CM Nitish Kumar looks beyond state to cope with IAS shortage

 sheezan Nezami| PATNA: Grappling with shortage of IAS officers, the Nitish Kumar government has invited applications from bureaucrats outside the state to work in Bihar.
Interested officials have to submit applications with detailed resume recommended by their respective cadre-controlling authority. The applications should be accompanied by cadre and vigilance clearance and details of grading or remarks in annual confidential reports for the last five years, according to a notice uploaded to the state general administration department (GAD)’s website on Tuesday evening.

A similar move to invite civil servants to serve in Bihar was made in September 2014. “The shortage of IAS officers remains a challenge even today,” a GAD official told TOI on Wednesday, adding 128 posts of the 342-strong Bihar cadre of IAS are vacant.

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