3,800 youth in Army recruitment rally

One of the candidates taking part in the Army Recruitment Rally at Mangala Stadium on Wednesday. DH PHOTO

Speaking to media persons, Deputy Director General Brigadier M M Gupta said, the Mangalore rally is held to recruit the candidates from 11 districts namely Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Shimoga, Hassan, Udupi, Davangere, Chikmagalur, Chitradurga, Bijapur and Dharwad. The rally has received an encouraging response, with 3,800 candidates having undergone screening process so far.

The recruitment is held for posts under various categories. If the recruitment process for the post of technical soldiers, soldier clerk and nursing assistant is open for the candidates across the State, the posts for soldiers on general duty is limited to the candidates of the above mentioned 11 districts. “The procedure is very transparent and is open to media and public glare. We have not come here with a strict notion that we should select particular number of candidates, but we are free to select any number of candidates, provided the candidates are good,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said that the candidates’ turnover is increasing over the years with more and more number of youth willing to join the Army. As far as the recruitment rally in Mangalore is concerned, we have witnessed a large number of candidates from Belgaum this time, he said.

The next rally will be held in Mysore which would begin from April 14. As many as seven Army officers, 20 ACOs and 70 and odd other Army personnel are taking part in the recruitment process.

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