Seeking to check the dominance of the all-powerful IAS, a confederation representing thousands of officers from 20 civil services, including the Indian Police Service and Indian Revenue Service, is demanding fair representation on the committee that will examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
In a memorandum submitted to Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha and Expenditure Secretary Ratan P Watal recently, the confederation demanded that the representation of any one service should not exceed 25 per cent of the total strength of the committee.
The Union Cabinet had on January 13 given its approval for setting up an empowered committee of secretaries under the Cabinet Secretary to process the recommendations of the pay commission.
The move assumes significance as various civil services have been raising their voice against career benefits enjoyed by officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and Indian Foreign Service (IFS).
“The Confederation of Civil Services Association (COCSA) has highlighted the apprehensions shared by a majority of officers and requested for a fair representation to other services on committee, limiting the representation of any one service to 25 per cent of the total strength,” said senior IRS officer Jayant Misra. Read at:- Daily Mail