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Centre allocates IAS, IPS officers to Telangana, Andhra

The Centre has provisionally allocated IAS and IPS officers to newly-formed state of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh and allowed them with a limited-time option of swapping their cadres.

A total of 166 IAS and 119 IPS officers have been allocated Andhra Pradesh cadre. Whereas, 128 IAS and 92 IPS officers have been given Telangana cadre, said an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) here.

About 71 Indian Forest Service officers have been allocated to Andhra Pradesh and 56 to Telangana, it said.

The Centre has put out a detailed list indicating the name of the officers, services and cadre allocated to them.

“A fresh window may be opened to all officers to opt for swapping with another officer within the same category and in the same grade pay as on June 1, 2014,” the DoPT said in an order. The swapping of officers belonging to Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) would be allowed primarily on the ground of marriage in which the spouse had not been given the same cadre as his or her partner. “These couples who have been allocated to the same cadre would not be allowed the option of swapping based on the ground of marriage. 

“It is made clear that if one of the spouse or such couples opts for a change, regardless of the fact that his or her cadre is in the same cadre, the other spouse would not have the choice to represent later for a shift on the marriage ground,” it said. 
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