Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mass recruitment of police Personnel for commonwealth games

The police force in New Delhi is going to have a mass recruitment drive of police constables and other ranks keeping in view, the security arrangements for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2010. Post Mumbai terror attacks the security during the commonwealth games is of prime concern for the government.

Delhi Police Commissioner Y S Dadwal, who heads the force, announced in a news conference that the recruitment is part of the drive to ensure security during the Games.

We have taken substantial steps to ensure security in the city. Recruitment at various levels has reached an advanced stage. Around 4,500 constables will join by March 15. We are announcing another 6,500 posts for constables and 550 (vacancies) for the sub inspector posts. Whatever vacant posts we have will be filled up by 2010 Common wealth Games. This is our plan and we hope to be successful in that, he added.

The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held in New Delhi, between October 3 and October 14, 2010.

This is the first time the Commonwealth Games will be held in India, which will be the third developing country to host the event after Jamaica in 1966 and Malaysia in 1998. This is the second time the event has been held in Asia after 1998. India has previously hosted the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982.