Jammu (Agencies): Army has started using bio-metric finger printing technology for recruitments in Jammu and Kashmir to tighten the noose on touts and impersonators operating during job rallies.

"We have used bio-metric finger print technology at recruitment rallies for choosing the best lot for army and to do away with touts and impersonators, who might be alluring candidates coming from remote belts for rallies", Deputy Director General (DDG), Recruiting (Punjab-J&K), Brig Vinod Raizada told reporters here on Friday.

Apart from using the technology, the army's vigilance network and other wings are keeping an eye on touts and impersonators, Brig Raizada said.

"We are taking finger prints and other samples from candidates appearing at the rallies. If one qualifies, he can go to other step of tests only when finger prints match. There is no possibility of impersonating now," he said.

Besides touts, army is also closely monitoring and scrutinising the documents of the candidates to prevent impersonation, he said.