Crunch of IPS officers
mitigate the shortage of IPS officers, the Government has introduced ‘Limited
Competitive Examination’ as the third mode of recruitment to the IPS. Officers
of the rank of Deputy Superintendents of Police of State Police Services,
Assistant Commandants of Central Paramilitary Forces and Captains and Majors of
Defence Forces fulfilling certain eligibility criteria are eligible for
appearing in the said examination. By this mode of recruitment, 80 candidates
are to be recruited annually.
A large number of Court Cases have been received in this
Ministry, UPSC, DoP&T and MoD challenging various aspects of the scheme of this
mode of recruitment and at present the matter is sub-judice. However, to
mitigate the shortage of IPS officers, the batch-size of IPS (direct recruit)
has been increased from 88 to 103 from CSE 2005, to 130 from CSE 2008 and to 150
from CSE 2009. Besides the above, the process of appointment to the Indian
Police Service by promotion from State Police Service has been accelerated.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs,
Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri
Laxman Giluwa, Shri Prataprao Jadhav, Smt. Jyoti Dhurve and Shri CS Putta Raju
in the Lok Sabha.