 24.1.09)
19. Pamula
20. Pardhi(Nirshikari)
21. Pambala
22. Dammali/ Dammala/ Dammula/ Damala of Srikakulam Dist Peddammavandlu, Devaravandlu, Yellammavandlu, Mutyalammavandlu (Dammali was included in G.O.Ms.No.9, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.9.4.2008 with area operation of Srikakulam Dist. And the area operation is deleted in G.O.Ms.No. 2, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 24.1.09)
23. Veeramusthi(Nettikotala), Veerabhadreeya ( synonym was added vide G.O.Ms.No.62, B.C.W.(M1) Dept.,dt.10.12.96
24. Valmiki, Boya(Boya, Bedar, Kirataka, Nishadi, Yellapi, Peddaboya)Talayari and Chunduvallu (G.O.Ms.No.124, SW, dt.24.6.85) Yellapi and Yellapu are one and the same (amended vide G.O.Ms.No.61,BCW(M1) Dept., dt.5.12.96)
25. Yerukalas in Telangana area (deleted and included in the list of S.Ts)
26. Gudala
27. Kanjara - Bhatta
28. Kalinga (Kinthala deleted from the original name Kinthala Kalinga vide G.O.Ms.No.53, SW, dt.7.3.1980)
29. Kepmare or Reddika
30. Mondipatta
31. Nokkar
32. Pariki Muggula
33. Yata
34. Chopemari
35. Kaikadi
36. Joshinandiwalas
37. Odde (Oddilu, Vaddi, Vaddelu)
38. Mandula (included in Govt.Memo No.40-VI/70-1, Edn.,dt.10.2.71)
39. Mehtar(Muslim) (included in Govt.Memo No.234/VI/72-2,Edn., dt.5.7.1972)
40. Kunapuli (included in Govt.Memo No.1279/P1/74-10, E&SW, dt.3.8.1975)
41. Patra (included in G.O.Ms.No.8, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.28.8.2006)
42. Kurakula confined to Srikakulam, Vazianagaram & Visakhapatnam districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.26, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
43. Pondara confined to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & Visakhapatnam districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.28, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
44. Samanthula/ Samantha/ Sountia/ Sauntia confined to Srikakulam district (included in G.O.Ms.No. 29, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 4.7.2008)
45. Pala-Ekari, Ekila, Vyakula, Ekiri, Nayanivaru,Palegaru, Tolagari, Kavali confined to Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Ananthapur, Nellore, Hyderabad & Rangareddy districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.23, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
46. Rajannala, Rajannalu confined to Karimnagar, Warangal, Nizamabad & Adilabad districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.44, BCW(C2) Dept.,dt. 7.8.2008)
47. Bukka Ayyavar (included in G.O.Ms.No.6, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
48. Gotrala confined to Telangana region only (included in G.O.Ms.No.7, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
49. Kasikapadi/ Kasikapudi confined to Hyderabad, Rangareddy , Nizamabad, Mahabubnagar & Adilabad Dists. ( included in G.O.Ms.No.8, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
50. Siddula confined to Telangana region only (included in G.O.Ms.No.9, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
51. Sikligar/ Saikilgar (included in G.O.Ms.No.10, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
52. Poosala (this caste is included duly deleted from S.No.24 under Group D in G.O.Ms.No.16, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)

1.    Achukatlavandlu in the districts of Visakhapatnam and Guntur confined to Hindus only as amended vide G.O.Ms.No.8, BCW(C2) Dept.,dt.29.03.2000
2.    Aryakshatriya, Chittari, Giniyar, Chitrakara, Nakhas (another synonym Muchi 'Telugu Speaking' was deleted vide G.O.Ms.No.31, BCW(M1) Dept.,dt.11.06.1996)
3.    Devanga
4.    Goud(Ediga, Gouda(Gamella), Kalalee, Goundla, Settibalija of Vishakapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari and Krishna Districts and Srisayana(Segidi)-(amended vide G.O.Ms.No.16,BCW(A1)Dept., dt.19.06.97
5.    Dudekula, Laddaf, Pinjari or Noorbash
6.    Gandla, Telikula, Devatilakula ( Devatilakula was added vide G.O.Ms.No.13, BCW(A1) Dept.,dt.20.5.1997)
7.    Jandra
8.    Kummara or Kulala, Salivahana (Salivahana was added vide G.O.Ms.No.28, BCW(M1) Dept., 24.06.1995)
9.    Karikalabhakthulu, Kaikolan or Kaikala (Sengundam or Sengunther)
10. Karnabhakthulu
11. Kuruba or Kuruma
12. Nagavaddilu
13. Neelakanthi
14. Patkar (Khatri)
15. Perika (Perika Balija, Puragirikshatriya)
16. Nessi or Kurni
17. Padmasali (Sali, Salivan, Pattusali, Senapathulu, Thogata Sali)
18. Srisayana (Sagidi)-(deleted and added to Sl.No.4 of Group-B)
19. Swakulasali
20. Thogata, Thogati or Thogataveerakshatriya
21. Vishwabrahmin, Viswakarma (Ausula, Kamsali, Kammari, Kanchari, Vadla, Vadra, Vadrangi and Silpis)
(Viswakarma was added vide G.O.Ms.No.59, BCW (M1) Dept.,dt.6.12.1995)
22. Kunchiti Vakkaliga/ Vakkaligara/ Kunchitiga confined to Ananthapur district (included in G.O.Ms.No. 10, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.9.4.2008)
23. Lodh/Lodhi/Lodha confined to Hyderabad, Rangareddy , Khammam & Adilabad districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.22, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 4.7.2008.)
24. Bondili (included in G.O.Ms.No.42, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 7.8.2008.
25. Are Marathi, Maratha (Non-Brahmins), Arakalies and Surabhi Natakalavallu (included in G.O.Ms.No.40, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.7.8.2008.
26. Neeli (included in G.O.Ms.No.43, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 7.8.2008.
1.    Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity and their progeny (G.O.Ms.No.5, SW Dept., dt.24.01.1981)
1.    Agaru
2.    Arekatika, Katika, Are-Suryavamshi ('Are-Suryavamshi' is added as synonym vide G.O.Ms.No. 39, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 7.8.2008.
3.    Atagara
4.    Bhatraju
5.    Chippolu (Mera)
6.    Gavara
7.    Godaba
8.    Hatkar'
9.    Jakkala
10. Jingar
11. Kandra
12. Koshti
13. Kachi
14. Surya Balija (Kalavanthulu) Ganika (amended vide, BCW(P2)
15. Krishnabalija (Dasari,Bukka)
16. Koppulavelamas
17. Mathura
18. Mali (Bare, Barai, Marar and Tamboli of all districts of Telangana Region added as synonyms vide G.O.Ms.No.3, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.09.01.2004 read with vide G.O.Ms.No.45, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 7.8.2008)
19. Mudiraj, Mutrasi, Tenugollu
20. Munnurukapu (Telangana)
21. Nagavamsam(Nagavamsa) (amended vide G.O.Ms.No.53,BCW(M1) Dept., dt.19.09.1996.
22. Nelli (deleted vide G.O.Ms.No.43,BCW (C2) Dept., dt.7.8.2008)
23. Polinativelamas of Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam districts
24. Deleted (Poosala caste is deleted and included at S.No.52 under Group A in
G.O.Ms.No.16, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
25. Passi
26. Rangrez or Bhavasara Kshatriya
27. Sadhuchetty
28. Satani (Chattadasrivaishnava)
29. Tammali (confined to five districts of Nalgonda, Mahaboobnagar, Karimnagar,
Nizamabad and Adilabad of Telangana Region only and not to other parts of A.P. as amended vide G.O.Ms.No.20, BCW(A1) dept., dt.21.07.1997)
30. Thurpukapus or Gajulakapus of who are subject to social customs of divorce and remarriages among their women (extended to Vizianagaram district in G.O.Ms.No.65, E&SW, dt.18.02.1974). The area operation of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam Districts is deleted in G.O.Ms.No.62, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 20.12.08.
31. Uppara or Sagara
32. Vanjara (Vanjari)
33. Yadava (Golla)
34. Are, Arevallu and Arollu of Telangana districts (included vide G.O.Ms.No.11, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.13.05.2003 read with G.O.Ms.No.41, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 7.8.2008)
35. Sadara/Sadaru confined to Ananthapur District (included in G.O.Ms.No.11,BCW(C2) Dept., dt.9.4.2008)
36. Arava confined to Srikakulam district (included in G.O.Ms.No. 24, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
37. Ayyaraka confined to Srikakulam, Vazianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Gunture, Khammam & Warangal districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.25, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
38. Nagaralu confined to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Krishna, Hyderabad & Rangareddy districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.27, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
39. Aghamudian, Aghamudiar, Agamudivellalar and Agamudimudaliar (including Thuluva Vellalas) confined to Chittoor, Nellore, Kurnool, Ananthapur, Hyderabad and Rangareddy Districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.20, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.2008)
40. Beri Vysya/Beri Chetty confined to Chittoor, Nellore & Krishna districts (included in G.O.Ms.No.21, BCW(C2) Dept., dt.4.7.08)
41. Atirasa confined to East & West Godavari Dists. (included in G.O.Ms.No.5, BCW(C2) Dept., Dt. 19.2.2009)
42. Sondi/ Sundi (included in G.O.Ms.No.11, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
43. Varala confined to Telangana region only ((included in G.O.Ms.No.12, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
44. Sistakaranam (included in G.O.Ms.No.13, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
45. Lakkamarikapu confined to Telangana region only (included in G.O.Ms.No.14, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 19.2.2009)
46. Veerashaiva Lingayat / Lingabalija (included in G.O.Ms.No.22 BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 28.2.2009)
(Socially and Educationally Backward Classes of Muslims)
(As per G.O.Ms.No.23, BCW(C2) Dept., dt. 07.07.2007)
1.    Achchukattalavandlu, Singali, Singamvallu, Achchupanivallu, Achchukattuvaru, Achukatlavandlu,
2.    Attar Saibulu, Attarollu
3.    Dhobi Muslim/ Muslim Dhobi/ Dhobi Musalman, Turka Chakla or Turka Sakala, Turaka Chakali, Tulukka Vannan, Tsakalas, Sakalas or Chakalas, Muslim Rajakas
4.    Faqir, Fhakir Budbudki, Ghanti Fhakir, Ghanta Fhakirlu, Turaka Budbudki, Darvesh, Fakeer
5.    Garadi Muslim, Garadi Saibulu, Pamulavallu, Kani-Kattuvallu, Garadollu, Garadiga
6.    Gosangi Muslim, Phakeer Sayebulu
7.    Guddi Eluguvallu, Elugu Bantuvallu, Musalman Keelu Gurralavallu
8.    Hajam, Nai, Nai Muslim, Navid
9.    Labbi, Labbai, Labbon, Labba
10. Pakeerla, Borewale, Deera Phakirlu, Bonthala
11. Qureshi, Kureshi/ Khureshi, Khasab, Marati Khasab, Muslim Katika, Khatik Muslim
12. Shaik/ Sheikh
13. Siddi, Yaba, Habshi, Jasi
14. Turaka Kasha, Kakkukotte Zinka Saibulu, Chakkitakanevale, Terugadu Gontalavaru, Thirugatigantla, Rollaku Kakku Kottevaru,Pattar Phodulu, Chakketakare, Thuraka Kasha

A.P. Commission for Backward Classes, 8th Floor, Chandravihar, M.J.Road, Nampally, Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh - 500 001.
          Office Telephone No: +91-40-24742595
          FAX No:+91-40-24605679

online filing of RTI application

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17/05/2013
Subject: Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.
In continuation of this Department's O.M. of even number dated 22/04/2013, ¡t is intimated that training to RTI Nodal Officers, RTI Cell officials and NIC/IT personnel attached with Ministries/Departments of Government of India have been completed by DoPT with the help of NIC.
2. It is again requested that training to all the CPlOs and First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) may be provided by the concerned Ministry/Department, through the officials trained by DoPT/NIC, User name/password to all the CPIOs and FAAs are to be provided by RTI Nodal Officers of the concerned Ministry/Department. It is imperative that the RTI Nodal Officers start updating the details of CPIOs / FAAs in the system and issue user name and password to them at the earliest.
3. As mentioned in the said O.M., it is planned to extend the facility of RTI online web portal to all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India. This facility is being extended to Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Food and Public Distribution from 22 May 2013.
(Sandeep Jain) 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

summer leadership camp 2013 @ cherial

With the initiative of Shri. R.S. Praveen Kumar IPS, secretary for Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (APSWREIS) , our ITCSA members N Bal Ram IRS,S Ramana Reddy IRPS,venkatesh anamala IRS have participated in summer mega leadership camp 2013 at A P SOCIAL WELFARE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ,cheriyal,waranagal.This 10 day camp has been organised by APSWREIS and RGNIYD,chennai to impart life skills & leadership qualities to 546 students from the 91 A P SOCIAL WELFARE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLs in Andhra pradesh.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Invitation for Sunday's programme at Basheerbagh press club





Prajahitha & Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association (ITCSA) in association with Dr. Rambabu, La ex. are distributing 6000 PAIRS OF SCHOOL SHOES FREE OF COST TO ORPHANAGES & GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS in Andhra Pradesh. The programme of shoe distribution will commence on 19 May 2013(Sunday) at 6 PM in Basheerbagh Press Club. Smt. B. Udaya Laxmi, IAS, Commissioner for Social Welfare ; Shri G.V.Krishna Rao IRS,Commissioner of Customs and Excise,Hyderabad ; Shri. R.S. Praveen Kumar IPS, Secretary for Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (APSWREIS) ; Dr. K. Srikar Reddy IFS, Regional Pass Port officer, Hyderabad have consented to participate in the programme and to distribute the shoe to the children of Laalana Welfare Organisation, to mark the commencement of programme. Along with the above mentioned, many officers from state and Central services will also participate in the programme.


 All the heads of ORPHANAGES & GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS in Andhra Pradesh are requested to send their total no. of requirement of shoe i.e. Age, Gender, Shoe Size, Colour of Shoe etc. on their letter head to the following email addresses    or . Shoe distribution will be done only after verifying the credentials of the organization and priority will be given to orphanages and Government schools in Tribal/Rural areas. Request received upto 30th june 2013 will only be considered.

                                                               All are cordially invited

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Success story of ANJANEYULU DODDE, IAS 2010 Topper

Posted on : 08-07-2011

While a sect of pessimists scream that humanity is dying, another sect of optimists defy vehemently, paving a pathway themselves. One such optimist is Anjaneyulu, whom we can proudly call 'Telugu Bidda' (the son of Telugu). Born into a poor household, with father working as a watchman and yet nurturing high values, was no mean task. His father had lofty ideals and was steeped in social welfare in Jammikunta in Telangana. Anjaneyulu is proud to say he imbibed human values, and saw life from close quarters through his father's eyes. His father was not just a bread winner, but a path breaker in his way as he condemned injustice in any form and strived for his community's welfare Says Anjaneyulu, serving the needy is not just a rich man's job or duty or obligation but of everyone who owes himself responsible towards this planet. This prologue is clear enough to say he is certainly the 'Collector material'.

To a very clichéd question 'what drove you to pursue CSAT' Anjaneyulu comes up with an unconventional answer that stuns everyone. "I studied in a vernacular medium Government school till Class 5 and moved to private English medium school from 6th onwards. Throughout my schooling, one fact became more and more evident with time, that English speaking students had a confidence and edge over the vernacular students and this impacted their (vernacular students') personality in a huge way, though they had fair idea of what was happening in academics, their communications philosophical question moved him to the next phase of his life, CSAT.

His planning and preparation was meticulous, stress-free and to-the-point, never burdening himself with excess load or getting worked up looking at his peer, he moved on gracefully.

Bio-data at a glance - Primary education was with Government school, Telugu medium. Studied at Kakatiya High School in Telugu medium from Class 5 to 10 and in Class X, became the Mandal Topper and got Pratibha Scholarship, AP Govt.Did Polytechnic in NIT Warangal and stood 6th in the E-CET State Board Exam. Did CS Engineering in Vasavi College, in 2005, and Worked in a software firm for two years from 2005-2007, lost his father the same year, which drove him to fulfill his father's last wish, to become a collector.Father was a great inspiration for him to get involved deeply with society and its welfare. He started seeing the value of service beyond the life of comforts he was leading. Being an engineer, he was refused selection in campus placement, the only reason being lack of communication skills.

How does he speak so fluently now?

 After taking a three-month crash course in Spoken English. He could clearly perceive the problem
isn't just with him but with all those who come from rural areas. Then he decided to empower the students with English speaking skills, though he asks this question with certain anguish, "What is wrong with Telugu? Why don't we promote our mother tongue and disqualify a person just because he cannot articulate in English/ in the same breath we are talking about 'bhaashabhimanam (love for the language), how can you justify the two?" Ultimately learning or pursuing Telugu will not fetch you a good job. At this point, I firmly decided to become collector and reach out to all those who are longing for a direction in career. It was then that I decided to move to Delhi to prepare, with the support and love of all my well-wishers and friends'. I was sure Public Administration (PA) and Sociology would help me achieve my goal and I opted for those. PA is very interesting and opens up a whole new aspect of practical issues one would face as an administrator. It is analytical and thoughtbased. It requires thinking and problem solving skills which makes it more interesting.

What is the pre-requisite to get into CSAT?
One needs to have sound general awareness,read extensively, over a period of time, which is one to one-and-a-half-year. In fact it is mandatory for one to be in a pre-preparatory phase before going for the first attempt. I started my preparation while I was working even before I quit and went to Delhi for full time coaching. I took my coaching in Vajiram and Ravi in Delhi for three years. But they will only guide you how to go about it, you cannot rely completely on coaching centers for success, be it IAS or EAMCET. There is no short cut to success. I tell this to my students where I am working as a visiting lecturer in a Law Institute at Hyderabad. Students especially in AP expect a lot from teachers and tutorial centers, which is not going to materialize. I would like to reiterate that it is SMART WORK THAT PAYS OFF NOT HARDWORK. Many aspirants tell me they study for 16-18 hours and still cannot clear the exam, which is ridiculous, they try to use their mind as a store-house and not a thinking machine, one cannot keep loading it with unnecessary information, and it's tiring for the brain. Civil Services offer lot of material/ content, its up to your discretion what you are going to take and what you discard, it's certainly a smart choice. This discrimination comes gradually from the mentor's guidance and experience . It's very important to observe previous years question papers. For example, the trickiest part is the paper pattern; earlier papers had fixed marking scheme, like 5, 10, 20 or 30 or any number, now it's a total surprise to the students. Even the nature of questions is highly analytical. For example, there are some in depth, analytical and intelligent questions on foreign relations which only an IFS person can answer. One has to read and assimilate the essence of analytical reading, like editorials in newspapers, not just scan through the paper for headlines and sports news. This brings in speculation, comparison, understanding of different viewpoints and broader understanding of current events. This is a longterm process. I used to extensively read The Hindu and Indian Express. I read Telugu newspapers only when I went for interview. Be it PA or Sociology, the CSAT approach is practical based. For example, when they are talking about  women's issues in Sociology, they ask you how really are it applicable to the Indian rural women. So reading alone doesn't help here, one has to be aware of the actual happening of things.

Is it true that one must have a great vocabulary and diction to write essays?
Not necessarily, one needs to have a simple structurally and grammatically correct sentences, in depth thought and honest expression, this will impress the reader.Is there any option for people who cannot express well in English? Yes, there is a choice of writing in any one of the 24 language list provided by the Board.

What after Mains?
This year the pattern has changed, earlier there was an optional and a main subject. Out of 4 lakh people appearing for Prelims they select only 10,000. One can appear 4 times, and the age limit is 29 years (when you sit for Prelims).One has objective type and one compulsory essay. This time my essay was on tribals.Fortunately, I studied this subject extensively in Sociology, which helped me. My preparation is certainly different from the rest; in GeneralStudies my score was more than the top 20 toppers. I know almost all of them since we have studied together.

What is General Studies?
General Studies is a cocktail of all subjects which has a blend of general knowledge, current issues, economy, foreign relations etc. You can be asked about Indian Economy, Politics, Foreign Relations etc. One tricky bit which many students don't get is that when the topics are broad and vague the answers should be fit and precise. This means no beating around the bush.

What about optional subjects?
I have prepared my own notes which are a fusion of the guide's lectures, printed and internetsurfed matter, combined with my own understanding. I do not rely on one note only. Thus for every topic I have one page notes, be it a 60 marker or less or more. I practiced the knack of expanding or shrinking the topic as per the requirement. After General Studies, we would have three days gap which would allow us to prepare for the optional subject. This is a very crucial period, where I did several quick revisions.

Would you support group studies?
I don't, because I think it is a waste of time to discuss at that point where every minute is precious, you do not have the leisure to sit and ponder and study. Time speeds by. Rather it would be better if one would like to have group discussions before interview. This is very constructive, because you tend to argue debate and know other's points during interviews. This way of studying and preparing built my memory and helped me a lot to remain grounded.

What according to you is mandatory for an IAS aspirant?
First and foremost requirement is precisions and selective sorting of material. Next is planning and revision of EVERY TOPIC, I would do this every day and every week, I had planners, day-wise, week-wise. I would study the whole week and relax weekends, hanging out with friends or watching movies, I love movies!!Since the exam and preparation is tedious, self motivation is a must-do rejuvenator for you. Have basic language and expression skills.Interview is just and personality test, your body language, presence of mind, attitude and approach to life/people is very important. How you express your opinion is very important, they provoke, instigate you and see if you blow the top or not! My interview was for 25 minutes, it was like having a heart-to-heart talk with good old friends, and it was warm and friendly. I was asked about the declining sex ratio in the country - this is because of low status of women, I told them we could do two things to stop it, one is deterrent measure, which we must follow and other is monitoring. I also insisted on economic empowerment of women, I gave them the example of Self Help Groups in AP, through Government initiated DWAKRA.I also insisted education to women was  mandatory.Civil society was another major discussion in the interview and the last question was my analysis on why Chiranjeevi's party failed.

Whatever projects we have talked about so far, be it Aadhar, Sarvashikshabhyan or Self Help,are all government initiatives, is it that you scored your points here because you were talking high of government projects at the interview?
True that these are all government projects but they are happening only in certain pockets for an actual change to become visible it should happen intensely and extensively. For example in the North East, we hardly see any progress in the living conditions, neither government nor NGOs seem to be bothered about the poor quality of living here, people here do not have the technology support to save their crop—like fruits and flowers. Even tourism can be promoted in a huge way, there is a technique called Tent Culture, not all tourists can afford good hotels and motels, we can have tent culture to attract all kinds of tourists. In fact, I told the officials in the interview that only one 'ism' can unite people of India and that is Tourism. All other isms will be splitting the nation—like nationalism, regionalism etc, but
tourism will become the binding thread.

What has been a driving force in your life?
Undoubtedly our economic status, it was a burning zeal to step out of poverty and taste comforts at least, if not luxuries. I recall Bill gates statement everyday—"If you are born poor it's not your mistake, but if you die poor, it certainly is." If you observe CSAT results, one can clearly see that two types of people get through, one is the economically backward category like me, and the other is the cream of the society, probably the kith and kin of IAS, who want to maintain the legacy. This clearly reflects that the bourgeoisie of this nation is steeped in their own survival and don't have time to think of  service. With this fact, we concluded the rendezvous, which was inspiring, thought-provoking and certainly hard-hitting. We could take this as a call for the youth. Well, let's wait and watch how  far this fire in his belly is going to fuel him! CSAT's - New Look CSAT is expected to come into force from the Civil Services Examination, 2011. The candidates will appear in two objective type papers, having special emphasis on testing their "aptitude for civil services" as well as on "ethical and moral dimension of decision making". Both these papers — having equal weightage - will be common to all candidates in place of one common paper (general awareness) and one optional paper (any particular subject of choice) under the existing system, which lays greater emphasis on subject knowledge. As of now, the change will be effective only for the first of the three stages of the CSE from 2011 onwards. The second and third stages - CS (Main) Examination and Interview, respectively - will remain the same till a panel of experts goes into various aspects of the entire system and submits its report. The proposal to this effect was sent to PMO last year by UPSC. Officials, familiar with the proposal, explained that the changes had been suggested by various committees. Most of the panels had advocated for laying greater emphasis on "aptitude" of candidates than their subjects' knowledge, arguing that the specialists or experts of any particular subject may not necessarily be good civil servants unless they have actual inclination towards it. An official said: "The new system (CSAT) will also provide a level-playing field and equity since all candidates will have to attempt common papers unlike the current format which provides for only one common paper". Though scaling system is currently used in Preliminary examination in order to ensure that no candidate who has opted for any particular optional paper gets any undue advantage because of varying degree of difficulty of any paper or inherent scorability, the government has received a number of complaints objecting to the method on one or the other ground. Important highlights of the Civil Services

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Intellectual Property(IP) Day - Our recent performance in IP

About World Intellectual Property Day
On April 26 every year, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. World IP Day 2013 focuses on Creativity: The Next Generation.  WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP. Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to discuss and demonstrate how IP works to contribute to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.
 Our recent performance in IP 
During the current fiscal year, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has ordered to take steps to get GI for
Nagercoil Temple Car,
Kallakurichi Wooden sculpture,
Arumbavur wooden sculpture (in Tiruchy district),
Karuppur painting (in Thanjavur district),
Thanjavur glass workmanship,
Pudukottai Netti work,
Mayiladi stone sculpture (in Kanyakumari district) and
Namakkal Makkal products.
Along with these, Assam Governor J B Patnaik has expressed his satisfaction over muga silk receiving the Geographical Indication certificate (GI mark) and said, "There should be demand for muga as long as there is demand for gold."
Lucknow Zardozi, the world renowned textile embroidery, has been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) registration by the Geographical Indication Registry (GIR). Mansoor Nadeem Lari, head of Kalatmak Handicrafts SHG Foundation explained, "(The Persian) 'Zardozi' means embroidery in gold and hence it was the royal families, including those in the Mughal period, which employed this craft." At present, scores of items are used as embellishments, depending upon the requirement and, rather than gold, ordinary material the colour of gold is employed instead, wherever needed.
As per Textile Ministry estimates, 1.75 lakh artisans in and around Lucknow are involved in the craft, while more than 2 lakh are directly involved, Lari said. "There are more than 10,000 micro and small enterprises in this region, which are involved in making of Zardozi products like apparel, home furnishings, shoes, bags, which are sold throughout India and exported to different parts of the world.
The Mangalagiri sarees and fabrics have been awarded with the Geographical Indication (GI) certificate, APCO chairman M Hanumantha Rao presented the certificate to Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics Apex Society chairman Y Sankar Rao.
The weavers' community of Mangalagiri, 15 km from Vijayawada, has been striving hard to obtain the GI certificate for the last five years and their efforts have turned out to be fruitful with their application getting an approval.
The Indian Patent office granted 379 Design patents in April, 2013. The top three consisted of MA Design India private limited, which had a count of 11 patents, followed by Yazaki Corporation and Elsteel Pvt Lt d each with 9 and 6 patents respectively. The table below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents in the month of April, 2013.
Name of the company
No. of. Patents Granted
source :
The Indian patent office granted 250 Patents for the month of April, 2013. The Top three consisted of Hindustan lever limited, Samsung India Software Operations Private limited, which a count of 23 and 13 Patents, followed by Qualcomm incorporated with 6 patents. The table below shows the top ten Companies that received the maximum number of patents in the month of April, 2013.
Name of the company
No. of. Patents Granted

Inspirational Video from Sridhar babu Addanki IAS

Sridhar babu Addanki IAS ,Dist collector Champavat

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

UPSC Civil Services exam 2013 (Prelims): Get admit cards here

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The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting a common Examination for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 & Indian Forest Service Examination, 2013 at 45 Centres throughout the country on 26/05/2013 (Sunday). The e-Admit Card for the eligible candidates have been uploaded on the Commission website which may be downloaded. Reason(s) for rejection to the candidates for rejection of their candidature for these Examinations have already been sent to them through e-mail provided by them. If any applicant is not able to down load his/her e-Admit Card, he/she may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 & 011-23098543 between 10.00 A.M to 5.00 PM. on any working day. The candidates may also send fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310. The candidates may, however, note that no paper Admit Card will be issued by post.

The candidates are advised that in case the photograph is not printed or available on their e-Admit Card, they shall carry two (2) identical photographs (one photograph for each session) alongwith photo identity proof such as Aadhar Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admit Card at the venue of the Examination to secure admission in the Examination. Such candidates will be allowed to appear in these Examinations after giving an undertaking in writing, as prescribed by the Commission and available with the Invigilators.

Candidates are advised to check their e-mail in case they have sent any representation.


(a) Mobile Phones or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where UPSC Examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action against the concerned candidates including ban from future Examinations/Selection.

(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping can not be assured.

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