Prof Saifuddin Soz, JKPCC chief, Thursday said that he sought UPA chairperson, Sonia Gandhi’s help for granting special exception in cadre allocation policy in favour of the J&K youth for a period of 5 years, and more so for the current batch of 11 candidates selected for IAS this year.
“During my meeting with UPA chairperson, I informed her that more and more youth are getting attracted to a path of peace and prosperity that needs to be maintained and promoted,” Prof Soz said.
Soz informed Sonia that from 1990 to 2009, Kashmir produced only 2 RR IAS and 2 IPS officers, the record number of 13 candidates, three of them women made it to the UPSC civil services 2012, with eight successful candidates from Kashmir valley alone.
“I told Madam Gandhi that I have made it clear to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that out of the authorized cadre strength of 133 for IAS only, 5 Kashmiris made it as direct recruits from 1960 to 2009,” he said.
“I brought it to the notice of Madam Gandhi that current cadre allocation policy of IAS, IPS & IFS ignores requirement to the J&K state and adequate number of insider vacancies are not being referred to DoPT.”
The Pradesh Congress chief asserted that the proposed exceptional treatment in cadre allocation Policy for J&K for a period of five years can reform the present imbalance in the system of administration.
“Madam Gandhi assured me of her support to the proposal with the Prime Minister,” Soz said.