The fact underlines the stark reality of shortfall of IAS officers at centre. As against the requirement of approx 1345 IAS officers the centre at present has only 643 IAS officers. The central government has written to the state governments to recommend adequate number of IAS officers on central deputation. The ever expanding work and the increasing need of Modi Government have prompted the move. Only Kerala Government has sent the requisite number of IAS officers on central deputation. It has send 44 IAS officers (its quota is said to have 46 IAS officers) to serve at centre.