- Yogi Adityanth submits plans for police recruitment
- UP force has more unfilled positions than any other state
- Supreme Court last week asked states to share plans urgently
Yogi Adityanath, who took over as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh a little over a month ago, has said that he plans to recruit about 33,000 constables and sub-inspectors every year, to fill the gap by September 2021.
The Supreme Court also said that if there are delays, the blame will fall upon the Principal Secretary or senior-most bureaucrat in the state's Home Ministry.
Last week the Supreme Court said that nearly 5.52 lakh posts in the police forces of different states must urgently be filled. Uttar Pradesh had the biggest deficiency with 1.5 lakh vacancies, against a sanctioned strength of 3.5 lakh constables and officers.
The case was filed in 2013 as a Public Interest Litigation.