Government bullish on PCS DMs
IN A decision that is bound to cause heartburns among the IAS cadre, the CM?s secretariat has initiated measures to implement Mulayam Singh Yadav?s announcement to give two posts of district magistrates to PCS officers in Uttar Pradesh.india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 01:26 IST
IN A decision that is bound to cause heartburns among the IAS cadre, the CM’s secretariat has initiated measures to implement Mulayam Singh Yadav’s announcement to give two posts of district magistrates to PCS officers in Uttar Pradesh.
Though no formal orders regarding posting PCS officers on the posts have been issued so far, there are indications that the CM office is serious about implementing the announcement despite stiff opposition from the UP IAS Association.
According to sources, in a letter dated April 7 to the Appointment Department, the CM’s special secretary Jagdev Singh has asked the appointment secretary to take necessary action to fulfil the promise the CM made at the annual convention of the UP PCS Association. As the issue concerns officers of the all India services, the State Government may soon consult the Centre before going ahead with its implementation. Incidentally, the PCS Association is holding a meeting of its executive committee on Friday.
Besides the issue of giving two posts of the DMs to the PCS, the CM’s secretariat has also asked the Appointment Department to take necessary action to increase promotion quota of PCS to IAS from 33% to 50%. These include creation of five additional posts in the pay scale of Rs 22,400-24,500, granting batch wise promotion to PCS officers up to the scale of Rs 18,400 to 22,400, providing facilities at par with judicial officers to the PCS officers posted as additional commissioner, (judicial), chief revenue officer and member, Revenue Board.