IAS vs IPS: Fresh letter from PCS officer reignites fire in UP

IAS vs IPS: Fresh letter from PCS officer reignites fire in UP

Lucknow: The faceoff between IAS and IPS officers of Uttar Pradesh took a bitter turn on Friday when Shamli ADM, a PCS officer, summoned all the Station House Officers (SHOs) of his district for a meeting at the collectorate.

When things were looking to be sorted out, the letter of ADM Finance Shamli has reignited the entire matter with his letter.

In the letter, he has summoned Shamli SP and all the SHOs of the district for a meeting on December 20, 2017 at 4.30 pm where law and order and prosecution works will be discussed.

Check the first letter here:

A few hours later, the ADM Finance might have released a revised letter saying that only prosecution works will be discussed in the meeting, but by the time, the first letter had done enough damage.

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Earlier on Thursday, observing the intensifying differences between the IAS and IPS Associations, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath himself intervened into the matter. Referring to spat, he said it was true that all the cadres had not been very happy with the IAS cadre.

Yogi, during the IAS Week program, said, "You will have to look into it why does it happen?"

The brawl had erupted after Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar had passed an order on December 11 that the monthly law and order meetings across the state will be chaired by District Magistrates. The decision had largely offended the IPS Association which had immediately called for a meeting. The meeting, however, was cancelled later.

Check the revised version of the letter here:

"In the wake of setting accountability, now the monthly law and order and crime meetings will be chaired by DMs of the respective districts," said the Chief Secretary, adding, "The SSP/SP will have to be present in the monthly meeting."

"The posting of Kotwals and Station House Officers (SHOs) will also be done with the DM’s consent," he further said.

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Earlier, these meetings used to be chaired by Superintendent of Police (SP) or Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) rank officers. Among the attendees used to be SHOs, Additional Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of Police officers.

Bring irked over IAS officers enjoying more power, IPS Association Secretary and IG ATS Aseem Arun had also penned a letter to IAS Association seeking abolition of 'feudal protocol'.