On Friday, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, made the announcement that the Jammu and Kashmir Police SI Exam would be cancelled, and he requested that the CBI investigate the selection process. This is in response to past charges of irregularities in the JK SI selection process.
The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir tweeted: “The recruitment of Sub-Inspectors for the J&K Police has been cancelled, and the Central Bureau of Investigation has been urged to investigate the selection process. Soon, those responsible will be held accountable in court.
It is an important first step toward ensuring a bright future for our young people, and the government will soon identify the next best course of action for recruiting new employees.”
According to a report by PTI, there were more than 97,000 people who took the exam to be considered for the vacancies. However, shortly after the result was announced online, rejected candidates began protesting in the streets, claiming that there had been fraud involved in the selection process.
After charges of fraud in the recruiting process were brought to light, Manoj Sinha decided to launch an investigation into the selection of police sub-inspectors in June and gave the order to do so. On June 4, the Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board announced the list of 1,200 successful candidates who had been shortlisted for further consideration.
Since the result was made public, students have voiced concerns and claimed unethical behavior throughout the selection process. LG has responded to these accusations and addressed the concerns raised by the students.
On March 27, 2022, an OMR-based test was used for the recruitment process for the position of Platoon Commander for the Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub Inspector (SI). In light of these circumstances, the JK police have not sent any notification to the candidates; therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to continue watching the official website for information.
HISTORY OF J&K POLICE:
In the good old times, the Police, as per Sir Walter Lawrence, constituted of 1000 village watchmen or “Chowkidars” who were known for their vigilant and inquisitorial abilities. They were mostly drawn from the “Doom” caste of the population known for their excellent detection and transmission of intelligence.
It was in the year 1873 AD that formal Police force came into existence with one Police officer Known as Kotwal and 14 Thanedars for Srinagar City. This nuclear force would control crime and take care of Law and order situations with help of Chowkidars and “Harkars”, who were paid by the population out of their annual agricultural produce on a voluntary basis.
It was in 1913 that the state requisitioned the service of an Imperial Police officer on deputation and appointed Mr Broadway as the first Inspector General of Police in June, 1913. He continued to be Police chief up to 1917 and was followed by other IP officers. Between 1913 and 1947, the State Saw only one India Police chief of J&K State in Col Gandharab Singh, between 1927 to 1931:. All others, 10 in all were IP Officers Prithinandan Singh was the first Indian Police chief who took over on Ist June 1946.
Since then the Police in J&K has undergone several re-organizations, The strength of Police in J&K in the year 1889-90 was just 1040, which further rose to 1570 in the year 1903 and forty years later, in 1943-44, the strength of J&K Police was 3179 its strength has gone to more than 83000 strong at present.