In an encouraging response towards the advertisement posted by the Jammu & Kashmir for 5,000 posts, over 1,50,000 youths in the state have applied for the same. 405 applications are from the Kashmir Valley.
n an encouraging response towards the advertisement posted by the Jammu & Kashmir for 5,000 posts, over 1,50,000 youths in the state have sent their application for the same, in new police battalions to be raised in the state. The cost of raising each battalion is around Rs 61 crore and 75 per cent of it will be provided by the central government. The process of recruitment in the five India Reserve Battalions (IRBs) has started and authorities have received around 1,50,000 applications, 405 of which are from the Kashmir Valley.
“This is a very encouraging response as there are 30 applicants against one post,” a senior government official said.
Jobs for the civilians:
The IRBs are being raised with an objective to provide jobs to the local youths and 60 per cent of vacancies in the new battalions will be filled from border districts of the state. Usually, personnel of India Reserve Battalions are normally deployed in their respective states but they can be deployed in other states too if there is a requirement. At present, there are 144 India Reserve Battalions in various states.
In addition, four IRBs each are being raised in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, 12 in Maoist-hit states besides the five battalions in Jammu and Kashmir. Established in 1873, the Jammu and Kashmir Police or JKP is the law enforcement agency, having primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within the twenty two districts of the state of Jammu & Kashmir in India.