DOPE test is now mandatory in Punjab for all government employees

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh has recently ordered for the mandatory DOPE test for all the government employees in Punjab. The DOPE test is a Drug test report which is now mandatory for all the existing or new employees. This step of Captain Amrinder Singh our Hon’ble Chief Minister is a great step to check drug abuse in Punjab. The test is now mandatory for all of the government employees including Police personnel. Currently, there are 3.25 lakh government employees as per the “The Tribune” report.

DOPE Test in Punjab

Now the employees will have to undergo through the DOPE test during their service from the starting of recruitment. The same will be conducted during the promotion period of an employee. The Chief Secretary has been asked to work out modalities. As per the news now the drug screening is going to be mandatory during the recruitment and promotion process.

CM of Punjab in a meeting on 04 July 2018 has decided to take this step. After the meeting, Chief Minister of Punjab has also tweeted “I Stand by my Commitment for a Drug-Free Punjab”. The DOPE test is also going to be a part of the annual medical test.

News Source: The Tribune (Newspaper) – Read Here

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