10 Opposition parties protest proposed changes in IAS cadre rules: ‘Subjugating states’

ASSERTING THAT the proposed modifications to the IAS (Cadre) Guidelines are geared toward “subjugating states” via “unconstitutional usurpation” of powers, 10 Opposition events and 39 retired bureaucrats on Thursday submitted a joint memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Workplace.

The Congress, TMC, Shiv Sena, DMK, RJD, TRS, CPI, AAP, SP and IUML are signatories to the memorandum, which additionally condemned the “reprehensible conduct” of Governors in Opposition-ruled states of West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, saying their actions are a “direct assault on the federal construction of the Structure”.

“We’ve come collectively in unison to articulate our consensus and demand that the alarming and relentless depredations of the Union on areas which are squarely within the area of States be stopped instantly. Issues that positively require federal consultations should be mentioned with the States, as an alternative of issuing unilateral orders,” mentioned the memorandum.

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AMONG THE proposed modifications within the IAS (Cadre) Guidelines is the stipulation that the states shall give impact to the Centre’s choice in issues of deputations in case of a disagreement. By making widespread trigger, the Opposition, which has termed the proposal an assault on the federal construction, is making an attempt to strengthen its resistance towards the transfer.

Addressing a joint press convention later, CPI Rajya Sabha member Binoy Viswam mentioned the Opposition events, which differ with one another on many different points, have been “compelled to affix arms” to defend the Structure.

TMC MPs Saugata Roy, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Dola Sen, Jawhar Sircar; Congress MPs Amee Yajnik and Kumar Ketkar and DMK MP Tiruchi Siva have been additionally current on the press convention the place the BJP, the ruling celebration within the Centre, was accused of decreasing the places of work of the Governors to its “camp places of work”.

“The BJP authorities has been constantly attacking federalism, usurping energy of the states…The Governors now do not respect the state Assemblies,” mentioned DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi Siva, referring to the standoff between the Tamil Nadu authorities and Governor RN Ravi over the NEET Invoice.

In its written response to a Lok Sabha query requested by TMC’s Roy, the Middle on Wednesday mentioned it analyzing feedback from the states and UTs on the proposal to amend the IAS (Cadre) guidelines to handle the issue of “state governments not sponsoring ample variety of officers for central deputation”.

9 states have written to the Middle opposing the proposal, Roy mentioned.

Former diplomat Dev Mukharji, who’s among the many signatories, mentioned, “I go away it to you decide who actually is the tukde tukde gang on this nation.” Former planning fee secretary NC Saxena mentioned the issue “is political in addition to administrative”.

“We have to counsel sensible recommendations that can handle the scarcity of IAS in states. That is partly their (Centre) personal doing because the consumption of IAS was decreased… Slightly than name a gathering on the political degree, it’s significantly better if the federal government units up a committee with retired bureaucrats to counsel a means out,” Saxena, who additionally addressed the press convention, mentioned.

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