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Arunachal to Soon Have Two Divisional Commissioners

Arunachal to Soon Have Two Divisional Commissioners
May 19
16:58 2017

In order to make the law and order management of the state effective, Arunachal Pradesh cabinet has approved functioning of two divisional commissioners in the state. The cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday approved functioning of divisional commissioners with location headquarter at Namsai for eastern division and for western division it would function temporarily from Yupia till a permanent site is finalized.

“The east and west divisional commissioners will be delegated with administrative as well as financial powers and functions,” said state government spokesperson Bamang Felix, adding, “A committee headed by deputy CM Chowna Mein for eastern division and Land Management minister Nabam Rebia for western division will recommend the modalities for shifting of offices of all other departments.”

Felix further informed that the committee would submit the report by June 30.

Besides, the cabinet also approved for amalgamation of Finance and Planning department which would be known as Department of Finance and Investments and would be headed by Development Commissioner Finance, Planning and Investment.

Subsequently the allocation of business rules would stand amended and the same would be notified by the General Administration and Administrative Reforms department.

“Cabinet has also approved upgradation of five Arunachal Pradesh Civil Service (APCS) (Administrative Grade) posts to three posts of APCS (Super Time Scale) and two posts of APCS (Senior Admin Grade),” Felix stated, adding, “Encadrement of seven existing posts of directors, four existing deputy resident commissioners, registrar and deputy registrar of Arunachal Pradesh Information Commission (APIC) into APCS will be made for smooth administration of the state government.”

Felix mentioned that creation of Border Affairs Director, Director (IT), three additional resident commissioners, deputy resident commissioner for Mumbai and deputy secretary for CMO would be made from APCS cadre for smooth administration.

The cabinet approved renaming of Tomo Riba State Hospital to Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences Hospital (TRIHMS Hospital).

The cabinet also decided to transfer all the establishment at Kolkata, Mumbai, Shilong, Guwahati, Jorhat, Tezpur (except Mohanbari) including government allotted land, assets and infrastructure outside the state under the administrative control of the General Administration Department.

“Besides, in a another significant decision, the cabinet gave positive nod to free chemotherapy scheme- a much relief to cancer patients, by approving the proposal for MoU with Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai for cheaper medicines to provide free chemotherapy in TRIHMS which is schedule to be launched by June,” revealed Felix.

The cabinet approved that there would be a need to bring a suitable amendment in Trade Licence policy which protects the interests of tribals while being compliant with GST Law, “A committee headed by Development Commissioner will chalk out means to ease out the issues arising out of migration of traders to the GST regime.”


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