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Thousands apply for temporary police personnel on the first day



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By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Mar. 21: As a regular part of security provision, Nepal Police Headquarters (NPHQ) from Sunday has started collecting applications to recruit 100,000 temporary policemen for the local level election scheduled for May 13.

The application collection will continue till March 25. Interested candidates willing to work as temporary police personnel can submit their applications to any of three Metropolitan Police Offices of the Kathmandu Valley and all District Police Offices, according to Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) and Spokesperson for the Headquarters Bishnu Kumar KC.

“Today, all the district police offices across the country have issued notices inviting applications for temporary recruitment as per the prescribed quota,” SSP KC said. Quota for recruiting actual number of temporary policemen will be finalised after the EC confirms the number of election centres and election stations across the country, he said.
Citizens aged 18 to 54 will be eligible to apply. The recruited temporary policemen will work for 40 days and get a net salary of Rs. 30,240, with additional Rs. 7,200 for food allowance, Rs. 6,000 for dress allowance, and Rs. 1,000 as travelling cost for reaching the given election centres.

“The selected temporary policemen will be deployed in the concerned election booths and centres after imparting a seven-day basic policing training,” SSP KC said.
SSP KC said that ex-policemen and those from other security bodies will be given priority for the recruitment but all the general or fresh applicants have also been encouraged.
“Presence of applicants at the designated police offices have been found overwhelming as we have also received information that there have been long queues of people to submit their applications,” he said.

“Approximately over 15,000 applicants have applied for the recruitment on Sunday alone from across the country as of 6:00 pm, but the exact number of the applicants is yet to be confirmed,” SSP
KC said.
The serpentine queues of the applicants at the three Metropolitan Police Offices of the Kathmandu Valley on the first day suggest that Police Headquarters will be receiving thousands of applications this time.