Odisha Police Recruitment: Over 10,000 Posts in Various Categories Available; Important Details Inside

Over 10,000 posts in different categories are vacant in Odisha state police. The government of Odisha told the Assembly that 10,054 posts in the Odisha police in different categories are available.

Odisha Police Recruitment: Over 10,000 Posts in Various Categories Available; Important Details Inside
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Odisha Police Recruitment: Over 10,000 Posts in Various Categories Available; Important Details Inside

More than 10,000 posts in different categories are vacant in Odisha state police. The government of Odisha told the Assembly that 10,054 posts in the Odisha police in different categories are available. Around, 78 IPS posts of Odisha cadre were also vacant for a long time. However, the sanctioned strength of the state IPS cadre is 195 as said by Minister of State for Home, DS Mishra.

While replying to questions, the Minister told, 10,054 posts in different categories in Odisha Police have been lying vacant till December 2019. He also mentioned that 29 state cadre IPS officers were on central deputation.

Mr Mishra added, "Out of the 29 IPS officers in the central deputation, 3 officers are working outside Odisha for over 12 years. He even claimed that the state government has made various moves looking for more number of officers to fill up vacancies in the IPS cadre but it has not been addressed.”

Important Details on Odisha Police Vacancies:

The Minister gave details on the 10,054 vacancies & said 501 posts remain vacant in Group A, 1,823 in Group B, 6,487 in Group C & 1,243 in Group D posts.

It is to be noted that, the Odisha Police has a sanctioned strength of 72,119. Whereas, the present staff strength of the police force is 62,065. Efforts are on to fill up the vacant posts by a recruitment drive & also with the help of promotions and transfers, said the Minister.