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Over 2 lakh women apply for 100 army posts

July 7, 2019

Indian Army is hiring women for the posts of 'Women Military Police' and the response has been overwhelming.

More than 2 lakh candidates have applied for 100 vacancies of jawans advertised for general duty in the army. The last date of submitting applications was June 6 and it was later extended to June 30.

The new recruits will undergo one year training and then will be posted to their respective units. The training will be held at the Corps of Military Police Regimental Centre in Bangaluru.

The jawans will be posted at locations where female civilians need to be frisked or allied support is needed including areas such as Jammu & Kashmir.

The army is hoping to recruit 1700 women jawans for such positions in a phased manner. The recruits must be unmarried, widowed, divorced or legally separated women are also eligible if they do not have any children.

India army is also considering the creation of a "Mahila Provost Unit" and the plan is waiting for final approvals. These special units will consists of two officers, three junior commissioned officers, and around 40 soldiers.

Social media users responded to the large number of applicants for only 100 vacancies and at the same time lauded the participation of women in army.

Mischievous Traveller‏ @Inv_watchman tweeted,Replying to @MrsGandhi 2 lakh applies for 100 jobs means India is facing severe job crisis .. don't jump in joy for this

India@1 Sandeep‏ @India188034197 tweeted,That is a welcome change .... Total cultural change towards women empowerment in real life.



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