Aspirants for the post of constables in Madhya Pradesh Police recruitment 2018 drive were labelled with their respective caste on their chest during medical examination. The incident came to light in district hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar.
Candidates for post of Constables labelled with their respective caste on their chest during medical examination at a district hospital in Dhar. Superintendent of Police Birendra Singh says, 'it is a serious matter & we have ordered investigation' #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/hKUbChuDSA
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Confirming a probe into the labelling of candidates, Superintendent of Police Birendra Singh said that the matter was a “serious” one. He told news agency ANI, “it is a serious matter and we have ordered an investigation.”
Reacting to the incident, Union minister Ramdas Athawale termed it as an insult to members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe, adding that he would seek stern action against erring officials.
“Such an incident is an insult to SC/ ST. I'll write to MP CM over the incident. Appropriate action should be taken against officials responsible for it,” said Athawale.
The Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr RC Panika also expressed his distress following the incident, saying, "This matter is quite serious, we will look into it and we will launch an investigation."