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Resettlement of Defence Personnel

Ministry of Defence22-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
2010-11 810 17743 18553
2011-12 967 23814 24781
2012-13 748 20730 21478

            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  ShriJitendra Singh in a written reply to Shri JagdishSingh Ranain Lok Sabha today.

(Release ID :94887)

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