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Saturday, 17 March 2018

Military Service Mandatory for State Government, Central Government Jobs?


Military Service Mandatory for State Government, Central Government Jobs?

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Compulsory Military Training

Aspirants for the state and central government jobs should henceforth serve five years in the military. A proposal to this effect was made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee.

More than 20 countries around the world, including North Korea and Russia, have compulsory military service for all its citizens. Some of these countries have compulsory military service for women too. They insist on this training because they believe that, in addition to instilling a sense of patriotism in its citizens, military training also teaches them discipline and good values.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee has pointed out that there is a shortage of about 7,000 officers and about 20,000 soldiers in the Indian Army. The Indian Air Force is short of 150 officers and 15,000 soldiers; and the Navy is running short of 150 officers and 15,000 lower ranked personnel. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has suggested ways to reduce this growing shortage.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee, under the leadership of Retired Army Major General KC Khanduri, submitted its report on defence. The committee has recommended that a five-year military service be made mandatory for those who are seeking government jobs. The committee believes that the measure would reduce the shortage of human resource in armed forces.

The central institutes that design and implement the various training programmes for government employees could look into it, the committee said. According to statistics, more than 30 lakh people are employed in various central government offices, and more than 2 crore people are employed in the various state government agencies throughout the country.

Central Minister Arun Jaitley had, in July 2014, clarified that the government was not supporting the implementation of compulsory military service in India. But, he also informed that the number of recruits in the National Cadet Crop is increasing.
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TRANSFER AND POSTING OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES


TRANSFER AND POSTING OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2592
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.01.2018)

TRANSFER AND POSTING OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES

2592. SHRI C.S. PUTTA RAJU:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether women appointed in Government Service have been deputed in areas far away from their families;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government proposes to formulate rules for appointment and transfer of single women working in the Ministries; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a)&(b): Respective Ministries / Departments have their own guidelines / policy for transfer and posting of their employees depending upon the specific requirements of that Ministry / Department.
(c) & (d): There is no such proposal under consideration for appointment and transfer of single women working in all Ministries.

Source: http://loksabha.nic.in/
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Enhancement of Reservation for SCs & STs - Rajya Sabha Q&A

ENHANCEMENT OF RESERVATIONS FOR SCs AND STs

No proposal for enhancement of reservation for Scheduled Castes in proportion to their population has been received in this Ministry. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has informed that they received The Telangana Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of seats in Educational Institutions and of appointments or posts in the services under the State) Bill, 2017 through Ministry of Home Affairs for enhancement of reservations for Scheduled Tribes from existing 4% to 10% in the State for comments/views. The Ministry of Tribal Affairs has supported the proposal contained in the Bill.

As per the 9 judge Constitutional Bench judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court in India Sawhney case, total reservation cannot exceed the limit of 50% . Clause (4) of Article 16 of the Constitution of India, which empowers the State to provide reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes & Other Backward Classes speaks of adequate representation and not proportionate representation.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 15.3.2018.
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