IAS, IPS, IFoS officers allocation got PM’s nod

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave his nod to the much-awaited allocation of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers for the newly-formed state of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.

Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma
Telangana Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma
Chief secretaries of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Rajiv Sharma and I Y R Krishna Rao, said that they had received information about the Prime Minister giving his nod.

Central government is likely to issue official orders on Friday.

The cadre allotment, which was got nod from PMO, will be carried out as recommended by six-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pratyush Sinha.

Sinha committee recommendation was also approved by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) before its forwarding to Prime Minister’s office (PMO).

The committee recommended 211 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 144 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 82 Indian Forest Service posts for Andhra Pradesh and 163 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 112 144 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 65 Indian Forest Service (IFoS) posts for Telangana.

Telangana, the country’s 29th state, came into existence on June 2 and started functioning from that day. Parliament had given its approval on February 20 for the creation of Telangana through the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.