The Indian Army is all set to conduct its first-ever recruitment drive in the Kashmir Valley on 3-4 October after the historic abrogation of Article 370.
According to the reports, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon on Saturday stated that the recruitment drive scheduled to be held in the first week of October is being conducted to fill in 3,000 vacancies.
“For youth of Kashmir, Governor has announced a lot of schemes. Army has taken the first initiative and started recruitment drive in Kashmir Valley with more than 3,000 vacancies. The first recruitment will start on 3-4 October. Prior to that, 15 days of training will be imparted so that the boys can compete and get recruited. We are working on some more vacancies and will announce in the future,” he told reporters in Srinagar.
Dhillon also stated that young children from the Valley were taken for a tour to Delhi, Ajmer Sharif and Jaipur so that they get exposure to developments in technology and other spheres.
“As a continuation of our efforts to expose the children of the valley to developments in technology and other spheres, they were taken for a tour to Delhi, Ajmer Sharif, and Jaipur. It was an overall personality development tour,” he said.
Dhillon who is the General Commanding Officer (GOC), 15 Corps also known as Chinar Corps, is presently the highest-ranking army officer handling the affairs on the ground in the Kashmir Valley.
The recruitment drive by the Indian Army comes after it had organised a seven-day recruitment rally in Reasi for Jammu region. In the recruitment rally, over 29,000 aspiring youths from various districts got themselves registered. It is the first such recruitment rally after the abrogation of Article 370 provisions on special status to Jammu and Kashmir.