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Student police cadets may get grace marks: DGP

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Reservation for cadets in PSC recruitment being considered

Taking the salute:Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose inspecting a parade by student police cadets at the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissuron Saturday.— Photo: By special arrangement
Taking the salute:Director General of Police Jacob Punnoose inspecting a parade by student police cadets at the Kerala Police Academy in Thrissuron Saturday.— Photo: By special arrangement

Director General of Police Chief Jacob Punnoose has said that grace marks for student police cadets in SSLC and Plus Two examinations are under the active consideration of the State government.

He was addressing a passing-out parade of student police cadets at the Kerala Police Academy here on Saturday. “The government is also considering reservation for student police cadets in recruitment by the Kerala Public Service Commission to uniformed services. I hope the government will allow the benefits,” he added.

Earlier, he took the salute at the parade, commanded by George Sheen of Muthalamkudam St. George Higher Secondary School, Idukki. State Nodal Officer of SPC and Thrissur Commissioner P. Vijayan; Inspector General of Police S. Gopinathan; Kerala Police Academy director K.G. Premshankar; Inspector General of Police (Training) Jose George; and Superintendent of Police R. Nishantini were present.

Prizes were given to contingents led by Reshma of GVHSS, Malampuzha (best girls' platoon); Vipin Wilson of GVHSS (best boys' platoon); Ummer Farooq of MEMS, Karanthur (best platoon of community police officers – men); Bindu Bhaskar of MEHSS, Malappuram (best platoon of community police officers – women). Nanu Kappumel and Preethy were named the best drill inspectors. The student police cadets were declared ambassadors for the Kerala Legal Services Authority at a function held in the evening. In all, 552 cadets, 58 community police officers, and 40 police officers took part in the camp.

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