As per information maintained/received from Cadre Controlling Authority of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS) and Indian Foreign Services (IFS), the number and percentages of IAS, IPS & IFS officers in various categories are given below:-
As per information received from various Ministries/Departments, the representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in Central Government Services/posts as on 1.1.2008 was, approximately 16.51%, 6.85% and 6.97% respectively, excluding safaikaramcharis.
Representation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in some services/posts remains less than the prescribed percentage of reservation or percentage of their population for reasons like time gap between dates of vacancies and actual dates of their filling up, non-availability of suitable candidates belonging to these categories etc. In some cases, their representation exceeds due to the fact that reserved category candidates selected on their own merit are adjusted against unreserved vacancies is given in addition.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri PrithvirajChavan in Lok Sabha