Posted on 25/03/2017
India is facing a shortage of IAS and IPS officers. There is shortage of over 1,400 IAS and 900 IPS officers in the country. Interestingly, this year UPSC released civil services notification that government will hire only 980 officers, the lowest in the past five years.
At present, the nation has 4,926 officers of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) while the total sanctioned strength of 6,396 as informed by the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh in Lok Sabha.
In a written reply, the Minister informed that in terms of vacant posts, Bihar has the highest number with 128 vacancies followed by 117 in Uttar Pradesh and 101 in West Bengal.