Telangana gets 163 IAS, 112 IPS posts

The Centre has allocated 163 posts of IAS, 112 IPS and 65 Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers to the newly-formed state of Telangana.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014, 01:11 AM IST

New Delhi: The Centre has allocated 163 posts of IAS, 112 IPS and 65 Indian Forest Service (IFoS) officers to the newly-formed state of Telangana.
The composition of the three all-India services is based on a recommendation by a six-member committee headed by former Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) Pratyush Sinha.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued a notification defining cadre strength for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and IfoS.

With this order, Andhra Pradesh will have 211 posts of IAS, 144 of IPS and 82 of IFoS officers, it said.

Earlier, Andhra Pradesh had a total authorised strength for IAS officers of 376, 258 of IPS and 149 of IfoS.

Of the total of 163 IAS officers posts for Telangana, one each is for Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary, 10 for Principal Secretaries and 27 for Secretaries among others, the notification said.

Among the 112 IPS posts, one is for Director General of Police (DGP), five are for Additional Directors General (ADG), 13 Inspectors General (IG), 11 Deputy Inspectors General (DIG) and 31 Superintendents of Police (Sps).

For 65 IFoS posts, two are for Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), three for Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, five for Chief Conservator of Forests (CCF) and 10 for conservator of Forests among others, it said.

A committee was formed by the DoPT to make recommendations regarding determination of the cadre strength of IAS, IPS and IFoS for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Telangana, the country`s 29th state, was born on June 2 and has started functioning from that day.

The Parliament had given its approval on February 20 for the creation of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.