IAS cadre rules: Upsetting the Centre-state balance

News: The proposed changes in IAS cadre rules has the potential to create a rift between Centre and State relations.

How the IAS is related to both the centre and state?
Read here: Link between IAS and the federal structure of India,
Why did the centre propose the amendments to the deputation of cadre officers?
Read here: Why changes are proposed
Why did state governments oppose the proposed amendments?

Impact public interest: Central government has stretched the cadre rules to enable greater control over IAS officers in the public interest. This will allow the centre to pull out any number of IAS officers from the states.

Read here Why did the state government oppose the move of deputation of cadre officers?

How the proposed amendments will affect Centre-State relations?

– It can create mistrust in Centre-state relations.

– It would also result in the functional depreciation of the IAS in the states.

Source: This post is based on the article “Upsetting the Centre-state balance” published in the Indian Express on 8th February 2022.

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