Recruitment in Army is undertaken on basis of vacancies

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New Delhi: Recruitment in Army is undertaken on basis of vacancies arising on account of retirement, release or due to accretions in force level from time to time.

State / UT wise details of youth recruited into the Indian Army as Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs) and Other Ranks (OR) in the last five years is as under:-

RECRUITMENT OF JCOs/ORs IN INDIAN ARMY IN VARIOUS

STATES/UTs DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS 

S.No. Name of the State/UT Recruiting Year
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
1 Andhra Pradesh 2890 3540 2088 2145 2277
2 Arunachal Pradesh 190 490 267 101 254
3 Assam 1019 1051 867 1082 1227
4 Bihar 4540 3195 3708 3595 3865
5 Chhattisgarh 622 448 394 860 852
6 Delhi 865 1212 1105 1043 806
7 Goa 47 20 2 25 50
8 Gujarat, Dadra Nagar
Haveli (UT), Daman & Diu (UT)
2205 2305 1406 1855 1214
9 Haryana 2452 2770 2536 3533 4340
10 Himachal Pradesh 1687 2317 2448 3207 3072
11 Jammu & Kashmir 2085 2699 2057 2844 2504
12 Jharkhand 1140 707 1480 1042 879
13 Karnataka and Lakshadweep (UT) 1671 2033 1091 1613 1697
14 Kerala 2077 2700 2067 2571 2425
15 Madhya Pradesh 2761 3150 2644 2840 3413
16 Maharashtra 5312 5424 3797 5207 6106
17 Manipur 587 456 687 268 359
18 Meghalaya 91 75 117 145 141
19 Mizoram 94 293 405 102 123
20 Nagaland 134 127 165 137 128
21 Odisha 945 1505 1073 1085 1533
22 Punjab and Chandigarh (UT) 3752 4701 5684 5988 5048
23 Rajasthan 3602 3647 3034 4967 5384
24 Sikkim 108 462 182 72 155
25 Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, A&N Islands (UT) 2377 3081 2200 2567 2622
26 Telangana 0 0 0 820 153
27 Tripura 104 56 133 110 1226
28 Uttar Pradesh 7600 7086 8587 8410 10128
29 Uttarakhand 2585 3036 2022 2704 4390
30 West Bengal 3535 3289 3113 3630 4397
Total 57077 61875 55359 64568 70768

For the recruiting year 2016-17, a total of 53786 vacancies have been allotted.

The Armed Forces have undertaken sustained image projection and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career.  Awareness campaigns, participation in career fairs and exhibitions, advertisements in print and electronic media, motivational lectures in schools, colleges are also some of the other measures taken in this direction.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Savitri Thakur and Shri Deepender Singh Hooda  in Lok Sabha today.

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