Nepal Army to deploy spies to stop irregularities in recruitment

File: A Nepali Army team deployed for security

Kathmandu, June 5

Nepal Army says it planned to deploy spies to make sure there are no irregularities during its recruitment process.

Officials involved in the recruitment process will have to abide by strict policies even during the first phase (the obstacle course), sources said. According to a source at NA, a separate observation team has been set up to monitor the whole process.

“We are doing this to make sure that the recruitment process is transparent and fair. We’ve heard news of irregularities and want to take strict actions against those involved. Spies will be deployed from the army headquarters itself,” said a source at the headquarters.

The army has also directed officials evaluating cadets to leave all personal electronic devices behind when heading to the obstacle course to conduct the preliminary exam.

According to NA spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey, the army has also told aspiring cadets not to give anyone money even if they promise a job in the army. “Many of them come from villages and are unaware of frauds. That is why we have been making them aware of such people during the application process,” added Pandey.

The Military Court on November 29 had convicted 173 personnel for their involvement in accepting bribes in the recruitment process last year. The court sacked 112 people, among which 101 were new recruits, who managed to secure jobs by paying bribes.

Published on June 5th, Wednesday, 2019 2:49 PM

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