BMI tests of obese Assam police resumes in Guwahati, Jorhat, and Silchar


The re-examination of Body Mass Index of 1,884 police personnel, who failed to pass the test in August last year, began today.

The re-examination of BMI for 1884 police personnel began today in Guwahati, Jorhat, and Silchar today.

Taking to X, DGP Singh wrote, “The review BMI testing for the 1884 police personnel has started at Jorhat, Silchar and Guwahati.”

On Monday also, DGP Singh informed about the re-examination of the police personnel.

“As a follow up to BMI testing in August 2023, the re-examination of 1,884 @assampolice personnel who fell in Obese category (30+ BMI) would start at Guwahati, Silchar and Jorhat from January 2nd 2024,” Singh wrote on X on Monday.

Body mass index is a measurement of a person’s weight with respect to his or her height. According to the World Health Organization, a BMI over 25 is considered overweight, and over 30 is obese.

Reaffirming stress on physical fitness, the DGP said, “Hope most of them have shaped up in the three months period given. We remain committed to provide people of Assam a professional and fit Police Unit.”

Last year in August, nearly 2.5 per cent of the police personnel, who had undergone BMI, were found obese and were put under medical care to make them fit, Singh had said earlier.

Altogether 70,161 personnel had undergone such a test in the first phase of the exercise, of whom 1,748 were found to have BMI readings of over 30.

The DGP had earlier said that all those who would not be able to reduce their weight by the end of the stipulated period would be offered a voluntary retirement option, except for those who have genuine medical reasons like thyroidism.