‘Over 3,400 All India Services posts lying vacant’

More than 3,400 posts in various All India Services are currently lying vacant, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011, 19:09 PM IST

New Delhi: More than 3,400 posts in various
All India Services are currently lying vacant, the Rajya Sabha
was informed on Thursday.

According to a data provided by Minister of State for
Personnel and Public Grievances V Narayanasamy, a total of
3,456 vacancies exist in Indian Administrative, Police and
Forest services.

Of these, 1,589 are in Indian Administrative Service
(IAS), 1,477 in Indian Police Service (IPS) and 390 in Indian
Forest Service (IFoS), it said.
The authorised strength of IAS is 6,077, 4,720 for IPS
and 3,079 for IFoS.

"The Central government has increased annual intake of
All India Services officers under direct recruitment (DR)
quota. In promotion quota, prompt actions have been taken for
holding of Selection Committee Meeting for selection of State
Service officers to IAS/IPS/IFoS officers," Narayanasamy
added.

PTI