The number of posts lying vacant in the Armed forces are as follows:
The Government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages. This inter-alia includes sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, and publicity campaigns to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.
To encourage the youth to join the Armed Forces, motivational lectures are regularly organized in schools/colleges/other educational institutes and National Cadet Corps (NCC) camps
Further, the Government has taken various steps to make the job in the Armed Forces attractive including improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces and to fill up vacancies.
The state-wise strength of JCOs/ORs in the Army, Airmen in the Air Force (including Nepal), and Sailors in the Navy is as under:
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Neeraj Dangi in Rajya Sabha today.