New Delhi: Dr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, launched the e-civil list-2019 of IAS officers on Monday. This is the 64th edition of the civil list and for the first time, the list contains photographs of IAS officers.
What is the IAS civil list?
The IAS civil list contains vital information pertaining to officers with respect to their batch, cadre, present posting, pay scale, qualification and superannuation with their overall cadre strength with search features. The civil list has been linked with ER sheets. The list has been designed through DoPT, which gives multiple search options to users. The
Department of Personnel and Training is the cadre-controlling authority of IAS officers and the civil list is prepared with the help of inputs received from state cadres. The e-IAS civil list is also available on the website of the ministry at http:persmin.nic.in under the link https://easy.nic.in/civilListIAS/YrCurr/StartCL.htm
‘A step towards Digital India’
While congratulating the DoPT for this initiative, Singh said that this is an important step and is in line with the Prime Minister’s priority to move towards digital functioning in the government. This is also in line with citizen-centricity in working as it provides information related to IAS officers in public domain which is accessible to users from anywhere. The minister added that other departments and ministries should also be encouraged to adopt this practice. Dr Singh emphasised that state governments should emulate this model to have a complete and systematic information about their respective state civil services officers.
How is the list going to be of help?
Commenting on the advantages of this civil list, Dr Singh said that it will also facilitate the Information Commissions as the information demanded by RTI activists about the officers is already in public domain that too with multiple search options. He added that DoPT being the HR wing of the government, will also facilitate research and comparative data analysis based on many parameters such as age, sex, educational qualifications etc.
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It will also assist in the human resource management of the government to ensure that the services of these officers are utilised to the best of their abilities, the minister said.
List contains info about 5,100 IAS officers
The Secretary, DoPT, Dr C Chandramouli, said that this list contains information about 5,104 IAS officers. He said that this will not only help in the day-to-day administration but also help in research, as a lot of demographics are available. He added that this is in line with PM’s emphasis on ‘Digital India’ and ‘ease of living.’ He said that by the end of this year, almost all departments will be on e-HRMS, which means information related to their service book, LTC, among others will be available electronically. This will also assist in predicting the number of vacancies, he added.