Sunday, March 8, 2015

IAS officers discuss issues related to service conditions with Dr. Jitendra Singh

A delegation of IAS officers representing “Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association” called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed with him various issues related to "working conditions" in the Civil Services. They also submitted a written memorandum to the Minister.

Shri Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Honorary Secretary of the Association, placed before Dr. Jitendra Singh a number of suggestions aimed at improving the working conditions in the services and brought to his notice certain impediments which sometimes make it increasingly difficult to find IAS Officers ready to work at the Centre at the level of Deputy Secretary or Director. They also suggested that the service period required to be put in before going on deputation to the Centre may be reduced to 7 years from the present 9 years.

The memorandum submitted to Dr. Jitendra Singh pointed out the fact that, while in the State, the IAS Officers are provided with certain facilities which are not available when they are deputed to the Centre. In this context, it was suggested that vehicles may be provided to all the Deputy Secretaries and Directors irrespective of their seniority when they are on deputation to the Central Secretariat.

The officers also demanded that when they are on deputation to the Centre, their children should be automatically given admission in the Sanskriti School, otherwise they feel discouraged to come to Delhi because of the possible disruption in the education of children.

The officers also requested for parity in pay scales and hoped that 7th Pay Commission will take due consideration of the existing anomalies.

Dr. Jitendra Singh gave a patient hearing and said, the Shri Narendra Modi Government is strongly in favour of providing a friendly work environment to the officers without any intimidation or harassment. He assured that he will direct the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) to carefully evaluate each and every suggestion made by the senior IAS Officers and prepare a note based on it.


(Source-PIB) (KSD/PK/BK )(Release ID :116526) 


  1. The effectiveness of bureaucracy at the district level is of paramount interest for the development of the country and this has been neglected by posting junior lots with frequent change over to man posts on deputation to the Centre. The Centre has become a mega city filled with bureaucrats with files going round and round without any decision Prune at all levels and post very senior officers as DC/DM to get optimum result in implementing policies of the Government. Even if 50 percent of 612 districts are effectively and efficiently covered, nobody will grudge even if Government presents them with BMWs for good work done . Unfortunately for us , this is not so , look around your own district and see the decay and desolation. It is just disgraceful and there is no commitment to improve . Time to change the system

  2. Dear sir,

    What ever may be the condition, the grievances expressed by IAS officers is not justified. They are being provided with all the perks and facilities where ever they are posted- like accommodation, vehicles , security etc. Why at all they are hesitating to move, because they may have some interest in the present place/ position which is not good for such a high officials.

    Look at the position of Military officers and Men, they are ordered to move to forward areas with in a short notice, leaving their beloverd family and children, no cancellation what ever may be the reason . Thier posting like Ladakh, Leh and high altitude with ICE biting areas. They have to report that too with full risk in life,
    the cannot stay with family. every day they have remeber their seperate families and children. No body bothers.
    But the IAS officers, having all the provisions where ever they are posted are expressing their displeasure. This is the state of affairs in our country.

    This is a great injustice and step motherly treatment to our Military persons.

    Justice and suffering should be same/ equal to all.

    Thanking You.

    Chief Liaison Officer,
    Exwel Trust, Tirunbelveli- dist, tamil Nadu.