GUWAHATI, July 19 - The State Government has decided to cancel the recruitment process of Armed branch constables in three districts including Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta after it detected attempts of tampering in the recruitment process.
An Assam Police press statement stated that some attempts at tampering were noticed at three centres in the districts of Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta and to establish the veracity of such attempts, further enquiries were conducted.
�The inquiry revealed that some unscrupulous elements had actually attempted to tamper with the recruitment process. Considering that maintenance of sanctity of the recruitment process and trust of the public in the system was paramount, the government has decided that the recruitment process in these districts,� the release stated.
Dates for holding the fresh recruitment shall be announced shortly. Accordingly, the District Recruitment Boards today declared the results in all the districts barring Dhubri, Nagaon and Barpeta.
It needs mention here that the State Level Police Recruitment Board has completed the process of recruitment of Armed Branch Constables for which advertisement calling applications was published on December 24, 2014.
In response to the advertisement, altogether 3,11,198 applications were received, of which 2,55,589 candidates (who were found eligible) were called for the physical tests, including physical standards test (PST) and physical eligibility test (PET).
The release stated that several cases were registered and action taken against those trying to resort to unfair means. As many as seven cases were registered and arrests were also made, including those of police personnel.
In addition, the government was also continuously carrying out suo moto monitoring of the recruitment process, the release further said.