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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of: Defence


Department of: Defence
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1810TO BE ANSWERED ON 15.12.2015
Review of Service Conditions of Armed Forces

1810. Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government is reviewing the service conditions for armed forces and looking at lateral induction into other Government services as a means of reducing the financial burden on Government given the fact that pensions are an ongoing permanent financial liability on Government;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the steps taken by Government for rehabilitation and re-settlement of Jawans and officers at the end of their service?

Answer
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)

(a) & (b): Lateral induction of serving Armed Forces personnel into CAPFs is at the stage of inter-departmental consultations. Besides, service conditions of Armed Forces personnel are reviewed from time to time with the aim of bringing about improvements.

(c) The Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), an Attached Office of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, is responsible for rehabilitation of retired defence personnel in the country. The office of Directorate General of Resettlement, implements various Policies / Schemes / Programmes, on pre and post retirement training, re-employment and self-employment etc.