Over 84000 vacancies in CAPF
Over 84,000 CAPF posts lying vacant – On Tuesday, a govt spokesperson stated that out of 9,99,795 sanctioned strength of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), approximately 84,000 posts are currently lying vacant. Speaking on the behalf of Union Home Ministry, the official stated that such vacancies kept arising due to deaths during operations in insurgent areas, retirement and even some soldiers opting for voluntary retirement. The government is taking expeditious steps to fill such vacancies.
India’s CAPF comprises of Border Security Forces (BSF), Shasastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Assam Rifles (AR) and Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
On average, every year different grades of CAPF see approximately 10 per cent vacancies. The govt has already established a well-established procedure to fill such vacancies in CAPF. It has also created a few new posts within the forces to attract potential candidates. The official further added that this process is continuous.
During 2017, Staff Selection Commission had conducted a recruitment cycle for the year 2015-16 for the post of Head Constable (General Duty, GD) and had successfully recruited 57,268 candidates. Similarly, during last year SSC conducted another recruitment drive where it selected constables (GD) by conducting computer-based examinations. For the rank of sub-inspector (GD), SSC conducted computer-based entrances and physical examination and managed to recruit 1094 candidates.
Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had conducted the exams of Assistant Commandant (GD), prelims and written examination. The number of vacancies for the same was 466. The results of the same have been declared. On the basis of personal interviews, the UPSC has selected 1412 candidates.
Recently UPSC released a notification regarding the vacancy of Assistant Commandant (GD) for the current year. The number of seats are 323.
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