The Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade Act came into force on Monday and the State government has set rules for recruiting personnel for this brigade with the issuance of G.Os in this connection on Monday.
The members of the Brigade will be eligible to continue in service till the attainment of the age of 40. They should be ready to serve in any part of TN and will not be entitled for any leave except casual leave for 12 days in a year.
On selection and appointment, the candidates will be given training for one year in driving and obtaining driving licence for heavy and light vehicles, besides training in wireless communications, night patrolling, computer operations, introduction to major and minor criminal acts, first aid and public relations.
Members of Youth Brigade who have completed one year of service in the force and successfully completed training in all areas will be eligible to appear at a common State-level examination to be conducted by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board. Successful candidates who qualify in the examination will be absorbed in the TN Police Force, based on merit.
The Brigade members will get a honorarium of Rs 7,500 and will not be entitled for any other allowances except for travel. They are eligible for facilities available in police canteens and supply of essential commodities at subsidised prices, besides use of bus and railway warrants.
The uniform for the members will be a khaki colour shirt with half sleeves and trousers in the same colour. Those working in hill stations can opt for khaki beret, black leather shoes, woollen socks, whistle with chain and black leather belt. The members of the Brigade will wear the letters TNSPYB on their shoulder straps.
The members of the Youth Brigade will be selected through an objective type of examination conducted by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board and the short-listed candidates, based on their performance in the examination, will be called for physical measurements and endurance test.
Minimum standards of physical measurements required for the candidates include a height of 170 cm or 167 cm with chest 81 cm, with 5 cm on expansion.
The communal reservation followed in appointments in the services under the State as per the law in force shall apply for appointment to the Brigade. Besides, there will be no special reservation such as for ex-servicemen, differently-abled and sportspersons.
Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had first announced plans for the TNSPYB last October and introduced a bill on the matter in the Assembly in February. The government announced plans to recruit a maximum of 50,000 youth, with 10,000 being inducted in the current financial year.