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CS to ensure healthy IAS transfer system

CS to ensure healthy IAS transfer system
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CS keen to avoid any row in election year Studies profiles to ensure right postings Exercise in two phases within one month CM wants...

  • CS keen to avoid any row in election year
  • Studies profiles to ensure right postings
  • Exercise in two phases within one month
  • CM wants officials to push his pet schemes

A Ravindra Seshu

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary P K Mohanty has taken up an elaborate exercise on IAS transfers. He wants every transfer to conform to a comprehensive procedure. A Sources said that Chief Secretary would like to ensure a healthy system in the next round of IAS transfers. It is understood that he may take some time to complete the exercise. He is learnt to have sought from the general administration department (GAD) the work history and profile of each IAS officer due for transfer. Around 80 IAS officers �from Sub-Collectors to Principal Secretaries � have been waiting for transfers.

The government wants to avoid unnecessary political comments on the transfers in the election year. A Informed sources said that the Chief Secretary has allayed their fears of his succumbing to political compulsions. He reportedly informed them that, "Chief Minister has given a free hand in administrative matters" and he would handle on his own if any "political compulsions were to be entertained."

The transfers of more than 30 Sub-Collectors, Joint Collectors and Collectors and over 45 Joint Secretaries, Secretaries, Principal Secretaries are due and these officials have been completed tenure of more than two years in their current postings. Transfers of Collectors of over 10 districts including Khammam, Nizamabad, Adilabad and Karimnagar are also on the cards. The government has commenced the elaborate exercise as it is a much-felt need for giving right kind of responsibility to the officers for effectively implementing the pet schemes of the Kiran Kumar Reddy government.

According to the highly placed sources, a total of 75 officials have been identified for the next reshuffle. The reshuffle may be effected in two phases within one month. A Kiran Kumar Reddy wants the bureaucratic set-up to gear up to play a more active role in achieving the goals of his government. A The post of Principal Secretary (Marketing) has been lying vacant since I V R Krishna Rao was transferred as CCLA Commissioner. Among the officials who would figure in the transfer list are Karikalavalan, the Principal Secretary (Housing), Srinaresh, the Commissioner for Cooperation, Sunil Sarma, Principal Secretary (Infrastructure) and Kanthilal Dande, the Handlooms Commissioner.

Director of Textiles and Handlooms T Chiranjeevulu may be posted to one of the districts in North Telangana as Collector. A Khammam District Collector Siddhartha Jain, Adilabad District Collector A Ashok and Karimnagar Collector Smitha Sabarwal, who were posted as Collectors in April 2011, may also find their names in the list, the sources added.

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