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Shortage of Defence Personnel – Service-wise

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-August-2013 18:38 IST

Shortage of Defence Personnel

Details of the shortage of the manpower in the Armed Forces, service-wise are as under:


Army Navy
(as on 30.6.2013)
Coast Guard
(as on 30.7.2013)
Air Force
(as on 1.7.2013)
(as on 1.1.2013)
(as on 1.4.2013)
Officers Sailors Officers Enrolled Personnel Officers Airmen
9590 22841 1999 13373 473 2013 783 3625

Government has taken a number of measures to encourage the youth to join the Armed Forces, including conduct of recruitment rallies, media campaign etc. Further, Government has taken various steps to make armed forces jobs attractive for youngsters. These include implementation of the recommendations of the VI Central Pay Commission with improved pay structure, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) and improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Jeetendra Singh Bundela and othersin Lok Sabha today.

Source PIB


  • Shortage of Defence Personnel
    the shortage is going to be even more as the clear discrimination of govt wit defence vis a vis civil counterpart are glaring in terms of lower pay, slow promotions, and denial of rightful facilities and hard ships.
    look at the cases like NFU, OROP,Promotion structure etc
    so shall tou pay so shall tou get.