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Ministry launches platform for army conscripts, recruits

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Defence Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides on Friday announced the launch of a new improved system where future conscripts will be able to submit their details electronically once they reach 16 years of age.

In addition to that, the new system will also speed up the application process for new recruits.

During a press conference organised to present the new upgrades, Petrides said the ministry has adopted and integrated new technologies in order to improve its reach and capabilities, while offering new services to citizens.

“One of the key pillars of the defence ministry’s policy is the implementation of innovative and reforming actions,” Petrides said.

“The two new upgrades were important objectives for us, fully in line with the innovative policies of our government.”

The new system will be active from February 1. People will have two months after they reach 16 years of age to submit their details.

“This will save everyone countless hours, as before the whole process was digitalised, it had to be done in person at recruitment centres,” Petrides said.

“I want to stress that, in accordance with the relevant legislation, this is a process which is mandatory for all male youths who have reached the age of 16.

“In other words, in no way do I want to give the impression that if someone does not complete the platform, they will not be called up for military service. All the mechanisms are in place, in cooperation with other government agencies, to identify and call up all those who are obliged to enlist,” Petrides added.

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