397 of 563 IAS officers joined deputation: MoS Jitendra Singh

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Out of 563 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers available for central deputation, only 397 joined the Centre in the last five years, the government said on Thursday.

As many as 124 IAS officers were on offer for central deputation in 2021, 112 in 2020, 127 in 2019, 101 in 2018 and 99 in 2017 (total of 563), Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply.

Of these, 71 IAS officers were appointed on central deputation during 2021, 69 in 2020, 101 in 2019, 71 in 2018 and 85 in 2017 (total 397), he said.

A total of 147 IAS officers were repatriated from central deputation during the last five years on various grounds such as to avail benefit of promotion in the parent cadre, personal grounds and administrative grounds, Singh said. (PTI)

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