20% positions vacant in CBI

The minister said “no” to a question asking whether the government is considering to recruit officers through UPSC examination.

india Updated: Jul 19, 2017 18:08 IST
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Rakesh Asthana, additional Director CBI during press conference on July 7, 2017.(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO)

The CBI has about 20% positions vacant and the vacancies have not affected the performance of the agency adversely, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

In a written response, Minister of state for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh presented data which showed that as against 7,273 sanctioned strength there are 5,868 officers in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which comes to a vacancy of about 20%.

“With effective use and optimal deployment of existing personnel, the vacancies have not affected the performance of the CBI adversely,” he said.

The data shows that there is about 18% shortage in executive ranks, about 27% shortage of law officers, about 56% shortage of technical officers, about 18% in ministerial staff and 44% shortage in canteen posts.

“Filling up of vacant posts in terms of relevant recruitment rules is an ongoing process. The number varies from time to time depending on the induction, promotion, retirement and repatriation. Induction of officers on direct recruitment and deputation basis from central government departments, various state governments, CPOs etc depends on availability of eligible candidates,” he said.

The minister said “no” to a question asking whether the government is considering to recruit officers (in same proportion) at group ‘A’ level in the agency through UPSC civil services examination.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 18:08 IST