Uber partners with army welfare body to enroll the services of ex-servicemen

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Uber partners with army welfare body to enroll the services of ex-servicemen

Taxi aggregator Uber today announced that it in order to create opportunities for ex-servicemen on its platform, the US-based company has inked a pact with Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO) under the Ministry of Defence (MoD)

As part of the partnership, AWPO will refer potential ex-servicemen who wish to become driver-partners on the Uber platform.
AWPO assists in the placement of Indian Army ex-servicemen in private sector jobs and provide entrepreneurship opportunities.
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This tie-up is intended to create driver partner opportunities for over one lakh ex-servicemen and women.

In September last year, Uber had unveiled its UberMILITARY campaign in the US which was open to service members, veterans and military spouses. It had said it would on-board 50,000 members over the next 18 months.

"At Uber, we understand that members of our armed forces are some of the nation's most talented, committed and skilled people. It is our honour to extend our hand and provide access to opportunities for entrepreneurship and empowerment," claimed Uber India President Amit Jain.

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In India, Uber's rival Ola had launched a programme -- Ola Sainik -- in August this year and said it plans to enroll 10,000 ex-servicemen by 2020.

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