Shortfall in the number of officers in the IAS and IPS

Government has increased the annual intake of IAS officers to 180 through Civil Services Examination (CSE) till CSE-2021
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)

LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3362
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2022)

SHORTAGE OF IAS OFFICERS

SHORTAGE OF IAS OFFICERS
3362. SHRI HIBI EDEN

Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government has formulated any strategy to make up the shortfall in the number of officers in the IAS and IPS and if so, the details thereof including the sanctioned strength of IAS officers against the actual number of officers in the cadre at present, State/UT-wise;

(b) whether the Central Government had sent a letter to all the State Governments seeking their opinion on the proposed amendment of the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954 and if so, the details thereof including the summary of assent/dissent responses received so far, State/UT-wise;

(c) whether the Central Government is planning to acquire for itself overriding powers to transfer IAS and IPS officers through central deputation and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the proposed amendment is a bid to subvert the States’ authority guaranteed by

the Constitution and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE 

(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): The Government has increased the annual intake of IAS officers to 180 through Civil Services Examination (CSE) till CSE-2021. The Government has also constituted a Committee for recommending the intake of Direct Recruit IAS officers every year through CSE from CSE- 2022 to CSE-2030. As far as IPS is concerned, intake of IPS (RR officers) through CSE (Civil Services Examination) has been increased from 150 to 200 w.e.f. CSE-2020. Further, filling up of vacancies  through  induction from State Services is a continuous process and Selection Committee Meetings are held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with the State Governments.

The details of strength of IAS officers of various cadres, represented as Total Authorized Strength, which comprises of Senior Duty Posts (SDP), Central Deputation Reserve (40% of SDP), State Deputation Reserve (25% of SDP), Training Reserve (3.5% of SDP), Leave Reserve & Junior Reserve(16.5% of SDP) and those in-position as on 01.01.2021 are as following:

S.NO.

Cadre

Total Authorized Strength

In- Position

1

Andhra Pradesh

239

194

2

AGMUT

403

316

3

Assam-Meghalaya

263

187

4

Bihar

342

248

5

Chhattisgarh

193

156

6

Gujarat

313

250

7

Haryana

215

181

8

Himachal Pradesh

153

122

9

Jammu & Kashmir

137

59

10

Jharkhand

215

148

11

Karnataka

314

242

12

Kerala

231

157

13

Madhya Pradesh

439

370

14

Maharashtra

415

338

15

Manipur

115

87

16

Nagaland

94

59

17

Odisha

237

175

18

Punjab

231

180

19

Rajasthan

313

241

20

Sikkim

48

39

21

Tamil Nadu

376

322

22

Telangana

208

164

23

Tripura

102

61

24

Uttarakhand

120

89

25

Uttar Pradesh

652

548

26

West Bengal

378

298

(b) to (d): The Cadre Rules of all three All India Services viz IAS, IPS and IFoS contain provisions governing the central deputation of AIS officers. However, State Governments have not been sponsoring adequate number of officers for central deputation. Accordingly, in terms of the provisions contained in Section 3 of All India Services Act, 1951, comments have been sought from States/UTs on a proposal to amend Rule 6(1) of respective cadre rules.


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