Coronavirus: Army postpones all training courses for personnel

Written by Man Aman Singh Chhina
| Chandigarh |

Updated: March 17, 2020 8:31:46 pm





A review of re-scheduling these courses will be undertaken at the end of this month, inform Army officials. (Representational Image)

In view of the alerts sounded for COVID-19, the Army has postponed all courses that it conducts for its personnel ranging from jawans to officers at all major training institutions.

Directions issued by the Directorate General of Military Training (DGMT) have been circulated to the effect that all courses of instructions scheduled to commence upto April 4 2020 at Category ‘A’ training establishments for officers, Junior Commissioner Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (OR) are to be postponed with immediate effect in view of the coronavirus threat.

A review of re-scheduling these courses will be undertaken at the end of this month, inform Army officials. It is learnt that total of 90 courses were to commence in the period between March 16 and April 15 which involved the movement of 6000 personnel of all ranks from various units to the training establishments.

When contacted a senior officer at Army HQs confirmed the development. “All courses which were to commence Monday onwards have been postponed. All non-essential…

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