HYDERABAD: More than six months after the division of united Andhra Pradesh, the allocation of All India Services (AIS) officers was finally done by the Centre on Friday. The officers are allocated in 13:10 ratio between AP and TS. As many as 294 IAS and 211 IPS officers were allocated between AP and TS.
The total authorised strength of IAS officers is 374, while the number of officers currently working is 294. Of the 294, 166 IAS officers have been allocated to AP and 128 to TS. The total authorised strength of undivided cadre of AP for IPS officers is 256. Of them, only 211 are working currently. The Centre allocated 119 IPS officers to AP and 92 to TS.
Five IAS officers were temporarily allocated either to AP or TS till the Centre decides their cases. The Department of Personnel and Training termed the allocation provisional and the final list will be published soon after considering objections, if any. DoPT will open a separate window on its website for 15 days for officers to register objections. They would be asked to indicate whether they are seeking the change on the basis of marriage or for any other reason.
Meanwhile, DoPT gave an opportunity to AIS officers to opt for swapping with another officer within the same category and in the same grade pay as on June 1, 2014. The DoPT made it clear that those couples who have been allocated to the same cadre will not be allowed the option of swapping based on the ground of marriage. If one of the spouses of such couples opts for a change regardless of the fact that his/her spouse is in the same cadre, the other spouse will not have the choice to represent later for a shift on marriage grounds.
The Pratyush Sinha Committee, which processed the allocation of AIS officers, considered insiders, outsiders, caste roaster, direct and promotee and other options before allocation.
JS Venkateswara Prasad (AP), A Santhi Kumari (TS), A Vani Prasad (TS), V Karuna (TS) and Prashanti (TS) - these five officers of undivided cadre of AP are allowed to work in the cadres mentioned against their names, till a final decision on allotment of their cadre is taken by the advisory committee on merits and in accordance with the approved policy