Govt to increase State’s cadre IAS officers

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Jammu, March 31: The State Administrative Council, which met here under the Chairmanship of Governor NN Vohra, today approved the proposal submitted by the General Administration Department to increase the cadre strength of J&K Cadre of IAS from the existing 137 posts to 145 posts.
The recommendations will be sent to the Department of Personnel and Trainings (DoPT), Government of India. At present, authorised cadre strength of IAS (J&K Cadre) is 137 and out of these, 75 posts are meant for Direct Recruitment and 62 to be filled up by promotion from State Civil Service Officers (SCS), official spokesman here said.
He said the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, provide for a periodic review of the cadre of IAS to be carried out after every five years.