IAS ASSOCIATION

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MP IAS Association asked to pay Rs 34 lakh in 15 days

Madhya Pradesh IAS Officers’ Association has been asked by the PWD to pay more than Rs 34 lakh as rent against two bungalows allotted to it or face action. Information regarding the notice was revealed in a reply to a RTI filed by an activist Ajay Dubey.

The notice says that the association is supposed to pay the rent through a bank draft within 15 days or the rent will be realised at the market rate which will continue to double. The association may be evicted from the bungalows as per Home Allotment Rules, 2000 if it fails to comply.

The PWD sent the notice to the association on October 24 which suggests that had application not been submitted, the PWD officers would have allowed the irregularities to continue for years and years.

11 Nov 2019
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2018 batch IAS probationers donate funds to CRPFs martyrs

Officer Trainees (OTs) of the 2018 batch IAS have pooled their resources to support the families of CRPF martyrs.

 

Ketan Garg, one of the OTs. has been quoted as saying that minutes after they sent out a message for fund collection on WhatsApp, they were able to get confirmations from others.

 

While the idea was mooted by him, it found unanimous support from the batch.

Ketan says, “Having seen first-hand the work that the army personnel put in, we had to do this from a humanitarian ground. And with our recently concluded winter tour, the time we spent with them left a telling mark on a majority of us.”

 

The intent is to work with armed forces, and this is our way of standing by and showing our solidarity, says Ketan.

 

The 180 OTs of this batch have contributed money equivalent to their one day’s salary to that of 15 days. They have collected about Rs 7 lakh and will be handing it over to the Inspector General of the CRPF in Dehradun.

19 Feb 2019
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MP IAS Association asked to pay Rs 34 lakh in 15 days

By IndianMandarins 11 Nov 2019

Madhya Pradesh IAS Officers’ Association has been asked by the PWD to pay more than Rs 34 lakh as rent against two bungalows allotted to it or face action. Information regarding the notice was revealed in a reply to a RTI filed by an activist Ajay Dubey.

The notice says that the association is supposed to pay the rent through a bank draft within 15 days or the rent will be realised at the market rate which will continue to double. The association may be evicted from the bungalows as per Home Allotment Rules, 2000 if it fails to comply.

The PWD sent the notice to the association on October 24 which suggests that had application not been submitted, the PWD officers would have allowed the irregularities to continue for years and years.

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2018 batch IAS probationers donate funds to CRPFs martyrs

By IndianMandarins 19 Feb 2019

Officer Trainees (OTs) of the 2018 batch IAS have pooled their resources to support the families of CRPF martyrs.

 

Ketan Garg, one of the OTs. has been quoted as saying that minutes after they sent out a message for fund collection on WhatsApp, they were able to get confirmations from others.

 

While the idea was mooted by him, it found unanimous support from the batch.

Ketan says, “Having seen first-hand the work that the army personnel put in, we had to do this from a humanitarian ground. And with our recently concluded winter tour, the time we spent with them left a telling mark on a majority of us.”

 

The intent is to work with armed forces, and this is our way of standing by and showing our solidarity, says Ketan.

 

The 180 OTs of this batch have contributed money equivalent to their one day’s salary to that of 15 days. They have collected about Rs 7 lakh and will be handing it over to the Inspector General of the CRPF in Dehradun.

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UP IAS Association asks for fair policies on leave and promotion

By IndianMandarins 04 Feb 2019

As reported first by Indianmandarins, the UP IAS association, during its annual general meeting, approved the demand of its female officers to take up with the central government the issue of allowing 730-day childcare leave only to women officers or single fathers.

 

Terming the department of personnel and training (DoPT) circular issued in this regard in 2018 as ‘regressive’, the association decided by consensus that it may plead with the central government that "husbands should also be allowed to avail of this leave, with the couple as a unit allowed to share 730 days of leave as they like. We all agreed to the proposal and it will be put up before the Centre for consideration.”

 

Further, the association called for transparency in empanelment of IAS officers for postings at Centre besides allowing them to work in municipal bodies to give them exposure in the urban development sector.

 

“For empanelment of officials for secretary and additional secretary level positions at the Centre, while all information is collected about deserving officers under the 360-degree feedback mechanism, no reason is given in case empanelment is denied,” said an association office-bearer. “The process is very opaque and we will be putting up this matter before the Centre as well,” he added.

 

The association also called for posting of IAS officers in municipal bodies. “In some states, including Delhi, IAS officers are posted as municipal commissioners but this is not being done in UP. The only exceptions are Varanasi and Allahabad where municipal commissioners are IAS officers,” said an officer.

 

The mentorship project started by the IAS association was also discussed.

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UP Guv favours police commissioner system

By IndianMandarins 28 Dec 2018

UP Governor Ram Naik lent a helping hand on Thursday to the state IPS Association's demand for a ‘Police Commissioner System’ in the state. However, Naik's support came with a caveat - the commissioner system should be started in districts with a population of more than 20 lakh.

 

Speaking at the ‘Police Week’ parade in Lucknow, Naik suggested that a project can be started in Lucknow, Kanpur and Ghaziabad.


In a ‘Commissioner System’, the administrative power (related to law & order) of a district (in this case, ‘commissionerate’) lies with its police commissioner instead of the district magistrate.


During his speech, the governor claimed law and order has improved in the state but it can be made better with the ‘Commissioner System’.

 

“Maharashtra is half the size of Uttar Pradesh, but even they have a commissioner system in their four main cities of Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Pune. There are 19 districts in the country with a population of more than 20 lakh. Fourteen of these districts have a commissioner system. The government should think about this and start the system after studying other districts,” said Naik.

 

IPS and PPS associations of the state have been pushing for implementation of the commissionerate system, while the IAS Association is firmly opposed to the idea. 

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IAS officers to support convicted Gupta, terms it ‘Most Unfortunate’

By IndianMandarins 02 Dec 2018

The IAS Officers Association has convened a meeting on Sunday to "deliberate the future course of action". A special CBI court convicted former Coal Secretary H C Gupta (Retd IAS:1971) and two other senior IAS officers on Friday for corruption in the allocation of a coal block in West Bengal. Gupta was convicted of all the charges made against him at the Special CBI Court. Indeed, instead of contesting, Gupta accepted all the charges. Months ago, he told the court he didn't have the resources to fight the cases filed against him, and, therefore, he would prefer to be jailed.

 

The two other bureaucrats convicted are K S Kropha (Retd IAS:1982:AM) and Kailsh Chand Samria (IAS:1993:AM) then Joint Secretary and Director, respectively, in the Ministry of Coal. Kropha retired as Meghalaya Chief Secretary whereas Samaria is currently Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

 

"Conviction of honest IAS officers in the coal scam is most unfortunate. A black letter day for bureaucracy — convicting officers for bonafide decisions in the interest of administration.  We stand by the officers in this time of distress," the IAS officers association said.

 

The association secretary, Abhishek Chandra (IAS:2003:TR) said all the three officers have 'impeccable credentials' and they deserve to be backed by the association. He added that "We will do whatever we can under the ambit of law,".

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