Thursday, August 6, 2009

police training for minorities in Maharashtra

Shruti Ganapatye

Mumbai, Aug 5: In order to increase the presence of minorities in the police force, Maharashtra Government plans to provide pre-recruitment training to them while filling up vacancies of constables.

"The quantum of minorities in the police force, at the constable level, is a meagre one per cent, which needs to be increased. So, the Minorities Development Department has come up with the proposal," Minorities Development Minister Anees Ahmed told PTI.

"The Government has issued a resolution in this regard and every district would have training facility. Candidates would be trained to appear for physical and oral tests," Ahmed said.

The training would be for two months and special emphasis would be given on teaching Marathi, the minister said.

" Many minority candidates clear written and physical examination. However, due to poor knowledge of Marathi, they fail to clear oral test,"the minister said.

The training would include general knowledge, running, swimming, rifle shooting, trekking, managing road traffic, first-aid and personality development, he said.

To avail pre-recruitment training, candidates should have passed the class 12th examination and be between 18 and 25 years.

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