Naxal-affected states to review police force vacancy position

Last Updated: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 23:21

New Delhi: Seven Naxal-affected states will
soon constitute high-level committees to review vacancy
position in the police forces of the respective states and
take time-bound action to fill them up.

The Chief Secretaries of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa,
Bihar, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh will head
the committee in their respective states.
The committee will review the vacancy position and take
action for their fill-up.

The decision has been taken at yesterday`s conference of
seven Chief Ministers of Maoists-hit states, official sources
said.

There are 97,000 vacancies in the police forces of these
states and the issue prominently figured in the meeting, which
was chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
It was also decided that the Central government will take
suitable action to launch a special recruitment drive for the
Army in the Naxal-affected areas to give enough opportunities
for the local youth to join the armed forces, they said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 23:21

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