No DCM yet for Indian Embassy in Jakarta
The Embassy of India in Jakarta is yet to get a Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM). There is no certainty when the DCM would be appointed and with the current pandemic situation, the buzz is that the External Affairs Ministry is in no hurry to rush an officer to the Embassy to fill the DCM’s post. Seems like Ambassador Manoj K Bharti may have to carry on with the additional administrative work without the DCM for a little longer and it had been only six months since he assumed office on January 15, 2021.
Want an inter-cadre transfer? Don’t even dream of overstaying
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet had been usually very generous with inter-cadre transfers of IAS and IPS officers. A majority of the officers seek inter-cadre transfers to serve in their home state irrespective of assignments they get in other states – sometimes very insignificant. The normal tenure is three years but there are plenty of officers who after completion of their tenure try their best to hang on for one or two more years by seeking extension in tenure but mostly the extension is granted for only three to six months and that too in special cases.
There are officers who have one or two years left to retire who apply for an inter-cadre transfer to retire in their home state. There had also been instances when states had forced officers to get back to their cadre after the completion of their tenures. Most transfers are on their personal ground and some are on marriage grounds where even permanent shift of the cadre gets considered in eligible cases.