No dearth of officers in Army in next 10 years: Army official

In a bid to overcome the shortage of officers in Army, a plan has been chalked out for recruitment drive and seats in the Academy were also being increased, a senior Army official said here on Tuesday.

Mathura: In a bid to overcome the shortage of officers in Army, a plan has been chalked out for recruitment drive and seats in the Academy were also being increased, a senior Army official said here on Tuesday.

"The seats in the Academy are being increased and a plan has been made for recruitment," Lt Gen AB Shivane, GoC, 1 Strike Corps said.

"With the speed, recruitment is going on and in next ten years there would be no dearth of officers in the Army," he told reporters.

According to him, officers, Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and jawans are working unitedly in such a way that dearth of officers is not?being felt, he said.

Recently Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had told Lok Sabha that there is 17 per cent shortage of officers in armed forces and government has set a target of 10 years to fill all the vacancies.

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