KalingaTV News Network
New Delhi: In a Major development, Narendra Modi Government has finalised a new cadre policy for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS) aimed at ensuring national integration in the country’s top bureaucracy.
As per the new policy, officers of all-India services will have to choose cadres from a set of zones instead of states. The officers of the three services are currently allocated a cadre state or a set of states to work in.
These officers may be posted on central deputation during the course of their service after fulfilling certain eligibility conditions.
Under the new policy, candidates can only select one state or cadre from a zone as their first choice. Their second, third, fourth and fifth choices have to be from different zones.
Zone-I contains Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram, Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana.
Zone-II consists of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha, while Zone-III comprises Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland will constitute Zone-IV, while Zone-V will have Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka,
The existing 26 cadres have been divided into five zones in the new policy proposed by the Department of Personnel.