1. 12 PCS officers write to CM Yogi Adityanath, request relief from blue beacon ‘ban’

12 PCS officers write to CM Yogi Adityanath, request relief from blue beacon ‘ban’

The Chief Minister, at a presentation of different departments, decided that the ban on the use of red and blue beacon lights will come into force from Saturday.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: April 23, 2017 3:53 PM
blue beacon, blue beacon in uttar pradesh, uttar pradesh blue beacon, blue beacon in uttar pradesh, up blue beacon The Chief Minister, at a presentation of different departments, decided that the ban on the use of red and blue beacon lights will come into force from Saturday (IE)

Citing law and order issues, 12 officers of  Uttar Pradesh’s Provincial Civil Services on Sunday requested Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to allow the use of blue beacon atop their vehicles, ANI reported. Issuing a notification on Saturday, Yogi Adityanath government had put a stop to the use of red and blue beacons with immediate effect. It also decided several cutbacks on security to VIPs. The Chief Minister, at a presentation of different departments, decided that the ban on the use of red and blue beacon lights will come into force from Saturday, news agency PTI reported quoting a government spokesman.

Also read | Every Indian is VIP, red beacons should have gone a long time ago: PM Narendra Modi

However, the government has allowed the use of beacons for emergency services like fire brigade, ambulances, vehicles of armed forces and police. The order was issued in view of a similar decision by the Union cabinet, the spokesman said. Also, a decision has been taken to reduce the number of personnel of other forces deployed on VIP security duty, he said. The chief minister congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the step and said it will help in ending the VIP culture in the country and give a relief to common people.

In a major step, Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet ordered a ban on the use red beacons from 1st May. After the decision,  PM Modi on said this step should have been taken a long time ago. Retweeting one of the tweets speaking about the government’s decision, PM Modi said that he was glad that a strong beginning had been made. He further reacted to another tweet and said that every Indian was special and a VIP. The PM also said that these symbols were out of touch with the spirit of a new India.

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    Indian Public
    Apr 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    Bureaucrats in India will never change. Now Indian government (PM Modi ji) has taken decision for abolishing ‘VIP culture’ in India, the initiative is appreciable. Nonetheless, the bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh want the VIP status by using the BLUE Beacon (including hooter). They are telling that they should be treated as ‘VIP’ while performing Law/ revenue related duty. This mindset of BUREAUCRATS (IAS/PCS/Police Officers) would never change this India, in which the common m could find himself/herself close to ministers/ representatives/ officers/ bureaucrats. The demand from PCS/IAS ociation in UP to continue the ‘use of VIP/Beacon (read blue) symbol’ is against the democratic norms. We (as citizen) can hope that the new Rule to abolish ‘VIP’ status would be properly executed. Why these bureaucrats don’t find themselves easy with m es?, it is beyond understating.
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    Narendra Vasal
    Apr 23, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    This is a welcome step. Besides red and blue beacons on vehicles, there are many more perks, freebees sanctioned for the VIPs, which should also go. We the common people elect these persons as our representatives to run the administration of the country, but they behave as they are our masters, which they are not. They grant facilities for themselves and we, the people have to bear the cost of their luxurious lifestyle. It has become a fashion now to ask for high security. Why these people need so much security? If they really have so many enemies, and they feel that their life is at risk, they should hire security from private security agencies. Why should the highly trained personnel of army or para military forces be deplo for this purpose? PM Narendra Modi is moving in the right direction to remove this VIP culture, which is a legacy of the old aristocracy and British rule.
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