Shortage of over 1,400 IAS, 900 IPS officers in India: Govt

New Delhi: There is a shortage of over 1,400 Indian Administrative Service (IAS), 900 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 560 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers in the country, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.


There are 4,926 IAS officers as against their total authorised strength of 6,396, leaving a vacancy of 1,470, he told Lok Sabha in a written reply. The highest number of 128 vacancies are in Bihar, followed by 117 in Uttar Pradesh and 101 in West Bengal, said Singh, minister of state for personnel, public grievances and pensions.


Similarly, a total of 908 posts of IPS officers are also lying vacant. As many as 3,894 IPS officers are working as against the total sanctioned strength of 4,802. The highest number of 114 vacancies exist in Uttar Pradesh, followed by 88 in West Bengal, 79 in Odisha and 72 in Karnataka. In Bihar, 43 posts meant for IPS officers are lying vacant as against the sanctioned strength of 231.

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