From A Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 17: The State Security Commission on Friday reviewed the pending recruitments into 2,751 vacant posts in different categories of the police, including the post of sub-inspector, both AB and UB battalion cadres and SF-10.
The High Court of Meghalaya had recently quashed the advertisement and recruitment process of SF-10 commandos, citing anomalies carried out by the Home department.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma said, “We are yet to complete the exercise for recruitment into 2,751 vacant posts. However, the recruitments have been challenged by some individuals and we need to wait for the ruling of the High Court before proceeding with the recruitment exercise.”
He said many recommendations have been given to the police by the Commission and the police headquarters is expected to act upon them to see how these issues can be resolved so that the vacancies are filled.
“As the police deals with the law and order, including militancy, hence it is required that the force is supplemented with adequate number of personnel,” he said.
Asked on the law and order situation in Garo Hills, the Chief Minister said: “Support of all sorts is needed to be given to the police so that they can overcome the challenges. This is also what we had discussed and the government has taken cognizance of this matter.”
He said that the meeting also discussed the issue pertaining to militancy, terror outfits and overall law and order situation in the State.
Sangma further said, “We don’t want the police to be seen just as security agencies, but also as friends and comrade of the people, which will lead to better police-community relationships.”