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Haryana govt does away with Suraksha Sathi scheme'

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Chandigarh, Mar 1 (UNI) Haryana government has decided to reduce the minimum height for recruitment as a constable in the state from 5.9 feet to 5.7 feet.

The decision, taken in a cabinet meeting held yesterday, was aimed at providing opportunity to a larger number of youth and to keep at par with the norms in adjoining states as well as with those in the Indian Army and Central Para-Military forces.

The meeting, presided by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, also reduced the age of recruitment to 18 to 25 years from 18 to 27 years in consonance with the recommendation of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

The cabinet also decided to discontinue the scheme for engagement of Suraksha Sathi by the previous government saying about 3604 sathis employed under this scheme failed to discharge their duties in providing necessary assistance to the Police Department.

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