Hyderabad: The Centre has `rationalised`
the Indian Police Service (IPS) cadre in Andhra Pradesh by re-
adjusting the Deputy Inspector General of Police-rank posts
even as it enhanced the posts of DGP, Additional DGP and IGP,
officials said today.
At the same time, the authorised cadre strength of IPS
in the state has been raised to 258 from 226. Andhra Pradesh
will now have three cadre posts of Director General of Police,
up from two; 12 of Additional DGP, up from 10 and 30 cadre
posts of Inspector General of Police, up from 20, they said.
The number of DIG-rank posts has been reduced from 27
to 24 as part of the cadre rationalisation exercise, while
those of Superintendent of Police-rank posts upped to 71 from
64. This takes the total number of senior duty posts from 123
to 140, an effective increase of 17, the officials said.
"For many years now, the IPS Officers Association has
been pleading with the Government of India to remove certain
posts of DIGs so that the cadre strength is rationalised on
par with the Indian Administration Service. The Centre has
finally conceded our plea by re-adjusting the cadre posts," a
top-ranking IPS officer said.
The latest cadre revision, however, leaves as many as
78 IPS posts vacant. Pre-revision, there were 46 vacancies out
of the total strength of 226. With the cadre strength going up
to 258, the number of vacancies has also shot up.