Monday, July 27, 2009

Indian Army short of officers: Indian Defence Minister

The Indian Army is short of over 11,387 officers, Defence Minister A K Antony told the Lok Sabha today.While the Navy was short of 1,512 officers, the shortage in the Air Force was 1,400, he said in a written reply.However, there is no significant shortage of Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs) in the Armed Forces and nearly a lakh joined the army in that category in the last three years.As many as 5,033 officers and 96,453 PBORs joined the Army in the last three years while 1,209 officers and 6,792 PBORs were enrolled by the Navy during the same period. As many as 1,451 officers and 21,311 PBORs joined the Air Force in the last three years, Antony said.During the last three years and in the current year, 3,764 officers and 27,477 PBORs of Army, 842 officers and 126 PBORs of Navy and 893 officers and 3,961 PBORs of Air Force have sought discharge/voluntary retirement, he said.Listing the steps taken to motivate the service personnel to continue in service and attract youth to join Armed Forces, Antony said all officers including those in Short Service Commission (SSC) were now eligible to hold substantive rank of Captain, Major and Lieutenant Colonel after two, six and 13 years of reckonable service respectively.The tenure of SSC officers has been increased from 10 years to 14 years, he said.Antony said 750 posts of Lt Colonel have been upgraded to Colonel after implementation of A V Singh Committee Report.He said 1,896 additional posts in the ranks of Colonel, Brigadier, Major General and Lieutenant General and their equivalent in the two other services have also been upgraded."The implementation of recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission with substantial improvements in the pay structure of officers of Armed Forces, will go a long way in making the services more attractive," Antony said.The A V Singh Committee was set up in 2001 by the government with an aim to achieve "combat effectiveness" by bringing down the age profile of battalion/brigade level commanders.

2 comments:

ok,minister may be right but the fact is that armed forces don't hire to fill up the posts this is the truth and also for those unfilled positions someone else is getting payment posted somewhere else.

moreover now today if one wants to become a soldier in army he has to pay 150000 rupees as payment and 30 years ago this price was 5000 rupees.

for officer at interview in SSB if a person clears all tests prior to interview he/she will never get pass through interview cuz people to be hired are already selected and only those people are cleared for entry

so one person who is sitting in interview is just wasting his time even if he/she gives right answer to all questions and if he/she has no reference forget about you being selected.

moreover in NDA there is not even merit list.

and its rather easy to go in merchant navy get than indian navy

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