Bhubaneswar: Minister of State for Home, Dibya Shankar Mishra said the state government is taking steps to fill up vacancies in Odisha Police. He said 10,054 posts in the state police were lying vacant as of December 2019.
Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra in the House on Monday, Mishra said that these vacancies were out of the 72,119 sanctioned posts in the police, whose present staff strength is 62,065.
The minister said while 501 vacancies are in Group A posts, 1,823 are in Group B, 6,487 in Group C and 1,243 in Group D posts.
Mishra said that the government has initiated steps to fill up the vacancies through a recruitment drive as well as through promotions and transfers.
Replying to the question of Congress MLA Taraprasad Bahinipati, the Minister said that out of the total sanctioned 195 IPS posts in Odisha, 78 were lying vacant.
The minister said 29 state cadre IPS officers are on central deputation, out of which three had remained posted out of the state for the last 12 years.