GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
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?
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.