Shortage of Officers in Army
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.
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 year|
Presently, there is no proposal to lower the age limit for entry of officers in Indian Army.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Kirti Azad in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB News