Prime Minister Narendra Modi has changed service rules to allow married IAS and IPS officers to get same cadre state. At present, there is no provision in the existing guidelines for the cases where either of the officers of all India services- IAS, IPS or Indian Forest Service, that is husband or wife can opt for the cadre of their spouse being their respective home cadre. The decision to amend the rules is triggered by a unique case of 2011-batch IAS officer P Parthiban, who married to his batchmate and Tamil Nadu cadre IPS officer Nisha, who hails from Delhi. A panel had then recommended change in guidelines, which has now been approved by Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by Modi. The ACC has approved that in cases where either of the officers cannot opt for the cadre of the spouse being their respective home cadre, the officers may choose the immediate next cadre opted by them in the detailed application form submitted to Union Public Service Commission.