BJP adopts resolution for separate cadre for state

ZIRO, May 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its two-day state executive meeting on Friday adopted the resolution for creation of separate Arunachal cadre of officers of All India Services (IAS/IPS/IFS/ IRS).
“It has been the experience of the state that a major bottleneck faced in the development of the state was the lack of a dedicated higher bureaucracy,” said Chief Minister Pema Khandu while the political resolution was being debated.
In the last Legislative Assembly Session (March 2018), a resolution was unanimously passed to move the Government of India for creation of a separate cadre for Arunachal Pradesh.
Further, Pema reminded that with the conferment of statehood, transfer of all powers due to a state for full-fledged functioning was accorded.
However, the senior bureaucracy (All India Services) of the union territory (UT), which holds the key in taking up the administration, continued to function in the state. With small tenures, the officers of the UT cadre, despite best intentions, could not do justice to their work as they would be transferred to other segments of the cadre, the BJP said in a communiqué on Friday evening.
Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein highlighted the joint efforts of ‘Team Arunachal’ in achieving a “record breaking” GST collection.
PHE & WS Minsiter Bamang Felix also highlighted the determination of ‘Team Arunachal’ in curbing all the corruption -starting with handing over of the infamous PDS scam to the CBI.
Earlier, state president Tapir Gao called on the party workers to strive for over all development and not personal gains.
“If you think that you can get party tickets for elections then let me put the record straight. No individual has the authority to decide on the tickets as we have an election committee and parliamentary board that decides who needs to be elevated; depending on their work towards the party,” said Gao.
Gao also complimented the Pema-led government for its cabinet decision to route all the developmental schemes through the district development committee, led by deputy commissioners.
Ajay Jamwal, organizational in-charge for North East was also present in the meeting.