Punjab Police scraps exam for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors; Fresh exams to be conducted soon


Chandigarh : On the directions of the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to maintain the integrity and fairness of the examination process for recruitment, Punjab Police has scrapped the examinations conducted to fill 560 posts of Sub-Inspectors (SIs). The common computer based tests to recruit SIs in four cadres/wings (Investigation, District, Armed Police and Intelligence) of Punjab Police were held from August 17 to August 24, 2021 at different centres in the state.

            Official Spokesperson of the Punjab Police on Sunday informed that dates to conduct fresh examinations for the recruitment of SIs will be notified soon.

            The Recruitment Board constituted for the recruitment of SIs had recommended scrapping of examinations after cheating and use of malpractices was reported in the tests. In this regard, the report was received by the DGP Office on September 27, 2021 and the DGP on Saturday (October 2) gave approval to the recommendations of the Recruitment Board.

            The spokesperson further said that on the basis of complaints regarding cheating and malpractices, the Punjab Police have already registered three FIRs including in SAS Nagar, Patiala and Khanna districts.

            On September 15, 2021, the DGP had also constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by ADGP Parmod Ban, ADGP Special Crimes and Economic Offences Wing Punjab to carry forward fair and expeditious investigation of the cases registered in this regard, said the spokesperson, while adding, “SIT has already started investigation of the said cases and has so far arrested 20 accused in three FIRs.”

            Meanwhile, FIR No 240 dated 16.09.2021 under sections 420, 465, 468, 471, 120-B IPC and section 66D IT act has been registered at PS Anaj Mandi in Patiala, while another FIR No 126 dated 13.09.2021 under sections 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B IPC and 66 D IT Act was registered at Police Station Phase-8 in Mohali. The third FIR No 170 dated 23.08.2021 has been registered under sections 420, 467, 468, 471,120-B of the IPC and section 66C of the IT Act at Police Station City-2 Khanna.


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