Thousands of jawans, officers from paramilitary forces quit army for better careers since 2015

New Delhi: In order to get better career options, a disturbing figure of quitting jawans and officer from central paramilitary forces in the last three years, has emerged. A total of 27,862 jawans and officers of forces have taken voluntary retirement and resigned since 2015 till January 31 this year.

The ministry of home affairs’ figures revealed that 14,587 personnel including gazetted officers of central paramilitary forces – CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and Assam Rifles— resigned or took voluntary retirement in 2017 as compared to only 3,422 in 2015 and 8,912 in 2016. The numbers were tabled in Parliament, according to a report in The Times of India.

CRPF and BSF had seen the largest number of jawans and officers giving up their service. When 11,198 personnel have left BSF, that guards India’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh since 2015, 10,620 quit their jobs in CRPF. The CRPF is responsible for law and order duty and fighting extremists in Jammu and Kashmir and north-east.

Out of 11,198 personnel who quit their service, 5,505 jawans, 839 subordinate officers and 71 gazetted officers resigned or took voluntary retirement last year.

A senior official, keeping the trend in consideration, said that a lot of jawans and officers are leaving for better jobs in private sector, like security agencies, companies looking for guards, security advisers. He also said that the trend may go up to the year 2024.