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DoPT accelerates askings of IAS pairs for one land placing

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  • The Centre will ensure that three dozen officers who have tied the nuptial knot recently are not separated by its postings.
  • Since March, the government has fasttracked requests from as many as 18 officers, who recently married an IAS counterpart or batch-mate, and allowed the couples to work in the same state.
  • DoPT Secretary Sanjay Kothari held meetings on May 13 and to consider such 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.
  • A DoPT official said a special effort has been made to clear all such proposals.
  • Both states — which lose and accept an officer — have to agree and the officer seeking transfer cannot seek transfer to his/her home state.

Source:The Economic Times

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