JAMMU: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here today under the Chairmanship of Governor, N N vohra approved the proposal submitted by the General Administration Department (GAD) to increase the cadre strength of the 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, authorized cadre strength of IAS (J&K Cadre) is 137. Out of these, 75 posts are meant for Direct Recruitment and 62 to be filled up by promotion from State Civil Service Officers (SCS). The Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, provide for a periodic review of the cadre of IAS to be carried out after every five (5) years.
On the basis of the recommendation of the Establishment- Cum-Selection Committee, the proposal for enhancement of the authorized cadre strength from the existing 137 posts to 145 posts, for recommending the same to the Department of Personnel and Trainings, Government of India, was placed before the State Administrative Council.
With this increase, the quota for promotion of KAS Officers to IAS would go up from 62 posts to 66 posts.