Shortage of IPS Officers

There is a shortage of IPS officers to deal with the security challenges across the country. As on 01.01.2010 the total in position strength of IPS officers was 3383 against the authorized strength of 4013. Cadre-wise details are as under:

State/Cadre Auth. Strength In-position Strength Shortage
ANDHRA PRADESH 226 185 41
AGMU 196 168 28
ASSAM – MEGHALAYA 172 124 48
BIHAR 193 153 40
CHHATTISGARH 81 76 5
GUJARAT 161 141 20
HARYANA 117 109 8
HIMACHAL PRADESH 75 64 11
JAMMU & KASHMIR 135 107 28
JHARKHAND 110 102 8
KARNATAKA 172 132 40
KERALA 142 115 27
MADHYA PRADESH 291 215 76
MAHARASHTRA 236 208 28
MANIPUR -TRIPURA 121 102 19
NAGALAND 60 37 23
ORISSA 159 99 60
PUNJAB 144 112 32
RAJASTHAN 193 154 39
SIKKIM 32 32 0
TAMIL NADU 236 196 40
UTTAR PRADESH 404 346 58
UTTARAKHAND 60 58 2
WEST BENGAL 297 226 71
IPS officers of 2009 Batch, presently under training in NPA. NA 122 NA

Total

4013

3383

630

In order to increase the number of IPS officers, as per requirement and in the light of the recommendations of the Kamal Kumar Committee, the strength and composition of the State Cadres has been reviewed and the total cadre strength has been raised to 4730. The annual batch size of regular recruits has been increased to 150 from 130 earlier, from 2009 onwards

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Maken in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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