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IAS Assn to say ?no?

THE UTTAR Pradesh IAS Association will say a polite ?no? to the demand of giving two posts of district magistrates to Provincial Civil Service in Uttar Pradesh. ?We are no one to give anything that violates the Constitutional provisions and the law enacted by Parliament,? said officers who attended the emergency meeting of the association?s executive committee convened on Friday to discuss the issue.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 01:17 IST

THE UTTAR Pradesh IAS Association will say a polite ‘no’ to the demand of giving two posts of district magistrates to Provincial Civil Service in Uttar Pradesh.

“We are no one to give anything that violates the Constitutional provisions and the law enacted by Parliament,” said officers who attended the emergency meeting of the association’s executive committee convened on Friday to discuss the issue.

There is a near-unanimity among the executive committee members on the issue and the association is finding a way out on how to say a polite ‘no’ to Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav who had asked the association to act like a big brother and consider giving two posts of DM to the PCS.

Association decided that Chief Minister should be apprised of the legal provisions and requested to withdraw his announcement regarding posting PCS officers as DMs. Will this result in IAS Association’s confrontation with the State Government is the obvious question being asked in the corridors of power in view of indications that Chief Minister was in favour of implementing his announcement that even formed part of the Samajwadi Party election manifesto.

Association feels that giving IAS cadre posts to any other cadre would open a Pandora’s box of similar demands that may be made by other state services.

Association had no authority to concede any demand that may be against the provisions of All- India Service Rules, said officers.

Association office-bearers quote observations made by the Supreme Court in the EP Royappa versus State of Tamil Nadu case and the verdict of the Punjab and Haryana High Court in the Resurgence India versus the State of Punjab and others case to make their point that officers of other services could not be posted on IAS cadre posts.

Association secretary Sanjay Bhus Reddy said the issue was under final phases of discussion and Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav would be apprised of the decision in a day or two.