Rajasthan Government’s Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship department to train former soldiers

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Jaipur : After successfully conducting recruitment rallies for the Indian Army, the Rajasthan government’s Department of Skills, Employment and Entrepreneurship (DSEE) is planning to start skilling former soldiers to help them take up gainful occupations that utilize their experience.

According to DSEE Commissioner Krishna Kunal, since most Army-men retire early, often before they turn 50, their experience can be utilized to enhance the “skills ecosystem”.

The DSEE and the Army have, in fact, identified certain sectors for this purpose during a meeting at Kaushal Bhawan here on Thursday. A memorandum is now expected to be signed between the Rajasthan Skill and Livelihoods Development Corporation and the Rajasthan Soldiers’ Welfare Department for mobilizing and certification of former Army men.

Major General S.P. Goswami from the South Western Command said that Rajasthan accounts for 6.74% of the ex-servicemen’s strength in the country, with as many as 61% concentrated around Jhunjhunu, Alwar, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Sikar districts.

“There is a need for seamless transition into a second career by empowering them with training through certification and enabling them with new skills based on their aspirations,” he said.

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