The Jammu and Kashmir cadre of Indian Police Service, Indian Administrative Service and Indian Forest Service was on Thursday formally merged with the Union Territory cadre by an ordinance issued by the federal government.
The ordinance signed by the President Ram Nath Kovind, amending part 13 and 88 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act 2019, and issued by the ministry of regulation acknowledged that the members of IAS, IPS and IFoS for the present cadre of Jammu and Kashmir will now turn into a part of AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre.
The officers from these UTs can now be positioned in J&Ok and vice-versa.
In response to the ordinance, “all future allocations of All India Companies for the UT of J&Ok and UT of Ladakh shall be made to AGMUT cadre for which obligatory modifications could also be made in corresponding cadre guidelines by the Centre”.
This J&Ok cadre of All India providers had stopped inducting new officers after the federal government had recategorised the erstwhile state into two UTs – J&Ok and Ladakh after scrapping Article 370, which gave the state considerably particular standing, on August 5, 2019.
The merger of J&Ok cadre into AGMUT was delayed until now as officers had sought clarification on seniority and nature of posting and many others, based on an official on the Centre. J&Ok is taken into account to be a ‘onerous posting’ for presidency officers.
The ordinance will pave the best way for officers from Delhi and different UTs to be posted as District Magistrates, Superintendents of Police, or Director Basic and different vital capacities.
It isn’t clear but whether or not this variety of officers who may be posted in J&Ok from different UTs might be restricted and what would be the length of their time period.
The foundations concerning the tenure length and many others might be included within the guidelines, which might be ready by the ministry of house affairs (MHA).