Aizawl, Mar 12: The recent Zoramthanga Cabinet meeting okayed a cadre review and agreed to create head of administrative departments or secretary posts for MCS officers.
As a result, the existing one secretary post for MCS will become three while that of the additional secretary will increase to four from three. This will create resultant vacancy which in turn will result in better promotion chances for junior MCS officers, a government official statement said today.
It also resolved to create one secretary post each for Mizoram Secretariat Service (MSS) and Mizoram Finance&Account Services (MF&AS) and another one additional secretary post each for them.
Moreover, the Cabinet meeting forwarded the proposal to create independent IAS cadre for Mizoram to separate it from the AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre.
A consultation with the home ministry's cadre review in in progress for this, the source said. As per the proposal, the authorised cadre strength will be 60, the sources said adding that the bigger the (IAS) cadre the wider the chances for the serving MCS officers.
The Cabinet also approved power&electricity department's proposal for re-structuring of the department. As a result, the department to be headed by engineer-in-chief will have two chief engineers, four S E (electrical) posts and one S E (civil) post will be created. Additional posts for EE and AE will also be newly created.
The P&E department will, however, surrender the present 49 posts for creation of the said 19 new posts. The E-in-C will handle overall supervision or coordination while one CE will manage system operation and another CE will look into distribution works, official sources said.
The cabinet also approved creation of department of information technology and decided to amalgamate the ICT wing now under the planning department and industries department's electronics&IT wing into one under this new department.
Apart form this, the cabinet meeting also resolved to create as many as 26 new posts for setting up of municipalities including chief executive officer, secretary, town&country planner, executive engineer, medical officer, finance&accounts officer and other supporting staff.
The meeting also approved the Aizawl Development Authority Building Regulation, 2008, that demanded prior permission for construction of houses from the concerned ADA authorities.