Inadequate Weapons and Manpower with Armed Forces





Inadequate Weapons and Manpower with Armed Forces
Provisioning of ammunition for Armed Forces is carried out as per authorized ceiling which caters for war preparedness.  The stocks which are expended during practices and exercises are replenished from time to time in accordance with procurement procedures.

Procurement of ammunition is undertaken on the basis of a Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP) (15 years), Service Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) (5 years) and the Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP) (two years).
Details of the shortage of the officers (excluding medical & dental branch) in the Armed Forces are as under:
Army
(As on 1.7.2014)
Navy
(As on 1.11.2014)
Air Force
(As on 1.11.2014)
7989
1499
357

Government has taken a number of measures to encourage the youth to join Armed Forces to meet the shortages, including sustained image projection and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Further, government has taken various steps to make armed forces jobs attractive.  These include implementation of the recommendation of the VI Central Pay Commission with improved pay structure, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) and improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces.
 This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap and Shri KC Tyagi in Rajya Sabha today.
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