Army felicitates job interviews for Kashmir youth

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In the series of such initiatives, the Army, in collaboration with the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), under the flagship of Udaan’ scheme, facilitated telephonic job interviews of youths from all across the Valley.

The interviews, conducted over two days on 07 and 08 Nov 16 at Trehgam, Baramulla, Hyderbeig and Awantipora, received a good response with over 350 candidates participating in the process.

The telephonic interviews for which the Army provided all administrative and technical support were conducted for employment of graduates with proficiency in written and spoken English who have passed out between 2012 and 2016, for all India vacancies in the leading software company of the country, TCS.

Candidates selected will undergo training at Kolkata and then be provided employment in various sectors ranging from IT, Software technology and marketing etc. During the period of training, the selected candidates will get a stipend of Rs 200 per day during their 14 weeks’ tenure at Kolkata alongwith free boarding, lodging and air fare. Candidates will then be paid a stipend of Rs 15000/- per month for the first year on successful selection as TCS employees.

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TCS Udaan interviews have been regularly facilitated by the Army at different locations in the past aswell in which a large number of talented young men and women were selected and are either working as TCS cadre or undergoing training at Kolkata.

The youth and their families expressed their happiness at such opportunities and hoped that they would open doors to their brighter futures. Mr Amjad Abas Mir of Watmagam and Mr Samir Ahmed Beigh of Kanoosa said they were “thankful of this collaborative model of Army and TCS that brings job opportunities at their doorsteps”.