HSSC Constable Recruitment: Haryana Staff Selection Commission to issue fresh advertisement – education
The Haryana Personnel Selection Commission (HSSC) will issue a new advertisement for the recruitment of police officers after it withdrew the previous one, and the government stated that the measure is aimed at providing an opportunity to candidates belonging to the sections economically weakest (EWS) to apply for these vacancies.
The HSSC has withdrawn the announcement posted in August 2019 for the recruitment of 5,000 male and 1,000 female police officers, an official spokesperson here said Tuesday.
In response to inquiries and apprehensions raised on social media platforms about the reasons for the removal of the ad, the spokesperson, in a statement here, said that the commission will publish a new ad within a day.
Now, applications for the recruitment of 5,500 men and 1,100 policemen will be invited into the police department, he added.
“In addition, an announcement will also be published for the recruitment of 698 female officers for Haryana’s 1st Women’s Battalion, the Durga-One Battalion,” he said.
The spokesman said that the reason for the withdrawal of the previous announcement “is to give an opportunity to candidates belonging to the Economically Weakest Sections (EWS) to apply for these vacancies.”
Prime Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had said last month that a five-year relaxation would be provided in police recruitment of EWS candidates.
As of now, the minimum age for a police job in Haryana is 18 years old and the age of all applicants must be under 25 years old.
In making the announcement in the Assembly, Khattar had said that the state government had implemented the provision of a 10 percent reserve for EWS candidates in government positions, according to the Center’s patron.
“Until now, no age reduction was admissible for EWS candidates in police recruitment,” he had said.