244 posts vacant in Excise Department due to rising drug abuse cases in Kerala – KERALA – GENERAL

244 posts vacant in Excise Department due to rising drug abuse cases in Kerala – KERALA – GENERAL

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: As drug abuse cases increase, 244 posts are lying vacant in various posts of the Excise Department. Recruitment is expected when many rank lists are available.

Meanwhile, the excise department has arrested 11,358 accused in various cases this year. From January to June 2024, 33,849 COTPA cases and 9,222 Abkari cases were registered. 3,623 NDPS cases were also registered.

Even a single vigilance officer position remains unoccupied.

Candidates claim that once the promotion vacancies are filled, the number of vacancies for basic cadres will increase further. Candidates complain about the delay in appointment due to the government’s financial crisis.

Position………………….Number of vacant jobs

Deputy Commissioner of Excise………………09

Deputy Commissioner of Excise……………………………05

Excise Circle Inspector………….13

Excise Inspector…………………………….35

Civil Excise Officer…………………………….132

Women Civil Excise Officers……….19

“Strict control measures are taken by making maximum use of the services of agents.”

(Minister MB Rajesh told the Assembly)