Guwahati: Over 16 percent posts out of more than 72,000 in Assam Police are currently lying vacant, the Assembly was informed on Monday.
In a written reply to a question by AGP MLA Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said 11,782 posts are lying vacant at present out of 72,118 sanctioned posts in Assam Police.
"Of these vacant posts, the process to fill 4,076 posts is going on," Patowary informed the House on behalf of the Home Minister.
He said 20 posts of Indian Police Service and 114 posts for Assam Police Service are lying vacant, while 107 IPS and 456 APS officers are working in the state at present.
This vacancy has also led to pendency of as many as 62,041 different types of cases across 346 police stations and 221 outposts in the state.
Patowary also said different cases were registered against 17 IPS and APS officers, for which investigation is going on.