If IAS is steel frame why it gets turned and twisted by every change of political governmentIAS as its predecessor ICS was known as the 'steel frame' for its stability and permanency in governance even when the politically elected governments change or fall. The experienced officers were available to see the smooth transition and give guidance and unbiased advice to the incoming new ministers.
However now it has become an unwritten rule and compulsorily flowed practice to shake up the whole administrative set up , to transfer existing officials and bring new officers in that place from some other posts and departments.
The IAS officers also know this. So when a government nears its term completion, the bureaucrats either go inert and inactive or act over enthusiastically to favour the outgoing political party government. If they sense wind of a change in the party to rule, they send feelers to the other side to reserve positions in the new government. More than the political opponents it is the IAS and IPS officers who are at the receiving end when there is a change in government and especially when the ruling party changes.
The first thing , a new government does is to shuffle the secretaries and heads of Police It is again seen now with the new governments taking over in states after the recently concluded state lections. That means IAS is no more considered steel frame. Is it not leading to unwelcome consequences?