Jharkhand to appoint young sub inspectors to combat Maoists

March 7th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin  

Ranchi, March 7 (IANS) The Jharkhand government has lowered the age ceiling for sub inspector aspirants to its police force by 11 years so that young and energetic cops can fight Maoist rebels better. The state government plans to appoint 400 sub inspectors (SI) and 4,500 constables soon.

According to officials in the police headquarters, the maximum age of those seeking to be sub inspectors will be 24 years while the maximum age for constables will be 35.

Earlier, the age ceiling was 35 years for both categories.

“We have decided to cut the age by 11 years keeping in mind the fact that the young and energetic SIs will be able to fight Maoist rebels and hardened criminals better. Even Indian Police Service officers are appointed at a young age,” said a police official.

There is a provision of age relaxation of five years for Dalits and tribals and three years for backward castes.

Justifying the move, state police spokesperson R.K. Mallik said: “We need young Sis who will help us in launching operations against Maoist rebels”.

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