In Madhya Pradesh, men and women candidates applying for the position of constables were made to undergo the medical examination in the same space which definitely portrays lapse and laxity.
In another incident, the male candidates’ castes were also stamped on their chests during the physical examination. This segregation was done on the basis of the caste to avoid any kind of confusion.
Where does this odd situation leave aspirants? How can it be justified at any point in time?
One cannot imagine how uneasy and uncomfortable circumstances must have been for the candidates appearing for the fitness tests.
A warning, suspension and enquiry have been initiated but are they sufficient? A total of 18 female and 21 male candidates were examined. As many as 217 male and female candidates were admitted for the police jobs and the compulsory medical tests were being conducted in that connection.
The male applicants were lined up without their undergarments. Their chest and height were measured in the same room where female candidates were also examined.
There were no women doctors and nurses, reports pointed out. The physical or medical tests for both the male and the female candidates were found to be carried out in the same room of the biggest government clinic in Bhind district.
Discipline is the first standard for police service. However, this much-defined regulation seemed to have been put aside during the examination procedures of the constables in Madhya Pradesh police.