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    Do you think that the proposal of changing IAS recruitment rules is justified?

    There is a proposal of changing the rules of recruitment/posting on deputation in respect of the IAS officers in particular. Perhaps the recent episode of the Chief Secretary of West Bengal who has been called back by the Centre while the state Government refused to relieve the officer and other incidents might have prompted to review the present structure of rules. So far, the IAS and IPS cadres are distributed to various states after completion of their training and probation and can opt for deputation to Centre or other states. While working with the State Government, they are governed by the state administration but paid as per the Central Government pay structure. Some times it is giving a problem due to the political equations between the Centre and the respective states and the Central Government is not in a position to take any action such as withdrawal of the officer.

    As per the proposed new rules, the Central Government can transfer any IAS officer after the fixed tenure to anywhere in India and they would be directly monitored by the Centre. Only IAS and IPS officers would be affected while officers from other services such as IRS, IA&AS, IDAS and IDES are already being under various Central Government Departments. Some experts say it would affect the federal structure and taking away the freedom of the State Governments in utilizing their services.
    What is your take on this?
  • #750034
    I am fully welcoming the proposals to have new rules as regards to IAS recruitment is concerned as we have seen in some states the hostile attitude of IAS officers who are having close proximity to the CM and not getting relieved. The states must know that it is called Indian Administrative Service and that expressly means the training, and thereafter posting, transfers, promotions are solely looked after by the central govt and the states have no say. But the way the West Bengal CM has refused to part with services of her CS has clearly exposed that Didi had the fear that her loopholes would be exposed for sure. One thing is sure, the confrontation between some states and central govt is going on silently and that is not good as we are living in federal structure and the states have to work within the central guidelines.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #750037
    As per the statics provided by the central government the number of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers working with the central government is coming down. This number has come down from 309 in 2011 to 223 now. Because of this, the working is getting affected they say.
    The number of IAS officers at the deputy secretary and director level in the country has increased from 621 in 2014 to 1120 as of now. Even then the number of officers working with the central government reduced from117 to 114 during the above period. They say this only prompted the government to change the rules.
    I feel the central government should get the requirement from all the states and accordingly they have to plan for the recruitment and states should not ask for more number of officers what they have projected. The central government should have a free hand to transfer the officers from one state to the other. Once some officers are allotted to a state, the state government can use them in the department they want as per the requirement. There should be a rule that no officer should work for more than 3 years with the same state and after 3 years the officer should get transferred to another state.

    always confident

  • #750046
    One more reason for this action being contemplated was the refusal of some officers at the state level under the district collector are not following and implementing the central govt proposed programs and schemes thereby making the mockery of very scheme. PM Modi went furious last week and asked all the DM 's across the country to implement and see that all the three flagship programs of central govt are implemented within three months. They are free gas connection to those eligible poor, free zero balance bank account and free Ayushman cards to the people. All the three are the pet programs of the central and respective state govts which are having indifferent attitude with center are not implementing the same and hence centre wants to bring accountability through changing the recruitment rules in future.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease

  • #750060
    State governments have to work under the central government as per the directive principles of the state policy and constitutional framework of our country. If central government is doing something for maintaining the law and order as well as administration in the country on a national level then states should co-operate with it. If they do not then Central Government can take certain actions depending on situation. In extreme cases Central Government can dissolve the state government and promulgate president rule in the state.
    All this is possible only when there are certain powers in the hands of Central Government so that they can take action in emergencies. Control on IAS officers on deputation is one such measure.

    Knowledge is power.

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