The two strong arms of the government, Enforcement Directorate and CBI, have been facing acute, though chronic, shortage of manpower in executive rank.
As against the sanctioned manpower strength of 2064 Enforcement Directorate, presently, runs the affair through a meagre 683. Out of 33 sanctioned posts in the rank of Jt Director (16 to be filled through ED’s internal cadre & 17 through external cadres) 25 posts are lying vacant. Interestingly all 16 internal posts in the rank of Joint Director are currently vacant. In the rank of Deputy Director 130 posts (out of 150 sanctioned posts) have been lying vacant; meaning hereby ED runs through only 20 officers in DD rank.
Coming to the CBI approximately 650 posts, reportedly, have been lying vacant in the executive category which comprised of 3,891 existing personnel as against a sanctioned strength of 4,544. Even though, CBI claims to perform efficiently due to effective use and optimal deployment of existing personnel the actual strength in the legal category is 77 as against the sanctioned strength of 340. In technical category, against a sanctioned strength of 162, the actual strength is 97 while in the ministerial category sanctioned strength is 1,560 and actual strength is 1,405.
Flying high on the catchline ‘minimum government and maximum governance’ Modi Government would have to address the ongoing acute shortage to ensure maximum governance. Apart from ED & CBI there are many other critically important departments, like CBDT and EBEC, which need immediate attention to set the pace of governance. Added with commitment and will-power to deliver the delivery starts from deployment as well.