DANICS Officers Seek Cadre Review

IAS Prelims 2023

A delegation of DANICS (Delhi Andaman & Nicobar Islands Civil Service) Officers’ Association called on MoS PMO Dr Jitendra Singh and sought the intervention the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) for timely promotion and cadre review of their services.

The officers explained to the Minister how they were performing their duties in arduous and difficult situations, but feeling disillusioned because of delay in their career progression.

The officers also expressed concern about acute stagnation in DANICS services which, they alleged, not only leads to financial loss but also denies the opportunity to grow in career.

They alleged that, as against the prescribed 8 years, it is sometimes taking them as many as 28 years for induction into IAS.

The example of this, they pointed out, was that the 1989 batch of DANICS officers is still awaiting induction into IAS even as 2008 batch officers have also become eligible by now.

The officers complained that there is no career progression after 18 years, as a result of which, in the absence of timely promotions, many officers get superannuated in Rs.8700 Grade Pay itself without induction into IAS.

The worst affected, they alleged, were the SC / ST officers, some of whom joined the service late due to age relaxation available to them.