IAS officers' body drops colonial-era reference from name

Greater Kashmir

Shedding the colonial tag, the Indian Civil & Administrative Services (Central) Association has been renamed as IAS Association, officials said on Monday.

They said the new nomenclature — which drops the reference to the colonial-era ICS (Indian Civil Services) — for the association of IAS officers highlights Indian ethos.

Housing and Urban Affairs Secretary Durga Shanker Mishra, also the President of the association, said the new name was unanimously decided at the association’s Annual General Body Meeting on Saturday.

“The name is symbolic, which aptly represents all IAS officers across the country. The change in nomenclature is a historic and significant decision as it will help in shedding the perceived baggage of colonial-era Indian Civil Service (ICS). The new name — IAS Association — also highlights the Indian ethos,” Mishra told PTI.