A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the State Government now can aspire to enter into the elite Indian Police Service (IPS) just by sitting for a special examination. Thanks to the recent initiative of the Government of India, it has been decided to go for ‘limited competitive examination’ to fill up the large number of vacancies in IPS cadre.
Accordingly the Union Government after framing the Indian Police Service (appointment by limited competitive examination) Regulations, 2010 and has already started consultations with the State Governments.
The Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) has asked for the opinion of the State Government on issues connected to the proposed examination. The proposed ‘limited competitive examination’ will be organized by the Union Public Service commission (UPSC) like other civil service examinations.
Officers recruited as DSP in the states, Assistant Commandants in CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB, officers in the rank of Major, Captain or equivalent rank in Defense Forces having minimum 5 years experience will be eligible to appear in the examinations. The upper age limit for general candidates would be 35 years.
However for OBC category the upper age would be relaxed up to 1 year and for SC ST category the upper age will be relaxed up to 2 years as on the first day of August of the cut-off date similar to Civil Service examinations. The State Government has been asked to offer their opinion on the above issues, said sources.
Department of General Administration (DOGA) has moved the file accordingly, said sources.