Are Arunachal and Ladakh ‘punishment’ postings for bureaucrats?

News 31.05.2022

Bureaucrat couple Sanjeev Khirwar and Rinju Dhugga, accused of forcing athletes at a stadium in Delhi to wind up their training early in order to walk their dog, were shunted out of Delhi. The Ministry of Home Affairs transferred the former to Ladakh and the latter to Arunachal Pradesh. The transfer of the duo – both 1994-batch Indian Administrate Service officers of the joint AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre – was perceived as ‘punishment posting’, triggering resentment that the country’s northernmost and north-easternmost regions are treated as dumping grounds for errant officers. (Read More)

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