The month-long exercise of distribution of application forms for openings in the Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade (TNSPYB) (2013-14) came to a close on Monday evening across the central zone.

In all, 25,135 applications were issued from September 1 to 30 in Tiruchi, Perambalur, Ariyalur, Karur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur and Nagapattinam. Tiruchi topped the zone with a figure of 5,554 followed by Thanjavur with 4,206 forms. While 3,493 and 3,223 applications were issued in Nagapattinam and Pudukottai districts respectively, 2,624 forms in Tiruvarur, 2,518 forms in Ariyalur, 2,317 in Karur and 1,200 forms in Perambalur were issued. Special counters were opened at the respective district police offices to issue applications. As many as 18, 333 forms were received till September 30 . The last date for receipt of forms was October 1, according to police sources.

The number of applications received in Tiruchi, Thanjavur and Nagapattinam districts alone were over 3,000 each. The number of posts for each district varies. The State government had announced the setting up of the TNSPYB to aid the police in various activities.

The functions of the proposed brigade would be to drive vehicles of the police department, data entry, deliver mails, maintain police quarters, and assist police in saving life of accident victims.

Those selected for the brigade would be paid a monthly honorarium of Rs.7,500 each. The recruitment is being done by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board for a total number of 10,500 posts. The written test will be held in November.