ITANAGAR, Nov 27: A group of candidates that had appeared for vacancies under the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) are on a protest at the IG Park here seeking recruitment against the remaining 426 posts that could not be filled after declaration of results on 24 October this year.
The candidates had appeared from their respective districts in the written and viva voce examinations held by the Arunachal Pradesh Staff Selection Board (APSSB).
Reportedly, the protesting candidates have cleared the written test, but were unable to qualify in the viva voce, and are now seeking recruitment against the vacancies.
Capital SP Tumme Amo had also gone to meet the candidates recently and explained to them the recruitment rules, especially regarding Group C and D recruitment in the APP.
He informed that the recruitment for constables has been conducted district wise for decades, and candidates from other districts cannot apply for another district unless they applied through the general category.
While it termed the protest “unfortunate”, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) said, “They (protesting candidates) applied and appeared for interview against district wise advertisement without any complaints. Today, they are protesting and claiming themselves to be aggrieved candidates and demanding recruitment against vacant posts of other district quota.”
In this regard, the union has appealed to the state government and APSSB not to come under pressure from “such illogical and irrelevant demand.”
According to the result notification, only Lower Subansiri, West Siang, East Siang and Lower Dibang Valley districts have filled the total number of vacancies, while 22 districts and the general category still have vacancies.
Of the total 1223 posts, 796 candidates have qualified for the posts of constable (Band/ Bugler) and IRBn, while 426 posts remain vacant.