Thursday, 24 December 2015

59 IAS officers sent back to parent state cadres before completing terms at Centre

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government has repatriated 59 IAS officers to their parent state cadres ahead of completion of their central deputation terms, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"The shifting of officers between states and the Centre is an ongoing process. As on December 17, 2015, about 59 IAS officers appointed under Central Staffing Scheme have been prematurely repatriated to their respective cadres since May, 2014," minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to a question.
During the same period, he added, around 181 IAS officers have come under Central Staffing Scheme from states.

"The repatriations have mainly been for availing the benefits of promotion; on the requests of state governments; and some on personal grounds," Singh said.

According to the MoS, the Modi government has allowed officers to be repatriated for appointment as chief secretaries in the states without the mandatory extended cooling off period. This exemption was earlier available only for officers for appointment as secretary to the chief minister or governor of a state.

Only last week, Singh had, in reply to a Parliament question, disclosed that the Modi government has dismissed/compulsorily retired 13 bureaucrats and imposed pension cuts on 45 others since it came to power in May last year.