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PM Modi changes service rules to help married officers work at one place

The decision to amend the rules is triggered by a unique case of 2011-batch IAS officer P Parthiban, who married to his batchmate and Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Nisha, who hails from Delhi.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 15, 2017 1:08 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed service rules to allow married IAS and IPS officers to get same cadre state. At present, there is no provision in the existing guidelines for the cases where either of the officers of all India services–Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFoS)–i.e. husband or wife can opt for the cadre of their spouse being their respective home cadre.

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The decision to amend the rules is triggered by a unique case of 2011-batch IAS officer P Parthiban, who married to his batchmate and Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Nisha, who hails from Delhi. Parthiban is a native of Tamil Nadu and has been allocated union territories cadre, that includes Delhi.

The couple had sought common cadre citing their marriage, as civil services rules allow it. However, the rules bars any member of the service from working in his or her home state. This matter was put up before a Committee, that decides on cases of inter-cadre transfer and deputation require relaxation in provisions of existing guidelines, headed by Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The panel had then recommended change in guidelines, which has now been approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) headed by Modi. The ACC has approved that in cases where either of the officers cannot opt for the cadre of the spouse being their respective home cadre, the officers may choose the immediate next cadre opted by them in the detailed application form submitted to Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)–that conducts the exam to select such bureaucrats–below the present cadre allotted, an order issued by the DoPT said.

A candidate has to give his or her order of preference of a desired cadre in the detailed application form during the civil services examination process. The UPSC conducts the examination annually in three stages — preliminary, main and interview– to select IAS, IPS and IFoS officers among others. “In case of non receipt of preference within the stipulated time from the concerned officers, they can be assigned the most deficit cadre between the two subject to receipt of No Objection Certificate from the parent cadre as well as recipient cadre,” the new policy reads.

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    Gaja
    Feb 14, 2017 at 10:42 pm
    Bachelor Bagawat?
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      Krishna
      Feb 15, 2017 at 2:24 am
      What abt the remaining citizens, working all over India aren't they considered as citizens, if not ias or ips. Govt again proved it's for higher designated and money ppl.
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        Ali
        Feb 14, 2017 at 11:27 pm
        Rahulji also has bunch of men like Naveen Jindal and Robber Badra with who he plays. And then off course he supplies boys to Church where he plays with Christian Padre and nuns and kids. Too shameful.
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          Trun
          Feb 15, 2017 at 12:23 am
          This is only for civil servants or for other central govt too such as defence
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            Renu
            Feb 15, 2017 at 6:52 pm
            Excellent steplt;br/gt;But what about other govt.officialslt;br/gt;They r being transferred without taking into consideration about their spouselt;br/gt;Especially govt.undertaking department s.These are also very important issues to be taken care off.
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