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DoPT fast tracks requests of IAS couples

PANEL clarifies from IAS couple before taking a call for their requested extension of deputation

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 30 2016 6:22PM | Updated Date: May 30 2016 6:27PM

DoPT fast tracks requests of IAS couples

Mona A Sreenivas - IAS Officer 


Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Secretary Sanjay Kothari held meetings earlier this month to consider proposals for cadre change and cleared many of them. As per 2004 policy, an All-India Service officer upon marriage to a fellow officer can request for a change of his cadre to that of his spouse. Many cases cleared are of IAS probationers of 2014 and 2013 batches who married batchmates.


A PANEL headed by DoPT secretary Saniay Kothari clarifies in writing from Haryana cadre IAS couple, A Mona Sreenivas and A Sreenivas, before taking a call on the wife’s request for extension of deputation tenure in AGMUT for two more years.


Her husband A Sreenivas, however sought premature repatriation to his parent cadre Haryana from Telangana cadre due to personal reasons. The same panel in its last meeting too took up these cases, and on May 25 meeting too, it discussed the cases.


Mona Sreenivas originally hails from Chandigarh. Two years ago, she as the district magistrate of North Delhi came into news when she organized a roadshow to motivate Delhi University students to vote. A Sreenivas, an MA in public administration from Osmania University before getting into IAS, originally hails from Andhra Pradesh.


Meanwhile, the same panel also took up another case of inter-cadre deputation— the request for inter cadre deputation of Dr Prashant Kumar Goyal, 2007 batch Tripura cadre IAS from Tripura cadre to Punjab cadre for five years.


As the case is covered under existing policy, the Kothari-headed panel directed to seek comments of state government of Tripura, Punjab and vigilance status of the officer. Goyal did MBBS from Punjab before getting into IAS.