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12,500 posts vacant in state police : Minister

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Patna, Mar 6 (UNI) Bihar Energy Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav today admitted in the assembly that there were 12,500 vacant posts in the state police.

Replying to a question of Maheshwar Singh, Mr Yadav informed the house that the state government had initiated the move to fill up the 12,500 posts of police personnel, including those of 38 police superindendents, 108 deputy police superintendents, 2227 sub-inspectors, 44 inspectors and 10,000 constables. Majority of these posts had to be filled up through direct appointments while some would be filled up on promotion basis.

Mr Yadav said the process of recruitment was initiated to appoint sub-inspectors and constables by the previous regime but the state government had cancelled the physical tests conducted for the appointments after irregularities were found during investigation. A decision had been taken to hold fresh physical tests, he added.

In reply to another question of BJP member Rameshwar Prasad, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi admitted that there was no branch of any nationalised bank in 38 blocks of the state. He assured the house that the matter would be discussed with Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, scheduled to visit the state shortly.

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