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Is it Revenge for that insult? Says TS Social Media Convenor Y Sathish Reddy

By Anuj Cariappa
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Towards a Presidential style of governance in India

Are you asking? Turning to the monarchy? Like Jinping's permanent president in China, Modi has himself in the country.

Is it Revenge for that insult? Says TS Social Media Convenor Y Sathish Reddy

Are the pieces moving without facing? I mean, the same answers are heard to the federal spirit.

On the contrary, the Modi government is violating the states' rights and making drastic legal amendments. The latest example is All India Services (AIS).

Cadre Rules Amendment:

Protests against the revision of the ISIS cadre rules have already been expressed by the country's chief ministers of several states. Ours is a democratic nation running in the spirit of federalism. The Constitution enshrines the rights of the Center and the States and the Commonwealth. In that spirit, the country is moving forward with the spirit of being intact for 70 years. But when the Modi government came to power, on the contrary, it was defying the Constitution and flouting all the laws. In that order, the AIS announced that it was making amendments to the regulations.

With these amendments, the Act of 1951 was amended to allow the IAS, IPS and IFS officers to be brought directly into the Central Services on deputation, irrespective of the permission of the State Governments. Chief ministers of 9 states, including Telangana, have written letters to the Center protesting against this unilateral decision to deprive the states of their rights. In his letter, KCR emphasized that the amendments proposed by the Center were contrary to the spirit of the Constitution.

Parliament enacted the All India Services Act-1951 in terms of Article 312 of the Constitution.

Accordingly, the IAS will be allocated to different states. Deputies from the respective states will be deputed to the Center. According to the regulations, a maximum of 40 percent of the cadre in the state must be transferred from the state cadre to the Center. In the past, IAS officers went on deputation to the Center with the states' permission. If any officer has to be transferred to the Center, he should go immediately after being relieved by the State Government. If an officer requested to transfer himself to the Central Services, he would have to report immediately after the State Government issued a "No Objection Certificate." Apart from these, IAS officers will be transferred between the Central and State Governments based on nine parameters.

With the latest central updates,States have no control over the officers in the All India Services. It is in the hands of the Center to take on the deputation of anyone into the Central Services. No matter the number, no matter the cadre limit, it is up to the Center to decide how much will be sent from the states to the Center on deputation. If there is a difference of opinion in the matter of an officer, the final decision will be taken by the Center itself.

Meanwhile, the latest Punjab incident means that the Modi government is ready to crack down on central services with the Bengal uprisings. In Punjab, the state government criticized the Modi convoy for being stuck for 20 minutes on a flyover. The BJP has criticized central cadre officials like the chief secretary and the DGP for putting the prime minister's security at risk. Earlier in the day, the country had witnessed clashes between Mamata Banerjee and the Chief Secretary over a protocol issue in Bengal.

In the meantime, the Modi government has enacted several laws to curb the scourge. The anti-farmer laws, the Dry Port Act, the Dam Safety Bill, the Right to Information Act, the Terms of Service, etc., are being changed unilaterally. It is understood that these proposals are designed to allow the Center to regulate the officers working in the states. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), through the Civil Services Exams (CSE), selects as many civil service officers as are required for India. Thus the nominees will be allocated to all the States and Central Services through the Central Pool Recruitment Process.

The BJP has demanded that the recommendations of the Sarkaria Commission be implemented as long as it is in opposition at the national level. In the news of Modi's coming to power, 'spirit of co-operative union' and 'Team India.' Development is possible only if the central and state governments work together. But now, they are dealing with regulators with arbitrary decisions. Amendments to Article 6 would change the Constitution. The grip on the IAS is being tightened in the name of deputation, which is to cut to the chains of the state authorities. It is to degrade the states to the district level.

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