Hyderabad: Telangana state government is inclined towards the creation of a Telangana administrative service (TAS) or simply “mini-IAS officers”, the government wants to create larger pool of officials and following an impending “increase in the number of districts” and the division of the erstwhile state.
The Union public service commission, whereby recruitments to the TAS are taken up every year. The Telangana government is modeling the TAS on the lines of the Kerala Administrative Service created last year.
Sources said officials are being sent to other states, like Rajasthan and Odisha, which also have adopted a similar model.
“After state’s division, the need for IAS officers has almost doubled. We will need more officials when the number of districts also increases. So through the TAS, we can have a pool of mini IAS officers,” a high ranking official of the TS government, privy to the discussions, explained.
“We also need a pool for promotions to IAS and to ensure that there is vertical and horizontal mobility. We are still discussing the modalities. Once all the teams return from other states, we can deliberate further,” the official said