Nagpur: The Centre has made amendments in its
policy on allotment of cadres for candidates clearing the
civil services examinations, namely the Indian Administrative
Service (IAS), the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian
Foreign Service (IFS).
Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda, who had followed up the
matter, informed about this development through a press
release on Sunday.
According to Darda, the amended policy issued on April 21
2011, is effective from the 2009 Civil Services Examinations
and a candidate will get home cadre, based on the merit
ranking of the particular state, instead of the all India
Darda said that he had taken up the case of Amit Bharat
Rathod, an OBC candidate from Yavatmal, who cleared the IPS
examination in 2008 and standing first in order of merit from
Maharashtra state and with an all India rank of 200.
In July last year, Rathod approached Darda complaining
that even after topping the examination from Maharashtra, he
was denied home cadre and was given West Bengal cadre and
posted in that state. Whereas, two other OBC candidates, who
had all India rankings of 248 and 279 were absorbed in the
Darda said he took serious note of the case and took the
matter with the Prime Minister`s Office. The then minister of
State for Personnel (independent charge)Prithviraj Chavan
informed Darda that the cadre allotment policy was fixed by
the home ministry.