Delay in issuing certificate puts candidates on edge

Delay in issuing certificate puts candidates on edge

As many as 2,239 candidates selected for civil police constable posts in seven districts of the State face an uncertain future with the government not issuing appointment orders, nearly one year after the selection list was published.

What has compounded the problem for the candidates - from the limits of the Hubli-Dharwad Commissionerate, Bangalore City, Mandya, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Ramanagar districts - is the fact that the originals of their markscards are with the Police department, thereby making it difficult for them to apply for other jobs.

Their counterparts from the other 23 districts - 2,027 in number - got their appointment orders six months ago, and are already undergoing training at the Police Academy in Channapatna.

Those selected for the constable posts from the seven districts will also be at a disadvantage compared to those from the other districts with regard to seniority in service. The recruitment authority of the Police authority had issued a notification for filling up 4,012 constable posts - 3,607 male and 405 female - in the 30 districts of the State on April 30, 2010.

The physical and written examinations were conducted in June and August the same year. The final selection list was announced on October 26, 2010. The verification of the original documents of the candidates was conducted on December 8 of the same year.

Stay posed a hurdle

The appointment process suffered an initial hiccup as some ex-servicemen had brought a stay from the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal (KAT), saying injustice had been meted out to them while fixing the reservation quota. The KAT stay was vacated in April last.

The Police authorities in other districts hastened the recruitment process and issued appointment letters to the selected candidates. But there was one more glitch as far as the appointments in the seven districts in question were concerned.

Basavaraj Doddamani of Dharwad said the authorities concerned in the department were citing the delay by those selected in the reservation categories to produce the relevant certificates as the reason for being unable to issue the appointment orders.

“Why are the certificates, which are available easily in other districts, getting delayed in these seven districts,” asks Doddamani.

“As many as 242 of the selected candidates are waiting for the appointment letters in the jurisdiction of the Hubli-Dharwad Commissionerate. Many of us have completed teachers’ training courses, but are not able to apply for jobs in the education as also the excise department as our marks cards are with the police department,” say those affected by the delay.

‘Take originals in emergency cases’

Dr K Ramachandra Rao, the Hubli-Dharwad Police Commissioner, said the delay was from the office of the Deputy Commissioner’s office in issuing the relevant certificates. This had held up the issuance of appointment letters.

“The certificates of 120 out of the 242 candidates in the jurisdiction of the Hubli-Dharwad Commissionerate are yet to be issued, most of who are from the Belgaum region. If they have received calls for interviews from other departments or if there is an emergency, the candidates can take their original documents, including marks cards, for one week. We had provided the documents to one such candidate recently,” said Rao.