The 4 day long open recruitment rally has been set-up to conduct physical and medical tests in a graded format.
Lucknow flagged off Indian Army's open recruitment rally for women on January 18, Monday. Set to continue till January 21, this 4-day long drive has been set-up to conduct physical and medical tests in a graded format. Camped at the stadium of AMC Center and College in Lucknow, this is the second phase of women recruitment in the army and about 8000 women from Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand have gotten registered for the same post the entire application process.
Lucknow hosts 4-day long recruitment drive for armed forces
In a bid to increase the female soldier strength in the armed forces, the Indian Army has launched an open drive for female recruitment at Lucknow Cantonment. As per reports, these drives were suspended with the effect of the pandemic, extending the hiatus from March 2020 to October 2020. The Additional Director General (ADG)-Recruiting of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand stated that recruitment operations resumed in November last year.
Since then, it is the first such drive which is pivoting around women, he added. Preventive protocols and negative RT-PCR tests have been made mandatory for this process to minimise the threat of the spread and transmission of infection. An impressive and enthusiastic turnout of 8000 women have registered for this drive and for recruitment the woman must pass the physical test successfully, stated the ADG. Interested women can register for this drive by accessing the details on the Army's online portal.
Extending up to 4 days, the rally will cover all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh and 15 in Uttarakhand, informed the recruitment General. He has also encouraged people to participate in physical exercise to boost the immunity of the body, a necessity in the present circumstance of a virus outbreak.