(G.N.S) dt. 14
More and more IPS officers are looking for Central deputation in view of instability in Maharashtra over the past two-three years. The most recent central deputation was allowed to Mumbai City DCP N Ambika (IPS: 2008: MH). She is the 21st IPS officer from the Maharashtra cadre currently on central deputation. These 21 officers do not include Shirish Jain (IPS: 1999: MH), who returned from central deputation last month.
This figure is one of the highest in over a decade-and-a-half which usually remains at around only 11-12 officers from the state on central deputation at any given time. Reportedly one or two requests of deputation are still pending before the Union government and the number is likely to go up.
As per service rules, the maximum number of police personnel who can be sent for deputation from a state is 40 percent of the total officers, which in the case of Maharashtra is 68. Every state is expected to send a certain number of officers to central agencies, including CBI, IB, R&AW, NIA, and Central Armed Police, which comprises seven forces starting from BSF to CISF.