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The IRS cadre is going through a very difficult phase. We face a multitude of problems. While the IRS is the second (and first) choice of the latest entrants to the Civil Sevices, most of those entering the Service are unaware of these problems. Their choice is based on fundamentals : that the IRS is a premier Cadre in any developed country and hence would only grow in importance. But, the problems we face are hampering our efforts to grow. Some of these problems are of our own making, while those which are not, can be solved only by our efforts. I request you all to suggest solutions to these problems and tell us as to how you can contribute in mitigating them. These suggestions would be displayed for your comments so that they may be perfected and pursued by one and all. Written below is to start with, an indicative list of the Issues faced by the IRS cadre :-

  • Stagnation in the cadre (promotions)
  • Poor Infrastructure leading to poor effectiveness
  • Lack of administrative freedom
  • ...... and so on