78,291 posts vacant in Indian armed forces, 2100 officers left their jobs in 3 years

While there is a shortage of officers in all the three armed forces, on the other hand, the process of retirement from the armed forces is also continuing. In the last three years, 2100 officers have left their jobs voluntarily from the three Indian forces. In response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defense Shripad Naik said that it is true that between 2016 and 2018, 2100 officials have left their jobs willingly Army, Navy & Air Force. At the same time, there are a total of 78,291 vacancies in the three services. Out of which 9427 posts are from the officers post.

Details of officers who left the services voluntarily from three Defence Services in the last three years are as under:-

Source: PIB

9427 Vacant posts for officers in Indian Armed Forces. Details of strength of Officers in the three Armed Forces (excluding AMC, ADC and MNS), force-wise, are as under:-

Source: PIB

68,864 low rank vacancies in all three Services. Details of strength of Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR)/Airmen/Sailors in the three Armed Forces, force-wise, are as under:

Source: PIB

Vacancies in the Armed Forces are a result of retirements, pre-mature retirements, attrition due to casualties and injuries.  Recruitment in the Armed Forces is a continuous process.  The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages.  These include sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Further, various steps have been taken to make career in the Armed Forces more attractive including improvement in promotion prospects, more attractive pay package, better compensation for risk & hardships, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) etc.

Also Read: Indian Air Force Airmen recruitment: Group X & Y 02/2020 online form

Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply stated in Rajysabha that Recruitment in the Army is done regularly through Army Recruiting Offices (AROs) spread across the country including the state of Jammu & Kashmir.  Recruitment from each district of the country is done at least once in the Recruiting Year (April to March).

Also Read: Indian Navy Recruitment 2019: Apply Online for 2700 Sailor Posts (AA & SSR)

To attract youth to join Army, Government has undertaken sustained campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Awareness campaigns, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges are some of the measures in this direction.

Recruitment in the Armed Forces is a continuous process. The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages. These include sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career. Further, Government has taken various steps to make jobs in the Armed Forces attractive including improvement in promotion prospects.

Facebook Comments
DMCA.com Protection Status