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The government has informed the Parliament that a total of 1,472 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, 864 Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and 1,057 Indian Forest Service (IFS) officers’ posts are vacant in the country.
The sanctioned strength of IAS officers is 6,789. The shortage for IPS officers is 4,984 and 3,191 for IFS officers as on January 1, 2022.
Of these, 5,317 IAS officers; 4,120 IPS officers and 2,134 IFS officers, respectively, are serving.
The government has increased the annual intake of IAS officers to 180 through the UPSC civil services examination (CSE) till CSE-2021. Further, a committee has been constituted for recommending the intake of direct recruit IAS officers every year through CSE from CSE-2022 to CSE-2030.
The intake of IPS officers through CSE has been increased to 200 from CSE-2020 while the intake of IFS has been raised to 150 in 2022. The Government also informed the Parliament that 91 candidates selected through the civil services examination in 2021 could not be allocated any government service.
Of the 748 candidates recommended by the UPSC on the basis of the civil services examination 2021, 91 candidates could not be allocated to any service till December 7, 2022. This was due to reasons such as limited preference, findings of medical examination, the unsuccessful claim of reserved category, and candidature withdrawn by candidates in accordance with the provisions of CSE Rules-2021.