Lateral Entry in IAS
In order to address the issue of shortage of IAS officers in Regular Recruitment quota, the Government has increased annual intake from 55 in Civil Service Examination (CSE) 1998 to 180 in CSE 2015. Further, the Government has sensitized the States Governments to send complete and updated proposals to Union Public Service Commission for selection of suitable officers for promotion quota of IAS during the present calendar year, 28 selection committee meetings for promotion of State/ Non State Civil Services officers to the IAS have been conducted and 175 officers have been appointed by promotion/ selection to IAS Further the Government has also organized training programme for 7 extra batches at four Administrative Training Institutes to remove the backlog of induction training for promoted IAS officers. However, no proposal to permit lateral entry into Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is currently under consideration of the Government. ****
This was stated by Minister of State in the Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question by Shri Avinash Pande.