Security challenges and their management in border areas; linkages of organized crime with terrorism.
Arunachal seeks new officer cadre
What to study?
For Prelims: Location of Arunachal Pradesh.
For Mains: Need for new officer cadre, challenges involved and ways to address them.
Context: Arunachal Pradesh is planning for a separate cadre of bureaucrats because of its cultural and topographical diversity.
What’s the issue now?
Presently, Officials and police officers posted in the State belong to the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, and are deputed for a minimum of two years and above.
Besides, there is no institutional memory as officers are transferred frequently. This affects governance, and benefits do not reach people.
The advantage of having a separate cadre is that they can understand the pulse of the local people well. The State has 27 major tribes and more than 100 sub-tribes.
Political parties enter office and go out, but a dedicated bureaucracy is essential for the State’s welfare.
Sources: the Hindu.