The UDF promise to make the Kerala police force more women-friendly seems to be too good to be true. The Kerala police is yet to recruit women officers from its 2010 list, said the office-bearers of the Women Police Constable Rank Holders Committee, Ernakulam, here.
“Recruitment notice was out in 2010, test was conducted on 2011, the list came out in 2013 and, after physical tests, the final list came out in 2014. These people are not yet called for the job,” said Sindya K B of the committee.
She said the recent promise made by Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala about recruiting 338 women police officers seems to be too short. “It was earlier said that the remaining vacancies after the notification of the test will also be filled in from the names in the final short list. However, even after four years, the PSC has reported only 36 vacancies in the police force. If the Minister is true to what he said, he should come out with the exact number of vacancies and recruit those in the sub-list too,” she said.