Due to the shortage of senior IAS officers in the state, the process of granting permission to go on central deputation has been put on hold. Now permission will be given only when it is very important. There has been a consensus on this at the highest level. However, the quota for central deputation is 40 per cent.
The total sanctioned posts of IAS officers in the state are 353. Of these, up to 40 percent officers can be sent on central deputation. This number is around 141. At present, 31 IAS officers of the state are on central deputation, but all of them are senior. Due to this, the officers of the level of Additional Chief Secretary have the work of two to three departments. Some principal secretaries are also being given additional charge.
Some officers had applied to go on deputation in the past, but they were not considered. Sources say that it has been agreed at a high level that permission should be given only when it is very important. Apart from this, the officers whose deputation is ending, they should be called back. Sources say that some senior officers who went on central deputation are being called back to UP. The main reason for this is said to be the retirement of many senior officers of UP in January and February. After this there will be further shortage of senior officers. That is why it has been agreed not to give permission for the time being. Principal Secretary Culture and Tourism Mukesh Meshram was posted on central deputation, but the state government did not relieve him. Not only this, a letter was sent to terminate his central deputation.