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Nagaland government employees’ associations on selection into IAS

Dimapur, October 7 (MExN): The Confederation of four associations employed under Nagaland State Government today said that they are deprived of prescribed limit for selection into IAS despite the periodical review of the cadre strength and urged the government to make necessary changes.


According to the existing rule on such selection, the associations maintained that there should be 4 posts from the other services i.e. Non SCS officer instead of two.


Non-State Civil Service (non-SCS) Officers are those not belonging to State Civil Service directly recruited through UPSC, but other officers serving in the state.


Drawing the attention of the state government to the current deficiency, the four associations asked that State Government “to recommend for allocation of the two vacant posts arising from the retirement of inducted IAS officers and within the limits prescribed under Rules. 4.”


The prescribed limit has never been met, highlighted a joint statement from the Confederation of All Nagaland State Services Employees’ Association (CANSSEA), the Nagaland Secretariat Service Association (NSSA), the Nagaland Finance &Accounts Services Association (NF&ASA) and the Federation of Nagaland State Engineers Services Association (FONSESA).


“The selection will benefit of its members serving across the State,” it added.


According to rules, 66.6 per cent of the IAS posts are filled through direct recruitment and the remaining (not exceeding 33.33 %) from entities.


The IAS (Recruitment Rules), 1954, Rule 4 (1) (c) prescribed that they can be selected “in special cases from among persons, who hold in a substantive capacity gazetted posts in connection with the affairs of a State and who are not members of a State Civil Service.”


The eligibility criteria includes: outstanding merit and ability; holding a Gazetted post in a substantive capacity; has completed not less than 8 years of continuous service under the State Government on the first day of January of the year of being consideration for any post; and has not attained the age


Meanwhile, the Confederation of Associations acknowledged the Government of Nagaland, for advertising the vacancy of 1 post inviting eligible non-SCS officers for the Select List 2016 to fill up the vacancy.


The CANSSEA, NSSA, NF&ASA, and FONSESA also appealed all its members to continue to deliver public service with diligence and dedication irrespective of the nature and place of work.


The associations further encouraged the young and upcoming officers to also aspire for selection into the Indian Administrative Service and shoulder higher responsibilities.