The Govt of Nagaland did something recently which may be termed rather unusual. Whatever be the justifications, the state government’s act does not augur well for the federal polity.
The Govt of Nagaland is said to have declined to accept Indian Forest Service probationer Palve Vijay Triambak who was allotted the Nagaland cadre. Sources said the officer joined and served in the state for over three months and was also paid his due salary. But after three months, for the reasons best known to the state government, the state Environment & Forest Secretary wrote to the Director of the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy that ‘the state govt is not in a position to accommodate any new direct recruit IFS officers for the time being due to some technical problem in cadre management in the state’.
Similar situations are being faced by IAS and IPS officers in the state; in fact, they are rarely given field postings (Dy Collector& SP) encadred for them.
Further, it may be mentioned that from SP to the DGP, there are over three dozen posts for the IPS officers in the state. At the SP level alone, 19 posts are reserved for the IPS, but, currently, hardly five are with the IPS including state promotee officers. The remaining are with the Nagaland cadre service police officers.