J K News Today
Jammu, December 17 ( JKNT)
Several IAS officers holding key pots in Jammu and Kashmir are keen to go on deputation to the Central government as they are feeling unworkable atmosphere in the state as the political interference is at its peak.
“ What is here to work, you have to become yes man to the political masters , most of whom have no idea of administration and governance, “ lamented a senior IAS officer who is keen to shift to Centre .
The IAS officers from outside the state feel that the atmosphere has been deliberately made hostile for them as the “ parochial approach of the politicians is becoming intolerable.” An idea of hate is being generated against All India Service officers for they hail from outside the state.
According to a senior officer, who did not want to be identified , there were two primary reasons for them to seek deputation to the Centre- one the ministers fail to stand by them and secondly they are prone to the complaints filed into the ears of the ministers.
In Kashmir Valley, they are viewed as rank outsiders, while in Jammu, they are victims of the casteist creed of the politicians.
It looks as if all the forces are arrayed against them .
These officers cited example of several competent officers who had opted for Deputation and working in key positions in the Central government .
“ There is a tremendous love for our cadre and the state, but the problem is that there is no work-like atmosphere. The politics of communalism and caste leaves us high and dry and the leaders who should stand by us quite often join forces against us,” bemoaned another IAS officer .
The best period for the IAS officers was when Farooq Abdullah was Chief Minister from 1996 to 2002 , when there was a relative stability and respect for competence and experience . Thereafter , everything has gone in for a six.