Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Who all will work in Telangana? Govt sets up advisory panel under retired IAS Kamalanathan

COME June 2, 2014, Telangana will formally be India’s 29th state. But what will be the fate of the government employees including officers currently working across Andhra Pradesh? The government has now constituted an advisory committee under 1965 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre retired IAS CR Kamalanathan, mainly to determine who will work in Telangana and who in the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh. The other members of the panel include...chief secretary of the existing state of Andhra Pradesh, V Nagi Reddy (1984 batch Andhra IAS), PV Ramesh (1985 batch IAS of Andhra Pradesh cadre), additional secretary or joint secretary in the department of personnel and training (DoPT), an officer not below the rank of secretary to the state government coordinating the reorganization cell in the existing state of Andhra Pradesh.
A DoPT order dated March 29 also mentioned that the chief secretaries of the successor states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh shall become members on or after the “appointed day” i.e. June 2.
According to the terms of reference, the Kamalanathan panel will delineate objective and transparent criteria for the allocation or distribution of personnel belonging to the state government employees borne on the existing cadres of different services of Andhra Pradesh between the two successor states namely Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The distribution of All India Services officers like IAS, IPS, Indian Forest Service, will not however be handled by this panel.
The panel is asked to determine the cadre strength and further subdivide it into various categories for different services under the state government i.e. direct recruitment quota and promotion quota wise (unreserved, OBC, SC and ST) for the two successor states, according to the March 29 DoPT order.

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