Temporary cop vacancies announced

Kathmandu, October 10

Nepal Police Headquarters has called for applications for 98,268  temporary police personnel, who will be deployed for security during the provincial and parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

Declaring the opening through a notification published in Gorkhapatra daily and on its official website, the Department of Human Resources Development at Nepal Police Headquarters said interested persons meeting the eligibility criteria could submit the application to all 75 district police offices, including three metropolitan police ranges in Kathmandu Valley.

The last date of submission of application is October 16. The candidate applying for the post should have attained the age of 18 years and not crossed 54 years. Any applicant other than Nepali citizen will be deemed disqualified, read the notice.

Prior to submission of application, the candidates should make sure that they are literate with no political affiliation, are physically and mentally sound and have never been convicted of a criminal offence involving moral turpitude. The HRDD said retired personnel of Nepali Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force, former forest guards and those who had successfully performed their job as myadi prahari in the Constituent Assembly polls will be given special priority.

The final results will come out on October 27 after recruitment process is over, it informed. Training for successful candidates is scheduled to begin from October 29 until November 10 before deputing them to the field for action. The new recruits will also receive training to provide security at polling booths and assist NP personnel during elections. The working period of temporary police personnel will not exceed 55 days. Their remuneration (Rs 17,210 per month), allowance, insurance and other facilities will be as equal to a constable of Nepal Police. Temporary police personnel will be armed with a cane.

In the local levels polls, the government had deployed 75,000 temporary police personnel as part of the comprehensive security plan.