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SSC to recruit 4713 constables from North East (NE) India
In the biggest ever recruitment drive, 4713 constables from NE will be recruited in India’s six paramilitary forces. They may avail reservation in the recruitment process as NE is categorised as insurgency affected.

Guwahati: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will recruit a total of 4, 713 constables from the seven insurgency affected states of Northeast in the country’s six central paramilitary forces (CPMFs) in the current year.

The process for recruitment to begin in March will be the biggest ever drive in a year in the six forces of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Assam Rifles.

“The Union Ministry of Home Affairs assigned us with the recruitment of 53, 200 constables in the current year and we will recruit 4, 713 constables from Northeast of which 3,063 vacancy is only in Assam while the rest will be recruited from Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh,” the Commission Chairman N K Raghupathy said.

The recruitment process for Assam Rifles and ITBP will be completed by July while the rest will be over by October 31 in the current year.

As the entire Northeast is categorised as insurgency affected region and shares international borders, candidates from the region can avail triple benefits of reservations for all three categories.

"Candidates from bordering districts of Dhubri, Karimganj, Baksa, Chirang, Kokrajhar and Udalguri can also apply in the reservation meant for candidates in bordering areas. The candidates can also apply online," he said.

Raghupathy said the SSC had received 11 lakh applications from across the country during the year 2009-10 for various vacancies but the response in the Northeast was comparatively poor due to low awareness level among candidates.

Source: iGovernment