Monday, November 9, 2009

Civil servants goes judges’ way, declares assets

This is a great positive step from IAS officers towards achieving accountability and transparency in administration.This example can be used in answer writing while giving the positive view of the administration.


Taking a cue from the judiciary, two IAS officers and an IPS officer of the UP cadre have disclosed their assets and made it available on the website

Those who have disclosed their assets includes UP Additional Cabinet Secretary Vijay Shanker Pandey (Batch 1979), Sunil Kumar (Batch 1987), who is the vice-chairman of the Inland Waterways Authority of India, Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways and Jasvir Singh (Batch 1992), DIG, Training.

The three civil servants have already sent their letters declaring their assets to the Cabinet Secretary of the Central government, K M Chandrashekhar.

In his letter to the cabinet secretary, Pandey has written: “As officers of the Indian Administrative Service, we sincerely believe that there is an urgent need to introduce greater accountability, and transparency in administration and as a first step towards that end, the property return of all the IAS officers should be made public.”

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