Published On: Thu, Apr 28th, 2016

Central govt faces acute shortage of senior bureaucrats

New Delhi: The central government is reportedly facing acute shortage of senior bureaucrats due to paucity of officers.

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh

Several key positions in central government are vacant but are not being filled as there is a paucity of officers available for the job.

There are more than 30 Joint Secretary level positions up for grabs in various ministries but the government is finding it difficult to post officers.

Many eligible officers are opting out for central deputation leading to a problem and in many cases several state governments are not relieving officers.

A highly-placed source said that the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is in the process of writing to all the state governments to relieve all those officers who have opted central deputation.

The DoPT has taken up the issue after all the ministries’ plea to direct state governments to relieve those officers who have opted central deputation as all the ministries are facing acute shortage of Joint Secretary level posts.

TST

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