A record number of 5,91,034 applications have been received by the Punjab Police so far.
Chandigarh: The urge to be a constable in Punjab Police seems to have fired the imagination of aspirants in different parts of the country so much so that the applications are pouring in not only from Punjab but from states and Union Territories. A record number of 5,91,034 applications have been received by the Punjab Police so far to recruit 7,416 constables. Such a large number of applications have arrived in just 17 days since the recruitment process was started by Punjab government. According to the information, among the applicants, 4,67,633 are males and 1,23,401 females.
To be more precise, the Police Department has till June 17 received 4,75,602 completed forms of applicants out of which 3,74,546 are males and 1,01,056 females till June 17. The department has received fees of 4,65,186 applicants, out of whom 3,66,291 are males and 98,895 females. “The response only suggests the kind of aura youngsters have to be part of Punjab Police,” said a senior police official, requesting not to be named. What comes as a big surprise is the fact that a large number of applicants are from states other than Punjab.
As on June 17, as many as 39,015 applicants from other states have applied for the job in which Rajasthan tops the list with 16,587 applicants, followed by Haryana 12,531 applicants and Chandigarh 3,534 applicants, Uttar Pardesh and Delhi on fourth and fifth positions with 2,193 and 1,054 applicants respectively. According to well placed sources, claiming to have access to the information, applicants are from almost all the states and union territories of India including Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Odisha, Kerala, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Daman and Diu, Uttrakhand, Gujrat, Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand. It is pertinent to mention that Punjab government has clarified that all applicants applying for job in the state police will have to under a rigorous test to ensure that none of the applicant is drug addict.
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