Imparting any training to the Armed Forces personnel before their retirement – Minister replied in Parliament
Imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel
While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17th March 2015 regarding the imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel and particularly before their retirement. The Minister of State for Defence Shri.Rao Inderjit Singh replied as follows…
Approximately 60,000 Officers / Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks retire from the Armed Forces every year.
The government provides meaningful professional and vocational training to the retiring Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life after their retirement. The details of training courses organised by Directorate General of Resettlement are at Annexure.
Six months Certificate Course in management is conducted for Officers at IIM Ahmedabad, Indore and Lucknow which enable them to secure decent jobs in private sector. The facility of campus placement is however not available.
ANNEXURE IN RESPECT OF REPLY GIVEN IN PARTS (b) & (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2125 FOR 17.3.2015 REGARDING IMPARTING OF TRAINING TO RETIRING ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL.
RESETTLEMENT TRAINING CONDUCTED BY DGR FOR OFFICERS, JCOs/ORs:
(1) OFFICERS TRAINING: Officers training courses are classified into the following categories:-
(a) Security Courses: Corporate and Industrial Security, Safety and Intelligence Course.
(b) Management courses:
(i) 24 Week Management courses IIMs and other ‘A’ Grade Business schools.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Facility Management etc.
(c) Other courses:
(i) Corporate Social Responsibility.
(iii) Independent Directors course.
(iv) Management of Academic Institutions.
(v) Jet Transition.
(vi) Export & Import.
(vii) Event Management.
(viii) Six Sigma.
(2) JCOs/ORs TRAINING: JCOs/ORs Training courses are classified into the following categories:-
(a) Security and Fire Protection courses:
(i) Assistant Security officers courses.
(ii) Fire and Industrial Safety management.
(iii) Sub Fire Officers course at National Fire College.
(b) Vocational Courses:
(i) Repair of electrical and Electronic appliances.
(ii) X-ray/ECG Technician and Operation Theatre Assistant.
(iii) Advance welding.
(iv) JCB Operator.
(v) AC & Refrigeration.
(c) Management Course:
(i) 24 Week Management courses in renowned institutes.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, business project, entrepreneurship, Insurance, travel and tourism, supply chain management.
(d) IT and Computer Course:
(i) DOEACC ‘O’ level course.
(ii) Computer hardware maintenance.
(iii) Computer networking.
(iv) Desktop publishing.
(v) Book keeping and Accountancy using Tally.
(vi) Microsoft certified professional and solution provider (MCP & MCSP).
(e) Hospitality Courses.
(f) Logistics & Transport Management
(g) Corporate Office Management
(h) Material Management
Military service pay name may be considered as (round the clock service or 24 hours service pay) and the amount may be equal for all ranks or based upon grade pay.
Air Travel may be allowed to Junior Officer (JCO) for Govt duties.
Enrollment after retirement may be in justified manner. For example, If a Sub Maj (clk) enrolls after retirement as a LDC through DCRE, he enrolled in 1900/- grade pay. If a Nk or Hav Junior Engineer i.e. JE (E/M, Civil, Arch) enrolls after retirement as a JE through DCRE he enrolled in 4200/- grade pay which is a huge discrimination with a Junior Officer (JCO) who retired in commissioned rank.
The promotion of Sub Maj to be stopped through DPC. The promotion may be assessed based upon his course’s grading, his military education ability/any examination and civil education standard. Two criteria for Sub Maj promotion should not be implemented i.e. age and only 4 year service. It should be same based on Indain Air Force and Indian Navy.