INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS

| July 23, 2014

INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF   DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED  QUESTION NO 173
ANSWERED ON    18.07.2014

INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS 

173 . Shri A.T. (NANA) PATIL
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to increase the retirement age of soldiers below the rank of officers in the defence forces;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the retirement age of various category of officers and soldiers in the defence forces at present;

(c) the details of the benefits likely to be accrued to soldiers as a result thereof; and

(d) the other measures taken by the Government for the welfare of soldiers and other defence forces officers?

ANSWER

 MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

ANNEXURE

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED

QUESTION NO. 173 FOR ANSWER ON 18.7.2014

(a)      There is presently no such proposal.

(b)      Details of the retirement age of various category of officers and soldiers in

the defence forces (excluding Armed Forces Medical Services) at present, are as under:

Army:

Officers Other Ranks
General 62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier Sub Major 54 years or 34 years* of service or 4 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Lt. Gen 60 years Subedar 52 years or 30 years* of service
Maj. Gen 58 years Naib Subedar 52 years or 28 years* of service
Brigadier 56 years Havildar 49 years or 26 years* of service
Colonel 54 years Naik 49 years or 24 years* of service
Sepoy Gp (X) 42 years or 19 years* of service
Sepoy Gp (Y) 48 years or 22 years* of service

*  Service limit includes extension of 2 years by screening.

Note 1:        In all categories below officer ranks, age limit or service limit whichever occurs earlier is applicable for retirement.

Note 2:        Above information does not cover officers of certain specialised branches.

Navy:

Officers Sailors
Admiral 62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) I and II 57 years
Vice Admiral 60 years Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and below 52 years
Rear Admiral 58 years
Commodore/ Captain (Education) 57 years
Commodore/ Captain 56 years
Commander 54 years
Lt. Commander and below 52 years

Air Force:    Retirement age of Airmen is 57 years.  Retirement age for officers is as

given below:

(i)              Permanent Commissioned Officers:

Air Chief Marshal 62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Air Marshal 60 years
Air Vice Marshal 58 years
Air Commodore (i)   56 years for Flying Branch(ii)  57 years for other branches
Group Captain (Select) (i)   54 years for Flying Branch(ii)  57 years for other branches
Wing Commander and Group Captain (Time Scale) (i)   52 years for Flying Branch.(ii) 54 years for Ground Duty Branches other than education and meteorological branches.(iii) 57 years for Education and Meteoro-logical branches.

(ii)      Branch Commissioned Officers:  57 years.

(c)      Question does not arise in view of (a) above.

(d)      Various measures taken by the Government for the welfare of soldiers and officers include improvement in living and working conditions through provision of better infrastructure and facilities, additional family accommodation, facilities for movement of troops from border areas and liberalised leave policy, deployment of psychological counsellors for psychological counselling, provisions for medical and health care as per extant rules, provisions to address the educational needs of service personnel and their wards, Group Insurance Scheme, Canteen Stores Department (CSD) facilities, establishing a grievance redressal mechanism and Schemes / Programmes for pre and post retirement training, re-employment and self-employment of ex-servicemen etc.

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