Shortage of almost 1500 IAS officers in India claims Government

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There is a shortage of nearly 1,500 IAS officers in the country, the government said on Wednesday. According to Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh written reply to Loksabha Officers in position as on January 1, 2017, is 5,004 against the total authorised strength of 6,500 — vacancy of 1,496,Giving state-wise details, the minister said that Uttar Pradesh has 515 officers against the total authorised strength of 621.

Bihar has 243 IAS officers, West Bengal 277, Madhya Pradesh 341 and Kerala 150 against the total authorised strength of 342, 359, 439 and 231, respectively. Tamil Nadu has 289 officers, Rajasthan 243, Jharkhand 144 and Haryana 155 against the strength of 376, 313, 215 and 205, respectively, Singh said .

A parliamentary committee has recently expressed “serious concern” over persistent shortage of IAS officers and strongly recommended that all efforts be made to fill these vacancies. “The Committee notes that almost all the key and strategic positions under the Union as well as the states are being manned by the IAS and persistent shortage in the IAS officers ultimately affects governance in the country”.”serious concern over persistent shortage of IAS officers and strongly recommends that all efforts be made to fill these vacancies,” the panel had said in its report submitted in Parliament.

The reason can be people have started preferring corporate job rather than these fields. Due to rapid globalisation, opportunities in corporate sector have exceeded far more than of earlier times when Indian economy was less open .

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