An excellent avenue exists for Maharashtrian youths to join the armed forces. Annually the recruitment quota for the Maharashtra in Armed forces (Army) is generally completed. Zonal Recruiting Office is located in Pune under which Branch Recruiting Offices (BRO’s) are located at Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad & Pune. The enrolment for Army is for posts of Matric Entry rate (MER) categories, Clerks SKT, Nursing Asst. and for Navy Direct Entry Sailors (DES) & Artificer Apprentice. To help our Maharashtrian youth for passing these examinations the Department of Sainik Welfare runs pre-recruitment training centers at various major districts. However, this course is run only for 15 days. This is too inadequate. The duration of the course is required to be increased to one month to achieve fruitful results.


Pre-cadet Training Centre is a permanent institution, which was initially established at Ahmednagar to impart coaching for entry of maximum youths from Maharashtra as an Officer into the Army. The institution was shifted from Ahmednagar to Nashik in Aug 2004. It runs 4 courses in a year for CDS Examination and a few capsules for SSB interview.

Training Cum Production Centre

This is a small industrial unit, The main activities of this centre are carpentry section, fitter section and trading in certain items such as bed sheets and bed covers. A multipurpose hall (Mahasainik Bhavan) has been constructed from the profit of the Centre. It was inaugurated on 26 Jul 2006 & is being utilized as marriage hall, conference hall, exhibition hall and such like activities.

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