Toss to decide Telangana and Andhra Pradesh staff division

DC | L. VENKAT RAM REDDY
Published Aug 10, 2014, 6:47 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 1:20 pm IST
Picture for representational purpose   (Photo: DC archives)
 Picture for representational purpose (Photo: DC archives)

Hyderabad: Chief Secretaries of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh will be exempted from the ‘toss’ for allotting IAS officers to both the states.

With this, the present chief secretary of Telangana state Rajiv Sharma and his AP counterpart I.Y.R. Krishna Rao will continue in their existing positions even after the distribution of AIS officers to both the states.

The Prathyush Sinha Committee, appointed by the Centre to frame guidelines for distribution of All India Services (AIS) officers, has recommended adopting the ‘toss’ method wherein the senior most officer of the united AP-cadre will be allotted to Telangana state or Andhra Pradesh based on the ‘toss.’

The immediate next senior officer will be allotted to the other state. After that, roster system will be followed for allotment of subsequent AIS officers including IAS, IPS, IFS to both the states based on their seniority.

The Prathyush Sinha Committee has referred the guidelines to the Centre which were recently approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The division of AIS officers will commence on August 14 after the committee issues the final guidelines.

Though the committee had earlier recommended giving limited options to AIS officers, Mr Modi had rejected it on the ground that relaxations cannot be given for All India Services for any state as it will lead to similar such demand from other states.

AIS officers are governed by the department of personnel and training and should be willing to work anywhere in the country and options are considered for allotment.

AIS officers of state-cadre had sought options based on nativity along the lines of state-cadre employees, but the Centre had turned down their requests.

It was earlier thought to give options for Telugu AIS officers to choose the state of their choice based on their nativity and for other-state cadre officers, no such provision was considered.

The Centre had already allocated 163 posts of IAS, 112 IPS and 65 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers to Telangana state, while for Andhra Pradesh 211 posts of IAS, 144 of IPS and 82 of IFS officers have been allotted.

The united AP had sanctioned strength for IAS officers of 376, 258 of IPS and 149 of IFS.

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Location: Telangana




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