MEMBERS OF the UP PCS Association have decided to take out a march to the Chief Minister’s residence if the promises made by the CM are not fulfilled within a week. The decision was taken at a three-hour meeting held at Civil Services Institute in Raj Bhawan Colony on Thursday night.
Baba Hardev Singh, president of the association, chaired the meeting which lasted till 11 pm.
The PCS Association’s office bearers were agitated that even after nine months the promises made by the CM had not been fulfilled. “Even a review meeting has not been called so far,” an office bearer of the association said.
It was unanimously resolved that if the State government did not concede their demand within a week, a general body meeting would be called after which PCS officers might take out a protest march till the CM’s residence.
The members said that the State government had been curtailing their powers and reducing the number of posts held by PCS officers.
“A decision has been taken to abolish about 17 posts of deputy director (Mandi Parishad). Besides, the powers of ADM (finance/revenue) are being curtailed.
Instead of honouring the promises made by the CM, the government is out to harass us. We will not tolerate this and would fight for our rights, come what may,” a member who attended the meeting said. The office bearers felt that after the deadline set by them expires, they would, if required, take to the streets. “We are not going to sit idle,” the members said.