Karnataka to fill 16,838 vacant posts in police dept by March 2022

The state also informed the court that there are 1,666 sanctioned posts of Police Inspectors and 205 are vacant.

Published: 12th September 2019 06:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th September 2019 06:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The state government on Wednesday gave its undertaking before the Karnataka High Court that it will fill all 16,838 vacant posts of Police Sub Inspectors (PSIs) and Police Constables (PCs) by the end of March 2022.Explaining why it needs time till 2022, the state government said that the police department has a maximum training capacity of 600 for PSIs and 6,000 for PCs at a time. This is why recruitment beyond this capacity would cause administrative problems in training of these newly recruited Sub Inspectors and Police Constables.

The state government submitted the affidavit before the division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreeniwas Oka and Justice Mohammad Nawaz, which is hearing the suo motu PIL registered by it in response to the directions issued by the Supreme Court.  The court accepted the undertaking given by the state. The state has been told to submit the details of vacancies in the posts of DySP, ASI and others by October 9, 2019. 

The state also informed the court that there are 1,666 sanctioned posts of Police Inspectors and 205 are vacant. The state said, “We will be able to fill up only 133 posts by December 31, 2019. The other vacant posts cannot be filled by then as there are no eligible candidates since the posts are to be filled by promotions only.”With regard to the proposal pending before the Department of Finance for approving filling up of all 16,838 vacant posts, the government stated that it would take necessary action. 

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