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Induction of local officers in IAS under process: J&K admin

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Srinagar: The J&K administration on Monday said induction of local officers in the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is under process.

“Stagnation of Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service officers is being addressed. In last 2-3 months 200+ have got promoted. More in offing. Their induction into IAS is under process. In return all should dedicate themselves in the service of people wherever they are posted,” senior bureaucrat and Commissioner-Secretary, General Administration Department (GAD), Manoj Dwivedi, tweeted.

The induction process in IAS has come to halt since 2013 due to multiple issues, including seniority disputes and litigations.

The Centre’s “indecisiveness” over whether J&K will have 50 percent promotion quota or 33 percent at par with other states in  the IAS also affected determination of vacancies for induction since 2014.

In 2020, the Government of India worked out a ratio of 67:33 for All India Services, which means J&K will now get 67 percent IAS officers from direct recruits and 33 percent from promotion quota through induction of local officers in this service.

The authorised strength of erstwhile J&K cadre of IAS was 137. Of which 75 were direct recruits and 62 came from the promotion quota.

It is worthwhile to mention that Central government promulgated an ordinance on January 07 this year to merge J&K cadre of IAS, IPS and IFS with Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram, Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, popularly known as the UT cadre. (With inputs from KNO)

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