Decision after controversy: Power for police recruitment will be taken away from the secondary service selection board, only the home department will complete the recruitment process.
After many controversies, the unarmed PSIs, ASIs, constables, intelligence officers, armed police constables, etc. in the state police force will now be replaced by class-3 posts by the state home department instead of the secondary service selection board.
However, this also requires compliance with the conditions set by the government.
There have been many controversies and agitationsThere have been many controversies and agitations over the issues like examinations, results, appointments and recruitment conducted by the Gujarat Secondary Service Selection Committee (GSSSB) for some time now.
In these circumstances, sources in the General Administration Department said that till now the technical and non-technical recruitment process under Cadre-3 was done by the Secondary Service Selection Board.
Consideration of formation of Lokarakshak Recruitment Board
The Home Department is considering setting up a separate recruitment board for the recruitment of PSIs, Intelligence Officers, ASIs, Armed SRPF cadres under the Home Department and Lokarakshak Recruitment Boards for the recruitment of unarmed constables, armed police constables and SRPF cadres.
The Home Department alone will fill 12,988 posts PSI, Intelligence Officer, ASI, Armed SRPF, Unarmed Constable and Armed Police Constable. All these 12,988 posts will now be recruited directly by the Home Department.
However it is said that this is limited to just one recruitment exercise or one year earlier whichever is earlier, so the recruitment process will be completed within a year. Recruitment will be based entirely on OMR test and no candidate will be interviewed or interviewed in person during recruitment.