PC goes hunting for Officer on Special Duty

IPS officers from 1993 to 1996 batches can now start polishing their resume as Home Minister P Chidambaram is on a hunt for a trusted lieutenant.

Updated: Jul 18, 2010, 10:40 AM IST

New Delhi: IPS officers from 1993 to 1996
batches can now start polishing their resume as Home Minister
P Chidambaram is on a hunt for a trusted lieutenant.

The Home Ministry has put out an advertisement looking
for the Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Home Minister to help
him in his day-to-day affairs in the North Block.

The opportunity comes for the IPS officers of the batch
of 1993 to 1996 who will have to mail a Curriculum Vitae to
the personal email ID of the Home Minister.

"Two page bio-data to be sent on hm@nic.in with the
subject line `Application for the post of OSD to HM`," the
advertisement says.

Closing date of the advertisement is July 23 and
probable applicants have been asked to get in touch with
outgoing OSD S A Rizvi for any clarifications.

The short-listed candidate will be interviewed by
Chidambaram himself.

A new OSD for the Home Minister was necessitated as
Rizvi, a 1989 batch Uttarakhand cadre IPS officer, has been
promoted to the rank of Inspector General. According to
government rules, an IG-level officer cannot be a member of
the personal staff of Union Ministers.

Chidambaram`s other key man is his Private Secretary is M
A Siddique, a 1995-batch IAS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre.

PTI