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Five IRBs in State soon: DGP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 30: Assam DGP Mukesh Sahay has said that as many as five Indian Reserve Battalions (IRBs) are going to be set up in Assam, initially with Central funding. He said that the battalions have already been approved by the Centre following initiatives taken by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal.

Talking to the press in the city today, the DGP said: “It’ll benefit us in two ways – generate jobs and increase the strength of the State’s police force. The five battalions will have around 5,000 personnel, including 4,000 fresh recruits from Assam. During the recruitment we need to see that the areas that are generally left out are done justice. The five battalions will be funded initially by the Centre, and the battalions, when needed, can also be deployed elsewhere in the country.”

The DGP further said that the new battalions would be started from 2017. “Recruitments of UB SI and UB constables are also going on in the State at present. The recruitment of the IRB battalions will be started after the completion of the current recruitment process. The places of the new battalions are yet to be decided. At present Assam has 26 battalions in all.”

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