Gujarat Police Recruitment Goes Hi-Tech in an Attempt to Avoid Corruption

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Gujarat Police Recruitment Goes Hi-Tech in an Attempt to Avoid Corruption

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Ahmedabad:  From High Definition (HD) cameras and micro chips marking speed, to Close Circuit Television (CCTV) monitoring, the Gujarat police is using technology to make its recruitment process immaculate. On Wednesday over 6  lakh aspirants turned up for recruitment rallies at 16 different centres across the state to fill up 8500 vacancies.

The physical fitness test, which is the first stage of the recruitment process has been marred by allegations of favouritism and corruption in the past. In order to ensure that the process is clean and corruption-free this year, technology has been used in a major way.

"The micro chips have been put on both legs, so that in case of an error we still have a back up mechanism. Everything is recorded and computerised data available. In case anyone has a doubt, they can approach us and check what their performance has been'', informed Joint police commissioner of Ahmedabad, Manoj Aggarwal.

Micro chips are put on the candidates before they set out for the 800 meters race to record their timing. Each candidate's time is recorded right down to the micro second. High Definitional (HD) cameras have also been setup to double check their timings.

In fact, even applications forms were filled online and call letters delivered through mails. Those who had forgotten to download the call letter were reminded via SMS's.

"We have used best of technology - the RFID technology. This technology is used in international events like the Olympics to register precise timing'', said Home secretary, GS Malik.

The aspirants seemed to be happy with the technology being used.

"It has been a good introduction and will help eliminate chances of bias and irregularities'', said Anil Yadav, an aspirant.

Another aspirant Ajay said. "With the (use of) technology you are relieved that performance will be the basic criterion".

Nearly 8500 vacancies in the police department are expected to be filled up during the two day recruitment driver and aspirants are hoping that in the future there is an even greater use of technology.



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