Srinagar: The 2015 IAS second topper Athar Aamir-ul-Shafi Khan from Kashmir has been shifted from Rajasthan cadre to Jammu and Kashmir.
In this regard, the Government of India, Secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training has issued a formal order .
The order reads that the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal of DOPT for Inter Cadre Deputation of Athar Aamir-ul- Shafi Khan, IAS, from Rajasthan cadre to Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for a period of three years in relaxation of the policy.
Athar had been given Rajasthan cadre when there was no vacancy in Jammu & Kashmir.
In 2018, he had married Tina Dabi, the all-India topper of 2015 IAS exams, however the couple filed for divorce in November last year.
Khan belongs to Devipora-Mattan village of South Kashmir Anantnag district. The son of a school teacher, he was given Rajasthan cadre after cracking IAS examination in 2017.
Besides Athar, Basharat Qayoom (IAS) has also been shifted from Jharkhand cadre to Jammu Kashmir cadre. One more IAS from Tripura cadre Akshay Labroo has been given Jammu Kashmir Cadre for a period of three years in relaxation of the policy.
(Syndicated feed from news agency KNT)