UPSC IAS Cadre Allocation 2020-2021 – UPSC has released UPSC 2020 cadre allocation list pdf on the official website. The IAS Cadre Allocation is the process of allocating zones and cadres to the candidates who have qualified in the UPSC Civil Services Exam. Candidates will be recruited to fill the category wise vacancies reported based on cadre allocation UPSC. There are UPSC Cadre controlling bodies who decide the breakup of vacancies into Unreserved (UR), Other Backward Castes(OBC), Scheduled Caste(SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Physically Handicapped (PwD) category wise vacancies. UPSC Cadre allocation policy is adopted which outlines how qualified candidates will be allocated to the vacancies reported under each of these categories. Candidates will be able to find the full UPSC cadre allocation procedure through this article.
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UPSC IAS Cadre Allocation 2020-2021
UPSC allocates candidates to different Zones and Cadres based on the preference of the candidate and also the category wise vacancies available within the Zones and Cadres. The allocation of candidates will also depend on the rank secured by the candidate on the UPSC Civil Services exam. In 2017 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and the Department of Personnel & Training released a memorandum detailing the Zone and Cadre allocation. Candidates who have successfully qualified in the UPSC Civil Services Exam should go through this memorandum thoroughly.
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UPSC IAS Cadre Allocation PDF
UPSC IAS Cadre Allocation Policy?
The UPSC Cadre allocation policy is the policy that outlines how qualified candidates will be allocated to the vacancies reported under each category. Candidates will be asked to carefully fill out their preference of Zones and cadres they wish to serve in. Then UPSC will allocate the candidates to fill the vacancies based on the candidate’s rank, category and also their preference list. Candidates should arrange their preference of Zones and Cadres in descending order of preference.
If candidates are not setting preferences for some zones/cadres it will be considered as no preferences. In such cases, the zones/cadres are arranged in alphabetical order and the candidate with the higher rank will be given the first zone/cadre. Since there are chances of two candidates having the same rank within the same category or same rank candidates having the same preference list, the UPSC Cadre allocation policy is adopted.
UPSC IAS Cadre Controlling Authorities?
UPSC Cadre controlling authority decides the vacancies in the different categories for different zones and cadres. For each division of Civil Services different Cadre controlling authorities will decide the category wise vacancies. The cadre controlling authority for each division of the Civil services are as given below:
- Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT)
- Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)
- Ministry of Environment, Forests Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
UPSC IAS State/Joint Cadre 5 Zones
The States or Joint cadres are divided into five zones. Candidates can set their preference of zones/cadres in descending order from the list given below. Once set UPSC does not allow any sort of alterations to this list.
|Zone||State Cadres within the Zone|
|Zone-I||AGMUT, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana|
|Zone-II||Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha|
|Zone-III||Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh|
|Zone-IV||West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura|
|Zone-V||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala|
Note that Jammu & Kashmir is removed since 2019 from the zonal classification. Check the notice given below:
UPSC IAS Cadre Selection
Candidates who have successfully completed all stages of the UPSC Civil Services Exam can select their Zone and Cadres of service. However, the allocation of the same will be dependent on the category, rank and preference of Zone and cadre of the candidate. Candidates should be extremely cautious while filling this preference list. Once submitted UPSC does not allow altering or rearranging of the zones and cadres. The five zones and the cadres is as given below:
How to Get Home Cadre in UPSC IAS?
Getting a home cadre is comparatively harder unless the candidate has a very high rank on the marital rank list UPSC CSE and the home cadre has vacancies that need to be filled in the candidate’s category. Candidates shall be given their home cadre on the basis of merit or rank obtained, preference set by the candidate and category wise vacancies. Candidates should make sure that the home cadre and the zone which includes the home cadre are the candidate’s first preference in their preference list.
IAS Insider Vacancy Mechanism
According to the UPSC IAS Cadre Allocation policy, the vacancies allotted are filled category wise. Candidates can utilize insider vacancies for serving in one’s home cadre. Insider vacancies are the ones that get filled first. The following procedure is adopted to fill the insider vacancies:
If a candidate of Unreserved or General category is not available to fill UR Insider vacancy then it will be filled by an insider ST candidate provided that there is an ST outsider vacancy for exchange. And if in any case either one (ST Insider candidate or ST Outsider vacancy) is not available then an SC Insider candidate will be considered given that a SC Outsider vacancy is available for exchange. If one of the two is not available then the same condition will be applied for OBC Insider candidates.
Similarly if an Insider OBC/Insider SC vacancy is not filled, an insider ST candidate will be considered and conditions will be the same as before.
Insider ST vacancy if not filled an insider SC candidate will be considered under the same conditions.
Steps of Cadre Allocation
Knowing the steps for UPSC Cadre Allocation will help the candidate in setting a good preference list. The three steps of cadre allocation are as given below:
(i) Candidates are allocated against category wise Insider vacancies available
(ii) Candidates who are eligible for allocation to their Home Cadre (subject to the exchange conditions mentioned in the 7th para in the official notification). Even after that if the vacancy is not filled then it is converted to an Outsider vacancy.
(iii) After this Outsider vacancies will be filled
IAS Cadre Allocation FAQs
Ans: If a candidate fails to add a preference list it will be treated as the candidate does not have a preferred zone and cadre by the Cadre Controlling authorities.
Ans: Yes, it is possible to get Home cadre however there are a few conditions for facilitating this. The first preference of cadre of the candidate should be home cadre and the zone containing home cadre should be the first choice in preferred zones. Candidate should have a high rank in the merital rank list and there should be a vacancy that remains open in the candidates category.
Ans: Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is the Cadre Controlling authority for Indian Administrative Services (IAS).