Stress Level of Defence Personnel
The government had ordered a study into stress levels encountered by young officers of the Army. Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) had undertaken a study on “Factors causing distress among Young Officers of Indian Army” with the objectives to:
· Study the level of distress prevailing among the young officers.
· Study the causal factor that create distress among young officers and deplete their resources to cope with it.
· Suggest remedial measures to manage stress among young officers.
The study was taken up in November 2012 and the final report along with executive summary of the study has been received by Government for implementation.
The measures taken include introduction of Yoga, Meditation, Regular Interaction by Seniors, Buddy system, Liberalized Leave Policy and Wide spread Dissemination of reading materials on management of stress in appropriate languages.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ram Tahal Choudhary and Shri Prataprao Jadhav in Lok Sabha today.