The special allowance, owed to the officers belonging to northeast cadres of all-India services whereas they are in fact working in the region, will be at the rate of 25 percent of their basic pay in addition to other allowances at current payable to them.
According to the reports, several hundred all-India services officials including of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Forest Service (IFS), as well as Indian Revenue Service (IRS) have been working in the 8 northeastern states under the Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur-Tripura, Nagaland, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram cadres.
A senior Tripura government official said that “The Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has recently launched the ‘Special allowance for officers belonging to northeast cadres of all-India services’ to encourage the officials to work with more commitment.”
The official said that “The young officers after joining in the all India services and while posted in the northeastern region become unenthusiastic after some years due to several reasons, including geographical isolation of many areas of the region.”
“To expedite the governance and implementation of projects and schemes, personal involvement of all India services and local cadres officers are crucial,” the official added.