Ex-Telangana CS Somesh joins Andhra cadre immediately


Hyderabad: Former chief secretary Somesh Kumar will be a part of the Andhra Pradesh cadre on Thursday as directed by the Centre’s Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT). Official sources mentioned Somesh has determined to hitch the AP cadre first and determine his future plan of action.

Somesh Kumar was relieved from the chief secretary put up and Telangana cadre on Tuesday after the Telangana Excessive Court docket quashed a 2015 order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) that allowed Somesh to work within the Telangana cadre though he was allotted to the Andhra Pradesh cadre in 2015.

Although there have been speculations that he was not keen to go to Andhra Pradesh and would as an alternative go for voluntary retirement, they had been proved fallacious with Somesh deciding to hitch the AP cadre.

There have been additionally speculations over Somesh approaching the Supreme Court docket to problem the Excessive Court docket judgment. This too didn’t occur. Some speculated that he would stop IAS and be a part of politics. There have been additionally speculations over Chief Minister Okay. Chandrashekar Rao appointing him as ‘authorities adviser’ after Somesh quits IAS. However all these speculations had been proved fallacious.

Somesh is due for retirement on December 31 this 12 months. With almost 11-and-a-half months of service nonetheless left, it’s learnt that Somesh needs to work till his retirement and has no plans to wage a authorized battle or go for VRS or turn out to be an advisor to the federal government or be a part of politics at current.

With the Chief Minister appointing a full-fledged chief secretary A. Santhi Kumari in Somesh’s place on Wednesday, opposite to speculations that the Chief Minister would appoint an in-charge chief secretary to allow Somesh Kumar to method the Supreme Court docket and within the occasion of him getting a keep order, he may very well be reinstated, the hopes of Somesh Kumar to retain CS put up had been additionally dashed.

All these components are learnt to have prompted Somesh Kumar to hitch the Andhra Pradesh cadre and full his remaining service.



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