DoPT puts disabled IAS officers home state postings proposal on fast track
New Delhi: The Centre will ensure that IAS officers who appointed under the physically challenged category, are not harassed by its postings. Since March, The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) put the disabled IAS officers home state postings proposal on the fast track.
Accordingly, Physically handicapped IAS officers, who works in the farther away states to their home states to get postings in their home states or closer to their home states.
DoPT Secretary Sanjay Kothari held meetings on May 13 and to consider such proposals for cadre change and cleared them. As per February 14, 2014 policy, Indian Administrative Service Officers, appointed against vacancies reserved for physically handicapped candidates to change of their cadre to a preferred cadre including their home cadre on the grounds of hardship, shall be given one-time option to exercise their choice for change of cadre.
A DoPT official said a special effort has been made to clear all such proposals. Both states — which lose and accept an officer — have to agree.
2011 batch IAS officer Ms K Radhika Aiyar applied for transfer from West Bengal to Rajasthan cadre, which is the closest to her home state on physically handicapped grounds, 2014 batch IAS officer Shiraz Daneshyar also applied for cadre change from West Bengal.
2014 batch IAS officer from from Assam-Meghalaya cadre, Ms Monika Gupta wants to transfer the cadre on physically handicapped grounds. 2014 batch IAS officer Kuldeep Sharma seeks cadre change from Chhattisgarh to Delhi, his home state or closer to his home state.
2012 batch IAS officer Ramesh Gorakh requested for his cadre change from Jharkhand to his home state or closer to his home state. 2014 batch IAS officer Dhaval Jain, applied for transfer from West Bengal to Rajasthan cadre, which home state, on physically handicapped grounds.
The DoPT processes dozens of cases every year of inter-cadre transfer for IAS officers. Besides physically handicapped grounds, marriage is one of the main concessions allowed to an IAS officer to change his or her cadre.