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UP IAS Association to organise civil service week

Putting aside his reservation as to functioning of the bureaucracy, UP Governor consents to civil service week, reports Umesh Raghuvanshi

india Updated: Nov 14, 2006 12:35 IST

UP Governor TV Rajeswar has givennod 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 giving his consent for the week here on Monday . An executive committee meeting of the association was thereafter held at the Civil Service Institute here this evening to step up the preparation for the week.

As per the programme the various competitions would be organised for the children on the first day. On the second day CM Mulayam Singh Yadav would address the senior administrative officers’ conference.

The Association would hold its Annual General Meeting on December 16, 2006 and the Governor would host the traditional dinner for IAS officers at Raj Bhawan later in evening.

The Governor had earlier expressed his reservations over the timing of the Civil Service Week and asked the association to defer it to sometime in January 2007. Governor was obviously upset over 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 had later met the Governor at Raj Bhawan on November 9, 2006 to convince him about the Association’s point on the issue.

Besides this, 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 officers posted out of Lucknow vacated.

Officers said there were no designated 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 decided to constitute a committee to be headed by the 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 being organized from November 23 to 25, 2006. 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, 2006.

First Published: Nov 14, 2006 12:35 IST