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New Delhi, Feb 2 : In one of its biggest recruitment drives, government has announced hiring of over 62,000 young men and women as constables in central paramilitary and police organisations this year.

The candidates will be hired by central forces like CRPF,BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NIA and SSF as the Union Home Ministry launched the mega-drive of hiring workforce for these security organisations in the last about five years.

Apart from reservation for SC/ST and OBC candidates,relaxation of applicable age has been made for the children and dependents of the victims of 2002 Gujarat riots and 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

“This is one of the largest recruitment drives that is being held by the central government for hiring in paramilitary and other allied forces. The large-scale hiring is being conducted keeping in view an increasing role of these forces and growth in number of battalions sanctioned to these forces in the recent past,” a senior Home Ministry officer said.

The examination in this context is being done by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) on the directions of the Union Home Ministry, the official said. (PTI)