12,000 candidates vie for 145 constable posts in city

12,000 candidates vie for 145 constable posts in city

The city police on Wednesday launched recruitment drive to fill 145 sanctioned posts of civil police constables including women police, at the city armed reserve (CAR) police grounds here. In all, 12,000 candidates are vying for the job.

The first phase of the drive being held for men commenced with the physical test. At the entry level, the aspirants took part in running race (1,600 metres) where they had to touch the finishing line within 6.5 minutes.

This was followed by long jump or high jump, and shotput.

The candidates should be at least 168 cm tall, while the girth of their expanded the chests should be 86 cm.

Apart from the 100 police personnel who were roped in to conduct the drive, physical education teachers from University of Mysore were involved in conducting the sporting events as part of the physical test.

Of the total posts, only 116 have been reserved for men, for which a whopping 12,000 individuals have applied.

To enable all, the drive will be conducted daily, barring general holidays, for 500 applicants till June 9.

The aspirants have been intimated in prior about the schedule.

Apart from Mysore and surrounding districts, candidates from faraway districts like Gulbarga, Bidar and Belgaum too are testing their mettle, said DCP  (Law and order) A N Rajanna, who is also the Chairman of Recruitment Committee.

Unlike district police, candidates show more inclination towards serving in the city limits, especially Mysore, for the benefits that follow. Those recruited under the commissionerate will continue to serve within the city limits till their retirement, explained Rajanna.

For a total of 29 posts reserved for women, as many as 2,200 applications have been received from various parts of the State. The drive for them will be conducted from June 5 to 9.

They have to participate in running race (400 metres) and should weigh at least 45 kg, and be over 157 cm in height. The minimum qualification for both men and women is clearance of second PUC.

The age limit for general candidates is 25 years, while it is 27 years for SC/ST.

Provision has also been made to recruit ex-servicemen (less than 10 posts).

Those who pass the physical test will be summoned for the written test to be held at a later date.

The recruitment committee consists of DCP (CAR) Shivanna as member secretary, ACP, Devaraja sub-division, Bhullakkanavar, one official from each from the departments of backward classes and social welfare, as members.

Earlier, Police Commissioner M A Saleem visited the ground and took stock of the drive.

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