IMPHAL, Dec 25 � Manipur Government will soon recruit 2,000 male constables to strengthen police force and help maintain law and order besides protecting various development projects, said an official spokesman.
The decision to recruit the constables was taken during a Cabinet meeting last evening, said Manipur Education Minister M Okendra Singh, who is the government spokesman.
Singh said the total requirement of State police forces including Manipur Rifles, etc., was about 33,000 but the present strength was about 28,000.
Out of the requirement of 5000, 2000 police constables would be recruited soon as there was acute shortage of police forces particularly in the hill districts, Singh said adding that forces were also required for protection of various ongoing and completed projects.
Official sources said that large chunk of the forces were used to tackle militants and to guard VIPs in the State. � PTI