New Delhi, Sep 27: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that DTC and cluster scheme buses will now have 5,500 new bus marshals.
At a meeting held at his residence, he said, "Former home guards will be appointed as marshals in the buses. The appointment of marshals in buses will start from Diwali."
Kejriwal appealed to the former home guards to protect women in buses with all sincerity.
The move has been announced to ensure the safety of women in the city. Marshals have also been appointed in cluster buses for the first time. The installation of 25 lakh CCTV cameras has begun in full swing in Delhi.
The Delhi Government would seek an application for marshals by advertising in newspapers in two-three days. The first priority will be given to home guards who have served for three years. Those who have served for two years, will then be chosen.
Home Minister Satyendra Jain said, 'according to the official data, there are 5,000 ex-home guards who were let go. All the 5000 home guards are expected to get jobs. The former home guards will only have to give the experience certificate and the age certificate.'
The recruitment and appointment will be completed before Diwali. (UNI)