Even as the TDP government in Andhra Pradesh faces a tough time in convincing its employees to move to Vijayawada, many senior IAS officer are reportedly upset over the handing over of key posts to juniors.
"Many senior officers were relegated to minor departments like tribal welfare, youth services, sports and environment. Whereas officers who joined recently have been elevated to senior cadre posts and given plum posts in corporations," a senior IAS officer told the Times of India, on the condition of anonymity .
The TOI report also adds:
Officers from the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) are thronging to AP by obtaining inter-state deputation. After getting the deputation, they are lobbying for plum posts through different channels. Several IRS officers have got good postings much to the displeasure of senior officers. Indian Railway traffic service officer K Sambasi va Rao was posted as the MD of in frastructure corporation, while IRS officer P Venkaiah Chowdary was posted as the MD of AP Mineral Development Corporation Anther IRS officer Ch Gopinath was posted as the MD of Medical Infrastructure Corporation. Phani Kumar was given information technology department and Sandhya Rani from Indian Postal Service became the commissioner of school education department.
This comes a week after reports that senior IFS officers were posted out of the cadre divisions before completing their tenure and 'junior most' assistant conservators of forests (ACFs) were being posted to such slots.
On the issue of the IAS officers, another officer told TOI that "Never before, had so many non-IAS officers joined the state administration in plum posts," while adding a complaint would be filed against the chief secretary and DoPT.