Upset Naidu to Write to Modi Over AIS Allocation

Published: 11th September 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is understood to be contemplating to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his displeasure over Pratyush Sinha Committee’s attitude while bifurcating All India Services (AIS) officers between AP and Telangana.

Naidu is likely to send the letter to the Prime Minister in a day or two.

According to a close aide of Naidu, the chief minister is very much unhappy over the way the panel is trying to drag the process. “It has already been 100 days since the two governments were formed. Even now, Pratyush Sinha Panel is adopting a dilly-dallying approach towards bifurcating the AIS officers. The government is unable to function fully because of this,” the aide told Express.

The source recalled that the committee had decided to hold its next meeting on September 15 only to drag on the exercise.

It is learnt that Naidu conveyed his displeasure to the Centre through a letter sent to the Union Cabinet secretary by the State chief secretary IYR Krishna Rao the other day.

According to sources, the CM is of the view that Pratyush Sinha, who had earlier stated that the primary list prepared by the panel would be the final list, is now making changes in the list to benefit some IAS officers belonging to North India, particularly IAS officer Vinay Kumar, who belongs to Bihar.

Naidu’s Grouse

  • Pratyush Sinha panel is adopting time-buying tactics in completing the allotment of AIS officers. This attitude is creating impediments to the govt in its function.
  • The panel is trying to benefit the North Indian lobby in the allocation of IAS officers.
  • The delay in sending the file containing the final list of the AIS officers to Modi is raising doubts over the functioning of the panel.
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