The Union Home Ministry on Thursday countered the Arvind Kejriwal government’s “campaign” that required bureaucrats were not provided to it, saying 86 officers in senior level were provided to the city administration against the sanctioned strength of 83.
It said that out of the 309 sanctioned strength of Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Civil Service (DANICS) officers for Delhi government, 83 were in senior level and 226 in junior level.
Against the sanctioned strength of 83 DANICS officers in senior level, the Delhi government has been given 86 officers — three officers in excess, a Home Ministry officer was quoted by PTI.
Out of the 226 junior level posts of DANICS officers in Delhi, currently 82 officers are serving, resulting in 144 vacancies.
These vacancies are due to non-recruitment of sufficient number of officers through civil services examination between 2001-2010 and non-induction of officers from feeder cadre to DANICS.
As many as 35 vacancies in junior level are on account of non-induction from feeder cadre i.e., Delhi Administrative Subordinate Services (DASS) to DANICS for which the Delhi government allegedly has not sent proper proposals since 2013, the official said.
The Home Ministry official claimed that the Delhi government has been reminded regularly to send its proposal complete in all aspects but of no avail.
At present, 44 officers recruited through UPSC are undergoing training and they will be available for posting after completing training.
“We are forced to issue the clarification as there has been a campaign, which is completely incorrect, against the Home Ministry,” the official said.
The Delhi government has recently issued several advertisement in newspapers that
the central government has not provided adequate officers to Delhi government thus hampering the work.
The Home Ministry is the cadre controlling authority of of DANICS, DANIPS (Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Police Service) and IAS and IPS officers belonging to AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories) cadre.