Since its inception in October last year, the Mumbai Police’s counselling and placement cell has helped 135 sons and daughters of serving policemen to get jobs in various private sector companies, while also placing 15 retired police officers in the private sector.
The cell was inaugurated on October 17 last year and its objective was to provide career opportunities to children of police personnel. Since October 2013 to June 2014, the cell has conducted a total of 22 job placement workshops for candidates, where they were counselled by professional counsellors on career opportunities.
During this period, a total of 135 candidates have been placed in companies such as Edelweiss Finance, Airawat group, ICICI bank, HDFC life insurance, Trident Hotel and Westside retail management, said officials.
Among retired policemen, nine have been placed as security officers with companies like Sheth Creators and Nisa Global Security, two as Traffic Maintainers at the Jamnabai Narsi High School and four as Recovery Officers with India Bulls, with salaries ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 35,000 per month, according to Mumbai Police.
The governing body of the cell includes Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration) Vivek Phansalkar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Local Arms) Vijay Chavan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Sharda Raut and executives from several private sector companies.
“It has turned out to be a very good initiative and we plan to continue it. We are having a meeting on Wednesday in order to discuss the other ways in which candidates can be helped,” Maria said.
Future plans by the cell include job fairs, career counselling seminars and contacting companies in the Information Technology industry.