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Arunachal seeks new officer cadre

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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.