At the same time, the Centre’s own proposals for the All India Services (AIS) Rules, 1954, have eroded central-state relations. States like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal are opposed to the proposal. The CMs of the respective states have also written letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to this effect. NDA-ruled states like Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya and Bihar are also known to be objecting to the move.
However, AP CM Jagan reacted innovatively. The Center welcomed the decision but raised several objections. Appreciating the Centre’s initiative in bringing in amendments on the issue of IAS officers being sent to the Center on deputation from the states, CM Jagan said in the letter that the states should continue with the current policy of finalizing deputation only after the release of non-objectionable documents.
CM Jagan objected to the latest amendment which binds the Center to the power to fix the deadline for an IAS officer to report on deputation. In the letter, the Prime Minister pointed out that there would be difficulties in the administration if the officials with key responsibilities seem to leave. With this, the letter written by CM Jagan is being discussed.