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Gandhinagar, Aug 19 : Gujarat has taken a significant step to consolidate its law enforcement recruitment system with the amalgamation of two pre-existing bodies — the Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Recruitment Board and the Lok Rakshak Bharti Board, resulting in the establishment of a comprehensive Police Recruitment Board.
The modification paves the way for future recruitments, including the forthcoming intake for an estimated 12,000 positions encompassing both Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) and PSI roles.
Until now, the PSI Recruitment Board, under state Director General of Police Vikas Sahay, was entrusted with the responsibility of recruiting Police Sub Inspectors. Concurrently, the Lok Rakshak Bharti Board, guided by IPS Hasmukh Patel, focused on the meticulous process of selecting candidates for the Lok Rakshak Dal police constables, more commonly recognised as LRD jawans.
By merging both boards, the government has engineered a unified platform for recruitment activities, aptly named the Police Recruitment Board. The step aims to enhance efficiency and streamline operations within the law enforcement recruitment domain.
Notably, IPS Hasmukh Patel, a distinguished member of the 1993 batch, has been entrusted with an expanded role as Additional Director General of Police, charged with overseeing the Police Bharti Board.
Patel’s notable accomplishments include orchestrating complex recruitment exercises in the past.
Furthermore, IPS P.V. Rathod, a member of the 2007 batch and currently serving as the Deputy Inspector General of CID (Crime) Gandhinagar, has been assigned supplementary responsibilities as DIG within the Police Bharti Board structure.