November 24, 2016 12:07:54 am
IN a first-of-its-kind job fair, organised by Pune City Police for the wards and relatives of policemen in Pune, as many as 935 applicants were recruited by over 30 companies. The job fair, held on Sunday at the parade ground of the city police headquarters, was attended by over 4,000 wards and relatives of police staffers.
Police are now planning to organise skill development programmes for the wards of policemen, to prepare them for the competition they will face in various industries.
It was Pune Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla who came up with the idea to hold such a fair. “We realised that many police staffers are worried about their family members, who were finding it difficult to get jobs. That’s how the idea of the job fair came about,” said Shukla.
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Family members and relatives of police staffers from Pune City Police, Pune Rural Police, Railway Police and State Reserve Police Force were invited to attend the fair, which was organised in collaboration with the District Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Guidance Centre.
“We tried to get as many participants as possible. Some of the companies were invited through the reference of the Centre and some others were invited by us. As many as 32 companies from Pune city, Bhosari and Chakan participated in the fair and 27 of them interviewed the candidates. As many as 935 attendees were recruited by these companies…,” said Arvind Chavria, deputy commissioner of police (HQ).
The jobs secured by candidates range from those of office assistants, technical staffers and engineers.
“The results of the first such fair are really satisfying and we are planning to organise more such fairs in the future. But before we do that, we have prepared a plan to prepare the wards of police staffers in communication and other skills, which are needed to get jobs in the current scenario in the industry. Some of the IT companies have also promised to interview over 600 candidates, and we expect many of them to get selected,” said Shukla.
At the job fair, which started on Sunday morning and went on till the evening, G A Sangade, assistant director of District Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Guidance Centre, was also present along with G S Madgulkar, ACP (Human Resources, HQ). Amol Kshirsagar coordinated the event on behalf of Pune City Police.
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