a delegation of IAS officers representing “Indian Civil and Administrative Service (Central) Association” called on the Union minister of state in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh last week and discussed with him various issues related to their “working conditions”. The delegation also submitted a written memorandum to the minister. The delegation led by the association's honorary secretary Sanjay Bhoosreddy raised a number of issues. Their demands include the following:
1. The service period required to be put in before going on deputation to the Centre may be reduced to seven years from the present nine years.
2. Certain facilities provided to an IAS officer in the state should also be extended during their Central deputation.
3. Vehicles may be provided to all the deputy secretaries and directors irrespective of their seniority when they are on deputation to the Central Secretariat.
4. When they are on deputation to the Centre, their children should automatically be given admission in the Sanskriti School. Otherwise they feel discouraged to come to Delhi because of the possible disruption in the education of children.
5. There should be parity in pay scales and it was hoped that 7th Pay Commission would consider the existing anomalies.
Minister Singh said, he would direct the department of personnel and training (DoPT), the cadre controlling authority of the IAS, to carefully evaluate each and every suggestion made by the senior IAS officers and prepare a note based on it.