PESHAWAR: The KP Police and the National Testing Service (NTS) have completed the first ever transparent and outsourced process for recruitment of constables in police department.
The entire process was completed in two-and-a-half month period. It is pertinent to mention here that it is for the first time in the nation’s history that a police force has undertaken recruitment in its rank of constables through specialised testing service, the credit for which undoubtedly goes to KP Police.
Needless to say, other police forces across the country have also decided to imitate KP police in this regard. Expressing satisfaction over the successful completion of the process, the IGP KP Nasir Khan Durrani said “it is my firm belief that merit begets merit and a positive change in police force and Thana culture can only be brought by those officials who are recruited through a transparent and merit based process. I am confident that the constables recruited through fair and independent recruitment process will infuse a fresh spirit of service, honesty and impartiality in KP police.”
Expressing their trust and confidence over the KP police department’ decision to conduct recruitment of police constables through National Testing Service (NTS), the youth of KP gave an overwhelming response with more than 37,000 candidates applying for just 1500 vacancies in the recruitment process.
The recruitment of constables through NTS was conducted at D I Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Peshawar, Mardan, Mingora, Timergara, Chitral, Abbottabad and Mansehra simultaneously. According to details available with the NTS authorities, out of the 37,000 applicants, 16,000 qualified the physical and endurance test.
These 16,000 candidates subsequently appeared in the written test from which 13,371 candidates were able to secure the passing marks thereby qualifying the written test.
The written test has been topped by a candidate hailing from the remote district of Kohistan. A total of 107 female candidates have also been able to qualify the recruitment process.