Published On: Sun, Apr 29th, 2018

Caste tags pasted on candidates appearing for police exam in MP, inquiry ordered

Dhar (Madhya Pradesh): Candidates appearing for the post of Police Constable were labelled with their respective castes on their chest during medical examinations at a district hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar.

Candidates appearing for the post of Police Constable in MP were marked their caste with sketch pens on their chests as they queued up for their medical examination.

Photographs in various newspapers showed candidates with “SC” (Scheduled Caste), “ST” (Scheduled Tribe) and “G” (General) marked with sketch pens on their chests as they queued up for their medical examination yesterday, triggering a massive debate on social media.

Dhar Superintendent of Police Virendra Singh today told us that he had ordered an inquiry into the incident, to be conducted by a deputy SP rank officer.

Singh said those conducting the medical examination process had told police that the markings were made to tell apart candidates belonging to different categories as the physical requirements for each of these categories were different.

“However, they should have used other ways to differentiate. This is a serious matter,” the SP said.

The Chief Medical and Health Officer, Dr R C Panika also expressed his distress following the incident, saying, “This matter is quite serious, we will look into it and we will launch an investigation.”

Inputs with ANI and PTI

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