3206 jobs in CPMF for Assam domiciled candidates: SSC chairman

Guwahati, Jan 28 (PTI) Altogether 3206 jobs will beavailable in six central paramilitary forces for domiciledcandidates from militancy affected Assam, besides 1750 postsreserved for the North East Region, Staff Selection Commissionchairman N K Raghupatty said here today.

For the border districts of Dhubri, Cachar, Karimganj,Baksa, Kokrajhar, Chirang and Udalguri 325 posts were reservedfor candidates from those areas of Assam, Raghupatty toldreporters here.

The SSC would be recruiting for six paramilitary forces,including the Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal(SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), CRPF andAssam Rifles, he said.

Across the N-E region, he said, there were 100 vacanciesto be filled up by domiciled candidates in Arunachal Pradesh,217 in Manipur, 329 each in Mizoram and Nagaland, 316 inMeghalaya and 459 in Tripura.

Stating the candidates from Assam could also apply for allthe vacancies across the region, the SSC chief said, theapplicants from the region could further be considered forvacancies in other parts of the country if suitable candidateswere not available there.

Regretting that the number of applications handled by hisn-e regional office here was low compared to the all Indiafigure, the SSC chairman said, Assam in particular had notdone well both in terms of the number of applicants andsuccess rate.

During 2010 -11 (upto January 25) 60075 applications hadbeen received for open examinations with 587 of them onlybeing selected, Raghupathy said, adding, one possible reasonfor poor representation of Assam was lack of awareness amongstudents about different examinations being conducted, thesyllabi and requisite educational qualification.

Hoping to attract a large number of applications from thelarge number of educated unemployed youths in the area andonly matriculation being the requisite educationalqualification for the huge number of vacancies in thegovernment, he said, applications would be issued fromFebruary two next in all the local and national newspapers tobe received till March 11 next either online or by post.

The recruitment process being time-bound to be completedwithin six months, he said, for the ITBP it will end on July31 and for the others on October 31 next.

The SSC had been entrusted to recruit around 55000constables in the central para military forces under the UnionHome ministry, Raghupathy added.