The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will now recruit 200 Indian Police Service Officers (IPS Officer) instead of 150 from Civil Services Exam (CSE) 2020.
During the Lok Sabha proceedings, Jitendra Singh (Minister of State for Personnel) said in a written reply "For IAS, according to the recommendations of the Baswan Committee and with the competent authority's approval, every year 180 IAS officers are employed through CSE since CSE-2012."
Earlier, for IPS, 150 officers were recruited each year through CSE. According to Jitendra Singh, "There were 1510 posts for Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers in the country against their authorised strength of 6,715. For IPS officers, there were 908 posts against their authorised strength of 4,982."
"Filling up of the posts is a constant process. It is the endeavour of the central government to fill up vacant positions expeditiously. Each cadre controlling authority intimates to the UPSC the vacancies to be filled up in the respective services through CSE every year through direct recruitment mode," Singh added.
"For appointment by promotion of state civil service to IAS officers and state police service to IPS officers, instant actions are being taken for holding selection committee meetings on time. Also, for appointment by the selection of non-state civil service officers to IAS," Singh said.
The UPSC conducts Civil Services Examination (CSE) every year across the country for filling vacancies for the post of IPS, IAS, and other allied services.