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Ensure status quo on Punjab, Haryana share in Chandigarh posts

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has urged to ensure there is no change in the and share in the administrative posts of the Union Territory of

"The has requested Modi to advise the for early steps to maintain the ratio of 60:40 between and in filling civil posts in the UT, as achieved over a period of time," a for the said on Friday.

In his letter to the Prime Minister, said: "It was heartening to note that the Government of had agreed to keep in abeyance its notification of September 25, 2018, merging the posts of DSPs of Police with Delhi, Andaman, (DANIPS), in response to his letter of October 1 this year."

The Chief Minister pointed out that, currently, of the 14 IAS officers posted in Administration, only three belong to Punjab and two belonged to Haryana, while the remaining officers were from UT cadre.

Similarly, out of the 7 officers posted in Chandigarh, only one each belonged to Punjab and Haryana, whereas the remaining five were from UT cadre.

"Apparently, the ratio of 60:40 was also not being maintained in placing the officers in The situation is similar with respect to other categories of employees, such as teachers, doctors and other civil officers posted in Chandigarh Administration," Amarinder pointed out.

"Given the fact that the Government of had appreciated the need to maintain the ratio of 60:40... the imbalance created during the last few years needed to be rectified as well," said the Chief Minister.

He urged Modi to advise the UT not to curtail the role and responsibilities of the officers of Punjab and Haryana, as assigned to them in pre-determined ratio and posts.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:46 IST