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Over 8,000 vacancies in IB for want of ‘eligible’ candidates

Vacancies have accumulated in bureau as a result of the implementation of the organisation scheme.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 12, 2013 4:15:08 pm

Country’s premier Intelligence Bureau (IB),entrusted with internal security related matters,is facing shortage of over 8,000 personnel due to unavailability of suitable candidates among others,Government said today.

“As against the sanctioned strength of 26,867 personnel in IB,at present 18,795 personnel are available with a total of 8,072 vacancies (30 per cent),” Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh told Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The vacancies have accumulated in the bureau as a result of the implementation of the organisation scheme of the government (2001-2006),which imposed a ban on direct recruitments in all the ministries or departments. The scheme was further extended upto 2009,he said.

However,the government gave exemption for operational posts in IB during 2006-07. At the same time,over 6000 new posts were also sanctioned by the government during 2008-12 under various scheme to strengthen intelligence apparatus.

“This has resulted in the accumulation of vacancies despite the concerted efforts to fill up direct recruitment quota posts,” Singh said.

About 1,500 posts of deputation quota could not be filled up “due to unavailability of suitable officers”,the minister said.

“The Bureau is conducting the direct recruitment for various posts on a regular basis since 2008. However,induction has been staggered in view of the available training

capacity and cadre management consideration.

“Further,actual induction figures are much less than the selected candidates as large number of selected candidates do not turn up for joining the Bureau,” he said.

Singh said availability of inadequate number of qualified candidates through the Staff Selection Commission in the ministerial cadre has also resulted in 600 vacancies.

The government has also detected five instances of impersonation last year in which FIRs were lodged in concerned police stations.

“The recruitment process in the Bureau is open and transparent and Bureau has taken various measures to ensure fairness in the selection process,” he said.

Bihar govt mulls arming BPSC with recruitment of professors

(PTI) With more than 3000 posts of professors of various categories lying vacant in different universities in Bihar,the state government today said it would bring an

amendment bill in the current budget session itself to entrust state public service with recruitment job.

Replying to a short notice question of Awdesh Kumar Rai (CPI),Education minister P K Shahi admitted more than 3000 posts of Assistant Professors,Associate Professors and Professors were vacant in different universities for over five years.

Intervening in the issue,Parliamentary Affairs minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav said concerned over the situation,the state government has decided to make an amendment in the Bihar University Act to entrust Bihar Public Service Commission (BPSC) with the responsibility of recruitment of professors.

Going into details,the Education minister said the state government dissolved University Service Commission in 2006 as it was not functioning properly and vested power in the Chancellor to make recruitment through Vice Chancellors.

Pointing fingers over “faulty” recruitment of VCs and pro-VCs by the outgoing Governor Devenand Konwar,the Education minister without naming the governor said since there was no transparency in the recruitment by the Chancellor the process of recruitment of professors further got effected.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi and two other senior ministers have demanded probe against Konwar in the light of complaint raised by Congress MLC Jyoti during his address to joint session of Legislature on February 18 last.

The matter triggered verbal duel between Parliamentary Affairs minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav and Leader of Opposition Abdul Bari Siddiqui.

Siddiqui asked the government,how the educational work was being carried for over 5 years without required strength of teachers and does this not indicated that education system has crumbled in the state,in reply Yadav said the situation had deteriorated during previous RJD rule.

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