Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
22-April-2013 17:28 IST
Resettlement of Defence Personnel
The number of personnel retiring from Armed Forces varies from year to year. Approximately 50,000 to 55,000 defence personnel retire every year from defence services.
The government provides vocational training to retiring officers and Other Ranks through training institutes to enable them to settle down in civilian life. This training is optional. Government provides 60% fee subsidy to officers & 100% fee subsidy to Junior Commissioned Officers/Other Ranks.
During the last 3 years, total number of defence personnel trained prior to their retirement is as follows:
|Year||Officers||JCOs / OR and equivalent||Total|
Six months Certificate Course in management is conducted for officers at IIMs which enables them to secure decent jobs in private sector. The facility of campus placement is however not available.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri Jagdish Singh Ranain Lok Sabha today.