Home Ministry reviewing police recruitment report: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Oct 30(ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said that a report on further police recruitment has been submitted to his ministry, and it is being reviewed.

The Home Ministry's report for October stated that the one-man committee on "Recruitment Plan (2009-2020) for the Indian Police Service", headed by Kamal Kumar submitted its report during the month.

Chidambaram said that the report confirmed his conclusion that there was grave neglect in determining the number of candidates to be recruited to the IPS in the Civil Services Examination during the four-year period 1999-2002, and that, as against the number of 85, only 36 candidates were recruited each year, resulting in a shortfall of 49 candidates a year or a total shortfall of 196 candidates.

He also informed that the report has recommended that the annual recruitment between 2009-10 and 2019-20 should be fixed at 130 and that a Limited Competitive Examination may also be conducted for 7 years to recruit an additional 448 candidates.

The Minister further pointed out that the damage could be repaired only over a period of 11 years and said that he has directed the report to be processed expeditiously and placed before the competent authority for appropriate decisions.

The monthly report also said that a Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) for IPS Officers has also been approved at an estimated cost of Rs. 68.53 crore.

Under the programme, beginning in January 2010, Superintendent of Police (SP), Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and nspector General (IG)-level officers would be imparted specialized training at premier Indian and international cademic/training institutions, the report added. (ANI)

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