STATES DEMAND FOR SEPARATE IAS, IPS, IFS CADRE
A resolution has been taken by the Arunachal Pradesh assembly to form a separate cadre of IAS (Indian Administrative Service), IPS (Indian Police Service), IFS (Indian Forest Service) for the northeastern states.
Shri Pema Khandu, who is the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh said that “after 30 years of attaining statehood it is the right time we get a separate cadre so that development percolates down to all parts of the state in real sense”.
In March 2017, Mizoram had demanded a separate cadre and now it has adopted a resolution on it. Similarly, Goa had also sent the proposal twice. It was sent in 2011 to the Union Home Ministry. Both Mizoram and Goa was declared as a state in the year 1987. But since the Central government had not taken those proposals seriously so in 2014 the Goa assembly again sent those proposals to the government. Though the Arunachal assembly has adopted such a resolution recently, it has also been sending similar requests to the central government.
In the state assembly, Shri Prem Khandu said: “because of the absence of separate cadres the Central scheme could not be implemented and executed properly in the state as AGMUT officers come to the state for a short period and are not able to understand the tribal culture and sentiments “.
Moreover in a meeting highlighting the reason that why the state has not been able to rise to its full potential, he said it is because of lack of institutional memory and dedicated bureaucracy.
As per the new policy proposed by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the cadres have been divided into five zones. Zone 1 includes AGMUT, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana. A discussion on the zoning issue is fixed by the joint cadre authority of the union home Ministery on this November 3.
Moreover, according to a report, there is a new policy for cadre allocation in which all officers of all India services will have to choose cadres from a set of zones instead of states. The allocation will be on the basis of merit, preference and the vacancy in the category.