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Fresh controversy hits Police recruitment


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SHILLONG: The ongoing recruitment in the State Police has been hit by a fresh controversy with several applicants complaining about the flaws in the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) which are being used for the physical efficiency test.

A number of applicants have even lodged their complaints to ADGP (Training) BL Buam about the inaccuracy of the RFID.

Majority of the applicants informed that there is a glaring error in the timing recorded by the RFID.

“The timing recorded does not tally with the actual time when the applicant started and completed the race,” some of the applicants said.

In a letter addressed to the ADGP (Training) BL Buam ) under the subject: “Irregularities in the Recorded Start Time and End Time during Physical Efficiency Test,” one of the applicants, (Application No. 800162) who appeared for the physical test on November 27 last said that he had started the race around 16:11:38 but the recorded time in the website was mentioned as 14:32:02. According to him, he completed the required 25 rounds in less than an hour; however, the result showed that he was not qualified.

“This timing recorded in the website is wrong since at that time (14:32:02), the physical test of the female candidates was going on,” the applicant said.

Moreover, the end time showed as 16:31:12, but at this point of time, he was still carrying on with the physical test.

He also added that there are 23 other applicants in the same batch (7B) who have been affected due to this error in the RFID.

Another applicant, (Application No.800163) in his letter addressed to the police official said that he had appeared for the physical test on November 27 and there were similar lacunae.

“We (batch 7B) started the test at 16:11:38, however the recorded time for me on the website was 14:32:11 which is not possible. Moreover, the end time showed as 16:34:39, but at this time I was still giving the physical test. I completed the required 25 laps in less than an hour. However when the result was declared at the venue my name was in the non qualified list,” he said.

When contacted, Buam said that they would be replying to the complaints lodged by the different applicants latest by Tuesday afternoon.

The ADGP (Training) also maintained that there is no problem in the RFID.

“We are satisfied with this technology which we are using for the physical efficiency test,” Buam, said, while also adding that the RFID has been tied on the candidates while running as the technology can indicate the exact time taken by the candidates to complete the race.


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