Bihar facing acute shortage of IAS, IPS officers

Patna,(BiharTimes): Bihar is facing acute shortage of IAS and IPS officers.

The sanctioned posts of IAS in the state are 326 with 70 reserved for central deputation. But at present, the state has only 230 IAS officials of which 29 are on central deputation which is also 41 less than the reserved quota.

Similarly, Bihar has a sanctioned strength of 231 IPS officers but currently only 183 are working and of them 26 are on central deputation as against quota of 40.

Reports said that the state may get 19 IPS officials this year. Eight posts from direct appointment are likely to be made for 2011, which are still awaited, and another eight for 2012. Three officials of Bihar Police Service are expected to be promoted to IPS rank.

Thus against the sanctioned posts, 96 IAS and 48 IPS officials are less in the state. Like 19 IPS the state government is hoping to get 23 IAS this year. Still many IAS and IPS posts would remain vacant.

At least 28 IAS officials are holding additional charge of two or more departments.

Besides, no fewer than 50 posts of promoted IAS are vacant and these posts are looked after by 38 officials. There is also a provision to promote engineers and doctors to IAS rank but since 2002, the promotion from these categories has not been made.

As if that was not enough senior IAS officials such as Ravikant, Afzal Amanullah, Deepak Kumar, Uday Singh Kumawat and others have proceeded on central deputation.




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