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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1645
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 7th DECEMBER, 2011 /AGRAHAYANA 16, 1933 (SAKA)
Special Recruitment Drive to Fill Vacant Posts of IPS

 

1645. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will t h e Minister of HOM E AFFAIRS be pleased t o state:

(a) Whether it is a fact that there is proposal of filling up of vacant posts of IPS through a special recruitment drive from the Central Paramilitary Forces and the Army;

(b) If 50, whether Government would consider filling up these posts by promoting Provincial Police Service Officers to IPS, as the Army is already facing shortage of officers; and

(c) If not, t he reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): In order to fill up the posts in the Indian Police Service, a scheme of Limited Competitive Examination ha s been approved and officers from State Police Service (SPSs), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Defence forces are eligible for recruitment through this mode of induction.

(b)&(c): There is already a provision in the IPS (Recruitment) Rules, 1954, under which the Provincial Police Service Officers are inducted into IPS by promotion.