Chandigarh, October 26, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
Four officers from Haryana have been appointed to the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from Non-SCS (Non-State Civil Services) quota. Notification in this regard has been issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.
The select list of 2019 includes Dr. Vivek Bharti, Dr. Harish Kumar Vashishth, Dr. Jainder Singh Chhilar, Dr. Brahmjeet Singh Rangi.
It is worth noting that during the tenure of the earlier governments, the state government had the discretionary power, under which the names were selected by the government which were further sent for the appointment to the IAS among them. But Sh. Manohar Lal took an unprecedented decision to change this practice and ended this discretionary power. For the first time, the exam was conducted to become an IAS from Non-SCS quota.
This initiative of the Chief Minister has given fair chance to the candidates in a transparent manner. Interviews were conducted on the basis of written test results. The entire selection process was completed in a very transparent manner and 4 officers from Haryana have been appointed to the IAS.
The Central Government has appointed these officers on the vacant posts of 2019. Dr. Vivek Bharti and Dr. Jainder Singh Chhilar were officers in the Department of Higher Education and Dr. Harish Kumar Vashishth and Dr. Brahmjeet Singh Rangi were officers in the Animal Husbandry Department. Apart from this, the process will also be started soon for 3 vacancies of 2021.
Other state governments are also contemplating to implement this unique and positive initiative by the Chief Minister to ensure transparency in the IAS appointment process and eliminate the discretionary power of the state government.