HYDERABAD: The final allocation of All India Service (AIS) officers is almost over and the first major list may be released soon.
The Pratyush Sinha Committee met officials in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Delhi on Wednesday and finalised the provisional list. Once prime minister Narendra Modi signs the file, the list of AIS officers allocated to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states will be uploaded on the website of the department of personnel and training (DoPT).
Chief secretaries Rajiv Sharma of Telangana and IYR Krishna Rao of AP attended the meeting.
The PMO raised some objections to the provisional list of AIS officers prepared by the Pratyush Sinha committee. That was why the committee held another round of meeting on Wednesday with PK Mishra, additional principal secretary to prime minister.
Sources said that the meeting almost approved the provisional list and it may be finalised and uploaded on the DoPT website after the signature of Narendra Modi.
The DoPT may give 15 days’ time to AIS officers seeking objections to the list. Sources said that the committee may also consider later for mutual transfer from TS to AP or vice versa among the same-rank officers.
Once the allocation of AIS was done, the newly-created state TS can concentrate much on developmental work. Now, one IAS officer is looking after five to 12 departments
GOVERNOR IN DELHI
Governor ESL Narasimhan called on Union home minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi on Wednesday and discussed the issues of both the states. He is likely to meet several other Union ministers on Thursday. Narasimhan will attend the governors’ conference being convened by President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday.