Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Tapir Gao has appealed to the central government to relax the minimum height limit required for candidates from Arunachal Pradesh to be admitted to the Indian Police Service (IPS). He said that like other eligible communities, candidates from Arunachal Pradesh should also be given relaxation in the minimum height.
Tapir, MP from Arunachal Pradesh East Parliamentary Constituency, also wrote a letter to the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh in this regard on Tuesday. Actually, a doctor
Dameng of Siang found medically unfit
Ojing Dameng of Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh has been ranked second in the provisional list of IPS officers in the Scheduled Tribe category in the Union Public Service Commission examination. But during the medical test, Dameng was found ineligible for IPS as his height is 162.5 cms, while the minimum height required for male IPS candidates is 165 cms. Dameng stayed away from becoming an IPS because of being less than 2.5 cm in height.
Arunachal men and women get relaxation in minimum height
The BJP MP said that the minimum height for men and women coming from Gorkha community, Assam, Kumaon, Nagaland to become IPS has been kept at 160 cms and 145 cms respectively. Similarly, relaxation in minimum height should also be given to men and women of Arunachal Pradesh.