The dates for the Rajasthan police constable exam have been announced by the Rajasthan Police Recruitment Board. The Rajasthan police constable exam was scheduled to be held in May. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the exam got postponed. Now, it will be held on November 6, 7 and 8.
Considering the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, it will be a major challenge for the board to conduct the exam.
The state police are facing a paucity of staff because there were no appointments for the past three years. The successful candidates will have to undergo training for a year before they are absorbed in the force.
17.5 lakh candidates to appear for 5,438 posts
“This will be the biggest-ever written examination for 5,438 posts and there are 17.50 lakh candidates. Thus, for every single post there will be 321 candidates. It indicates the difficulty level for the competition. Large-scale preparations have to be done for holding such an examination in a foolproof manner” said DGP Bhupendra Singh.
Police force will be deployed to conduct the examinations in over 750 centres spread across 33 districts of Rajasthan. Thus, the entire police force of the state police will be deployed to ensure free and fair examinations.
Gehlot government facing criticism
Congress, on one hand, is protesting against the Centre for conducting the JEE and NEET amid the coronavirus pandemic. On the other hand, the Rajasthan government itself decided to go ahead with several examinations in the state when the corona crisis at its peak.
This double standard has resulted in criticism for the Ashok Gehlot government.
Police to request RSRTC, railway for transportation facilities
According to DGP Yadav, a committee of senior police officials was formed in August to suggest the dates and the precautions to be taken while conducting the examinations.
The most important thing will be the logistics part as a large number of candidates are from rural areas. These candidates will have to travel to their test centres.
The Rajasthan police have ensured that candidates do not have to travel long distances for the examination. They will be provided the nearest centre.
Yet, there are issues related to travel and the police will have meetings with the state road transport corporation (RSRTC) to ply special buses. The special buses will be used to ferry students from various villages to the nearest centres.
North western railway will also be requested to run special trains. The railways have decided to run special trains for the JEE-NEET examination. Similarly, it would be asked to runs special trains to carry candidates from various districts.
Health, civic officials to be deployed
“The police headquarters will work out a plan with the health department for the norms to be adopted to ensure that all safety protocols are followed. Thus, health department officials will be deployed to take tests of the candidates at various examination centres. Several agencies relating to civic affairs will also be deployed to conduct the examinations.
To read the latest news in Gujarati click here