• 3.5L apply for 9000 Police jobs as 2nd round of police hiring begins
     January 20th, 2012     admin     Posted in Government Jobs, GPSC, Jobs in Gujarat

    After the mega recruitment of 680 police sub-inspectors and more than 8,000 constables in 2010, the second batch of more than 9,000 police personnel will be trained by the Gujarat State Police Recruitment Board by next year. The drive to recruit these personnel started on Wednesday with physical tests being conducted at 12 centers across the state.

    This is second large scale recruitment drive after the last one in 2010, which itself was held after a gap over 7 years. While last time, 5 lakh applications were received for nearly 10,000 posts, this year around 3.5 lakh candidates have applied for 9,000 posts. The number of woman candidates has also gone up as more than 40,000 applications have been received by the police officials for various posts.

    The drive is targeted at filling up already vacant posts in the state police and also prepare personnel to replace retiring officials of all ranks. State police officials said that from 2010 onwards, the acute shortage of staff in khaki force has been taken seriously and with constitution of recruitment board, the induction will hopefully be a regular affair.

    Talking about the current recruitment drive, chairman of the recruitment board for police sub-inspectors Ashish Bhatiya said that the last drive has taught them a lot. “This time, the process is quite stream-lined. Earlier, we had different physical tests for various ranks. Now, all the candidates will have to go through the same test. We have 800 meters running on the first day. Those who successfully complete the test in stipulated time will go for 5 kilometers running on the second day,” he said.