Delhi Police to hire 4,227 more staffers

50 pc to be taken this year, rest by 2018

 Delhi Police will recruit 4,227 personnel in a phased manner over the next three years. Out of these, 50 per cent will be filled this year and remaining between 2017 and 2018. Thirty per cent vacancies are reserved for women.

The posts will comprise 1,409 sub-inspectors and assistant sub-inspectors, 1,409 head constables and 1,409 constables. The recruitment will be for the purpose of separation of crime investigation and law and order functions.

Delhi Police Commissioner Bhim Sain Bassi has also said the force will conduct special recruitment drives in Northern-Eastern states to fill 450 vacancies.

“Acting on PM’s directive at Guwahati DGP Meet(2014), DP inducting 450 N East youth shortly to make DP cosmopolitan,” Bassi tweeted on Thursday evening.

Addressing a public rally at Assam’s Kokrajhar town on January 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said he had instructed Delhi Police to recruit youths from North-East and that the process had started.

The recruitment process will be conducted in four parts – qualifying physical test, written exam, medical examination and police clearance.

The qualifying physical test will include 1,600-metre race in eight minutes, 10-foot long jump and three-foot high jump.

The Training Wing of Delhi Police comprises a training college, three training schools and an advanced training centre. In 2015, a new training school for female trainees was also started at west Delhi’s Dwarka.

“The present training capacity is approximately 5,000 at all the six centres together,” said Special Commissioner of Police (Training) Kishan Kumar.

Police personnel are also sent for training in specialised subjects in training institutions under the control of central and other state police forces.

Police have an overall staff shortage of six per cent, but there is a surplus at the ranks of special commissioner and joint commissioner.

The shortfall was from the posts of additional commissioner to constable.
In 2014, the total strength of the force was 77,083 when the sanction was of 82,242 – a shortfall of 5,005.

Apart from that, 490 personnel were placed under suspension last year.
Around 700 departmental enquiries were also initiated in which 1,017 personnel were found involved.

About 80 officials are facing charges under Prevention of Corruption Act in 39 FIR registered last year.

Over 800 vigilance inquiries were also initiated.

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