What is the full form of ASI?

What is the full form of ASI?

The full form of ASI is Assistant Sub-Inspector. It is the entry rank in the officer grade in the police and paramilitary services of India. An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) is a non-gazetted police officer who ranks above a police head constable and below a sub-inspector (SI). ASI may be an investigating officer; But most of the time, an Inspector or a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) is made the Investigating Officer. Usually, ASI is in charge of Border Patrol platoon in Border Security Forces like BSF, ITBP and others.

There are two options to become ASI in police

A. Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be either :
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Category of candidates Height
(in cms)
Chest (in cms) Unexpanded  Chest (in cms) Expanded
(i) For male candidates only
General
170   80 85 
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of
Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh,
Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir
Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions,
The North-Eastern States and Sikkim
 165  80 85 
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled
Tribes
 162.5  77 82 
 (ii) For Female candidates only
General
 157 –   –
For candidates belonging to Hill areas of
Garhwal, Kumaon, Himachal Pradesh,
Gorkhas, Dogras, Marathas, Kashmir
Valley, Leh & Ladakh regions,
The North-Eastern States and Sikkim
 155  –  –
For all candidates belonging to Scheduled
Tribes
 154  –  –