Badal urges PM for Punjab's due share in UT cadre

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Chandigarh, May 16 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take effective measures immediately to restore the norms of deputation policy, under which all posts in the Chandigarh Administration wre to be filled from Punjab and Haryana in the ratio of 60:40, besides checking the systematic erosion of Punjab's share over past few years.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, Mr Badal lamented that lot of erosion had taken place to dilute the role of Punjab in the Chandigarh Administration. He said even the distribution of departments was to be such so as to reflect the ratio of 60:40-- sixty per cent departments to be handled by the officers of Punjab cadre and 40 per cent by Haryana cadre officers.

The Chief Minister further stated that employees working in the Union Territory were to be taken on deputation from the states of Punjab and Haryana in the ratio 60:40 respectively. However, as on today of the 20,261 employees working in the Union Territory, Chandigarh, only 1580 employees were on deputation.

Seeking personal intervention of the Prime Minister, Mr Badal asked Dr Singh to restore the share and role of Punjab in the Chandigarh Administration by issuing suitable instructions in this regard to concerned authorities at the earliest possible. He impressed upon the PM to fill all the posts of IAS and IPS officers in the Union Territory, from Punjab and Haryana in the ratio of 60:40.

In future, all the posts in the Chandigarh Administration should only be filled on deputation from Punjab and Haryana in the same ratio, the letter stated.

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