Indian police use biometrics for recruitment
07 August 2018 10:35 GMT

Officials in the Indian state of Telangana plan to collect the fingerprints of candidates when he or she appears for police preliminary tests.

“We will collect the name, fingerprint and picture of the candidate for creating a database. The database will be useful when the candidate appears again for the physical and final written tests after qualifying in the prelims,” Board Chairman VV Srinivasa Rao said. This method would enable the board in not only fixing the identity of each candidate but also in preventing impersonation. The marks secured in each examination would be tabulated and linked to the database of the candidate concerned.

According to Rao, the Board was using the most advanced biometrics technology recognized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It would be able to get fingerprint comparison quickly without any delay.

Another advantage of using biometrics was that the Board officials could cross-check the antecedents of candidates before handing over the offer letter to them. “With the help of the Fingerprints Bureau in the State, we will verify the antecedents of candidates,” Rao said.