Govt: 1,777 IAS posts are unfilled

Govt: 1,777 IAS posts are unfilled

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) faces a shortage of about 30 per cent officers in the country.

Informing this to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy said of the 6,154 posts meant for IAS officers in the country, only 4,377 had been filled. “1,777 posts are lying vacant,” he said, adding that out of 4,377 officers in position, 3,392 were direct recruitment and the rest were promotees.

Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of vacant positions at 216, followed by Bihar with  128, followed by Madhya Pradesh (118), Rajasthan (112) and Jharkhand (100), he said.

“IAS officers are borne to the state cadres. They, however, serve the Government of India on Central deputation. Out of the total authorised strength of 6,154 IAS officers in the country, the Central Deputation Reserve (CDR) is 1,331,  enabling the IAS officers to serve Government of India on deputation. Of these, 675 IAS officers are in position as on April 1, 2012,” the minister said.

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