SSC chairman meets chief secy, says cop recruitment need of the hour

With around 1,536 vacancies for the post of constable and general duty officer under Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the chairman of SSC, N K Raghupathy today expressed dissatisfaction over the large number of vacancies in West Bengal, especially in the border area and Left Wing Extremist areas of the state - Bankura, Purulia, Birbhum and West Midnapore.

The commission recruits constables and Group D staffs in Central Police Force (CPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sima Suraksha Bal, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and Assam Rifle.

Ragupathy said in the eastern region of the state, there is a vacancy of around 30 per cent, and the need of the hour is to fill them up, but they are not getting suitable candidates for recruitment.

Officials of SSC also said that for the last three years, the vacancy in the LWE areas of Bengal has increased manifold and to discuss this issue, the SSC chairman met Chief Secretary Sanjoy Mitra today at Writer's Buildings.

Ragupathy said the chief secretary has told them that the state government will be organising camps in the districts for collection of applications from the suitable candidates. He said in 2012 only 700 posts of constable and group D staffs have been filled up in border and naxal-affected areas. It has been decided that fresh advertisement would be issued on December 15 in this regard, he added.

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