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20 civil servants demand end to monopoly of ‘particular service’ in top ranks

NEW DELHI: Twenty civil servants including IPS and IRS officers today met union minister Jitendra Singh and demanded an end to the monopoly of a “particular service” in securing high-level appointments by putting in place a new system to choose competent candidates for such postings.

The representatives of Confederation of Civil Services Association (CoCSA) met Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office Singh with their demands.

“It was pointed out that the procedure being adopted over the years, favours only a particular service, discriminating against all others, which resulted in monopolising of posts at higher levels by only a particular service, which not only restricted the choice of the Government but also was not in the national interest,” a statement issued by the CoCSA said, apparently referring to Indian Administrative Service (IAS).

The confederation asked for a disruptive change in the procedure being adopted since long, and to put a new system in place which allowed competent and suitable persons, irrespective of service to which they belonged, to be selected for appropriate posts. (AGENCIES)



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