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Govt increased annual intake of IAS officers through CSE: Dr Jitendra Singh

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New Delhi: The government has increased the annual intake of IAS officers to 200 through civil services examination (CSE) till CSE-2021. The government has also constituted a committee for recommending the intake of direct recruit IAS officers every year through CSE from CSE-2022 to CSE-2030, Union Minister of State for Personnel Dr Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday.

"As far as IPS is concerned, intake of IPS (RR officers) through Civil Services Examination (CSE) has been increased from 150 to 200 with effect from CSE-2020", he said. Further, filling up vacancies through induction from State Services is a continuous process and Selection Committee Meetings are held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) with the State Governments, he added.

The details of strength of IAS officers of various cadres represented as total authorized strength, which comprises of Senior Duty Posts (SDP), Central Deputation Reserve (40 percent of SDP), State Deputation Reserve (25 percent of SDP), Training Reserve (3.5 percent of SDP), Leave Reserve & Junior Reserve (16.5 percent of SDP).

The cadre rules of all three All India Services viz IAS, IPS and IFoS contain provisions governing the central deputation of AIS officers.  However, State Governments have not been sponsoring an adequate number of officers for central deputation. Accordingly, in terms of the provisions contained in Section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951, comments have been sought from States/UTs on a proposal to amend Rule 6 (1) of respective cadre rules.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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