Published On: Tue, May 26th, 2015

IAS officers’ association unhappy over ‘character assassination’ of members in media

New Delhi: In the wake of a raging row between the chief minister of Delhi and the lieutenant governor, the central IAS officers’ association Tuesday slammed the “unwarranted and undignified treatment” meted out to some civil servants in Delhi government and also expressed anguish over the “character assassination” of its members in the media.

Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Honorary Secretary of Central IAS Officers' Association

Sanjay Bhoosreddy, Honorary Secretary of Central IAS Officers’ Association

“The association resolved to strongly condemn recent cases of unwarranted and disrespectful treatment meted out to some IAS officers working in the Delhi government.

“It resolved to express its anguish over character assassination of IAS officers in media, using official machinery, without any substantive ground, thereby tarnishing their reputation,” said Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, honorary secretary of the association.

“This undignified treatment meted to civil servants is highly demotivating and demoralising to the entire rank and file of the civil service and is clearly unacceptable,” he added.

The association has resolved to urge the President, Prime Minister, home minister, chief ministers of states and administrators of all the Union Territories to create a conducive atmosphere wherein all government officers, including senior civil servants, can function in a free, impartial and dignified manner without becoming victims of political crossfire, he said.

The association represents 4,802 officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) working across the country.

Bhoosreddy, who is a senior IAS officer working as joint secretary in agriculture ministry, was briefing media on the outcome of a meeting of the central IAS officers’ association here Monday which was called to discuss the controversy over the appointment of Shakuntala Gamlin as Acting Delhi Chief Secretary.

PTI

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