UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1034
Short Service Commission Officers
KINJARAPU RAM MOHAN NAIDU
Will the Minister of
DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the current service period for Short Service Commission officers along with the rationale behind fixing the existing period;
(b) the current shortage of men and women in the armed forces;
(c) whether there is a policy to increase or decrease the service period of the Short Service Commission officers and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the Government plan to extend the benefits of pension or other benefits to help them ease into civil society by finding employment; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF STATE (RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Army (as on 1.7.2015)
Navy (as on 31.10.2015)
Air Force (as on 1.11.2015)
(c): There is no proposal to increase or decrease the service period of the Short Service Commission Officers.
(d) & (e): Measures to extend more benefits and attractiveness of SSC are regularly examined and implemented from time to time. Such measures are also aimed at helping Short Service Commissioned Officers, in easy transition into a second career and resettlement after completion of their service period.
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