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Posted on Nov 12, 08:25AM | UNI
After a gap of five years, Uttar Pradesh IAS Association has been allowed to hold the annual three-day programme of 'IAS Week' from January 11, 2013.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today approved the dates of the IAS week when the members of the cadre will gather in the state capital to discuss different issues besides electing a new committee of the IAS Association.
Secretary of the IAS Association Parthasarathi Sen Sharma, who is also secretary secondary education, said the Chief Minister accepted the invitation to participate in the function during the IAS week.
The CM took the decision when a delegation led by acting president of the Association and state Agricuture Production Commissioner (APC) Alok Ranjan met him today.
Other members of the delegation were IDC Anil Kumar Gupta, Secretary Finance M Devraj and Association's treasurer Bhuvnesh Kumar.
Earlier this week, the UP IAS Association was revived with appointment of adhoc President and Secretary.
Senior IAS officer and Agriculture Production Commissioner (APC) Alok Ranjan was made the President of the Association while Mr Sharma became the secretary. Both appointments were on adhoc basis till the election of the new committee.
In its 100-year-old history, the IAS cadre has never faced the kind of suppression that it did during the previous Mayawati regime.
Ms Mayawati refused to give time for the annual general meeting of the IAS Association and anyone who spoke up was promptly punished.
The last annual meeting of the UP IAS Association was held in December 2006 when Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav was the chief minister.
The association had recently informed the Chief Minister about its plans to hold an annual general meeting and the latter gave a 'positive response' on the issue.
The Uttar Pradesh IAS Association has been headless for the past five years.