GOVERNOR TV Rajeswar has given his nod to the Civil Service Week being organised by the Uttar Pradesh IAS Association from December 14 to 17, 2006.
The Raj Bhawan communicated the Governor’s message to the association here on Monday.
On receiving the Raj Bhavan communiqué, the association held an executive committee meeting at the Civil Service Institute to step up the preparations for the proposed programme.
According to the programme, various competitions will be organised for the children on the first day. On the second day, Chief Minister Mlayam Singh Yadav will address the senior administrative officers’ conference.
The association will also hold its annual general meeting on December 16 and the Governor will host the traditional dinner for IAS officers at Raj Bhawan later in evening. The Governor had earlier expressed his reservations about the timing of the Civil Service Week and asked the association to defer it to sometime in January 2007.
The Governor was obviously upset about the manner in which a section of the bureaucracy was functioning and succumbing to pressures.
A delegation of the association comprising the chairman Shambhu Nath and the secretary Sanjay Bhus Reddy met the Governor at Raj Bhawan on November 9 to convince him about the association’s point on the issue.
Besides, other issues discussed at the executive committee meeting included the problem of accommodation being faced by the IAS officers following Supreme Court’s orders to get the houses of the officers posted out of Lucknow vacated.
Officers said there were no accommodations for the district magistrates, district police chiefs, the commissioners and the DIGs in some of the new districts and the divisions. In such cases, the officers should be allowed to retain the accommodation given to them in Lucknow. The association also decided to constitute a committee to be headed by senior IAS Officer GB Patnaik to submit a report on the issue. Other officers named members of the committee include Rajan Shukla, Kamini Ratan Chauhan and Ashish Goel. The committee would study various aspects of the problem and submit its report within 15 days said the association secretary Sanjay Bhus Reddy.
Meanwhile preparations are also in full swing for the annual Police Week to be organised from November 23 to 25. DGP Bua Singh presided over a meeting of senior officers to review preparations for the Police Week following the Governor’s nod to take the salute of police parade on November 23.