It is IAS against IPS as the Roopa vs Sindhuri battle rages on social media

The hierarchies between various all-India services have begun to melt, leading to increased friction between them

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
D Roopa

Photo: ANI Twitter

Spats between members of the two all-India services, the Indian Administrative Service and the Indian Police Service, happen all too often now. Yet, by most reckoning, the intensity of the one currently raging in Karnataka between D Roopa, IPS, and Rohini Sindhuri, IAS, has rocked the officers from both services.
There have been other incidents, such as the one between Roopan Deol Bajaj, IAS, and KPS Gill, IPS, about 30 years ago over his unseemly behaviour (Gill was held guilty on charges of molestation by the Supreme Court). However, of late, the tussle between the two services has been less personal and more about their relative primacy. 
This has become intense as more officers from the central civil services have taken up senior-level posts in the ministries. The number of IAS officers serving as joint secretaries in the central government ministries is now less than 80. There are more than 250 such posts in the ministries, excluding

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 2:11 PM IST

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