Power corridors are abuzz that the Govt may tweak some minor, though critical, modifications in the empanelment rules which seem to put 1983 batch IAS officers on wait to get empaneled as Secretary in Govt of India.
There had been murmuring among the senior bureaucracy that the empanelment would take place by March-April but it does not seem feasible now.
The secretary-level empanelment of IAS officers usually takes place in May-June and this time, too, it will coincide with the earlier timeline (i.e. May-June) when as many 32 IAS officers are expected to find their name on the list of Secretary level empanelment. In addition, four officers of 1982 batch too may be empaneled as Secretary in the first review.