The Centre continues to suffer from shortage of All India Services (AIS) officers as only three Indian Police Service (IPS) officers have offered their availability for central deputation, according to Home Ministry data.
All of the officers hold the rank of Superintendent of Police. No senior officers in the ranks of Director General of Police, Additional Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police and Deputy Inspector General of Police have expressed their willingness to be posted with the Union government.
In comparison, an October 2018 vacancy list of the Ministry shows that as many as 14 IPS officers were willing to come on Central deputation.
According to the Ministry data on July 18, there are 263 vacancies for IPS officers in 17 Central organisations such as the Central Bureau of Investigation, Central Armed Police Forces and the Intelligence Bureau. Most vacancies are in the rank of DIGs (94) and SPs (137). IPS officers are also appointed to other Central government positions including in union ministries.