Uzbekistan declares conscription
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec. 29 / Trend D.Azizov /
President Islam Karimov issued a decree on "The next call to military service of citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan and transfer of servicemen who passed period of military service to reserve units of the Armed Forces."
According to the decree, published in press on Saturday, Uzbek citizens of military age who are not eligible for a deferment from the draft will be called upon for military service in February-March.
As stated in the document, citizens capable of rendering military service and not eligible for deferment and exemption, but not being called upon for military service will be enrolled in a mobilization call-up reserve.
Military personnel who have passed period of military service will be dismissed to reserve units of the Armed Forces.
As previously reported, the period of military service in Uzbekistan is 12 months; call-up to army is realized once per year. The country also introduced reserve mobilization call-up service, after months of military training enrolling those who have not passed the military service.
Uzbek citizens who have passed military service in the Armed Forces have benefits for employment and admission to higher educational institutions of the republic.