By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 28: The Assam Police is in the process of selecting 20 constables (urmed branch) which will be recruited by Delhi Police. Ten of them will be female constables. Delhi police had written to the police chiefs of the eight Northeastern states asking them to send aspiring recruits from their region to be inducted into the capital's force. The move is part of the Union Home ministry plan to equip the Delhi police to deal better with continuing hate crimes against people from the NE states.
Such outstation recruitment will be a special provision relating to Delhi and the Northeast, for no mechanism now exists for sending would-be police recruits from one state to join the force of another.
The selection will be done by the State police, but the recruitment will be done by Delhi Police which will bear the salaries and other expenses, State Commissioner & Secretary (Home) Prateek Hazela said..
There is a plan to recruit 60 men and women every year from each of the eight Northeast states - Aruchal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, galand, Sikkim and Tripura.
The Union Home ministry had earlier said 160 young men and women from the Northeast would join the capital's police force. The MP Bezbaruah panel had recommended 600 such recruitments.
The Delhi police now have only 39 personnel of Northeastern origin. Of them, 10 are IPS officers on deputation. The rest, mostly constables, are migrants who were already settled in Delhi when they were recruited.