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PCS to protest abolition of posts

A DELEGATION of the PCS Officers? Association has decided to meet the chief secretary and the appointment secretary to lodge a protest against the abolition of 55 of the 89 posts in the scale of Rs 18,400?Rs 22,400.

india Updated: Sep 23, 2006 01:20 IST

A DELEGATION of the PCS Officers’ Association has decided to meet the chief secretary and the appointment secretary to lodge a protest against the abolition of 55 of the 89 posts in the scale of Rs 18,400—Rs 22,400.

These posts were created in 2004 to end stagnation among the PCS officers.

The delegation will also draw the attention of the chief secretary towards increasing tendency of ordering a CID, Vigilance or EOW inquiry into even minor irregularities. It is being done  bypassing the rule which says that a departmental probe is necessary before any other inquiry.

A section of the senior officers were harassing the PCS cadres by ordering CID, Vigilance and EOW probes against them.

The decision to meet the chief secretary was taken at a meting of the executive committee of the association held here on Friday. Talking to HT, association’s president Hardev Singh alias Baba said the officers were agitated by a secret move to deprive the PCS officers of their due.

The meting lamented that no DPC was held to fill in eight vacant posts of in the scale of Rs 22400—Rs 24,400.

It was decided that the issue would be raised before the Chief Secretary. The Chief Minister had at the last annual general body meeting of the association announced that the promotion system of the IAS cadre would be introduced in the PCS cadre, too.

But some vested interests were again adopting delaying tactics for obvious reasons, the association said.

According to the promotion system, the officers belonging to the same batch should be promoted simultaneously.

The meeting also decided to seek appointment from the Chief Minister for the next annual general body meeting of the association between November 15 and November 30.