Haryana amends rules to appoint players DSPs and SIs

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Chandigarh, Nov 29 (UNI) The Haryana Cabinet today amended the Haryana Police Service Rules, 2002 and Punjab Police Rules, 1934 for making direct recruitment of outstanding sportspersons in the ranks of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Sub Inspector of Police (SI) respectively.

As per the amendment, 30 per cent quota for directly recruited Deputy Superintendents of Police, three per cent would be filled up from the outstanding sportspersons of Haryana State who win Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals in Olympic Games or those sportspersons who bring extraordinary laurel to the country and the state, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said.

The Government would give suitable relaxation upto three years in maximum age after recording reasons in writing.

The Cabinet also amended the Punjab Police Rules, 1934 relating to recruitment of Sub Inspectors of Police. As many as 47 per cent of posts of Sub Inspectors shall be filled up by direct recruitment.

In addition three per cent of posts would be filled up by direct recruitment from the outstanding sportspersons who are recipients of Arjun Award of Government of India or Bhim Award of State Government, winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in Olympics or winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in Commonwealth Games or Asian Games or winners of Gold Medal in Asian Championships conducted by recognised International or National Federations or winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in SAARC Games or winners of Gold Medal in National hampionships.

The sportspersons shall include both male and female.

The Cabinet also gave its ex-post facto approval to the decision of the Government to appoint Cricketer Joginder Sharma and Hockey player Mamta Kharab as Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP) by relaxing Rule 18 by taking the two posts of DSPs out of the purview of the Haryana Public Service Commission.

They had been offered this appointment on September four, 2007 with the prior approval of the Chief Minister ''to inspire the younger generation to excel in sports.'' UNI

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