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Defence: Women in Armed Forces

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Ministry of Defence

Women in Armed Forces

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 12 MAR 2018

The held strength of women officers vis a viz male officers in the Armed Forces is as given below:

Women Men
Indian Army:(excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing) 1561 41074
Indian Air Force:(excluding Medical & Dental branch) 1594 10781
Indian Navy:(including Medical & Dental officers). 644 10652

In consonance with the policy in vogue, women officers are not inducted in Arms of Indian Army which are involved in direct combat role. The first batch of three women fighter pilots has been commissioned into the IAF in 2016.

Women officers in the Indian Navy are employed in combat, combat support and support roles. In their capacity as Pilots and Observers onboard Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft, women are being employed in a combat role.

In Navy, the policy for setting up of Permanent Commission for women officers in Law & Education and Naval Constructors branch has been finalized. In case of Indian Air Force, Government had issued prospective policies for grant of permanent commission to women officers in certain branches, whereas in Indian Army, the policy for grant of permanent commission to women officers is yet to be finalized.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Vikas Mahatme in Rajya Sabha today.

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Women Personnel in Army

Ministry of Defence

Women Personnel in Army

07 MAR 2018

Held strength of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in the Indian Army for the last three years are as under:

Year Number of officers
2015 (as on 1st July) 1466
2016 (as on 1st July) 1512
2017 (as on 1st July) 1548

The borne strength of women officers (excluding Medical and Dental) in the Indian Navy as on 1st January from 2015 onwards is as follows

Year Borne strength of women officers
2015 382
2016 409
2017 469

The strength of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in Indian Air Force in the last three years is as follows:

Year Strength of women officers
2015 1428
2016 1584
2017 1598

Details of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in different Arms and Service of Indian Army as on 1st January, 2018 are as under:

Arm / Service Women officers
AAD 63
Engrs 195
Sigs 220
ASC 265
AOC 292
EME 263
Int 73
Army Avn 20
AEC 85
RVC 0
JAG 85
Total 1561

Current held strength of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services as on 1st January, 2018 is as under:

Services Number of Officers
AMC (Medical Officers) 975
AD Corps (Dental Officers) 127
MNS (Military Nursing Service) 3730

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the Army. As on 27 February 2018, the total strength of women officers in the Indian Navy (including Medical and Dental) is 639.

The branch wise breakdown is as follows:

Branch /Cadre / Specialisation Strength
Education 132
Logistics 144
Law 04
ATC 67
Naval Constructor 64
Observer 70
Pilot 02
Naval Armament 10
Medical 144
Dental 02
Total: 639

Branch wise details of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on 1st February, 2018 is as follows:

Branch No. of women officers
F(P) 104
F(N) 16
AE(M) 48
AE(L) 569
ADM 430
LGS 162
ACCTS 116
EDN 83
MET 70
Total: 1598

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the IAF.

The complaints of discrimination received from women officers at work place in the armed forces are investigated and necessary action taken against defaulting officers, in accordance with the prevailing Acts and rules in force.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.

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Defence: Recruitment of Soldiers

Ministry of Defence

Recruitment of Soldiers

07 MAR 2018

The details of youths who were recruited as soldiers in the Indian Army at various levels such as Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers / Other Ranks (JCOs / ORs) are given below:

Officers *:

Year Candidates Selected
2015 1961
2016 1858
2017 1773

JCOs / ORs *:

Year Candidates Selected
2014-15 66,992
2015-16 71,434
2016-17 52,086
2017-18 17,257

(Till 31st December 2017)

*Recruitment for Commissioned Officers is done calendar year wise, whereas the recruitment for JCO / ORs is done financial year wise.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda in Lok Sabha today.

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Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence
Recruitment of Pilots in Armed Forces

05 MAR 2018

There are four modes of entry for becoming a pilot in the Indian Air Force (IAF) [NDA, CDSE, AFCAT and NCC special entry]. A written test is conducted for NDA/CDSE (by UPSC) and AFCAT (by IAF) entries followed by SSB testing. NCC special entry candidates with valid ‘C’ certificate (Air Wing) are directly called for SSB testing. The recommended candidates undergo medical tests. The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance and medical fitness. On successful completion of flying training at Flying Training Establishments (FTEs) of the IAF, the cadet is commissioned as a pilot in the IAF.

Pilots are inducted in the Indian Navy as Permanent Commission (PC) or Short Service Commission(SSC).

  • Permanent Commission (PC) : Volunteers from serving Executive branch officers (upto 25 years of age) are selected for pilot training biannually.
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) : Short Service Commissioned officers are inducted biannually through Direct Entry Scheme.

All pilots in Army Aviation are commissioned officers. Options to join Army Aviation are as under:-

  • Volunteers who opt for Army Aviation during pre-commissioning training at IMA and OTA.
  • Volunteer Officers from any Arm of Indian Army on completion of one and half years of service.

Volunteer Officers are required to undergo the following tests:-

  • Pilot Aptitude and Battery Test (PABT)
  • Aviation medical examination

Officers clearing the PABT and medical examination undergo the Basic and Advance flying training, on completion of which they become pilots in the Indian Army.

As on 1st February, 2018, sanctioned strength and strength of pilots in Indian Air Force (IAF) is as follows:

Sanctioned Strength Strength
4231 3855

There is a marginal shortage in strength of pilots in IAF against the authorized establishment.

Indian Navy:

Government Sanction 735
Borne Strength 644
Vacant Posts 91

Indian Army:

The total number of pilots in Army Aviation as on date are:

Sanctioned 794
Held 602
Vacant 192

A study on Restructuring of Army Pilot Cadre was conducted and salient decisions that have been implemented are:

  • There has been an increase in Direct Commissioned Officers (DCO) both from IMA and OTA.
  • For the DCO, the lower service limit of two years of attachment period with fallback arm after commissioning has also been reduced to one and half years.

IAF ensures that the aircrew are fully utilized in a cockpit vacancy for the maximum duration which is well beyond the period required for amortization of the cost of training. It is also ensured that only limited numbers are given release such that the combat potential of IAF is not compromised at any stage

  • Setting up of an Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) at Gandhinagar in 2013.
  • The selection process into the IAF has been simplified with the introduction of the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for non-UPSC entries. Under this format, a candidate may apply for selection in any branch for which they meet the QRs, through a single application in a selection cycle.
  • Proactive steps have been taken by the IAF to reduce the shortage of pilots, which include participation in career fairs/exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges, visuals/signage at strategic locations etc.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Harshvardhan Singh Dungarpurin Rajya Sabha today.

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Defence: Women Joining Army

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Ministry of Defence
Women Joining Army

Posted On: 07 FEB 2018

The induction of women in Indian Army is based on the organizational requirements, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality. Presently, women are recruited in Indian Army in the Military Nursing Service and as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis in specific branches like Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General, Signals, Intelligence and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering branches.

Government has taken a number of measures to encourage both men and women from all parts of the country including Maharashtra to join the defence forces, viz. (i) sustained image projection; (ii) publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career; (iii) participation in career fairs and exhibitions; (iv) motivational lectures in schools and colleges etc.

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamrein a written reply to Shri Ashok MahadeoraoNetein LokSabha today.

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Recruitment in Army

Recruitment in Army 

Recruitment in Army is undertaken on basis of vacancies arising on account of retirement, release or due to accretions in force level from time to time.

State / UT wise details of youth recruited into the Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (OR) in the last five years is as under:-

RECRUITMENT OF JCOs/ORs IN INDIAN ARMY IN VARIOUS

STATES/UTs DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS

S.No.

Name of the State/UT

Recruiting Year

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16

1

Andhra Pradesh

2890

3540

2088

2145

2277

2

Arunachal Pradesh

190

490

267

101

254

3

Assam

1019

1051

867

1082

1227

4

Bihar

4540

3195

3708

3595

3865

5

Chhattisgarh

622

448

394

860

852

6

Delhi

865

1212

1105

1043

806

7

Goa

47

20

2

25

50

8

Gujarat, Dadra Nagar

Haveli (UT), Daman & Diu (UT)

2205

2305

1406

1855

1214

9

Haryana

2452

2770

2536

3533

4340

10

Himachal Pradesh

1687

2317

2448

3207

3072

11

Jammu & Kashmir

2085

2699

2057

2844

2504

12

Jharkhand

1140

707

1480

1042

879

13

Karnataka and Lakshadweep (UT)

1671

2033

1091

1613

1697

14

Kerala

2077

2700

2067

2571

2425

15

Madhya Pradesh

2761

3150

2644

2840

3413

16

Maharashtra

5312

5424

3797

5207

6106

17

Manipur

587

456

687

268

359

18

Meghalaya

91

75

117

145

141

19

Mizoram

94

293

405

102

123

20

Nagaland

134

127

165

137

128

21

Odisha

945

1505

1073

1085

1533

22

Punjab and Chandigarh (UT)

3752

4701

5684

5988

5048

23

Rajasthan

3602

3647

3034

4967

5384

24

Sikkim

108

462

182

72

155

25

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, A&N Islands (UT)

2377

3081

2200

2567

2622

26

Telangana

0

0

0

820

153

27

Tripura

104

56

133

110

1226

28

Uttar Pradesh

7600

7086

8587

8410

10128

29

Uttarakhand

2585

3036

2022

2704

4390

30

West Bengal

3535

3289

3113

3630

4397

Total

57077

61875

55359

64568

70768

 For the recruiting year 2016-17, a total of 53786 vacancies have been allotted.

The Armed Forces have undertaken sustained image projection and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Awareness campaigns, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges are also some of the other measures taken in this direction.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Savitri Thakur and Shri Deepender Singh Hooda  in Lok Sabha today.

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Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Women Personnel in Defence Forces

Presently, women are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis along with men candidates.  Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch including Engineers, Signals, Intelligence and Electrical & Mechanical Engineering branches.  In addition, they are also commissioned in Medical Branch Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and Military Nursing Service (MNS).  Further, Women Officers are eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in Judge Advocate General (JAG) Department and in Army Education Corps (AEC) of Army.

The IAF has pioneered the entry of women as officers in flying and ground duty.

In Indian Navy, women officers are inducted through Short Service Commission, in Logistics, Law, Observers, Air Traffic Control (ATC), Pilots (Maritime Reconnaissance Stream), Naval Armament Inspectorate cadre (NAIC), Naval Architecture and Education Branch.

The details of women officers in Army (excluding Medical, Dental & Nursing Branch), in Indian Air Force (excluding Medical and Dental Branch) and in Indian Navy recruited during the last three years, Service-wise, are as under:-

Year

Army

Navy

Air Force

2014

104

57

155

2015

72

35

223

2016

69

43

108

The percentage of women officers in the three services of armed forces are as under:-

Percentage of women officers

Army

Navy

Air Force

3.64%

(as on 1.1.2017)

4.49%

(as on June 2017)

13%

(as on July 2017)

 In 2011, the Government approved consideration of women Short Service Commission Officers (SSCOs) for grant of permanent commission along with men SSCOs in specific branches in the three services viz. Judge Advocate General (JAG), and Army Education Corps (AEC) of the Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force, Naval Constructor in Navy and Accounts Branch in Air Force.

 In March 2016, approval has been accorded for induction of women Short Service Commission (SSC) officers as Pilots in Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) stream and in the Naval Armament Inspectorate (NAI) cadre.  The inductions are planned commencing from mid 2017.

 In the Indian Air Force since 1993, women officers have been inducted in all branches and stream as Short Service Commissioned Officers except in the fighter stream.  However, IAF has revised Short Service Commission scheme to induct women into the fighter stream on experimental basis for five years.  The first batch of three women officers was commissioned in the fighter stream on June 18, 2016.

 In addition, steps like increasing tenure of women officers and improving promotional prospects in Army have been taken to increase participation of women in the Army.

 This information was given by Minister of state for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Harish Chandra alias Harish Dwivedi in Lok Sabha today.

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MOU on Defence Salary Package Signed between Indian Army and Corporation Bank

MOU on Defence Salary Package Signed between Indian Army and Corporation Bank

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and Corporation Bank on the Defence Salary Package today. The signing ceremony was chaired by the Adjutant General, Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, and was attended by top officials of Corporation Bank headed by Mr Gopal Murli Bhagat, Executive Director.

The MoU is tailor made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families and includes free / concessional services including free drafts, free cheque books, free funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS / NEFT, free ATM cards, Unlimited transactions on all ATMs including that of other Banks. Some important features of the MoU include Personal Accident Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs, Air Insurance Cover of Rs 5 to 50 lacs and Term Life Insurance Cover of Rs 5 & 10 lacs. All the facilities are also extended to the pensioners except Term Life Insurance Cover.

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Basic pension of ex-servicemen increased 2.57 times: President Pranab Mukherjee

Basic pension of ex-servicemen increased 2.57 times: President Pranab Mukherjee

Pokhara (Nepal): The basic pension of ex-servicemen of the Indian Army has increased by 2.57 times as compared to pension of December 31, 2015, President Pranab Mukherjee today said here while addressing ex-servicemen of the Gurkha regiments in the Indian Army.

Mukherjee, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, lauded the valour and discipline of the Gurkha soldiers in guarding the borders of India.

Mukherjee, who is on a three-day state visit to Nepal, visited the Pension Office for Gurkha ex-servicemen here in the last segment as large number of these soldiers live here after retirement.

The scenic Pokhara Valley, nestled in the shadow of towering snowcapped peaks of Dhaulgiri, Machapuchare, and Annapurna is home to a large number of soldiers of the famed Gurkha regiments in the Indian Army.

The President received a warm welcome here with people dressed in traditional clothes carrying flags of India and Nepal had lined up the roads from airport to hotel where he stayed briefly and then from hotel to pension office of the Gurkha regiments ex-servicemen.

People stood there throughout the stay of the President who was in the city for nearly an hour playing drums, dancing and waving as his convoy passed through the streets of Pokhara city.

“According to the seventh Pay Commission the basic pension has increased 2.57 times under the One Rank One Pension scheme as compared to basic pension on December 31, 2015,” Mukherjee said.

He said being the supreme commander of the Indian defence forces, it was a matter of great satisfaction and pride that all the welfare schemes of ex-servicemen are being implemented in Nepal on time.

The President said there are 32,000 Gurkha soldiers in Indian Army besides 1.26 lakh ex-servicemen from the community. Mukherjee said India will never hesitate to take all possible steps for the welfare of ex-servicemen.

“Every year about Nepalese Rs (NPR) 3,100 crore of pensions is being distributed in Nepal. In the current financial year, the target is to distribute about NPR 4,000 crore of pension as per One Rank One Pension and Seventh Pay Commission,” he said.

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Age limit for entry into various entry schemes in Army & Shortage of Officers in Army

Age limit for entry into various entry schemes in Army & Shortage of Officers in Army

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2423
ANSWERED ON: 11.03.2016

Shortage of Officers in Army

KIRTI (JHA) AZAD
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether there is a shortage of Officers in the Indian Army against the total number of sanctioned posts for officers, if so, the details thereof;

(b) the age limit of officers in combat and combat support cadres at present; and

(c) whether the Government is considering to lower the age limit of officers in combat and combat support cadres, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) to (c): A statement is attached.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2423 FOR ANSWER ON 11.3.2016

(a) In Army (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service), as on 01.07.2015, against the authorized strength of 49,631 officers, held strength of officers was 40,525 with a shortage of 9,106 officers.

(b) Age limit for entry into various entry schemes in Army is as under:

S. No.     Entry scheme     Age limit
(i)     National Defence Academy     16½ to 19½ years
(ii)     Combined Defence Services     19 to 22 years
(iii)     Technical Graduate Course Entry     20 to 27 years
(iv)     National Cadet Corps Special Entry
[Short Service Commission (Non Technical)]     19 to 25 years
(v)     University Entry Scheme     18 to 24 years (pre-final year)
19 to 25 years (final year)
(vi)     Short Service Commission (Non Technical)     19 to 25 years
(vii)     Short Service Commission (Technical)     20 to 27 years
(viii)     10 + 2 (Technical Entry Scheme)     16½ to 19½ years
(ix)     Army Cadet College (from Other Ranks)     20 to 27 years
(x)     Special Commissioned Officers (from Other Ranks).     28 to 35 years.

(c) Presently, there is no proposal to lower the age limit for entry of officers in Indian Army.

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Indian Army faces shortage of 9,106 officers

Indian Army faces shortage of 9,106 officers

There is a shortage of 9,106 officers in the Indian Army and 1,265 officers in the Navy, the government said Tuesday.

“In army (excluding Army Medical Corps, Army Dental Corps and Military Nursing Service), as on July 1, 2015, against the authorised strength of 49,631 officers, held strength of officers is 40,525 with shortage of 9,106,” Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in a written response to a question in Lok Sabha.

The Navy, as on January 31, 2016, faced shortage of 1,265 officers. As of November 1, 2015, Air Force did not show any shortage of officers, Parrikar said.

The expenditure incurred on salary and allowances in financial year 2014-15 was Rs 94,233 crore for defence personnel and 35,458 crore for para-military forces.

Replying to another question, he said the strength of woman officers in the Indian Coast Guard is 27, which includes 17 pilots and 10 observers. The woman officers, employed for aviation duties, are involved in operations like prevention of illegal activities at sea and maritime surveillance.

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PM visits 1965 war memorials in Punjab; spends Diwali with officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces

PM visits 1965 war memorials in Punjab; spends Diwali with officers and jawans of the Indian Armed Forces

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today visited three memorials in Punjab which commemorate some of the spectacular successes of the Indian Armed Forces in the 1965 war.

The Prime Minister visited the Dograi War Memorial, and the Barki War Memorial. The battles of Dograi and Barki were decisive successes achieved by the Indian Army during the 1965 war.

The Prime Minister visited Asal Uttar, the site of one of the biggest ever tank battles, where the Indian Armed Forces achieved a major victory. The battle of Asal Uttar is remembered for the heroics of Veer Abdul Hamid, who was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra. The Prime Minister paid homage by laying a wreath on the memorial of Abdul Hamid.

The Prime Minister greeted and interacted with officers and jawans of the Indian Army and Air Force, at Dograi War Memorial, Barki War Memorial, and Air Force Station – Halwara.

The Prime Minister said that everyone wishes to spend Diwali with his or her family, and therefore, just as he had visited Siachen last year, he has chosen to spend Diwali with the officers and jawans of the Armed Forces this year as well. He said that as this year marked the 50th anniversary of the 1965 war, he has chosen to visit locations where the brave soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces had shed blood and made the supreme sacrifice during that war.

The Prime Minister said that the long-pending issue of One-Rank, One Pension has been resolved, and it has been granted.

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Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

As per news media reports quoting the statistics released by World Economic Forum, Employees Strength of Indian Railways and Indian Army are among top 10 employers in the world. While Railways has employed as many as 1.4 Million (14 lakh) employees and positioned in Rank 8 biggest Employer in the world, Indian Army is at Rank 9 among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World with Army Personnel strength of 1.3 Million (13 lakh).

Central Government Employees strength

Interestingly, the combined strength of Central Government Employees in India (including Railway Employees) is around 30.50 lakh as per statistics presented in Parliament in 2014.

Click here to check the report on Total Stength of Central Government Employees in India presented in Parliament

Even after excluding Railway Employee strength in the figure released by Govt in 2014, total number of central government employees including defence civilian employees is to the extent of 16.80 lakh (1.6 Million). But combined employee strength of all Ministries of Central Government has not been taken in to account in the survey by World Economic Forum.

Click here to get Central Government Employees census as on March 2011 and released in April 2014 by Ministry of Labour and Employment

Ministry wise Central Government Employees Strength (as per Census 2011)

Sl. No.

Ministry

Number of regular

Employees

% age to the total

1

2

3

4

1.

Communications & IT

2,16,490

7.01

2.

Defence (Civilian)

3,75,309

12.16

3.

Finance

1,03,927

3.37

4.

Home Affairs

8,01,092

25.95

5.

Railways

13,28,199

43.02

6.

Others

2,62,261

8.49

TOTAL

30,87,278

100.00

According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world’s biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.

Second is People’s Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers, the report said, adding that “…175,000 of Walmart’s staff work for UK supermarket chain, Asda”.

McDonald’s is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees, however, as the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 4,20,000 when they are excluded, the report said.

UK’s National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.

Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.

Hon Hai Precision Factory (better known as the electronics manufacturer Foxconn) comes in at 10th place with 1.2 million people.

Source: 1. Census 2011

2. Times of India

3. Wikipedia

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Indian Army Employment goes on Internet – www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

Indian Army Employment goes on Internet – www.joinindianarmy.nic.in

 

Indian Army Recruitment Goes Online

 

Lt Gen Philip Campose, Vice Chief of Army Staff launched a new website, www.joinindianarmy.nic.in, of the Directorate General of Recruiting for selection of Officers, Junior Commission Officers (JCOs) & Other Ranks (OR) from the precincts of the South Block today.

 

This dynamic website is keeping in pace with the automation of Recruitment in the Army and will synergise and enhance the selection procedures. Candidates from all across India will have access to information about career options in the Army, make suitable choices and apply online. Kiosks based Central Govt and State Govt Common Service Centres (CSC) will enable candidates to apply from the remotest areas. The facilities of the website for applying as Officers, JCOs and OR will be available with effect from 01 Jul 2015.

 

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MoU Signed Between Indian Army and State Bank of India on the Defence Salary Package

MoU Signed Between Indian Army and State Bank of India on the Defence Salary Package

 

Press Information Bureau

Government of India

Ministry of Defence

23-February-2015

MoU Signed Between Indian Army and State Bank of India

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Army and State Bank of India (SBI) on the Defence Salary Package on 23 Feb 2015. The signing in ceremony was chaired by the Adjutant General, Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma and was attended by top dignitaries of SBI Bank, headed by Dr Vaidyan MG, Dy MD (Retail Strategy).

 

The first MoU between SBI and the Indian Army was signed in 2011 and was valid for a period of three years. The revised MoU is tailor-made to suit the requirements of serving soldiers, pensioners and families. A number of additional facilities have been incorporated in the revised MoU after concerted efforts spanning over a year.

 

The basic features of the MoU include a number of free / concessional services like free drafts, free cheque books, free funds transfers to any bank in India through RTGS / NEFT, free ATM cards etc. The provision also includes the Nepal Express Remittance Scheme which enables instant fund transfers to Nepal for the benefit of the Nepali Domicile Gorkha Soldiers serving in the Indian Army.

 

Additional improved features are linking of the Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) to the Savings account instead of the debit card, enhancement of the PAI amounts, enhancement of the exemption percentage of margin money for house and car loans and waiving off of the processing charges on the loans. The revised MoU will benefit almost 19.5 lakh pensioners and 10 lakh serving personnel who hold Pay or Pension accounts with SBI and also provide them an opportunity to access modern banking facilities.

 

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Col Rohan Anand, SM

PRO (Army)

PIB

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