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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Suicide cases in Armed Forces - Details as on date

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Suicide cases in Armed Forces - Details as on date

The below information was given by the Minister of Defence Shri A.K.Antony in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on 9.12.2013

Details of suicide cases in the Armed Forces during the last three years and the current year, Service wise are as under:

YearArmyNavyAir Force
2010116114
2011105423
201295115
2013 (as on date) 74314

Studies have been conducted by Services and by Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR) and College of Defence Management from time to time. Besides, Board of Inquiry is conducted in cases of suicides to establish reasons.

Government has taken a number of measures for prevention of suicide cases which include provision of Psychological counselling by psychological counsellors, conduct of Yoga and meditation as part of unit routine, establishing a grievance redressal mechanism, liberalized leave policy and improvement in living and working conditions through provision of better infrastructure and facilities. 
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