Over 55,000 vacant posts in paramilitary forces, Rajnath orders immediate recruitment


NEW DELHI: Taking note of the over 55,000 vacancies in the country’s six paramilitary forces, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday ordered that the recruitment process to fill the posts be expedited, officials said. Of the total vacancies, 21,000 posts are lying vacant in the country’s largest paramilitary force CRPF while there are 16,000 vacant posts in the border guarding force BSF.
Taking stock of the vacancies and recruitment procedure for the paramilitary forces and the Delhi Police during a high-level meeting, the Home Minister directed initiation of special mechanisms for reducing the delays and fast-tracking the recruitment activities in a time-bound manner, a Ministry official said. Nearly 1.35 lakh youths have been recruited in the paramilitary forces in the last two years. Among the vacancies, 233 posts are of DSPs and 140 of commandants and DIGs. The vacancies in the paramilitary forces arise due to retirement, resignation, death, creation of new posts or raising of new battalions, another official said. (AGENCIES)