Shortage of officers in Army, Navy, Air Force and para-military forces | Total sanctioned strength
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 321
ANSWERED ON: 12.12.2018
Shortage of Officers in Defence
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether it is true that there is acute shortage of officers in Army, Navy, Air Force and para-military forces;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the total sanctioned strength as well as shortage of officers in Army, Navy and Air Force as on date; and
(d) the number of soldiers who took the extreme step of taking their own life in the last four years and the steps taken by Government to improve the morale of soldiers?
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
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(a) to (d): A statement is attached.