The State government of Assam has notified that there are more than 11 thousand seats in the state police force of Assam that is lying vacant at the moment. Not only the number of vacant seats has surged in the state, but the number of pending cases has gone as high as 62041 across the 346 police stations and 221 outposts in the state.
While replying to the questions of AGP legislator Phani Bhusan Choudahury in the house, the Parliamentary Affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary has mentioned that the state currently have 11782 vacant posts of police officers. There are little over 72 thousand sanctioned police posts in Assam Police, out of which more than 11 thousand are lying vacant at the moment. This is certainly affecting the law and order of the state and putting more pressure on the people on duty at the various police stations around the state.
Along with these vacant seats, 20 Indian Police Service posts and 114 Assam Police Service posts are vacant around the state as well. Putting the figures in front, Patowary stated that at present there are 107 IPS and 456 APS officers working around the state and 17 IPS and APS officers have cases against them, which is presently being investigated for the greater good.