September 29, 2022

Indian Naval Placement Agency, Optum Global Solutions sign MoU to find opportunities for resettlement of Navy veterans

New Delhi, Indian Naval Placement Agency (INPA) and Optum, part of the United Health Group, on October 29 signed an MoU, through which the two entities will explore opportunities for the recruitment of naval veterans.

Controller of Personnel Services, Indian Navy, Vice Admiral Suraj Berry and Ritesh Talapatra, Managing Director, Optum Global Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. signed the MoU. At the event, Optum and United Health Group were represented by Ms. Swati Rangachari, Vice President and Country Leader, Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements United Health Group while INPA was represented by Cmde Pankaj Sharma, Cmde ESM Affairs at IHQ MoD (Navy).

Through the MoU, INPA will identify a pool of Ex-Servicemen/ dependents candidates for relevant roles as per recruitment standards of Optum. The company will, in turn, enable these individuals’ transition to the corporate sector through in-house assimilation and training programs.

Optum under the aegis of its diversity and inclusion initiative aims to offer ex-servicemen opportunities in line with their qualifications, experience, and attributes acquired during their service period.

Appreciating the efforts of the Indian Naval Placement Agency in helping the veterans find employment opportunities after completing their service to the nation,  Ms. Swati Rangachari stated: “We want to thank Admiral Suraj Berry, Commodore Pankaj Sharma and Commander Vijay for making us a part of this endeavour.” Reiterating their commitment towards the country and its talent she added: “We, at UnitedHealth Group are dedicated to positively impact the communities we are a part of and through this programme we hope to boost our 30K+ strong workforce in India to build a health system that truly works better for everyone.

We want to thank Admiral Suraj Berry, Commodore Pankaj Sharma and Commander Vijay for making us a part of this endeavour. We, at UnitedHealth Group are dedicated to positively impact the communities we are a part of and through this programme we hope to boost our 30K+ strong workforce in India to build a health system that truly works better for everyone

-Ms. Swati Rangachari Vice President and Country Leader, Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements United Health Group

We are honoured and proud to partner with the Indian Navy to recruit our veterans who have served the country selflessly and bring with them special skills that can be applied towards creating a healthier world and through this MoU we hope to further our commitment to our armed forces and provide our veterans a platform to continue doing their life’s best work,” said, Sumek Gopal, Vice President, Human Capital, Optum.

We are honoured and proud to partner with the Indian Navy to recruit our veterans who have served the country selflessly and bring with them special skills that can be applied towards creating a healthier world and through this MoU we hope to further our commitment to our armed forces and provide our veterans a platform to continue doing their life’s best work

-Sumek Gopal, Vice President, Human Capital, Optum

In his concluding remarks Vice Admiral Suraj Berry said, “The INPA is committed to facilitating Ex-Servicemen, our veterans, find employment opportunities after their service to our Nation and it is our endeavor to work with the corporate sector to identify and develop programs that enables this cause. We look forward to working with Optum & United Health Group on this initiative”.

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