November 29, 2022
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Deputation of 2019 batch IAS officers at Centre was scheduled to begin from June 28.

New Delhi:

The posting of 2019 batch IAS officers as assistant secretaries in Union authorities departments has been deferred as a result of present Covid pandemic state of affairs, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has stated.

This posting was a part of a singular initiative began by the central authorities to groom bureaucrats on the Centre earlier than they transfer out to their respective state cadre.

Officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) are allotted a cadre which might both be a state or a gaggle of states. The officers are supposed to begin their profession of their cadre states.

The deputation of IAS officers of the 2019 batch as assistant secretaries for 3 months, after completion of their phase-II coaching, was scheduled to begin from June 28, 2021, the DoPT stated.

“However, it has been decided by the competent authority to defer the assistant secretary programme 2021 due to the current pandemic situation. The new schedule, if any, will be intimated in due course,” the DoPT stated to the chief secretaries of state governments.

The scheme of posting IAS officers as assistant secretaries with the Central authorities began with the 2013 batch and has continued thereafter apart from the 2018 batch.

The assistant secretary coaching programme for the 2018 batch couldn’t take off as a result of outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

The IAS officers of the 2019 batch have been imagined to evaluate the implementation of the tasks and initiatives of assistant secretaries of the 2017 batch undertaken in 2019 and undertake them to a logical conclusion.

The central theme of the work to be assigned to the assistant secretaries perhaps India at 75, as India shall be observing 75 years of her independence in 2022, the DoPT had stated in its earlier order.

The assistant secretaries can be related to the ministries/departments programmes for celebrating Bharat Ka Amrut Mohatsav India @ 75, it stated.

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