Government to go ahead with the KAS plans
Thiruvananthapuram: The Government of Kerala has decided to go ahead with its plans on the Kerala Administrative Services despite opposition from the employee associations.
Kerala Secretariat Association, a pro- congress group, has declared that they will oppose the move with strong protest programs.
The government that has been mooting the implementation of the program in the finance and public administration departments has been engaging the employee associations in discussions regarding the implementation of direct recruitment to the Gazetted II offices. The opposing associations have made known that they will go on a mass leave on Monday. The left associations, on the other hand have said they do not plan to oppose the move as the government was considerate towards the concerns of the staff.
Along with the CM, Chief Secretary Mr. Vijayanand, Additional Chief Secretary Ms. Nalini Netto and Secretary, Administrative Reforms, Mr. Satyajith were also present.
The government that has proposed a just 1/3rd of the total seats to be filled through direct intake has assured that further discussions will be held when the guidelines for the state civil services will be framed. While the government assured their concerns will be taken care of, it also rejected their demand for a detailed study of the reform before implementation.
The KSA office-bearers have said that they will go ahead with their protests as the government has been showing a condescending attitude towards their concerns and ignored their representation that showed that the direct appointment scheme in Forest and Police departments have been a failure.