Pema calls for separate central employees’ cadre for Arunachal

ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Chief Minister Pema Khandu called for separate IAS, IPS and IFS cadres for the state at a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Presently, the state is under the combined AGMUT cadre which is a joint cadre for serving Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and all the union territories.
Officers of the AGMUT cadre serve for short tenures of two to three years depending on the officer’s seniority. Lack of institutional memory, adhocism in policies and programmes and the resultant latent chaos are some of the adverse effects, Pema reasoned.
He also discussed various issues pertaining to the Home Department of the state.
Singh assured all possible help and support to the state government.
The Chief Minister 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, Pema said and advocated for a separate cadre for the state.
The Chief Minister, during another meeting with Minister of State for Personnel and Training, Jitendra Singh also made the same plea.
The Home Minister and Jitendra Singh both assured to examine the matter.
In the course of discussion with Jitendra Singh, who is also the Minister of DoNER, Pema referred to the matters pending with the ministry and requested him for early sanctioning of the projects.
Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju also accompanied the Chief Minister during the meeting.