A five-member central committee headed by former central vigilance commissioner Pratyush Sinha, in its preliminary report, has recommended 163 posts of IAS, 112 of IPS and 65 of Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers for Telangana state.
Of these, 114 posts of IAS, 78 of IPS and 46 of IFoS are kept in direct recruitment category.
The committee said the bifurcation of cadre strength would be in the ratio of 13:10 for residual Andhra Pradesh and Telangana which is the ratio of number of districts in the newly-formed states.
Residuary Andhra Pradesh will have 211 IAS, 144 IPS and 82 IFoS officers. The panel has categorised the posts in 4 different levels - Apex, Higher Administrative Grade (HAG), STS and Sr. Scale.
The committee, after placing the initial report, has also sought comments from stakeholders by Sunday, May 11. It said that while determining the cadre strength of residuary Andhra Pradesh and Telangana generic nomenclature to be used to define the posts at various levels so that the state governments shall have the flexibility to use in order to meet their requirement.
According to central data, there are 284 IAS officers, 209 IPS and 136 IFoS officers working in Andhra Pradesh. Of the total posts earmarked for 163 IAS officers in Telangana, one each will be for chief secretary and additional chief secretary, 10 for principal secretaries and 27 for secretaries and commissioners. In Sr. Scale which includes collectors and joint commissioners, 50 positions have been earmarked by the committee.
Among the 112 IPS posts, one is for director-general of police (DGP), five additional directors-general (ADG), 13 inspectors-general (IG), 11 deputy inspectors-general (DIG) and 31 superintendents of police (SP).
For 65 IFoS posts, two positions will be for principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF), three for additional principal chief conservator of forests (APCCF), five for chief conservator of forests (CCF) and 10 for conservator of forests.
The Centre constituted Sinha’s panel on March 28 to recommend the objectives and transparent criteria for the allocation and distribution of personnel belonging to three all-India services officers of the existing cadre of Andhra Pradesh between the two successor states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, within three weeks.