Lt Gen KJ Singh, Army Commander, Western Command, has apprised Parkash Singh Badal, chief minister of Punjab, that the Army has decided to set up a provisional Selection Center at Kapurthala from the October 1 this year till the Selection Centre at Rupnagar does not become functional.
He called on the CM on Sunday and informed him about the progress in establishment of Selection Centre North in Punjab. The complex of the Selection Centre to come up at Rupnagar is going to emerge as a centre of excellence and will take about two to three years to be fully operational.
The establishment of the Selection Centre will fulfill the long pending aspirations of the youth of North India, who will now be able to undergo selection process in their own region and it will also alleviate their hardship, the GoC-in-C added. Meanwhile, Lt Gen KJ Singh extended an invitation to the chief minister for participating in the inaugural function.
In addition, the Army Commander also discussed with Badal about the status of various welfare measures being undertaken in Punjab for the serving as well as retired soldiers. The chief minister assured the General an all out support of Punjab government to all endeavors of the Western Army.
The state government has given 200 acres of its land for the center.
In addition to Kapurthala, other Army selection centres are in Bengaluru, Bhopal and Allahabad.