Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and requested him to increase the number of IPS officers for the state in view of the creation of new districts.
Rao, who is on a visit to the national capital, met Shah at his residence for about 45 minutes and discussed in detail the need to increase the strength of IPS cadre from 139 to 195 in the state, according to the chief minister’s office (CMO).
In a representation submitted personally to Shah, the CM requested the Home Minister to review the present IPS cadre as an extraordinary case for approval of additional allotment in view of the increased number of districts from 10 to 33 “to meet the aspirations of the people of Telangana and for efficient delivery of welfare and development programmes.”
The re-organised districts have been recognised by the Central government, KCR reminded the HM. However, there is an imminent need to create territorial posts on account of a new administrative set of police units, he appealed.
“Hence, a bare minimum increase of 29 senior duty posts, from existing 76 to 105, with the resultant increase in total IPS cadre from 139 to that of 195 is being sought as a special case, keeping in view the administrative requirement of the police department and for discharging as per the Police Act,” Rao said in the representation.
This allocation will help in the posting of IPS officers as commissioners, superintendents of police, zonal DIGs and multi zonal IGPs in various territorial units, he said, adding that currently, these territorial units have no sanctioned cadre posts.