Latest Details of Premature Retirement and Suicides in Armed Forces
Suicides by Army Personnel
The details of number of incidents of suicide in the defence forces during last three years and the current year, force-wise & year-wise is as under:
Some of the reasons for committing suicide are family issues/ domestic problems, marital discord, perceived grievances and personal issues etc.
The details of number of officers and Other Ranks who have applied for premature retirement during the last three years and the current year are as under:-
* As on 1.10.2017
** upto March 2017
Various steps have been taken by the Armed Forces to create healthy/ appropriate environment for their Officers and Other Ranks. Some of these steps are as under:-
Provision of better quality of facilities such as clothing, food, married accommodation, travel facilities, schooling, recreation etc. and periodic welfare meeting.
Conduct of yoga and meditation as a tool for stress management.
Training & deployment of psychological counsellors.
Institutionalization of projects ‘MILAP’ and ‘SAHYOG’ by Army in Northern & Eastern Command to reduce stress among troops. A ‘Mansik Sahayata Helpline’ have been established by Army & Air Force to take professional counselling. Mental Health Awareness is provided during pre-induction training.
Formation of Military Psychiatry Treatment Centre at INHS Asvini and establishment of Mental Health Centres in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Port Blair, Goa and Karwar.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Darshana Vikram Jardosh and Shri Dushyant Chautala in Lok Sabha today.