Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) under the Ex-Servicemen Welfare Department, Ministry of Defense signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IBM hire ex-servicemen and facilitate their seamless integration into the civilian workforce. Through this memorandum of understanding, DGR will work with IBM to tap into the rich talent pool of ex-military personnel for relevant job opportunities that may continue to present themselves at the company and its affiliates.
As part of this partnership, IBM aims to bridge the gap between military service and civilian employment by providing veterans with exciting opportunities for professional growth and personal development. DGR and IBM will work together, on an ongoing basis, to identify ex-military personnel with the right skills and attitudes for the various open positions within the company. Following candidate evaluation and selection, IBM will leverage its resources and expertise to facilitate the recruitment, training and upskilling of ex-military personnel for these roles.
Maj Gen Sharad Kapur, Director General (Resettlement) said, “Our partnership with IBM India would bring more visibility for our ex-servicemen to industry and companies and help achieve the goals of providing skilled workforce and second-hand decent career to our ex-servicemen.
It should be noted that in the last year, from April 2022 to March 2023, 24,234 former military personnel received paid employment in various sectors. In order to maintain a youthful profile of the Armed Forces, approximately 60,000 service personnel are retired/released each year at a relatively young age, and DGR assists ex-servicemen in gaining additional skills with a strong emphasis on evolving business needs and industrialists and facilitate their resettlement through a second career.