Hundreds of officers of the Indian armed forces have been seeking premature retirement due to one reason or the other. Tabling the figures in the Parliament, the Ministry of Defence said 288 officers sought premature retirement from the Indian Army in the last year alone. The number for the Navy and the Indian Air Force was 122 and 183 officers, respectively.
The three services have a shortage of officers. The Army has a shortage of 11,119 officers against its sanctioned strength of 46,614. The Navy has a shortage of 1,359 officers, while the IAF has a shortage of 1,352. One of the reasons for officers seeking VRS is better options available in the private sector.
-via The Tribune