Armed Forces Retirement Age
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2905
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11th March, 2020
RETIREMENT AGE IN ARMY
2905. SHRI ABDUL KHALEQUE:
SHRI KODIKUNNIL SURESH:
SHRIMATI RANJANBEN DHANANJAY BHATT:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE
be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government is considering to increase the retirement age of Defence Service Personnel particularly of those below the rank of officers;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(c) whether this is for both the combat and the non-combat personnel and if so, the details thereof and its likely impact on the fitness level of the Army personnel;
(d) whether there has been an actual decrease in the number of applicants in the Indian Army especially at the officers level; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the action intended to improve the recruitment in Armed Forces?
A N S W E R
MINISTER OF STATE
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
(a) to (c): Defence Services are examining this issue; however no formal proposal has been received by the Ministry of Defence.
(d) & (e): There has been no perceptible decrease in the number of applications received by the Indian Army.
Source: Lok Sabha