Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today urged the Union Government to allocate at least 10 IPS officers to Odisha cadre on the basis of CSE-2017 to the State.
In a letter to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Patnaik said the allocation of 10 IPS officers would help in meeting the manpower requirement of the State at the supervisory level.
“The Ministry of Home Affairs have not allocated IPS officers to the Odisha cadre as per the requirement over the years. When the Ministry were requested for allocation of ten IPS officers on the basis of CSE-2014 as against 20 regular vacancies, it allotted only six officers to the Odisha cadre,” said Patnaik.
Patnaik said, “Similarly, it allotted four IPS officers each on the nasis of CSE-2015 and 2016 as against the requisition of ten officers each for the respective years.”
Out of 131 posts provided under regular recruitment category for the State, only 116 IPS officers are in position now, said Patnaik.
“Out of the 116 IPS officers, 26 officers are now on Central deputation. 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. As such, only 90 officers are in position in the State as against the total strength of 188 leading to 52% of vacancy as on January 1, 2018,” said Patnaik.