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It is Locals vs Outsiders in AP State Bureaucracy

State cadre sulks as Naidu prefers AIS officers for streamlining administrative setup.

Published: 20th February 2016 05:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2016 05:44 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Normally, any state government makes use of the services of All India Services (AIS) officers belonging to its own state cadre as they are well-versed with the topography, demography, local language and needs of the state. But, it appears chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu is bringing officers from other states’ cadre and Central services to streamline the administrative set up here.

Naidu is understood to have been opting for the services of ‘outsiders’ as part of his efforts to encourage talented officers from across the country  to put the re-organised State back on the path of development. For instance, some of the key posts in the State administration are now occupied by the AIS officers, who have been deputed to the State from other States or the Centre.

These officers are holding key positions not only in the Chief Minister’s office, but also in important departments such as Finance, Investment& Infrastructure, IT and Planning.

However, the Chief Minister’s excessive liking for AIS officers from other States is causing displeasure among some of the senior AP cadre babus.

 “The state government is flouting rules while assigning responsibilities to the officers who are being brought on deputation. The state government is allotting crucial posts to IRS, IPoS and IRTS officers brought from other States, ignoring the IAS officers from the AP cadre,” a senior IAS officer lamented.

Interestingly, the State Government has even created temporary posts in order to accommodate the deputed officers in suitable positions. “Certain Central Civil Service Officers from various departments/ministries have been deputed AP to work with the State Government on deputation basis, drawing their own pay and allowances as was drawn in their parent departments.

However, as there are no non-cadre posts in the departments, the pay and allowances of the Central Civil Service Officers should not be paid to them.  Hence, the government has created some temporary posts,” an order issued recently, creating nine temporary posts in various departments, stated.

AIS Rules AP

■ Adusumilli V Rajamouli, IAS (UP cadre), Additional Secretary to Chief Minister in AP CMO.

■ U Aparna, IAS (UP cadre), Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AP State Skill Development Corporation

■ Chirumamilla Venkaiah Chowdary, IRS, Vice-chairman and Managing Director of the APMDC.

■ J Krishna Kishore, IRS, Chief Executive Officer of AP Economic Development Board.

■ Naresh Penumaka, IRS, Commissioner, Handloom & Textiles and Joint Chief Executive Officer of Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVIB) and Joint Managing Director, AP Handicrafts Corporation Limited.

■ GS Phani Kishore, IRS, Special Secretary to Government, Information Technology,

Electronics & Communications Department and Managing Director of AP Technology Services (APTS)

■ Metta Rama Rao, IRS, Officer on Special Duty (OSD), AP Bhavan, New Delhi

■ Ch Venkata Gopinath, IRS, AP Medical Services& Infrastructure Development Corporation.

■ G Komal Kishore, IRS, Special Commissioner, Youth Services.

■ Dr M Venkateswarlu, IPoS, MD of Bhogapuram International Airport Development Authority.

■ Col V Ramulu, Secretary, APSWREIS. Earlier, he was Post Master General of northern region of Kerala.

■ K Sandhya Rani, IPoS, Commissioner, School Education.

■ K Sambasiva Rao, IRTS, Vice chairman & Managing Director, AP Infrastructure Corporation Limited (INCAP).

■ ASPS Ravi Prakash, Pondicherry Civil Service (NFG) Officer, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Girijan Cooperative Corporation, Visakhapatnam.

■ Dr Arja Srikanth, IRTS, Additional

Commissioner, AP Bhavan, New Delhi.

■ M Jagdish Babu, IRS, as Secretary, AP State Planning Board.

■ Hema Munnivenkatappa, IA & AS, Special Secretary, Finance Department.

■ Lt Col M Ashok Babu, AOC, Director, Protocol & JS to AP government (Protocol), AP Bhavan, New Delhi.

■ Valeti Premchand, IDES, Managing Director, APTDC.

■ N Sridhar Rao, IPS (Sikkim Cadre)

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