Proposed amendment to IAS cadre rule 1954 ‘against spirit of cooperative federalism’: Mamata Banerjee writ – Economic Times

Posted: January 19, 2022 at 11:01 am

Expressing reservations over the proposed amendment of IAS cadre Rules 1954, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the amendment is against the federal structure and will dampen the harmonious relationship between the Centre and the state. She also requested withdrawal of the amendment.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her 'strong reservations' against the amendment to the IAS (Cadre) Rules,1954 and claimed that it will hamper "co-operative federalism".

Not only is the proposed amendment against the spirit of co-operative federalism but the same also upsets the time-tested harmonious arrangement which has existed between the Centre and States in the matter of posting of IAS and IPS officers, she wrote in her letter.

Such amendments seem to make a permanent dent in the spirit of cooperative federalism and the consultative approach. Mamata Banerjee said in the letter.

Seeking PMs intervention into the matters, Banerjee also requested the Prime Minister to keep "the federal spirit of the Cadre Rules unviolated by withdrawing/ not giving effect to the proposed amendment".

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