Hyderabad: With political controversy continuing despite the code of conduct being in place in Andhra Pradesh, some senior IAS officers are proceeding on long leave till May 23, when the votes will be counted.
Besides, some others are trying to go to the Centre on deputation for five years. Among these are officers who tried to cosy up with the YSRC over the last few days.
Some of those going on leave have stated they are doing so for personal reasons. The government has approved some of the leave applications and and issued orders also.
The government has approved the 33-day leave of Chief Commissioner of Commercial Taxes J. Syamala Rao. He will rejoin on June 14, after the formation of the new state government.
The leave of finance principal secretary Muddada Ravichandra for 26 days has also been approved. He will return on May 20, two days before counting of votes. A secretaries in the Chief Minister’s office (CMO) is planning on long leave.
Sources told Deccan Chronicle that at least five IAS officers and four IPS officers have begun pulling strings at the Centre for deputation. Most of them have requested that they would “need to go” at very short notice and sought that correspondence with the state government is completed in a short time.
One of these officials played an active role in the construction of capital city Amaravati. He is eyeing the chairmanship of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust, where Mr K.T. Krishna Babu will be retiring soon. The others include a couple of principal secretaries, some working in the Chief Minister's Office.
With regard to IPS officers, some of those who have been on the radar of YSRC ever since the election process commenced have begun using their contacts.
Sources said some of the babus have met a couple of Union ministers with a request to keep “some options” open for them. Others are said to have met top bureaucrats at the Centre....