GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1804
ANSWERED ON 16.12.2013
RESETTLEMENT OF DEFENCE OFFICERS
1804 . Shri BHISMA SHANKAR ALIAS KUSHAL TIWARI/ JAI PRAKASH AGARWAL
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the approximate number of personnel retiring each year from the Armed Forces;
(b) whether the Government is imparting any training to the personnel of Armed Forces before their retirement;
(c) if so, the details thereof including that provisioned for the Short Service Commissioned officers;
(d) whether Indian Institute of Management has also come forward to help them in getting employment; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a): Approximately 50000 to 55000 personnel are retiring each year from the Armed Forces.
(b) & (c): Yes, Directorate General of Resettlement organises professional and vocational training for all willing retiring officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks (including Short Service Commission Officers) through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life. Details of training imparted during the last three year are as under:-
(d) & (e): The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) conducts six months Certificate Courses for retiring/ retired officers of the Armed Forces, which assist them in taking up employment at managerial level in civil life. However, these IIMs do not provide help/ campus placement in seeking employment.