THIS IAS-IPS couple has to wait longer before they can work in the same cadre and stay together. 2005 batch IAS Ms R Alice Vaz is posted in West Bengal, and she won’t be getting a transfer to AGMUT cadre where IPS husband of 1997 batch, SS Yadav, is posted. The DoPT after a detailed examination on March 31 decided to process the case of Ms R Alice asking for a cadre change to AGMUT on grounds of marriage, only after…no objection or consent letter is received from West Bengal government. The West Bengal government has recently declined to relieve the lady officer citing the reason of shortage of IAS officers in the state.
Hailing from Tamil Nadu, R Alice Vaz is a nurse-turned IAS. She graduated in nursing from MGR Medical in Chennai before appearing for UPSC and succeeding to become an IAS.
Meanwhile, the DoPT did not recommend the proposal of inter-cadre deputation of Dr Pooja Pandey, a 2008 batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS to Uttar Pradesh as the Meghalaya government refused to give its contest letter due to shortage of officers in the state. Assam-Meghalaya is a joint cadre. Another officer who wanted a cadre change from Assam-Meghalaya to Uttar Pradesh was Brahma Deo Ram Tiwari of 2006 batch. His case was also not approved by the DoPT because of the same reason— Meghalaya’s refusal to relieve officers because of shortage.
Also, B Kalyan Chakravarthy, 1995 batch Assam cadre IAS wanted extension of his inter-cadre transfer from Assam-Meghalaya cadre to Telangana cadre for a further period of three years with effect from February 1, 2017, as “the grounds of extreme hardship of medical nature are still persistent”. The panel headed by DoPT secretary observed that the period of inter cadre deputation of the officer is going to expire only on February 2, 2017 and hence he directed that the officer should process his proposal before three months of expiry of inter cadre tenure. In other words, the officer applied for extension much earlier.
Another application which the panel has deferred is the extension of inter-cadre deputation period of 2004 batch Manipur cadre IAS Ms Nidhi Kesarwani, from Manipur cadre to Uttar Pradesh cadre. Meanwhile, the DoPT has rejected the request for delegation of power to secretary, ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEF) for cadre change of PH category Indian Forest Service officers, saying that “the power for cadre change of AIS officers rests with ACC and the same cannot be delegated at the present”.