Recruitment of constables in the Himachal Pradesh Police Department is undergoing rational changes as latest reports suggest that a dope test will now be conducted before candidates can appear in the Physical Efficiency Test and other selection stages. A dope test means candidates will be tested for consumption of certain prohibited drugs. The new selection pattern is being implemented under provisions of a new rule called Himachal Pradesh Police Department (Constable Recruitment) Rules, 2021.
As per reports, any objection, or suggestions against the new rules of recruitment of constables in the Himachal Pradesh Police Department as stated above can be submitted within 15 days of publication of the rules in Government Gazettes. Objections and suggestions have to be sent to the Additional Chief Secretary (Home). Furthermore, as per reports, the recruitment of constables to fill up vacancies in the Police department will be done considering the district-wise population. The new Himachal Pradesh Police Department (Constable Recruitment) Rules, 2021 will come into effect as soon as it is published in Government gazettes.
Candidates who are intending to apply for recruitment to Constable post in the Himachal Pradesh Police Department in the future, thus have to consider the latest reforms. Candidates have to take care that they do not indulge in the consumption of any prohibited drugs and other narcotic items if they aim to qualify for recruitment as a Constable in the HP Police department under provisions of the new recruitment rules.
It is also being reported that female candidates will now be entitled to receive 25% reservation under provisions of the new HP Police Department (Constable Recruitment) Rules, 2021. Candidates will be able to know further official details about reservations for recruitment in the HP Police Department as a Constable as and when the official gazette is published.
Candidates may note that in the Physical Efficiency Test (after qualifying in the Dope Test), male candidates must run 1500 m distance within a time limit of 06 minutes and 30 seconds. Female candidates, on the other hand, must run 800 m distance within a time limit of 4 minute and 15 seconds. No candidate will be given a second chance to complete this physical test of they fail in the first attempt.
In addition to the above, male candidates have to qualify through a high jump and long jump test. Male candidates have to qualify through high jump of 1.25 m and long jump of 4 m in the Physical Efficiency Test. On the other hand, female candidates have to qualify through a high jump of 1 m and long jump of 3 m. For qualifying in the high jump and long jump events, candidates will be given a maximum of three attempts.
It is also being reported that as per the provisions of the new rules, the written exam will be conducted in district headquarters only and the exam will be conducted in a single day only. The written exam will be of 40 marks and candidates will be allowed a duration of 01 hour to complete the test.