10 years of Sachar report, Muslims account only 3% in IAS, IPS
its various recommendation for the welfare of Muslims, the Sachar Committee had
stressed the need for increasing the share of Muslims in IAS and IPS. Ten years
on, the share of Muslims among IAS officers has risen marginally while that
among IPS officers has fallen.
The Sachar Committee report submitted in November 2006 had
shown that in IPS, there were 128 Muslims, or 4 per cent, among the 3,209
officers serving then. As of January 2016, there are 120 Muslim officers, or
3.19 per cent of the 3,754 serving IPS officers.
An individual is absorbed into the Union civil services cadre in either of
two ways: by clearing UPSC or by being promoted from the state civil service.
What has dropped significantly is the share of Muslims among
IPS officers who have been promoted to IPS from the state cadre. Seven per cent
in 2006, this had fallen to 3.82 per cent in January 2016. Out of 912 officers
promoted to IPS from the state cadre, the Sachar report listed 65 Muslims. In
2016, there were 44 Muslims among the 1,150 IPS promotees.
Among IPS officers who took the UPSC route, the share of
Muslims has risen. At the time of the Sachar report, there were 63 Muslim
officers who made up 2.7 per cent of the 2,297 directly recruited IPS officers.
That share is now 2.91 per cent, with 76 Muslims among the 2,604 directly
The share of Muslims in IAS, meanwhile, has improved slightly, from 3 per
cent at the time of the Sachar report to 3.32 per cent as of January 2016— 164
Muslims in a total of 4,926 serving IAS officers.
Of these, 96 are direct recruits, or 2.7 per cent of the 3,511 Indians who
cracked UPSC. This share was 2.3 per cent of 2006.
Courtesy: The Indian Express