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BANGALORE: In India, the newly formed government is still keeping hold of almost two dozen officers in key posts beyond their tenure by citing ‘functional requirements’.
The Ministry of Personnel report further revealed, there are over 25 top civil servants who are presently continuing on central deputation posts beyond the given tenure of seven years due to various reasons. Out of which, 23 officers, instead of sending them back to state cadres, are retained in central deputation beyond seven years, reports Aman Sharma of The Economic Times.

Among such officers, Vijay Madan, 1981-batch IAS officer is one prominent one who was granted a special extension to continue as the Director General and Mission Director of UIDAI even after completing his tenure post Nandan Nilekani resignation as the Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India early this year.

The regional deputy director general of UIDAI, IAS officer Sujata Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary in the Prime Minister's Office B.V.R. Subrahamanyam, Chairman of Forward Marketing Commission, Department of Economic Affairs, R. Abhishek, Rajesh Gopal, the Indian Forest Service officer are some of the noteworthy officers serving in office beyond their deputation period.

Minister of state for Personnel, Jitendra Singh exclaimed in the Upper House, “The tenure admissible on central deputation is regulated in terms of the guidelines approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet and not by statutory rules. The guidelines lay down a maximum of seven years outside the cadre," reports Economic Times.

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