Notwithstanding the brouhaha surrounding the allocation of employees in the aftermath of bifurcation, it has now emerged that the distribution of IAS, IPS and other All-India Services officers will be taken up only after the appointed day – June 2.
June 2 is the day when Telangana State will come into existence. The distribution of the high-profile officers will be done only after the two Chief Secretaries take charge for Telangana and the residuary Andhra Pradesh.
But initiating the first step of employee allocation, the committee headed by C.R. Kamalanathan flew down here from Delhi to hold its first meeting with Chief Secretary P.K. Mohanty and his team on Thursday.
The GoI committee comprising Archana Varma, Joint Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, and three other officers, held preliminary discussions on the distribution of State-level employees from ministerial staff to executive cadre, an issue that has been bothering the State-level employees.
The Central committee is also understood to have discussed the basic provisions of the A.P. State Reorganisation Act and complex issues specific to the State-level posts under the Six-Point formula. It is surmised that the guidelines would be evolved within three weeks.
Besides, the GoI discussed the administration structure, workload for the two States and allocation of posts and provisional allocation of employees in coordination with the State Advisory Committee, which would be formed within a month after the enactment of the Act. “The Chief Secretary will constitute a broad-based serving committee to assist the GoI committee,” sources said.
According to the first ever Human Resource Management System database recently compiled by the Finance Department of all cadres of regular government employees -- local, district, zonal, multi-zonal and State-level posts -- 76,000 (8 per cent) pertain to State-level posts, including those at the Secretariat, directorates, corporations etc., which will have to be distributed between the two States.
Of this, 52,000 employees have been identified. The number could go up, sources added.