Friday, October 2, 2009

100 IAF pilots have opted for VRS

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik today said over 100 pilots of the Indian Air Force had applied for the voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) as there were "fewer" promotional avenues for them. "We have a very steep pyramid structure (in the Air Force) where there are fewer avenues of promotions," Naik told reporters here in reply to a question on IAF pilots seeking the VRS.

"When one does not get promotions after 24-25 years of service, one wants to leave and try alternative avenues. Off hand I can tell that we have over 100 applications for the VRS from pilots," Air chief said. Naik said the number of pilots opting for the VRS could increase after the improvement in market situation.

"Since there is a slump in the market outside, there are fewer applications. Once the slump is over, the (number of) applications might increase," he said. Naik said the Air Force had set up an independent board of officers to assess the VRS applications of the pilots.


Well done , great decision by thoughtful piolts. Its wise to leave a coward airforce rather than die in the hand of Paf piolots or Sino airforce.Everyone loves life, so these Indian Piolts ,other IAF piolts should alsp think of that.

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