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Former BSF ADG SK Sood claims that IPS officers prefer to avoid difficult assignments. He has the opportunity to take over the command of the district police in the post of Superintendent of Police in his state, and he does not want to leave. When they reach the rank of DIG, they are assigned to positions that are convenient for them. They will not join such a post if they do not receive that deputation to the centre…
Hundreds of reserve positions in the federal government are available for IPS officers on deputation from various states. About half of the vacancies for DIGs and SPs in various investigative agencies such as the CBI, IB, NIA, and central paramilitary forces are waiting for IPS to arrive under the CAPFs/CPOs. IPS DIG has 252 posts sanctioned, but 118 of them are vacant as of December 31, 2021. Similarly, 203 posts for SP ‘IPS’ have been sanctioned, but 104 of them are currently vacant. There are 29 vacancies among the 140 IG positions that have been sanctioned. Even in the above number, many of the positions that have been shown to be filled are not from the IPS, but from CAPF officers who have been temporarily assigned there. As a result, the country’s former 17 ‘IPS’ have had to appeal to current officers to come forward and serve in the central government.
Even after giving posts to cadre officers, vacancies could not be filled.
Despite the Central Government’s best efforts, the majority of IPS officers refuse to serve on deputation. 63 IPS SP posts have been sanctioned by a reputable investigating agency such as the CBI, but 41 of them are currently vacant. The Intelligence Bureau ‘IB’ has approved 83 SP IPS positions. At the moment, 52 positions are unfilled. Similarly, 15 of the 34 DIG positions in the CBI are vacant. In the IB, 63 DIG IPS positions are reserved. Surprisingly, 41 of these positions are vacant. In the BSF, there are 26 IPS DIG positions available. However, nine positions are vacant. Let us also point out that this number includes the 15 temporary positions given to cadre officers. In terms of IG, the BSF has approved 22 IPS posts. At the moment, 12 positions are unfilled. The CISF has 20 IPS DIG posts sanctioned, but 17 of them are vacant. In the NPA, five DIG positions are sanctioned, with only five of them being vacant. In the CRPF, there are 38 IPS DIG positions, but 30 of them have been temporarily assigned to cadre officers. Despite this, four positions remain unfilled. The desire of IPS officers to come on central deputation can be gauged in such a situation.
Officers prefer to stay away from difficult situations.
Former BSF ADG SK Sood claims that IPS officers prefer to avoid difficult assignments. He has the opportunity to take over the command of the district police in the post of Superintendent of Police in his state, and he does not want to leave. When they reach the rank of DIG, they are assigned to positions that are convenient for them. They will not join such a post if they do not receive that deputation to the centre. You do not wish to join the IPS as a DIG in the Central Police Organization or the paramilitary forces. In these forces, the position of DIG is classified as ‘Field posting.’ The deployment takes place near the border.
IPS receives an appeal from retired officers.
On Friday, 17 retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officers urged current IPS officers to apply for jobs with the central government. Former officers suggested that the IPS be sent on a central deputation. They have the opportunity to work in a variety of investigative and security agencies here. Take advantage of these opportunities while they are still available. The relationship between the federal and state governments is strengthened by central deputation. The All India Services are the most important link between the Indian Union and the States. As former IPS officers, we applaud the government of India’s initiative to encourage IPS officers to serve on central deputations and contribute to national security at both the macro and micro levels. According to the current rules, out of 5000 IPS posts, 2700 are reserved for senior duty positions (from SP to DG rank) and 1075 (40%) for the Central Deputation Reserve (CDR). 442 IPS officers are currently on central deputation out of 645 sanctioned posts at the Centre.