Ludhiana: Aspirants find fault with cops' recruitment process, protest

Ludhiana: Aspirants find fault with cops' recruitment process, protest

Candidates who appeared for the police constable exam protest outside the DC office in Ludhiana on Monday. tribune photo: Himanshu Mahajan

Harshraj Singh

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 29

Alleging embezzlement in the ongoing police constable recruitment process after the announcement of written examination results recently, a number of aspirants, including young boys and girls, protested outside the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on Monday. They raised slogans against the state government and demanded justice for them.

Results declared recently

Protesting youngsters said they had appeared for the written exam about two months ago but are not satisfied with the ongoing process. They claimed that there was no transparency in the written examination results declared recently and the list of shortlisted candidates for the next stage of the recruitment process.

The protesting youngsters said they had appeared for the written exam about two months ago but are not satisfied with the ongoing process. They claimed that there was no transparency in the written examination results declared recently and the list of shortlisted candidates for the next stage of the recruitment process.

They alleged that the names of those persons who had got lesser marks than them had been shortlisted for the next stage. After the written exam results, the scrutiny of documents, physical measurement test and physical screening test are to be conducted in the second stage.

A candidate, Ravi, alleged: “A fraud is being committed in the recruitment process as there is no transparency. Marks of the written examination of eligible declared candidates for the next stage were not mentioned in the list. Even their addresses, parents’ names and other important information were not mentioned. There are a number of persons whose names seemed not to be Punjabi. There is no information about cut-off marks and the normalisation process.”

“Now, a large number of aspirants who had appeared for the written exam were feeling cheated. Those having lesser marks than us have been made eligible for the next stage. We want the government to make public OMR test sheets, written exam marks, residence addresses and other information of all candidates who have been declared eligible for the next phase of the recruitment process. Moreover, it should be made clear that whether the eligible declared candidates had passed Punjabi subject in Class X,” he said.

Another protesting candidate claimed: “Some, who have lesser marks than my marks, have been declared eligible for the physical test and screening. I had been preparing for written and physical exams for long. I am not satisfied with the ongoing recruitment process. It is totally unfair.”

The protesters also demanded that the government should ensure 10,000 constables be recruited in a transparent manner otherwise they will intensify their agitation. They also announced to protest outside the residence of Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi soon.

They also met administration and police officials regarding their demands today. Meanwhile, the vehicular traffic was also got affected during the protest.

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