No interviews for police recruitments: Khattar
In an important measure, the BJP government in Haryana has decided to do away with the system of interviews in police recruitments. Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said for ensuring transparency, police recruitments would be held only through written and physical fitness tests. He said their government would provide jobs purely on the basis of merit and eliminate corruption.
The chief minister who was reviewing the functioning of home department in a meeting with additional chief secretary, home, Roshan Lal, director general of police SN Vashisth and senior police officers said emphasis should be laid on ensuring safety of weaker sections of society and women. “There is a need to check crime against women with a firm hand,” he said.
Khattar also stressed the need for opening more drivers’ training schools saying only licence holders should be permitted to drive heavy vehicles and dumpers to check road accidents.
While reviewing the system to redress grievances, the chief minister said grievances of people should be redressed promptly and each complainant should be given a receipt of having received his complaint in writing.
The chief minister expressed his concern over the incident in which two students of North-East were beaten up in Gurgaon recently and directed the officers to ensure that such incidents are not repeated. The people hailing from North-East should be integrated with the mainstream and they should not feel isolated, especially in Gurgaon.
He said a new programme known as “Vasudhaiv Kutumbkum - Mera Desh-Mera Parivar” would be launched with the support of non-governmental organisations to further strengthen national integration.