The Central Government is going to make some amendments in the IAS Cadre Rules 1954. Since then the governments of many states have lodged their strong objections. The Central Government has extended the deadline for replying to the states from January 5 to January 25. Let us tell you that the Parliament session is going to start from January 31, and there is also a possibility of uproar in Parliament on this issue.
According to the report of the Indian Express, the governments of non-BJP ruled states as well as BJP ruled states have given strong reaction to this proposed amendment. So far Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Orissa, Meghalaya, Bihar, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh have objected to the proposed amendment to the IAS Cadre Rules (1954). Bihar Chief Secretary Amir Subhani told The Indian Express that the current system is fine.
What is IAS Cadre Rules 1954
According to the IAS Cadre Rules 1954, the UPSC recruits pass officers, but when they are allotted their state cadre, they come under the state government. According to the rules, an officer can be deputed for service under the Central Government or any other State Government only with the consent of the concerned State Government and the Central Government. In case of any disagreement, the Central Government takes a decision and the State Government will take that decision. applies.
Deputation giving more powers to the Center was added in May 1969. According to the Indian Express, as on January 1, 2021, out of 5200 IAS officers, only 458 are on central deputation posts.
What is the proposed amendment IAS Cadre 1954 Rules
Efforts are being made to change the rules of central deputation of IAS officers from different states through the proposed amendment of the IAS Cadre Rules 1954. The Personnel Ministry had sent letters to the states on 20 December 2021. Two amendments were proposed in the IAS Cadre Rules 1954 6(1). Accordingly, each State Government shall provide eligible officers of different levels to the extent of Central Deputation Reserve for deputation to the Central Government.
The letter further stated – “The actual number of officers to be deputed to the Central Government shall be decided by the Central Government in consultation with the State Government concerned.”
Meaning the central government can call any officer to the center without the approval of the state government. The states will not have any right to stop their officers.
The second amendment 4(1) proposes that in case of disagreement, the State Government shall implement the decision of the Center within the stipulated time. It will be released from the date fixed by the government. That is, if a government does not send its favorite officers to the center, then the center will have every right to take action against those officers. The center can relieve such officers from the post. After which those officers will not even get pension.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to Prime Minister Modi twice in just 8 days, objecting to this proposed amendment and demanding its immediate withdrawal. In his letter, he said- “Change in IAS cadre rules will compel the states to send officers on central deputation. This will affect the administrative system in the states. This proposed amendment is against the spirit of cooperative federalism and will disturb the long-standing harmonious agreement between the Center and the states.
After this, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has also written a letter to PM Modi and lodged an objection to this proposed amendment. He said – “In this proposed amendment, the central government can call IAS officers to the center without asking the state government or the officer concerned. To do so is against the constitution and the federal spirit.”
At the same time, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has also filed a strong objection and sought intervention of PM Modi. He said that the proposed amendment in Rule 6(1) of the IAS Cadre 1954 should be stopped. CM Gehlot further said- “This proposed amendment will affect the spirit of cooperative federalism of our constitution. This will violate the constitutional jurisdiction prescribed for the central and state governments and the IAS officers posted in the state will have the spirit of working fearlessly and faithfully. will decrease.”
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