Orderlies for Defence Officers
There is no practice of appointment of orderlies to officers in Air Force and Navy. However, Sahayaks are authorised to officers and JCOs in the Army as per their entitlement, while serving with formations functioning on war establishments. These Sahayaks are actually combatant soldiers who are entitled to regular pay, allowances and other benefits befitting to their rank in their hierarchy. As per recommendations of the Standing Committee on Defence, the system of Sahayaks in the Army has been taken up for review.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri RudraMadhab Ray in Lok Sabha today.