BPR&D Police Recruitment 2020 (Recruitment Data Released): 5.31 Lakh Posts in State Police Forces, 1.27 Lakh in CAPFs Available; BPR&D

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Dec 30, 2020

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December 30, 2020: On Tuesday, December 29, 2020, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) stated that a total of 5.31 lakh posts in police forces, and 1.27 lakh posts in Central Armed Police Forces are now vacant for further recruitment. The Bureau further added that in 2020, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has recruited a total of 1,19,069 police personnel for various recruitment posts available as per the recruitment notice released on January 1, 2020. 

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As per the recorded data available, As of January 01, 2020, a total of 5,31,737 post vacancies are now available for the post of police forces under CRPF and BS. Additionally, 26,23,225 sanctioned police forces are now available in states and union territories, in which 20,91,488 police personnel are active. 

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BPR&D Police Recruitment 2020: Vacancies Available, and Highlights 

BPR&D wing of the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that women’s strength in police forces is around 2,15,504, which makes it a total of 10.30 percent of India’s police force.  As per the previous year’s data, an increase of 16.05 percent has been recorded in women’s police recruitment. 

BPR&D Police Recruitment 2020 Highlights 
Police Force Vacancies Available  5.31 lakh
Central Armed Police Forces Vacancies Available  1.27 lakh
Applicants Recruited  1,19,069 police personnel 
Sanctioned police forces available in states and union territories 26,23,225 
Women Recruited  2,15,504, 10.30 percent of India’s police force
Women Recruitment Increase 16.05 percent
Sanctioned Population Per Police Person (PPP) 511.81
Sanctioned Police Population Ratio (PPR) 195.39 per lakh of population
Sanctioned Police Area Ratio (PAR) 79.80
Police Districts in the country 800
Sanctioned police station 16,955

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Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) such as CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP, SSB, NSG, and Assam Rifles have a total sanctioned strength of 11,09,511, in which the actual strength is 9,82,391 as of January 1, 2020.  Sanctioned Population Per Police Person (PPP) is recorded to be 511.81, while the Sanctioned Police Population Ratio (PPR) is 195.39 per lakh of population. Additionally, the sanctioned Police Area Ratio (PAR) per 100 sq km is recorded to be 79.80. There are a total of 800 Police Districts in the country, in which the total number of sanctioned police stations is 16,955.  BPR&D added, "A total of 2,02,925 police vehicles are available with the states and UTs police, besides 4,60,220 CCTV cameras''. The government has spent Rs 1,566.85 Crore in the past two years on police training, and expenditure. BPR&D added that this marks the first time where the annual data for the year has been released during the year itself. Authority has made efforts to ensure the verification of data. 

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