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Government: Shortage of over 1,400 IAS, 900 IPS officers in Country apart from around 5500 Judges

March,22,2017:

Vacancies lying vacant
Vacancies lying vacant

4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as against their total authorised strength of 6,396 where as 3,894 IPS officers are working as against the total sanctioned strength of 4,802.

There’s shortage of over 1,400 IAS & 900 IPS officers in our country, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today.

There’re 4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as compared to total authorised strength of 6,396, leaving a vacancy of 1,470, he told in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The highest number of 128 vacancies are in Bihar, followed by 117 in UP & 101 in West Bengal, said Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

Similarly, 908 posts of Indian Police Service (IPS) officers are also lying vacant.  3,894 IPS officers are working as against total sanctioned strength of 4,802.

The highest no. of 114 vacancies exist in UP, followed by 88 in West Bengal, 79 in Odisha & 72 in Karnataka.

There’s shortage of officers of Indian Forest Service (IFS) as well. A total of 2,597 IFS officers are in India as against their authorized strength of 3,157- gap of 560.

The highest number of vacancies of IFS are in Maharashtra i.e. 46 followed by Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh & Odisha (45 each).

“The govt. has increased annual intake of IAS officers to 180 during last 4 years. Annual intake of IFS officers has been increased to 110 & of IPS officers to 150 from 2015 and 2009 examination respectively.

Parliamentary standing committee has recently expressed “serious concern” over such persistent shortage of IAS officers & strongly recommended that all the efforts be made to fill these vacancies.

Committee notes that almost all key & strategic positions under the Union as well as the states are being manned by the IAS & persistent shortage in the IAS officers ultimately affects governance in the country.

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