New Delhi, Sep 27: For the
first time after the abrogation of Article 370, Centre on Friday approved the appointment
of an IPS officer from the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territory
(AGMUT) cadre to Jammu and Kashmir.
directed to convey the approval of the competent authority for appointment of
Sagar Singh Kalsi, IPS (AGMUT:2010) in Anti-Corruption Bureau, Jammu and
Kashmir on loan basis for a period of one year from date assumption of charge
of post” said Rakesh Kumar Singh, Under Secretary, on behalf of Ministry
of Home Affairs in a September 27, 2019 dated letter to Chief Secretary of Arunachal
therefore, requested that Sagar Singh Kalsi may be relieved immediately to
enable him to take up in new Assignment in ACB, Jammu and Kashmir,” the
Kalsi is the
first AGMUT officer after the merger of Jammu and Kashmir cadre into UT cadre.
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir cadre officers used to work for the state only and
couldn’t have been transferred outside the state except for central deputation.
government could not have transferred UT cadre officers to Jammu and Kashmir.
deals with all legislative and constitutional matters relating to Union
territories, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi.
functions as the cadre controlling authority of the Arunachal
Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMU) cadre of Indian Administrative
Service (IAS)/Indian Police Service (IPS) as also Delhi-Andaman and Nicobar
Island Civil Service (DANICS)/Delhi-Andaman and Nicobar Island Police Service
(DANIPS). Besides, it is responsible for overseeing the crime and law and order
situation in UTs.
The Centre on
August 5 had announced the decision to abrogate Article 370 of the constitution
which gave special status to Jammu Kashmir. It also announced the decision to
bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. (ANI)