Shortage of IAS agents in 26 states – The New Indian Express

Express press service

NEW DELHI: At least 26 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Tamil Naidu, Bihar and West Bengal , have fewer Indian Administrative Service (IAS) civil servants than the sanctioned force, at a time when India is the first country in the world where a single model, called “National Standards for Public Service Training Institutions” (NSCST ), was recently launched for the training of civil servants.

The number of IAS civil servants currently stands at 5,317 against a sanctioned workforce of 6,789. According to the data, among the sanctioned workforce of 6,789, 4,712 are to be recruited by UPSC while the rest via state public services. The discrepancy between sanctioned force and available force hampers policymaking and the implementation of national welfare systems in states. “In almost every state, an official holds the additional charge of more than two or three departments. So the officials don’t have enough time to go through the files,” said an official with the rank of chief secretary.

Although the Union government says it has started directly recruiting 180 IAS officers every year since 2012 following the recommendation of the Baswan Committee, shortages persist. According to personnel and training department data submitted to the Rajya Sabha on July 21, 898 IAS civil servants were recruited through a civil service examination from 2016 to 2020.

In 2020, BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh got the maximum of 15 IAS officers through the civil service exam, followed by AGMUT cadres with 14, West Bengal and TN with 13 each, Bihar and Maharashtra 10. Official data shows UP has 560 officers against sanctioned force. of 652. MP has 355 civil servants against sanctioned strength of 439, while Maharashtra has 341 against 415.

“Of a total staff of 5,317 civil servants, 3,862 are selected by UPSC and the remaining 1,455 come from state public services. Among the 26 states, UP has the highest number of officers recruited by UPSC with 387, followed by MP with 258, AGMUT with 235 and Maharashtra with 232,” an official said.

NEW DELHI: At least 26 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories), Tamil Naidu, Bihar and West Bengal , have fewer Indian Administrative Service (IAS) civil servants than the sanctioned force, at a time when India is the first country in the world where a single model, called “National Standards for Public Service Training Institutions” (NSCST ), was recently launched for the training of civil servants. The number of IAS civil servants currently stands at 5,317 against a sanctioned workforce of 6,789. According to the data, among the sanctioned workforce of 6,789, 4,712 are to be recruited by UPSC while the rest via state public services. The discrepancy between sanctioned force and available force hampers policymaking and the implementation of national welfare systems in states. “In almost every state, an official holds the additional charge of more than two or three departments. So the officials don’t have enough time to go through the files,” said an official with the rank of chief secretary. Although the Union government says it has started directly recruiting 180 IAS officers every year since 2012 following the recommendation of the Baswan Committee, shortages persist. According to personnel and training department data submitted to the Rajya Sabha on July 21, 898 IAS civil servants were recruited through a civil service examination from 2016 to 2020. In 2020, Uttar BJP-led Pradesh got the maximum of 15 IAS officers through the civil service exam. followed by AGMUT cadres with 14, W. Bengal and TN with 13 each, Bihar and Maharashtra 10. Official data shows UP has 560 officers against sanctioned strength of 652. MP has 355 officials against sanctioned strength of 439, while Maharashtra has 341 to 415. “Out of a total staff of 5,317 civil servants, 3,862 are selected by the UPSC and the remaining 1,455 are from state civil service. Among the 26 states, UP has the highest number of officers recruited by UPSC with 387, followed by MP with 258, AGMUT with 235 and Maharashtra with 232,” an official said.

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