SPCs to be considered for police recruitment: Kerala CM
Student Police Cadets (SPCs) will get an opportunity to join the Kerala Police soon, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said.
"Required steps will be taken to provide a percentage of vacancies as part of recruitment to the police force in the State to student police cadets," he said, inaugurating a Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project in Ernakulam.
"The services of student police cadets are useful to the police department. With regard to their appointment, required steps will be taken after going through legal and technical aspects. It is only befitting that they also get grace marks as in the case of N.C.C. cadets, because they have proven their worth by performing. The fund earmarked in this year's Budget is an official recognition of SPC's performance," he added.
"SPCs have a key role in developing the society that is based on love for one's country. The changes that have taken place at the schools and also in the families of the cadets are indeed notable. Disciplined and duty-bound youth is the real wealth of the nation and the government is keen to put this into practical use. We will apprise the Prime Minster about this, when he visits Kochi next month," the Chief Minister added.
The Student Police Cadet Project is a school-based initiative by Kerala Police, implemented jointly by the Departments of Home and Education, and supported by Departments of Transport, Forest, Excise and Local Self-Government,he said.
The project trains high school students to evolve united future leaders of a truly democratic society by inculcating within them respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable sections of society and resistance to social evils.