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Govt lobbying for separate IAS cadre: CM


Stressing on the need for separate IAS cadre for the State for an efficacious development and governance process, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said that the state government has been continuously lobbying with the Centre on the issue.

Khandu said this while meeting the members of the Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service Officers Association (APCSOA) here today.

The Chief Minister said strengthening of civil services is crucial as its effectiveness will form the strength of the development and governance process. Unbiased, honest, efficient and valiant civil service is the core of the executive that has the responsibility to effectively monitor and implement all government policies and programmes , he said.

Khandu said the state government will accord highest priority for welfare of the civil service officers. He said it is his responsibility and duty to ensure that the morale of civil service officers always remain high.

The Chief Minister also took note of the requests made by the association and assured to expedite timely submission of proposal for induction to IAS for state s civil service cadre so that promotion of lower grade is not affected.

He also had discussion on streamlining of APCS cadre grade posts and grant of time bound scales to APCS cadre as per Bagra Committee report.

Khandu assured to take cognizance of the report, which also recommends doing away with the rudimentary nomenclature of Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) with Assistant Commissioner.

The meeting also discussed the possibilities of young APCS officers taking the opportunities of working at state secretariat and in policy making too.

Regular conduct of DPC meeting was also key agenda in the discussion on which CM stressed for its timely conduct.

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