Shortage of Officers / Personnel in Armed Forces
Details of the shortage of the officers/personnel in the Armed Forces are as under:
Army (as on date)
Navy (as on 31.12.2012)
|Officers||PBORs||Officers||Sailors||Officers (as on 1.5.2013)||Airmen (as on 1.4.2013)|
The needs of security are being met by the optimum utilisation of the available strength by prioritisation of activities, use of technology and reliance on the high motivation of the personnel.
Government has taken a number of measures to encourage youth to join the Armed Forces, including conduct of recruitment rallies, media campaign etc. Further, Government has taken various steps to make armed forces jobs attractive for youngsters. These include implementation of the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission with improved pay structure, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) and improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Kaptan Singh Solankiin Rajya Sabha today.