The state government in Maharashtra has directed the district heads
and police commissioners in every district to include hundred
candidates from the minority communities in police force, reported
the local media yesterday.
According to the report, in all the 35
districts in the state 100 candidates from the minority communities
that the state government has directed to recruit, include 70
Muslims, 20 Buddhists, 4 Christians, 4 Jains and one each from the
Sikh and Parsi communities.
The Government appointment District Collectors
in every district to head the committee to select the
candidates from the minority communities and respective Police
Commissioners, Superintendent of Police (SP), local representative
from the minorities and Deputy Collectors as committee members to
assist the Collectors.
Those recruited under this scheme
would undergo a special training for which the government has
sanctioned 2.17 crore rupees. Candidates will be selected following
the norms and on the basis of the requisite fitness test. After the
selection they would be given two month’s training each so that they
become eligible to become part of the police force.
The decision though being termed as a
poll bonanza by some people, it is being widely greeted
in the state as a right step to give the police force a much needed
shape and inclusive representation.