Mumbai: Maharashtra Government temporarily stays recruitment of 14,956 police constables citing administrative reason

The process was to begin from November 1, opposition demands Shinde-Fadnavis government should soon declare the new recruitment date.

Sanjay JogUpdated: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 09:09 PM IST
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Maharashtra Government temporarily stays recruitment of 14,956 police constables citing administrative reason. | File Photo

Mumbai: The Shinde-Fadnavis government has stayed the mega recruitment of 14956 police constables till further orders. The government was to commence the recruitment on November 1.

However, Director General of Police (Training and special squads) Sanjay Kumar on Saturday issued a notification saying, "The requirement for the police constables and armed constables in the state reserve police force has been stayed till further orders due to administrative reasons." The government is expected to take a decision next week on the declaration of a fresh date.

Opposition attacks government

The state government’s move has been attacked by the NCP spokesman Ravi Varpe who said, "Shinde-Fadnavis government should soon declare the new recruitment date. On the one hand, due to the loss of a slew of mega projects, there has been a loss of jobs for the youth and on the other, it was unable to conduct recruitment of police personnel declared in the past."

The government’s move to recruit police constables had raised hopes among youth as there was no recruitment in the last three years. The home department sources hinted that a lot of youth may not be eligible for the upcoming recruitment due to overage. The government is considering relaxation of the age limit.

District wise allotment of police

The district wise break up of recruitment of 14,956 police constables: Mumbai (6740), Thane city (521), Pune city (720), Pimpri Chinchwad (216), Mira Bhayander (986), Nagpur city (308), Navi Mumbai (308), Amravati city (20), Solapur city (98), Lohmarge, Mumbai (620), Thane rural (68), Raigad (272), Palghar (211), Sindhudurg (99), Ratnagiri (131), Nashik rural (454), Ahmednagar (129), Dhule (42), Kolhapur (24), Pune rural (579), Satara (145), Solapur rural (26), Aurangabad rural (39), Nanded (155), Parbhani (75), Hingoli (21), Nagpur rural (132), Bhandara (61), Chandrapur (194), Wardha (90), Gadchiroli (348), Gondia (172), Amravati rural (156), Akola (327), Buldhana (51), Yavatmal (244), Lohmarg,Pune (124) and Lohmarg, Aurangabad (154).

According to the home department sources, of the 14,956 police constables, 5468 will be filled up from the open category while others will be from Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribes, OBC and other categories.

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