Minister for R&B and Parliamentary Affairs Mr Abdul Rehman Veeri informed the house that 3836 candidates have been recruited under different cadres in Police Department during past two years.
Replying to a question by Dr Shehnaz Ganai, the Minister informed that 3725 youth were recruited as constables through recruitment board and SRO-43 in the Police department during the period, of which 132 are female constables.
He said 100 Prosecuting Officers were also appointed in the department of which 18 are females. He said moreover 11 Sub-Inspectors including a female were also recruited in the department during this period.
The Minister further informed that in all 3622 candidates of various districts were recruited as constables through Police recruitment board during last two years which include 911 in Executive Police and 2711 in Armed Police.
Replying to other part of the question, Mr Veeri said there is a laid down policy for regularization of SPOs as constables/followers in Police Department on operational grounds, excellence in sports and ITI diploma. He said besides during recruitment of constables 50 percent horizontal reservation has also been earmarked for SPOs having continuous engagement for three years.
The Minister further said that 2081 SPOs were absorbed and appointed as constables/followers during past five years in the state.
Mr. Veeri informed that Police Department has withdrawn 88 vehicles from various legislators out of which 17 vehicles have been deployed with other protected persons. He said 58 vehicles have been kept in Police Central stores in Srinagar and Jammu as most of them are flood-affected while the remaining 13 vehicles are lying at Central Pool Jammu/Srinagar and have been kept reserved.
Legislators Sofi Yousuf and Zafar Iqbal Manhas raised supplementaries to the main question.