‘Ensure status quo in civil posts in Chandigarh UT’

Punjab CM Amarinder writes to PM Modi, seeks his intervention on the issue Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to maintain the status quo in filling up of civil posts in Chandigarh (UT), according to an official statement here on Friday. In a letter to Mr. Modi, Capt. Singh asked the PM to personally intervene and advise the Ministry of Home Affairs to maintain the ratio of 60:40 between Punjab and Haryana in filling up civil posts in the UT as has been done in the past. Capt. Singh said it was heartening to note that the Government of India had agreed to keep in abeyance its notification of September 25, 2018, merging the posts of DSPs of the Chandigarh Police with the Delhi, Andaman, Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS), in response to his letter on October 1. In the letter, the CM further pointed out that currently of the 14 IAS officers posted in the Chandigarh administration, only three belonged to Punjab and two to Haryana, with the remaining officers from the UT cadre. UT cadre bias Similarly, of the seven IPS officers posted in Chandigarh, only one each belonged to Punjab and Haryana, whereas the remaining five were from the UT cadre. The ratio of 60:40 was also not being adhered to in placing officers in the Chandigarh administration, he claimed, adding that the situation was similar in other categories of employees, such as teachers, doctors and other civil officer posts. Given the fact that the Government of India had appreciated the need to maintain the ratio of 60:40 between Punjab and Haryana in filling up the posts in the Chandigarh administration, the imbalance created during the last few years needed to be rectified, Capt. Singh said. The Chief Minister also urged Mr. Modi to advise the Chandigarh administration to not curtail the role and responsibilities of the officers of Punjab and Haryana, as assigned to them in pre-determined ratio and posts.

Source :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/ensure-status-quo-in-civil-posts-in-chandigarh-ut/article25459814.ece

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