Centre deliberating over separate IAS and IPS cadre for Mizoram

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Dr Jitendra Singh

Union Minister for the Development of the North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said he had asked the Department of Personnel and Training to study the feasibility and implications of creating a separate cadre for All India Service officers like the IAS and IPS for the state of Mizoram.

Singh had communicated the same to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga when the latter called on him here.

The Chief Minister took up this request with the DoNER Minister to create a separate IAS or civil services cadre for Mizoram, which is at present a part of the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories, excluding the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) cadre.

Singh also conveyed that the two more Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, will also be made a part of the AGMUT cadre.

Zoramthanga also took up with Singh the issue of 10% financial assistance through non-exempt ministries and requested for a mechanism for dispensing the unspent balance.

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