Maharashtra Govt to recruit 10,000 police personnel

Maharashtra Govt to recruit 10,000 police personnel

The Maharashtra government has decided to recruit 10,000 police personnel. This decision has been taken in order to ease the load on the police force and also create employment opportunities for men and women who are looking forward to join the police force.

According to a report in Indian Express, Home minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday said “looking at the current law and order situation due to the lockdown and pandemic, the state needs additional personnel.”

“The decision to recruit 10,000 personnel was taken in a meeting with the finance minister, Ajit Pawar and the chief minister Udhhav Thackeray has given the approval for the same,” he added.

The state is also planning to build and all-women battalion in the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), the battalion will be based in Nagpur’s Katol. Around 1,400 women will be trained and recruited, said Deshmukh. The recruitment will take place in three phases

This decision will end up creating good employment opportunities for people coming from various backgrounds. The state had cancelled its annual recruitment drive due to coronavirus. So far 5,435 people from the police force have been tested positive for coronavirus and 71 have died. Earlier the state had also asked the people in the police force who are above the age of 55 to either stay at home or work away from the public in their office.

The current total of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stands at 2,17,121 out of which 1,18,558 patients have been cured. The number of active cases stands at 89,294.

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