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Absorb Home Guards sans written test: CPI

Communist Party of India-Telangana State Council has asked the Telangana state government to reduce the qualified marks to the Home Guards in police recruitment.

CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy addressed a letter to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao in this regard on Thursday. In the letter, Chada said that the Home Guards were working in the police department with meager salaries. Some of them attended the physical test for constable posts. The Home Guards were working 24 hours in various wings of the police department and they have no time to prepare for the written test. Due to the lack of time, 95 percent of the Home Guards were not getting qualified in written test. Most of the Home Guards age limit was also barred.

It was not correct to the recruitment board to put the same marks for the Home Guards, who were working for years, he said asking the recruitment board to consider Home Guards as special case. The board has to put the qualifying marks as 50 marks and it has to appoint the Home Guards in Home Guards quota as constables without conducting main examination. He urged the Chief Minister to consider the Home Guards issue as special one in recruiting the constables. (NSS)