India to have mass recruitment of police for commonwealth gamesJanuary 2nd, 2009 - 8:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): The police force in New Delhi will have mass recruitment of police constables and other ranks before the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010.
Addressing a news conference Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dhadwal, who heads the force said that the recruitment is part of the drive to ensure security during the Games.
“We have taken substantial steps to ensure security in the city. Recruitment at various levels has reached an advanced stage. Around 4,500 constables will join by March 15. We are announcing another 6,500 posts for constables and 550 (vacancies) for the sub inspector posts. Whatever vacant posts we have will be filled up by 2010 Common wealth Games. This is our plan and we hope to be successful in that,” he added.
The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, between October 3 and October 14, 2010.
This is the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India, which will be the third developing country to host the event after Jamaica in 1966 and Malaysia in 1998. This is the second time the event has been held in Asia after 1998. India has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. (ANI)
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