Union Home Secretary chairs 2nd meet of JCoS

Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla Tuesday chaired the second meeting of Joint Committee on Service matter (JCoS) for Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

B V R Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary, J&K; Umang Narula, Advisor to Lt Governor, Ladakh alongwith administrative Secretaries of Home department, General Administration Department and Forest, Ecology & Environment department participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, it was informed that Union Ministry of Home Affairs has received cadre review proposals in respect of all three All India Services (AISs) – Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Forest Service (IFS) and the same were being expedited for early notification.

As per the revised proposals, the cadre strengths of IAS, IPS and IFS have been proposed as 191, 154 and 106, respectively, excluding posts in Ladakh.

It was mentioned that an extensive exercise was underway to formulate transfer policy of UT officers to Ladakh, which will be shortly finalized.

It was further revealed there will be special package of incentives to be given to the employees who will be posted in Ladakh.

Further, with regard to career progression of UT officers, it was informed that eligible officers will soon be inducted into IPS and IFS, respectively.

The Ministry of Home Affairs asked for early resolution of seniority issue in the Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Service for inducting the eligible officers to IAS.

The meeting also discussed matters relating to interim cadre strengths of All India Services as well as State Services of both the Union territories, proposal of split of officers, promotion of officers of AISs, transfer/deputation of non-All India Services and UT officers between the two UTs.