New Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI) As many as 25 postgraduates, 347 graduates and three B.Ed degree holders were among the 964 constables inducted into Delhi Police today.

The 964 constables including 202 women showcase India’s unity in diversity as 433 constables including 134 women were from the Northeastern states.

One of the constables has an LLB degree while 478 of them are 12th pass.

The minimum qualification for applying the post of constable in Delhi Police is matriculate or class X pass.

In addition, there were 105 constables who were recruited for the Daman and Diu Police.

They took the oath in a colourful ceremonial parade which was attended by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who also took the salute of the marching contingents.

The new recruits have been trained in law, police science, criminology, computer application, cyber crime and human rights with emphasis on professionalism, discipline and good behaviour, an official spokesperson said.

For effective community policing, the constables have been sensitised on gender issues, crime against women, children and senior citizens.

With special emphasis on safety and security of women, all the women constables have been trained specially.

In outdoor training, they are trained in handling of weapons, vehicle driving, firing practice. They are trained to use the latest weapons.

In his address, Rijiju said the pan-India composition of the team would now enable the force to appreciate and be sensitised towards the diverse population that the city has.

“This can be enabled only through discipline,” he said.

The minister advised the constables to be true professional police officers and encouraged them to come forward and accept the challenges of policing the capital in a better way.

Rijiju advised the police officers that they should be sensitive to the security needs of women. “We should protect the poor and weaker section of society,” he said.

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik drew attention to the approach adopted and some key measures taken to enhance the effectiveness of the training which in turn would be visible in field duty.

He said the constables are expected to do their job with distinction, despite the challenges they face. He affirmed that unbiased service to the public helps in building trust.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.