The constable recruitment in three districts in Assam were cancelled on Sunday following complaints of alleged tampering with the process. However, the results for the remaining 24 districts were declared.
The State Level Police Recruitment Board received several complaints and following inquiries it was found that there was tampering in the recruitment process by some unscrupulous people in the districts of Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta, the police spokesperson said at Guwahati on Sunday.
"Considering that maintenance of sanctity of the recruitment process and trust of the public in the system was paramount, the state government decided to cancel the process in these three districts and dates for holding fresh recruitment shall be announced soon", the spokesman added.
Administrative and criminal action shall be taken against all persons, including government officials, who have been found to have indulged in corrupt practices or tampering of results during the recruitment process in the districts of Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta, he added.
A total of 3,11,198 applications were received, out of which 2,55,589 candidates who were found eligible were called for the Physical Tests, namely, Physical Standards Test (PST) and Physical Eligibility Test (PET). These tests were conducted across the state at 37 centres in all the districts and subsequently, a written test was conducted on 28th June, 2015.
The system of recruitment was designed to be transparent and impartial by incorporating various elements like videography, on the spot declaration of marks obtained in physical tests, pre-defined transparent system of awarding of marks for extra-curricular activities, written test and no interview.