Bhubanswar: Odisha has a total of 566 sanctioned IAS, IPS and IFS posts and, of them, 336 officers are working now, according to the information furnished by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in the State Assembly in response to questions of BJP MLA Dilip Ray and BJD MLA Rajib Patra on Monday.
While 55 officers are on the Central deputation, 177 posts are lying vacant, stated the Chief Minister. Out of sanctioned 237 sanctioned IAS posts, 40 posts are lying vacant and 175 officers are working. Out of 175 officers working now, 173 officers belong to Odisha cadre and two officers belong to other States. Twenty-two officers from Odisha are on deputation against authorised Central Deputation Reserve of 51 posts.
Of 237 IAS posts, 165 posts are filled through direct recruitment and 72 through promotion.
Out of 188 sanctioned IPS officer posts, 87 officers are now working. Of these posts, 131 are filled through direct recruitment and 57 through promotion. Now, 25 officers of Odisha cadre are on the Central deputation, three on leave and 73 posts are lying vacant.
Similarly, the State has 141 sanctioned IFS posts out of which 99 are filled through direct recruitment and 42 through promotion. While 74 IFS officers are working, eight are on the Central deputation and one officer is currently under suspension. Fifty-nine posts are lying vacant.
The Chief Minister stated that steps are being taken to fill up vacant posts with consultation of the Union Government.