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Shillong, November 18: The Meghalaya State Security Commission has directed the police department to fix unresolved issues that has emerged in the recruitment process to ensure an earlier recruitment for nearly 3000 vacant posts.

The Commission, chaired by Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, held a thorough discussion on the course of actions required to be taken following the High Court ruling and came up with the directions to the police.

Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma, who is the chairman of the Commission  held a thorough discussion on the course of actions to be taken following the High Court ruling to which he then came up with directions  for the police.

Mukul Sangma said, “These issues have been discussed and necessary directions have been given to the department to resolve them in a manner that will be acceptable from the overall judiciary perspective and observations.” He further stated that a total of 2751 vacancies are required to be filled up in the police department and is crucial because the police are associated with the challenges of not just normal law and order but security-related issues as well.

In August 2016, a single bench of the High Court had paused the selection process of the special force (SF-10) citing various anomalies following a petition by an aggrieved candidate.

The Division Bench of the High Court later quashed the stay order of the single bench, but directed the state government to review its reservation policy in accordance with law and for the purpose of carrying out the recruitment process.

While allowing the state government to issue the final selection list, the division bench had made it clear that the entire process of declaration of the selected list including appointment and joining of the candidates will remain “subject to the final decision” of the appeal in the court.

Photo Courtesy: The Shillong Times

TNT News with inputs from agencies

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