In a significant announcement on November 18, Home Minister Dr. G. Parameshwar shared positive news for aspiring candidates looking to join the police force in Karnataka. The recruitment process for vacant police sub-inspector positions is set to commence shortly, offering opportunities for 1540 individuals.
Dr. Parameshwar highlighted that, in accordance with the High Court’s order, the re-examination process for the 545 posts will be conducted by an independent agency. The decision underscores the importance of maintaining objectivity in the examination process. To ensure fairness and transparency, the Karnataka Examination Authority has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting both the re-examination and new examinations. This move is aimed at instilling confidence in the recruitment process.
Acknowledging the urgency of the situation, the Home Minister emphasized that the government promptly responded to the court’s directive. Within four to five days of receiving the court order, a notification was issued, signaling the government’s commitment to expediting the recruitment process. The decision to involve the Karnataka examination system reflects a proactive approach to addressing the vacancies in the police sub-inspector positions.
Dr. Parameshwar shed light on the unique challenges faced by the police department, emphasizing the need for immediate recruitment due to the one-year training period required for new appointees. Unlike other departments, the police force cannot assign duties immediately after appointment; hence, the focus must extend beyond recruitment to enhancing the training capacity. The Home Minister stressed the necessity of expanding the training institute in Mysore, currently accommodating 300 to 400 individuals, to meet the demands of the increased recruitment.
Highlighting the severity of the situation, Dr. Parameshwar pointed out the dearth of Police Sub Inspectors in various police stations, with thousands of positions remaining unfilled. Drawing attention to recent promotions under Rule 32, where 600 individuals were elevated to the PSI position, he emphasized the urgency of filling the existing 400 vacancies. Additionally, approval from both the Finance Department and the Home Department has been secured for the recruitment of an additional 600 posts, bringing the total recruitment target to 1540, including the initial 540 posts.