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Now, right training for youth to join armed forces

hindu logoRAMANATHAPURAM, November 27, 2011

A scheme has been introduced to help youth to pass physical and written tests in the selection of armed forces such as police, Navy and Coast Guard with ease.

Focussed: Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Mittal speaking at a programme in Rameswaram. — Photo: L. Balachandar
Focussed: Deputy Inspector General of Police Sandeep Mittal speaking at a programme in Rameswaram. — Photo: L. Balachandar

The police will give training in all aspects of the selection process of the armed forces. They will be given tips on basic structure building, measurement tactics, physical endurance tests such as running, long jump, high jump and rope climbing.

Similarly, the youths will also be prepared to make them score good marks in the written tests. Considering the fact about the elimination of candidates at the interview stage, the police will also provide tips to overcome interview fear.

A team of experts from the police, Central Paramilitary Forces, Army, Navy and Coast Guard had been roped in to offer expertise and training to the youth. “The percentage of those joining armed forces from Tamil Nadu is relatively poor compared to other States. Though there is an enormous interest among the youth to join the armed forces, they generally fail to qualify in physical and physical endurance tests owing to a lack of awareness of the selection process. The novel scheme, started for the first time, will help them overcome the hurdles,” says Sandeep Mittal, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ramanathapuram range, who spearheaded the programme.

As many as 120 youths, mostly from fishermen families in Rameswaram, had been enrolled in the first batch. They would be given training for 24 days, he said.

A. Manivannan, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rameswaram sub division, who has taken the initiative, said that a special class on general knowledge would be taken for two hours daily with the help of experts.

The aim was to make all those appearing in the training programme to pass in the selection of any one of the armed forces.

No fee would be collected from the youth. They would be given accommodation and training in the Government Higher Secondary School, Rameswaram, he said.

Shri Sandeep Mittal, an IPS Officer of 1995 Batch, completed B. Sc. (Honours) Geology with University Gold Medal and M.Sc. Applied Geology with University Gold Medal, both from University of Delhi. He earned Degree of Master’s in Police Management from Osmania University, Diploma in Cyber Security and Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation and Cyber Forensics from Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar . He is a Postgraduate in Cyber Defence and Information Assurance from Cranfield University, UK. He conducted a number of experiments in people friendly policing to bridge the divide between police and public. He headed the Security of Asia Pacific’s largest prison i.e. Tihar Prisons, New Delhi. While serving in Narcotics Control Bureau under Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Zonal Director he was instrumental in liquidating a number of National and International drug syndicates and developed his skills in cyber crime investigation. He is a Chevening Cyber Security Fellow, UK; a Commonwealth Scholar in Internet Law & Policy a t University of Strathclyde, UK; an Associate of Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi and a Life Member of United Services Institution of India, New Delhi; Indian Society of Criminology, India and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is member, Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Criminology and Criminalistics, a peer reviewed journal. He has published research papers in reputed peer reviewed Journals.

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