To be a part of the Powerful Police Force in our country is the dream of many young job seekers. Each state has its own police force and police recruitment is done separately for each state. Under the Police Recruitment category, every year many vacancies are announced by the Police Department of various states for various posts.
The recruitments are conducted by the office of the Director General of Police or similar body. Since police recruitments in different states are not linked to each other, recruitment rules and other factors, the directions provided by the recruiting bodies – are changed according to the guidelines.
Recruitment Based on Qualification
To join the police, the candidate must be at least 12th pass. After passing the 12th board exam, candidates can apply for the post of constable. For the post of Constable, the State Government conducts various recruitment examinations through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC).
For posts above the rank of constable, you must have passed at least graduation level examination. Only after passing this exam you can apply for ASI or above posts.
Recruitment at Different Levels According to Ranks
According to the rank in the Indian Police, recruitment is done at different levels –
Staff Selection Commission
For the post of Constable, the Staff Selection Commission on behalf of the State Government conducts the recruitment of Constable. Its work is to recruit non-technical Group ‘C’ and ‘B’ non-gazetted posts in Ministries/Departments, attached and subordinate offices, offices of the CAG and Accountants General.
State Public Service Commission
State Public Service Commission annually recruits for the posts higher than constable. It organizes government, semi-government, judicial and other subordinate services. If you want to be appointed as ASI or SI or above, then you have to join the recruitment conducted by the State Public Service Commission.
Union Public Service Commission
Union Public Service Commission is the premier recruitment agency of the Government of India. Forms are drawn out every year by the Union Public Service Commission for the post of DIG or above. It is one of the toughest exams in the world. Union Public Service Commission recruits candidates for Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Foreign Service and Indian Revenue Service.
Various Facilities Available after Joining the Police Force
Men in police uniform have always been highly respected in our society. Apart from a high social status, a police job offers many other benefits and facilities, let’s have a look at them –
- The career growth path in all police jobs is satisfactory, an employee who joins as a constable or home guard can be promoted to SI or ASI in a very short period of his service.
- It is a government job or government exam, which ensures job security and stability.
- Police job comes with good salary and many other perks.
- Police personnel are entitled to receive free government accommodation and vehicles according to their level of employment.