Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu has requested the central government to create a separate IAS and IPS Cadre for the state. Currently, the state is under the combined AGMUT cadre which is a joint cadre for serving Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and all the Union Territories.
Following a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi who assured him of sympathetic consideration of the issue raised by him, Khandu pointed out that “officers of the AGMUT cadre serve for short tenures of 2-3 years depending on the officer’s seniority. Lack of institutional memory, ad-hocism in policies and programs and the resultant latent chaos are some of the adverse effects.”
He also discussed with Singh various issues pertaining to the home department of the state, an official release said. Singh assured him of all possible help and support to the state government, the release added.
Khandu further said that in the absence of a dedicated bureaucracy, the state has so far not been able to rise to its full potential. “Therefore, in the interest of development of the state, it is felt that a dedicated bureaucracy will bring continuity in administration. Separation of Arunachal Pradesh from AGMUT is, therefore, a genuine and urgent need of the hour,” Khandu said and advocated for a separate cadre for the state.