Kalaburagi: The graduates in technical field and professional courses prefer to work in MNCs and private sector as they get lakhs of rupees in salary per month and enjoy five day week. Earlier, these graduates were reluctant to join police force. But 114 BE graduates have joined police force as sub-inspectors and have successfully completed training too at Kalaburagi Police Training Academy. The passing out parade of 288 sub-inspectors held on Sunday February 20, of which 222 are civil police sub-inspectors and 66 are reserve police sub-inspectors. This 6th batch also includes 56 Arts graduates, 20 Commerce graduates, 16 Master of Arts graduates, 12 MSc graduates, six MTech, five MBA, and 3 BCA graduates.
Home Minister Araga Jnanendra who was the Chief Guest at the function expressed happiness for inclusion of professionals in large numbers for the first time in PSIs recruitment in State. He said the inclusion of professionals enhances the efficiency in department and investigation would go more scientifically. The department prescribed graduation in any manner to be educational qualification for PSIs post. Professional degree holders prefer private sector for attractive salary perks, and allowances. Particularly, they prefer IPS, and Deputy SP posts which have higher salaries.
According to job sector experts owing to tight job market caused due to Covid lockdown large number of professionals are showing interest to take up other jobs.
Speaking to NewsKarnataka on Wednesday February 23, Vasishta, a probationary PSI told that he completed BE and MTech degree, worked as a techie in a software company for three years. He said he chose Police Department as it gives job security till the age 60. He said earlier the government salary was less, and now it has been increased with allowances too being good. He said moreover we can provide justice to oppressed in the Police Department. In private sector we could not serve society directly, he added.