On 1st November 1966, with formation of Haryana, Chandigarh was declared a union territory and the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. Following this, the Chandigarh Police was re-organized with appointment of its own police chief and IGPs. Today, Chandigarh Police comes under the direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Chandigarh administration and is headed by Inspector General of Police.
The Chandigarh Police Force offers several opportunities to candidates from Punjab and Haryana to join the law enforcement force. Several Ex-servicemen have also expressed interest in serving their city by joining the police force after completion of their term with the Indian army. To accommodate them, the Chandigarh Police has announced a reserved category for Ex-Servicemen in the recruitment process. The details of reserved quota for Ex-Servicemen are given below:
• Total 10% of seats or vacancies announced for recruitment will be reserved for Ex-Servicemen.
• The age limit for Ex-servicemen has also been relaxed to maximum of 45 years, provided the break in service does not exceed 2 years from date of discharge from army.
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