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There is a new recruitment opportunity in the state of Assam as the Inspector General of Prisons has advertised the job vacancies for as many as 71 number of posts available in 6 different designations to be engaged in the Jail Department under Govt. of Assam. As such, all the intending & eligible candidates may apply in standard form for any of the following vacancies which are listed in the table given below.

Name of the post Vacancies Salary
SC ST(P) ST(H) OBC/MOBC UR Scale Grade Pay
Assistant Jailor (Female) 00 01 00 00 02 5200-20200 3300
Warden (M) 00 01 01 30 26 2100
Jr. Asstt. (HQ) 00 00 00 01 03 2400
Jr. Asstt. (Dist) 00 00 00 00 01 2200
Pharmacist 01 00 00 00 03 3000
Craft Instructor 00 00 00 01 00 2400

The age limit criteria prescribed for this Recruitment in Jail Department under Govt of Assam is 18-38 years for the post of Warden and 21-38 years for rest of the vacancies as on 1st January 2012. In addition to these requirements, there are few other eligibility criteria as well such as educational qualifications and physical standard. The necessary educational qualification are as follows:-

Name of the post Criteria Educational Qualification
Asstt Jailor(F) Essential B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. Degree
Desirable Diploma in Criminology & Correctional Work
N.C.C. 'A'/'B'/'C' Certificate (for candidates
other than Ex-Serviceman)
Warden (Male) Essential HSLC passed or equivalent as recognized by the
Desirable Training Certificate in N.C.C./Home Guard/
Territorial Army or Ex-Serviceman
Proficiency in Sports
Craft Inspector Essential Certificate in Carpentry from Industrial Training
Institute (ITI) or similar institute
Pharmacist Diploma in Pharmacy from a Govt. Medical College
Registration under Assam Pharmacy Council
Jr Asstt.(HQ) Higher Secondary passed or equivalent
examination as required by Government
Desirable Computer Application Certificate
Jr Asstt(District) Essential HSLC passed or equivalent examination
as required by Government
Desirable Computer Application Certificate

The candidates seeking employment for the post of Assistant Jailor and Warden will also have to meet the prescribed physical standards which have been listed in the advertisement notification published in this connection.

Name of the Post Height Chest
Warden (Male) 162.5cm (5ft 4inch), relaxable to 160cm (5ft 3inch) in case of ST (P/H) 81cm (32inches) when deflated
Assistant Jailor (F) 144.5cm (4ft 9inch), relaxable to 142cm (4ft 8inch)
in case of ST(P/H)
The qualified candidates shall have to appear in physical fitness test of walking 5kms in 1hour time.

Recruitment in Jail Department, Assam - How to apply?

Interested candidates may obtain the standard form as published in Part IX of Assam Gazette and submit their application in that format so as to reach the office of the Inspector General of Prisons, Assam, Khanapara, Guwahati-781022 latest by 21st December 2012. Each application must be accompanied with 2 copies of recent passport size photograph of the candidate with his/her signature at the top and duly attested by a Gazetted Officer and one self addressed envelope of size 23x10cm with Rs.5/- postal stamp affixed on it.

Applicants will also have to submit the attested copies of Employment Exchange Registration Certificate, Age Proof Certificate, Caste Certificate, Certificates and marksheet of essential & desirable qualifications and discharge certificate for the Ex-serviceman. Candidates must make sure that their applications are complete in all respect and reaches the specified office on or before the last date.

Candidates must clearly mention the post applied for on top of the envelope containing the application form and its enclosures. Only one candidature for the post of either Assistant Jailor or Junior Assistant shall be entertained. The candidates may be called for written test/interview on dates to be notified later and they will have to appear in such exams at their own expenses.

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