India, July 26 -- To address a scarcity of constables in Mumbai, the state government has decided to recruit 3,000 personnel from the Maharashtra State Security Corporation (MSSC) on contract for 11 months.

The MSSC works as the official security agency providing security to government and semi-government establishments.

In a Government Resolution (GR) issued on Monday, the home department has given a nod for contractual recruitment. According to the home department, the Mumbai police force has a sanctioned strength of 40,623, of which around 10,000 posts of constables and drivers are vacant.

While the ongoing recruitment drive will fill 7,076 posts of constables and 994 drivers, there will be a shortage of around 3,000 constables.