Chandigarh, October 6: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday announced to start the process of filling 2,500 posts in the Police Department.
Bhagwant Mann said as per the ongoing process of providing employment to the youth of Punjab, the state government will recruit 2,500 more cops in the Punjab Police to augment its workforce for effectively maintaining law and order, besides tackling unforeseen challenges.
These posts included 1,156 posts of constable in Intelligence and Investigation cadre, 787 posts of head constable in Investigation cadre and 560 posts of Sub Inspector in Investigation, Intelligence, district and armed police cadre.
Bhagwant Mann said while the exam for the posts of constable will be held on October 14, 2022, that of head constable will be conducted on October 15, 2022, and that for the posts of Sub Inspector will be held on October 16, 2022.
The Punjab Chief Minister further said the state government had already handed over appointment letters to 4,374 constables in the force. More recruitment was in the pipeline and the process would be completed very soon.
Reiterating the firm commitment of the Punjab Government to provide employment to youth, Bhagwant Mann said the entire process of the recruitment was being done in a transparent manner.
The Chief Minister said his government was focussing on providing maximum employment to the youth both in public and private sectors. He said till now, more than 17,000 job letters have been handed over to the youth and more would be done in the future. Bhagwant Mann said merit was the single thumb rule for the entire recruitment process.