76 IAS officers opted cadre change from NE, JK

New Delhi, Jul 8: A total of 76 IAS officers have secured cadre transfer since January 2014, the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has said in response to a Right to Information(RTI) sought by Lucknow based activist Dr Nutan Thakur.
Of these, 24 officers got Cadre changed from the North Eastern states, while nine from Assam-Meghalaya cadre, 4– Manipur and Tripura and seven–Nagaland Cadre.
During these four years, three IAS officers got Cadre changed from Sikkim and six from Jammu and Kashmir. Interestingly, not a single IAS officer got his cadre changed to any of these cadres known as being tough and unattractive.
In contrast, a maximum of 12 IAS officers each got their cadre transferred to Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, while 8 IAS officers had Cadre changed to AGMUT Cadre, which includes Delhi and 7 IAS officers had their Cadre changed to Haryana.
Such a large number of IAS officers managing to get out of tougher states does not augur well for the nation, the RTI activist said in a statement.