Itanagar: In a bid to maximize the participation of youth in the State Police force, the Arunachal Pradesh Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday gave its approval to the necessary amendments in the physical standards and physical efficiency tests for both males and females in the Arunachal Pradesh Police Services Rules.
As per the Cabinet nod given for amendment of Arunachal Pradesh Public Service Combined Competitive Examination (APSCCE) Rules, 2019, (1) Physical standards and physical efficiency test amendments to the AP Police Service Rules were incorporated, (2) candidates with minimum qualifying marks in Mains (written) will qualify for an interview in the prescribed 1:3 ratio, and (3) 45% in aggregate in Mains no longer required to qualify for the viva-voce test, a statement from the CMO said.
“Govt approved necessary amendments in the physical standards and physical efficiency tests for both male and female in the Arunachal Pradesh Police Services Rules to ensure maximum participation and give more opportunities to the youth to join Police service. With this amendment, long-pending anomaly of physical standards for female candidates has been corrected,” read the statement.
In another major move, the State Cabinet directed that all “officiating and functional” appointments made on an “out-of-turn” basis shall be canceled with immediate effect.
“It was decided that all lower-level functionaries shall be reverted to their original substantive posts (from which they were posted to higher posts on officiating/functional basis) without waiting for any further orders. Action Taken Report shall be submitted within 30 days by the concerned Secretary/Head of an autonomous body to the Chief Secretary to ensure that the ‘order’ has been implemented,” the statement said.
The Cabinet also reviewed the adhoc/officiating/functional appointments, which were done on a seniority basis but for which no DPCs (departmental promotion committee meetings) have been held. It was directed that in all such cases, DPCs shall be held within two months so that all posts shall be filled in accordance with the applicable Recruitment Rules/Service Rules.
“Preparatory action shall be taken in advance e.g. (a) framing of RRs, in case these have not been framed till date and (b) finalization of seniority lists for posts, which are feeder grade to promotional grade, etc,” it said.
Further, requisition against posts falling under the direct recruitment category shall be sent forthwith to APPSC/APSSB as the case may be, in accordance with prevailing guidelines.
In case any Group-C contractual employees were engaged before the coming into force of the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board Act, 2018 (and rules framed there-under) the same shall be reviewed by the Chief Secretary for further necessary action, the statement added.