The Delhi Police which has been often blamed for low police-population ratio in the city has now decided to recruit 400 Sub-Inspectors for better policing.
An order in this regard has already been signed by Lieutenant Governor Tejendra Khanna and is in the final stages of being issued, sources said.
"We are going to recruit 400 Sub-Inspectors. All formalities in this regard have been completed," a senior Delhi Police official said.
As per the order which is likely to be issued this week, out of the total 400 posts, 320 will be filled through open category (through written, physical examination and interview), while 40 each are kept for Departmental and Ex-servicemen category.
The official said a total of 172 seats from the 320 open category vacancies are reserved for the General category, while the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes categories have been earmarked with 55, 25 and 68 seats respectively.
For the posts kept under departmental quota, 21 are for General, 7 for SC, 3 ST and 9 for OBC.
"There are 21 posts kept reserved for General category, 7 for SC, 3 for ST and 9 for OBC candidates under ex-servicemen category," he said.
Meanwhile, the recruitment process for 692 posts of SIs initiated last year has been completed and selected candidates have joined the basic training course at Police Training College at Jharoda Kalan.