Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet on June 29 gave its nod for the cancellation of all officiating/functional appointments on an out-of-turn basis in the state with immediate effect.
A meeting of the state cabinet chaired by chief minister Pema Khandu decided that all lower-level functionaries will be reverted to their original substantive posts (from which they were posted to higher posts on officiating/functional basis) without waiting for any further orders.
“Action taken report has to be submitted within 30 days by the secretary/head of the autonomous body to the chief secretary to ensure that the order has been implemented,” a CMO statement here said.
The cabinet also reviewed the ad-hoc/officiating/functional appointments, which were done on a seniority basis but for which no DPCs have been held. It was directed that in all such cases, DPCs shall be held within two months so that all posts shall be filled in accordance with the applicable Recruitment Rules/Service Rules.
Preparatory action will be taken in advance, including framing of RRs, in case these have not been framed to date and finalization of seniority lists for posts, which are feeder grade to promotional grade etc.
Further, requisition against posts falling under the direct recruitment category will be sent forthwith to APPSC/APSSB as the case may be, by prevailing guidelines. In case any Group C contractual employees were engaged before the coming into force of the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board Act, 2018 (and rules framed there-under) the same will be reviewed by the chief secretary for further necessary action.
The cabinet also gave its nod for the amendment of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) Rules, 2019 with changes of c ertaian provisions.
Under this amendment, physical standards and physical efficiency test amendments to the AP Police Service Rules were incorporated, and candidates with minimum qualifying marks in mains (written) will qualify for an interview in the prescribed 1:3 ratio and 45% in aggregate in mains no longer required to qualify for viva-voce test.
The cabinet approved necessary amendments in the physical standards and physical efficiency tests for both males and females in the Arunachal Pradesh Police Services Rules to ensure maximum participation and give more opportunities to the youth to join the police service.
With this amendment, long pending anomalies of physical standards for female candidates have been corrected.
The cabinet also reviewed the situation on disaster management owing to the recent incessant rains and directed the Department of disaster management to continue to monitor the situation, issue timely advisories through various mediums, evacuate people from all vulnerable locations, and provide immediate relief and financial support as per norms immediately.