DGP GS Rath releases the list of new recruits on Saturday. (Prashant Mitra)
Ranchi, Feb. 25: Director-general of police (DGP) G.S. Rath today released a list of 382 new recruits, including 32 women, who would be absorbed in the state police force as sub-inspector ranked officers in the next couple of years after they complete training.
The list, which was announced at the state police headquarters, was for the posts of 384 sub-inspectors that had been lying vacant since 1994.
The state had advertised for the posts after which more than 13,166 candidates had appeared and cleared the physical test.
Of the 13,166, 12,086 turned up for last year’s September 12 written examination, held at 16 centres across the state. Consequently, 1,217 candidates — 604 general, 126 SC, 3,030 ST and 184 OBC — made it to the interview round.
According to Rath, of the 382 candidates selected, 277 only would be deputed as sub-inspectors. Of the remaining candidates, 54 would be appointed sergeants (sub-inspector rank officers posted at the police lines) and 51 as company commanders (sub-inspector rank officers posted at home guard department).
The two vacancies, which were not filled up, were for the post of sergeants, which has been reserved for candidates from scheduled caste. Sources said that none of the scheduled caste candidates who appeared for the written test could score the cut-off, 125 out of 240 and hence did not qualify.
Prodded for a break-up for the post of sub-inspectors, Rath said of the total number of candidates selected, 139 were from the unreserved category and 28 from the SC category. Of the remaining numbers, 72 belonged to ST and the rest hailed OBC category.
Rath said that those who made the cut would now have to undergo a compulsory two-year training stint after which they would join the force.
“The candidates will have to spend a year each training at the police training college and on the field before joing the force,” Rath said, adding they would soon put out fresh advertisements for recruiting 700 more sub-inspectors.
The new recruitment, which came after a tedious process of four years, is expected to bring in fresh blood in a force that has not seen any fresh appointments for close to 20 years.
The general secretary of Jharkhand Police Association Kamal Kishore welcomed the new appointments and hoped that the force would now start delivering better results.