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189 posts of IAS, IPS allocated to J&K from AGMUT cadre

Last Updated on March 11, 2022 at 1:19 pm

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) issued notifications regarding allotment of senior duty posts to Jammu & Kashmir under the Arunachal Pradesh Goa Mizoram Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre.

65 senior duty posts of AGMUT cadre have been allotted to J&K in Indian Administrative Services, 70 in Indian Police Services and 58 in Indian Forest Services. J&K will have one post of Chief Secretary, six Principal Secretaries, one Chairman Special Tribunal, one Principal Secretary to Governor, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), one Principal Resident Commissioner, nine Commissioner Secretaries, two Divisional Commissioners and 20 Deputy Commissioners among others.

Posts of IPS and IFoS have also been mentioned separately in the DoPT notification. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the amendments have brought J&K at par with other States and Union Territories of the country.

At present, number of IAS and IPS officers from erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir cadre are now merged into AGMUT, are posted in Ladakh. Apart from them, officers of Jammu and Kashmir Administrative Services and Jammu and Kashmir Police services besides others are also deputed to Ladakh on deputation basis.
Besides, several officers of All India Services from different States and Centre have also been posted on deputation in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to overcome shortage of officers in the two Union Territories.