Indianmandarins has learnt that the JS empanelment list for 1999 batch IAS officers may be made public this week. Reportedly, the Prime Minister has taken a final call on about 35 names. The PMO is learnt to have zeroed in on 35 names by keeping approx nine names under deferred list for a set of reasons. The matter which is worrying the batch is what if only 35 are finally considered.
The 1999 batch IAS is a relatively small one comprising of about 52 IAS officers (including two promotee officers). It is even smaller than the 1998 batch which included only 55 officers.
Initially, 42 names were cleared by CSB on 11 July 2016 and were sent to PMO for its consideration. It is believed that six officers didn’t have their APRs and two officers did not qualify the criteria.
It may be recalled that altogether 42 IAS officers belonging to the 1998 batch out of 55 were empanelled to be posted as JS in Govt of India. 23 officers (1998 batch IAS) were empanelled on 6 March 2016 and another 19 were empanelled in the review which was held in June 2016.