Himachal Administrative Services Officers demand scrapping GoI’s scheme of induction into IAS

Shimla/May 21
Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services Officer’s Association (HPAS) has demanded to scrap the proposed scheme of Government of India for induction of State Civil Services Officers into the Indian Administrative Services (IAS).
In a letter written to the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Association urged him to reject the proposed scheme of Government of India with immediate effect as it was detrimental in the interests of the State Civil Services. The Association termed this scheme as vague and casually drafted which would not only create anomalies but also demoralize the majority of the officers in the State.
President of the Association Dr. M.P Sood said that the proposed scheme clubs the State Civil Services with other Group-A Services in the state for induction in to IAS after eight years of services. This would be counterproductive move as juniors might jump the queue and clubbing the State Civil Services would end the primacy of the State Services.
He said that the quota for induction of State Civil Services in to IAS would get reduced substantially with the clubbing of Group-A services with HPAS for same vacancies which were at present available only for HPAS officer.
Dr. Sood said that Tamilnadu had already rejected this scheme and they have urged the Chief Minister for the same in Himachal Pradesh also, as it was not in the larger interest of the State Civil Services.