Chandigarh, Nov 9: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ensure that the status quo in the Punjab and Haryana share in Chandigarh UT’s administrative posts is not maintained.
Seeking his personal intervention, the Chief Minister has requested Modi to advise the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, for early steps to maintain the ratio of 60:40 between Punjab and Haryana in filling up civil posts in the UT, as achieved over a period of time.
In his letter, Captain Singh mentioned that it was heartening to note that the Government of India (GoI) had agreed to keep in abeyance its notification of Sep 25, 2018, merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with Delhi, Andaman, Nicobar Islands Police Service (DANIPS), in response to his letter of October 1 this year.
The Chief Minister further pointed out that, currently, of the 14 IAS Officers posted in Chandigarh Administration, only three belonged to Punjab and two belonged to Haryana, with the remaining officers were from UT cadre.
Similarly, of the seven IPS Officers posted in Chandigarh, only one each belonged to Punjab and Haryana, whereas the remaining five were from UT cadre.(UNI)