With the ban on beacon light to individual use, PM have done a commendable job. It was really overdue. I know many dick and jack used to purchase it from their own money and fit it on their vehicle, though they are not entitled. Police is reluctant to check it for fear of repercussions. Now being banned altogether for personal use, that nuisance is over now. But it is not enough.
There is one more equally important area to be regularised which is also in my mind for long. That is the ILLEGAL use of IAS, IPS, etc. with the name of officials. It is not a military or educational distinction which can be conferred by the state and to be used as titles under Article 18 of the Constitution of India. It is only a service to which persons selected through the Union Public Service Commission. UPSC conducts several selection examinations throughout the year. These are meant for selecting persons to different posts. There is no pass or fail. Selection is limited to the number of vacancy. IAS/IPS etc. is not even the name of a post, but the initials of the service like INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE, INDIAN POLICE SERVICE. Therefore, use of such abbreviations along with the name in a deceptive manner is illegal and a fraudulent act.
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If the short form of the service like IAS/IPS can be used as titles with personal name, all Government Servants can also follow this practice of adding the abbreviations of their service no matter he is group A, B, C, or D since they belong to one or the other Service. Examples of abbreviations are:
- CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICE: CCS,
- INDIAN RAILWAY SERVICE: IRS
- INDIAN STATISTICAL SERVICE: ISS
- INDIAN ENGINEERING SERVICE :IES
- ETC, ETC….
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