CRPF will also subsequently impart formal education during the probation period to these newly-recruited trainees, said the cabinet ministry.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs to relax the requisite minimum educational qualification from Class X pass to Class VIII pass for the recruitment of 400 candidates as constables (general duty) in the CRPF from the districts of South Chhattisgarh — Bijapur, Dantewada and Sukma.
“They will be confirmed in service only after acquiring the prescribed minimum educational qualification of Class X pass, thus formal education will be given to these recruits and CRPF would extend all possible support like providing study material, books and coaching assistance during their probation period,” the Cabinet ministry said.
As many as 400 tribal youths from the interior areas of the three districts of Chhattisgarh will get employment opportunities. Appropriate relaxation in physical standards for recruitment will also be given by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
CRPF is one of Central Armed Police Forces, basically meant for duties like maintenance of law and order, tackling counter insurgency and maintaining internal security. In the instant case, CRPF proposes to recruit 400 native tribal youths as constables (general duty), from the relatively backward areas of Chhattisgarh.
“The probation period may be extended suitably, if required, to facilitate new recruits to acquire the prescribed education qualification. In order to facilitate them to take the 10th standard exam, these recruits will be registered with National Institute of Open Schools recognized by Central/State Govts,” the ministry added.
CRPF, during 2016-2017, had raised one Bastariya Battalion by recruiting Scheduled Tribe candidates from four districts namely Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma of Chhattisgarh. However, it could not yield optimum results as native youths from interior areas could not compete in the recruitment process due to non-fulfilling of requisite educational qualification i.e. Class X pass.