New Delhi, January 23
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin and his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan on Sunday joined other CMs in opposing the Centre’s proposed amendments to the IAS cadre rules.
The rules will enable the Centre to post IAS officers on Central deputations bypassing state government suggestions and inputs. Stalin in a letter to PM Narendra Modi said the proposed changes “strike at the very root of the nation’s federal polity and state autonomy”.
Vijayan in a similar letter sought that the changes be withdrawn. The Kerala CM said the proposal would create “a fear psychosis among bureaucrats in respect of implementing state government policies”.