By Chito A. Chavez
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) on Friday asserted that the promotion and recruitment of its personnel are based only on merit and fitness.
BJMP Chief Jail Director Allan Iral warned his men that the stiffest possible actions will be meted against them for any form of corrupt acts like red tape and bribery.
This was his response to the queries on the recruitment process and basis of appointment in the BJMP after the agency resumed its recruitment for Jail Officer 1.
“We have to act accordingly to your applications as reflected in our Citizens Charter,” Iral said.
Iral also cited the importance of proper acknowledgment to all the submitted applications.
“We are here to help those unemployed yet qualified to join our ranks. You don’t need to give anything to our recruitment offices in the region,” Iral insisted.
Iral also reiterated the BJMP policy against red tape and any form of bribery to the jail officers in exchange for favorable results in the recruitment process.
He also warned the concerned offices to act accordingly in facilitating the recruitment process and not to engage in prohibited activities or face the full force of the law in administrative and criminal proceedings.
More than a week after the resumption of the recruitment activities for Jail Officer 1, the National Human Resource Merit Promotion and Selection Board (NHRMPSB) is currently conducting online interviews for JO1 applicants via ZOOM.
BJMP Deputy Chief for Administration and NHRMPSB Chairperson Jail Chief Superintendent Ruel Rivera said the board would like “to fill up the attrition quota at the soonest time possible to augment the manpower complement in the field especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic’’.
“We are deeply concerned with our colleagues in the field; that is why we are pushing for additional personnel to help them,” said Rivera.
There are 2,000 vacancies for Jail Officer 1 in the BJMP this year but the recruitment process was temporarily shelved due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The BJMP exercises administration and supervision of all district, city and municipal jails in the country.