R. Rajaram

To update their skills and make them employable The project is meant for school and college students and those who had completed their graduation and awaiting placement

TIRUCHI: In a novel initiative aimed at ensuring a bright career for the wards of police personnel serving in the Central Zone, the police authorities here have launched "Project Employment" to enable students to update their skills and make them employable.

As a first step, a select group of policemen serving in Tiruchi, Perambalur, Karur, Pudukottai, Thanjavur, Tiruvarur, Nagapattinam districts were briefed on features of the project known in short as "EMP-POL" here and the ways to go about it.

Core team

A core team has been formed in each district as well as in Tiruchi city, headed by an officer in the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and comprising an inspector, a promotee sub-inspector and a senior head-constable to take the message to the respective districts as well as to coordinate the project.

The project is meant for school and college students and those who had completed their graduation and awaiting placement. As part of the project, enumeration of wards of policemen would be done and the students would be divided into various categories. There are four such categories, including those studying in the college and those having completed their degree and preparing for various competitive examinations including Civil Services, Group - I and Banking.

The Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, M.S. Jaffar Sait, said here on Wednesday that enumeration of students would be completed before September 15. The identified students would be given an identity card.

"EM-POL" would be implemented in liaison with the District Employment and Library authorities.

Study circle

Study circles would be formed in the police quarters where there were more than 40 families, and books would be supplied to students. The help of local library authorities would be sought for supplying the books on a rotation basis to the students.

The police, he said, were in the process of short-listing some experts to take classes for those preparing for the competitive examinations. The core team would also try to ascertain from the X, Plus One and Plus Two students the subjects in which they were weak and try to improve them by enlisting the cooperation of local teachers to take special classes for them.

Arrangements would also be made for developing the skills of the students by conducting mock interviews, tests and group discussions besides enlightening them on career guidance and planning. The Superintendent of Police of the respective districts have been informed about the project.