295 IAS, 206 IPS and 149 IFS officers have to be distributed in the ratio of 10:13 between Telangana and residuary AP

The State government committee on distribution of All-India Services (AIS) officers between the two successor States is hopeful that the Centre will favourably consider its suggestion for giving the AIS officers choice to exercise their option.

The committee headed by M. Samuel and comprising IAS, IPS and IFS officers as members held a meeting here on Tuesday to firm up their suggestions to be considered while allotting the AIS officers between the two States. The committee, which evolved the methodology as a strategy, would give its report to the Chief Secretary, P.K. Mohanty. The Central committee headed by Pratyush Sinha on distribution of AIS officers will meet in New Delhi on May 8. Mr. Mohanty will also attend the meeting as its member and present these recommendations.

The Central committee is expected to intimate the officers their allotment to the two States a week before the appointed day so that they would be in place by the appointed day. Sources said that as part of bifurcation, 295 IAS, 206 IPS and 149 IFS officers would have to be distributed in the ratio of 10:13 between the successor States of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh. For instance, 167 IAS officers would be allotted to the successor AP and 128 IAS officers to Telangana.

The State committee recommended that the distribution of officers should maintain the existing ratio of conferred/promotee officers and the direct recruits as also that of categories like SC,ST, OBC and general categories.

Among the direct recruits, there are insiders and outsiders. The committee felt that the insiders and conferred officers would be allotted to the two States based on their nativity. Option be also given to couples from different and same service to work in the same State.

As outsiders among direct recruits formed a major chunk, the committee suggested that options be given to them too in a particular band or batch which would be considered on the basis of seniority, roaster. “As far as possible the objective is to adjust the officers without disturbing the existing ratios of direct recruits, conferred officers and social categories taking their options into consideration. This will help avoid legal hassles later and help the officers go to the allotted State with a better frame of mind,” an officer said. Mr. Samuel said about 60 to 70 per cent of officers would go to successor States.