DoPT has notified its new cadre policy athttp://persmin.gov.in/AIS1/Docs/cadrepolicy2017.pdf
It will be effective from CSE-2017 & IFoS-2017.
There is a novel method of dividing States/Joint Cadres shall be divided into the following five Zones:
i. Zone-I (AGMUT, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand,
Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana)
ii. Zone-II (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha)
iii. Zone-III (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh)
iv. Zone-IV (West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam-Meghalaya. . Manipur, Tripura and
v. Zone-V (Telangana. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala)
The candidates will first give choices for Zones and then indicate one preference of cadre for each Zone. The candidates will indicate their second cadre preference for every preferred zone thereafter. Similar process will continue till a preference for all the cadres is indicated by the candidate. It is to be noted that preference for the zones will remain in the same order and no change in the order of preference for the zones/ cadres will be permitted.
Kindly go through it and make your choices as UPSC will ask us to fill it for DAF soon.
(UPSC didn't get the choices filled in DAF as it was pending)@mods @root
Kindly make this an announcement so that CS Mains-2017 aspirants can benefit.