9,431 policemen to be appointed soon

9,431 policemen to be appointed soon

Candidates will have to undergo written, endurance, physical and medical fitness tests

Home Minister V S Acharya, in a press conference on Tuesday, said that preliminary notification for recruitment of 6,000 constables of city armed reserve force, district armed reserve force and civil police had already been issued. The final notification would be issued within a month.

Age limit

As many as 2,854 constables of Karnataka State Reserve Police would also be appointed. Besides, 400 PSIs, of them 25 are for the Intelligence Department and 177 reserve sub-inspectors would be appointed.

Following increase in the age of retirement for Government employees from 58 to 60 years, the Government has relaxed the maximum age of applicants to these posts.

The maximum age limit for the post of constables (unreserved category) is 25 years, against 23 in the previous recruitment, while for those of reserved categories, the maximum age limit is 27.  For sub-inspectors (unreserved), the maximum age limit is 26 and for candidates of reserved categories, it is 28 years. The minimum height of candidates for posts of constables has remained unaltered at 168 cms. However, for constables of KSRP the minimum height is 170 cms, the minister said.

All candidates have to undergo endurance test, physical test, written test and medical test. Those applying for posts of sub-inspectors have to face a viva voce.

The minister said that the Government would maintain transparency in the recruitment process and there would be no scope for favouritism. Written test would be conducted on the lines of common entrance test for professional courses. Candidates would be given OMR sheets and they could calculate their marks on their own.

Naxal areas

The minister said, the government had already set up five additional police stations in the naxal-affected areas.

Two each stations each in Chikmagalur and Udupi districts and one in Shimoga had been set up. The Government had constituted a committee under the leadership of retired Bangalore City Police Commissioner Mariswamy to recommend measures to strengthen the police force in naxal-affected areas.

The committee would submit its report soon and the Government would follow its recommendations, he said.

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