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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.391

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 3RD AUGUST, 2011/ SRAVANA 12, 1933 (SAKA)

Recruiting Retired Armed Forces Personnel in CPMFS

391. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

Will the minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a)   Given the shortage of trained personnel in Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMFs), whether the Government proposes to recruit retired Armed Forces personnel into the CPMF, since they retire very young/early due to Army rules; and

(b)   If so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

(SHRI JITENDRA SINGH)

(a)   & (b):  As per Government of India instructions, Ex- servicemen are recruited in Central Armed Forces (CAPFs) & Assam Rifles.

However, sufficient number of candidates against Ex- Army quota do not apply in the recruitment process, therefore, a large number of vacancies remain unfilled. In order to enhance representation of Ex- Servicemen in CAPFs, Government has accorded sanction/approval for contractual engagement of Ex- servicemen in the Forces.