Vacancies in the Armed Forces are a result of retirements, pre-mature retirements, attrition due to casualties and injuries. Recruitment in the Armed Forces is a continuous process. The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages.
Speaking about the measures being taken, Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Hishey Lachungpa in Rajya Sabha said, the measures include sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.
Details of strength of Officers in the three Armed Forces (excluding AMC, ADC and MNS), force-wise, are as under:
Details of strength of Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBOR)/Airmen/Sailors in the three Armed Forces, force-wise, are as under:
*Excluding 1718 APS Non-regular JCOs/OR
** Additionally, 10,486 ab-initio trainees are undergoing training at various training Institutes.