The move also assumes significance against the backdrop of the Allahabad High Court in September restraining Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment Board from issuing appointment
letters to more than 38,000 candidates who were declared successful in tests after several petitioners contended that there were lacunae in the results declared.
    
The decision to make fresh recruitments was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here.
       
"Guidelines for the recruitment of police constables have been finalised and the recruitment process will start soon", Yadav told mediapersns after the meeting.
        
"The cabinet has decided that the recruitment will be done by preparing a merit list on the basis  of marks of Class X and XII and physical test. Examination will not be conducted", he
said.
    
According to media reports, the state government is taking special precautionary measures after intelligence warnings that terrorists might target pilgrim spots, railway stations
and other unknown spots.

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