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Goa okays creation of separate AIS cadre, delinks from AGMUT1

In a landmark decision, BJP-led Goa government on Wednesday approved creation of a separate and exclusive cadre of All India Services (AIS) officers against ‘feudal’ attitude of Centre in postings, by delinking itself from the existing AGMUT cadre.

‘It (the decision) was necessary because Centre has been acting like ‘feudal lords’ by not taking the state into confidence while posting the IAS and IPS officers... The Cabinet on Wednesday adopted unanimous resolution for the separate cadre,’ Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.

As per the current system, IAS/IPS officers are allocated ‘cadres’ after their recruitment in service. There is one cadre in each State, except for three joint cadres: Assam?Meghalaya, Manipur?Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh?Goa?Mizoram?Union Territories (AGMUT).

‘It was resolved to request the Union government to forthwith take steps for formation of a separate AIS cadre for Goa state including determining the strength and composition of the cadre in consultation with the state government,’ the Chief Minister said. Goa has been sourcing officers from AGMUT cadre even after it was bestowed statehood in 1987.

Parrikar said the UPA government had been hesitant even to call the meeting of joint cadre management authority, which was necessary to discuss the concerns of the state.
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