Khandu calls for separate IAS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh

During a interaction with APCSOA , Stressing for permanent bureaucracy in Arunachal, Chief Minister Pema Khandu called for separate IAS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh.


Itanagar

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today had a meeting with the members of the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association (APCSOA) to strengthen the civil service in the state.

During the interaction, stressing for permanent bureaucracy in Arunachal, CM called for separate IAS cadre for Arunachal and said the state government is continuously lobbying with the centre on the issue.

Chief Minister said strengthening of civil services is crucial as its effectiveness will form the strength of an efficacious development and governance process. He said unbiased, honest, efficient and valiant civil service is the core of the executive that has the responsibility to effectively monitor and implement all government policies and programmes.

Chief Minister said the state government will accord highest priority for welfare of the civil service officers. He said it is his responsibility and duty to ensure that morale of civil service officers always remain high. Accordingly Chief Minister taking note of the requests made by the association assured to expedite timely submission of proposal for induction to IAS for state’s civil service cadre so that promotion of lower grade is not affected.

CM also had discussion on streamlining of APCS cadre grade posts and grant of time bound scales to APCS cadre as per Bagra Committee report. CM assured to take cognizance of the report, which also recommends to do away with the rudimentary nomenclature of Extra Assistant Commissioner(EAC) with Assistant Commissioner.

The meeting further discussed on possibilities of young APCS officers taking the opportunities of working at secretariat and in policy making too. Regular conduct of DPC meeting was also key agenda in the discussion on which CM stressed for its timely conduct.

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