Bengal to seek more IAS, IPS officers as number of districts will rise

Wednesday 27th April 2022 07:42 EDT

Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to write to the Centre urging it to increase the allotment of IAS and IPS officers as the state administration is planning to raise the number of districts and that will require more such officials.
State Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee claimed that some neighbouring states that are smaller than West Bengal have more IAS and IPS officers compared to what this state has.The state Cabinet on Monday okayed a proposal to constitute a panel of officials to recruit more West Bengal Civil Service (WBCS) and Police Service (WBPS) officers to run the administration more efficiently, Chatterjee said.
"The CM has asked the chief secretary to write a letter to the USPC to increase the allotment of fresh IAS and IPS cadres for West Bengal because we will be having more districts," he said. The Cabinet also decided to fill up a total of 11,551 vacancies in the health department with contractual temporary workers primarily for the infrastructure development in urban and rural areas, Chatterjee said.

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