Believe it – Compulsory military services for Government Employees

If recommendation get accepted by Government, like Israel and USA, Military services will also be mandatory for all the Government Employees in India. A Parliamentary panel has recommended five years of compulsory military service for those seeking a subsequent job with the State or central government.

The parliamentary panel even submitted the proposal to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), department responsible for forwarding the recommendation to the Prime Minister – to prepare a proposal in this regard and take this up to the Center.

The panel believes that shortage of personnel in the armed forces can be accommodated by five years of compulsory military service for those seeking government job. Currently, Indian Army alone is short of over 7,000 officers and over 20,000 men. Indian Air Force has a shortage of nearly 150 officers and over 15,000 men and the Indian Navy is short of 150 officers and nearly 15,000 men.

Where as the Central government alone has about 30 lakh employees with the Indian Railways, while the state governments employ about another two crore people. Panel further argued that the Central and State Government Services will also get enriched by the disciplined officers/PBOR. 

Currently, the forces get officer recruits though National Defence Academy (NDA) and Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam. Both the exams are conducted twice a year by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).  Roughly 3-4 lakh people take the exam for 300 odd posts in all three services. 

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