Cabinet Decisions by Govt of Arunachal in 2022

15 Sep 2022

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu chairs the regular monthly cabinet meeting in the presence of various important stakeholders of the state. The regular cabinet sitting occurs as a one-day meeting but sometimes can extend to twice or thrice in a month to enable faster decision and policy-making for speedy development.

Following are highlights of the key decisions undertaken by the administration so far:


On the auspicious occasion of Arunachal Pradesh’s Golden Jubilee Celebration, the Honourable Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu chaired the State Cabinet meeting at Ziro.

The key decisions taken up were:

-The first Lt Governor of Arunachal Late Shri KAA Raja to be posthumously conferred with Arunachal Ratna (state’s highest recognised award). The award was presented to his family on the occasion of the 36th Statehood Day ceremony on 20th February 2022 at Yupia stadium for extraordinary contributions to the socio-economic and administrative development of the State.

-Financial support of Rs 1 lakh each to top 500 performing women Self Help Groups(SHGs) and Rs 2 lakhs as capital support each to 300 primary level federations for procurement of goods and transport vehicles.

-To formulate a district-level good governance index for all round development and ease of living of the citizens.

-50 Government Schools to be developed as ‘Golden Jubilee Model Schools’ at an estimated cost of Rs 500 Cr.

-To complete and inaugurate 365 physical infrastructure projects within this Golden Jubilee year period.

-Golden Jubilee Merit Award, (Rs 2 lakh cash prize) to students from Arunachal securing admissions in IITs, IIMS, NLUs and AIIMS.

-Arunachal Pradesh Infrastructure Financing Authority to meet the development needs of the State.

-Under the ‘Golden Jubilee Border Village Illumination Programme’, 50 stand-alone mini and micro hydel to be developed near international borders with a project cost of Rs 200 Cr.

-An additional fixed deposit of Rs 5000 as a top-up amount over the existing Rs 20000 under the ‘Dulari Kanya Scheme’ to the ‘Golden Jubilee Daughters’ born between 20 Jan 2022 – 20 Jan 2023, and are fully immunized.


 Key decisions:

-Creation of 65 posts of Assistant Professors for Government colleges.

-Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) schemes for employees of Arunachal Pradesh Industrial Development & Financial Corporation Ltd (APIDFC) and Donyi Polo hotel.

-Long pending land acquisition cleared for Murkongselek to Pasighat railway line.

-An action plan for the timely implementation of budget announcements was approved.

-Timely and 100% Saturation of Important public-oriented CSS resolved.


Key decisions:

-Arunachal Pradesh startup policy 2022-23 was approved.

-Granting of special grade designation to police personnel from the level of constable to head constable in the police department for those who had rendered continuous service of 20 years or more.

-Creation of two new circle headquarters at Nafra sub-division and another two at Dirang sub-division.

-Regularization of contractual TGTs recruited under erstwhile RMSA against the existing promotional vacant posts of 118 under secondary education.

-Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme to all teachers at par with other employees of state government.

-Common exam scheme for direct recruitment of junior engineers and analogous posts under various engineering departments to be conducted by APPSC.

-In line with the Pakke tiger reserve ministerial declaration, the 2047 cabinet decided to formulate a time-bound comprehensive plan for a plastic-free Arunachal Pradesh.


Highlights of the meeting:

-Hon’ble Chief Minister reviewed the situation on disaster management owing to incessant rains and issued directions for timely advisories, relief, evacuation and assistance.

-The cabinet decided to cancel all officiating/functional appointments on an out-of-turn basis in all the government departments with immediate effect.

-The cabinet resolved that all lower-level functionaries should immediately return to their original substantive jobs (from which they had been temporarily promoted to higher positions on an official or functional basis).

-The cabinet reviewed the ad-hoc/officiating/functional appointments, which were done on a seniority basis but without any official departmental promotion committee (DCP) meetings.

-Requisition for positions falling under the direct recruitment category must be addressed straightaway to the Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission or the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board, depending on the situation,  and as per the rules currently in effect.

-If any Group C contractual employees were hired before the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board Act, 2018 (and rules formulated thereunder) went into effect, the chief secretary would evaluate the situation and take any additional necessary action.

-Approved the amendment of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APPSCCE) Rules, 2019.


Decisions under the Department of Health & Family Welfare:

-Restructuring of Health Facilities in the State vis-a-vis Indian Public Health Standards Guidelines and Human Resource distribution as per IPHS norms to these categories of Health facilities.

-Development of a State HR Index and Transfer Policy linked to IPHS norms toward the rational development of Health Human Resources in the State.

Decisions for reformation of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC):

-A high-level Ministerial Committee will be constituted to examine if Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) is to be made a prerequisite for appearing in exams conducted by Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC).

-A compulsory regional topics on Arunachal Pradesh (specifically) and Northeast India, in general, are to be included in the Syllabus for different examinations.

-The grievance redressal mechanism will be strengthened in APPSC.

-Provisions regarding marks in various subjects and the number of persons to be called for interview will be amended and would be aligned with prevailing rules governing the selection by UPSC.


Decisions made under the Department of Land Management:

-Approved manual for land acquisition to streamline the process and to provide step-by-step instructions to be followed by land acquisition authorities including the formats to be used for all communication.

-Rate of land acquisition for road projects notified earlier on 26th November 2011 revised.

-Land classifications are streamlined and the entire process is made user-friendly to protect the interest of the landowners and to avoid complications and delays in land acquisition.

-The government also approved a manual for land acquisition to make it convenient for the citizens and users.

Decisions made for Healthcare Services:

-Establishment of Intensive Care Units (ICUs), Paediatric Care Units (PCUs) in Arunachal Pradesh

-Cabinet approved the naming of the under-construction Greenfield Airport as Donyi Polo Airport, Itanagar.

-Approved guidelines on the adoption of Anganwadi Centres by individuals, organizations, business houses and corporate bodies.

7.   Key decisions are undertaken on 26th August for the Departments of Agriculture, Legislative, Law & Justice, Tax & Excise, and Town Planning:

-Amendment of Recruitment Rules (RR) 2019 for Agriculture Development Officer (plant protection) by deleting ‘accredited under ICAR’ and amending education qualification as ‘B.Sc. (Agriculture)’ from any recognized university”.

-Amendment of Arunachal Pradesh Civil Court Bill, 2021.

-Enactment of Arunachal Pradesh Goods and Services Tax (1st Amendment) Bill, 2022.

-Approved Arunachal Pradesh Tenancy Bill 2022 (Draft) for creating a vibrant, sustainable and inclusive rental housing market in the State.

Development is a continuous process. It requires time, effort and planning to accomplish a big goal but all it takes is one step at a time. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh aims to bring comfort and harmony to its citizens as well as make Arunachal Pradesh one of the most sought-after and recognisable regions in the nation and globally.

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