Several IAS, IPS officers on central deputation may return to home cadre
Srinagar, Jan 09: After merging J&K cadre officers with Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT), a major reshuffle of top bureaucrats is on the cards with many officers who are on central deputation may be repatriated to Jammu and Kashmir.
The Centre on Thursday merged Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS, IPS and IFS officers with that of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT), also called the Union Territory cadre, through an ordinance.
The move will allow officers posted in these states and UTs to work in J&K and vice versa.
Top sources in the administration said the government is set to make a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy at the top level in J&K.
“Many senior IAS and IPS officers are likely to be transferred. Top officers, who are holding major departments in the administration, may also be transferred,” they said.
Sources said Lieutenant Governor Manoj Singh recently also discussed with Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the reshuffle in J&K.
They said many IAS and IPS officers who are on central deputation will be repatriated to J&K.
According to sources, the central and J&K government is likely to rollout key development projects in the UT, which may require additional administrative support.
Among the key proposals under government’s consideration to fill vacant administrative posts in J&K also include bringing back officers on deputation to the Centre.
Sources said the Union government has agreed to direct the senior bureaucrats who have completed their deputation at the Centre to return to cadre instead of seeking an extension which requires the state’s no objection certificate.
They said that several top bureaucrats who are holding principal secretary posts will be transferred.
“Some IAS and IPS will also be brought from states of AGMUT,” they said. (KINS)