By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Jan 23: Altogether 411 youths from the Northeast are set to join Delhi Police, as part of the Central government's initiative to check escalating crime against people from the region in the tiol capital. Of the selected candidates, 33 per cent are female.
Among the candidates, 87 are from Assam - 65 male, 22 female.
Official sources said recruitment teams lead by senior officers from Delhi Police flew down to eight Northeast state capitals to carry out the recruitment process. The results of the tests were declared within a month.
"Not a single complaint was received during recruitment. We adopted the latest transparent strategy for recruitment - like use of biometrics, OMR sheets, no oral interviews, computerised answers checking etc. The results were declared on the same evening after the written exam," said IGP Robin Hibu, the Nodal Officer for North East People in Delhi.
"We will be calling the selected candidates soon to Delhi for training. Their character verification are about to be completed by the respective state police," he said.
The Delhi Police Special Unit for North Eastern States, kpura, has prepared elaborate arrangements for training of the successful candidates.
City-life orientation and Hindi speaking classes will be part of the training.
"We will also encourage them to join the Delhi Police elite commandos to eble them to go for deputation to NSG, Ministry of Exterl Affairs and other lucrative central deputations on rank promotion later," the IGP said.
Delhi Police has sought funds from DoNER Ministry for constructing housing facilities for these newly recruited police personnel.
On completion of training, the 411 youths will be deployed in localities like Munirka, Kotla, Khirki Extension, Safdarjung, Sunlight Colony, Jamia, Jakpuri, Burari, Mukherjee gar, Civil Line, Timarpur, Mahipalpur, Vasant vihar, Ambedkar gar etc where sizeable numbers of Northeast people live.