Hyderabad Police’s ‘Job Connect’ to spread wings

"The programme has been quite successful here. We hope to continue it in the future too after a short period,” said A Venkateshwar Rao, DCP, West Zone.

By Author  |  Published: 10th Oct 2017  12:51 amUpdated: 10th Oct 2017  12:58 am

Hyderabad: The West Zone police have taken up the ‘Job Connect’ initiative at various places under their limits, including Golconda, Habeebnagar, Asifnagar, Shahinayathgunj, Tappachabutra, Kulsumpura and Humayun Nagar and Punjagutta.

About 1,000 job aspirants have applied under different categories so far, with nearly 600 getting placements.

“Aspirants with qualifications ranging from post-graduation, graduation, intermediate and Class X have applied. The programme has been quite successful here. We hope to continue it in the future too after a short period,” said A Venkateshwar Rao, DCP, West Zone.

In September, a Job Connect programme was conducted in the Kulsumpura police station limits under the West Zone. Companies, including ICICI, HDFC, Kotak Mahindra, TATA, and Swagruha Housing Pvt Ltd, to mention a few, attended and conducted interviews for candidates. As many as 315 job aspirants attended the programme, among which 80 candidates took the interview and 70 were issued offer letters by the firms.

Persons who had applied for posts of security personnel have been recruited and trained as well. The South Zone, Central and East Zone police on the other hand are yet to take up Job Connect.

“We had conducted a ‘Job Mela’ about two years ago for youth from the old city. About 12 companies had come forward. Around 2,000 job aspirants had applied, while 750 were placed,” said K Babu Rao, Additional DCP, South Zone, adding that the initiative would be taken up in the zone shortly.

Central Zone DCP Joel Davis said, “We are planning to introduce the progamme here too. We have recently successfully finished the police constable pre-recruitment training programme.”

With the initiative being highly successful among the youth and also helping the police to develop better friendly policing, senior officials said they intend to continue the initiative across the city.