UPSC News: New cadre policy for IAS, IPS and IFoS finalised by Govt.

 

With an aim of “National Integration”, the 26 cadres will be divided into 5 zones according to the new cadre policy and the new recruits should have to select among them, said one of the officials.

The Centre is setting up a cadre policy for IAS, IPS and Indian Forest Service Officers under which the officers can choose a zone instead of a state as their cadre according to the existing system. This move is aimed at “national integration” and the new cadre policy will divide the 26 cadres into five zones and the new recruits should choose from them.

The cadres included under the five different zones as per the new cadre policy are as given below.

Zone-I has seven cadres

Sl. No.

Cadre Name

1

AGMUT (also known as Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Jammu and Kashmir

2

Himachal Pradesh

3

Uttarakhand

4

Punjab

5

Rajasthan and Haryana

Zone-II

Sl. No.

Cadre Name

1

Uttar Pradesh

2

Bihar

3

Jharkhand

4

Odisha

Zone-III

1

Gujarat

2

Maharashtra

3

Madhya Pradesh

4

Chhattisgarh

Zone-IV

Sl. No.

Cadre Name

1

West Bengal

2

Sikkim

3

Manipur

4

Punjab

5

Tripura

6

Nagaland

Zone-V

Sl. No.

Cadre Name

1

Telangana

2

Andhra Pradesh

3

Karnataka

4

Tamil Nadu

5

Kerala

Candidates can select only one state/cadre from a zone as their first choice and their 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th selection should have to be from different zones. Generally, candidates select their home state as their first preference and the neighbouring states as their alternative preferences.

From the five zones of the new cadre policy, candidates who appear for the civil services examination should have to give their choices in a descending order of preference. The selection for the zones will be the same order and no change will be entertained there, as mentioned in the new policy. Candidates will get home cadre based on the merit, preference and vacancy.