21 July:Year 2007 was declared as the ‘Year of Placement for Ex-servicemen’ by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri. In order to create maximum placements for the Ex-Air Warriors, IAF has established IAF Placement Cell at Delhi and Regional Placement Cells at various Command HQ. IAF Placement Fairs have been conducted at Delhi and Kolkata to expand its reach to regional companies.
An overwhelming response was experienced both from corporate world and the retired Air Warriors. Large number of personnel were employed by the participating companies. Next two Placement Fairs for the year are scheduled to be held at Bangalore and Pune in September and December respectively.
While most of the job of the IAF Placement Cell is through the internet, need was always felt for an independent website. IAF Placement Cell would be launching its website www.iafpc.co..in on 22 Jul 08 at 1100 hrs, at the Air Force Auditorium. The Chief of the Air Staff would inaugurate the same.
The website which is made by ICICI Group would be dedicated to the Ex-Air Warriors by ICICI Bank’s JMD, Ms Chanda Kochhar. The website will have separate log-ins for the employers and the job seekers. It will have a knowledge zone with tips on attending interviews / resume writing and a host of e-learning courses offered by ICICI Bank.
In all, it will add up to efforts of IAF in providing good second career opportunities to its Ex-Air Warriors.