Proposed IAS Rule Change Draconian: Mamata
The New Indian Express Chennai|January 21, 2022
West Bengal CM urges PM to reconsider proposed amendment, says this will create insecurity among bureaucrats
Pranab Mondal

RESPONDING to the Centre’s proposal to amend the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 — said to be aimed at transferring bureaucrats to Central deputation without the consent of the state governments — West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She said the amendment proposal is ‘draconian’ and ‘against the foundations’ of federal polity.

Mamata said the amendment will hang on the head of IAS officers like the Sword of Damocles and create ‘fear psychosis’ which is bound to impact their performance, efficiency and accountability to the state governments.

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