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Central forces to recruit 54,000 jawans

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 23, 2018, 12:19 am IST
Updated : Jul 23, 2018, 12:19 am IST

The candidates will undertake a computer-based exam, physical efficiency test, physical standard test and a final medical test before being inducted.

(Photo: AP/Representational)
 (Photo: AP/Representational)

New Delhi: In a major recruitment drive in the central security forces, the government has decided to recruit over 54,000 jawans in the armed police forces like the CRPF, BSF and ITBP this year.

Out of the total 54,953 vacancies advertised by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the maximum are for the country’s largest paramilitary force — the CRPF, 21,566 posts. A total of 47,307 vacancies are for men and 7,646 are for women in the constable (general duty) cadre in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Assam Rifles, National Investigation Agency and the Secretariat Security Force, sources said.

The last date to apply for these vacancies is August 20.

“The Central forces, called the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Central Police Organisations (CPOs), are set for expansion by raising new battalions. Hence, these new vacancies have been advertised by the government after sanction from the Union home ministry,” a senior official said.

Applicants in the age group of 18-23 years, who have completed class 10, with a few exceptions and reservations, can apply for these posts. The salary offered, as per the SSC advertisement, is in the matrix of Rs 21,700-69,100.

The candidates will undertake a computer-based exam, physical efficiency test, physical standard test and a final medical test before being inducted.

Tags: crpf, bsf, itbp