While the Indian Army is facing a shortage of over 7,900 officers, more than 90,000 vacancies for soldiers including junior commissioned officers are also lying vacant, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said in a written reply to the query raised the Rajya Sabha.
The Navy, which is considered third in terms of the size among all the three defense forces, stands second in terms of manpower shortages as it is short of 1,190 officers and 11,927 sailors in its ranks.
Bhatt informed that the Army was short of 7,912 officers and 90,640 soldiers in its ranks and efforts are being made to fill up these vacancies.
On the Indian Air Force, Bhatt said, “The IAF was short of 610 officers and 7,104 men in its ranks.”
Bhatt said that the government has taken a number of measures to reduce the shortages.
“These, inter-alia, include sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career,” added Bhatt.
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, he further said.
According to the Defence Ministry, 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.
JKSSB recruitment 2021: Applications invited for 462 vacancies, check details
Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) has invited applications for various posts in the Jal Shakti, Horticulture, and Agriculture Production & Farmer’s Welfare Department. The online application process will commence on October 9 and the last date to apply is November 9.
Interested candidates can check the official website of JKSSB at jkssb.nic.in.
Candidates should be the domicile of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as defined by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
JKSSB recruitment 2021 vacancy details: This recruitment drive is being conducted to fill 462 vacancies out of which 163 vacancies are for Jal Shakti department, 198 vacancies are in the Horticulture department and 101 vacancies are in the Agriculture Production & Farmer’s Welfare Department.
JKSSB recruitment 2021 application fee: The candidates have to pay ₹350 as the application fee.
JKSSB recruitment 2021 age limit: The upper age limit is 40 years for OM candidates. The age limit is 43 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST, RBA, ALC/IB, EWS, Phari speaking people( PSP ), and social cast. The age limit for the Physically challenged person is 42 years. The age limit for the Ex-Serviceman is 48 years and 40 years for the Government Service/Contractual Employment.
Admin relaxes age limit for entry into govt jobs. Check details
The Ladakh administration has decided to relax the age limit for entry into government service by two years. As per the new directive, the upper age limit for the reserved category candidates has been increased from 43 years to 45 years, for the general category candidates from 40 to 42 years and for the physically challenged candidates from 42 to 44 years.
It also issued an order to temporarily define ‘Resident of Union territory of Ladakh’ for the purpose of appointment to all non-gazetted posts.
As per the Ladakh Resident Certificate Order 2021, any person who possesses a Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issued by the competent authority in the districts of Leh and Kargil or belongs to a category of persons who would have been eligible to be issued PRC by the competent authority shall be eligible to receive the Resident Certificate.
“The Administration of Union territory of Ladakh issued an order to temporarily define ‘Resident of Union territory of Ladakh’ for the purpose of appointment to all the non-gazetted posts borne on the establishment of any department or service of Administration of Union territory of Ladakh,” an official spokesman said.
The order said children of persons possessing PRC or children of persons who belonged to a category of persons who would have been eligible to be issued the PRC by the competent authority in the districts of Leh and Kargil shall also be eligible to receive the Resident Certificate.
The provisions of this order authorises tehsildar or any other officer notified by the administration as the competent authority to issue the Resident Certificate, the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, the upper age limit for the entry into government services against all posts meant for direct recruitment other than those pertaining to gazetted officers has also been increased.
The spokesperson said, the upper age limit has been enhanced for the reserved category candidates from 43 years to 45 years, for the general category candidates from 40 to 42 years and for the physically challenged candidates from 42 to 44 years
The order further states that this age relaxation would be a one-time exception and it shall remain in force for a period of two years, he said.
JKPSC Recruitment 2021: Apply for 173 Assistant Professor Posts,Domicile Mandatory
The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission (JKPSC) has invited online applications to recruit assistant professors in Jammu & Kashmir. The last date to apply for the post is October 7, 2021. The application process will start on September 8.
One hundred seventy-three posts of assistant professors will be filled in degree colleges of Jammu and Kashmir. For this, the application process is going to start on September 8. The Jammu and Kashmir Public Service Commission issued a notification for this on Friday.
Name of the post- Number of posts
Environmental Science- 15
Computer Application/ BCA/ MCA- 1
Political Science- 23
Islamic Studies- 5
Tour & Travel- 2
Information & Technology- 7
BBA/MBA & Management- 5
Candidates belonging to the open merit category should not be more than 40 years and born after January 1, 2003, or before January 1, 1981. Candidates belonging to RBA, SC, ST, EWS, ALC/IB, PSP and OSC categories should not be more than 43 years old and born after January 1, 2003, or born after January 1, 1978. Candidates belonging to the PHC category should not be more than 42 years and born before January 1, 2003, or born after January 1, 1977.
The applicant’s educational qualification is PG, NET, JRF, SET and MPhil. Candidates will get bonus points on Graduation, Post Graduation, NET, JRF, MPhil, PhD, Publishing, Experience, Medal, NCC Certificate in Interview.
Domicile is mandatory for application. One thousand rupees for general category candidates, 500 rupees for reserved category candidates and a free application fee for handicapped. The interview centres will be set up at two locations, Jammu and Srinagar.
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