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Mega Army recruitment drive in Ranchi from Wednesday

20-day event to be held at Morabadi ground amid strict Covid norms
Officials of the district administration take stock of arrangements at Morabadi ground on Tuesday ahead of the 20-day Army recruitment drive.
Officials of the district administration take stock of arrangements at Morabadi ground on Tuesday ahead of the 20-day Army recruitment drive.
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Our Correspondent   |   Ranchi   |   Published 09.03.21, 04:32 PM

A 20-day mega army recruitment camp will commence at Ranchi’s Morabadi ground Wednesday during which over a lakh aspirants are expected to take part, district administration officials said on Tuesday after taking stock of preparations.

As per a notification from the Army, candidates from all 24 districts of Jharkhand can take part in the job rally that will conclude on March 30.  “Those who pass in the physical test will then proceed for medical and written exams,” it read, adding that candidates are required to bring with them the admit card issued to them while applying, along with other documents specified in the application form.

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“Any candidate caught carrying fake certificates will be handed over to police immediately. Candidates are only advised to come on the day and time specified in their admit cards to avoid unwanted crowding,” it read.

On Covid safety norms, the notification added that every candidate must carry masks, gloves and sanitizers. “They will maintain social distancing and adequate gaps during the rally. Most importantly, all are required to produce a Covid-19 free/asymptomatic certificate and no risk certificate when they report to the rally,” it read. The asymptomatic certificate should have been issued 48 hours prior to reporting for the rally.

Ranchi deputy commissioner Chhavi Ranjan said they were taking all precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus during the mega selection drive. He said the entire ground had been secured with asbestos sheets as barricades. Basic facilities like toilets, drinking water, places for visiting aspirants from all the districts to stay (camp) has been ready keeping covid-19 safety norms in mind. Basic facilities like tiolets and driking water had been organised.

ADM law and order Lokesh Mishra, who is keeping tabs on the arrangements at the venue, said Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has been directed to ensure round-the-clock cleaning of the installed facilities at the premises. “Since, it is the first mega rally and a huge turnout is expected, we are on alert to ensure high cleanliness and hygiene. RMC has been asked to deploy special teams to clean the venue regularly,” he said.



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