In the wake of the recent CRPF recruitment scam, the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that the process for the same should be "clean".
Pointing out that paramilitary forces will emerge as the largest government recruiter in next five years, Chidambaram said, "Security forces should adapt fool-proof recruitment system as it is the real test of leadership. Recruitment process should be clean."
In a stern message, the Home Minister, on his first visit to CRPF headquarters after taking charge on Monday, made it clear that "I hope this (the alleged scam) is the last and should not be repeated".
He said problems of Naxalism and extremism could not be fought with "weak" candidates who may be selected due to corrupt practices.
Earlier this month, five persons including an Inspector General of the force were arrested by CBI for allegedly recruiting people in exchange of illegal gratification.
Chidambaram while addressing the top brass of the force emphasised the need for "planned operations" to get "significant" results against Naxals and extremists.