CADRE ALLOCATION PUT OFF
The Centre has put off implementing the proposal linking cadre allocation of new Indian Administrative Service officers with their performance in the foundation course. The department of personnel and training ( DoPT) has, therefore, announced the service allocation of the 848 candidates who cleared the Civil Service Exam ( CSE) last year as per existing criteria.
Sources say that the reason is lack of consensus between the cadre- controlling ministries of various services on the issue. The proposal to tweak service allocation norms had also run into political trouble.
However, it is not yet known whether the government has decided to shelve the proposal, made by the D. S. Kothari Commission back in the 1970s. As of now, the decision not to implement the proposal is only for the current year. This should give the government time to involve the Union Public Service Commission in the process since the proposal requires overhauling the entire CSE procedures.