The number of vacancies in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & Assam Rifles (AR) as on 01.01.2019 is as under:-
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Vacancies in CAPFs and AR arise due to retirement, resignation, death, new raisings/ creation of new posts etc. The vacancies are filled up by various modes viz. Direct Recruitment, promotion and by deputation as per the extant provisions of Recruitment Rules.
For the recruitment year 2018, notification for recruitment of 54,953 posts for Constable (General Duty) has been issued by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Computer based written examination is scheduled to be held with effect from 11.02.2019 to 11.03.2019. Further, an indent of 1073 vacancies in respect of Sub-Inspector (GD) has also been reported to SSC for the year 2018. The examination is scheduled to be conducted with effect from 12.03.2019 to 16.03.2019. Also an indent of 466 vacancies in respect of Assistant Commandant (GD) has been placed on UPSC and the written examination has already been conducted.
Strength of CAPFs is augmented by way of new raisings/Cadre Reviews as per operational requirement of forces.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.