Sonowal for hassle-free recruitment in Army
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, August 13: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal urged the Deputy Director General (Recruiting) Brigadier IM Lamba and Director Recruiting Lower Assam, Colonel Pradeep Choubey to initiate steps in right earnest for maximum recruitment of candidates from Assam in the recruitment rallies to be organized by the Indian Army for the year 2016-17.
At a meeting with the Army top brass at his office chamber here today, Sonowal said that the whole exercise of selection of candidates must be relaxed and made hassle-free so that maximum number of candidates get selected in the recruitment rallies and subsequently in the written examitions. “The whole process ranging from physical test to written examition must be made hassle-free and smooth so that maximum number of candidates from Assam gets selected and there is no vacancy left,” he added.
Assuring the Chief Minister of his fullest cooperation and support, Brigadier Lamba requested Sonowal for appointing a nodal officer to liaise with the Army for the smooth conduct of the recruitment process. The Army officer also pleaded with the Chief Minister for help for holding the recruitment rallies in different districts across the State. The Chief Minister said he would instruct the Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to put a proper security dragnet in place vis-a-vis barricading for smooth conduct of the recruitment rallies. Sonowal also assured the Army officials that he would instruct the DCs to depute an officer to liaise with the Army in the matters of recruitment.
The Army officials further pleaded for placing of 20 to 30 PT teachers for 10-day training course to be conducted by the Army so that they can train up the candidates accordingly.
Brigadier Lamba also requested the Chief Minister for instructing the DCs to expedite the process for verification of documents, including PRCs of selected candidates within the stipulated timeframe of 100 days to avoid being disqualified. The Army official said the district heads must also keep a close eye on the candidates turning up for the recruitment rallies to weed out doubtful persons from appearing.
Sonowal underscored the need for special coaching for those appearing in the written examition and assured his Government’s unstinted support and cooperation towards this end.
Looking forward to a cordial relationship with the new Government, Brigadier Lamba pleaded for 3.85 acres of land for building a permanent infrastructure that include a sprawling track and marshalling area for training up of new recruits. The Chief Minister said the Government would identify a suitable plot on the outskirts of Guwahati for the purpose.
The Army official said the dates for recruitment rallies and venues will be announced as per the direction of the State Government.