HYDERABAD : The final allocation of All-India Services (AIS) officers will take some more time, as the Pratyush Sinha Committee has decided to meet again to finalise the list.
The delay has even forced the Telangana government to delay its budget session since it feels that holding the session would become difficult when transition of offers from one State to another was taking place.
The Committee met in Delhi on Tuesday to finalise the allocation of AP cadre AIS officers between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Committee examined the objections raised by around 50 officers for allotting them to a particular State. Some officers also wanted to consider the spouse cases. The Sinha Committee, however, did not consider the spouse cases. The committee would meet again and finalise the list.
According to sources, an officer who gave residential address as Hyderabad was allotted to Telangana cadre in the provisional allotment. However, the officer later objected that she was a native of AP and wanted to serve AP. Such matters may be considered by the Pratyush Sinha committee in the final allocation.
In such a case, the officers allotted to TS in the provisional allotment may go to AP in the final allocation and vice-versa. However, the number would be very small and the provisional allocation would be approved with minor changes, the sources said.
The final list would be vetted by the Ministry of Law and Justice, Home Affairs and DoPT and from there to the PMO. The final list of AIS officers for TS and AP would be uploaded to public domain only after Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the file, sources said.
The TS government is waiting anxiously for the process to be over so that it can concentrate better on administration and implementation of development programmes.