A week after PM Narendra Modi asked the Home Ministry to expedite the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh by prioritising the division of its bureaucrats, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), which comes under the PM, issued orders to shift four IAS officers to assist the new governments in both states.
The DoPT asked different central ministries to process premature repatriation of Armane Giridhar, G Sai Prasad, Satish Chandra and Rajiv Sharma to Seemandhra and Telangana at the earliest. “It is requested that consent of the concerned officers for the premature repatriation be obtained and the same be forwarded to this office with the views of the administrative ministry along with the approval of the minister-in-charge at the earliest,” it said.
The new state will be born on June 2, with TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao and TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu set to take charge as chief ministers of Telangana and Seemandhra, respectively.
Giridhar, a 1988 batch officer with Petroleum Ministry, and Prasad, a 1991 batch officer with Power Ministry, will join as Naidu’s principal secretaries, while Sharma, a 1982 batch officer with MHA, will join as Telangana’s chief secretary.
Chandra, a 1986 batch officer, is being appointed as Resident Commissioner of Andhra Bhavan in New Delhi. It is also learnt that Gopal Reddy, a 1987 batch officer, will be principal secretary to Rao.