Former CS Somesh Kumar’s sensational decision.. Application for VRS, is it the reason…?

Former Telangana CS Somesh Kumar has applied for VRS. It seems that Somesh has taken this decision as AP government has not allotted any post to him till date.

telangana ex cs somesh kumar applied for vrs

First Published Feb 15, 2023, 9:09 PM IST

Former Telangana CS Somesh Kumar took a sensational decision. Somesh applied for Voluntary Retirement (VRS). It is known that Somesh Kumar went to AP cadre with the Telangana High Court verdict recently. Somesh Kumar, who met the AP CS on the orders of the court, handed over the joining report. However, as AP government has not allotted any post to Somesh till today, leading Telugu news agency NTV has aired a story that he has applied for VRS.

On the other hand, it is known that the Central Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has issued orders to relieve IAS officer Somesh Kumar, who is the Chief Secretary of the Telangana Government, from the Telangana cadre and join the Andhra Pradesh cadre before January 12. In this order, Somesh Kumar reported to the AP government. Also met CS Jawahar Reddy and CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy.

Also READ: No rush to VRS: Former Telangana CS Somesh Kumar

Also, Somesh Kumar is a 1989 batch IAS officer. He held many responsibilities in joint AP. He was the Commissioner of GHMC during the formation of Telangana. After the formation of Telangana, Girijina served as the Chief Secretary of the Welfare Department and as the Chief Secretary of the Abkari Department. He was appointed as the Chief Secretary of Telangana Government on 31 December 2019. So far he is the longest serving CS in the history of Telangana state.

Somesh Kumar had approached the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in 2014 challenging the allotment to AP instead of Telangana, where he had been given an option based on his seniority during the bifurcation of the combined Andhra Pradesh cadre. In this order, CAT has ruled that CS Somesh Kumar should continue in Telangana. However, the DOPT filed a writ appeal in the Telangana High Court in March 2016 seeking to stay the CAT order. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ujjal Bhuyan and Justice S Nanda passed the verdict on the writ appeal filed by the DoPT.

Last Updated Feb 15, 2023, 9:22 PM IST

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