The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified rules for recruiting Captains and Majors of the Army, and equivalent from the other two services, into the Indian Police Service from this year onwards through a Limited Competitive Examination.
The examination shall also be open to officers of the State Police Service and Group A Officers of the Central Armed Police Forces from the BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB with 5 years service.
The rules regarding protection of seniority and pay have not yet been promulgated and even the number of vacancies would be notified later.
The examination shall remain a regular feature as reported earlier on this blog in October 2011.
The maximum age permissible is 35 years as on 01 August 2012 which is further relaxable by 02 years for SC/ST candidates and 01 year for OBC candidates.
The last date for receipt of applications is 01 April 2012 and the application form is expected to be uploaded on the UPSC website today ( www.upsc.gov.in )
Keeping in view the short reaction period, I would request the AG and MS Branches to kindly facilitate the paper-work and formalities on the subject and ensure smooth processing of applications and then the release of affected officers. In fact, officers should be encouraged to apply for and avail this opportunity.