Promotion Policy for Armed Forces Officers
Promotion Policy in Armed Forces for Officers of Three Wings – question regarding Promotion Policy for the Officers of three wings of Armed forces was raised in Lok Sabha
A question regarding Promotion Policy for the Officers of three wings of Armed forces was raised in Lok Sabha by Shri. Hari Om Singh Rathore, M.P. In a reply to the above question, The Minister of State in the Ministry of defence Shri. Subhash Bhamre has informed the following details..
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1864
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 7TH MARCH, 2018
PROMOTION IN THE ARMED FORCES
1864. SHRI HARIOM SINGH RATHORE: Will the Minister of DEFENCE
be pleased to state:
(a) whether promotion policy for the officers of three wings of armed forces is uniform and if so, the details thereof;
(b) if not, the parameters for promotion in each service; and
(c) whether the policy is approved by the Government, if so, the extent to which the
Government is satisfied with its fairness;
A N S W E R
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(a) Promotion policies of Army, Navy and Air Force are structured to meet the operational and administrative requirements of the respective Services, thus some variations exist in the same.
(b) Promotion policies for select ranks for Indian Army officers are vacancy based and follow the principle of seniority and merit.
The parameters for substantive promotion in Indian Air Force (IAF) for officers other than Medical / Dental branches are stipulated in Air Force Instructions (AFI).
Promotions in Indian Navy are made based on the following broad parameters:
(i) Length of service.
(ii) Qualification in professional examination.
(iii) Mandatory Sea Time (Sea-going Branches / Cadres)
(iv) Medical standard and Vigilance clearance.
(v) Performance reflected in the Confidential Reports.
(c) Promotion policies are promulgated after due approval by the Government.