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New courses for retiring defence personnel's second career

KOLKATA: New courses including management programmes to assist defence personnel adopt a second career after retirement have been started by the directorate general of resettlement (DGR).

Maj Gen Amrik Singh, director general (resettlement) told senior army officials here today that a few new courses giving wider choice have been added this year with higher potential of employability including a 24-week management programme for officers.

Singh said the best training courses commensurate with the demands of the growing corporate sector have been selected.

DGR is a tri-service organisation that oversees and assists retiring servicemen adopt a second career with approximately 60,000 service personnel retiring every year at a comparatively young age.

A majority of the retiring personnel are at an age where they had numerous unfinished domestic responsibilities necessitating a second career.

"Based on the interface with the industry, demands of Service HQs, student feedback, DRZs and local inspecting units, we have taken a fresh look at our resettlement training programme and reviewed them to make it more environment and user-friendly," Maj Gen Singh said.

During his visit to the city, he also interacted with nearly 50 armed forces personnel who are on the verge of retirement and currently undergoing professional training courses in areas such as mobile repairing, IT-enabled services and other entrepreneurial courses.

Last Updated April 15 2014
Posted on April 15 2014
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