Coal India Ltd (CIL) chairman S Narsing Rao on Tuesday said he would be quitting his post to serve the government in the new state of Telangna, where he hails from. While confirming the reports about his plans to return to Hyderabad, Rao told Business Standard that as a ‘son of the soil’, he was looking forward to working in Telangana, as the new state requires a lot of dedication and effort by men in government to meet the aspirations of its people. Under normal circumstances, any top functionary of a public sector company needs to give a three-month notice before exiting the post. However, under the present circumstances, Rao hopes to get relieved from his post much earlier than the usual notice period as the new state of Telangana, comes into existence on June 2. “I think it may not require more than three-four weeks to complete the formalities at the CIL once the new government at the Centre settles down to work,” he said. The file related to the cadre allocation of All India Services (AIS) officers between Telangana and the residual state of Andhra Pradesh was not cleared by the outgoing Prime Minister, thus leaving the process to the incumbent government. The state government chief secretary, P K Mohanty, is meeting the Pratyush Sinha committee, constituted by the Government of India to work out the modalities for the distribution of AIS officers between the two states, in the national capital on Tuesday.
Rao, a 1986-batch IAS officer, is certain to be allocated to Telangana, based on his nativity. Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhara Rao, set to become the first chief minister of Telangana, on Monday met the Governor along with Narsing Rao to indicate the latter’s position in the new government, according to reports. Rao joined Coal India in April 2012. He has three more years to complete his tenure as the chairman of Coal India.
Unlike in the coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, Telangana relatively produced a fewer number of IAS officers. While the AIS officers hailing from Seemandhra would be allocated to the residual state of Andhra Pradesh several of those hailing from North India and other states among the AP cadre are reportedly inclined to work in Telangana government.