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Pema Khandu strongly reiterated for separate IAS, IPS, IFS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh

Chief Minister said due to absence of separate civil service cadre for Arunachal, the efficiency of state bureaucracy has been crippled.


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Chief Minister Pema Khandu today strongly reiterated for separate IAS, IPS and IFS cadre for Arunachal Pradesh stating that this will set the pace of development in the state to pick up.

Speaking during the BJP State Executive Meeting here at Jollang, Chief Minister said due to absence of separate civil service cadre for Arunachal, the efficiency of state bureaucracy has been crippled.

He said civil service officers posted from Delhi come to Arunachal for short duration. By the time the officer has understood the nitty gritty of the system here, he is transferred elsewhere taking with him wealth of knowledge causing huge institutional memory loss.

Such continuous drain of knowledge keeps the pace of work slow and hindered, said the Chief Minister. He also added that such hindrances in higher bureaucracy makes the officers at the directorate level to work according to their own whims and fancies without any sense of ownership and responsibilities.

Calling for such ineffective working culture to be destroyed forever, Chief Minister said if Arunachal gets its own separate civil service cadre, then sense of ownership and responsibility will prevail and also the institutional knowledge.

A resolution for separate civil service cadre for Arunachal was moved by Chief Minister, which was unanimously supported by all members present during the meeting.

Further sending a strong message to non-performing officers at the senior bureaucracy level, Chief Minister declared that he would not hesitate to invoke the provisions of 56J of the central service rules. Officers failing to perform will be made to compulsory retire or even terminated. This is to send good message across and whip up efficiency level in the bureaucracy, said the Chief Minister.

Chief Minister also declared that there is no commission system in works department, wherein huge percentage as commission is deducted by the department for release of payments to the contractors. Calling to spread the message that such deducting of money from contractor is illegal, Chief Minister asked the citizens to report any such malpractice directly to the Chief Minister’s Office for strict action to be initiated against the officers involved.

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