Gangtok, 19 Jun:
Rajya Sainik Board Secretary, Col DN Bhutia, has appealed to Sikkimese women to take advantage of a unique opportunity opened to them to join the Indian Army under the Women Military Police. He informs that a large number of vacancies have been released by the Army Headquarter for this new arm of the forces.
Online application opened on 25 April, and while the last date was 08 June, on the special request of the Rajya Sainik Board, the last date of submission of online applications has been extended to 30 June.
Addressing a press conference here today, Col Bhutia stated that only 87 girls from Sikkim have successfully submitted online applications thus far.
Believing this low number to have been caused by the recent elections in the State, “On a special request from the Rajya Sainik Board, the last date of submission of applications has been extended to 30 June,” he informed.
Col Bhutia has appealed to all interested women eligible for the force to submit their online application without further delay.
“In case of any difficulties, Rajya Sainik Board will extend all possible assistance without any costs,” he assured.
Those who have appeared for or passed class XII can apply. Online registration and submission of applications is mandatory and can be done through the website, www.joinindianarmy.nic.in .
Candidates born between 01 October 1998 to 01 April 2002, at least 142 CMs tall and having weight proportionate to their height can apply online. The documents required during online submission are class X marksheet and certificate with 45% aggregrate marks, birth certificate, Certificate of Identification, Aadhar card, passport size photograph, email id and mobile number.
The RSB Secretary further informed that the Air Force was also conducting a special recruitment rally for Sikkim in Indian Air Force [Security] Trade on 28 August at Paljor Stadium.
Candidates born between 19 July 1999 to 01 July 2003 and having educational qualification of 10+2 equivalent from any board or institute listed in the Council of Boards for Education website as member and in any stream/ subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and 50% marks in English are eligible.
Col Bhutia has appealed to the youth of Sikkim to take the full advantage of this special recruitment rally. He also urged them to visit Rajya Sainik Board or District Sainik Boards for any support and guidance and further details.
Likewise, he informed that the Indian Air Force authorities have also decided to conduct an open rally from 28 to 29 August to enrol eligible youth.
He stressed that this was an opportunity to join the Indian Air Force as IAF Security [Group Y] Garud Commando.
He informed that online applications were not required for this recruitment and candidates required only to report at Paljor Stadium on 28 August by 5 AM for documents inspection, physical proficiency tests I & II followed by other tests.
Col Bhutia shared that Rajya Sainik Board was one of the more important employment generating departments for the youth of Sikkim where the State government does not have any financial liabilities.
He added that the serving soldiers from Sikkim have been bringing in nearly Rs 26 crores annually as salaries and that financial inflow in terms of central pension benefits to retired solders from Sikkim and their dependents was around another Rs 12 crores.
“The State must recognise this contribution from serving and retired soldiers to boost the overall economy of the State,” he commented.