THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : The IAS Association, which met in Kochi on Saturday, decided not to move a resolution against Chief Secretary E K Bharat Bhushan after the top bureaucrat expressed willingness to discuss all issues with the association office-bearers on September 2.
‘’Since the Chief Secretary has expressed his willingness to discuss the issues with us on September 2, we have decided not to move a resolution against him. We are hopeful that all issues will be resolved,’’ said an office-bearer of the IAS Association.
However, junior IAS officers openly expressed their resentment against the Chief Secretary during the meeting. The junior officers accused the Chief Secretary of putting them under pressure on various policy matters. The issues regarding confidential reports were also discussed in the meeting.
The rift between Bharat Bhushan and junior IAS officers has widened recently after the Chief Secretary allegedly rejected the CR of IAS officer K Suresh Kumar saying that the former CM V S Achuthanandan was the proper authority to write the report.
Later, Bhushan was accused of adding negative remarks to the CR of IAS officers Tom Jose and Raju Narayanaswamy.