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SC sets timeline for filling vacancies in police forces

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 24: The Supreme Court on Monday fixed a timeline for recruitment of police personnel including Sub-Inspectors, head constables and the constables in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kartaka and Tamil du.

Setting the time line for the filling up the vacancies spread over four years, the bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar and Justice D.Y.Chandrachud said that for any breach of the time line indicated by the top court, the officers concerned shall be held liable.

Approving the road maps, the bench made it clear that the Chairman of the Police Recruitment and Promotion Board “shall not be changed midstream” once the recruitment process has commenced from the issuance of notification till the holding of the exam. The order passed on Monday separately in respect of the six states would see recruitment of 19,396 Sub-inspectors (direct) and Inspector (on promotion) and 1,02,619 constable in Uttar Pradesh. Saying that it would monitor the filling-up of the vacancies, the court had said that in the first instance it would focus on Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Kartaka and Tamil du. (IANS)

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