Odisha News Insight

10,054 vacant police posts: Minister of State for Home Dibya Shankar Mishra

Dibya Shankar Mishra, the minister of State for Home said 10,054 posts in different categories in Odisha Police were vacant till December 2019. The Minister in a written reply to questions from INC’s Narasingh Mishra and Tara Prasad Bahinipati, announced as many as 78 Indian Police Service (IPS) posts of Odisha cadre are vacant for a long time. The authorised capacity of the State IPS cadre is 195. Further, he informed, 29 State cadre IPS officers are on Central deputation.

“Of the 29 IPS officers who are in Central deputation, three officers are working outside Odisha for more than 12 years. The State Government had made several moves seeking more number of officers to fill up vacancies in the IPS cadre but it has not been addressed,” he said.

Dibya Shankar Mishra said:

  • 501 posts are lying unoccupied in Group-A
  • 1,823 are lying unoccupied in Group-B
  • 6,487 are lying unoccupied in Group-C
  • 1,243 are lying unoccupied in Group-D

The State Police has an approved strength of 72,119 while the present staff position is 62,065, he said and replied that attempts are on to fill up the vacant posts via a recruitment drive, promotions and transfers.