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‘No political interference in police recruitment’


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: Police have ruled out possibility of any political interference in the latest drive to recruit 1,300 plus constables.

“People should not have any doubt on this latest recruitment rally in the police department. I can assure that no politician would be able to interfere this time,” Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) BL Buam said on the first day of the recruitment rally here on Monday.

According to him, the Transparent Recruitment Policy (TRP), which was approved by the Cabinet, is being applied in the ongoing recruitment process.

“The merit list to be prepared by the Recruitment Board would be the final one. No one would be able to tamper it,” Buam said.

Buam’s comment assumes significance in the wake of unearthing of a scam pertaining to recruitment of assistant teachers in the government run primary schools.

The ADGP said the overwhelming response from the youth of the State to the latest police recruitment drive is itself a testimony that people have again started to have faith on the system.

“This is for the first time that we have the largest number of applicants when compared to the recruitment drives which were conducted in the past,” Buam said.

While informing that around 1.20 lakh people have taken the application forms, he said that the actual number of candidates who finally submitted the forms would be around 40 to 45 thousand.

According to ADGP, one month time would be required to conduct physical tests of the candidates.

“On an average, we are planning to conduct the physical test of around 3000 applicants in the two centres at Mawiong and Tura,” Buam said.

Meanwhile, he informed that the department is planning to conduct the written test sometime in January next year depending on the announcement of the date of the Assembly elections in the State.

“We would immediately write to the Election Commission (EC) to seek a query whether they can continue with the whole recruitment process. We have to comply with the directive given by the EC,” he said.


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