Separated at birth: UP, Uttarakhand staff may get last chance to change cadre

A committee set up by the Centre to look into the requests for change of cadre will meet in December after which it will be wound up.

lucknow Updated: Nov 04, 2017 18:24 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh,Uttarakhand,Staff
Chief ministers Yogi Adityanath of UP and Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand — both of whom hail from Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand — on April 10, soon after the BJP stormed to power in the two states.(PTI File Photo)

Around 500 officials and employees of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand governments will get their last chance to change the cadre to either state when a concerned committee meets in December to resolve issues pending since the creation of Uttarakhand from the former in 2000.

Some staff of Uttar Pradesh was sent to Uttarakhand during its creation, following which several personnel had raised requests to be transferred to either state.

The Centre had set up a committee to resolve issues pertaining to the change which will meet in December for the final time, following which the committee will be wound up.

Staff of either government has been asked to submit their requests by November 30, failing which their requests will not be entertained.

“The Union government wants to wind up a committee set up by the department of personnel and training (DOPT) to decide about the transfer of personnel. A last opportunity is, therefore, being given to the personnel who have been asked to submit a request about change of cadre,” a senior UP government official said.

Uttarakhand was carved out of the northern hilly regions of Uttar Pradesh on November 9, 2000, following which several issues, including transfer and distribution of personnel and resources, besides the settling of dues, have been pending between the two states.

So far, top officials of the two states have met a number of times, the latest being the one between chief ministers Yogi Adityanath of UP and Trivendra Singh Rawat of Uttarakhand — both of whom hail from Pauri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand — on April 10, soon after the BJP stormed to power in the two states.

Before that, the two state chief secretaries had met in New Delhi on February 2, 2015.

Other Pending Issues
  • Transfer of irrigation department land, Maneri Bhali project, power generated by Tehri Hydroelectric Development Corporation (THDC) and operation of UPSRTC buses.
  • Transfer of Uttar Pradesh Housing Development Board’s 25 projects
  • UP wants dues of Rs 6.76 crore. Uttarakhand government wants Rs 43.47 crore from UP
  • Division of about Rs 629.6 crore collected by food and civil supplies in undivided UP.
  • UP forest corporation has to pay Rs 173.28 crore to Uttarakhand forest corporation
  • UP irrigation department will transfer 37 canals situated in Uttarakhand for maintenance to the hill state
  • Construction of the Jamrani Dam

First Published: Nov 04, 2017 10:38 IST