1. Every commissioned OFFICER attains Rank of LTCol/Commander even if suppressed in promotion. No OFFICER takes PMR before reaching Rank of Lt colonel/Commander.
2. The colonial cousins(officers) were always having aspirations of putting their foot in IAS officers shoes. In 6 th CPC officers managed to upgrade themselves to PAY BAND 4(pay grade of IAS officers). Think of an IAS administrating/ managing a city/district consisting of lakhs of people. And a defence officer managing 50-60 highly disciplined soldiers. But due to selective socialism of Congress party now both IAS and Defense officers are on same pay band.
3. Now after implementation of OROP their biggest beneficiaries’ officers every one of them will be getting Pension equivalent to an IAS, as post OROP every EX OFFICER being in pay band 4. Basic rise from Rs 16400/- to 37700/- Nowhere in the world such a rise is given to anyone.
4. OROP is a conspiracy to give each officer staggering Pension rise.
Once in a while, there are stampedes at these rallies and young men get killed.
Yes, there is no shortage of men willing to join the army as privates or Jawans.
The obvious question which arises is, why some of the non-officer personnel don’t get promoted as officers? I don’t have statistics, but I don’t think many of our Jawans get promoted to ranks beyond Subedar Major
The Indian army has not got over its colonial hangover. In officers' messes, privates serve the officers. The Indian armed forces have not made a serious attempt to make themselves more egalitarian. For example, officers are still provided with batmen. In this day and age, making privates/naval ratings and airmen work for their officers as servants is so disgusting!
The answer to the problem of officer shortage seems simple and straightforward. The armed forces should make it possible for its non-commissioned ranks to enter the hallowed officer class. The emphasis should be less on speaking perfect English and more on having the necessary skill-set and willingness and ability to learn. The Indian armed forces are almost a million strong and of this, the majority are non-officers. Surely it will be possible to select a few thousand of the brightest and best NCOs and JCOs and make officers out of them?
amongst general public.