State’s biggest police recruitment exercise begins tomorrow

With the process for the biggest ever recruitment drive in police set to begin on July 18,the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board (UPPRPB) has introduced the option of submitting applications online

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: July 17, 2013 4:35 am

With the process for the biggest ever recruitment drive in police set to begin on July 18,the UP Police Recruitment and Promotion Board (UPPRPB),in a bid to make the process “easier for the candidates in many ways”,has introduced the option of submitting applications

online.

Board’s Member Secretary IG Anil Kumar Agarwal said submitting the application form online will enable the candidate to receive alerts through email and SMS about each and every development in the process of the recruitment.

The IG said they have also made the application forms available at 169 designated post offices across the state,from where the candidates can get it for Rs 200.

Each district in the state will have at least three post offices from where a candidate can purchase the form.

Agarwal further said that the board has accommodated 14.69 lakh candidates who had applied for the 41,000 vacancies for civil police and PAC in 2011,which got postponed.

These candidates,he said,will not have to pay for the application form this time. They will only have to get another form and fill in the old form number to get their identity

confirmed.

Agarwal,however,added that any candidate opting for fire services will have to pay Rs 200 for a fresh form as applications were not invited for firemen in 2011.

The IG further said the candidates,this time,will have to mention the name of board from where they completed their Class X exam along with the roll number. He said this has been done to avoid any age-related cheating that may arise later in the recruitment process.

The board is inviting applications for the recruitment of 35,500 constables for Civil Police,4,033 for Provincial Arms Constabulary (PAC) and 2,077 for Fire Services.

The board had,in 2009-2010,recruited over 36,000 constables for UP Police. These constables have already completed their training and are serving with the police stations and at various units of the state police.

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