Haryana to hire 1,000 former servicemen to deploy on night duty in Gurgaon

The eligible volunteer ex-servicemen shall be employed for a period of one year on monthly honorarium of Rs 18,000.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: June 27, 2018 12:49:39 am
Haryana to hire 1,000 former servicemen to deploy on night duty in Gurgaon The decision was approved by the state Cabinet, which met under chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

In order to curb the increasing incidents of crimes during night hours, the Haryana government has decided to engage additional 1,000 ex-servicemen from Army as Special Police Officers (SPOs) who shall be deployed across Gurgaon on night duties. The decision was approved by the state Cabinet, which met under chairmanship of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here on Tuesday.

Eligible ex-servicemen should be between 25 and 50 years of age and they should not have been removed or dismissed from their earlier service on grounds of indiscipline, misconduct or medical unfitness. The eligible volunteer ex-servicemen shall be employed for a period of one year on monthly honorarium of Rs 18,000. Members of this auxiliary force would not be posted in their home police stations but efforts shall be made to post them in adjoining police stations near their place of residence. However, those willing could be posted in other commissionerate or district, also.

No written test or physical measurement would be held for engaging these ex-servicemen. However, the applicants should have minimum of five years service in the Army, a state government spokesperson said.

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