Lok Satta

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:39

Dr. JP seeks age relaxation for SI recruitment


Lok Satta Party President has requested Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy to concede the unemployed youth’s request for a one-time age relaxation for recruitment of sub-inspectors of police.

Dr. JP recalled that the SI recruitments were notified in 2008, but the written examination was held only in August 2011. For over three years, there has been no recruitment. Now there is a proposal to notify 2200 vacancies.

“The job-seekers are, therefore, seeking a one-time age relaxation to 28 years for OCs. I fully appreciate the concern of the Home Department that the quality of recruitment may suffer if excessive age relaxation is given. Also incentives in the job may diminish if selected candidates do not have long enough service remaining.

“However, given the conditions of unemployment prevailing, and the special circumstances that prevented recruitment of SIs for over three years,” Dr. JP requested the Chief Minister “to give a one-time age exemption for a suitable period.” He also wanted the Chief Minster to ensure that recruitments were completed annually on the basis of available or anticipated vacancies, particularly in critical departments.