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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS

 INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF   DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

STARRED  QUESTION NO 173
ANSWERED ON    18.07.2014

INCREASE IN RETIREMENT AGE OF SOLDIERS

173 . Shri A.T. (NANA) PATIL
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to increase the retirement age of soldiers below the rank of officers in the defence forces;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the retirement age of various category of officers and soldiers in the defence forces at present;


(c) the details of the benefits likely to be accrued to soldiers as a result thereof; and

(d) the other measures taken by the Government for the welfare of soldiers and other defence forces officers?

ANSWER

 MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

ANNEXURE

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF LOK SABHA STARRED
QUESTION NO. 173 FOR ANSWER ON 18.7.2014

(a)      There is presently no such proposal.

(b)      Details of the retirement age of various category of officers and soldiers in
the defence forces (excluding Armed Forces Medical Services) at present, are as under:

Army:

Officers
Other Ranks
General
62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Sub Major
54 years or 34 years* of service or 4 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Lt. Gen
60 years
Subedar
52 years or 30 years* of service
Maj. Gen
58 years
Naib Subedar
52 years or 28 years* of service
Brigadier
56 years
Havildar
49 years or 26 years* of service
Colonel
54 years
Naik
49 years or 24 years* of service
-
-
Sepoy Gp (X)
42 years or 19 years* of service
-
-
Sepoy Gp (Y)
48 years or 22 years* of service
*  Service limit includes extension of 2 years by screening.

Note 1:        In all categories below officer ranks, age limit or service limit whichever occurs earlier is applicable for retirement.

Note 2:        Above information does not cover officers of certain specialised branches.

Navy:

Officers
Sailors
Admiral
62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO) I and II
57 years
Vice Admiral
60 years
Chief Petty Officer (CPO) and below
52 years
Rear Admiral
58 years
-
-
Commodore/ Captain (Education)
57 years
-
-
Commodore/ Captain
56 years
-
-
Commander
54 years
-
-
Lt. Commander and below
52 years
-
-

Air Force:    Retirement age of Airmen is 57 years.  Retirement age for officers is as

given below:

(i)              Permanent Commissioned Officers:

Air Chief Marshal
62 years or 3 years of tenure whichever is earlier
Air Marshal
60 years
Air Vice Marshal
58 years
Air Commodore
(i)   56 years for Flying Branch(ii)  57 years for other branches
Group Captain (Select)
(i)   54 years for Flying Branch(ii)  57 years for other branches
Wing Commander and Group Captain (Time Scale)
(i)                  52 years for Flying Branch.
(ii)                54 years for Ground Duty Branches other than education and meteorological branches.
(iii)               57 years for Education and Meteoro-logical branches.

(ii)      Branch Commissioned Officers:  57 years.

(c)      Question does not arise in view of (a) above.

(d)      Various measures taken by the Government for the welfare of soldiers and officers include improvement in living and working conditions through provision of better infrastructure and facilities, additional family accommodation, facilities for movement of troops from border areas and liberalised leave policy, deployment of psychological counsellors for psychological counselling, provisions for medical and health care as per extant rules, provisions to address the educational needs of service personnel and their wards, Group Insurance Scheme, Canteen Stores Department (CSD) facilities, establishing a grievance redressal mechanism and Schemes / Programmes for pre and post retirement training, re-employment and self-employment of ex-servicemen etc.

Source: Loksabha

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