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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
30-August-2012 17:07 IST
Incidents of Violence in Recruitment of Army
Recruitment Rallies are planned and conducted by the Army Recruiting Organisation after due planning, detailed coordination with Civil Administration after ensuring that all basic amenities such as infrastructure, police arrangements, medical facilities etc. are available. However, there have been some incidents of crowd becoming unmanageable at rally site resulting in violence / stampede.

Recruitment is an ongoing process which is refined and streamlined continuously. Steps to ensure smooth conduct of recruitment rallies and to obviate recurrence of such incidents, inter alia, include closer coordination with civil administration for maintenance of law and order provision of infrastructure etc. increase in the number of recruitment rallies so as to reduce over-crowding; development of automation of recruitment activities at the rally site etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Ashk Ali Tak in Rajya Sabha today.

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