Mumbai, Jan 7 (UNI) ''We have single-handedly developed a new e-recruitment system and used it successfully in the Pune recruiting zone,'' Deputy Director General Recruiting (Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa) Brigadier Vinod Ahuja said today.
Briefing the media on the newly developed recruitment system, Brigadier Ahuja said, ''Using the new system, we have had no cases of corruption or manipulation in the last 16 recruitment rallies.'' Costing merely Rs 40,382, the new computerised e-recruitment system uses softwares like the Optical Marks Reader (OMR), which has replaced manual checking, FX-2000 for finger printing, an interactive voice response system and processing capacity to arrange up to 8,000 application forms in 459 categories simultaneously.
The newly developed system would also be utilised by other recruiting centres, Brigadier Ahuja said and added that the Pune Recruiting Zone had been made a nodal agency.
He also urged the media and civil administration to be more active and vigilant in weeding out corruption and malpractice during army recruitment rallies.
Answering questions regarding the popularity of army as a career, Brigadier Ahuja said that though many people in the metros may opt for other careers, 1,62,000 people applied for 2,000 posts in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa during 2007.
The Indian army is the third largest standing army in the world with 2.5 million men and is the largest volunteer army.
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