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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Defence
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE

RAJYASABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.628
TO BE ANSWERED ON 3.3.2010
Involvement of MPs in Territorial Army

628. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is proposing to involve MPs and others in the Territorial Army with revised norms for them; and
(b) if so. the details thereof and by when that is likely to be finalized?

ANSWER
(SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
MINISTER OF DEFENCE

(a) & (b): Some suggestions have been received by Government for relaxation in rules relating to commissioning, embodiment and training to attract larger number of professionals and Members of Parliament, for shorter period of embodiment and training in Territorial Army and willing to serve nation during war, hostility or national emergency.

Government has not yet taken any decision on these suggestions.