Thursday, October 05, 2017

2016 batch IAS-IPS couple gets the same cadre -- Telangana; 2000 batch IAS Diwakar N Mishra appointed adviser in NITI Aayog

THE government on Tuesday transferred P Pravinya, 2016 batch Karnataka cadre IAS from Karnataka cadre to Telangana cadre on the grounds of her marriage to Sharat Chandra Pawar, a 2016 batch Telangana cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. The notification says:
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-rule (2) of Rule 5 of the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and with the concurrence of the State Governments of Karnataka and Telangana, the Central Government hereby transfers Smt. P. Pravinya, IAS (KN:2016) from Karnataka cadre to Telangana cadre on the grounds of marriage to Shri Sharat Chandra Pawar, IPS ( TG:2016)”.
According to the records in DoPT, Ms Pravinya originally belongs to Karnataka, and will turn 25 years in November this year. She got the 82nd rank in Civil Service examinations 2015, thereby qualifying for IAS. In an interview with a local news channel after she was selected as an IAS, Pravinya emphasised on the need to strengthen the universal education, rural development, agriculture and skill development. In Karnataka, she was a probationer under the deputy commissioner of Koppal. 
Sharat Chandra Pawar hails from Rajasthan. In the civil services examinations, 2015, he secured the 632nd rank, and was allotted the IPS. He did B.Tech before joining the police service. 
In an unrelated development, the government on Wednesday approved the appointment of Diwakar N Mishra, 2000 batch Assam cadre IAS, as adviser in NITI Aayog for the eighth year at the Centre, i.e. upto October 3, 2018, in place of Ms Maninder Kaur Dwivedi, 1995 batch Chhattisgarh cadre IAS. Mishra will hold the rank of a joint secretary. Mishra came on the deputation to the Centre in October 2010, first as the deputy secretary in the cabinet secretary before moving to the defence ministry where he was attached to the minister. He was also a director in DoPT and petroleum ministry. 

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