J&K Police invites online applications for filling up 5381 posts of Constables

Newsroom24x7 Staff

jammu-and-kashmir-policeSrinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) has invited online applications for filling up 5381 posts of Constables in various wings of the State police.

The vacancies in JKP include 4340 posts in Indian Reserve Police (IRP), 655 in Executive Police and 386 in Armed Police.

The public has been informed through the advertisement for filling the posts of constables, which has been issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Director General Police, that the selection of Constables will be through a transparent recruitment process involving Physical Endurance Test (PET), Physical Standards Test (PST) and Written Test. The selection will be done at the district level and the last date for submission of completed application forms is 20 November 2016.

For candidates intending to apply for the post of Constable, at least should be Matriculate and not less than 18 years or more than 28 years of age.

Click here for Advertisement Notice for the post of Constable in J&K Police

Who fixed 41 years as the retirement age for Home Guard Volunteers in Madhya Pradesh

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Investigation by Newsroom24x7.com into the recent transfer of Maithili Sharan Gupta, IPS-1984, from the post of Madhya Pradesh DG Home Guards to the State Police Headquarters as Special DG Police Reforms reveals that this is not a routine transfer on administrative grounds.

Those who have closely followed Maithili Sharan Gupta’s transfer to the State Police Headquarters as Special DG Police Reforms, are seeing it as “wrongful punitive action” against an upright Police officer who has been made a scapegoat for a decision taken by others.

The issue at the core of this transfer is the retirement age of Home Guards volunteers.

When the Home Guards’ issue had flared up while Gupta was holding the post of DG Home Guards, State Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, while interacting with the media earlier last month, had said: “action would be initiated against officials, who were behind the decision (to lower the retirement age of Home Guards). We have identified officers and action would be initiated against them.” Before this, it was widely reported that the Home Minister and state DG Police had met the State chief Minister to discuss the situation arising as a result of a sit-in agitation by the aggrieved Home Gaurds.

toiTimes of India reported on 5 September, 2016 that a few hours after the Home Minister had announced action against officers, Gupta was transferred. The same report took off by stating “a day after announcement on lowering retirement age of Home Guards to 40, the state government went into damage-control mode in face of protest, prompting (the) Home Minister to announce the age limit was restored to 60.”

Investigation by Newsroom24x7 has revealed:

  1. The retirement age of Home Guards volunteers in Madhya Pradesh has been 41 years from 1 November 1956 till 13 April 2016 as per Central Province and Barar Home Guards Rules 1947 adopted by M.P. in 1956. ♣♣♣
  2. A Committee, headed by State Principal Secretary General Administration Department with DGP Home Guard and Home Secretary as members, nominated to frame New Home Guard rules on the directives of Supreme Court of India had recommended 50 years as retirement age for Home Guards with proviso to allow the home guards on rolls to retire up to 60 years. ♦♦♦
  3. The recommendation of the officers’ committee was reviewed and rejected on 6 October 2015 by a committee of secretaries headed by Sate Chief Secretary. This committee ordered that the retirement age of Home guards should be 41 years. It also instructed that an exit plan for overage home guards be submitted.  ♠♠♠
  4. State Government also issued an extra-ordinary gazette notification to notify Home Guards Rules 2016 after due process of law on 13 April 2016 fixing 41 years as the retirement age for Home Guards. The gazatte notification also dropped the provision for extension of service up to 60 years. ♥♥♥

It does not require rocket science to conclude from points 1 to 4 above that it was not Gupta but a committee of Secretaries headed by the State Chief Secretary that was responsible for fixing 41 years as the retirement age of Home Guards volunteers in Madhya Pradesh.

Obviously, the State Home Minister must have given the responsibility at some level in the government to identify officers who were behind the decision to lower the retirement age to enable the government to take action against them as announced. It is an open and shut case. The role of officers entrusted with the task of “identifying” those responsible should come under question as they could obviously succeed in keeping the Home Minister and the Chief Minister in the dark about the real situation in this case. In the end – the guilty have gone scot-free while an officer with an unblemished track record has not only been painted in poor light but has also been made to suffer.

Click here to read related news: IPS postings and cadre management leave much to be desired in Madhya Pradesh

3 killed, more than 20 injured in stampede at Mayawati rally

Newsroom24x7 Staff

bsp-supremo-mayawati-at-lucknow-rallyLucknow: At least three persons were killed and over two-dozen injured in a stampede at Bahujan Samajwadi Party leader Mayawati’s rally here today.

Earlier, addressing the rally, Mayawati slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that his Government and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party were trying to politicise the sacrifices of the Indian soldiers.

The BSP rally at the Kanshi Ram Memorial here was organised to mark the 10th death anniversary Kanshi Ram, the founder of BSP.

The BSP leader accused the two main rivals parties Congress and the ruling Samajwadi Party of misleading the people for the sake of vote bank politics on the same lines as the BJP. Putting these parties in the same bracket, she announced that the BSP will comntest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election on its own.

Mayawati did not hold any punches and said that the rising graph of crime and atrocities against the Dalits and minorities in Uttar Pradesh shows that the ruling Samajwadi Party was moving on the same line as the BJP. She particularly expressed concern saying the Muslims and Dalits were being targeted by the “cow brigade” in Uttar Pradesh.

Whopping sum of money for a number plate

Shaily Kalra

d5-number-plateDubai: It was a jaw dropping moment for many when Balwinder Sahani, Dubai based Indian businessman, bought the number plate “D5” for Dh 33 million (₹ 60 crores) at a momentous Roads and Transport Authority’s number plate auction joined by more than 300 bidders here this weekend.

The auction was held for eighty unique car number plates. The Bids for the ‘D5’ plate started at Dh 20 million.

Sahani, who has a passion for number plates bought number ‘O9’ for 25 million dirhams (₹ 48 crores approx) at an auction last year. Sahani is also known as Abu Sabah, he is the owner of RSG International (Raj Sahani Group International).

Sahani said he has a collection of 10 such number plates and as this is his passion he will add more such car plates into his collection.

Another number plate – Q77 was bought by an Emirati bidder for Dh 4.52 million. plates like P27 and R 7777 also attracted huge sums of money.

The proceeds from Saturday’s auction will go to Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority.