ITCSA appeals for early release of Alex Pal Menon IAS
On 21 April 2012, armed Maoists abducted the Chhattisgarh's Sukma District Collector Alex Pal Menon, a young IAS officer hailing from Tamil Nadu while on a visit to an inaccessible area. Menon was abducted from Majhipara village in Keralapal area, which is one of the highly Naxal-infested areas. He had gone to attend the Gram Swaraj Abhijaan(GSA) - a state government-run programme meant to promote greater coordination and connect between the villagers and administration. Menon is an IAS officer of the 2006 batch and married Asha Alex in October last and she is carrying for three months. He is one of the most committed and sincere officers in Chhattisgarh and has been working for the underprivileged sections. He is a good officer and has been doing his work honestly. Menon is the first Collector of the newly-created Sukma district. He was known to be pro-active in undertaking development work in the backward region. Infact he used to tell the grassroot-level government machinery during his visits to the remote locations of Sukma district that not take the excuse of Naxalism for not doing work.
ITCSA (Indian Telugu Civil Servants Association) is organizing a peace rally with candles on 23-04-2012 (Monday) at 7.pm near Narayana IAS study circle, Ashok Nagar, Hyd. In this regard all are requested to attend the rally and appeal the Naxals through media for unconditional release of Mr. Alex Pal Menon IAS without any delay.