Vol. 6 | Issue 8 | November 2012
civil services amitabh thakur
Have rules, at your own peril!
The promotion of IAS, IPS and IFS officers is being regulated by three separate Government guidelines, which do not have the legal sanctity under Section 3 of the All India Services Act and also seem to be in contradiction to some of the rules.
It might seem strange but it is true that at present there are no separate rules for the promotion of IAS, IPS and IFS officers. Why is it so, we do not know. It is just that it possibly missed the eyes of the policy-makers. Yet, such a small oversight has the possibility of having an extremely critical effect on any structured service.
Bureaucracy, as we all know, is a group of specifically non-elected officials within a Government or another institution that implements rules, laws, ideas and functions. In other words, a Government bureaucracy carries out the decisions of thelegislature or democratically elected representative of a State……………….READ MORE