Upto 180 IAS seats would be filled every year till 2025 through UPSC Civil Services Exam
Indian Civil Services (IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS and Allied class A Services) aspirants rejoice.
The Centre could recruit a record number of IAS officers in the next 13 years to wipe out a huge number of vacancies in the elite cadre.
According to the recommendation made by a report prepared by the Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), which was called upon by the ministry of personnel to suggest a IAS recruitment plan over the next decade, the government could recruit as many as 180 IAS officers every year from next year onwards till 2025.
The ministry has now forwarded this report on February 8 to all states for their comments.
Recruiting 180 officers every year through the UPSC’s civil services exam would be the highest-ever in the history of Civil Services.
In 2010, 151 IAS posts were filled by UPSC’s Civil Services Examination.
Notably, there are a total of 3,946 positions of direct IAS officer recruits, of which only 569 vacancies could be filled.
The report has turned down the idea of having a limited competitive exam for recruiting IAS officers (other than the civil services exam) on the lines of the one proposed by the home ministry for IPS recruitments.