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IAS panel to meet pay commission

india Updated: Aug 23, 2006 01:28 IST

THE UTTAR Pradesh IAS Association has decided to constitute a three-member committee to make recommendations and make a representation to put across its point before the 6th Pay Commission.

A decision in this regard was taken at the executive committee meeting of the UP IAS Association that met here today. As per the decision, the three-member committee would prepare a representation on the issues concerning service conditions along with recommendations to be put up before the 6th Pay Commission. The State Government would, however, put up its case through the Central IAS Association, said the UP IAS Association Secretary Sanjay Bhus Reddy.

The Association has also decided to hold the annual Civil Service Week in mid of December 2006. As per the decision, the association would request the Chief Minister to allocate time for senior administrative officers conference organised annually as part of the Civil Service Week.

A reason to smile

The smile, which crossed the face of the elderly villagers from Banda when principal secretary social welfare department DC Lakha paid Rs 1000 to buy a hand-made bullock cart from them, was to be seen and believed at the UP Sangeet Natak Akademi auditorium on Tuesday.

Lakha was the chief guest at the state-level advocacy workshop organised by HelpAge India under the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) programme and assured all help to the elderly who had turned up from the three most backward districts of UP — Banda, Barabanki and Unnao — to attend the function.

Lakha told AK Singh, joint director (North), HelpAge India that he would try and ensure that the elderly people of these three most backward villages managed to earn a decent living through their craft. “I would speak to the officials concerned,” he said much to the delight of the villagers.