Mysuru: The State KAS (Karnataka Administrative Service) Officers’ Association has condemned the remarks made by Mysuru Kodagu MP Pratap Simha on Senior KAS Officer and Association.
In a press release issued here on Saturday February 18, KAS Officers’ Association has expressed that it was upset due to MPs remarks stating that Simha has spoken lightly about Karnataka Administrative Service and Senior KAS Officer V. R. Shailaja during a meeting.
“Karnataka Administrative Service is the only State Administrative Service in the country that has completed more than 100 years and has its own grand history. The service rendered by KAS Officers in the social and economic development of the State for more than a century is appreciated from all parts of the State and the nation. The KAS officers have been working very diligently till now and continue to lead the way in matters of speech and development.”
The release stated MP Simha’s remarks has pained and demoralised KAS Officers who have been serving in the State. Karnataka Administrative Service Officers’ Association strongly condemns such an absurd statement,” stated KAS Officers Association President Dr. Ravi M. Tirlapura.
“Pratapa Sinha, a responsible public representative and Former Journalist, needs to realise the contribution of the Karnataka Administrative Service Officers to the State. A service started by the Mysore Civil Service by Sir M. Visvesvaraya, Sir Mirza Ismail, Masti Venkatesa Iyengar, and Navaratna Rajaram. It does not suit a responsible MP to speak lightly,” the release stated.
The release added, “V. R . Shailaja is a senior KAS, efficient and honest officer. If there is any question about her working style, there are ten ways to raise it appropriately and inquire about it. Commenting lightly on working of Shailaja and unnecessary dragging of the Karnataka Administrative Service in his comments is not fair. The Association urges Simha to unconditionally withdraw the statement.