Written test for 4,000 constables held: Mohanty

Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar during inspection of examination centre on Sunday.
Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar during inspection of examination centre on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 20: The written test for recruitment of 4,000 constables in Jammu and Kashmir Police was held today across the State.
Nearly, 40,339 candidates appeared in the examination at 75 different examination centres in the State.
Director General of Police (DGP), K. Rajendra Kumar inspected various examination centres in Valley and Jammu and took stock of the arrangements put in place for transparent recruitment. He along with senior police officers and board members inspected the centres and enquired from board staff about the various arrangements made for smooth conduct of the examination.
DGP was told that 30 examination centres have been established in Kashmir Province including Leh and Kargil while 45 had been raised in Jammu Division. Besides, CCTV cameras were installed at all the examination centres to make the process more transparent. Videography of all the centres was also made to avoid any misconduct during the examination.
Elaborate security arrangements in and around the centres were also made through various police components.
Mr. Rajendra expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the Police Recruitment Board in coordination with district police. He said that the recruitment of 4,000 constables which was initiated in 2015 has passed through various methods including outdoor tests and after shortlisting 40,339 candidates are appearing in this examination. He said that the whole process was done in total transparent manner which was quite visible by the enthusiasm and faith of the candidates for the latest facilities adopted by the Board. Besides, State Level Control Room was also established at Armed Headquarters to monitor the examination through the videogrpahy.
Chairman of Police Recruitment Board, Lalat Indu Mohanty along with senior police officers and Board members also inspected various examination centres in Jammu city and other districts of Jammu Zone.
Mohanty said a total of 40339 candidates appeared for written examination in the State including 16766 in Kashmir Zone and 23573 in Jammu Zone.
He said 75 centres had been set up for the candidates including 35 in Kashmir and 40 in Jammu and 3800 invigilators had been deployed for strict Surveillance.
Mohanty said 562 candidates were absent from the exam including 231 in Kashmir and 331 in Jammu.

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