CM Naveen writes to Centre, demands allocation of 10 IPS officers

Bhubaneswar: Referring to largescale vacancy of IPS officers in Odisha, chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday demanded allocation of at least 10 officials on the basis of civil services examination (CSE)-2017 to the state to help in meeting the manpower requirement at the supervisory level.

Raising the issue in a letter to union home minister Rajnath Singh, the chief minister drew his attention to the fact that the ministry has not allocated IPS officers to the Odisha cadre as per requirement over the years.

When the ministry was requested to allot ten IPS officers on the basis of CSE-2014 as against 20 regular vacancies, it allocated only six officers, Naveen said and added it allotted 4 IPS officers each on the basis of CSE-2015 and 2016 as against the requisition of 10 officers each for the respective years.

The chief minister said out of 131 IPS posts  provided under regular recruitment category for the state, only 116 are in position. Out of them 26 officers are on central deputation, he said and added all the 57 posts to be filled up by promotion under rule 9 of IPS (Recruitment) Rules, 1954 have been lying vacant since 1995 because of legal complications.

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