Odisha govt increases OPS cadre strength to 873

Prameyanews English

Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 12, 2024 IST

Odisha police

Bhubaneswar, March 12: The state government on Monday restructured the Odisha Police Service and increased the cadre strength to 873 from 798. Besides, several new posts have been created while many old ones have been abolished to make the cadre more effective for maintenance of law and order, stated a notification of the Home Department.

As per the notification, the cadre strength of OPS Grade-A (JB) has been increased from 611 to 613, OPS Group-A (SB) from 155 to 200, OPS (Supertime Scale) from 25 to 43 and OPS Supervisor (Administrative Grade) from seven to 17.

There will be interchangeability of posting between OPS (STS) and OPS (SAG) giving flexibility to government in posting experienced persons in senior positions in the field, the notification stated.

Among the posts abolished are two Additional SP Special Branch and two Additional SP State Police Headquarters in the OPS Group-A (SB) Level 13 posts while 10 new ranks and 49 posts have been created.

Likewise, in the OPS (STS) Level 14 posts, 13 new ranks with 28 posts have been created while three including five SP Vigilance, one DCP Headquarters under Police Commissionerate and four SP, Railways Provisional posts have been abolished.

In the OPS (SAG) Level 15 rank, three new posts have been created including five SP Vigilance, one DCP (Headquarters) Police Commissionerate and four SPs.

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