It’s A Constitutional Breakdown: Mamata On Civil Service Exam Changes


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday opposed the proposed changes in the allocation of services to candidates who clear the all India civil services examination.

“What I have come to know about the (proposed changes for) civil servants is very dangerous. They (IAS and IPS officers) used to come through their merit list. Now, if you think that whoever will be an IAS or IPS because of a particular…recommendation, then don’t you think it is a constitutional crisis?” Banerjee told.

“It’s a constitutional breakdown…There must be a limit to everything,” she said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has proposed that services and cadres should be allocated after civil services entrants complete their three-month foundation course.

At present, both are allocated on the basis of rank in the All India Civil Services Examination.

Days after government proposed changes in the allocation of civil services, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday cautioned the students against the government’s plan to “appoint” officers of RSS’s choice into the Central Services.

“Rise up students, your future is at risk! RSS wants what’s rightfully yours. The letter below reveals the PM’s plan to appoint officers of RSS’s choice into the Central Services, by manipulating the merit list using subjective criteria, instead of exam rankings,” the Congress president said in a tweet.