The Navi Mumbai police, in an effort to strengthen its presence in the city, has decided to recruit 401 police constables. After the recruitment the police strength with increase to a total 3200. This is the third time that the process of recruiting policemen has been started in the city. The step was primarily taken keeping in mind the increasing population of the city and the alarming rate of increase in crime. At least 4000 candidates came in to collect forms in the last one week. Selected candidates will then have to undergo physical tests in the first week of September and also appear for a written examination. According to Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Ramrao Wagh, the increase in the police force was also necessary keeping in mind the upcoming festivals. The list of the final selected 401 people will be announced after the whole process is completed. Elected candidates will join the different police stations of Navi Mumbai. However, some of the candidates complaint about the process of distributing the applications. Applications from places like Satara, Sangli, Amravati, Nashik, Nandurbar and even from Navi Mumbai, Thane and Mumbai have been received. While around 850 posts were filled last year the police department is expecting more this year to fill in all the vacancies. With cameraperson Vikrant Baile, Sudhir Sharma for NMTV News.
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