Good news for SPOs and (VHGs) Volunteer Home Guards Check details

Good news for SPOs and (VHGs) Volunteer Home Guards Check details


Government of Jammu and Kashmir Home Department Issues New Reservation Rules for SPOs and VHGs,In an important move aimed at improving recruitment opportunities within the police force, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir’s Home Department has announced amendments to the Jammu and Kashmir Police Rules, 1960. These changes have been enacted through Notification S.O: 339, leveraging the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 43 of the Police Act, Samvat, 1983.


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Key Amendments:

1. Addition of Rule 172-C:
– Title: “Reservation of vacancies for SPOs and Volunteer Home Guards (VHGs)”
– Provisions:
– A horizontal reservation of 15% of available vacancies is designated for Special Police Officers (SPOs).
– A 4% reservation is allocated for Volunteer Home Guards (VHGs) at the Constable level in direct recruitment.
– These reservations are specifically earmarked for individuals who have a minimum of three years of engagement in their respective roles.
– Importantly, if eligible candidates are not available, the reserved quota for that year will not be carried forward to the subsequent year.

2. Modification to Sub-Rule (1)of Rule 182:
– A new proviso has been added, which states:
– “Notwithstanding anything contained in clause (c) of sub-rule (1) of rule 176, the upper age limit for direct recruitment as Constable shall be 40 years in case of SPOs and Volunteer Home Guards having minimum 3 years of engagement.”

These amendments are aimed at recognizing the service and dedication of SPOs and VHGs, providing them with structured opportunities for career advancement within the police force.

Administrative Details:
– The notification has been issued under the authority of Chandraker Bharti, IAS, Principal Secretary to the Government.
– It is documented under No.: HOME-PNG/94/2021-01-HOME (CC-11169) and dated June 19, 2024.

This notification marks a significant step towards enhancing the career prospects of SPOs and VHGs, ensuring their contributions are adequately rewarded through formalized recruitment reservations and age relaxation in direct recruitment.

Good news for SPOs and (VHGs) Volunteer Home Guards Check details

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