The Delhi Police have stepped up its recruitment drive to fill up vacancies,which have been steadily climbing over the past couple of years following the retirement of a large number of policemen.
At least 3,700 constable and head constable-level officers will join the Delhi Police by August-end this year.
Many senior policemen have retired. We normally go for a recruitment drive as and when we feel it necessary,and during special occasions such as the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Sometimes,we have to recruit freshers when lot of retirements take place, a senior police officer said.
Police said 2,600 recruits have been selected from the constable recruitment drive that began last month. They would now appear for a medical examination before joining their year-long training programme at one of the police training schools in the city. The recruitment process has also started at least 600 posts of head constable and assistant wireless operators,while 500 youth would be selected to become head constables (ministerial).
Once the recruitment drive is completed,the selected candidates will have to go through a rigorous training schedule designed by the Special Commissioner of Police (Training)
and his team, a senior police officer said.
He said the Delhi Police received approximately two lakh applications after they put up advertisements in newspapers,employment news journals and the police website. However,only 3,700 candidates would make it to the final list,he said.
Though we invite applications from across the country and encourage people from other regions to join the Delhi Police,the catchment area remains Haryana,Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh, the officer said.