Non-IAS bureaucrats meet minister, seek fair treatment

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:September 9, 2016 5:11 am
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Seeking fair and equitable treatment, officers of 20 civil services other than the IAS submitted a memorandum to the Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, demanding better promotion opportunities. They have accused the IAS of working with vested interest to deny non-IAS cadres equal career opportunities.

The Confederation of Civil Services Association, led by senior Indian Revenue Service officer Jayant Misra, also expressed “serious concerns” over a Centre-appointed “sham” task force, dominated by IAS officers, to decide on restructuring of their service and sought changes in it.

The Centre had last month constituted the task force to study cadre structures of various central services to check stagnation-level and other issues. However, three all-India services — IAS, Indian Police Service and Indian Forest Service — were kept out of its purview.

The task force is headed by a senior IAS officer of Additional Secretary rank.

Citing the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s report, the confederation said that since the task force in chaired by an IAS officer, the mandate to decide about other services has been “arrogated” by IAS, including the right to decide about the cadre structure, stagnation level and higher administrative grade posts.