Deputation a challenge for Raj administration?
Jaipur : In the midst of constant bureaucratic turmoil, deputation in the Centre and other states and shortage of officers, there are 9 IAS officers, whom the state government has not been able to utilize in the state. Of these, 6 IAS have gone on deputation in other state governments and 3 IAS are on long leave.
The sanctioned cadre of IAS in the state is of 313 out of which the current strength is 245. Out of these, there are nine IAS that are on deputation.
Bhanuprakash Yeturu, an IAS of 2003 batch is working in Govt of Andhra Pradesh on deputation since June 27, 2018.
2004 batch IAS Dr Ravikumar Surpur is serving in Karnataka government on deputation since 25 February 2019.
IAS Ambareesh Kumar of 2004 batch is working as Project Director in Isha Outreach in Coimbatore.
Services of IAS Poonam of 2005 batch have been handed over to Government of Bihar from 27 October 2016 till 30 October 2021.
Services of 2011-batch IAS H. Guite have been handed over to Manipur government with effect from June 5, 2020.
Athar Amir-ul-Shafi Khan, IAS of 2016 batch and one of the toppers in Civil Services, is serving on deputation in Government of J&K since February 11, 2021.
Meanwhile, there are IAS who are on leave as well. These include:
2012 batch IAS Vikram Jindal is on leave since 15 August 2018. He is currently on study leave at Sanford University, his leave ends in July 2021.
Gaurav Agarwal, an IAS of 2014 batch, is on leave from 12 April 2021.
2018 batch IAS, T. Shubhmangala is on maternity leave from 14 August 2020.
Adding to this, Virender Singh, who had recently extended his leave and expressed his desire to return to the Maharashtra cadre before the end of his deputation period, is the fourth official on leave, although the DoP has not yet considered him on leave in the civil list. Notably, due to some IAS giving priority to personal reasons and some not paying enough attention, the burden of additional charge on the bureaucracy is increasing.