12 state civil services officials of Maharashtra state were promoted to Indian Administrative Service (IAS) cadre on April 12, 2017. The department of personnel and training, Government of India has issued a notification in this regard. The selected officers will get 2009 batch of IAS cadre.
The current list of selection is announced agaist vacancies arisen between 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016. All officers are in waiting to get their formal postings in various departments of state government. The selected officer will undergo training in Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy in Musoorie.
A highly placed source in Mantralaya elaborated on the nomination procedure. According to these sources, “70% of the posts are filled directly on the basis of the IAS examination conducted by the UPSC, 24% from additional collectors and 6% from the non-civil service category comprising all departments other than revenue.”
The selected officer’s list include V V Mane, M M Suryavanshi, R H Thakare, J S Papalkar, S D Mandhare, S G Kolte, R D Nivatkar, Avinash Dhakane, A A Gulhane, K V Jadhav, Govind Bodke and Chandrakant Dange.
It may be noted that in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, a deputy collector is inducted into the IAS after putting in a maximum of 10 to 12 years, while in Maharashtra, it takes a minimum of 20 to 22 years. They join the state civil services with great ambition, but then it’s a huge disappointment since they get just six to 10 years of service in the IAS. If proper steps are initiated by the state government, periodical promotion can be expedtided.
Report: Sitaram Mewati